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Carlyle to exit as China's Zhongmei Healthcare seeks IPO

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30-Mar-16 Chinese hospital operator Zhongmei Healthcare Group, in which the Carlyle Group made a USD64 mn investment in Jan-16, is seeking an initial public offering in Hong Kong. Zhongmei owns three specialty hospitals and manages three hospitals in China. [Image: The Carlyle Group]

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The obesity problem in Latin America

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29-Mar-16 Obesity now afflicts over 56% of adults in Latin America, well above the global average of 34%. As a leading indicator of future health problems, the spread of obesity cannot go unmanaged. Addressing the overweight and obese populations of Latin America goes hand in hand with efforts to prevent chronic diseases. [image: Global Health Intelligence]

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new Indian mHealth device to tackle global health

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29-Mar-16 The Swasthya Slate device is a mobile platform that comprises of a hardware device that connects to a digital thermometer, a blood pressure monitor, heart rate sensor, a 3-lead ECG system, and a blood sugar monitor. The goal is to record and store data in the cloud very easily and quickly, says Kanov Kahol, who is credited with conceiving the device. [image: Swasthya]

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Malaysia's TMC investing in two hospital projects

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29-Mar-16 Malaysia's TMC Life Sciences Bhd is building a new hospital in Iskandar, and expanding its Kota Damansara hospital for a combined RM1.5 bn (USD384 mn). By 2019, beds at Kota Damansara will increase to 600. Iskandariah Hospital will provide 500 beds, which will also cater to patients from Singapore and Indonesia. TMC is targeting 25% revenue contribution from medical tourism by 2020. [image: TMC Life Sciences Bhd]

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NHG looks to gaming to boost healthcare in Singapore

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28-Mar-16 The National Healthcare Group has officially launched the inaugural Health Innovation Technology Challenge in Singapore, in search of apps that can be used to help patients and staff better understand illnesses and treatment. [image: Channel News Asia]

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