Put The Zambian Economy in the Hands of Citizens


Put the economy in the hands of Citizens and not government

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Government is good, but Government alone cannot develop Zambia. Any well-meaning government that wishes to move Zambia out of the current mess will need to acknowledge that that our economy will not thrive because of government, but in many ways because of government facilitation and not directly.

Every election year we hear potential presidents say, my government will bring you this and that. They make it appear that the future of the Zambian economy is in the hands of President Lungu or HH, the Bank of Zambia and everyone else but us. The lead storyline in all campaigns is that until the President does the right thing, nothing is going to get better.

On the contrary, if you believe the economists, the well-being of our economy is best measured by looking at the GDP (how much money changes hands), factory inventories, new housing starts, retail sales figures, capital equipment backorders, the consumer confidence index, and of course, the big one, the percentage of Zambians unemployed. The expert storyline is that until these numbers go up, nothing is going to get better.

Therefore, if we insist on continuing to view the turning of the Zambian economy as a government affair, we are then in for a long, lonely, difficult desert.  Instead, we have a choice to view the Zambian economy from the angle of citizens. Citizens are those who know that their well-being is literally in their own hands, who look frugally at what they can do, sale and purchase and are willing to trust their own measures and means for everything else other than dependency on government. A citizen is one who sees that leaders have done all they can, and new leaders will do no better. Citizens know that expertise in measurement and prediction resides in their own experience and close to home; they understand that their power grows with collective action. Unemployment statistics and the good plans of government are irrelevant to citizens, even if they do not own any means of production.

If we are willing to act like citizens to reclaim the Zambian economy and put it into our own, local hands, here is what we can do to make the economy better:

  1. Delink from the Past ways of development:-
  • Depart from the colonial mentality where the state is so authoritarian and repressive. Repeal all repressive laws and adopt progressive ones. This agrees with UPND point No. 10.
  • But also depart from the notion of government playing a major role in the economy, with an all-dominant public sector. Government should support citizens to run the economy. Yes citizens have no money and government should secure funds not to do projects but to invest in citizens who will then deliver
  • Abandon centralization:- Run away from the colonial bureaucracy where central government is running everything – simply decentralise government to the lowest levels
  • Build on good elements of indigenous governance systems and models. Not everything traditional is bad. Look for the good practices and use them to govern the state.
  • Stop dedicating vast amounts of resources towards eliminating all contending political authorities, direct them towards meaningful functions. This includes not only unleashing the POLICE on opposition political parties but non-state actors of all hues, traditional institutions and socio-economic bodies. All resources must be for the good of the nation not for repression.
  1. Obsessively support the local economy and keep everyone’s Kwachas local.Let Zambians own Zambia. Mines and major resources must be owned by citizens.  To do this the following must apply:-
  2. Zambians – Tear up your Curriculum Vitae/resume! Local jobs do not require a resume or CV. The jobs that do are very scarce and pay poorly.  Let every Zambian figure out what they are good at and find a few people who will pay them something for it. We are all going to have to piece together fragments of work that can constitute a living. This is one thing we need as a Zambian community: a local network of relationships that keeps our kwachas in local, neighborly circulation.

What the next government can do is:

  • Decentralise development in Zambia to allow for each district to run and manage its affairs
  • Open Zambia to development Estates all over the country to support and develop new business concerns.

Throw Away that Colonial Education System that enslaves: Repeal the current Education System because it is no longer relevant to today’s needs. The present system only prepares young graduates to seek employment – No rich person ever became one because they were employed. They became rich because they invested and did something to produce wealth. Welcome an education system that empowers graduates to create more employment for younger people while the older create more wealth and work for themselves.

What the next government can do is:

  • Establish a Youth Empowerment Fund to give young people entrepreneurial skills and provide them with start-up grants, and also to give loans at reduced rates for business expansion.
  • Set up well-equipped centres in each constituency to offer training in modern entrepreneurial and technological skills
  • Enhance the use of ICT for increased productivity and efficiency and to make Zambia into an information society.
  • Promote local and foreign investment through fair tax and local incentives
  • Ensure that every child in Zambia gets quality free basic education
  • Ensure that every Zambian is facilitated to create wealth
  • Ensure that every Zambian gets quality and affordable healthcare
  • Empower Zambian women and youth to take their rightful place in developing this country
  • Keep Zambia safe and secure both internally and externally
  • Develop a cogent foreign relations and trade policies that make Zambia matter
  • Give incentives to banks and other institutions so that they finance Zambian owned industries that create jobs.

Unite All Zambians – Abash Tribalism:-

  • Ensure that the One Zambia – One nation motto is enshrined and every Zambian is equally treated regardless of tribe. Build a nation based on unity and hard work
  • Give Zambians a Constitution that reflects the beliefs and aspirations of all Zambians and not just for the government in power

Priotise Water, Sanitation and Hygiene:

Rather than spend so much on curative centered health systems, invest in public health and reduce diseases rather than spend too much in curing them. The best defense against diseases is to avoid them rather than cure them.

  • Put food and clean water on every Zambian table
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Who Killed Goliath in Your Bible?


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The mysteries of the universe are unknown to man. The smartest researchers cannot discover them. The best universities do not teach them. Computers cannot calculate them. The Creator God has reserved them for His children, and He reveals them to those who follow His rules for finding them. The Bible is God’s written revelation of truth, and it reveals the hidden secrets of wisdom to a few.

Is the Bible truly God’s words? Which Bible? Are they all the same? How should the Bible be studied to avoid all the confusion and differences in the religious world? Are there contradictions in the Bible, as some say? These and other questions should be answered, for your life in this world and the next depend on truth and wisdom, which this world proves on a daily basis that it does not have.

Walking through scriptures this week, I couldn’t but marvel at such omissions in some translations. Ask any little Sunday school child who killed Goliath and you will get the answer David. But wait a minute! Why do most Bible versions say Elhanan killed Goliath? Have you checked properly? What does your version of the Bible say? Which version of the Bible has it right?

The NIV says Elhanan killed Goliath.

“In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jaare-Oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod” (II Sam 21:19).

The NASV says Elhanan killed Goliath.

“And there was war with the Philistines again at Gob, and Elhananthe son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam” (II Sam 21:19).

The ESV says Elhanan killed Goliath.

“And there was again war with the Philistines at Gob, and Elhananthe son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, struck down Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam” (II Sam 21:19).

Try other versions – Elhanan killed Goliath. Even try the Masoretic Hebrew text – Elhanan again. But they are wrong, for we know David killed Goliath, and Elhanan killed Goliath’s brother Lahmi (I Sam 17:50-51I Chr 20:5).

Why do modern Bibles have such an obvious error? Translators love money more than God, so they copy each other’s errors to protect their jobs and keep new versions coming every year.

This verse was correctly translated 400 years ago in the King James Version, but today’s translators would have to get a real job, if they endorsed the KJV. Here is the King James Version:

“And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, whereElhanan the son of Jaare-oregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam” (II Sam 21:19).

The Lord blinded modern translators to expose their ignorance (I Cor 1:19-203:19-20). And He providentially guided the KJV translators to give us this verse correctly, without errors or confusion. The KJV is consistent: David killed Goliath, and Elhanan killed Goliath’s brother Lahmi.

Peter said Scripture is “more sure” than God’s voice from heaven (II Pet 1:16-21), and this more sure Word of God is the King James Version. The versions with Elhanan killing Goliath in II Sam 21:19 are surely wrong!

So who killed Goliath in your Bible and do you still trust your copy?

Cutesy of rother Jonathan Crosby: http://www.letgodbetrue.com/bible/scripture/who-killed-goliath.php

 

 

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A Husbandry tribute to wife on Mother’s day


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Enid, you are a priceless gem, rarer by far than sapphire, ruby or diamond. Your radiance depends not on some earthly or external beam. You glow from within, you shine from genuineness of character and purity of soul.

The dancing sparkle of your life Enid, results not from material stimuli. It comes from a heart that gives and gives and gives again with never a thought of receiving. It reflects a life that loves and loves until there is just no more love.

Enid your beauty is that of expanded unselfishness. Your whole life is others, your loved ones, your friends, your neighbors and your church. I sometimes wonder why the only resource available should also be given away when we are in need ourselves. You know no resting place. The needs are endless and your devotion always equals the demands. Deep weariness of mind and body never deters you.

The enormous wealth of your character shows most in your unstinting kindness. All who know you feel it, witness it, experience and believe in it. Everyone coming within the warm glow of your influence is cheered, encouraged, lifted and blessed.

Your beauty knows no vanity. You disdain the cheap, the tawdry, and the make-believe. You loath everything farcical and hypocritical. Your genuineness is transparent. You radiate reality. Life to you is neither a mummery nor a charade but a daily expression of untainted sincerity.

Your glory springs from a love of life. Your activities never cease and your energy seems boundless. Your spontaneous laughter and contagious smile delights all who meet you. You enjoy being alive and your life has beauty and purpose.

You epitomize the virtuous woman. You are clothed with strength and honor. My heart safely trusts in you. You look well to the affairs of your household. You burn the midnight oil pursuing two Masters Degrees at the same time. Your hands are never idle. Your mouth is full of wisdom and on your tongue is the law of kindness. Your children and I have risen to praise you.

You are modest, almost to a fault. Always the lady. Always the queen. You carry yourself with poise and great dignity without pomp, piety or ceremony. You ignore modern trends in styles if they offend your sensitivities or violate your convictions. You never seek praise or popularity, you are contented always to serve in a spirit of congeniality and selflessness.

Above all you are the totality of your dedication. Devoted to your husband, your family, your friends and your church, you are supremely committed to your Lord. Your faith in Christ does not waver. Having trusted God when you believed, you have loved him more with every passing year. Your convictions hold firm in the face of a changing world. The variances of life’s vicissitudes do not alter your course. You remain steadfast, immovable, abounding always in the work of the Lord. You are a rock. You have been found faithful.

The light from your devotion and the aroma from your character is a blessing to live with and will bless perpetually the lives of all who love you. Your love for me is not in vain. Your commitment to Christ will not be in vain. Your husband, your children and all your descendants will rise to call you blessed. May the Lord add you more years to serve Him and glorify Him. I love you so much and will live to love you till my last breathe. Happy Mother’s day

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The Suffering of His Broken Heart


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Go with me for a moment to witness what was perhaps the foggiest night in history.

Now, look into the picture. Look closely through the shadowy foliage. See that person? See that solitary figure? What’s he doing? Flat on the ground. Face stained with dirt and tears. Fists pounding the hard earth. Eyes wide with a stupor of fear. Hair matted with salty sweat. Is that blood on his forehead?

That’s Jesus. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Maybe you’ve seen the classic portrait of Christ in the garden. Kneeling beside a big rock. Snow-white robe. Hands peacefully folded in prayer. A look of serenity on his face. Halo over his head. A spotlight from heaven illuminating his golden-brown hair.

Now, I’m no artist, but I can tell you one thing. The man who painted that picture didn’t use the gospel of Mark as a pattern. When Mark wrote about that painful night, he used phrases like these: “Horror and dismay came over him.” “My heart is ready to break with grief.” “He went a little forward and threw himself on the ground.

Does this look like the picture of a saintly Jesus resting in the palm of God? Hardly. Mark used black paint to describe this scene. We see an agonizing, straining, and struggling Jesus. We see a “man of sorrows.” (Isaiah 53:3 NASB) We see a man struggling with fear, wrestling with commitments, and yearning for relief.

We see Jesus in the fog of a broken heart.

The writer of Hebrews would later pen, “During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death.” (Hebrews 5:7 NIV)

My, what a portrait! Jesus is in pain. Jesus is on the stage of fear. Jesus is cloaked, not in sainthood, but in humanity.

The next time the fog finds you, you might do well to remember Jesus in the garden. The next time you think that no one understands, reread the fourteenth chapter of Mark. The next time your self-pity convinces you that no one cares, pay a visit to Gethsemane. And the next time you wonder if God really perceives the pain that prevails on this dusty planet, listen to him pleading among the twisted trees.

The next time you are called to suffer, pay attention. It may be the closest you’ll ever get to God. Watch closely. It could very well be that the hand that extends itself to lead you out of the fog is a pierced one.

Question: How does Jesus’ own suffering encourage you in times you suffer?

By Max Lucado https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/c2/46/bb/c246bbbce203df476766b7031810f8a6.jpg

 

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Christ is alive!


Christ Is Alive

Words: By Dr. Brian Wren

Let Christians sing.
The cross stands empty to the sky.
Let streets and homes with praises ring.
Love, drowned in death, shall never die.

Christ is alive! No longer bound
to distant years in Palestine,
but saving, healing, here and now,
and touching every place and time.

Not throned above, remotely high,
untouched, unmoved by human pains,
but daily, in the midst of life,
our Savior with the Father reigns.

In every insult, rift, and war
where color, scorn or wealth divide,
Christ suffers still, yet loves the more,
and lives, where even hope has died.

Women and men, in age and youth,
can feel the Spirit, hear the call,
and find the way, the life, the truth,
revealed in Jesus, freed for all.

Christ is alive, and comes to bring
good news to this and every age,
till earth and sky and ocean ring
with joy, with justice, love, and praise.

This beautiful hymn was written by Dr. Brian Wren for Easter Sunday in 1968 just a year before my birth. This happened just 10 days after the assassination in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968 of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Brian Wren was faced on the one hand with the devastating news of the violent assassination of the leader of the non-violent movement for Civil Rights for African Americans, and on the other a responsibility to preach the good news of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

This hymn was originally titled, “The Crucified Lord.” Dr. Wren wrote it for Hockley and Hawkwell Congregational (now United Reformed) Church in Essex where he was serving as minister on that Easter Sunday.

Dr. Wren notes that “I tried to express an Easter hope out of that terrible event, in words which could be more widely applied, and wrote ‘Christ is alive!’ because our available hymns spoke of Easter as a glorious event long ago, far away, and high above.”

Indeed, it is said that the world was still trembling with despair at the time and people did not feel like singing at all. Dr. Wren looked through the hymnal but found only lyrics with “triumphal imagery of things long ago, far away, and high above.” The words seemed insufficient to the tragic realities of the moment.

Undeterred, Dr. Wren took matters into his own hands and penned the lyrics to a new Easter hymn, CHRIST IS ALIVE. It is a hymn of modern complexity, in which a suffering Jesus continues to be crucified wherever race, class, and war divide us.

The good news is that Christ is resurrected in our healing and our hope. Not bound to a cross at old Golgotha nor exiled to a remote heaven in the sky, he is alive where we live, work, and worship today.

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning,” the Psalmist sang thousands of years ago. “Keep your eyes on the prize! Hold on!” the people sang during the Civil Rights Movement in the 20th century.

In Brian Wren’s hymn, we are urged to sing, pray, and work for the day when the world will be resurrected from the tombs of injustice, hatred, hunger, and war. We keep our eyes on the prize and dream Easter dreams in a world of perpetual Good Fridays, confident that, one day, all creation will ring with joy, justice, love, and peace. Alleluia! The cross is empty. Christ is alive! Alleluia!

Dr. Wren, now a citizen of the United States, is professor emeritus of worship at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. He has published eight collections of his hymn texts and two additional collections with his wife Susan Heafield, a United Methodist minister.

Dr. Wren’s hymns appear in virtually every English language hymnal published since 1980. He serves the church universal in many capacities including a parish minister, hymn writer and lecturer.

A hymn is a work in progress for Brian Wren. As is his practice, he has made several revisions to “Christ is Alive!” including revisions made since it was published in the UM Hymnal in 1989, but the Easter message remains the same.

One of the four leading hymn writers from England who led the way in what has been called the “hymnic explosion” of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s—and continues to this day—Dr. Wren carries a message that is often prophetic and jarring, leading some to call him the “sandpaper” of the hymn writers of his generation. While his message is disturbing at times, it is also hopeful. Christ is alive!

Couple of comments about the lyrics:                          

Stanza One: Christ is alive! Let Christians sing; The cross stands empty to the sky; Let streets and homes with praises ring. Love, drowned in death, shall never die.

Stanza one opens with a declarative and unequivocal statement: “Christ is alive!” These words declare not of a historical observance of long ago when Christ died on Calvary, but the celebration of a current event. Now Christ is Alive. He lives. This is in line with the pattern of Easter hymns throughout the ages, we always speak of the resurrection of Christ in the present tense. Christ lives forever to reign!

Another hymn writer, Charles Wesley wrote, “Christ the Lord is risen today!” Our response to the Easter event is to sing. We sing this good news in response to the songs of praise coming from heaven. Singing requires full-body participation and commitment. Dr. Wren’s opening stanza captures the sense of a cosmic event.

Stanza two: Christ is alive! No longer bound to distant years in Palestine, but saving, healing, here and now, and touching every place and time.

In stanza two, Dr. Wren clarifies that the resurrection was not for one place and time historically, but for all places and all times—“he comes to claim the here and now and dwell in every place and time.”

Stanza Three: Not throned above, remotely high, untouched, unmoved by human pains, but daily, in the midst of life, our Savior with the Father reigns.

Perhaps in response to the criticism of the church as remote from the needs and concerns of the world, Dr. Wren addresses this directly in stanza three: “Not throned afar, remotely high, untouched, unmoved by human pains. . . .” This resurrected Christ has been with us in the “midst of life” yet paradoxically “in the God-head reigns” beyond this world.

Stanza Four: In every insult, rift, and war where color, scorn or wealth divide, Christ suffers still, yet loves the more, and lives, where even hope has died.

Stanza four is the touchstone for the King assassination—the place where Dr. Wren brings the resurrection into contact with human suffering as expressed in racism, war, and all of the ways that we hurt and destroy our fellow human beings. This resurrected One “suffers still, yet loves the more” in the midst of the devastation that we bring upon each other.

Stanza Five: Women and men, in age and youth, can feel the Spirit, hear the call, and find the way, the life, the truth, revealed in Jesus, freed for all.

In stanza five Dr. Wren reinforces the living presence of Jesus in every generation to every generation. God has been a shelter through all generation and all men and women, boys and girls can attest to this fact. Christ is live today and he still saves sinners as ever before.

Stanza Six: Christ is alive, and comes to bring good news to this and every age, till earth and sky and ocean ring with joy, with justice, love, and praise.

The final stanza comes full circle and refocuses us on the “good news to this and every age.” The cosmic joining of heaven and earth is explicit here: “till earth and all creation ring. . . .” The cosmos rings with the fullness of the good news of “joy and justice, love and praise.”

 

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Tribute to Kalusha Bwalya


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As I reflect on the Football Association of Zambia developments over the last weekend and in particular Kalusha’s FAZ presidency loss to Andrew Kamanga in the early hours of Sunday, I find myself among those that hold an un-diminishing debt of gratitude to Kalusha Bwalya for being there for Zambia when it mattered most during the darkest deep of our nation’s football story. Kalusha led from the front as it were and dragged Zambian football out of the doldrums. At the time of Zambia’s peak, Kalu was there to bring honor back to Zambia.

Until his ascension to the FAZ presidency, Kalusha Bwalya was the only Zambian to have ascended to the apex of the Zambian game with such individual honours. After many years of declining fortunes for the national team, Kalusha Bwalya inspired a new generation of Zambian players to believe that they could compete with the best in African football and they did.

I am cognizant of the stones that have been thrown at Kalu, but I also acknowledge that Kalu as anyone could have done better, but we are grateful for his contribution. He made the difference never witnessed before.

When one looks at all that is good about Zambian football, one cannot miss the hand of Kalusha Bwalya. Remember him scoring a hat-trick when Zambia beat Italy at the 1988 Olympics. See him again in 1993 after the Gabon air- disaster which wiped out almost the entire Zambia national team. Kalusha was the rallying point around which the new team was built around. When Zambia reached the first Africa Cup of Nations final and won it, it was Kalusha, then FAZ president who drew the blueprint of the Zambian success.

It is true, leaders cannot go on forever, but I wish to congratulate Kalu for his achievements during his time. I write not to mourn with those who mourn Kalusha’s FAZ presidency loss to Andrew Kamanga, but as one paying tribute to a great son of Zambia.

Kalusha Bwalya has been one of Zambia’s greatest heroes and football icons. He led FAZ with a mixture of both professionalism and humility. Even in his loss, he continues to be humble. One of the most difficult challenges for any leader is to remain humble in light of the success that the leader has achieved. When one succeeds, it inevitably leads them to greater self-confidence, especially if they inevitably over-estimate their personal role in that success. As Bill Gates once said; “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they cannot lose”.

I thank Kalu for his contributions to the Zambian football story and wish him every success as he embarks on the next chapter in his extraordinary life. Kalu will always have a home at the hearts of genuine football lovers in Zambia and I am confident that he will continue to advance Zambia’s shared goals for a better future.

Wish you the best Kalu.

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Looking for a Medical Tourism Facilitator You can Trust?


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What do you do when your most trusted local doctor tells you, there is little they can do about your health situation? Your whole entire world curves in. That is the situation many people find themselves in today. And yet, with globalization, the world has become one big village. You can now access quality and affordable healthcare from anywhere in the world. Yes, medical treatment abroad is possible at affordable rates. There are now companies that help patients access these services. They are called Medical Tourism Facilitators and they do a good job and are reliable. One such company is called Anavara and they are only one contact away.

It is no doubt that seeking medical treatment abroad can seem a daunting prospect. For many it is unthinkable and unattainable. But with Medical tourism agencies available, all things are possible. These are companies that specialize in facilitating the treatment process, taking care of arrangements such as access to clinics and specialists, travel, visas, accommodation and, in some cases, sight-seeing and leisure activities.

But one may ask, what is medical tourism? Well, Google ‘Medical Tourism’ and before you blink, about 36,000,000 results would be lined up for perusal. In precisely 0.56 seconds. Not so far in the hoary past ‘medical tourism’ was not even deemed obscure terminology. Flip through statistics and you would find it gloating about the incredible increase in international India for treatment ranging from surgery for that obdurate artery to that falcon nose that needs to be sutured to look like the one that Cleopatra had.

Walk into any in Indian hospital and you might stumble upon countless faces that look different, most even whispering their pain in a language that not many locals understand. Packing for partying in Chennai is passé, tourists are opting for a ‘healthy holiday’ in an Indian spa. Look at the peripherals and each one would justify its reasons — from language interpreters to travel agents to cabs that are needed for pick up and drop offs, glib guides for that essential sightseeing after days in a room laden with the whiff of ether. So many professionals. So many hospitals. So many etceteras so that one ailing man from a foreign land can live happily ever after. All this without blowing a hole in his wallet. Put simply, cost-effective treatment.

Cost-effective? Well, that is the catch. Along with competency, of course. That is why India and other Asian destinations are fast becoming the favourite recuperating bed for thousands from across the world. The statistics of 2015 according to a CII – Grant Thornton white paper, cost is a major driver for nearly 80 per cent of medical tourists across the globe and shows that India’s medical tourism market is expected to more than double in size from USD 3 billion at present to around USD 8 billion by 2020.  The majority of patients come from the US, Britain, Africa and South Asian countries. With so many footfalls and occupied beds, the coffers are spilling with crisp dollars too.

Now here is a list of benefits you can expect when using the services of a bona fide medical travel facilitator like Anavara. A reputable Medical Travel Facilitator:

  1. Will seamlessly manage every aspect of the patient’s entire medical retreat experience, from the first moment of contact, through full recuperation. They will coordinate the process and take care of the details such as flights and hotel reservations, scheduling doctor’s consultations, coordinating surgery appointments, arranging ground transportation in the destination, securely transferring confidential files — i.e. X-Rays, MRIs, CT Scans, doctor’s diagnosis, etc. to the foreign affiliates.
  2. Spends approximately 20 hours, collectively as a company, to assist each patient in receiving their necessary services.
  3. Makes over 120 points of contact with each patient to ensure proper education and preparation are provided, acknowledged and understood.
  4. Has traveled to all the destinations that they offer to conduct sight inspections of the hospitals, hotels, and destination program managers on your behalf. They know and understand the true conditions of each destination.
  5. Has a strong relationship with their hospital affiliates that enable them to communicate directly with the executive staff if necessary — to escalate any issues that require immediate attention and resolution.
  6. Will quickly guide the patient’s case through the assessment, quotation, scheduling, and planning process. The MTF remains proactive throughout the entire medical tourismprocess — from first contact through complete recuperation.
  7. Will represent you and negotiate on your behalf to ensure the most current, accurate information as well as the best pricing for all aspects of the patient’s medical retreat.
  8. Uses a strong, proven operational process to best coordinate all aspects of the medical travel program.
  9. Will act as a liaison between the patient and their family and friends at home, communicating their condition throughout their entire stay abroad.
  10. Will coordinate and execute any changes that need to be made to the patient’s medical retreat, at any time during the process.
  11. Will make the communications process totally seamless. Instead of working with different cultures, languages, and time zones, you will work with people in your time zone, at your convenience.
  12. Will offer a Low Risk Guarantee, which will enable the patient (and payer) to take a “leap of faith” in traveling abroad for their medical procedure without risking excessive financial loss in the event they decide not to go through with their procedure. * This guarantee passes along to the insurance company and/or employer as well.
  13. Will provide the patient (and payer) with recourse throughout the entire process. You’re backed by an organization that has strong relationships with their affiliates and receives preferential treatment.

So if you or someone you know are looking for a company that can do all this for you. Anavara has multiple treatment destinations and the company is in a position to offer its clients a treatment location suitable for their requirement and most appropriately, budget.

If in need of more details contact ebusolo@anavara.com.

 

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