News

30
Nov

Digital healthcare revolution is coming

Goldman Sachs says a digital healthcare revolution is coming — and it could save America $300 billion The United States spends 18% of its GDP on healthcare each year. Though this percentage far exceeds that of other developed economies, government projections say it will only continue to rise in the coming years. It is often

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27
Nov

A training transformation in reproductive health

A pre-service reproductive health training class at the St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. University of Michigan’s new Center for International Reproductive Health Training integrates family planning training into medical education, with the aim of enabling health professionals to provide more comprehensive reproductive health services. There is no question that many

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27
Nov

UHC: A viable proposition for India?

People wait at a hospital in India. According to the World Health Organization, 65 percent of Indians do not have regular access to essential medicines, yet the country is one of the world’s leaders in manufacturing such medicines. Universal health coverage is considered one of the key targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that

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26
Nov

CARIBBEAN: HIV/AIDS elimination by 2030

The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) initiated a Justice for All program in September 2013, that was designed to achieve broad based goals for ending AIDS in the region. The goals included enhancing family life and focusing on those in need; increasing access to treatments and affordable medicines; reducing gender inequality and

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23
Nov

The 6|18 Initiative: Accelerating Evidence into Action

CDC is partnering with health care purchasers, payers, and providers to improve health and control health care costs. CDC provides these partners with rigorous evidence about high-burden health conditions and associated interventions to inform their decisions to have the greatest health and cost impact. This initiative offers proven interventions that prevent chronic and infectious diseases

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23
Nov

Preventing and Managing Disease With Mobile Technology

Smartphones are increasingly used for everything from tracking fitness to disease management. According to a Pew Research Center report released last month, Americans are engaged and connected like never before. Nearly 70 percent own a smartphone, and 45 percent have a tablet-like device. It’s clear that almost all of us interact with mobile devices on a daily

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