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Global Healthcare Index

Future-Readiness for Health Challenges

How can we measure the future readiness of cities to provide healthcare?

Factors such as climate change, population growth and urban migration are placing ever greater stresses on healthcare around the world.

Cities are becoming the frontline in providing the future of healthcare, with over half the world’s population now living in urban spaces and forecasted to be nearly 70 per cent by 2050.

We are partnering with the international engineering and consultancy firm WSP and strategic partner SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange to design an index to compare the response and preparedness of cities to health challenges. The index focuses on their future readiness to meet the emerging healthcare needs of their populations.

This project uses Design Thinking methods to address the key question ‘how future-ready are cities to deliver healthcare?’ and how this can be measured and communicated in an engaging way, working both with data that is currently available, as well as identifying where new data or judgement is required.

Research Associate
Gerard Briscoe

Healthcare Research Leader
Jonathan West

Research Partners
WSP, SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange