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ADB Health Bond 2018

Publication | December 2018
ADB Health Bond 2018

This brief presents challenges in the health sector of Asia and the Pacific, and discusses how health bonds are a possible solution.

Under Strategy 2030, ADB has committed to playing a leading role in expanding interventions in health, and continue to support developing member countries (DMCs) in pursuing universal health coverage by improving the quality and coverage of health care services. It will support reforms in health financing, including health insurance systems, to improve access to quality health care services and reduce out-of-pocket expenses incurred by the poor.

In 2017, ADB raised approximately $97 million equivalent in health bond to finance health projects in Asia and the Pacific region.

This brief highlights challenges in the region’s health sector and the solution to address them. It also features two ADB-financed health programs in Mongolia and in Papua New Guinea.