Addressing the large and growing burden of non-communicable diseases in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region requires better prevention and screening but also improving diagnosis, treatment, and control of the conditions once they have developed. This needs concerted action by health systems, healthcare providers and patients, as well as other stakeholders – such as … [Read more...] about Beyond Diagnosis: Improving Treatment and Control of Chronic Conditions
Many digital projects fail because of the need of of an estimation of the real costs at the time of budgeting. According to our flagship document “The Golden Opportunity of Digital Health for Latin America and the Caribbean,” 53% of big companies in the United States mentioned their digital projects overran their initial budgets. A project is not sustainable if it is not … [Read more...] about But how much does this cost? The importance of understanding the total cost of digital health projects
The Country is Certified Malaria-Free by the World Health Organization. Malaria has plagued populations all over the world for almost five thousand years, claiming millions of lives. It was endemic on all continents in the 1950’s. Since then, it has been eradicated in Europe and Northern America. Now, Mesoamerica is also heading towards elimination. Belize has just achieved … [Read more...] about Belize Further Paves the Way to Malaria Elimination in Mesoamerica with IDB Support
Healthcare in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is overdue for an upgrade. Are there digital health investments that governments can make today to both curb the growth of non-communicable diseases and start them on the path of sustainable digital transformation? If you happen to be reading this blog on your smartphone, you might be aware that your app store is full of … [Read more...] about Digital Therapeutics: Will you be downloading your next treatment for diabetes or depression?
Meet Elizabeth, an 80-year-old widow with multiple chronic health conditions for years. Previously, she relied solely on her daughter Angela for unpaid assistance with personal care and household tasks. Angela lives close by and cares for Elizabeth before or after going to her job at a local supermarket and on her days off. Unfortunately, Elizabeth’s needs for assistance became … [Read more...] about Self-directed Care: the Benefits of Cash and Counseling