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Within the span of a generation, the remarkable advances of material and communication technologies have altered our sense of the possible, as our respective societies seek to manage age-old human problems. As it has ever been, a fundamental objective for any society is the maintenance of its collective good health. From this objective, the resulting and continuing challenge is simply to define:

 

How best to adapt available resources to the fundamental objective of a society’s good health?

 

The quality of Healthcare has always been dependent upon the transfer of medical knowledge. The imposing acceleration of technical capability, as seen within the single generational move from radio to TV to digital communication via the internet – firmly establishing the so-called Digital Age - offers a significant opportunity to affect positively the transfer of medical knowledge. Therefrom was the impulse to create our Rays of Hope Foundation (RoH), first defined in the process of exploring digitization of that medical knowledge with its promise to improve greatly the process of health service delivery.

 

 

And about the butterflies....

Some months after the end of World War II, the young Swiss student-physician Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in her adult life so well known for her seminal work associated with "Death and Dying”, took leave from her medical training in Switzerland to see first-hand the horrors of the newly-opened Nazi concentration camps at Majdenek, Dachau, and Buchenwald. Trying to explain what she had witnessed, she was puzzled by the experience. For frequently in these children’s “lagers” she saw images of butterflies. Drawn with charcoal on walls, scratched in wood,.. Why?” . The young Elisabeth Kubler-Ross later concluded: "... it must have been because ... for all of us ... Butterflies are a symbol of Hope."

["The Wheel of Life - Autobiography" (Chap.10 "Butterflies"), Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, 2004]


 
 
 
 
 
 

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