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Korean hospitals eyeing Russian market

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12-Jul-16 Major hospitals in Korea's second largest city Busan - Dong-a University Hospital, Kangdong Hospital and CMS Korea - are visiting Russia to enter the market and entice Russian patients. The number of foreigners visiting Korea for medical treatment stood at 297,000 in 2015, up 11% from 2014. Russian patients accounted for 7% and Busan was their major destination. [image: Busan Medical Tourism]

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Answering healthcare challenges in the Philippines

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12-Jul-16 In the Philippines, the healthcare system is challenged by resource constraints, affordability and dated health IT systems. The Department of Health reports there are 10 hospital beds per 10,000 population - half the WHO recommended number. To address these challenges, the government has set goals complementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 in achieving good health and well-being. [image: Manila Bulletin]

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China is catching up fast in medicine

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10-Jul-16 In a medical power shift in Asia, China is catching up fast with Korea and even Japan. Although it is still unclear how much money China spends on medical R&D, the country now makes up 20% of the world's total R&D expenditures, second only after the US (27%), according to the 2016 Science & Engineering Indicators report. [image: Korea Times / Jung Min-ho]

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