Engendering Concerted National Efforts towards Improved Health Outcomes in the ASEAN: Status, Challenges, Targets, and Ways Forward
This paper reviews ASEAN's efforts to improve health outcomes in the region and describes the prospects for health post 2015. It reviews the ASEAN performance on the blueprint for health and describes the regional vision for the three clusters of promoting a healthy lifestyle, strengthening health systems and access to care, and ensuring food safety. It then provides the indicators and targets in 16 specific areas. The paper focuses on the status, targets, and challenges in each of these 16 areas.