February 2013 – October 2014

An exploration to better understand how communities define their health and whether it was possible to create it

This work began with the insight that the demand for care in high-income countries had outstripped supply and would continue to do so – despite the many innovations I’d seen as the Physician Editor of TEDMED. I believed that at the heart of the challenge was the inability to see health as more than just the ‘absence of disease’. I sought to find new definitions of health, as well as practitioners trying to work with them. This project was the foundation of all of my other projects.



The Wellthcare Manifesto

Pritpal S Tamber

March 2016


Harvard and NEJM Speak the Wantified Self (Almost)

Consumerism and empowerment were the terms they used

“A poem for your enterprise” – The Unprofessionals

A friend of mine sent me an email with the above subject line and the following poem

Despatch 2: Fragmenting Communities and the Wantified Self

A report on the Wellthcare Explorers' second debate, this time about the idea of the 'wantified self'

Bravery, Agility and Uncertainty

And how I have been told that Europe is not the place for big ideas

The Wantified Self

Why I walked away from the quantified self movement because it afforded little space for me to express what mattered to me

Despatch 1: Discovering Wellth

A report on the first discussion between the Wellthcare Explorers
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