Challenges of Healthcare in Nigeria

Photo by Павел Сорокин on Pexels.com Social and financial risk protection for poor and vulnerable populations is a major development and policy issue across the globe. There are numerous definitions of social protection. In the context of health, social protection is defined as programmes and measures aimed at removing financial barriers preventing access to health … Continue reading Challenges of Healthcare in Nigeria

What’s the difference between genetic testing and genomic testing?

Photo by Edward Jenner on Pexels.com Genomic testing is one method your doctor can use to predict how your cancer will grow and which treatments might work best against it. It's sometimes called "DNA sequencing." The test looks at all your genes rather than a specific one. Genes are pieces of DNA that hold the … Continue reading What’s the difference between genetic testing and genomic testing?

5 Key questions on health innovation

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com There is a pressing need for disruptive innovation in the health system. I don’t mean simply introducing more technology, I mean cutting out overspecification and cost by fundamentally rethinking how we deliver healthcare. The requirement to drive disruptive innovation is placing new demands on healthcare leaders. Health leaders need to … Continue reading 5 Key questions on health innovation

UK nurses ‘won’t just abandon patients’ amid strike plans

Smiling nurse holding a new born baby in a hospital room A nurses strike "isn't about nurses being greedy", says RCN general secretary and chief executive Pat Cullen. Ms Cullen says the organisation isn't currently in negotiation with the government, as it "hasn't engaged". "We have made multiple attempts to try and engage with the … Continue reading UK nurses ‘won’t just abandon patients’ amid strike plans

Health, healthcare and socio-economic development

Photo by Vidal Balielo Jr. on Pexels.com The scope and conceptual framework of our research are illustrated by the figure below, which highlights the dependence between health and socioeconomic factors operating through interactions with the healthcare system. Preventive measures that reduce exposure to these behavioral risk factors are likely to be among the most cost-effective … Continue reading Health, healthcare and socio-economic development

Paradox of innovation in healthcare

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The first paradox of innovation is the well-known problem that some new practices enjoy rapid uptake and diffusion throughout health systems, even when they are of limited benefit or unproven efficacy, or represent risks to patients, while other innovations that could secure better outcomes for patients never make it to … Continue reading Paradox of innovation in healthcare

Health unions in Northern Ireland unhappy with the UK government

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Health unions in Northern Ireland are unhappy with the UK government’s latest offer of a pay rise worth at least £1,400. Across the UK, more than one million NHS staff, including nurses, paramedics and midwives, are set for an increase of at least £1,400 with lowest earners to receive up to … Continue reading Health unions in Northern Ireland unhappy with the UK government

We must think and act as one global society

A family wearing protective masks takes a walk after restrictions were partially lifted for children for the first time in six weeks, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Bilbao, Spain, on April 26, 2020. Photo: Reuters The growing magnitude of this pandemic makes it more critical than ever that public and private stakeholders come … Continue reading We must think and act as one global society

Healthcare workforce crisis: The challenges and way forward

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Case Study for Projects MBA Healthcare Management, XYZ University Around the world there is a known and exacerbating healthcare workforce crisis, estimating a shortfall of nearly 18 million staff by 2030 (WHO 2020). This is highly likely to have a direct impact on patient care, staff wellbeing, and therefore … Continue reading Healthcare workforce crisis: The challenges and way forward

What healthcare organizations should do to increase nurse retention

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major disruptor of nurse retention and contributes to increased burnout and related risks of higher nurse turnover. Employers must respond to nurse burnout and retention challenges because theyhave a duty of care for their workforce, and because it is in their own interests. … Continue reading What healthcare organizations should do to increase nurse retention

COVID-19 and its impact on nurse supply

Photo by Павел Сорокин on Pexels.com The global nursing workforce was estimated in 2019-20 as being 27.9 million nurses. Prior to the pandemic, the global shortage of nurses was estimated at 5.9 millionnurses; nearly all of these shortages were concentrated in low- and lower middleincome countries. The pandemic has exacerbated the existing nurse supply shortfalland … Continue reading COVID-19 and its impact on nurse supply

YouTube allegedly profiting from quack health solution videos

YouTube is profiting from quack health cure videos which promote pills containing the discharge of men infected with gonorrhoea. A MailOnline investigation found dozens of videos glorifying the use of medorrhinum, even on children. The videos, largely from channels based in India, have clocked up more than half a million views.   YouTube ran adverts for various companies — … Continue reading YouTube allegedly profiting from quack health solution videos