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Crisis in China's elderly care as nurses are hard to find

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24-Aug-16 While China is ramping up elderly care services, there are not enough nurses to care for the growing aging population. In a nation that traditionally sees the family as the primary care giver, elderly care homes are in their infancy. While many graduates spurn nursing jobs, nursing homes prefer workers who have more experience and are paid less. [image: Shanghai Daily]

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HCMC to set up emergency aid stations, train paramedics

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22-Aug-16 Ho Chi Minh City plans to set up emergency aid stations to provide first aid more effectively. The health department has proposed cooperation with an Australian university to train paramedics to man the 25 planned stations. The health department said setting up such centres is appropriate for a city prone to traffic jams. [image: An Bang]

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Mexico grabs USD915 mn FDI for medical device production

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19-Aug-16 Mexico received USD915 mn in FDI for the production of medical devices over 2013-15. The medical devices sector is one of the country's most dynamic manufacturing sectors. Public health organizations provide 70-80% of healthcare services. Mexico is a major producer of medical devices and the largest exporter of medical devices to the US. [image: EuTech]

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$100m system to beat cancer with less harm in Singapore

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19-Aug-16 To treat cancers Singapore is investing close to SGD100 mn on a proton beam therapy system which causes much less damage to healthy tissue than current radiation therapy. With about three in five cancer patients requiring radiation, the National Cancer Centre Singapore has been studying the technology for a decade, but cost and size have been major inhibitors. [image: Tiffany Goh / The Straits Times]

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Why foreign nursing home operators struggle to make a profit in China

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19-Aug-16 China’s ageing population has attracted foreign elderly-care services providers but they are struggling to make profits despite the market offering the largest number of senior citizens in the world. Haitong Securities said in a research report that “surging demand and limited affordability” was the major problem facing China’s elderly-care industry today. [image: South China Morning Post]

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