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Compounding this further is the fact that over 60% of our health funding envelope is spent on staff remuneration, with another 15% going into health system running cost. This leaves just around 25% available for ...

This is the Time to Rewrite our Health Social Contract

Charles Taylor in Multiculturalism argues that “we define our identity always in dialogue with, sometimes in struggle against, the things our significant others want to see in us. Even after we outgrow some of these others—our parents, for instance—and they disappear from our lives, the conversation with them continues within us as long as we live.”

In the last ten years, the face of chronic disease management across the world has been changing. These changes have been focused on increasing the role of the patient in staying healthy whilst living with a long-term ailment.

Health Opportunities Amidst Crisis

Cameron C. Taylor argues in Eight Attributes of Great Achievers that “we have within us the power to choose how we respond to a hurtful situation. We cannot control the actions of others, but we can control how we will respond. As we understand our power to choose, we see that we are in control. Our life is not a result of our environment or upbringing, but a result of our choices. We have the ability to determine the kind of life we want to live and the type of person we wish to be.”

Footage on social media shows that many are not adhering to COVID-19 hygiene, social & physical distancing and face mask protocols, as they attend political gatherings. Unfortunately, ...

Let it Sink In; You Are On Your Own. Image credit - Medical Xpress

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”

Four years on and with the 7th December election fast approaching, health is again on the campaign trail with the opposition National Democratic Congress promising the provision of free primary health care for all citizens.

The Electoral Health Conversation

“The task of the leaders must be to provide or create for them a strong framework within which they can learn, work hard, be productive and be rewarded accordingly. And this is not easy to achieve.” Lee Kuan Yew, The Singapore Story

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