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03Building Better Healthcare2018060220180603 (WS)

Building a healthcare system: who gets treated and who pays? Innovation maybe the key.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Healthcare is not only a human right but key to sustainable societies. If you could build a healthcare system from scratch, how would you design it? We hear from Dr Bailor Barrie who grew up in poverty in Sierra Leone, survived war and near death to fulfil his dream to become a doctor only to discover if you didn’t have money you couldn’t afford health care. Travelling to one of the areas most devastated by the war he co-founded the Wellbody Alliance and has transformed health care in the Kono district. Claudia asks about his experience of setting up clinics in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of war and natural disasters such as Ebola. Associate Professor Dina Balabanova from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine surveys the countries in the world with surprisingly effective health services, emphasising that it’s not how much money you spend, but how you spend it and innovation is everything. Nayanabhiram Kalnad explains how digital healthcare is making medicine more equitable and from his company’s experience how doctors manage ever increasing demands in India.

Picture: Medical symbol, Credit: Getty Images

Building a healthcare system: who gets treated and who pays? Innovation maybe the key.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Healthcare is not only a human right but key to sustainable societies. If you could build a healthcare system from scratch, how would you design it? We hear from Dr Bailor Barrie who grew up in poverty in Sierra Leone, survived war and near death to fulfil his dream to become a doctor only to discover if you didn’t have money you couldn’t afford health care. Travelling to one of the areas most devastated by the war he co-founded the Wellbody Alliance and has transformed health care in the Kono district. Claudia asks about his experience of setting up clinics in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of war and natural disasters such as Ebola. Associate Professor Dina Balabanova from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine surveys the countries in the world with surprisingly effective health services, emphasising that it’s not how much money you spend, but how you spend it and innovation is everything. Nayanabhiram Kalnad explains how digital healthcare is making medicine more equitable and from his company’s experience how doctors manage ever increasing demands in India.

Picture: Medical symbol, Credit: Getty Images

Building a healthcare system: who gets treated and who pays? Innovation maybe the key.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Healthcare is not only a human right but key to sustainable societies. If you could build a healthcare system from scratch, how would you design it? We hear from Dr Bailor Barrie who grew up in poverty in Sierra Leone, survived war and near death to fulfil his dream to become a doctor only to discover if you didn’t have money you couldn’t afford health care. Travelling to one of the areas most devastated by the war he co-founded the Wellbody Alliance and has transformed health care in the Kono district. Claudia asks about his experience of setting up clinics in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of war and natural disasters such as Ebola. Associate Professor Dina Balabanova from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine surveys the countries in the world with surprisingly effective health services, emphasising that it’s not how much money you spend, but how you spend it and innovation is everything. Nayanabhiram Kalnad explains how digital healthcare is making medicine more equitable and from his company’s experience how doctors manage ever increasing demands in India.

Picture: Medical symbol, Credit: Getty Images

Building a healthcare system: who gets treated and who pays? Innovation maybe the key.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Healthcare is not only a human right but key to sustainable societies. If you could build a healthcare system from scratch, how would you design it? We hear from Dr Bailor Barrie who grew up in poverty in Sierra Leone, survived war and near death to fulfil his dream to become a doctor only to discover if you didn’t have money you couldn’t afford health care. Travelling to one of the areas most devastated by the war he co-founded the Wellbody Alliance and has transformed health care in the Kono district. Claudia asks about his experience of setting up clinics in Sierra Leone in the aftermath of war and natural disasters such as Ebola. Associate Professor Dina Balabanova from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine surveys the countries in the world with surprisingly effective health services, emphasising that it’s not how much money you spend, but how you spend it and innovation is everything. Nayanabhiram Kalnad explains how digital healthcare is making medicine more equitable and from his company’s experience how doctors manage ever increasing demands in India.

Picture: Medical symbol, Credit: Getty Images

04Civilisation On The Move2018071420180715 (WS)

Why do people move, refugee health and how countries can meet migrant needs.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Over 65 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and there are many reasons people leave their countries of origin including conflict, famine and drought. The Lancet Commission on migration and health states the climate change is the biggest global threat of the 21st century.
Professor Jennifer Leaning is concerned about the role of climate change in conflicts and mass migration
In this event we investigate the health care needs at different stages of people’s journey, how do you make health care personal and culturally specific in refugee camps and what happens to people when they reach their country of destination. Surgeon Fouad M Fouad was compelled to leave his native Syria because of his work helping the wounded, now living in Beirut he is calling for a new approach to the health care of refugees and Bernadette Kumar is Director of the Norwegian Centre for Migration and Health and thinks there are many myths surrounding migration.

Picture: People Shadows, Credit: Fotojog/Getty Images

Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald

Why do people move, refugee health and how countries can meet migrant needs.

Claudia Hammond joins scientists and experts to explore science's effect on our world

Over 65 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and there are many reasons people leave their countries of origin including conflict, famine and drought. The Lancet Commission on migration and health states the climate change is the biggest global threat of the 21st century.
Professor Jennifer Leaning is concerned about the role of climate change in conflicts and mass migration
In this event we investigate the health care needs at different stages of people’s journey, how do you make health care personal and culturally specific in refugee camps and what happens to people when they reach their country of destination. Surgeon Fouad M Fouad was compelled to leave his native Syria because of his work helping the wounded, now living in Beirut he is calling for a new approach to the health care of refugees and Bernadette Kumar is Director of the Norwegian Centre for Migration and Health and thinks there are many myths surrounding migration.

Picture: People Shadows, Credit: Fotojog/Getty Images

Presenter: Claudia Hammond
Producer: Geraldine Fitzgerald