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China arrests over illegal network determining baby gender

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15-Oct-16 Police in China have detained 75 people in connection with a widespread network that illegally determined the gender of unborn babies. The illegal service - aimed at expectant parents wanting male children - smuggled fetal blood samples to Hong Kong for gender testing, officials say. It operated across much of China and brought in USD30 mn. [image: BBC News]

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Chinese public hospitals embrace information technology

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14-Oct-16 A number of Chinese public hospitals have been testing and promoting electronic medical record systems in order to better serve patients. Many anticipate that, following healthcare reform, more and more public hospitals will move toward these “smart” medical services. [image: People's Daily Online]

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DOH Secretary: Philippines lacks 15,000 doctors

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13-Oct-16 The Philippines is short of 15,000 doctors to be able to adequately meet the health needs of Filipinos. It currently has one doctor for every 33,000 persons. The Health Secretary said there is a lack of volunteers willing to go to rural areas. The Doctors to the Barrios program can accommodate 398 doctors. However, 116 posts remain vacant. [image: CNN Philippines]

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Webinar: Global Healthcare Online

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 Webinars

Watch the recording of the joint webinar with our partner IBT Online: Global Growth Markets CEO Pete Read and IBT's Client Services Director Susanna Hardy talk about global healthcare industry developments, the status of online channels in the healthcare sector and the importance of website localisation.

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