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"Top 5" Healthcare Articles On Our Reading List This Week.
Africa's mental health crisis; social entrepreneurship in healthcare; community digital health, and more.
Here are the "Top 5" healthcare articles on our reading list this week.
We have curated top articles addressing Africa's mental health crisis; social entrepreneurship in healthcare; community digital health, and more.
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Healthcare | Mental Health
"In Africa, where government spending is low on mental health, the issue of depression is under-prioritised. "Africa has the lowest mental health expenditure globally, with depression impacting women in far greater numbers than men, yet mental health conditions impose a high cost to the economy..."
"Improving health in Africa is a team effort that involves many people from different backgrounds. The health gains made in recent years would not have been possible without the contribution of these people, national and global political will, and the support of development partners. All too often, however, the part played by Africans themselves has been overlooked or downplayed internationally in policy-making and publications."
"Social entrepreneurs are showing us the way forward—we must ensure that they get the opportunity to scale. We must support them to build a strong evidence base," - Dr Bonnici.
Through mobile and digital technologies, social entrepreneurs are solving medical problems and creating jobs through innovative solutions in Africa’s healthcare ecosystem.
Innovation & Creativity In Healthcare
"The pace of change in our young century can seem dizzying as technology connects countries, regions and villages in closer and more meaningful ways. Mapping these connections and understanding expanding ecosystems is challenging, and the healthcare space is especially difficult to navigate as it involves a broad range of professions, communities, and cultures. While many of the healthcare challenges from the last century – infectious diseases and maternal and child mortality – have seen some improvement, they are not yet fully addressed. Concurrently, rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise in Nairobi just as they are in Mumbai and New York..."
"The Community Health Toolkit (CHT) is a project by a group of leading organisations who have come together to support the development of digital health initiatives in the hardest-to-reach areas. It provides a collection of open-source technologies and open-access design, technical, and implementer resources that help you build and deploy digital tools for community health."
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