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China to build 100 hospitals, clinics in Africa

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07-Oct-15 The Chinese government will build 100 hospitals and clinics across Africa as part of a plan to improve health systems. "Learning from the EVD [Ebola Virus Disease] crisis, Chinese and African leaders in the health sectors fully support a new, well-funded, and functional international response system to manage future pandemics," said South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi. [image: CP Africa]

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China's doctors urge more hypertension intervention

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30-Sep-15 Experts in China are urging more intensive management of hypertension in the nation, where 330 million people are affected by the illness. As in the US, guidelines in China recommend a maximum systolic pressure of 140. But a maximum of 120 could help save lives of over 50s with at least one additional risk factor, a US study has found. [image: China Daily]

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Japan university to provide telemedicine facilities in India

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06-Oct-15 Kyushu University in Japan has collaborated with Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (Jipmer) to provide telemedicine facilities in the field of surgical gastroenterology through video conferencing. Jipmer was designated a regional resource centre for telemedicine for South India in 2013. [image: ET Healthworld]

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China’s high cancer drug prices create a market in Hong Kong

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09-Oct-15 Many treatments, including Herceptin and Gilead Sciences’ Sovaldi for hepatitis C, are either unavailable or more expensive in China than elsewhere. Aside from the lower price, visitors to Hong Kong from the mainland also prefer to buy their medicine there because they believe it is less likely to be counterfeit. [image: Bloomberg Business]

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Japan supports Mekong Delta’s medical sector

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05-Oct-15 Although Can Tho in Vietnam has many hospitals, equipment for diagnosis and treatment is inadequate, and the medical sector desperately needs support from countries like Japan. Narazaki Mikio, President of Japan Intl Human Resources Development Association, said they will supply medical equipment and training, adding “the more machines like MRI or CT scanners you have, the better patient treatment will be." [image: VOVworld]

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