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The ~USD 320 Billion Healthcare Challenge in ASEAN

Date :
  • March 2018

The six major economies in ASEAN – Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore – are facing an unprecedented rise in healthcare cost in the coming decade. Factors including fast growth rates of the elder population amidst high smoking, overweight, and obesity will lead to a massive increase in the need for care and healthcare spending in Southeast Asia. With healthcare cost outpacing economical growth in nearly all ASEAN nations, it is expected that by 2025, total healthcare spending could accelerate up to ~USD 740 billion from the current ~USD 425 billion. That means an increment of ~USD 320 billion will need to be immediately addressed in order to sustain the future of the healthcare industry in Southeast Asia. This white paper explores the reasons behind rising healthcare costs and provides measurable actions for policymakers to take. Businesses could also step in to fill the market gap and become healthcare partners for the public sector in enhancing healthcare efficiency. 



This white paper aims to address these main questions :

  • 01. What are the contributing factors affecting rising healthcare costs in ASEAN?
  • 02. What can be done to lessen the costs in Southeast Asia's healthcare system?
  • 03. What value opportunities are present in Southeast Asia's healthcare sector?

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