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GE Healthcare optimistic on China

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24-Jan-17 GE Healthcare had a strong 2016 fourth quarter performance led by 19 percent growth in China. For 2017, the company expects momentum to carry over for markets in China, Africa, and Asia Pacific, while Europe will be stable. The United States market is expected to slow down. Sales were boosted by ultrasound, up 6 percent, and imaging, up 2 percent. [image: GE Healthcare]

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Dubai to extend telemedicine across all its health facilities

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23-Jan-17  Following Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai-RoboDoc pilot phase, where RoboDocs had been placed at hospital emergency departments and 24 hour primary healthcare centres, the authority will roll out the initiative across all DHA hospitals, all health centres, as well as some home-care patients, where a nurse will visit them and dial in for tele-consultations if needed. [image: Gulf News]

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NGOs may have stymied health care in Cambodia

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23-Jan-17 The influx of NGOs in Cambodia may have weakened the government health sector. A report has found that Cambodia has been more dependent on health NGOs than other case studies. While “international aid was critical to support the country’s reconstruction”, the study also claims that conflicting agendas “did not help strengthening government stewardship and ownership of health sector development”. [image: Tang Chhin Sothy / AFP]

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GCC healthcare construction market grows at a steady rate

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22-Jan-17 The healthcare construction market in the GCC appears to be growing at a steady rate as various high-value projects are being developed. There are 709 healthcare construction projects with a value of USD65 bn, out of which 133 are worth over USD100 mn. These projects make up almost 80% of all healthcare projects in the region. [image: World Health Organization]

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