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LatAm ageing populations: Burden for some, gold mine for others

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09-Mar-16 Latin America is experiencing significant ageing of its population. The confluence of continued technological progress and dropping fertility rates has led to growing concerns about the sustainability of publicly financed healthcare. Private providers have the opportunity to capitalize on this trend, pioneering the patient-centric movement focused on improving the quality of life for the higher age classes. [image: Red Raiders]

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Nuvasive to acquire Brazilian distributor

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08-Mar-16 NuVasive Inc, a spine surgery medical device company, has entered into an agreement to acquire Mega Surgical, its exclusive distributor in Brazil. "This acquisition... will allow for direct contact with surgeons and key opinion leaders throughout the country where direct relationships are a preferred method of doing business," said Jason Hannon, EVP International. [image: NuVasive]

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US, Nigeria, GE launch women’s health initiative

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04-Mar-16 The US and Nigeria have launched a new General Electric (GE) mother-and-child health initiative to expand pre-natal screenings to more than 2 million expectant mothers by 2020. The Healthymagination initiative will reduce mother and infant deaths and train midwives, nurses, and other health professionals on the Vscan Access portable ultrasound device to determine at-risk pregnancies. [image: All Africa]

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A big new Mexican health hotel for US patients

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04-Mar-16 Developers in Tijuana, Mexico, are planning to cash in on the phenomenon of Americans heading south for less-expensive healthcare by building a big new medical facility that will feature a 140-room hotel. The New City Medical Plaza would include "doctors offices, a medical lab, a surgery center". It will cost an estimated USD50 mn, and is scheduled to open in 2019. [image: Regis Duvignau / Reuters]

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