Nigeria: Firm Plans to Discourage Medical Tourism, Provide Affordable Care
[Guardian] As part of its campaign to discourage medical tourism and provide affordable healthcare for Nigerians, INVIVO health and beauty store, a subsidiary of Smartmark limited has opened its second Lagos store in Surulere, Lagos. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Utah Public Employees Receive Transportation and a $500 Cash Bonus to Purchase Prescriptions in Mexico
Pharmaceutical tourism, like medical tourism, casts light on healthcare’s true costs and identifies patient populations that bear the brunt of growing drug prices You’ve heard of medical tourism, where patients travel to other countries to receive low-cost, high-quality medical care. Now the State of Utah is introducing “pharmaceutical tourism” to state employees, who will be […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 18, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Source Type: news

Medical Tourism and Postoperative Infections Medical Tourism and Postoperative Infections
Patients who travel abroad for elective cosmetic procedures are at an increased risk for difficult-to-treat postoperative infections. How are these infections best managed?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Year in Review: First Coast's health tourism industry spurs growth
Jacksonville ’s health care providers saw a spate of expansions in 2018, helping cement the area’s status as a medical tourism destination and meeting location for medical professional. Mayo completed a “destination medical facility” in Jacksonville, partially funded with a $20 million grant from the So uth Florida-based Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation. A new Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center is opened this summer, St. Vincent’s began working on a new $55 million facility in Riverside,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

Nigeria: With World Class Private Hospitals, Nigerians Need Not Travel Abroad
[This Day] John Shiklam writes that with the recent medical exploits at the Thelish Eye Centre in Kaduna, a joint partnership with Dr. Agarwal's Eye Institute, India, Nigerians need not travel abroad for medical tourism (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Heritage Bank Backs Africanmed On Medical Tourism
[Vanguard] HERITAGE Bank Plc has announced a partnership with AFRICANMED and the Chinese community in Nigeria aimed at developing the country's health sector and bringing down the rate of medical tourism by Nigerians. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Loses Over $1bn Annually to Medical Tourism
[This Day] The Group Medical Director of the Reddington Hospital Group, Dr. Olatunde Lalude, has stated that Nigeria loses over $1billion yearly to medical tourism, as a result of the country's poor healthcare system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Price of Medical Tourism The Price of Medical Tourism
Many people travel abroad to obtain medical or surgical care, but they may have little recourse should things go wrong.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

East Africa:Dar to Become Medical Tourism Hub in EA
[Daily News] TANZANIA is gearing to become a hub of high-tech cardiovascular treatment in East Africa and Sub- Saharan Africa through extension of the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) at Mloganzila, which is envisioned to be a centre of excellence in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:How AfricaMed Will Curb Medical Wastes in Africa
[Vanguard] Worried about the ailing health system across Africa, a group of medical equipment manufacturers in collaboration with its counterparts from China last week unfolded plans to curb medical waste as well as reduce medical tourism through its newly launched health exhibition, AfricaMed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MHA prescribes visa care for foreign patients
Relaxation in visa procedures for travellers requiring treatment to reduce inconvenience, likely to give boost to medical tourism. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania:Industrialising Health Sector Needs Dialogue, Say Experts
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Healthcare industrialisation can make Tanzania a medical tourism hub and improve quality of medical services if stakeholders are keen on setting the right strategies and creating an enabling environment for investment, players say. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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