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USD100 mn health funds wasted in Philippines

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27-Sep-15 Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay lamented the Aquino administration’s failure to deliver and distribute P4.63 bn (USD100 mn) worth of medicine and equipment that could have prevented the spread of deadly diseases, such as dengue, malaria, pneumonia, tuberculosis and hepatitis. “It is time to review the DoH health programs and realign the budget towards preventing diseases,” Binay said. [image: The Standard]

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Siemens Healthcare aims for leadership in China

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24-Sep-15 Siemens Healthcare, which became a separate legal entity in 2014, expects to be a market leader in every segment of its industry, and the Chinese market will be a core part of this plan for the next decade. “We are now trying to increase our product portfolio, and keep on innovating to produce more affordable healthcare products,” CEO Bernd Montag said. [image: Siemens]

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GE Healthcare announces USD300m to support Emerging Market health

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23-Sep-15 GE Healthcare has announced a new business unit, Sustainable Healthcare Solutions, that will develop high-value, low-cost technologies and healthcare delivery solutions, investing USD300 mn as part of a multi-phase effort to develop a more robust affordable healthcare portfolio for its customers. The unit will combine GE Healthcare’s operations in India, South Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia. [image: GE Healthcare]

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How smartphones fill the healthcare gap in Myanmar

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22-Sep-15 Koe Koe Tech, a healthcare systems provider in Myanmar, created the country's first mHealth app. In a nation of 4 doctors per 10,000 citizens, mobile can overcome state capacity issues by providing healthcare information, advice and feedback in rural and urban areas. “Healthcare is broken in Myanmar and we are going to fix it." explains co-founder Michael Lwin. [image: Michael Lwin]

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