en Equal access to medicine – A day in the life of a healthcare professional in Brazil (6 min read) At 4:30am, cardiologist Dr. Fabiana Marcondes-Braga awakens at home in S?o José dos Campos (SJC), Brazil. Soon after, still in the pre-dawn darkness, she makes a 100-kilometer drive. By 6:30 am, she’s seeing publicly-insured patients, and teaching medical students and trainees, at the Heart Transplantation Unit in Heart Institute, University of S?o Paulo. Sometime after lunch, Marcondes-Braga drives the 100 kilometers return trip – but she’s not going home yet. Back in S?o José dos Campos, she will see patients, this time in private practice, for the remainder of the day. During these drives ... Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:08:25 +0000 21806 Leprosy, LEARNS and laughter (1 min read) “I met the woman in the photograph above in a remote community in the Philippines. Her leprosy diagnosis was delayed, leading to physical disability and deformity. Despite her tremendous suffering, she was successfully treated – still smiling and laughing, she survived and so, too, did her hope and positive outlook on life.Although free multidrug therapy has reduced the number of leprosy patients globally, the number of new patients has plateaued in the past decade at about 200,000 – 250,000 annually. In the Philippines, about 2,000 new leprosy patients are still detected each year.Today, the ... Mon, 19 Nov 2018 15:52:36 +0000 21706 Illuminating the path for biosimilars: an Italian access story (11 min read) [[{"fid":"6166","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"link_text":null,"type":"media","field_deltas":{"4":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"4"}}]]“Difficult,” “tough,” but “ultimately successful” – these are words Michele Uda and Manlio Florenzano use to describe the negotiation process for a new law on biosimilar medicines in Italy. For two years, Uda – director of the Italian Generic and Biosimilar Italian Industry Body (“Assogenerici”) – and Florenzano - coordinator of the Italian Biosimilar Group (IBG, the Alliance of ... Thu, 25 Oct 2018 12:15:11 +0100 21651 When small ideas spark big change — An update on the Sandoz Healthcare Access Challenge 2017 (2 min read) Whilst great strides are being made globally to improve access to healthcare, access challenges vary hugely across geographies and communities. That’s one reason why Sandoz has taken action with the Sandoz Healthcare Access Challenge (HACk), a global competition that invites inspirational ideas with the potential to complement – or even positively disrupt – established approaches to healthcare access, offering fast and effective solutions to improve the lives of people in local communities.From idealists to entrepreneursThe competition looks for people who have spotted a health access ... Tue, 16 Oct 2018 09:31:38 +0100 21636 After the storm – Accessing medicine after Hurricane Maria (10 min read)  [[{"fid":"5476","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"link_text":null,"type":"media","field_deltas":{"6":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"6"}}]]"Apocalyptic1" was the word officials and reporters used to describe the devastation. Buildings and roads were blown apart. Power lines dangled onto roads. Shards of wood, once walls, and splinters of glass, once windows, were left broken, along with papers, photographs, clothing, toys all strewn into a wet pulp. This was the state of Puerto Rico after a single storm. That ... Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:55:38 +0100 21571 What it means to ‘do good’ – The work of pediatric oncologists in Ghana (8 min read) [[{"fid":"5371","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"link_text":null,"type":"media","field_deltas":{"7":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"7"}}]]Every morning pediatric oncologist Cathy Segbefia tells herself, “I can make a difference in somebody’s life.” What this means for Cathy is “to give my best every time, and at the end of the day I can say, ‘yes, you did good’.” As a pediatric oncologist at Korle Bu Children’s Hospital in Accra, Ghana, her skills are constantly, completely, tested. “There was this one boy. He was four ... Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:25:52 +0100 21542 The digital revolution in healthcare - Making Access Happen magazine issue 3 is now available (3 min read) [[{"fid":"2566","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":"Steffen-Kurzawa.jpg","field_file_image_alt_text[en][0][value]":"Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head Communications Sandoz","field_file_image_title_text[en][0][value]":"Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head Communications Sandoz","field_caption[en][0][value]":"Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head Communications Sandoz"},"link_text":null,"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":"Steffen-Kurzawa.jpg","field_file_image_alt_text[en][0][value]":"Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head ... Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:46:40 +0100 21531 How digital tools are improving access to healthcare (13 min read) [[{"fid":"5216","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"link_text":null,"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"1"}}]]Heat kills. In one of the deadliest weather events in Europe in the past century, a heat wave in August 2003 killed nearly 15,000 residents of Paris – in less than two weeks. Thousands of patients with heat-related conditions crowded emergency rooms and strained hospital admission capacities. This also happened during a summer vacation month, when fewer staff members were available. ... Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:24:13 +0100 21521 Interview: Assisting doctors to make the right decisions (4 min read) How is artificial intelligence changing healthcare?At IBM, we prefer to say ‘augmented intelligence’ and not ‘artificial intelligence.’ This is because cognitive systems like IBM Watson support people, but they?are not intended to replace them. In medical contexts, Watson sifts through billions of pieces of unstructured information and finds patient-relevant information, distills and summarizes this information and makes it available to the physician. Significantly, it makes connections that are not retrospective, but future-oriented. This predictive modeling gives us a completely new way to ... Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:10:01 +0100 21516 Interview: “We have the knowledge to reverse the NCD epidemic” (3 min read) Are noncommunicable diseases more dangerous than infectious diseases?The NCD epidemic has spread silently, which makes it especially dangerous. But this is not a question?of either-or. Infectious disease threats are equally pressing. I would say infectious outbreaks and emergencies with health consequences, along with NCDs, are the biggest immediate threats to the collective health of people worldwide.How important is access to information and medicines?Educating people about how best to prevent, screen and treat NCDs is key to halting the epidemic. Here, we need to draw on behavioral science ... Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:47:44 +0100 21511 Perspective: A digital disruption in pharma (5 min read) Digital technologies and data science have incredible potential to unlock the next chapter of medical innovation. The companies that will be most successful are those that view this transformation as an opportunity rather than a challenge; and the leaders will be those who fully embrace the power of data and emerging digital technologies.In the long run, artificial intelligence (AI) is set to transform the way the pharmaceutical industry operates. As part of the overall data analytics revolution,?it could change the way we do business – including R&D, evaluating drug trials and generating ... Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:20:53 +0100 21506 Making a difference for children with cancer (11 min read) [[{"fid":"5156","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"link_text":null,"type":"media","field_deltas":{"5":{"format":"default"}},"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"5"}}]]In a large, open room at Korle Bu Children’s Hospital in Accra, Ghana, Charlotte sits on one of the cots; her daughter, Rebecca, leans against her. “For months, Rebecca had been weak,” Charlotte explains. In their village, they treated Rebecca for malaria; when that didn’t work, they tried treating her for dengue. “Rebecca only got worse,” her mother says. As time passed, Rebecca ... Tue, 29 May 2018 08:12:03 +0100 21496 The hunt for microbes – A day in the life of a clinical pharmacologist in Russia (9min read) It was a book, first published in 1926, that inspired Dr. Sergey Dmitriyevich Mitrokhin to continue an investigation that began centuries before. In Microbe Hunters, author Paul de Kruif wrote:“Two hundred and fifty years ago, an obscure man named Leeuwenhoek looked for the first time into a mysterious new world peopled with a thousand different kinds of tiny beings, some ferocious and deadly, others friendly and useful, many of them more important to mankind than any continent or archipelago.” Microbe Hunters explores how Dutch pioneer Antoine Philips van Leeuwenhoek began shedding ... Wed, 16 May 2018 10:17:11 +0100 21486 Knowledge is power – how real-time medical information is delivering health advances (9 min read) [[{"fid":"4831","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"6":{"format":"default"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"6"}}]]Sarah Tucker was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was eight-years-old, but apart from a couple of “hypo’ hiccups” when her blood sugar dipped dangerously low, in those early years, she had — on paper — managed her condition well. During her teens, hormonal fluctuations were challenging, but by diligently logging her blood sugar readings, food intake and insulin doses, she ... Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:40:42 +0000 21396 Educating patients and students – a day in the life of a doctor in South Africa (6 min read) [[{"fid":"4721","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"3":{"format":"default"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"3"}}]][[{"fid":"4716","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":"Headshot.jpg","field_file_image_alt_text[en][0][value]":"Dr. Mark Sonderup","field_file_image_title_text[en][0][value]":false,"field_caption[en][0][value]":"Dr. Mark Sonderup, hepatologist and internist at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa\r\nCredit: Sonderup"},"type":" ... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:22:57 +0000 21361 Making Access Happen: Issue 2 of the Sandoz magazine is out now [[{"fid":"2566","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":"Steffen-Kurzawa.jpg","field_file_image_alt_text[en][0][value]":"Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head Communications Sandoz","field_file_image_title_text[en][0][value]":false,"field_caption[en][0][value]":"Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head Communications Sandoz"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"6":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":"Steffen-Kurzawa.jpg","field_file_image_alt_text[en][0][value]":"Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head Communications Sandoz","field_file_image_title_text[en][0][value]": ... Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:09:34 +0000 21316 Bringing access to the bush – The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (8 min read) [[{"fid":"4541","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"2":{"format":"default"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"2"}}]]The odds were against Chad Sawyer when he was found unconscious at the bottom of a swimming pool in early March 2017. The 16-year-old had no pulse when teenagers pulled him from the water and began cardiopulmonary resuscitation. An ambulance took Sawyer to the local hospital, where a doctor put him on a respirator. The incident happened in Morawa, Western Australia, a small town ... Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:29:04 +0100 21261 Dialects and diplomacy – a day in the life of two doctors in Shanghai (8 min read) [[{"fid":"4406","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"5":{"format":"default"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"5"}}]]You might think that seeing dozens, even hundreds, of patients per day would steal the mental energy needed for any sort of personal reflection. However, orthopedic physician Dr. Jianxin Jiang, and Dr. Hua Yue, an osteopath specializing in metabolic diseases, never seem to tire of caring for patients. Each experience teaches them something new and motivates them in their daily work ... Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:31:53 +0100 21191 From plant to medicine: How an ancient plant-based remedy became a modern malaria medicine (11 min read) [[{"fid":"4371","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"2":{"format":"default"}},"link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default","data-delta":"2"}}]]The plant’s Latin name is Artemisia annua, but it is also known as “Sweet Annie,” “Sweet Wormwood” and also “Qing Hao,” arising from its origins in traditional Chinese medicine. Today artemisinin, a powerful ingredient extracted from Artemisia annua, is used to create modern antimalarial drugs.Turning this readily available plant into a highly effective medicine requires a huge ... Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:00:14 +0100 21176 Making Access Happen – the new Sandoz magazine [[{"fid":"2566","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":"Steffen-Kurzawa.jpg","field_file_image_alt_text[en][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[en][0][value]":false,"field_caption[en][0][value]":"Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head Communications Sandoz"},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":"Steffen-Kurzawa.jpg","field_file_image_alt_text[en][0][value]":false,"field_file_image_title_text[en][0][value]":false,"field_caption[en][0][value]":"Steffen Kurzawa, Global Head Communications Sandoz"}}," ... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:07:00 +0100 21146 Childhood cancer’s enemy in the Philippines is called Doc Mae Every time “Doc” Mae tells parents their child has cancer, she makes a promise – one she has never broken. She promises the family she and her team at the Southern Philippines Medical Centre in Davao City will do their best. Of course, most doctors would offer those words. But for Philippine children with cancer, Doc Mae is perhaps their greatest hope. Too few treatment centers exist on the island of Mindanao. Doc Mae has made it her life’s work to change that.In developed countries, a child diagnosed with cancer has an 80% chance of surviving. Survival rates in developing countries can be as ... Wed, 03 May 2017 08:00:40 +0100 21066 Better access to healthcare through mobile technology: Winning ideas from the Sandoz HACk (17 min read) “How do you define a leader?” As Richard Francis, Sandoz CEO and division head, asks this question, he is looking into the faces of about a dozen young entrepreneurs. “A leader is someone you are willing to follow,” he says simply. “Someone who has a plan, and who can lead the way.” Then he surprised his listeners by adding, “I’d follow every one of you – and I’m really looking forward to the journey.”Francis wasn’t alone in recognizing the leadership qualities of the finalists of the Sandoz HACk – a competition that asked young people to submit ideas for better health using mobile technology ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:44:50 +0100 21006 New ideas for using mobile tech to improve access to healthcare (14 min read) Meet three finalists of the Sandoz HACk. The Sandoz HACk  – Healthcare Access Challenge – called on young people to submit novel, mobile-technology solutions, to connect people in their countries to better health. Nearly 150 ideas were submitted from more than 30 countries. Now six finalists have a chance to win one of three €20,000 prizes to fund their projects, and receive expert mentorship to help bring their ideas to life.Using social media to encourage people to donate blood in the MaldivesA blood-donation app connects blood donors in the Maldives. Through social media, and an ... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:05:11 +0000 20951 My best advice for young health entrepreneurs – Fredrik Debong, co-founder of mySugr (4 min read) “It’s the combination of different backgrounds and perspectives, united under a common mission, that yields new ways of thinking and new results.”[[{"fid":"3691","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":"profile-pic-fredrik.jpg","field_file_image_alt_text[en][0][value]":"Fredrik Debong, founder of MySugr","field_file_image_title_text[en][0][value]":"Fredrik Debong, founder of MySugr","field_caption[en][0][value]":"Fredrik Debong, founder of MySugr"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"alt":"Fredrik Debong, founder of MySugr","title":"Fredrik ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:32:49 +0000 20946 My best advice for young health entrepreneurs – Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware International (4 min read) “When you create a start-up in the healthcare sector, you impact peoples’ lives by solving their problems.”[[{"fid":"3676","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":"HWI_RobertoAscione_1.jpg","field_file_image_alt_text[en][0][value]":"Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware International","field_file_image_title_text[en][0][value]":"Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware International","field_caption[en][0][value]":"Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware International"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"alt":"Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:20:59 +0000 20941 New report highlights key role of generics in ensuring healthcare sustainability (1 min read) A new report by the OECD and the European Commission highlights the key role played by generic medicines in ensuring the sustainability of healthcare systems.The report, Health at a Glance 2016, concludes that the development of markets for generic medicines increases efficiency in pharmaceutical spending and encourages countries to do more to leverage the generic opportunity. However, it focuses on short-term cost containment measures rather than on policies to ensure the long-term sustainability of healthcare.Adrian van den Hoven, director-general of Medicines for Europe, commented: “We ... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 10:26:38 +0000 20821 World Child Cancer – Addressing Global Inequality in Healthcare Access (7 min read) [[{"fid":"3601","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default"}}]]For many of the children who travel hundreds of miles with their parents to the Southern Philippines Medical Centre, in Davao City, on the island of Mindanao, Philippines, the trip is filled with uncertainty and fear. The child knows something is wrong. She doesn’t feel well. She is tired. She is weak. She has pain. Her parents seem concerned but she doesn’t fully understand why. No one can tell her what is wrong. No one knows what is wrong. ... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:24:02 +0100 20717 The Sandoz HACk — a Competition and a Conversation (2 min read) Connecting people to better health using mobile technologyThe Sandoz HACk – Healthcare Access Challenge – is a global competition to help tackle some of the world’s most pressing healthcare access problems. We are calling on young people to ‘hack healthcare access’ with suggestions on ways to use mobile technology to connect people to better health. Such technologies include simple SMS-based services for mobile phones, sophisticated apps for smartphones or tablets, and wearable tech, for example. The ideas could be for helping people in communities, cities, or anywhere that mobile technology ... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:05:31 +0100 20712 Development is not destiny: Launch of the 2015 Global Burden of Diseases study (2 min read) [[{"fid":"3261","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default"}}]]Global health and life expectancy continue to rise overall, in line with living standards, but progress varies considerably by country, region and population group.That is one of the main findings of the newly-released 2015 Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and risk factors Study (GBD), published jointly by the World Bank, The Lancet, and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).IHME director Christopher Murray said: “ ... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:04:32 +0100 20696 Making Access Happen – the Key to Sustainable Global Healthcare for All (7 min read) [[{"fid":"3271","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default"}}]]One year ago (on September 25, 2015), member countries of the United Nations adopted a set of goals aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring healthier and more prosperous lives for all. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and represent a new global development agenda of unprecedented scope and ambition.Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO ... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:46:07 +0100 20561 Need to Know – What Patients and Doctors Want from Healthcare Systems (6 min read) [[{"fid":"3246","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default"}}]]With age comes wisdom, people would like to believe. In truth, with age comes disease, most people seem to think. Through changing demographics, many societies will soon have millions more seniors, and treating old-age related illnesses will greatly burden healthcare systems. This is what a sample of the public — nearly 7,000 people and another 400 medical professionals — said in a 12-country survey by Sandoz on public opinion and expert ... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:30:02 +0100 20586 Moving Forward, Looking Back — The Millennium Development Goals (3 min read) [[{"fid":"3241","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default"},"type":"media","link_text":null,"attributes":{"class":"media-element file-default"}}]]Enormous progress in health and quality of life has been made thanks to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), which the United Nations set in 2000. Member countries agreed on a set of targets for reducing poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, illiteracy, discrimination against women, and environmental damage by 2015. [[{"fid":"2906","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","filename_field[en][0][value]":" ... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:23:12 +0100 20581 92午夜免费福利757-丝袜美腿