A report on Canadian readiness to deal with new Alzheimer’s disease treatments co-authored by Jakub Hlávka found that average wait times could reach 28 months and that the most pressing issue is a lack of dementia specialists.
Neeraj Sood presented on the importance of prioritizing quality care, rather than just access, in the universal healthcare coverage movement. He is optimistic that the enthusiasm he observed will translate into real changes on the ground, saving lives and building momentum for universal quality care.
Toshiaki Iizuka is a professor at the Graduate Schools of Economics and Public Policy at the the University of Tokyo. His research focuses on health economics and health policy, with an emphasis on incentives and information in healthcare markets.
Overall, Norway and Sweden rank first in adaptation to aging, followed by the U.S., The Netherlands, and Japan. Central and eastern European countries rank at the bottom, with untapped potential for successful aging.
India recently announced an ambitious plan called the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) to provide government-sponsored insurance to roughly 500 million people or nearly 40% of India’s population.