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Mexico is an attractive choice for manufacturing medical devices

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26-Feb-15 Mexico is the fifth largest exporter of medical devices globally. The country has the advantage of proximity to the US and 20% lower manufacturing costs than other leading manufacturing nations. Since financial norms emphasize cost reduction for suppliers to OEMs in the medical device industry, Mexico is emerging as a striking choice for mid-sized companies. [image: U-T San Diego]

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Vietnam achieves healthcare Millennium Development Goals

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24-Feb-15 Vietnam has successfully achieved Millennium Development Goals to decrease the maternal and child mortality rate. The rate of pregnant women receiving prenatal care increased to 96.4%, the rate of pregnant women receiving the recommended two tetanus vaccines rose to 95.7%, and the rate of mothers and children receiving postnatal care grew to 89.9%. [image: VietnamPlus]

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Australia's health spending in line with other countries

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24-Feb-15 While Australia’s healthcare system might suffer from some inefficiencies, the nation’s spending is roughly in line with that of other OECD countries. Australia spends a slightly lower proportion of GDP on healthcare (5.8%), compared with other nations in the OECD’s health expenditure database (6.6%), but actually spends more per-capita. [image: SBS]

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Australia's Healthscope back into the black, on track for prospectus targets

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24-Feb-15 Healthscope's private hospital business could grow faster but is held back by full wards and operating theatres, underlining the importance of its target to add 1,000 beds over the next three years. Half-year revenue growth of 6.3% was underpinned by patients with more complex and costly needs, and new funding arrangements with private health insurers. [image: The Sydney Morning Herald]

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Indonesia’s plan for a healthcare growth spurt

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24-Feb-15 GE Healthcare will double the size of its local healthcare team in ASEAN by the end of 2015. In Indonesia, its strategy is to increase access to higher quality healthcare, while reducing costs for patients, by developing innovative solutions designed specifically for the primary care market, and with the Indonesian user in mind. [image: The Pulse / GE Healthcare]

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