““Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.- ― Kofi Annan . Health Literacy is a bridge from illness to wellness. Leaps in medical advances has left the common man far behind. He seems lost in the maze of complex medical terms and systems.Why is he unable to understand the names of diseases and medical conditions and associated issues which afflict him? These so-called 'complexities' come in way of of his receiving high quality medical care or to simply look after his general wellbeing. We cannot assume that he is not interested in being healthy.