ADB's Focus on Health
In the Spotlight
Erikagen Inc., an inclusive business company that runs the Generika Drugstores in the Philippines, now serves thousands of customers across the country, providing affordable generic medicines and quality healthcare services while still turning a profit
ADB's Board of Directors has approved a $30 million policy-based grant to help the government expand healthcare coverage and improve health services in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Effective management and use of geospatial data and technologies can support efforts in achieving universal health coverage in almost every country in Asia and the Pacific, according to an ADB brief.
Australia is providing a $17.65 million grant as additional financing to help fund an ongoing health project, supported by ADB, which is currently delivering high-quality primary healthcare to Papua New Guinea’s rural population.
ADB launched an Operational Plan for Health 2015-2020 in June 2015. The plan describes how ADB will support developing member countries in achieving universal health coverage. Key priorities are in investing in health infrastructure, health governance and financing - all underpinned by investments in information and communications technology and public-private partnerships.