RESEARCH THEME

Health Financing (HF)

Health Financing and Universal Health coverage (UHC) is the first theme in IHPP. At the beginning, it gathered a group of researchers whose aim was to provide evidence support for the introduction of UHC in Thailand.
A notable piece of research was the ‘1202 Baht capitation rate’, which was used to estimate the budget needed for implementing Universal Coverage Scheme in 2002. The theme contributes to evidence-based policies mainly on health financing, for example, National Health Account, public financial management system, unit cost of public hospitals, national AIDS spending specific to AIDS, and monitoring on financing risk protection indicators.

Our challenge

Although Thailand is well-known for the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) since 2002, there are rooms for improvement toward the health system that be sustainability, adequacy, fairness, equity, efficiency, quality, responsiveness, and affordability. Carefully designed and implemented health financing policies is our work to address these issues.
16.5%
Share of General Government Health Expenditures (GGHE) in General Goverment Expenditures (GGE)
1.9%
Thai population falls in to catastrophic health expenditure (SDG 3.8.2),

Our approach

IHPP conduct research linked with national and global health agenda. We contribute expertise in technical issues and research skills especially in health financing with strong international collaboration and partnership with national UHC alliance. including Ministry of Public Health, National Health Security Office, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, and National Health Commission Office etc. We serve as national focal point of National Health Account and Monitoring SDG 3.8.2.
National Health Account (NHA)
The International Health Policy Program (IHPP) has been designated by the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand to be the national focal point of the producing National Health Accounts (NHA) of Thailand.
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Publications
Health Financing (HF)
10 May 2024
Health insurance schemes and their influences on healthcare variation in Asian countries: a realist review and theory’s testing in Thailand.
By Witthayapipopsakul W , Viriyathorn S , Rittimanomai S , van der Meulen J et al
Health Financing (HF)
08 Apr 2024
Tying health taxes to health promotion is popular and effective in Thailand.
By Tangcharoensathien V , Vathesatogkit P , Buasai S
Health Financing (HF)
22 Mar 2024
Governance, policy, and health systems responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand: a qualitative study.
By Tuangratananon T , Rajatanavin N , Khuntha S , Rittimanomai S et al
Health Financing (HF)
04 Mar 2024
Digital health solutions to improve health care: a call for papers.
By Lakhotia D , Suphanchaimat R , Patcharanarumol W , Labrique A , Tangcharoensathien V
Health Financing (HF)
01 Jan 2024
Factors affecting access to assistive devices among older persons: an analysis of Thai Older Persons Surveys from 2002 to 2017.
By Rittimanomai S , Witthayapipopsakul W , Vongmongkol V , Viriyathorn S
Health Financing (HF)
22 Nov 2023
บัญชีรายจ่ายสุขภาพแห่งชาติ พ.ศ. 2563-2564.
By มูลนิธิเพื่อการพัฒนานโยบายสุขภาพระหว่างประเทศ.
Health Financing (HF)
20 Sep 2023
Effective infodemic management: a substantive article of the pandemic accord.
By Taguchi K , Matsoso P , Driece R , da Silva Nunes T et al
Health Financing (HF)
06 Sep 2023
Incidence of catastrophic health spending in Indonesia: insights from a Household Panel Study 2018–2019.
By Fattah RA , Cheng QL , Thabrany H , Susilo D et al