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You might remember 1976. The summer was sweltering, Concorde took to the skies and Abba had a hit with ‘Money, Money, Money’ - the second success from their chart-topping album Arrival, which catapulted them to global stardom.   The arrival of Christmas last year illustrated how England’s National Health Service (NHS) is struggling with thousands... Read more

More than 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdose, according to the National Vital Statistics System. Prescription painkillers are at the root of this epidemic, and healthcare providers can help make a dent in these alarmingly fatal statistics. Opioid prescription rates In the 90s, doctors began prescribing opioids to manage chronic pain,... Read more

Due to the immense need to increase efficiency and improve both service quality and patient safety, digital transformation of the healthcare system has become an imperative and not an option. In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, overall demand for healthcare is anticipated by McKinsey to increase by 240 percent over the next 20 years. However, the... Read more

The healthcare challenges created by an ageing population are well documented. But with the NHS coming under ever increasing pressure to address bed blocking that is acknowledged to affect service provision across every hospital, the problems associated with elderly patients – especially with so many living alone – is fast becoming a priority. Yet... Read more

More than 115 Americans die from opioid overdoses daily, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The cost to deal with opioid drug abuse, including healthcare, lost productivity, criminal justice involvement and addiction treatment, has climbed to over $78 billion a year. To say this is a large problem would be an understatement.... Read more

Over the last twenty years, Africa’s population has increased by 2.5% per year and by 2050, the population is expected to rise to about 2.4 billion, with some of the countries doubling or even tripling their numbers; making Africa the region with the largest population growth. This places the continent in a favourable position with a large proportion... Read more

Beside the new European Medical Device Regulation (MDR), there is another major regulatory challenge for the current medical device industry - the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP).MDR came into force in early 2017, whereas MDSAP will become mandatory for all manufacturers who want to sell their medical devices in Canada in 2019 and in the... Read more

Good Health is something that all of us look forward to. Many a times we also take it for granted. Caring for our health is an intrinsic part of our daily lives. We watch what we eat, we exercise, we consume tonnes of advice on managing our health needs and we visit healthcare facilities when we believe we need expert care. When we engage with a healthcare... Read more

This question is taken from the descriptor for the panel discussion ‘Prioritising Women’s Health’ at the Health Care Summit taking place on the 10th of October 2017. What is the state of women’s health? Women’s health remains an unfinished agenda.  Health interventions and infrastructures are dominated by short term rather than long term objectives. ... Read more

The 2015 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set the target of access to "safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all”, access to medicines long recognised as integral to achieving the right to health.  Yet the SDGs also stressed the need for coordination and cooperation -  emphasising the role of trade, partnership... Read more


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