Nigeria: Buhari's Vacation - the Hurdles to Curbing Medical Tourism
[This Day] While President Muhammadu Buhari's government has tried to curb medical tourism by discouraging its officials from accessing healthcare abroad, his own trip to London for medical reasons has undermined Nigeria's healthcare system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Egypt: Messi Postpones Egypt Visit After Barcelona Defeat
[Aswat Masriya] Cairo -Barcelona star Lionel Messi has postponed a medical tourism campaign visit to Egypt following his side's 4-0 defeat against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League on Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

East Africa: Conditions for Flying While Ill
[East African] Forecasts for the global medical tourism market predict a growth of at least 18 per cent over the next decade, to reach about $99 billion by 2025. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Drawbacks of Nigeria's Health Sector
[This Day] Incessant strikes by doctors and health workers, medical tourism, low budgetary allocations, brain drain, poor research culture and a host of other issues have been identified by experts as major drawbacks for Nigeria's healthcare sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Health Minister to Reverse U.S.$1 Billion Medical Tourism Capital Flight
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has expressed concern over the huge capital spending on medical tourism by Nigerians, stating that over $1 billion is spent on medical tourism abroad to countries such as India, Malaysia, China, Egypt, United Kingdom and others, with 60 per cent of the fund spent in four major areas of cardiology, orthopaedic, renal dialysis issues and cancer. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 9, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Maharashtra aims to become top medical tourism destination
"Our objective is to provide infrastructure, hospitals and medical facilities in Pune, Nagpur and other centres across the state," she added. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Our Health Professionals Have Turned Medical Tourism Into Racket
[Vanguard] It is not going to be business as usual for health professionals engaged in the practice of referring patients for treatment abroad if latest signals from the Federal government are anything to go by. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brace yourself for gene-editing tourism: Expert warns governments are not prepared for flood of families who will travel to use 3-parent baby op
Dr Rosa Casto, a science and law researcher at Duke University, warns nations must consider not only the ethical and safety effects of their choices but also how these choices drive medical tourism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mycobacterial Infections Associated With Medical Tourism Mycobacterial Infections Associated With Medical Tourism
An outbreak of surgical site infections among medical tourists is described here. How were these difficult-to-treat infections identified and managed?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Recession Will Checkmate Medical Tourism'
[Daily Trust] Ibadan -The on-going economic recession in the country will checkmate medical tourism abroad by influential Nigerians, the Chairman, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Oyo State Branch, Pharm Adeyinka Ishola has observed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: When Nigeria's Experts, Institutions Brainstormed On Medical Tourism
[Daily Trust] Nigeria suffers economic loss yearly due to medical tourism. It also causes loss of lives as some Nigerians travel to some countries without proper information about the doctors qualifications and experience and the hospitals in where they practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Merck's Keytruda Finds Fast Entry Into China Via Medical-Tourism Push
Merck ’s immunotherapy cancer drug Keytruda is finding its way into China as the first imported drug approved for use under a pilot program on the resort island of Hainan intended to boost medical tourism. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - September 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Medical Tourism - A Growing Retail Heath Strategy
The Cleveland Clinic just announced plans to develop a hospital near Buckingham Palace in London. Cruise ship spas are now staffed by medical doctors and licensed acupuncturists. The United States once had the world's market share of in-bound patients seeking healthcare from "the best healthcare system in the world." Now that the U.S. is well-acknowledged to be the most expensive healthcare system in the world, medical tourism is both in-bound and, increasingly, out-bound, with at least 1.4 million Americans seeking healthcare abroad in 2016, according to Visa. Visa estimated that the U.S. out-bound healthcare market was ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unproven stem cell therapies for lung disease on the rise despite promise of new treatments
Stem cell medical tourism and unproven stem cell interventions are growing and concerning issues for patients afflicted with lung disease. According to researchers, there are an increasing number of clinics worldwide offering expensive stem cell-based therapies that are ineffective or have no proven benefit. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Unproven stem cell therapies for lung disease on the rise despite promise of new treatments
(Boston University Medical Center) Stem cell medical tourism and unproven stem cell interventions are growing and concerning issues for patients afflicted with lung disease. According to Boston University School of Medicine researchers, there are an increasing number of clinics worldwide offering expensive stem cell-based therapies that are ineffective or have no proven benefit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news