GSK focuses on 'self-care' education to ease healthcare issues

GSK recently spoke on an article in the Jakarta post that stresses the importance of education on 'self-care' to ease overall global healthcare problems. Focusing on Indonesia - a prime example of a country that is facing growing trends of infectious, chronic and non-communical diseases. This is exascabated by the poor quality of health care services in the country. Coupled with overcrowding, empowering individuals on the value and method of effective self care is a positive way forward in alleviating such issues.

Sunitha Shanmugam, Regulatory Affairs Director of South-East Asia at GSK spoke on the importance of such an initiative. 

"When people are engaged in self-care, unnecessary doctor visits can be avoided, which in turn takes pressure off the already over-burdened health system. These resources can be re-deployed toward patients who really need them," she told the Jakarta Post.

The full article can be read at http://www.thejakartapost.com/

 

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