Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia Fact sheet

Social health protection - affordable statutory health insurance or government-funded health services - aims to provide adequate guarantees to protect against the risk of ill health and related financial burden and catastrophe. It plays a crucial role in poverty reduction and access to good health for all. The Luxembourg-funded ILO project “Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in South-East Asia” has for overall goal to help more women and men in Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam access adequate social health protection, under the overall umbrella of national strategies towards UHC and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.