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Unicef report lays bare stark reality of India

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30-Jun-16 India has a long way to go before it can attain the Millennium Goal for infant mortality rate. The latest State of the World’s Children report by Unicef suggests 1.2 mn children under five died of preventable diseases in 2015. These deaths were caused by factors like unhygienic conditions and lack of medicines as inexpensive as sugar and salt. [image: India TV News]

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“Fast and furious growth” – private healthcare operators

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29-Jun-16 In developing markets private healthcare players expect to grow revenue by 14% annually, whereas in developed markets operators expect growth of 11%. Emerging markets are particularly affected by the challenge of retaining staff. The picture is of huge untapped and unmet demand. New apps which connect patients to their records will also have a big impact. [image: Healthcare Business International]

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Philippines one of Asia’s most unhealthy countries – study

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29-Jun-16 The Philippines is still one of the unhealthiest countries in Asia, lagging behind India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. 44% of adults are overweight due mainly to insufficient exercise and poor food habits, but only 25% would like to lose weight. [image: Gulf News]

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Thailand's biggest hospital operator targets 10 pct revenue rise

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29-Jun-16 Bangkok Dusit Medical Services PCL (BDMS) said it is aiming for a 10% rise in revenue as it expands to draw international patients. Thailand's healthcare sector, which normally grows 2-3 times quicker than GDP, is widely expected to benefit from rising demand from neighbouring countries such as Myanmar and Cambodia where healthcare is less developed. [image: BDMS]

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Hanoi takes steps to improve healthcare services

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29-Jun-16 Hanoi’s healthcare system needs thorough plans for infrastructure and human resources, or it will lag behind other modernised cities, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Chung said. There are currently 41 public hospitals and 29 private hospitals in Hanoi. Only four of them have been rebuilt. The construction of new hospitals is limited due to a lack of funding. [image: VNA]

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