Improving the quality of care in the public health system in Bangladesh: building on new evidence and current policy levers
New APO HiT Policy Note on "Improving the quality of care in the public health system in Bangladesh" reviews the current policy framework on improving quality of care in the country and provides recommendations and potential policy opportunities in the evolving landscape of health policy in Bangladesh.
The first health system review of Bhutan highlights having evolved and remarkably grown public financed and managed health system in Bhutan in the past five and a half decades despite the difficult geographical terrain and dispersed population settlements. However, there are remaining and emerging epidemiological and health systems challenges including health financing and service delivery. The report concludes with the future prospects of how the country overcomes these challenges in line with achieving SDGs.
The first health system in transition (HiT) review of Indonesia highlights the significant improvement in the overall health status of Indonesian over the last 25 years. However, the country faces remaining and foreseeing challenges in communicable diseases and emerging NCDs. The HiT concludes with the future challenges of expanding coverage of National health insurance scheme (JKN), reducing regional disparities in health-care services, managing resources and engaging private sector.
What is APO?
The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (the APO) is a collaborative partnership of interested governments, international agencies, foundations, and researchers that promotes evidence-informed health system policy regionally and in all countries in the Asia Pacific region.
- Collaboratively identifies priority health system issues across the Asia Pacific region;
- Develops and synthesizes relevant research to support and inform countries’ evidence-based policy development; and
- Builds country and regional health systems research and evidence-informed policy capacity.