Tanzania: Govt Eyes Improved Access to Cardiovascular Services
[Daily News] TANZANIA's plan to become a medical tourism hub is slowly but surely becoming a reality after the government's grand move to expand the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiovascular Institute (JKCI) to its 50,000 square metre of land at Mloganzila in the outskirt of Dar es Salaam. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Health Minister - Egypt Ranks 26th Worldwide for Medical Tourism
[Egypt Online] Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said on Friday 02/12/2022 that Egypt ranked fourth regionally and 26th globally in the Medical Tourism Index. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Medical Tourism Drive Gets Fresh Impetus
[Daily News] Tanzania 's medical tourism drive received a boost on Thursday, after the Ministry of Health signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Egypt's Alameda Healthcare group, to enhance availability of specialised and super-specialised health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 21, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: President Stresses Medical Tourism
[Daily News] Massive investment in Tanzania's health sector is aimed at enhancing availability of specialised services and strengthening the country's position as a healthcare hub for medical tourism, President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 20, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: How Medical Tourism Is Affecting Africa's Healthcare Economy
[New Times] Annually, thousands of people globally travel abroad seeking affordable advanced medical care. This is one of the easiest ways to get a passport. Common medical procedures that people undergo on medical tourism trips include dental care, surgery, cosmetic surgery, fertility treatments, organ and tissue transplantation, and cancer treatment - per CDC.This has less been common in Africa, but due to the increasing number of health issues that cannot be cured locally, and the spread of information (and misinfo (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical tourism sector getting back in health with higher inflow of patients than pre-Covid times
The health ministry has drawn up a roadmap to connect overseas patients with healthcare facilities in the country under its 'Heal in India' initiative. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: We'll Soon Curb Medical Tourism - Buhari
[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday expressed optimism that the nation's desire to achieve medical manpower in order to curb medical tourism would soon be realised. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medicine Sans Frontiers: India is gearing up to grab a larger pie of $80-bn medical tourism market
What is unusual though is that this time, the Government of India (GoI) has picked a niche: it is now focusing more on medical tourism, a segment valued at $60-80 billion globally. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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