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Building Robust and Inclusive Healthcare Systems Davos
January 22, 2019
FT-PZU Spotlight on Global Access to Healthcare Building robust and inclusive healthcare systems – The Financial Times in partnership with PZU present Spotlight on Global Access to Healthcare. Moderated by David Crow, FT Banking Editor, the exclusive evening reception will bring together healthcare and technology pioneers to share worldwide collaborative approaches on how best to create robust and inclusive healthcare systems.
According to the joint report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and The World Bank on Universal Health Coverage (December 2017), at least half of the world’s population do not have access to basic healthcare, and about 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty due to out-of-pocket health expenses. The growing population, the rising number of chronic diseases and the need to provide patients with new, innovative and affordable treatments are just a few hurdles countries must overcome. Achieving access to global healthcare will require a fundamental shift in the way resources are mobilized.
Consequently, technology is on the verge of creating a transition. A number of breakthrough innovations have been designed to reduce costs and make healthcare services more accessible to all — from telemedicine to artificial intelligence-assisted medical consultants. Barriers like geographical distance and low resources, which have long prevented millions of people from getting the care they need, are much easier to overcome in the digital age.
Recognizing the importance of healthcare innovation, PZU is building a cutting-edge business operating model to care for the health of clients – PZU Health is investing and rolling-out a nationwide network of proprietary standardized branches with a network of partnership services.