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Turkish health sector hopes to attract 2 million medical tourists

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09-Oct-15 With a know-how already well in advance of its neighbors, Turkey’s health sector is now aiming to attract 2 million patients and earn incomes of $20 billion by the country’s centenary in 2023, according to Meri Istiroti, the president of the Turkey Health Tourism Development Council. [image: Hurriyet Daily News]

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Technology to benefit Singapore seniors

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07-Oct-15 Tablets and senior-friendly applications will soon benefit 25 senior activity centers in Singapore. IDA, A*STAR, NTUC Health and St Luke’s Eldercare have agreed to work together to identify challenges faced by seniors and carry out technical trials at identified eldercare facilities. [image: Healthcare Innovation]

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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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