The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) is presenting to you a seminar on "Health Care Reforms in Vietnam", to be conducted by Professor M. Ramesh on 1st March 2011 (Tuesday), 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., at Room B1-1/F-14, Tai Po Campus.
In the face of rising health care expenditures and deteriorating access, the Vietnamese government has launched ambitious health care reforms. The main component of the reform consists of expanding health insurance coverage and benefit levels. Professor Ramesh will argue that the reforms are unlikely to succeed without first fixing the fee-for-service (FFS) payment system. Indeed, expansion of insurance in the context of FFS is likely to further increase expenditures and eventually undermine access.
Professor Ramesh is a distinguished academic in public policy and governance in Asia. He was Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong. Before that he had worked at the National University of Singapore, The University of Sydney, University of New England and Victoria University of Wellington. Specialising in public policy and governance in Asia, Professor Ramesh has authored and edited many books, including Public Policy Primer (2010), Studying Public Policy (3rd Edition. 2009), Transforming Asian Governance (2009), Deregulation and Its Discontents (2006), Social Policy in East and Southeast Asia (2004), Welfare Capitalism in Southeast Asia (2000), and The Political Economy of Canada (1999). He has also published extensively in reputed international journals. He is the Co-Editor of Policy and Society as well as World Political Science Review.
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