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Telemedicine boost across India

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25-Aug-15 India has launched SEHAT, a "game-changer" healthcare initiative to boost telemedicine in rural parts of India. Under the initiative, 6,000 common service centres (CSCs) across the country will be connected through a common information technology network that will help people access information about healthcare. [image: India Trending Now]

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Initial outcomes of Vietnam's satellite hospital project

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24-Aug-15 Within two years of Vietnam's satellite hospital program, the rate of patients sent to central hospitals has declined sharply and several satellite hospitals are now performing advanced medical procedures. Khanh Hoa hospital’s director said heart patients in the province now have very little need to go to Ho Chi Minh City for treatment. [image: healthplus.vn]

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China worries could hurt pharma’s health

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23-Aug-15 Emerging-market sales for the big pharmaceuticals firms increased by about 5.5% year over year in the second quarter, well below the 9% average of the prior four quarters. Macroeconomic pressures are increasing. Weaker currencies hurt sales, a factor put into clear focus by China’s devaluation of the yuan. [image: Nai 500]

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India's concerted healthcare push

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21-Aug-15 The Indian government plans to increase public investment in health from 1.04% of GDP to 2.5% by 2020. Approximately, 70% of the expenditure will be dedicated to primary health care. [image: The Richest]

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Regulation reins in stem cell therapy

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26-Aug-15 China is aiming to control “wildly” growing stem cell therapy, issuing its first regulation covering the largely controversial medical procedure. “Only eligible hospitals can work with stem cells in clinical trials for research and there must not be fees or advertising,” said the National Health and Family Planning Commission. [image: Liu Haifeng / Xinhua Press / Corbis]

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