• Health

    Broadening Access To Healthcare For The Disabled

    Universal access to health has been the buzz phrase for a few years now. When we think of this concept, we tend to think mostly of financial access, but it is much more than that. Our system is currently skewed to providing financial access to health, which, in itself, is very important as it can be a great barrier to health-seeking behaviour. We have been tackling the financial barrier with the no-user-fees policy and moved even further along with the recent signing of the consultancy agreement to begin work on the National Health Insurance Plan. This is apt as we celebrate 40 years of the Alma Ata Declaration, made at…

  • Health,  Tech

    Health Meet Technology

    Health is by far one of the most important assets we can have as individuals. If we do not have good health, we pretty much have nothing. Mahatma Gandhi rightfully stated, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” The prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, and the effect they have had on the population not just in Jamaica but worldwide, signals to us that we need a revolution in health to arrest this problem. Without a properly organised and implemented health-care delivery system, there can be no true sustainable development of our country and its…

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