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Sri Lanka to focus on medical tourism

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18Nov-15 Sri Lanka’s healthcare sector has experience an enormous boom in recent years and is fast becoming a global health destination offering some of the best medical treatments in the world. This is evident from the increasing percentage of foreign patients occupying beds in major city hospitals. Sri Lanka has a competitive advantage in its highly skilled and internationally trained doctors. [image: Mirror Business]

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GSK to launch two R&D centres in São Paulo

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18-Nov-15 The Brazilian São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and UK pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced that they will be working together on the creation of two clinical research centres at educational and R&D institutions in the state of São Paulo. This project will require BRL88 mn, of which the FAPESP and GSK will share BRL35 mn. [image: GSK]

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Tunstall and other UK firms eye elderly care in China

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18-Nov-15 UK healthcare providers and elderly care companies are seeking business opportunities in China to tap the rising demand for elderly care. Tunstall Healthcare, a UK health technology firm, is opening a showroom in Shanghai to showcase its health monitoring capabilities. The UK's IHG is building a hospital in South China for China Railway Engineering Corp, while Annie Barr, Glasgow Caledonian University and Kings College London are training Chinese health professionals in five cities as China aims to train 150,000 doctors and 2 million nurses by 2020. [image: Venture Capital Post]

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OECD says Australia healthcare lags in data and technology

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17-Nov-15 A recent OECD report reveals the Australian healthcare system lags behind others including the US and UK. Although Australians have the fourth-lowest smoking rate of 13% and a heart disease rate below average, the sharing of responsibilities between state and federal governments has led to a broken system. The use of technology is “slow and disappointing” said the OECD. [image: Healthcare Global]

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India and the UK establish strategic partnership in healthcare

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17-Nov-15 King's College Hospital has become the clinical partner for the first Indo UK Institute of Health, in New Chandigar, India. Backed by up to GBP100 mn of private investment, the project is the first of 11 which will see hospitals, nursing schools and medical colleges developed across India. The initiative will eventually amount to a GBP1 bn investment. [image: GOV UK]

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