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