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Health financing crisis threatens developing countries

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14-Apr-16 Millions of people in developing countries are at risk of going without even the most basic health services as a result of low domestic health spending and slow growth in international aid for health. Nearly half of 80 developing nations are unlikely to meet the 2040 international target of USD86 per person per year. [image: Reuters / Camille Lepage]

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Cancer among top ten causes of disease in Vietnam

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13-Apr-16 Cancer is among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and more than two thirds of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. In Vietnam, about 150,000 people are newly diagnosed with cancer and more than 75,000 die of the disease every year. [image: Vietnam Net]

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KPJ eyes medical tourism opportunities

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13-Apr-16 Malaysia's KPJ Healthcare Bhd is eyeing opportunities in medical tourism in line with increasing numbers of medical tourist arrivals into the country. Managing Director Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar said Malaysia's medical tourism industry is well-supported by world-class facilities as well as reputable and talented doctors. [image: KPJ Healthcare Bhd]

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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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