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)
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
Health Financing (HF)
06 Sep 2023
Thai National Health Accounts 2020-2021 and projection of health expenditure 2022-2024.
By International Health Policy Program Foundation.
Health Financing (HF)
31 Jul 2023
Addressing inequity: the world needs an ambitious pandemic accord.
By da Silva Nunes T , Soliman A , Taguchi K , Matsoso P et al
Health Financing (HF)
22 Jun 2023
Reimagining health security and preventing future pandemics: the NUS–Lancet Pandemic Readiness, Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation Commission.
By Legido-Quigley H , Clark H , Nishtar S , and the Commissioners are Adeyi O et al
Health Financing (HF)
12 Jun 2023
Definition, practice, regulations, and effects of balance billing: a scoping review.
By Viriyathorn S , Witthayapipopsakul W , Kulthanmanusorn A , Rittimanomai S et al