5 episodes

Conversations for an essential Public Healthcare sector.

GE knows the Public Healthcare Sector is vital to the survival of millions of people. But what is vital to theirs? This is the urgent question underpinning GE Vital Voices - a series of podcasts that aims to give a voice and platform to the critical issues facing the Public Healthcare Sector and the people that are changing it, both on the frontlines and from the backlines.

GE Vital Voices aims to bring together a range of medical experts and voices to help unpack the critical issues facing the Public Healthcare Sector, while sharing insights and solutions to support this vital sector.

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    • Health & Fitness

Conversations for an essential Public Healthcare sector.

GE knows the Public Healthcare Sector is vital to the survival of millions of people. But what is vital to theirs? This is the urgent question underpinning GE Vital Voices - a series of podcasts that aims to give a voice and platform to the critical issues facing the Public Healthcare Sector and the people that are changing it, both on the frontlines and from the backlines.

GE Vital Voices aims to bring together a range of medical experts and voices to help unpack the critical issues facing the Public Healthcare Sector, while sharing insights and solutions to support this vital sector.

    Innovating health

    Innovating health

    Understanding how innovation improves the health system.

    Guests: Mark Stoez (GE Health) and Michelle Mulder (SA Medical Research Council)

    Innovations big and small in the healthcare system in South Africa and beyond change the game for practitioners and patients. In this episode, we look at how healthcare really gets better with GE Healthcare’s, Mark Stoez and Dr Michelle Mulder from the SA Medical Research Council and the Global Health Innovation Accelerator (GHIA).

    GE Vital Voices is brought to you by GE Healthcare. Healthcare has never been more accessible, intelligent or dynamic. It’s also never been under more pressure. That’s where GE Healthcare comes in – you and us, the clinicians and professionals on the frontlines of delivering healthcare for your patients and communities and those building the intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services to enable you to do so more efficiently and with better outcomes. Together, we’re at the centre of an ecosystem striving for precision health.

    Find us on gehealthcare.africa or on social media as GE Africa.

    The show is presented by Elna Schütz and recorded by Solid Gold Podcasts.

    • 23 min
    The rural urban healthcare divide

    The rural urban healthcare divide

    A look at spatial healthcare equity in South Africa.

    Guests:
    Lungile Gamede (Rural Health Advocacy Project)
    Professor Shabir Moosa (Chiawelo Community Practice)

    Where you access healthcare in South Africa or where you work in the sector can have a large impact on your experience, from the available resources to the timing.

    In this episode of GE Vital Voices we speak to experts about what challenges exist, and how community-centred care and system shifts could improve this.

    Lungile Gamede is a project officer at the Rural Health Advocacy Project and a professional nurse.

    Professor Shabir Moosa is a Family Physician at the University of Witwatersrand and runs the Chiawelo Community Practice in Soweto. He is also the Executive Coordinator of the African Forum for Primary Healthcare.

    GE Vital Voices is brought to you by GE Healthcare. Healthcare has never been more accessible, intelligent or dynamic. It’s also never been under more pressure. That’s where GE Healthcare comes in – you and us, the clinicians and professionals on the frontlines of delivering healthcare for your patients and communities and those building the intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services to enable you to do so more efficiently and with better outcomes. Together, we’re at the centre of an ecosystem striving for precision health.

    Find us on gehealthcare.africa or on social media as GE Africa.

    The show is presented by Elna Schütz and recorded by Solid Gold Podcast Studios.

    • 21 min
    Chronic in crisis

    Chronic in crisis

    When chronic illness care takes a backseat to Covid-19

    Guests:
    Prof Andre Pascal Kengne (Director of the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council)
    Dr Peter Delobelle (Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa at the University of Cape Town)

    While the focus of the healthcare system over the last year has been on the Covid-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of South Africans still have chronic conditions and non-communicable diseases that require care.

    In this episode of GE Vital Voices, we discuss how the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses like cancer and diabetes have been affected, and look at some of the positive innovations as a necessary consequence of the pandemic.

    Prof Andre Pascal Kengne is the Director of the Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council. He is also a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town.

    Dr Peter Delobelle is from the Chronic Disease Initiative for Africa housed at the University of Cape Town. He has over two decades of experience in the public health and systems space.

    GE Vital Voices is brought to you by GE Healthcare. Healthcare has never been more accessible, intelligent or dynamic. It’s also never been under more pressure. That’s where GE Healthcare comes in – you and us, the clinicians and professionals on the frontlines of delivering healthcare for your patients and communities and those building the intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services to enable you to do so more efficiently and with better outcomes. Together, we’re at the center of an ecosystem striving for precision health.

    Episodes are released monthly.

    Find us on gehealthcare.africa or on social media as GE Africa.

    The show is presented by Elna Schütz and recorded by Solid Gold Podcast Studios.

    • 20 min
    Helping the healers

    Helping the healers

    A look at healthcare worker mental health in South Africa.

    Guests:
    Dr Zolelwa Sifumba (global health advocate)
    Dr Lerato Khatle (founder of YoungMD)

    Healthcare workers give so much of themselves daily to their work, and face pressures on their mental, not just physical health and wellbeing.

    In this episode of GE Vital Voices we speak to experts about why these challenges exist, and what we can do as a community and a healthcare system, to make things better.

    Dr Zolelwa Sifumba is a doctor and global health advocate, who opens up and shares her experience of contracting TB and Covid-19 while practicing medicine.

    Dr Lerato Khatle is the founder of YoungMD and discusses how we can better embrace and support healthcare workers as whole people.

    GE Vital Voices is brought to you by GE Healthcare. Healthcare has never been more accessible, intelligent or dynamic. It’s also never been under more pressure. That’s where GE Healthcare comes in – you and us, the clinicians and professionals on the frontlines of delivering healthcare for your patients and communities and those building the intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services to enable you to do so more efficiently and with better outcomes. Together, we’re at the center of an ecosystem striving for precision health.

    Episodes are released monthly.
    Find us on gehealthcare.africa or on social media as GE Africa.

    The show is presented by Elna Schütz and recorded by Solid Gold Podcast Studios.

    • 21 min
    Welcome to GE Vital Voices

    Welcome to GE Vital Voices

    Conversations for an essential Public Healthcare sector.

    GE knows the Public Healthcare Sector is vital to the survival of millions of people. But what is vital to theirs? This is the urgent question underpinning GE Vital Voices - a series of podcasts that aims to give a voice and platform to the critical issues facing the Public Healthcare Sector and the people that are changing it, both on the frontlines and from the backlines.

    GE Vital Voices aims to bring together a range of medical experts and voices to help unpack the critical issues facing the Public Healthcare Sector, while sharing insights and solutions to support this vital sector.

    • 42 sec

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