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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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Is Singapore’s “miracle” health care system the answer for America?

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25-Apr-17 US conservatives really only have one example of a free market healthcare paradise: Singapore. Singapore is the only truly universal health insurance system based on the idea that patients, not insurers, should bear the costs of routine care. What Singapore shows is that unusual fusions of conservative and liberal ideas in health care really are possible. [image: Roslan Rahman / AFP / Getty Images]

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