Bridging the Gap: Meeting the challenges of healthcare development in South East Asia

Facing rapid population growth and a rising demand for quality healthcare services, South East Asian nations will need to dramatically increase their level of healthcare spending. In fact, many countries will need to double, triple or quadruple their annual investment in health to catch up with average OECD levels of 9.9 percent of GDP. Public private partnerships (PPPs) will be a necessary and growing tool to bridge the gap. In this report, PwC provides insight into South East Asia’s evolving health systems and the changing mix of public and private resources in the provision of healthcare financing. It is the first in a series of regional supplements building on PwC's 2010 publication Build and Beyond: The (r)evolution of healthcare PPPs.