Call for Expressions of Interest

The APO invites expressions of interest from experienced researchers in the areas of health systems and policies based in the Asia Pacific region wishing to serve as an APO Internal Review Panel (IRP) member. Deadline for submission of application is on 26 September, 2016.

If you have any queries, please contact the Secretariat at apobservatory@who.int.

Cambodia HiT Policy Note

Since 1990s Cambodia has made significant progress in rebuilding its health system through an extended process of health reform. However, the benefits of progress have not been shared equally by all parts of the population.

Thailand HiT Policy Note

Ever since it achieved Universal Health Coverage in 2002, Thailand has had high levels of financial risk protection. The entire population is protected from financial hardship when they need to use services and the incidence of catastrophic health expenditure and medical impoverishment has consistently declined to a very low level in this period.


The Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies (the APO) is a collaborative partnership of interested governments, international agencies, foundations, and researchers that promotes evidence-informed health system policy regionally and in all countries in the Asia Pacific region.

The APO:

  • • Collaboratively identifies priority health system issues across the Asia Pacific region;
  • • Develops and synthesizes relevant research to support and inform countries’ evidence-based policy   development; and
  • • Builds country and regional health systems research and evidence-informed policy capacity.

Contact information

P.O. Box 2932
1000 Manila
Philippines
Telephone: (+63 2) 528 8001
Fax: (+63 2) 521 1036 or 526 0279