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Global foundation launches value-based healthcare pilots

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28-Apr-17 The World Economic Forum plans pilot programs of a new healthcare model that would pay for treatment based on how well it works rather than volume of care. Signatories include Novartis, Takeda, Medtronic, Kaiser Permanente, Qualcomm's health-data unit, and health officials from the Netherlands and Britain. Regional pilots are planned for The Netherlands, Singapore and China. [image: Reuters]

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Deal to drive wellness tourism in Dubai

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27-Apr-17 The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an MoU with Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery that aims to drive wellness tourism in the region. Dr Layla Al Marzouqi, director of Dubai Medical Tourism Project, commented: “We aspire to position Dubai as the first medical tourism destination in the MENA region and to be among the top 10 medical tourism destinations." [image: IHMT]

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USAID, IPE Global & GE announce partnership to improve healthcare in India

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26-Apr-17 GE Healthcare and Partnerships for Affordable Health Access & Longevity have announced a partnership to address the needs of underserved communities in India. They will aim to reduce morbidity and mortality among women and children by leveraging private markets and community engagement to promote healthy behaviour change, improve access to primary healthcare, and reduce out-of-pocket expenses. [image: India Education Diary]

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Indian e-pharmacy Myra gets funds to expand in new markets

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26-Apr-17 Despite India's online pharmacy market regulatory hurdles and startups like Zigy shutting down, some investors are backing select ventures as they look to disrupt the pharma retailing industry. Bengaluru-based Myra has roped in Matrix Partners and Times Internet as investors, putting in around USD7-8 mn. Myra is planning to enter Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderbad and Pune. [image: Myra]

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