Cancer Care in India: The mental and financial burdens

Cancer has both social and economic implications in India. The stigma associated with cancer is known to leave a psychosocial impact that alters the health seeking behavior of the patient. The prolonged treatment often impoverishes the household. The mortality rate due to cancer is high, at sixty eight percent of the annual incidence. Fewer than…

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How Estonia Is Harnessing The Power Of Data For An Aging Population

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com In previous articles in my series on health and aging, I talked about the importance of healthcare coordination and caring for elders in their homes and outside of traditional hospital environments. These efforts are an important factor to improve health outcomes for the elderly. Yet these initiatives will always fall short of achieving…

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Yale University and ACCESS Health Host Health Futures Industry Networking Reception

ACCESS Health China recently held a special "Health Futures Industry Networking Reception" in collaboration with Yale University at the Yale Beijing Center. Yale University School of Public Health and ACCESS Health have been working together closely to create a healthcare innovation ecosystem with a specific focus on urban health. More than forty mentors and partners…

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ACCESS Health China Honors Bright Start Student Graduates

ACCESS Health China co organized the commencement ceremony of Bright Start with Non-Profit Incubator and J.P. Morgan on April 21, 2018. The commencement took place at Shanghai Polytechnic University. More than forty students and more than twenty guests from the program, corporations, and schools participated in the event. ACCESS Health actively organized and participated in…

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How A Swedish City Is Bridging The Gap Between Social And Healthcare For The Elderly

This article was originally published on Forbes.com. Coordinating social and healthcare for the elderly its a critical challenge. The goal of care coordination is to ensure that all those responsible for the health and wellness of an older person have a clear understanding of their roles and their shared responsibilities. Even in a country like Sweden, which has a…

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Aging Populations Will Challenge Healthcare Systems All Over The World

This article was originally published on Forbes.com. Demographic change is a defining issue of our time. As the worldwide population ages, the healthcare systems of every country, including the United States, will face significant challenges to meet the needs of an aging population. This article is the first in a series that will explore how…

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ACCESS Health at the 13th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium: Are small and sick babies receiving mother’s own milk in public and private sector Neonatal Intensive Care Units in India

ACCESS Health was recently invited to share learnings from India on quality improvement as part of the 13th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium in Paris. Ajitkumar Sudke, ACCESS Health India’s Director of Quality and Process Improvement and head of our Safe Care, Saving Lives program shared preliminary findings from a research study taking place in three Indian hospital…

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Market Forces in Primary Care Systems

Primary care is the first point of entry for most patients into a health system. This makes primary care an important platform for preventive and promotive efforts, such as nutrition counseling, mothers groups, and outreach for school health. Primary care can also be an important coordination point to address social determinants of health, including clean…

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Tuberculosis: The Good, The Bad, and The Unfinished

Tuberculosis has been with humans since time immemorial. We have been trying to get rid of tuberculosis since centuries. Have we done enough? Of course not, as tuberculosis is still a leading cause of death. What can be done to eliminate tuberculosis? This may be the wrong question to ask. We must ask ourselves, what have we done…

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ACCESS Health Shares Research at Economist Event on Cancer

This post was authored by Sejal Mistry of ACCESS Health Singapore. Cancer is a leading killer in Southeast Asia. It is time for urgent action to reverse the growing tide of mortality in the region. As a consultant with ACCESS Health Singapore, I was invited to participate in an Economist Intelligence Unit event in Jakarta called…

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