Reducing the disease burden in African countries and preventing the economies of those countries from lagging behind global indicators can be done through the establishment of effective healthcare systems. Such systems should be able to face current challenges and ensure that the population is healthy and fit to work. Following the implementation of international and national programmes aimed at combating infectious disease in the region, there have been increasing calls to combat heart-related diseases, cancer, and diabetes. Poorly developed healthcare infrastructure in many countries means that healthcare cannot be fully administered in rural, remote and hard-to-reach areas. The lack of qualified medical personnel further hinders timely diagnosis and treatment. One way of solving these problems is through the use of telemedical solutions and technology, along with fixed and portable equipment which harnesses artificial intelligence technology.
Will the transition to digital healthcare be able to substantially reduce the disease burden in African countries? Which of the most promising Russian telemedical solutions and artificial intelligence products in the healthcare sector can help the African region? What effect might the implementation of modern fixed and portable telemedicine equipment have?
Kevin Ali, President of MSD International, shares his vision of the future of healthcare: why vaccination is needed, how to win the race with bacteria, and whether it is possible to invent a universal medicine to fight cancer.
The IoT is one of the biggest disruptors for companies across industries. As more devices connect to the internet and to one another, the IoT (Internet of Things) is moving beyond consumer devices to businesses of all kinds. The IoT creates opportunities for new products, services and business models. Boards should understand how this technology will impact their companys strategy.
This report by PwC covers multiple aspects of developing 5G in Russia, such as the impact of new generation telecommunications on innovative digital services, the impact of the characteristics of the new standard and the services on development strategies used by mobile network operators, and the effect of implementing 5G on the economy as a whole and on capital investments in the industry.