FT Health: Access to Healthcare

Growing and ageing populations around the world are creating stronger demand for healthcare. Yet limited money and out of date infrastructure mean policymakers in rich and poor countries alike are faced with the challenge of making sure their citizens have access to the resources they need

Lack of access is a problem that affects rich and poor countries alike

The FT highlights the work of ayzh, mPharma, Live Well and Unjani in Africa and Asia

Verbal or physical assaults on hospital staff affect up to 75% of medics

Epidemic showed government the importance of collaboration to widen healthcare reach

Government builds on its soda tax to improve health and stave off diabetes

Patient assistance programmes may even end up adding to the cost of healthcare