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Thailand’s lessons for India's healthcare system

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16-Nov-16 Taking inspiration from Thailand, a sound information technology platform could enable effective universal health coverage in India. Thailand has leveraged technology extensively. Its national registration database forms the backbone of all health schemes in the country, ensuring that a beneficiary cannot enrol in two schemes - something India could learn from as the National Health Protection Scheme launch approaches. [image: AFP]

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Korea develops contact lens that can treat glaucoma

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15-Nov-16 The Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology in Korea has developed a contact lens for glaucoma treatment that improves drug delivery efficiency by adding vitamin to soft contact lenses. Fat-soluble vitamin A and vitamin E lump with each other in the inside of a contact lens and form a concrete surface which absorbs and maintains more glaucoma medication. [image: Business Korea]

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J&J and Stryker announce partnerships with Indo UK Institute of Health

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14-Nov-16 J&J has entered into a collaboration with the Indo UK Institute of Health to deliver medical technology and surgical education in the field of orthopaedics, to the 11 IUIH 'medicities' being established in India. Meanwhile, Stryker announced a 20-year collaboration IUIH as a partner in the orthopaedic areas of hip, knee and trauma. [image: Indo UK Institute of Health / Somer Design]

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Easing the way for the elderly in Thailand

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09-Nov-16 As Thailand becomes Southeast Asia's first ageing society, technology creators develop innovations that will ensure a better life for the elderly. Two communities - Saensuk municipality in Chon Buri and Muang district in Nakhon Si Thammarat - are working with the Tambon Health Promoting Hospitals on IoT tech to help take care of seniors. [image: Dinsow Mini]

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A*STAR researchers are bringing big data genome analytics to Singapore

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08-Nov-16 The cost of sequencing a human genome has plummeted over the past 15 years USD1,000. In Singapore, the Centre for Big Data and Integrative Genomics, part of government agency A*STAR, is supporting the Platinum Genome Project to construct reference genomes for the Chinese, Malay and Indian populations in the country. [image: Pixabay]

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