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Korea's H&Surgical signs USD2 mn contract in Iran

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30-Jun-16 H&Surgical, one of 169 businesses that accompanied President Park Geun-hye to Iran in May 2016, secured a contract worth USD2 mn over three years. Local partners will import finished or semi-finished products or participate in production. These partners will also export localized H&Surgical products to nearby countries in the Middle East. [image: Business Korea]

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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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