The panel discussion organized by SEA Junction in collaboration with the Equity Initiative, Ashoka Thailand, and the Foundation for Leadership Development Network for Health on 31 January at 5.30-7PM reflected on these health equity issues in the ASEAN countries. Particular attention given to implications of regional development and regionalization processes on vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and to policies and interventions that are or could be pro-equity.

Panel discussion moderated by Piya.Hanvoravongchai, The Equity Initiative Co-Director and Faculty at the Thailand Research Center for Health Services System at Chulalongkorn University, with the following speakers and tentative topics:

  • Kai Hong Phua, “Equity Trends in Southeast Asia: An Overview”
  • Rashidah Shuib, “Gender and Health Issues in Southeast Asia: Mind the Gap?”
  • Eduardo P. Banzon, “Roaming Health Insurance”
  • Jon Ungpakorn, “Universal Health Coverage as a Human Right in the Context of Southeast Asia”

Photos by Rosalia Scoirtino and Kanyawee Seedabut