Category: Opinion Pieces

Advancing Health Equity Initiatives Across Special Needs Populations

In the News, Opinion Pieces

Health equity exists when everyone has a fair opportunity to be healthy. Fair opportunity can mean different things and manifests in different ways depending on geography, population composition, comorbidities, prevalence of social determinants of health (SDoH), and more. The topic is all the rage at healthcare conferences or in the news. But what does true …

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MedCity News | Lessons learned from fighting HIV in Africa—and how they apply to Covid-19 in the U.S.

In the News, Opinion Pieces

his article was originally published on MedCity News by  ERNEST DARKOH The HIV and AIDS crisis in Africa was—and still is—devastating for the continent’s population. Despite only making up 6.2% of the world’s population, Eastern and Southern Africa is home to  54% of all people living with HIV in the world. For almost 20 years, there …

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Opinion| How to capitalise on the opportunity of Covid-19 vaccination sites

Opinion Pieces

Photo: People waiting on vaccinations at Thelle Mogoerane Hospital. (Photo: Denvor de Wee/Spotlight) This World Aids Day we need to find opportunities for public health improvements in this decade This World Aids Day, South Africans are carrying the greatest HIV/Aids burden in the world, our country’s original pandemic. Yet, to combat COVID-19, our country has …

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Health Data Security & Privacy on the African Continent

Opinion Pieces

Global health systems are increasingly focused flashpoints around health data privacy and security. As health systems on the African continent transform to be more digitally mature – how do we ensure the protection of personally identifiable information and how do we use this data to provide more targeted and equitable services? We, therefore, invite you …

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Opinion| Health Data Privacy Protection Is Pivotal To Health Equity In Africa

Opinion Pieces

Cloud computing, along with increasingly ubiquitous digital tools for collection, aggregation, and analysis of health data, offer substantial potential to help the African continent leapfrog many more mature systems in transforming healthcare and improving health outcomes. However, more rigour and attention must be focused on protecting the privacy and security of health data. Health data …

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A landscape analysis: building off a legacy

Opinion Pieces

Kyle is a Senior Business Analyst at BroadReach Consulting specialising in the implementation of data, analytics and technology solutions that drive improvements in health outcomes and impact. He has a background in health with a particular passion for improving access to care for underserved populations. There is an African Proverb that asks, how do you …

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