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Access to Better Health and Medical Care

There are now many organizations involved in initiatives to reduce diseases, increase access to healthcare and improve medical treatment around the world.  This means many programs and projects and a vast need for program/project management for these efforts.  Here are some resources to help readers learn more about this topic.

General Information

UN Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being - The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all. Supporting research and development for vaccines is an essential part of this process as well. For statistics and information, visit http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals/goal-3-good-health-and-well-being.html


Global Initiatives & Programs

Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare - The World Economic Forum’s System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare aims to transform the continuum of care – from prevention to diagnosis, treatment, cure and maintenance of health – to enable people to lead healthier lives and access the care they need to fulfil their potential. Website includes access to useful articles, reports and projects. Visit https://www.weforum.org/system-initiatives/shaping-the-future-of-health-and-healthcare


Local Initiatives, Programs, Projects

Medicine from the Sky (2019) - An innovative drone delivery project in Telangana, India announced by The World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network in partnership with State Government of Telangana and HealthNet Global Limited. The major aim of this project is to explore the use of drones to increase access to healthcare for communities across the Telangana state. This briefing paper provides an overall view of the health care supply chain and the challenges faced in India. The report lists a few use cases for drone delivery and covers a high level evaluation that supports decision making for procurement of drones for medical delivery. Available online at http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Medicine_from_the_Sky.pdf (Gopireddy)



End Malaria Council - A committed group of global public sector and business leaders that sees malaria eradication as a critical health and development priority. The Council has come together to drive progress toward eradication by focusing on three key areas: Leadership, Financing, Technology.  Learn more at http://endmalariacouncil.org/


Articles, Blogs, Opinions

Bhide, D. (2022). Broken Ankle and Beyond: Lessons for life and Project Management; PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue XII, December.  Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/pmwj124-Dec2022-Bhide-broken-ankle-and-beyond.pdf

Bourne, L. (2022). Rethinking Communication: Project Management in the time of Covid, series article, PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue IX, September. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/pmwj121-Sep2022-Bourne-Rethinking-communication-pm-in-time-of-covid.pdf

de Koker, R. (2023).  The Crucial Role of Project Management in Advancing Healthcare Access and Universal Health Coverage, PM World Journal, Vol. XII, Issue X, October. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/pmwj134-Oct2023-De-Koker-crucial-role-of-project-management-in-advancing-healthcare-access.pdf

Wagner, R. (2020). The Corona Pandemic and the importance of projects at the societal level, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue IV, April. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/pmwj92-Apr2020-Wagner-corona-pandemic-and-importance-of-societal-projects.pdf


Papers, Reports, Studies

Amek, N.; Van Eijk, A.; Lindblade, K.A.; Hamel, M.; Bayoh, N.; Gimnig, J.; Laserson, K.F.; Slutsker, L.; Smith, T; Vounatsou, P. (2018): Infant and Child Mortality in Relation to Malaria Transmission In KEMRI/CDC HDSS, Western Kenya: Validation Of Verbal Autopsy. Malaria Journal, 17(1), December.  Available online at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/322588502 (Chebet)

Blanco B. R., Brugha R.F., Walsh A. and Spicer N. (2009): The Effects of Global Health Initiatives on Country Health Systems: A Review of the Evidence by the HIV/AIDS Control. Health Policy and Planning, Oxford University Press, August. Available online at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26261861_The_Effects_of_Global_Health_Initiatives_on_Country_Health_Systems_a_Review_of_the_Evidence_from_HIVAIDS_Control (Ogutu)

Gennaro, F.D.; Pizzol, D.; Marotta, C.; Antunes, M.; Racalbuto, V.; Veronese, N.; Smith, L. (2020). Coronavirus Diseases (Covid-19) Current Status and Future Perspectives: A Narrative Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(8), 2690, April. Available online at: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/8/2690/htm (Chebet)

Omoro,T.; Gray, S.; Otieno, G.; Mbeda, C.; Phillips-Howard, P.; Hayes, T.; Otieno, F.; Gus, G. (2017): Teen Pregnancy In Rural Western Kenya: A Public Health Issue. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, December. Available online at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02673843.2017.1402794 (Chebet)

Pedrini, D. (2022). How COVID-19 will Impact the Future of Project Management and the Work of Healthcare Technicians (But not only them); PM World Journal, Vol. XI, Issue VIII, August. Available online at https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/pmwj120-Aug2022-Pedrini-how-covid-19-will-impact-future-project-management-and-healthcare-work.pdf

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