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Impact of the changes to China's One Child Policy

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25-Nov-15 In Oct-15 China changed its One Child Policy to allow all married couples to have two children. What are the implications? Births are expected to lift dramatically from 16.3 mn in 2015 to 19.6 mn in 2016, benefiting companies targeting the baby/child market. However there will be little impact on overall population or the labour force, and no significant increase in GDP before 2035. [image: Time]

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University of Technology Sydney set to shine in digital health

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24-Nov-15 The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is offering a new Bachelor of Health Science degree, including Australia's first major in digital health and analytics. The degree combines an understanding of the humanistic side of healthcare with science through the use of data and technology, and will be tailored to real life with a professional placement in the third year. [image: Pulse + IT]

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Singapore sees a rise in foreign doctors

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23-Nov-15 More than a quarter of the doctors in Singapore's public healthcare sector are foreigners. At the end of 2014 public hospitals and polyclinics had more than 2,100 foreign doctors and the number continues to grow as Singapore faces a shortage of trained medical staff. Most are primary care doctors, with only 477 foreign specialists. [image: ST / Yeo Kai Wen]

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Vietnam's hospital fees to rise steeply in 2016

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23-Nov-15 Vietnam's will increase public hospital fees in early 2016, instead of Dec-15, Nguyen Nam Lien, the Ministry of Health has said. With this fee increase, patients will pay two to four times more than when using healthcare services at state-owned hospitals. Currently 73% of the population is covered by health insurance, which means 25 mn people are self-paying. [image: Dantri]

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