Susann is a senior social development specialist at the Asian Development Bank and co-led the preparation of ADB’s Operational Plan for Health 2015–2020, which aims to double ADB’s health sector operations by 2020. Besides the strategic work, she focuses on increasing ADB private sector health investments. Susann also holds a position as adjunct associate professor at National University of Singapore, Lew Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Upon entering the development sector, Susann Roth, a senior social development specialist at the Asian Development Bank, quickly realized that improving health outcomes isn't just about having access to funds; it's about the funding mechanisms and the ways in which facilities, projects and services are financed. Here, she explains how bonds, blended finance and private sector collaboration can be leveraged to make steps toward universal health coverage in Asia.