ACCESS Health at Economist Impact: Future of Healthcare Week Asia 2022


Sejal Mistry, Regional Director at ACCESS Health International, participated in a panel session at this year’s Economist Impact Future of Healthcare Week Asia. The theme of the panel centered around healthcare financing trends, and how to prioritize health spending to achieve universal healthcare.

During the session, panelists discussed how healthcare spending across countries is slowing despite rising inflation, as governments seeking to repair budget deficits after the pandemic. More challenges loom in the horizon, such as the rise in burden of chronic and non-communicable diseases. New innovative financing models are required to fund future healthcare services in Asia. Corporate health insurance was discussed as a means of boosting universal health coverage in the post-pandemic era. To achieve this goal, panelists stressed the importance of a multi-stakeholder ecosystem across the public, private, and civil sector.