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Further reading - FPH Podcast, ep. 5: Why We Need to Be Active Participants in Personalised Health to Maximise Its Benefits

In episode 5 we discuss what individuals and health systems can do to empower people to become participants in their health, rather than simply "patients."
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Mah Sere speaker video - Africa Sustainability Index launch

For healthcare to be sustainable in Africa, Africans need to define the solutions to local challenges in an innovative way that focuses on reaching all communities and bridging gaps in healthcare to reach universal healthcare.

Mah-Sere Keita Director of Programs at African Society for Laboratory Medicine discusses what sustainable healthcare in Africa looks like.
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Further reading - FPH Podcast, ep. 4: How Personalised Health Can Unleash the Power of Transformative Clinicians

In episode 4 we discuss what it will take to overcame the barriers to transformative change in clinical practice.
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HIMMS webinar: Moving from sick care to prevention through personalised care - what's needed?

Our panel experts recently participated in a HIMMS webinar, which addressed the subject of moving from sick care to prevention through personalised care and what's needed to do so. (Recording provided by HIMMS.)

Hear future-focused thought leadership APAC experts Farid Bidgoli, Chai Chuah and Professor Tai E Shyong on the structural drivers impacting the region’s healthcare ecosystem and the opportunities and obstacles to realising the full potential of Personalised Healthcare.

APAC is home to 60% of the world’s population and has highly diverse demographics with rapidly growing healthcare needs.
New policies and frameworks are needed to address healthcare demand and the substantial disparities across the region to fully achieve the whole range of benefits that Personalised Healthcare offers.
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Further reading - FPH Podcast, ep. 3: Exploring the Data Challenges of Personalised Health

In episode 3, we discuss the barriers to data sharing and the complex questions policymakers have to answer to design strong data policies including governance and security. Sources for this episode are listed in this document
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Further reading - FPH Podcast, ep. 2: Can We Merge Personalised Health with Public Health?

In episode 2, we look at the impact personalisation brings to public health. Are they compatible? Can personalised health be affordable and accessible to all populations, not only the wealthy? Read more in these sources from episode 2.
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Further reading - FPH Podcast, ep. 1: The promise of Personalised Health: Is this the Future of Healthcare?

In episode 1 of the FutureProofing Healthcare Podcast you get an introduction to the promise and potential of personalised health. Dig into the sources behind the podcast, e.g. former President Barack Obama's speech on the Precision Medicine Initiative, the impact of COVID-19 on health systems and health innovation and the use of telehealth and telehealth regulations in Japan.
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Key messages from the Launch of the Africa Sustainability Index

On 9th March 2021, panel of experts came together to mark the launch of the Africa Sustainability Index. Githinji Gitahi (CEO of Amref), Seth Akumani (Head of Exploration Accelerator Lab, UNDP Ghana), Glenda Gray (President and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council), Saber Boutayeb (Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Rabat, Morocco), Olumide Okunola (Senior Health Specialist, World Bank Nigeria) and Imene Ben Abdallah (Country Manager, Roche Tunisia & Libya) share key messages from the launch discussion.
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The launch of the Africa Sustainability Index

On 9th March 2021 at 3:15 p.m. EAT during the virtual Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) hosted by Amref we launched the Africa Sustainability Index.

The index provides a unique overview of the current status of 18 health systems across the continent. The Index is made up of 76 different measures split across six categories called Vital Signs. The measures were identified by experts from health systems, international organisations, think tanks and academia from across Africa.
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Getting to Personalised Healthcare in APAC

The Personalised Health Index findings have been published in a whitepaper “Getting to Personalised Healthcare in APAC”. The whitepaper has been coordinated by the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and informed by expert insights from across Asia-Pacific and includes key policy recommendations based on the Index findings to help accelerate this personalised healthcare transformation in the region.