Diabetes in India’s undergoing a demographic transformation, shifting from being largely an affliction of the affluent to increasingly burdening the poor and middle income population. According to a new study, diabetes is increasingly affecting the urban poor in part due to the improving economy.
For today’s Humanosphere podcast, we are talking with Peru’s Minister of Health Patty Garcia and the need for systemic change in how we seek to improve health around the world. Garcia says health care and the global health community have been successful at targeting specific diseases and, in rich countries, advancing treatments. But what we need now, she says, is a comprehensive system that emphasizes prevention and access for all to basic services.