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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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NantHealth deploys time saving solution to Singapore

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04-Mar-16 NantHealth has announced the deployment of its VitalsConX software solution in Singapore hospitals to support patient rounding, a critical component in the delivery of patient care. The solution enables clinicians to collect data electronically while confirming vital signs at the bedside. To date, NantHealth has deployed 74 VitalsConX enabled devices at Changi General Hospital. [image: NantHealth]

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4.2% of India’s GDP is spent on healthcare

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03-Mar-16 India has one of the biggest health protection gaps amongst the countries in Asia. The gap is projected to increase by 12.3% annually to US$214 billion by 2020. India will face a shortfall in healthcare financing of close to US$43 billion in 2020, which will require additional fiscal spending or higher out-of-pocket funding by individuals. [image: Global Health Expenditure Database, WHO, Swiss Re ER&C]

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