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Bringing healthcare to hard-hit areas in Bangladesh




Improving links between environment and human health

The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with British medical journal The Lancet and with the active participation of The Economist Intelligence Unit, is convening a high-level meeting to discuss how we can improve links between environment and human health.

Unlocking the potential of the big data in our bodies

Increased data flows can improve patient outcomes and create business opportunities, explains Paul Tunnah, CEO and founder of pharmaphorum.

Business leaders call for urgent action on climate change

Just under half of respondents to our poll believe that the effects of climate change require immediate intervention. Senior executives from developing countries are particularly concerned about climate risks.

What's the damage?

How much money do cyberattacks cost companies, economies, society? It seems safe to say that the financial fallout is severe and growing worse, but the details are all too murky.

Asian healthcare: routes to innovation

Healthcare challenges in Asia can be viewed as drivers for innovation rather than simply obstacles to overcome, explains Elly O’Brien, information specialist at Bazian, a healthcare information business.

The State of Healthcare in Southeast Asia

Healthcare is in the policy spotlight in Southeast Asia, and indeed, in Asia generally. The Economist Events’ Health care in Asia 2014 summit in Singapore is shining a light on many of these important issues, such as the policy trends and healthcare models driving change across the region.

Treating an ageing population

There is a misconception that today’s population ageing crisis in a European phenomenon with little relevance to the Asia / Pacific Region. Nothing could be further from reality!

Out of office

Report Summary

Out of office: An overview of workplace absenteeism in Europe is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, supporter by Pfizer. It examines the causes of sick leave, how the cost of sick leave cover is divided between state, employer and employee, and how workplace absenteeism can be prevented.


Healthcare in Saudi Arabia

Report Summary

The rising costs of providing quality healthcare—driven by annual population growth of 2.7% and a rising incidence of chronic disease—will place a strain on Saudi Arabia’s finances. Healthcare in Saudi Arabia: Increasing capacity, improving quality?, sponsored by Philips, includes EIU analysis and comments from a panel of nine prominent experts. The report finds that if Saudi Arabia is going to achieve its ambitious plans for healthcare capacity, the kingdom needs to build on its financial incentives for private sector investment and to cut red tape.

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