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Pharmaniaga to focus on Indonesia

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30-Mar-16 Major Malaysia pharma company Pharmaniaga Bhd expects its business in Indonesia to be profitable this year with a 1-2% growth in terms of contribution to its overall revenue. “In Indonesia currently, we have got common products manufactured there and we got high-end generic products in Malaysia, like cardiovascular products, that we can easily export,” managing director Datuk Farshila Emran said. [image: Pharmaniaga Bhd]

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The obesity problem in Latin America

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29-Mar-16 Obesity now afflicts over 56% of adults in Latin America, well above the global average of 34%. As a leading indicator of future health problems, the spread of obesity cannot go unmanaged. Addressing the overweight and obese populations of Latin America goes hand in hand with efforts to prevent chronic diseases. [image: Global Health Intelligence]

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new Indian mHealth device to tackle global health

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29-Mar-16 The Swasthya Slate device is a mobile platform that comprises of a hardware device that connects to a digital thermometer, a blood pressure monitor, heart rate sensor, a 3-lead ECG system, and a blood sugar monitor. The goal is to record and store data in the cloud very easily and quickly, says Kanov Kahol, who is credited with conceiving the device. [image: Swasthya]

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Malaysia's TMC investing in two hospital projects

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29-Mar-16 Malaysia's TMC Life Sciences Bhd is building a new hospital in Iskandar, and expanding its Kota Damansara hospital for a combined RM1.5 bn (USD384 mn). By 2019, beds at Kota Damansara will increase to 600. Iskandariah Hospital will provide 500 beds, which will also cater to patients from Singapore and Indonesia. TMC is targeting 25% revenue contribution from medical tourism by 2020. [image: TMC Life Sciences Bhd]

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