Accelerating Health: The Podcast
As we emerge from a global pandemic that has put pressure on healthcare systems around the world, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remain a growing concern, causing the equivalent of 71% of deaths globally each year. In Accelerating Health we talk to people and communities that are impacted by NCD’s, and hear from those who are exploring innovative solutions through research and technology to make sure access to NCD care is equitable and fair.
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Gaining ground against chronic conditions
John is no stranger to health problems – yet being diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) highlighted the importance of his kidney health.
The key to unlocking migrant healthcare?
When people flee their homes, they leave many things behind - like vital medical records. The Sijilli programme provides refugees with a way to access their records, wherever their journeys take them.
From small steps to systemic shifts
Desi’s weight fluctuation has plagued her for much of her life, and she’s not alone. Could systemic changes help bear the burden, making it easier for people to make a meaningful lifestyle transformation?
Disrupting diabetes with a digital ecosystem
Discover how a programme in Sweden is implementing digital support for people like Selma, who is making lasting lifestyle transformations to reduce her high risk of type 2 diabetes.
The cultural sensitivities of salt reduction
High blood pressure is on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, with a high-salt diet one of the well established risk factors. Raised blood pressure, as a result of consuming high levels of sodium in salt, increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases like heart attacks and strokes, which are now the leading causes of death in developing nations.
Why chronic kidney disease can affect people from all walks of life
Worldwide, more than 850 million people have some form of kidney disease. We spoke to patients with CKD, who now act as ambassadors, to hear their stories of discovery, awareness and advocacy.
The battle for better brain health
Malene’s hopes have been shattered over and over again by treatments that couldn’t relieve her debilitating migraines.
How the NCD community coped with Covid-19
Cris’ independent spirit was crushed when her worsening mental and physical health forced her to move back in with her parents during Covid-19.
Raising heroes at home: stroke detection
How do you broach a difficult conversation? Many of those at risk of a stroke struggle to discuss the possibility it could happen to them.
The initiative transforming stroke care worldwide
The Angels Initiative has been helping to transform almost 6000 hospitals in 130 countries worldwide to date, helping millions of stroke patients in the process. Now they plan to save even more lives by taking their message into the community.
The partnerships helping patients isolated by Covid-19
More than half of people living with NCDs reported they felt isolated during the pandemic, and 50% thought their condition had worsened in lockdown.Partnerships are building bridges between isolated patients and their healthcare systems to improve their care.
When Ali’s anxiety first emerged, it was not well understood or accepted by his community – but left untreated, things only got worse.
After losing two children soon after birth, Sally was diagnosed with AIDS, then cervical cancer.
The Ugandan hospital tackling childhood cancer
When Tasha was 9, she was diagnosed with leukaemia – a death sentence for an estimated 90% of children like her across Africa.