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How smartphones fill the healthcare gap in Myanmar

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22-Sep-15 Koe Koe Tech, a healthcare systems provider in Myanmar, created the country's first mHealth app. In a nation of 4 doctors per 10,000 citizens, mobile can overcome state capacity issues by providing healthcare information, advice and feedback in rural and urban areas. “Healthcare is broken in Myanmar and we are going to fix it." explains co-founder Michael Lwin. [image: Michael Lwin]

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Kuantan to open USD23m hospital in Malaysia

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22-Sep-15 The Kuantan Specialist Hospital (KSH), a subsidiary of KPJ Healthcare Bhd, will open a RM100 mn (USD23 mn) hospital to upgrade its services and meet increased demand. The construction of the hospital started in 2012 and it is expected to start operations by year-end. It will have 188 beds. [image: Astro Awani]

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More takers for partial knee replacement in Madurai, India

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22-Sep-15 More people with arthritis are opting for partial instead of total knee replacement in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, as it is much more effective and less painful. Hospitals have started recommending partial knee replacement, which currently accounts for only 3% of knee replacements, particularly for younger people, including people in their 40s.
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India's SmartRx gears up to launch novel tele-health app

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22-Sep-15 Indian IT healthcare company SmartRx is launching an innovative mHealth app, expected to be among the best available. It will support online chat, video and audio consultation, notes and records, prescription and payment. “We have estimated that 20-30% of consultations will move to mobile and tele-health app platforms in the next 3-4 years" said Anil Kumar, CEO of Smart Rx. [image: SmartRX]

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Brazilian government to reduce healthcare spending to break budget deficit

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20-Sep-15 The Brazilian government will reduce the healthcare sector disbursement of USD997 mn in 2016. To break the overall budget deficit, government has announced nine measures, which includes job cuts in the public sector, reduction in salaries of civil employees, reductions in funding to pace growth programme, suspension of tenders, reduction in discretionary spending, reduction of ministries and other measures. [image: SASBE 2012]

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