The future of health care is here. When will it be everywhere?

STATNEWS, 27/07/2022

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The future of health care is here. When will it be everywhere?

"o paraphrase Canadian-American speculative fiction writer William Gibson: The future of health care is already here; it’s just unevenly distributed.

We live in a world where science continues to produce marvels: Researchers can load miniaturized human organs onto microchips to simulate how the human body will respond to experimental treatments. Gene therapies exist that not only treat cancer or sickle cell disease but may cure them.

At the same time, half of all people in the world lack access to basic medical care.

I had the privilege to join political, business and cultural leaders at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in May to help steer the global community’s response to the world’s most pressing challenges. As CEO of a company with a mission to transform global health, I was struck by what the Kenyan humanitarian activist Umra Omar said on the forum’s closing day: “We’ve already built the Ferrari” of health care. What’s missing is the road.”

While innovations rightfully grab the headlines, these advances won’t benefit the millions of people who need them without collective action to deliver them at scale. The question is, how will that be done?..." Lire la suite