Over $4.3B Pledged by G7 in COVID-19 Fight, More Funds Needed
G7 leaders have collectively pledged over $4.3 billion to the ACT Accelerator partnership to develop and distribute effective tests,... Read more
Health Information Systems: How Do Countries Perform?
The World Health Organization has released its ‘ Global report on health data systems and capacity, 2020 ’ based on the analysis of health... Read more
Why is Israel’s Vaccination Programme So Successful?
With Israel being the global leader in COVID-19 vaccine administration per capita, there are several factors that have ensured the success... Read more
(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)? COVID-19 ‘Immunity Passports’ through ethical lens
The Role of Telecardiology - Lessons from COVID-19 A Missed Opportunity or a New Hope?
Building a Blueprint to Implement VBHC at Operational Level
Digital Health Diplomacy in Chained Globalised Health Context
Charitable Institutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Pisa Experience
“Cancer is a mobile disease. It changes while you look at it. Treat it like tuberculosis; 4 drugs for one year, at the same time!” Professor David Tuveson, CSHL We do not execute what we already know! Patients are dying because the scientific knowledge that is available today is not implemented to improve the... Read more
In the UK the incidence numbers are going down, which is a relief to see and to feel. I was pretty down at the beginning of 2021 and hope seemed far away. Four weeks down the line, and I am happier again. I can see what the huge vaccination programme (over 13% of the U.K. population has been vaccinated) has brought... Read more
A pandemic-free text. In a season of inaugural addresses, I am humbled to have one of my own... As this new year begins, I begin it with the launch of this column – a space where, once a month, I will serve as an observer in this ever-expanding healthcare ecosystem. From my vantage point as a business school law... Read more
2020 18 Dec
1 in 5 advanced fibrosis patients evolves to cirrhosis in as little as two and a half years. The liver is the largest gland in the human body and, weighing roughly two kilograms, it is the second largest organ after the skin. Its varied functions include supplying the brain with glucose, filtering toxins out of the blood, producing proteins,... Read more
2020 23 Apr
Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more vulnerable to the illness. Plus, the germs that patients... Read more
2020 23 Apr
HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial... Read more