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Malaysia reaches out to GCC health tourists with halal treatment

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18-Nov-15 According to the Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council, Malaysia attracted 880,000 medical tourists in 2014 and wants to boost these numbers by 10% in 2015 and eventually cross the 1 mn mark by 2016. The MHTC is now focusing more intensely on “halal health treatments” to entice medical travellers from Muslim countries, such as those in the Gulf Cooperation Council. [image: Global Health and Travel]

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Sri Lanka to focus on medical tourism

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18Nov-15 Sri Lanka’s healthcare sector has experience an enormous boom in recent years and is fast becoming a global health destination offering some of the best medical treatments in the world. This is evident from the increasing percentage of foreign patients occupying beds in major city hospitals. Sri Lanka has a competitive advantage in its highly skilled and internationally trained doctors. [image: Mirror Business]

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Tunstall and other UK firms eye elderly care in China

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18-Nov-15 UK healthcare providers and elderly care companies are seeking business opportunities in China to tap the rising demand for elderly care. Tunstall Healthcare, a UK health technology firm, is opening a showroom in Shanghai to showcase its health monitoring capabilities. The UK's IHG is building a hospital in South China for China Railway Engineering Corp, while Annie Barr, Glasgow Caledonian University and Kings College London are training Chinese health professionals in five cities as China aims to train 150,000 doctors and 2 million nurses by 2020. [image: Venture Capital Post]

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OECD says Australia healthcare lags in data and technology

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17-Nov-15 A recent OECD report reveals the Australian healthcare system lags behind others including the US and UK. Although Australians have the fourth-lowest smoking rate of 13% and a heart disease rate below average, the sharing of responsibilities between state and federal governments has led to a broken system. The use of technology is “slow and disappointing” said the OECD. [image: Healthcare Global]

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