Nigeria: Nigerians Spend N664bn On Medical Tourism Every Year - Govt
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said Nigerians spend between USD1.2 and USD1.6 billion (N664bn at 415/$) on medical tourism annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teleconsultation is the future of India's health system: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
The Minister emphasized that "health is not commerce but a seva for us. We are committed to promoting medical tourism and 'Heal by India' and 'Heal in India' are the two vital pillars of our health ecosystem in the years to come which will position India as a global health leader." (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerians Spend $1bn Annually On Medical Tourism - NMA
[Leadership] Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said that Nigerians spend $1billion annually on medical tourism, adding that 9,000 doctors left the country for the United Kingdom, United States of America and Canada in two years (2016-2018), leaving the country with just 4.7 per cent specialists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hospital chains witness a revival in medical tourism
Fortis Healthcare said contribution of medical tourism to the hospital chain's overall hospital business revenues improved to 5.9% during the quarter ended December from 3.8% in the previous quarter. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Rwanda Seeks to Build Critical Mass of Healthcare Workforce
[New Times] Besides achieving Universal Healthcare Coverage for all citizens, Rwanda has an ambitious target of becoming a medical tourism hub where people from various parts of the continent and the world can access advanced healthcare services and training. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: How Rwanda Plans to Build a Mass of Healthcare Workforce
[New Times] Besides achieving Universal Healthcare Coverage for all citizens, Rwanda has an ambitious target of becoming a medical tourism hub where people from various parts of the continent and the world can access advanced healthcare services and training. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Carbapenem-Resistant P aeruginosa and Medical Tourism Carbapenem-Resistant P aeruginosa and Medical Tourism
Cases of infection with carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa were traced back to US medical tourists who underwent surgical procedures in Mexico.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 28, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Covid May Be Surging, But Medical Tourism Has Already Recovered
Medical tourism was rising rapidly before the pandemic and now shows signs of a healthy recovery. Older adults can take advantage of attractive pricing on elective surgeries and other procedures (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Zeff Geber, PhD, Contributor Tags: Retirement /retirement Money /money Healthcare /healthcare Investing Source Type: news

Afghan crisis casts a shadow on medical tourism in India
Out of the total medical tourists coming from foreign countries to India for treatment, Afghans comprise about 8-9% of inflow. Afghans have favoured treatment in India, especially in Delhi and Gurgaon private hospitals, because of just 2-hour flights from Kabul. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ED Docs Are Cleaning Up the Messes of Medical Tourism ED Docs Are Cleaning Up the Messes of Medical Tourism
After patients travel to get the lowest price for a cosmetic procedure, sometimes they come to the emergency department with complications, or even basic follow-up care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - August 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Mpango Touts Sh16bn Mtwara Hospital
[Citizen] Mtwara -- Vice President Phillip Mpango yesterday outlined how a multibillion shillings zonal hospital in Mtwara would advance the government's medical tourism agenda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Karnak Hospital to Turn to Key Medical Tourism Destination in Egypt
[Egypt Online] Health Minister Hala Zayed said on Monday Karnak International Hospital in Luxor will turn into a key destination for medical tourism in Egypt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Doctors' Strike, a Shame On Government
[Daily Trust] The strike action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on April 1, 2021 shows the trust deficit of the Buhari administration. It also points to government's empty promises and hypocrisy, as President Muhammadu Buhari embarked on medical tourism to the United Kingdom for 'medical checkup' while the resident doctors' industrial action was just about to commence. Taking fresh promises by government to address their demands with a pinch of salt, NARD directed its members, put at (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why medical tourism is drawing patients, even in a pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Ceylan Yeginsu Source Type: news

Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ceylan Yeginsu Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Travel and Vacations Quarantines Quarantine (Life and Culture) Budget Travel Medicine and Health Surgery and Surgeons United States Mexico Costa Rica Europe medical tourism pandemic Source Type: news