Strengthening Global Healthcare
As the world population grows and ages, governments are under increasing pressure to ensure that citizens have access to high-quality healthcare at a reasonable cost. Delivering real healthcare value involves helping healthcare organizations improve performance management through enhanced strategic and operational approaches.
Sub-Saharan Africa has about eleven percent of the world’s people, but it carries twenty percent of the global disease burden in human and financial costs. Almost half the world’s deaths of children under five take place in Africa. This challenge is significant but not insurmountable. There is a tremendous opportunity to leverage the private sector in ways that improve access and increase the financing and quality of healthcare goods and services throughout Africa. In a region where public resources are limited, the private sector is already a significant player. Around sixty percent of health care financing in Africa comes from private sources, and about fifty percent of total health expenditure goes to private providers. Just as important, the vast majority of the region’s poor people, both urban and rural, rely on private healthcare. A poor woman with a sick child is as likely to go to a private hospital or clinic as to a public facility.
Proprietary Tools and Insights
Our Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. We work with partners to deliver proven tools—including vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics—as well as discover pathbreaking new solutions that are affordable and reliable. Equally important is innovation in how we bring health interventions to those who need them most. We invest heavily in vaccines to prevent infectious diseases—including hepatitis, polio, and malaria—and support the development of integrated health solutions for family planning, nutrition, and maternal and child health.
We have unparalleled access to proprietary tools and external networks that allows us to produce distinctive insights, including some notable examples:
- The Leading Systems Network, which connects an exclusive network of leaders from 35 regional health systems around the world to share best practices and compare healthcare delivery strategies across geographies using similar metrics
- Objective Health, a specialized group within Burk that uses proprietary healthcare analytics, detailed benchmarks, and extensive hospital expertise to identify and seize opportunities for healthcare providers, including public systems and hospitals
- Standing Therapeutic Area Teams (STATs), a dedicated global network of external experts with deep insights in a range of clinical service lines, including diabetes, oncology, and other major disease areas
Our global community of business technology and healthcare consultants is committed to working with healthcare executives on their most challenging technology issues. As members and leaders of Burk teams assisting healthcare organizations, our technology and healthcare consultants bring diverse experience to their projects, having previously served as CIOs, equity analysts, software developers, healthcare experts, and technology entrepreneurs.
We focus on improving the efficiency of government institutions and aligning system incentives to prioritize the delivery of high-quality, high-value healthcare.
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