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Standard Chartered launches five new eye care projects in India

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12-Apr-16 Emerging markets focused bank Standard Chartered has launched five eye care projects costing USD1.6 mn to bring in innovation and strengthen the delivery of eye-care to India by 2019. In India, around 15 million people are thought to be blind, with cataract the most avoidable blindness (63%), followed by refractive error (20%) and glaucoma (5.8%). Yet 80% of blindness is avoidable with the right treatment. [image: Standard Chartered Bank]

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Why overnutrition is a global problem - Australia

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11-Apr-16 There’s been a steep rise in global obesity rates over the past four decades. The number of obese people has risen from 105 mn in 1975, to 641 mn. Globally 1 in 5 adults will be obese by 2025 and in Australia it will be 1 in 3. Australia needs to urgently increase spending on the prevention of chronic diseases resulting from obesity, according to experts. [image: The Blue Room Bupa]

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Philips may invest in Indian healthcare technology startups

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07-Apr-16 Dutch consumer electronics and healthcare giant Philips is looking to join the ranks of other global Fortune 500 companies in leveraging India's rapidly evolving startup ecosystem and is initiating moves to set up a venture fund that will look to invest in Indian healthcare technology startups. [image: Economic Times]

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