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

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

Nigeria:Governor Urges End to Medical Tourism
[Guardian] Ado-Ekiti -Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola has urged Nigerians to take advantage of the world-class medical facilities at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, instead of traveling abroad for medical treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Rise Of Medical Tourism Accepting Crypto Currencies
Medical tourists are likely to increasingly use crypto currencies and blockchain technology. For a growing percentage of the rich and super-rich and many less wealthy individuals and families, there are distinct advantages of using crypto currencies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russ Alan Prince, Contributor Source Type: news

Nigeria:Olive Multi-Specialist Hospitals Commence Operations, Pledge to Tackle Medical Tourism
[This Day] Olive Multi-Specialist Hospitals, an emerging institution in Lekki, Lagos, has commenced operations with the aim of providing quality healthcare services and addressing medical tourism in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigeria Loses N175 Billion Annually to Medical Tourism - Former Health Minister
[Premium Times] The Former Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that Nigeria was losing N175 billion annually to medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Nigerian Hospital Makes History, Begins Full Spectrum of Heart Treatments
[Vanguard] Nigeria is on the verge of becoming a medical tourism destination of choice for all kinds of cardiovascular treatment if the effort by Nigerian Cardiology specialists at the First Cardiology Consultant Hospital Lagos is anything to go by. The hospital is being promoted by some returning Nigerian medical consultants in the Diaspora. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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