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Truth is, healthcare now is heavily reliant on data. Unfortunately, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have had very little interest in this new raw material.

The Disconnect in Health Advancement

Eric Topol in his book, The Patient Will See You Now, painted this picture about the future of healthcare delivery; “It may just mean that the best way to cut the ever-increasing costs of health care around the world will be to provide cheap smartphones with Internet service to those who otherwise could not afford to buy them.”

Another example can be seen in the restoration of nurses’ allowances which dominated the 2016 election campaign. At the time of that debate ...

The Health Story We Are Told and Why We Believe It

According to Patrick Rothfuss “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”

In all these instances, we fail to pause and ask ourselves simple questions that may prevent future occurrences of the same situation. In the early part of 2017, there was a report that ...

Is A Lack of Quality Health Communication Failing us? Image courtesy of Dr. Janice Husted

“Anything human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”

A lot has been said about who to blame and who should take overall responsibility for this failure to utilize a key component of our labour force. On many occasions, ...

Opportunistic Job Creation In The Health Economy. Image credit - CDC

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

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