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Vietnam and Japan cooperate on elderly care

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06-Feb-15 A conference to promote cooperation in healthcare between Vietnam and Japan was held in Hanoi in early February 2015. The Deputy Minister of Health said the conference was a good opportunity for Vietnam to learn from Japan’s experience in dealing with an ageing population. Vietnam’s population is quickly ageing and the proportion of elderly people will rise to 10.5% in a few years, making it one of the 10 most rapidly ageing countries. [image: VietnamPlus / VNA]

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Helping Myanmar Advance towards universal health coverage

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05-Feb-15 The Government of Myanmar signed a new agreement with the World Bank to bring improved maternal, newborn and child healthcare to millions of mothers and their young children. The Essential Health Services Access Project will provide US$100 million in funding for increased and improved coverage of critical health services across Myanmar’s 330 townships. [image: Joint Learning Network]

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Cancer costs could cause additional healthcare burden of USD22 billion for China

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05-Feb-15 A surge in cancer cases would have a paralysing effect on China’s economy, requiring the nation to spend 100 billion yuan (USD21.5 billion) a year, say health organisations and experts. February 4 marked World Cancer Day, during which the World Health Organisation unveiled that 2.2 million people in China succumb to cancer each year. In all, three million people develop cancer each year in China. [image: MaineNewsOnline]

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India’s medical electronics market to hit USD12 billion by 2017

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23-Jan-15 India’s medical electronics market will almost double to USD11.7 billion by 2017, growing at an annual rate of 16%, an SVP of Chennai’s Medall Diagnostics said recently. Increased awareness of healthcare delivery systems, lifestyle diseases, exploding population and increased middle-class income are the main drivers. “The future of electronics is in the field of healthcare”, he added. [image: Business Standard]

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