111. Health is a Human Right: Why Are We Falling Behind?

Why is the U.S. falling behind in healthcare and what can we do to change the narrative?  In this episode, Dr. Gaggino talks to the author of “Who Shall We Let Die”, Dr. Koye Oyerinde. As a Public Health/Global Health Expert, Dr. Oyerinde has had a major role in strengthening health systems for the delivery of Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health services in low and middle-income countries. Listen in as Dr. Gaggino and Dr. Oyerinde have a frank discussion about the current state of healthcare in the U.S.

According to the World Health Statistics 2022:

“The Billion target will not be reached by 2023, and progress is less than 1/4 of that required to reach the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030”

[00:33 -10:42] Opening Segment

  • Dr. Gaggino introduces us to Dr. Koye Oyerinde
  • It was inevitable that Dr. Oyerinde would become a doctor since he spent so much time in hospitals when he was a child.
  • What is a “Go Fund Me Health System”?

[10:43- 25:29]  Human Rights Abuse

  • Top Executive compensations are in competition with our healthcare..
  • Too many programs without coordination between any of them 
  • Do the American Indians, the UK and Canada have a healthcare system that the US should duplicate? 
  • The mindset of today’s healthcare stems from a long held tradition

[25:30 -30:53] Global Health section of the AAP

  • AAP is able to influence other countries by sending US based experts to initiate better practices
  • The US can be proud of the work we do well, but we need to be humble about the work we don’t do well. 
  • If members of the AAP are interested in Global Health, there are opportunities to join the Global Health section 

[30:54 – 36:20]  Closing segment Takeaway

 

You can reach Dr. Koye Oyerinde

Website:  www.drkoyeoyerinde.com

Twitter: @DrKoyeOyerinde

 

Dr. Oyerinde’s Book

“Who Shall We Let Die”

 

Discounted copies are also available upon request at www.drkoyeoyerinde.com (contact tab)

 

 American Association of Pediatrics

“67​,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults”

 

For current Data and Stats

Check out the World Health Organization

 

Other episodes you may like:

Episode #46

Moral Dilemmas: Where Medicine and Ethics Meet

 

Key quotes for Twitter:

“Top Executive compensations are in competition with our healthcare… Koye Oyerinde

“Healthcare is a human right”..  Koye Oyerinde

 

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