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

Florida downplays reports of medical tourism for vaccines
Florida officials are pushing back against claims that nonresidents are swooping into the state to get vaccinated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Working to link hospitals with foreign insurance firms to boost medical tourism: Minister
The government is planning to form a working group to explore the possibilities of linking Indian hospitals, wellness centres and Ayurveda clinics with foreign insurance firms to boost medical tourism in the country, Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel has said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical tourism sector needs government support to get back on its feet: Sangita Reddy
"Medical value travel tourism is still nascent in India and holds great potential. Niti Aayog has identified medical value travel as one of the major growth drivers and a major source of forex earning," Apollo Hospitals Group Joint MD Sangita Reddy said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Lessons from the Losses
Clementine, a community health volunteer, meets with a mother and child. Credit: Lys Arango for Action Against Hunger, KenyaBy Dr Patrick AmothNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7 2020 (IPS) If countries considered Universal Health Coverage (UHC) a central policy in their health systems, the COVID-19 has surely demonstrated the need for its urgent and widespread roll out. The pandemic has upended world systems in a manner that no scientists or sophisticated global intelligence could have foreseen. Having been tapped to join the World Health Organization’s Executive Board to represent Africa midst this global crisis, I am persuaded tha...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dr Patrick Amoth Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nordica Commences World Class Comprehensive Fertility Treatment for Couples
[This Day] Nigeria's foremost Assisted Reproductive Treatment (ART) facility, Nordica Fertility Centre, has commenced a world class comprehensive fertility treatment for couples who are unable to access medical tourism abroad due to travel restriction from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

‘The future looks bleak’: The pandemic ravages medical tourism
As costs mount in the coronavirus crisis, hospitals are shifting their plans to develop hotels for patients seeking specialized treatments, despite an uncertain outlook. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: C.J. Hughes Source Type: news

Africa: No More Medical Tourism - COVID-19 Makes Elite Face Healthcare at Home
[DW] Africa's elite have a record of jetting abroad for medical treatment. As the global health sector buckles under Covid-19 and flights stay grounded, they are forced to face up to the chronic state of hospitals at home. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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 22, 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