As a continuation of the global cancer preparedness project, for which I edited the main report, I edited a regional report focusing on Latin America. The report looks at the diversity of the cancer challenge in Latin America, the current extent of efforts to address the disease, and the essential elements to building enhanced preparedness.
This new index is a useful benchmarking tool to help policymakers and other key stakeholders to identify where their countries stand in cancer control compared with their peers and how they can boost their preparedness.
This new research highlights the need to address the root causes of NCDs as early as possible and to give young people a seat around the policy table.
The way Sweden considers value in a number of different aspects of healthcare makes it a global leader in value-based healthcare (VBHC). Sweden’s experience with instituting VBHC underscores a number of key lessons.
An article I edited looks at healthy ageing. Those interviewed for the article say that the key aim of governments and policymakers should be looking at ways to improve the quality of life of older people and help them to stay well and independent for longer.
In September 2018 I went to Bogotá to present a new important research programme at The Economist Events' War on Cancer Latin America conference. Our study assesses the policy response to the deadliest cancer in the region.
In July 2018 I moderated a very interesting webinar on behavioural economics in healthcare, organised by The Economist Events. The discussion was based on a report on preventative care and behavioural science:, analysing the emotional drivers of healthcare decisions.
In July 2017 a study I edited was released: a major report on cancer control in Latin America, with a focus on inequality in access to care. The report is based on the Latin America Cancer Control Scorecard (LACCS), which assesses cancer-control policies and programmes in 12 Latin American countries.
In June 2017 I presented the results of a major new index on global access to healthcare at a conference organised by The Economist Events.
In May 2017 a study on global heart health that I edited was published following a pre-launch at a major heart health conference in London in November 2016.