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Asia’s population is ageing fast; here’s what we can learn

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09-Dec-16 Globally, the number of older persons is forecast to exceed 2 bn by 2050, by when nearly two-thirds will be living in Asia-Pacific, and one in four people across the region will be over 60. More than 20 countries in Asia-Pacific have adopted national policies to deal with ageing, but many others have yet to do so. And implementation must be strengthened. [image: Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat 2008 revision]

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Middle-class patients the target for Hong Kong hospital

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09-Dec-16 A HKD6.3 bn (USD812 mn) private hospital to be run by the Chinese University - envisioned as Hong Kong's first not-for-profit and self-financed teaching hospital - will offer 70% of its services in fixed packages to cater for the middle class, plus specialist quotas for Hospital Authority patients. The 619-bed hospital is to be commissioned in 2020. [image: The Standard]

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Singapore healthcare providers hinge growth on overseas expansion

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08-Dec-16 As competition heats up in Singapore between private and public healthcare providers, many are looking at regional expansion for growth opportunities. Across the hospital players in the region, consensus is looking towards emerging markets like Cambodia and Vietnam for expansion. [image: Company, OIR]

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Penang Islamic Hospital to begin operations in 2020

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08-Dec-16 The Penang Islamic Foundation is building the Penang Islamic Hospital costing MYR280 mn (USD63 mn) in Bayan Baru, Malaysia. The 14-storey, 200-bed hospital will have specialists in pediatrics, gynecology, surgery and cardiology. It is set to be the first syariah-compliant hospital in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia, and is expected to begin operations in early 2020. [image: Bernama]

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Nigeria can attract USD1.6 bn yearly from medical tourism

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07-Dec-16 Despite weak infrastructure and poor funding, Nigeria has adequate human resources to reverse brain drain and make the country a medical tourism hub, concluded the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Nigerian-American Medical Foundation International on 6-Dec-16. With falling oil prices and dwindling budgets, it is hoped that making Nigeria the hub of medical tourism would help diversify the economy. [image: The Guardian]

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