May 8, 2009 (East Haven, CT, USA) â€“ At least 1.3 billion people worldwide lack access to the most basic healthcare, with this burden being greatest in countries overwhelmed by poverty. Since the gap between rich and poor is widening, the Global Health Education Foundation (GHEF: www.globalhef.org) has been set up to tackle worsening disparities in healthcare.
â€śGHEF recognizes that there have been many worthy efforts to address healthcare disparities across the world, but that the need for additional initiatives remains,â€ť commented Dr John Mei, GHEFâ€™s CEO and Co-founder. â€śIn particular, the lack of appropriate educational resources and training opportunities for healthcare professionals is one of the major barriers that many nations face in improving healthcare quality.â€ť
â€śWe face a great challenge in achieving our objectives, but I believe that the will exists for us to make a difference,â€ť commented Dr Faiz Kermani, GHEFâ€™s President. â€śWe hope to encourage support from a range of interested parties and harness their talents for dedicated healthcare projects in the global areas that need them most.â€ť
Through the availability of improving communication technology, and the willingness of highly trained medical professionals who are willing to volunteer their time to educate others, GHEF is confident that the objective of improving healthcare access across the world can be achieved.
Last updated on: 27/08/2010 11:40:18