RESEARCH THEME

Universal Health Coverage

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) theme has wide range of scope to response to health systems and UHC. For example, our ongoing research issues are the health system in transition review, comparing cross-country health system, assessment of effective coverage and access to health services, intrinsic capacity of ageing population, urban primary health care system in Bangkok, etc.           

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.
83%
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) index (SDG 3.8.1),Year : 2019
1.9%
Thai population falls in to catastrophic health expenditure (SDG 3.8.2),Year : 2020

Our collaboration

  • The Office of the Prime Minister Bureau of Policy and Strategy, Ministry of Public Health
  • National Statistical Office of Thailand
  • Social Security Office, Ministry of Labour
  • Thai Health Promotion Foundation
Publications
UHC
01 Dec 2022
Effective coverage of diabetes and hypertension: an analysis of Thailand’s national insurance database 2016–2019.
By Rajatanavin N , Witthayapipopsakul W , Vongmongkol V , Saengruang N et al
UHC
08 May 2022
Universal access to comprehensive COVID-19 services for everyone in Thailand.
By Tangcharoensathien V , Sachdev S , Viriyathorn S , Sriprasert K et al
UHC
20 Nov 2021
Paths towards Universal Health Coverage: beyond political commitments.
By Tangcharoensathien V , Patcharanarumol W , Kulthanmanusorn A , Pablos-Mende A
UHC
17 Feb 2021
Participatory and responsive governance in universal health coverage: an analysis of legislative provisions in Thailand.
By Marshall AI , Kantamaturapoj K , Kiewnin K , Chotchoungchatchai S et al
UHC
16 Dec 2020
Performance of Thailand’s universal health coverage scheme: evaluating the effectiveness of annual public hearings.
By Kantamaturapoj K , Marshall AI , Chotchoungchatchai S , Kiewnin K et al
UHC
01 Dec 2020
Listen to the voice of citizens: implementing a call centre in Thailand’s Universal Coverage Scheme.
By Tangcharoensathien V , Pichetkul D , Patcharanarumol W , Thammathataree J
UHC
12 Nov 2020
Political economy of Thailand's tax-financed universal coverage scheme.
By Tangcharoensathien V , Thammatach-aree J , Witthayapipopsakul W , Viriyathorn S et al
UHC
21 Sep 2020
Financial risk protection of Thailand’s universal health coverage: results from series of national household surveys between 1996 and 2015.
By Tangcharoensathien V , Tisayaticom K , Suphanchaimat R , Vongmongkol V et al