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IFC invests USD255 million in Rede D’Or to expand access to healthcare services in Brazil

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15-Dec-14 IFC, part of the World Bank, will invest USD255 million to support the expansion of Rede D’Or, the largest network of private hospitals in Brazil. Despite spending almost 10% of GDP on healthcare, Brazil still faces a shortage of capacity and qualified professionals. The private sector provides for about one in four Brazilians currently. [image: Hospitalar]

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Mobile phone microscope being tested in India, Vietnam and Nepal

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14-Dec-14 CellScope's objective is to establish mobile digital microscopy as a diagnostic platform that can be used by non-experts in remote settings. The mobile phone-based device can rapidly capture images or patient samples and transmit data wirelessly, allowing remote diagnosis followed by treatment at the point of care. [image: News 18]

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