In Case You Missed It: New and Noteworthy This Week

This regular blog series is a roundup of recent news items and developments that I found interesting and would like to share.

Singapore is the world’s healthiest country. See my book Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare System to discover the method to their success. Available on Amazon and in our Knowledge Center as a free eBook or for a nominal price for the hard cover. Which Are the World’s Healthiest Countries?

This book is by a good friend, Ranga Krishnan, who created the Duke-National University of Singpore Medical School. He served as founding dean for seven years. In doing so, he created an entire new way to learn, team learning in what now is called the “flipped classroom.” His book Future Skills describes the method, the rationale, and underlying learning processes. The method has been a great success, not only in medical education, but also in  universities for undergraduates in science and the humanities, in high schools and even primary education. When applied to difficult learning situations in primary schools, math for low performers, for example, the results are remarkable. Duke University, and now many other educational institutions, including  multinational corporations and the armed forces of several countries, are adopting the new educational new methods. I hope you enjoy this book. It is FREE as an eBook on Amazon! Future Skills: Future of Learning

The merger of the urban and rural state insurance programs in China is a good step forward. Reconciling City and Country: China’s Lessons for a Divided World

We are not making as much progress in reducing maternal mortality as we could. Maternal health is a topic that should continue to occupy our attention at ACCESS Health. Infant morality is important. The survival of a mother affects an entire family. Global, Regional, and National Levels and Trends in Maternal Mortality Between 1990 and 2015, with Scenario Based Projections to 2030: A Systematic Analysis by the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation Inter-Agency Group

The Country That Supplies Eyes: Sri Lanka