Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to encourage the international community to tackle the disparities in healthcare provision between the 'Global North' and 'Global South'. Wealth must be redistributed to those states who cannot afford to provide basic healthcare for their citizens, from those with an abundance. The involvement of international institutions and NGOs will be key.
It's all part of making a better world.
This change would look like international institutions providing adequate resources for states to improve their healthcare systems, whether that be financially, or through the provision of training or equipment. It would look like a directional shift, where international aid in the form of development of the healthcare sectors abroad would be celebrated, encouraged, and seen as an effective way to invest.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by locals in the 'Global South', who, hopefully, will have increased access to better quality healthcare. It will also be felt by medical practitioners, who will have more opportunities to provide care in their areas, and might benefit from increased job satisfaction being able to harness the new resources provided for them for the better.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
More physicians per 10,000 people in the 'Global South'.
Significantly reduced maternal and infant mortality in the 'Global South'.
Job retention schemes for trained physicians in the 'Global South' so as to prevent so-called brain drain.
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
The policy goal is on the agenda internationally. The worst healthcare systems are treating, diagnosing, and caring for more people than they were. There are more/improved facilities providing access to more people, this is especially important in rural areas.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?