• 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

    Is Technophobia minimizing your Health Options?

    Many born into a generation of rapidly changing technology are able to seamlessly adapt to the almost per-second changes. But there are many among us who do not quite have it so easily. Technophobia – the fear of technology – is real and is oftentimes seen in people afraid of using new technology. With the pace of change, technology can, indeed, be very daunting. However, with the increased use of technology across sectors and many companies going digital, it is clear that technology is here to stay. People will need to be prepared to be a part of this technology revolution, especially with its incorporation into important sectors such as health.…

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