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Nigeria:Minister - Amity Awards Will Rebuild Confidence in Our Health System
[This Day] The Minister of States for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has said that Amity Awards, which recently honoured late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, outstanding personalities, units and departments at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), will help the country tackle medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical tourism on the rise in central and eastern Europe
Cheaper dentistry and cosmetic surgery costs tempt visitors (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Long Way to Go Towards Medical Tourism - Official, Practitioners
[Ethiopian Herald] Experts and officials in the health sector accented that Ethiopia should exert efforts to reduce the huge foreign currency spent to medical tourism by building its internal capacity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Lasuth to Begin Full Cardiac Surgery - CMD
[Premium Times] As part of efforts to stem overseas medical tourism by Nigerians, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says it will soon begin full cardiac surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This Is The Latest Asian Country To Become A Hot Spot For Chinese Medical Tourists
Around six million Chinese traveled abroad over the Golden Week holiday. This year, more travelers decided to break away from traditional tour groups, and go it alone in search of medical tourism activities to improve their health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Pamela Ambler, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Experts Brainstorm On Improved Funding for Cancer in Nigeria
[Premium Times] Health experts have called on the federal government to redouble efforts in establishing funding for cancer treatment which constitutes the highest cause of medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Sudan, Tunisia Discuss Health Cooperation
[SNA] Khartoum -The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Issam El-Deen Mohamed Abdulla discussed with the visiting Tunisian delegation led by the head of the majority bloc in the Tunisian Parliament, Dr. Rieda Sharaf El-Deen in the presence of the Secretary-General of the National Council for Drugs and Toxicology Dr. Al-Zein Al-Fahal, aspects of health cooperation especially in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing, training of health personnel in both countries and investment in medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: NNPC Revives 52 Clinics, Seeks End to Rampant Medical Tourism
[This Day] Abuja -The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it will jump-start its diversification into health care business with a deeper collaboration with India to revive its 52 clinics in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Orthopedic Surgeon Who Aspires to Make Ethiopia a Medical Tourism Hub
[Ethiopian Herald] Dr. Biruk Lambisso is a senior consultant Orthopedic Surgeon by profession. He is as well an Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University- Black lion Hospital, President of Ethiopian Society of Orthopedics& Traumatology (ESOT), Head of Department of Orthopaedic at School of Medicine, College of Health Science in AAU. He is also the Chairman of several committees at Federal and Addis Ababa City level. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 31, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: KQ, Tourism Firm Partner to Ease Medical Travel
[Monitor] Kampala -Medical access for patients seeking treatment in India has been made easier after Kenya Airways (KQ) partnered with Mumbai-based medical travel facilitator, Magnus MediTourism and a Uganda-based tours and travel agency to provide medical tourism services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Takes the Lead in Medical Tourism
[Nation] Private health and wellness facilities are setting Kenya apart as one of the key medical tourist destinations in Africa, a new report shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical tourism in spotlight as experts call for tighter regulation
(University of Edinburgh) Countries should unite to tackle unscrupulous advertising of unproven therapies involving stem cells, experts say. An international group of leading experts has called for tighter regulation of so-called stem cell tourism. This involves patients traveling to other countries, where medical regulations are less strict, for treatment with potentially unsafe therapies. Researchers say the practice risks undermining the development of rigorously tested, validated therapies and puts lives at risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kano Purchases N2 Billion Equipment to Curb Medical Tourism
[Daily Trust] Kano -The Kano State Government has purchased N2.8 billion worth of high-tech equipment for its newly constructed Giginyu Specialist Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: RCCG Renovates Intensive Care Unit At Lasuth
[Guardian] As part of efforts to revamp the health sector and reduce medical tourism, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) on Sunday commissioned the newly renovated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Surgical Emergency building of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China ’ s Ill, and Wealthy, Look Abroad for Medical Treatment
Hospitals and a new generation of medical tourism companies are luring well-heeled Chinese patients away from an overburdened health care system. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUI-LEE WEE Tags: Hospitals China United States Medical treatment High Net Worth Individuals Source Type: news

Nigeria: Towards Ending Medical Tourism in Nigeria
[Leadership] The move to end medical tourism in Nigeria has been a long one especially with concerns often raised by experts. ANYAORA THELMA CHIOMA reports that the call took centre stage during the just concluded 3rd anniversary celebration of Nizamiye Hospital in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors in Diaspora Task Govt On Improved Medical Facilities
[Guardian] Concerned by the poor state of healthcare system in Nigeria, the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA) has charged the federal government to provide adequate infrastructure, institution and technical provider in all aspect of what is needed surgically and medically to curb medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Osinbajo - Breast and Gynae Centre Will Save Nigerian Women From Dying
[This Day] The establishment of Breast and Gynae Centre in Nigeria will help to address the several health challenges peculiar to Nigerian women, and aid the reduction of medical tourism in the country, the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Oludolapo Osinbajo, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Pharmaccess Partners NHEA to Curb Medical Tourism
[This Day] As part of efforts to curb medical tourism and increase quality of healthcare delivery in the country, Nigeria Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA 2017) has announced its partnership with PharmAccess Foundation Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Frost & Sullivan Honors Island Hospital With the 2017 Malaysia Medical Tourism Hospital of the Year Award
[PR Newswire] Kuala Lumpur -Frost& Sullivan has honored Island Hospital with the 2017 Malaysia Medical Tourism Hospital of the Year award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ground Medical Tourism so Healthcare Can Take Flight
[Aspen New Voices Fellowship] I, like many young Nigerians, voted President Muhammadu Buhari into office in 2015 with hope for the future of our beloved country, Nigeria. We supported his promises to fight corruption; create jobs for the youth, and end the practice of Nigerian government officials using state funds to travel to foreign institutions for their personal medical care. Medical tourism, as it's known, expels huge capital flight of about $1billion dollars, particularly from expenses incurred by political and public office hol (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

You Had It Done Where? The Rise of Medical Tourism
As a card-carrying baby boomer, the dawn of the global economy has been difficult for me to conceptualize. This includes a bias that care transitions are an American issue. But as the younger generation might reply, “Guess again!” (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Wayne Saltsman, James Lett Tags: caring transitions Source Type: news

Frugal Family: A Family Adventure in Medical Tourism
The Frugal Family heads to Thailand and learns why a surprising number of people travel abroad to get fillings and crowns, whitening and implants. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FREDA MOON Tags: Travel and Vacations Teeth and Dentistry Bangkok (Thailand) Source Type: news

Nigeria: President Buhari Medical Trips Signal No End to Medical Tourism
[This is Africa] Despite his pledge to halt medical tourism in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has sought medical assistance in the United Kingdom for the second time since he took office in May 2015. Nigerians spend more than USD1 billion a year on medical tourism, and Buhari's recent trip to the UK for vacation and medical screening is grave testimony to the inadequacies of health care and facilities in Nigeria (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Buhari's Vacation - the Hurdles to Curbing Medical Tourism
[This Day] While President Muhammadu Buhari's government has tried to curb medical tourism by discouraging its officials from accessing healthcare abroad, his own trip to London for medical reasons has undermined Nigeria's healthcare system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Messi Postpones Egypt Visit After Barcelona Defeat
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Barcelona star Lionel Messi has postponed a medical tourism campaign visit to Egypt following his side's 4-0 defeat against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Conditions for Flying While Ill
[East African] Forecasts for the global medical tourism market predict a growth of at least 18 per cent over the next decade, to reach about $99 billion by 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Drawbacks of Nigeria's Health Sector
[This Day] Incessant strikes by doctors and health workers, medical tourism, low budgetary allocations, brain drain, poor research culture and a host of other issues have been identified by experts as major drawbacks for Nigeria's healthcare sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Minister to Reverse U.S.$1 Billion Medical Tourism Capital Flight
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has expressed concern over the huge capital spending on medical tourism by Nigerians, stating that over $1 billion is spent on medical tourism abroad to countries such as India, Malaysia, China, Egypt, United Kingdom and others, with 60 per cent of the fund spent in four major areas of cardiology, orthopaedic, renal dialysis issues and cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Maharashtra aims to become top medical tourism destination
"Our objective is to provide infrastructure, hospitals and medical facilities in Pune, Nagpur and other centres across the state," she added. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Our Health Professionals Have Turned Medical Tourism Into Racket
[Vanguard] It is not going to be business as usual for health professionals engaged in the practice of referring patients for treatment abroad if latest signals from the Federal government are anything to go by. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brace yourself for gene-editing tourism: Expert warns governments are not prepared for flood of families who will travel to use 3-parent baby op
Dr Rosa Casto, a science and law researcher at Duke University, warns nations must consider not only the ethical and safety effects of their choices but also how these choices drive medical tourism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mycobacterial Infections Associated With Medical Tourism Mycobacterial Infections Associated With Medical Tourism
An outbreak of surgical site infections among medical tourists is described here. How were these difficult-to-treat infections identified and managed?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Recession Will Checkmate Medical Tourism'
[Daily Trust] Ibadan -The on-going economic recession in the country will checkmate medical tourism abroad by influential Nigerians, the Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Oyo State Branch, Pharm Adeyinka Ishola has observed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: When Nigeria's Experts, Institutions Brainstormed On Medical Tourism
[Daily Trust] Nigeria suffers economic loss yearly due to medical tourism. It also causes loss of lives as some Nigerians travel to some countries without proper information about the doctors qualifications and experience and the hospitals in where they practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Merck's Keytruda Finds Fast Entry Into China Via Medical-Tourism Push
Merck ’s immunotherapy cancer drug Keytruda is finding its way into China as the first imported drug approved for use under a pilot program on the resort island of Hainan intended to boost medical tourism. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - September 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Medical Tourism - A Growing Retail Heath Strategy
The Cleveland Clinic just announced plans to develop a hospital near Buckingham Palace in London. Cruise ship spas are now staffed by medical doctors and licensed acupuncturists. The United States once had the world's market share of in-bound patients seeking healthcare from "the best healthcare system in the world." Now that the U.S. is well-acknowledged to be the most expensive healthcare system in the world, medical tourism is both in-bound and, increasingly, out-bound, with at least 1.4 million Americans seeking healthcare abroad in 2016, according to Visa. Visa estimated that the U.S. out-bound healthcare m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unproven stem cell therapies for lung disease on the rise despite promise of new treatments
Stem cell medical tourism and unproven stem cell interventions are growing and concerning issues for patients afflicted with lung disease. According to researchers, there are an increasing number of clinics worldwide offering expensive stem cell-based therapies that are ineffective or have no proven benefit. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Unproven stem cell therapies for lung disease on the rise despite promise of new treatments
(Boston University Medical Center) Stem cell medical tourism and unproven stem cell interventions are growing and concerning issues for patients afflicted with lung disease. According to Boston University School of Medicine researchers, there are an increasing number of clinics worldwide offering expensive stem cell-based therapies that are ineffective or have no proven benefit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nigeria: Stop Sponsorship of Medical Tourism Now, Healthcare Fellows Task Govt
[Daily Trust] Ibadan -Fellows of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria has called on the federal government to slam an immediate ban on any medical tourism abroad at government expense. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This Cancer Genetics Startup Hopes To Boost Medical Tourism In HK
Sanomics, a DNA-testing startup from Hong Kong sees huge potential for its non-invasive cancer screening tests by tapping the growth of mainland Chinese patients seeking cancer care in the city. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 5, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nan-Hie In Source Type: news

Liberia: Time to End Medical Tourism - Govt Spends Much On Officials Health - Ordinary Liberians Dying
[FrontPageAfrica] WHEN DECEASED FORMER Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr., took ill, he was immediately flown to South Africa to receive treatment at the expense of the Liberian Government. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Is Medical Tourism Good or Bad?
[Citizen] To some, this word "medical tourism" might sound strange or even new. But it simply means travelling abroad in search of healthcare that is either less expensive or more accessible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Supplements, medical tourism, cosmetic surgery
CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula and her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangell, join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss dangerous ingredients that are found in dietary supplements sold around the country and the health risks of traveling abroad for medical care. Also, Dr. Cangell explains how patients can avoid looking unnatural after cosmetic surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns of dangers of plastic surgery in Dominican Republic
Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News The CDC is warning against "medical tourism" after 18 U.S. women were infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery in the Dominican Republic. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns About 'Medical Tourism' Dangers
Report details cases of U.S. women who developed disfiguring infections after procedures there (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic
THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 -- U.S. health officials are warning about the dangers of "medical tourism" after at least 18 women from the East Coast became infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery procedures they had in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The Evolving World Of 'Money Is No Object' Medical Tourism
In the global world of healthcare, ?money no object? medical tourism is going to thrive. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russ Alan Prince Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Local Investors in Promoting Medical Tourism
[Ethiopian Herald] Development of the preventive and promotive components of health care, development of an equitable and acceptable standard of health service system that will reach all segments of the population within the limits of resources, among others, are the two general principles of Ethiopia's health policy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news