ADB Health Bond Brief 2019
This update explains how ADB is helping Asia and the Pacific move toward universal health coverage.
Under Strategy 2030, ADB supports efforts of developing member countries to achieve universal health coverage by improving the quality and coverage of health care services. In 2017, ADB raised approximately $97 million in health bonds to fund projects in the region. The update highlights health care challenges in the region and explains ADB’s approach to help overcome them. It also provides an overview of two ADB-financed health initiatives: a program to support critical health sector reforms and investments in Papua New Guinea and an elderly care project in the People’s Republic of China.