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Bringing healthcare to hard-hit areas in Bangladesh




Infographic | Focusing on people living with rare bone diseases

Building alliances against osteoporosis and fragility fractures

Not yet ready for the challenge

In many ways, Asia-Pacific societies are falling short in addressing the region’s current osteoporosis burden (discussed in an earlier article). They are certainly far from prepared for the likely growth in this health burden. 

Thailand: Osteoporosis moves up the health policy agenda

For many years, recalls Dr Sattaya Rojanasthien – head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Chiang Mai University Hospital – doctors “tried to tell policy makers about the increasing burden of osteoporosis” in Thailand. Hard information to back up the assertion was limited. No reliable estimates exist, for example, for the prevalence of osteoporosis, while published figures on hip fractures cover individual cities and almost all are from before 2010. Nevertheless, even at that time, available data were already showing an increase in hip fractures of 2% per year at that time.1

Leaving the darkness, seeing the light: A focus on people living with rare bone diseases

Leaving the darkness, seeing the light: A focus on people living with rare bone diseases is an Economist Intelligence Unit briefing paper, sponsored by Ipsen, a global pharmaceutical company. This independent research covers rare bone diseases and the patient experience in the US and Europe with policy lessons for healthcare professionals and policymakers. Review of the evidence in the literature and interviews with representatives of clinical practice and patient organisations were undertaken to help inform our research and this report.

Scaling up COVID-19 vaccines manufacturing capacity is critical, but is it possible?

Many schemes have been floated to increase manufacturing capacity for COVID-19 vaccines across the globe, an idea strongly supported by the WTO and the WHO.

How to secure the future funding and sustainability of UK care homes

Care homes should be subject to far greater transparency and community oversight, especially in light of covid-19 deaths

Assessing innovation: How Health Technology Assessment can adapt to improve the evaluation of novel cancer therapies in Europe

The process of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) has been a key tool used by many European governments over the last two decades to evaluate healthcare innovations and ensure that those paying for healthcare get as much value—and benefit for patients—from their investment as possible.

Projet global de financement pour l’élimination du cancer du col de l’utérus : Financer la prévention secondaire dans les contextes de faible revenu

Beyond surgery: How lifestyle and dietary interventions can reduce the burden of obesity and diabetes in Kuwait

The Gulf states have an obesity problem. Between 31% and 43% of people in each of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations are obese, a proportion that grows to almost three-quarters when including overweight people.

The only way is up: making Taiwan a better place to have a family

Taiwan’s fertility rate has declined dramatically over the past seventy years to about 1.05 children per woman today—well below the replacement rate of 2.1. This decline not only impacts population size, but also the structure of the population. As fertility falls the share of the population that are of working age also declines, while that of older people increases. This means that each worker must support, through his or her taxes, more retired people.

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