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Private investment is key for improving ASEAN's health resilience

Region's high R&D potential can be tapped in partnership with public sector

| Southeast Asia
A paramedic checks the blood pressure at SS Diabetes Care clinic in Jakarta: ASEAN members are now having to battle "rich world" diseases like diabetes.   © Reuters

Arsjad Rasjid is chairperson of the ASEAN-Business Advisory Council and of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also president director of Indika Energy.

It is time for Southeast Asian nations to explore how they can advance health reform at a regional level and boost health resilience through life sciences research and development.

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