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Health expenditure and choices

HENRY Ford, when unveiling the Model T, was asked why he developed an automobile without consulting public demand. His response, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would…

Essential health services

I RECEIVED a lot of feedback on my article ‘Robotic priorities’, including some from defensive robotic surgeons! Some readers have asked about the essential health services package I referred to.…

Mental health comes first

According to a WHO study, at last one per cent of the total world’s population dies by suicide every 40 seconds across the world. It further states that 5.0 per…

Climate change: a health emergency

On December 3, the recently concluded United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai marked the celebration of the inaugural ‘Health Day’. This is the first time that the conference has…

The health toll of air pollution

One thing which still remains binding between Pakistan and India and reminds us of each other is the weather and the atmospheric environment and its consequences on both sides of the…

Technology in mental health care

WITH the world becoming increasingly aware of the snowballing mental health (MH) crisis, there has been a corresponding rise in digital-based solutions designed to respond and scale the delivery of…

Making mental health a priority

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes World Mental Health Day in the month of October every year. There are endless numbers of calamities, natural and human-made, that are wreaking havoc…

Fractured healthcare

The Russian invasion of Ukraine epitomizes many of the challenges children face today, by inflicting serious damage to children’s health and quality of life. By the middle of May 2022,…

Mental health turnaround

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a landmark World Mental Health Report last month. The report is critical in terms of the evidence it provides for global mental health burden…

Health and climate

EARTH can host humans owing to its climate. However, the damaging human footprint has jeopardised the environment and is, consequently, a threat to the human race itself in a multitude…