To ensure access to blood units for citizens in need, the government of Rwanda has implemented an innovative solution. In a partnership with a Californian start-up, drones deliver medical products in the East African country - and similar projects continue to improve outcomes for patients all over the world.
The Malaria Atlas Project created new geographic “heat maps” that illustrate disparate travel distances to urban centers across the globe.
Puerto Rico’s infrastructure was severely damaged by a hurricane in September 2017. Non-profit Americares arrived immediately after the disaster to provide access to medicine and medical care. Supported by Sandoz, they’ve been there ever since.
Transplants can grant new life to people whose organs are irreversibly diseased. However, there is a huge gap between demand and supply, partially because many potential donors lack knowledge about transplantation. Better access to information can change this situation and save lives.
Ghana has a population of 27.5 million people, but only five pediatric oncologists. Our partner World Child Cancer is supporting these doctors to improve access to medicine for children with cancer and help their families.
In Paris, France, a hospital computer system forecasts the number of patients on a given day – or even in a single hour – like meteorologists forecast the weather. This is just one example of the way digital tools are already improving how patients experience improved healthcare services and getting better access to the treatment they need. This topic, and many more, you’ll find in this issue of Making Access Happen – the magazine for better healthcare around the world.
This site is intended for a global audience