This chapter includes the following articles.
The health sector in the Philippines is undergoing a period of development and reform. The long-awaited move to universal health care (UHC) is now within sight, with the government focused on improving the delivery of public health care and encouraging investment in the sector. While the health system is currently tackling multiple burdens and is limited by human resource constraints, the enactment of the UHC Bill will bring increased funding to the sector and provide greater coverage to the Filipino people. Through increased engagement with the growing private sector, progress is being made towards a more integrated and robust health system that is ready to take on these challenges. This chapter also contains an interview with Francisco Duque III, Secretary, Department of Health.