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 3, 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