Could Rwanda become Africa's healthcare leader?
The African country has introduced a basic universal health insurance for over 90% of its population, and is using technology to innovate and transform its healthcare system.
Precision medicine has the potential to transform medicine by tailoring treatments to individuals. It is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in environment, lifestyle and genes for each person. Precision medicine has great potential to providing high value healthcare by improving outcomes while decreasing cost. It has already transformed the way diseases such as cancer and mental health conditions are treated.The long-term vision for precision medicine is to fully integrate it into the healthcare delivery system from prevention, to diagnostics treatment, and cure (therapeutics). In order to realize the full potential of precision medicine, substantial economic, regulatory, social, and technical challenges to its broad implementation will need to be resolved. Six significant challenges exist to precision medicine’s broad implementation in healthcare: