A white paper released by Asia-focused management consulting firm, Solidiance, highlights a massive healthcare challenge of approximately USD 320 billion faced by six major economies in Southeast Asia (ASEAN 6) in the coming decade. Driving these changes are shift in age demographics and unhealthy lifestyle habits. In Thailand alone, overweight and obesity rates in 2016 showed one of the highest among the six ASEAN countries assessed at 31.6% and 9.2% respectively. Solidiance’s latest white paper, “The ~USD 320 billion healthcare challenge in ASEAN”, examines factors affecting rising healthcare costs and provide measurable actions to improve the industry overtime.

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