This year marks the 40 year anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration, a landmark agreement that committed the world to expanding health access and tackling social inequalities for better health for all. In part a political manifesto declaring health as a human right, and part practical template to deliver better health through cost effective, evidence based,… Continue reading.
While scoping locations for the 2016 Forum, the Global Ideas team discovered Fatima, owner of Kaya Catering. Fatima bustled up to us in her catering uniform, catching the team by surprise as we sat in the event space working through event logistics. At that stage, Fatima was working with a large catering company, with hopes… Continue reading.
The practice of medicine has changed dramatically in the last two centuries. Whilst the early 19th century was marked by accomplishment in the field of arts and culture, healthcare didn’t enjoy such quantum leaps; surgery was literally butchery without anaesthetics, and infections, though ubiquitous, were neither understood nor treated effectively. It was in this era… Continue reading.