Category: Health

Thousands of cancer patients could die early due to coronavirus delays, study finds

Thousands of cancer patients could die early due to coronavirus delays, study finds

The responses to Covid will be deemed a complete failure in at least one respect – the total lack of consideration of secondary impact of the lockdown. I rarely heard health pundits who advocated lockdown discuss thr secondary and tertiary costs. Long after it was clear hospital capacity wouldn’t be overwhelmed the public health experts …

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UK government among those exaggerating impact of aid – report

UK government among those exaggerating impact of aid – report

UK government among those exaggerating impact of aid – report I know first hand impact evaluation process is broken. Not just #globalhealth but across all sectors of aid. Rigorous assessments are rare, riddled with bias and poor implementation. @DFID_UK @USAID @3ieNews https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/jul/03/uk-government-among-those-exaggerating-impact-of-aid-report?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

French medics warn health service is on brink of collapse

French medics warn health service is on brink of collapse

French medics warn health service is on brink of collapse On the challenges of maintaining quality, universal health insurance. Even for a country that’s touted as having one of the best healthcare systems in the world, budget and staffing challenges abound. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/11/french-medics-health-service-collapse-doctors-nurses-protest-outside-french-health-ministry-strikes?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress