GHP Q3 2022

NEWS EMJ, Europe’s leading digital health communications company, is joining forces with the World Telehealth Initiative to support its mission to provide sustainable medical expertise through volunteer physicians to vulnerable communities all over the world. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank report that half of the world’s population does not have access to essential healthcare services because those services are inaccessible, unavailable, unaffordable or of poor quality. According to WHO the world faces a shortfall of more than 18 million health workers and the migration of health care workers from countries with lowresources an immense need to areas of high resources and greater personal opportunity contributes to the problem. In some regions of the world, there are either very few health care experts or none at all. World Telehealth Initiative is dedicated to expanding access to quality care for under-resourced communities, by focusing on upskilling local clinicians and offering training and support from a network of medical specialists around the world. They have 33 programs globally, serving communities from Malawi to Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nigeria, Ecuador, and more. EMJ produces journals across a range of therapeutic areas from rheumatology to cardiology, with a worldwide readership, and has always offered free and open access to all. With an extensive physician circulation network, EMJ is partnering with World Telehealth Initiative to increase exposure to this philanthropic opportunity for physicians to make a difference in communities throughout the world. Spencer Gore, Founder and Executive Chairman at EMJ said: “It’s hard to believe that some communities are so poorly off for healthcare provision so we are delighted to be playing a small role to increase the availability of good quality medical information to help on the ground.” Sharon Allen, the Co-founder and Executive Director of World Telehealth Initiative said: “We are pleased that EMJ - who is already working in the field of global health education - has joined in partnership with us. Only by collaborating with established leaders in the field, like EMJ, will we maximize our collective impact towards our shared goals.” EMJ ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE WORLD TELEHEALTH INITIATIVE Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo comments: “The sudden notable drop in healthcare application numbers from June to July 2022 will be a worry for recruiters and employers alike. While it’s abundantly clear that more needs to be done to entice people into the sector, what could be of more concern are the number of people leaving the sector due to burnout or less than satisfactory pay rises. With salary showing just a 3% yearly increase and staff shortages amplified by Brexit, the sector is facing an incredibly tough time. For this reason, the Government may need to re-evaluate and step in to aid recruitment and retention within the sector.”