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Things like these are why I have been intimating that there is a huge potential for an entire service industry around healthcare. One that would decrease risk, ...

Selling off the Cow Whilst Buying Back the Milk. Image credit: News wires

According to Lao Tzu, “life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be the reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”

Another area of concern is the percentage of public hospitals with a functional emergency team which is said to be high performing at a figure of 25.5%. That our Health Ministry will be bold enough ...

The Role of Independent Inspectorates in Improving the Quality of Healthcare

“Be honest. This applies to every area of your life. Sketchiness is not an attractive trait. No more trying to cover up your baggage, sweeping things under the rug, withholding the truth, blatant lying, or even telling seemingly ‘harmless’ white lies or half-truths – release the need to lie completely! Start NOW.” Alaric Hutchinson

The problem of childhood obesity and the associated chronic disease that our children may inherit down the line are not signs of affluence; they are purchased ...

Purchased Morbidity; The Looming Health Hazard of Tomorrow’s Ghanaian. Image credit - Jesper Sehested

 Richard Louv argues in his book Last Child in the Woods that, “Parents are told to turn off the TV and restrict video game time, but we hear little about what the kids should do physically during their non-electronic time. The usual suggestion is organized sports. But consider this: The obesity epidemic coincides with the greatest increase in organized children’s sports in history.”

As it is said, countries don’t attract what they want but what they are. Therefore, though we claim to want quality health care, we as a people have failed to invest our thinking into how to convert this wish into a need.

Unpicking our way out of Health Delivery Stagnation

 According to A.A. Milne, “The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. A second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. A first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” Throughout history, it has been known that thoughts and not our wishes, build a nation. In “As a man thinketh” James Allen argues, “A man is literally what he thinks, plans and acts upon.” In essence, outcomes are indicative of plans, actions and or inactions of yesteryear.

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