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Wearable devices are not new, healthcare professionals have been using heart rate monitors and other […]
The last decade has seen a massive explosion in the number of people achieving middle class financial status. Over a billion people worldwide – with a combined wealth of US$33 trillion – now occupy this new, influential, fast-growing population group.
Efforts to control the three pandemics (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria) have made real differences to longevity in Africa and should be applauded. But there are reasons to think that there is too much focus on these three pandemics. In healthcare this kind of focus on a specific health issue is called a ‘vertical’ focus, and many critics think that it too often prevails in preference to a ‘horizontal’ focus that aims to strengthen health systems in a more general way.