Search Tag: poverty

Executive Health Management

5 Billion People Lack Access to Surgery

2015 29 Apr

According to a major international study published in The Lancet, two thirds of the world's population have no access to basic surgery and anaesthesia — more than double the number in previous estimates. This means millions of people are dying from treatable conditions like appendicitis, fractures, or obstructed labour.The study shows that five billion... Read more

Executive Health Management

Randomised Trials in Healthcare Delivery

2015 21 Apr

Economists and other academic researchers have increasingly been using randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to study all sorts of things, including how to best fight poverty. In the area of healthcare delivery, however, the use of RCTs is still not common — which is surprising given that the link between healthcare and poverty is strong, according to... Read more


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