Making avoidable blindness a thing of the past

Social and economic ramifications of sight loss are too big to ignore, but an array of inspiring projects is helping to tackle one of the biggest healthcare battles of our time

Universal eye health: the fight to save the world’s vision

The decades-long initiative to improve eye health worldwide has spawned a number of important milestones in recent years. But how far away are we from stamping out avoidable blindness for good and cutting visual impairment on a global scale?

Has the Grenfell tragedy made construction safer?

The Grenfell Tower tragedy claimed the lives of 72 people, underscoring the limitations of building regulations and a lax attitude towards fire safety. So what’s changed since?

Tackling public concerns about 5G health risks

While no proven health risks have been linked to the introduction of 5G technology, the industry must deal with public concerns openly and transparently

How 5G can revolutionise healthcare

For all the transformative and life-saving benefits that 5G has to offer, a number of obstacles stand in the way of the NHS capitalising on the technology

Working to improve global mental health

There are large disparities in how governments around the world address mental health services, but a number of initiatives are prompting conversations and raising public awareness

Better patient compliance could save millions

Digital medicine could provide the answer to the costly questions of patient compliance and failure to follow medical advice correctly

How ingrained bias is harming female healthcare

How unbalanced participation in clinical trials and a basic misunderstanding of women’s health needs have resulted in unequal levels of public care