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

Those Traveling Abroad for Plastic Surgery Can Bring Home Serious Complications
Initial medical tourism surgery may be cheap, but can place significant burden on US public health systems when patients return from abroad with complications (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 31, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Cosmetic Surgery 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 their ...
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