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Imported medical devices worth over USD10 billion in Latin America

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19-Jun-15 With the exception of Brazil, most countries in Latin America rely almost exclusively on imports of medical devices. Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia together accounted for more than 75% of imported devices in 2014. Mexico is the largest importer of the region at over USD2.5 billion in 2014. [image: Global Health Intelligence]

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Philippines tests health app for remote islands

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19-Jun-15 The Philippines is testing a locally-developed app that will improve delivery of health services to hundreds of remote island communities. Using the app, a town's health officer can upload medical records and clinical information, which can then be viewed from anywhere by a doctor. If successful, about 450 remote towns will get their own tablets to use the app. [image: Yahoo News]

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Healthcare jobs on the rise in Australia

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18-Jun-15 The Australian jobs market is looking rosy for nurses, doctors, scientists and admin staff. Detailed labour force figures show an extra 69,100 healthcare jobs were added in the three months to May, followed by another 38,000 professional and scientific services jobs and 24,300 administration and support roles. [image: My Electrical Community]

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China-Australia FTA opens up investor access

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18-Jun-15 The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was officially signed on 17-Jun-15. ChAFTA increases Australian investors’ ability to own medical facilities either wholly or by majority JV, enables some Australian physicians to offer services in China, permits wholly Australian-owned aged care institutions, and promotes cooperation in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. [image: The Conversation]

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Russia masterminds an International Medical Cluster

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18-Jun-15 Russia's Duma, the lower house of parliament, passed a draft bill on the development of an “International Medical Cluster”, to be piloted in the Skolkovo innovation hub outside Moscow. Its goals include further medical development, transfer of advanced technologies into Russia, and the provision of high-quality medical assistance for populations. [image: Wikicommons]

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