Growing aging population. Shortage of healthcare personnel. Exponential growth of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Providing services to marginalized or hard-to-reach populations. Encouraging and supporting healthy behaviors and adherence to treatment. Ever-growing demand for healthcare services.
These are just some of the challenges facing healthcare systems everywhere today, regardless of geography, political system or income level. But perhaps the biggest threat to healthcare is people – or rather, the lack thereof.