Abdul Latif Jameel Health’s ‘Insights’ thought leadership series provides you with a unique and engaging insight into the challenges and opportunities seen in realizing our vision of accelerating access to modern medical care for those who need it most. We’ll feature stories from around the world, about our targeted investments, our partnerships and the issues relevant for raising health and healthcare standards and access across our global society today and tomorrow.
September 8, 2023 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates
How to improve the effectiveness of healthcare spending
Globally, healthcare spending is growing faster than most economies. Is that because the more you spend, the better health outcomes you achieve? Unfortunately, not. Some countries seem to get better health outcomes for less money. High spenders take note; low spenders take heart.
August 9, 2023 | Dubai, UAE
Confronting the challenge of rare diseases
Some diseases are so prevalent they have become familiar to everyone – think heart disease, cancer, diabetes and dementia, to name just a few. If you yourself are not one of the millions of sufferers worldwide, then chances are you have a friend of family member who is. Yet many diseases – equally pernicious, equally devastating – slip under the radar because their incidence is relatively rare. Although definitions vary around the world, a disease is often classed as ‘rare’ if it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people, or less than 0.05% of a given population.
February 10, 2023 | Dubai, UAE
Halting the march of metabolic syndrome
In medical lexicon ‘metabolic syndrome’ (MetS) might not exactly trip from the tongue like ‘heart disease’ or ‘cancer’. Yet, depending on where you live in the world, there could be a one-in-three chance you have the condition already. And despite its relative obscurity, be in no doubt: its impact is life threatening.
December 9, 2022 | Dubai, UAE
Resistance is not futile
For most of human history, even the tiniest of scratches could prove fatal. Never mind pneumonia, childbirth or surgery, gardening was a potentially deadly pursuit. A graze or scratch could become infected, and there was very little you could about it apart from hoping the harmful microbes didn’t spread. It was basically your immune system versus the bacteria.
November 4, 2022 | Dubai UAE and Mumbai, India
Sharing the benefits of health tech innovation
A Q&A with Wellesta on its new partnership with Abdul Latif Jameel Health
October 20, 2022 | Dubai, UAE
From X-rays to portable ultrasound & VR: how accessible medical imaging is transforming health
The desire to look inside our bodies is nothing new - today the wider field of medical imaging includes tools such as radiology, ultrasound, CT scans, MRI and much more, enabling images of the body’s interior to be safely captured, to diagnose and treat illness and disease.
August 25, 2022 | Cambridge, MA, USA
Innovation in inflammation by guest author: Dr. Simba Gill, CEO, Evelo Biosciences
Inflammation has been called the silent killer. Inflammation plays a key role in some of the world’s leading causes of death, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Recent research has even suggested that the process of ageing itself, along with its associated pathologies, is driven by persistent inflammation.
June 24, 2022 | London, UK
Forging a new model for cancer treatment: A Q&A with Professor R Charles Coombes
Forging a new model for cancer treatment: A Q&A with Professor R Charles Coombes, newly appointed special scientific advisor to Abdul Latif Jameel Health.