Health Check - 01/08/2012
Claudia Hammond reports on Global Health Policy Forum Summit in London – an international showcase of ideas for better health care for more people for less money.
Claudia Hammond reports on the Global Health Policy Forum Summit in London – an international showcase of ideas for better healthcare for more people for less money.
The summit brought together hundreds of health policy specialists, government ministers, senior medics, social entrepreneurs, health industry representatives and NGOs and focussed discussion around six themes for healthcare innovation.
The summit chair Lord Darzi of the Institute for Global Health Innovation told Health Check what he hopes the Forum will achieve.
Christine Hancock outlined two innovations from Abu Dhabi and South Africa for tackling the accelerating burden of non-communicable illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes.
Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran led the Forum’s report on innovations in maternal care and told Claudia about the use of obstetric surgical technicians in Mozambique – specialist midwives in rural areas trained to perform emergency caesarean operations.
Social entrepreneur Javier Okhuysen from Mexico describes how his new health care company Sala Uno imported a fast, low cost cataract operation technique from India.