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Philippines strengthens universal healthcare

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17-Aug-15 Kalusugang Pangkalahatan or Universal Health Care is the current thrust of the Aquino Administration, aimed to bridge the inequality gap and reduce barriers to health care, reduce social exclusion and work towards universal coverage of delivering health services to Filipinos. The strategy aims to improve health outcomes especially in 43 priority provinces. [image: GOVPH]

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Philippines' Globe taps tech for telemedicine consultations

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06-Aug-15 Medical consultation for patients in the rural Philippines, those needing first aid or those busy professionals is now a phone call away with the setting up of KonsultaMD, the country’s first telemedicine hotline manned by licensed Filipino physicians. The pioneering service was created through a partnership of Globe Telecom with Salud Interactiva, which operates a health hotline in Mexico. [image: WN]

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Abraaj Group invests in Turkey

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14-Aug-15 The Abraaj Group, a leading investor group operating in global growth markets, has announced it acquired a stake in Yü-Ce Medical, a disposable medical supplies manufacturer in Turkey. Abraaj will focus on increasing Yü-Ce's production capacity, expanding its sales and distribution network and further enhancing the company’s product offering. [image: Abraaj Captial]

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Treatment quality in Vietnam to improve after service hike

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13-Aug-15 Approval of adjusted fees for over 17,500 medical procedures is expected in Vietnam. Once approved, cost per bed will surge by US$0.45-US$0.90 a day; and operation cost will increase by US$13.57-US$67.87 per case. The Department of Medical Examination & Treatment said the new fees will improve examination and treatment quality and offer fairer competition between private and public hospitals. [image: Vietnam Breaking News]

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