AMR is one of the world’s most critical healthcare challenges. It occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective, caused by the inappropriate use of medicines, for example using antibiotics for viral infections such as cold or flu, or sharing antibiotics, low-quality medicines, wrong prescriptions, while poor infection prevention and control also encourage the development and spread of drug resistance. It is estimated that by 2050, the number of people dying from antimicrobial resistance could reach 10 million. … [Read more...] about Partnership signed to fight against antimicrobial resistance in Vietnam in 2021-2023
Long term strategy games
For the claim payment side, we see that those who test positive for the virus can require a very long-term, costly intensive care. Insurance contracts are paying a lot of benefits to cover these costs for customers. We tend to look at the revenue but not at how much benefits have been paid to help customers. After all, paying benefits is the most important job of the insurance contract. … [Read more...] about New mindset needed for insurance industry
The Covid-19 pandemic came as a great shock to most economies, including Vietnam. Still, Vietnam’s resilience proves this is also an opportunity for the country to give the private sector and the domestic market more attention. The public debt-to-GDP ratio is expected to be 46.1% in 2021, on the basis of GDP revaluation, so it is quite possible to improve this ratio, especially in the context of real interest rates around 0% in developed economies, plus a high savings rate at home. However, policies such as increasing public debt and curbing inflation need to be carefully studied with data of Vietnam concerning the following two issues. … [Read more...] about Demand stimulus: where to begin?
The Danish Energy Agency and the World Bank Group presented key recommendations include clear, long-term and progressive capacity deployment targets, a sound legal framework and a financeable Power Purchase Agreement in line with international practices, mandate a government agency to act as a single point of contact to streamline the permitting and consent processes for offshore wind projects, thus ensuring timely delivery of projects and award of large-scale demonstration projects to be commissioned in phases in order to kick-start the sector. … [Read more...] about Vietnam has great potential for wind power: conference
*Dr. Andres Sosa is an orthopedic surgeon trained in Italy specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal trauma (fractures, dislocations, wounds), degenerative joint diseases (osteoarthritis, spine disc herniation) and sport lesions (sprains, joint instability, tendon ruptures) with a particular and deep interest in upper limb, spine and knee. With two European masters degrees and multiple courses overseas, Dr Sosa is able to perform open surgery, internal fixation, shoulder/knee arthroscopy, external fixation and joint replacement as well as non-surgical pain management therapies. … [Read more...] about Braking the dogma: Creatine