Kenya: Kenya Urged to Take Advantage of Its Health Assets in Medical Tourism
[The Exchange] Kenya needs to take advantage of its existing assets it the medical sector to attract other nationals seeking specialised treatment services abroad, experts have urged. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Profitability of domestic hospital sector to improve in FY20, FY21: Crisil
Enhanced coverage under Ayushman Bharat as well as deeper expansion in smaller towns will help the hospital sector, said Crisil Ratings. The improvement in demand will also be driven by alterations made to healthcare delivery models by hospital chains to align with regulatory changes as well as factors like increasing lifestyle diseases and medical tourism. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: CMD Moves Against Medical Tourism With Digital Clinic, Pet Imaging Tech
[Vanguard] Healthcare services platform, Concierge Medical Practices, CMD, recently, introduced a digital platform which will enable Health Management Organisations, HMOs, hospitals and corporate bodies engage their clients to virtual wellness services using a technical services firm, GHD platform. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

North Korea to launch medical tourism, targeting visitors from China
North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign visitors, most likely from China, treatments including cataract surgery, dental implants and therapy for tumors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: NMA Seeks Law to Stop Medical Tourism
[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Medical Association says it is seeking a legislation to stop public office holders going abroad for medical treatment on "frivolous grounds". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Investment in Health Sector Will Reposition Edo As Medical Tourism Destination'
[This Day] Benin City -The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured that the renewed investment in the state's healthcare system in collaboration with the private sector will make the state the preferred destination for medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical Tourism Lowers Healthcare Costs for Companies and Their Employees, But Is It Good Medicine for Patients and Can Clinical Laboratories Participate?
Some companies save so much in healthcare cost they pay their employees to participate in medical tourism programs Medical tourism is not new, but it’s changing, and clinical laboratories have a role to play in the models employers use to save money on their employees’ health coverage costs. Employers that manage the entire process—from securing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AMA American Journal of Medicine american medical association AMJMED anatomic pathology Ashley Furniture Industr Source Type: news

Nigeria: Super-Specialised Hospitals Needed to Stop Medical Tourism - Govt
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria needs to create super-specialised hospitals to stop medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Mugabe's Foreign Hospital Treatment - Time for Africa to Stop Funding 'Medical Tourism'
[Daily Maverick] Robert Mugabe died on 6 September 2019 in a foreign hospital - linking his fate with those of millions of Zimbabweans who fled their homeland due to his four decades-long poor leadership, epitomised by the appalling state of healthcare in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Surgeons Are Joining The Freelance Revolution: Meet NASH
Surgeons are joining the freelance revolution. Meet NASH, combining freelancing and medical tourism. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jon Younger, Contributor Source Type: news

Nigeria: Azubuike - Our Plan Is to Restore Confidence in Nigeria's Health System
[This Day] Dr. Osiatuma Victor Azubike is a Consultant Radiologist and the Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State. Amongst other sundry issues he raised, in this interview with select journalists, he revealed the hospital's aim to reverse medical tourism in Nigeria, and restore confidence in the country's health sector. Excerpts (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Surgeons Move to Tackle Medical Tourism
[This Day] Sendi Joseph should still be wheelchair bound by now. The 26-year-old was paralysed from the waist down immediately after falling off a ladder whilst fixing a fitting on a very high ceiling in a building in Abuja. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malaysian medical tourism tied down by red tape
Industry fears losing competitiveness as populist government lines up price controls (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Employers Are Steering Workers Toward Controversial Stem Cell Therapies
A Midwestern grocery chain, Hy-Vee, is taking an unusual—and highly controversial—approach to reducing health care costs. Before employees in certain cities can undergo knee replacement, they first must visit a stem cell provider. Hy-Vee has contracted with one of the U.S.’ leading stem cell companies—Regenexx, based in Des Moines, Iowa—that claims injections of concentrated bone marrow or platelets can help patients avoid expensive joint surgery. Regenexx has persuaded over 100 employers to include its services in their health insurance plans. In a marketing booklet, Regenexx, whose injection...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Szabo / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Healthcare medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Mulls Specialised Surgery Centres to Check Medical Tourism
[Guardian] Lafia -The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, yesterday said the Federal Government was mulling establishment of specialised centres to handle cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries in a bid to check medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 18, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: U.S.-Based Doctor Wants Nigerians in Diaspora to Develop Country's Healthcare Sector
[Guardian] A United States of America, USA based healthcare expert and a leading member of the League of Nigerians In Diaspora, LNID, Chief Shegun Olagundoye, has urged investors and professionals in the Diaspora to return home to invest in the large potentials that abound in the nation's medical tourism and other sectors of the economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Igbobi Hospital Repositions to Optimise Service Delivery, Reverse Medical Tourism
[Guardian] The Nigeria healthcare system is faced with challenges associated with the development of effective responses to solve the healthcare needs of its populace. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Budget Will Worsen Forex, Human Index, Say Experts
[Guardian] Abuja -The national health vote currently before the National Assembly is a "tacit support to the huge and ongoing foreign exchange outflow through medical tourism at the detriment of the economy." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mkapa Hospital to Become Medical Tourism Attraction
[Daily News] FURNISHED with state-ofthe- art medical equipments, Benjamin Mkapa Hospital (BMH) is set to become the country's medical tourism hub in the near future after its management embarked on initiatives to promote it abroad. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

India wants to make medical tourism a $9 billion industry by 2020
There are many reasons people go to India: the culture, the food, the weather. But in recent years, another factor drawing visitors is health care. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: What Uganda Can Learn From Thailand's Medical Tourism
[Monitor] Medical tourism is the new trend in health care. Thailand, for instance, has made strides in improving its medical tourism scene, positioning herself among the top medical tourism destinations in the world. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Leaders Slammed for SA Medical Tourism
[CAJ News] ZIMBABWE'S ruling elite has come under criticism for seeking medical treatment in neighboring South Africa while leaving the majority exposed to death at ill-equipped hospitals back home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Plans to Reduce Medical Tourism With Innovative Cancer Centres
[Guardian] The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has said the federal government is investing in cancer treatment centres, equipped with innovative machines to ensure more people are treated in the country, rather than travelling outside the for treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Firm Plans to Discourage Medical Tourism, Provide Affordable Care
[Guardian] As part of its campaign to discourage medical tourism and provide affordable healthcare for Nigerians, INVIVO health and beauty store, a subsidiary of Smartmark limited has opened its second Lagos store in Surulere, Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Utah Public Employees Receive Transportation and a $500 Cash Bonus to Purchase Prescriptions in Mexico
Pharmaceutical tourism, like medical tourism, casts light on healthcare’s true costs and identifies patient populations that bear the brunt of growing drug prices You’ve heard of medical tourism, where patients travel to other countries to receive low-cost, high-quality medical care. Now the State of Utah is introducing “pharmaceutical tourism” to state employees, who will be […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 18, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Source Type: news

Medical Tourism and Postoperative Infections Medical Tourism and Postoperative Infections
Patients who travel abroad for elective cosmetic procedures are at an increased risk for difficult-to-treat postoperative infections. How are these infections best managed?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Year in Review: First Coast's health tourism industry spurs growth
Jacksonville ’s health care providers saw a spate of expansions in 2018, helping cement the area’s status as a medical tourism destination and meeting location for medical professional. Mayo completed a “destination medical facility” in Jacksonville, partially funded with a $20 million grant from the So uth Florida-based Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation. A new Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is opened this summer, St. Vincent’s began working on a new $55 million facility in Riverside,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

Nigeria: With World Class Private Hospitals, Nigerians Need Not Travel Abroad
[This Day] John Shiklam writes that with the recent medical exploits at the Thelish Eye Centre in Kaduna, a joint partnership with Dr. Agarwal's Eye Institute, India, Nigerians need not travel abroad for medical tourism (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Heritage Bank Backs Africanmed On Medical Tourism
[Vanguard] HERITAGE Bank Plc has announced a partnership with AFRICANMED and the Chinese community in Nigeria aimed at developing the country's health sector and bringing down the rate of medical tourism by Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Loses Over $1bn Annually to Medical Tourism
[This Day] The Group Medical Director of the Reddington Hospital Group, Dr. Olatunde Lalude, has stated that Nigeria loses over $1billion yearly to medical tourism, as a result of the country's poor healthcare system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Price of Medical Tourism The Price of Medical Tourism
Many people travel abroad to obtain medical or surgical care, but they may have little recourse should things go wrong.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

East Africa:Dar to Become Medical Tourism Hub in EA
[Daily News] TANZANIA is gearing to become a hub of high-tech cardiovascular treatment in East Africa and Sub- Saharan Africa through extension of the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) at Mloganzila, which is envisioned to be a centre of excellence in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:How AfricaMed Will Curb Medical Wastes in Africa
[Vanguard] Worried about the ailing health system across Africa, a group of medical equipment manufacturers in collaboration with its counterparts from China last week unfolded plans to curb medical waste as well as reduce medical tourism through its newly launched health exhibition, AfricaMed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MHA prescribes visa care for foreign patients
Relaxation in visa procedures for travellers requiring treatment to reduce inconvenience, likely to give boost to medical tourism. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Industrialising Health Sector Needs Dialogue, Say Experts
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Healthcare industrialisation can make Tanzania a medical tourism hub and improve quality of medical services if stakeholders are keen on setting the right strategies and creating an enabling environment for investment, players say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Medical Tourism - Charity Begins At Home
[Vanguard] Nigerians are among the world's most prolific medical tourists. Tens of thousands of Nigerians troop abroad every year in search of the best, if not necessarily most affordable, medical treatment and health care services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Buhari Assents Bill to End Medical Tourism
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Medical Residency Training Act, 2018. This was disclosed in a statement by the senior special assistant Senate to the president, Ita Enang. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 -- The American Medical Association (AMA) recently adopted new ethical guidelines on medical tourism to help physicians understand their responsibilities when interacting with patients who seek or have received medical care... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Chinese medical tourism exacerbates shortage of HPV vaccine
Affluent Chinese look abroad for treatment, prompting prices to surge (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Loses Over U.S.$1Bn Annually to Medical Tourism
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has revealed that Nigeria loses about $1 billion every year as a result of medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt:PM in Talks Over Medical Tourism, Projects in Petroleum
[Egypt Online] Prime Minister Sherif Ismail held on Wednesday 16/5/2018 four meetings with the petroleum and environment ministers, the South Sinai governor and the chairman of Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Pathologists/Lab Scientists' Rivalry - Nigerians Pay With Their Lives!
[Vanguard] Nigeria has continued to battle misdiagnosis occasioned by poor state of medical laboratories. The problem has not only caused poor healthcare delivery across the nation but also deaths. Meanwhile, medical tourism takes its toll on the system and billions of Naira lost in the process. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Big Medical Tourism Boom? Actually, Not So Much
(MedPage Today) -- The industry has worked out as its supporters expected (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 2, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Tanzania:Tanzania Poised to Become Top Medical Tourism Hub
[Daily News] TANZANIA is poised to become a hub for medical tourism amongst its neighbours in the region and beyond, thanks to major improvements of its facilities and planned acquisition of 14.5bn/- state-of-the-art equipment for cancer screening known as Positron Emission Tomography (PET-Scan). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Harare to Develop Medical Tourism Facility
[The Herald] The Harare City Council has approved a Memorandum of Understanding between Belvedere Medical Centre and the City Health Department for the setting up of a medical tourism facility specialising in organ transplants and other advanced medical procedures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. Providers Fix Complications From Medical Tourism Procedures
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Cosmetic surgery procedures done in developing countries can carry substantial risks of complications that U.S. providers and payers must handle, according to a study published in the April issue of Plastic and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Those Traveling Abroad for Plastic Surgery Can Bring Home Serious Complications
Initial medical tourism surgery may be cheap, but can place significant burden on US public health systems when patients return from abroad with complications (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 31, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: news

Patients who travel abroad for plastic surgery can bring home serious complications
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) With the promise of inexpensive procedures luring patients to travel abroad for plastic surgery, medical tourism has become an expanding, multi-billion-dollar industry. But while the initial procedure may be cheap, it can place a significant burden on US public health systems when patients return from abroad with complications. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital describes the magnitude of medical complications that can result from plastic surgery abroad. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Thailand is an Untapped Medtech Opportunity
During the MD&M West Conference and Expo in Anaheim, CA last week, attendees were invited to learn about business and partnering opportunities in the Thai market and network with Thai representatives who support companies in early, mid, and mature stages of growing their Southeast Asian business plans.  As the infographic above indicates, there are several factors driving opportunities for medtech in Thailand. Tanee Sangrat, the consul general of Thailand's consulate in Los Angeles, CA, said there are more than 1,000 public and private hospitals nationwide and many of these hospitals are upgrading and expanding th...
Source: MDDI - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M West (Anaheim) Medical Device Business Source Type: news