21st Century Healthcare

How will technology and scientific advances change the way we approach healthcare and medicines? How will our existing systems adapt to care for a changing population? How do we ensure a high quality of life and well-being?

Is a decline in physical health as we age inevitable?

Lifespans around the world are increasing, but we are spending our additional years in poor health. How can declining physical capacity be slowed, or even reversed as we age?

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How can we stop mothers dying unnecessarily in childbirth?

Every six minutes, a mother dies from losing too much blood while giving birth. The tragedy is that this is almost always preventable. Research shows that 99% of maternal deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, with very few deaths in high-income countries like the UK.

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Stopping outbreaks becoming epidemics

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976. Since the first confirmed case was recorded 23 March 2014, over 11,000 people died as the result of the virus.How did Birmingham researchers place genomic sequencing at the heart of the outbreak response?


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