Who Will Pay for Asia's Double Burden? Innovative Financing is Needed to Address an Unprecedented Burden of Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases

Publication | November 2011

The 11th edition of Development Asia looks into the double burden of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in Asia and the Pacific.

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Asian and Pacific countries are facing unprecedented challenges related to health care. While wealthier countries tend to suffer from noncommunicable ailments, such as cancer and diabetes, and poorer countries from communicable diseases, like malaria and dengue, many parts of Asia and the Pacific are plagued by both. This edition of Development Asia explores the double burden of disease that political leaders in the region are grappling to address. At the root of this problem is health financing. Simply put: how do governments and their private sector partners provide solutions that keep the poor from suffering catastrophic health care costs?


  • Getting Better
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Contributors
  • Off the Press
  • On the Web
  • The Big Read: Catastrophic Costs
  • The Big Picture: Burden of Health Costs
  • Double Burden
  • Human vs. Bug
  • Islands of Health
  • Health for Hire
  • Off the Shelf
  • Tiny Loans, Big Questions
  • Profiles in Development: What Works
  • Reconnaissance: Shop Fair
  • On the Record

Additional Details

  • Health
  • Health finance


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