Half of the world’s population still lacks access to essential health services and increasing number of households are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of the financial distress due to rising healthcare costs. Never before has there been greater need for commitment to improve access to healthcare services—without facing financial hardships—as there is right now. From natural disasters linked to climate change to health impacts of environmental pollution, the world is facing immense health challenges. Providing affordable care to all is not just right but also the smart thing to do; it is ensuring the well-being of a country’s human capital so that they can aspire to reach their highest potential and drive sustainable economic growth and development. It is no wonder then that reaching health related targets are essential to achieving some of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Whether is it lack of proper national healthcare infrastructure or poor quality of existing health services, the outcome is lack of access to essential healthcare services. As nations commit to achieving universal health coverage by 2030, it will require concerted efforts from the government, international partners, and private sectors to strengthen the health systems and become more adept at involving multiple stakeholders to finance the system and provide necessary health workforce.
With our intensive research on healthcare industry and knowledge about the latest in science and technology, we know of innovative approaches being developed for better health services delivery. At FSI our aim is to acknowledge and showcase the innovative approaches and efforts across the board in the healthcare industry.Healthcare