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Antibiotic resistance in Cambodia sparks new health policy

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11-Feb-15 In Cambodia, resistance to antibiotics has become a public health problem worthy of a national response. Regulations for the sale of antibiotics are not enforced and antibiotics are a big source of income for pharmacists. Over the past 12 months, together with the WHO, the health ministry has developed a National Policy and a three year implementation plan. [image: PharmaD India]

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Ageing China draws investors to its "hot" healthcare sector

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10-Feb-15 Encouraged by a relaxation of ownership rules in 2014 and a rapidly ageing population, PE firms and industry players are investing in China’s hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and device makers. The prospect of 223 million people aged 65+ by 2030 is enticing, despite risks such as rising valuations and a dearth of doctors. [image: Reuters]

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A GP’s perspective on tele-health in Australia

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15-Dec-14 In 2011, tele-health videoconference incentives to provide remote consultation for isolated populations were generous and many clinicians took up the offer. Since then the implementation of tele-health videoconferencing has been inconsistent and patchy, yet to be normalised. In part this is due to a lack of acceptance from clinicians, as well as technical barriers. [image: AFP]

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