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Manila hospital group seeks UAE expansion

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09-Oct-16 The Manila-based Medical City hospital group is boosting its presence in the UAE, to promote medical tourism to the Philippines. It opened a AED10 mn polyclinic in Dubai in October 2015. It will be followed by more clinics in the city and the Northern Emirates in 2017, mostly through acquisitions. [image: The National]

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Vietnam has among world's highest cancer fatality rates

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07-Oct-16 The WHO continues to rank Vietnam among the countries with the highest rate of cancer fatalities. Patient numbers are forecast to reach 190,000 cases in 2020, compared to just 68,000 in 2000. Every year, around 115,000 people in Vietnam die of cancer, equal to 315 per day. Lung, liver, stomach, rectum and breast cancer were the biggest killers. [image: Vietnam Net]

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Medical value travel industry in India to reach USD9 bn by 2020

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06-Oct-16 The medical value travel (MVT) industry is a fast growing segment of India's tourism industry, worth USD3 bn with 15% CAGR. However there is significant potential for accelerated growth. While 11 mn people travelled to seek treatment in 2015, only 500,000 travelled to India. MVT could reach USD9 bn by 2020 and establish India as ‘The provider to the world’. [image: DNA]

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Arthroplasty registry gives Taiwan edge in orthopedics

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06-Oct-16 Taiwan’s National Arthroplasty Registry, the first of its kind in Asia, is helping increase the success rate of local joint replacement procedures. Containing information on implants, cases and surgery techniques, the registry assists healthcare professionals in tracking trends impacting patient recovery and identifying problematic joints. [image: CNA]

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China's Fosun eyes Brazil hospital deals

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05-Oct-16 Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is in advanced talks to acquire Hospital da Bahia, a Brazilian hospital in the city of Salvador, for about BRL1 bn (USD308 mn). Brazilian business daily Valor Economico reported that Fosun is also looking to spend an additional BRL2 bn on other acquisitions to form a Brazilian hospital chain. [image: Fosun International Ltd]

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