The government’s plan to fund social care reform and the NHS COVID recovery risks doing neither.
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Tax rises to pay for the NHS recovery could have focused on those who have profited from the pandemic. Bundling these costs with social care reform, however, risks
Many hospitals outsource services to specialized companies.
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Outsourcing is common in many hospitals. But when health care systems outsource certain clinical tasks to separate companies, costs can go up, quality of care can fall and patients can be harmed.
Nigeria must increase funding for health research
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More funding is needed to galvanise
Nigeria’s health system as medical research is not well funded.
Julia Wertz’ The Infinite Wait and Other Stories looks at the author’s diagnosis with lupus.
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From the blog ‘Mom’s Cancer’ to novellas about lupus to moving Instagram posts, comic artists are humanising illnesses.
Many doctors and healthcare staff feel the need to practice in richer countries that offer a more stable politics, better education and opportunities for their families.
India, Nigeria, Pakistan and South Africa lose thousands of trained doctors each year, lured away to work in richer countries – at great cost to their nation’s healthcare systems.
A medical worker treats a COVID-19 patient in a hospital in Aceh.
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Our latest research recommends that Indonesia build a partnership with Australia to develop resilient and responsive healthcare supply chains using modern digital technologies.
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South Africa is quite capable of delivering world-class healthcare to all its citizens. But this is constantly being hampered by an increasingly unconducive environment.
Students enter the workplace as front-line workers. Understanding their role in the health team is key.
If universities produce graduates who can work effectively in a team, the healthcare system will be strengthened and this would improve the health outcomes for patients.
Using technology in routine healthcare delivery has isn’t without its downside.
Failure to identify, understand and address the implications of unintended consequences inhibits the delivery of quality healthcare.
The new NHS data-sharing plan suffers from the same flaws that saw previous schemes scrapped.
Detainees in Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre hold up signs calling for help during anti-detention demonstration.
The sustained lack of trust between migrants and health professionals is leading to dire consequences
Identity documents are important for access to many public and social services in Indonesia.
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Poverty, vulnerability and discrimination are barriers many Indonesians face in acquiring identity documents.
Rigiatu Kamara (R), 38, who has recovered from the Ebola virus disease poses with her husband Baibai Kamara (L), 40, in Kenema, Sierra Leone, on August 26, 2014.
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Ebola survivors use multiple avenues to address their health needs, which presents a management challenge.
Vested interests have lobbied against climate policy worldwide, but that’s only one reason for the slow political response. While most people want climate action, they rank other issues as more urgent.
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Indonesia’s system of identity document ownership is rife with systemic problems.
Indigenous people face enough health challenges and burdens that we do not need to excavate the past to embellish real concerns of the present.
The media reporting on Indigenous vaccine hesitancy is as sensational as it is incorrect. Indigenous people, for the most part, are not more vaccine hesitant than non-Indigenous Canadians.
Nurses in the isolation unit at Tygerberg Hospital in the Western Cape.
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Creating a space where people feel safe to voice opinions, make mistakes and risk ridicule when offering an idea can have a significant effect on teams.
UK transfusion services are world-leading in being the first to take an approach based on the sexual behaviour of all donors.
New laws due this summer will allow gay men who have had the same partner for three months or more to give blood
What could we expect from a trade deal with the US?
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Talks have stalled again and again but a mini deal could be imminent.
Juan Miranda receives a flu shot from Yadira Santiago Banuelos, family nurse practitioner, at the Family Health Clinic of Monon in Monon, Indiana.
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Millions of Latinos may not get the influenza shot this year, which could be an indicator of whether they will get a COVID-19 shot. A rural clinic shows how building trust can help overcome reluctance.