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Warm welcome for UK diabetes prevention programme in Dubai

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24-Feb-17 Healthcare UK has secured the first commercial Letter of Intent to participate in a new diabetes prevention programme in the Middle East. The programme has been developed in partnership with NHS England, Public Health England, and Diabetes UK. Healthcare UK has now widened its strategic focus to include Qatar and Oman, alongside Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. [image: GOV.UK]

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IFC to invest up to USD60 mn in Indonesia-based IDS Medical Systems

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22-Feb-17 International Finance Corp, the investment arm of the World Bank, plans to invest up to USD60 mn in Indonesia-based IDS Medical Systems, the largest Southeast Asian medical device distributor and supply chain manager. The funding will help IDS complete a USD130 mn project and expand operations by growing in existing markets and selectively entering new markets in Asia. [image: IDS Medical Systems]

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Hong Kong medical care warms up to virtual reality

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22-Feb-17 Virtual Reality (VR) is gaining traction in Hong Kong medical care as universities and hospitals increasingly adopt it for patient rehabilitation and medical professionals training. As VR gets cheaper, more physicians, scientists and other medical practitioners use VR in diverse medical disciplines including rehabilitation, robotic and minimally invasive surgery simulation, and immersion therapy such as for depression and phobia. [image: Healthcare Innovation]

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Health services in Romania in 2017

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22-Feb-17 Romanian healthcare is undergoing considerable reform and development. Both public and private healthcare are expected to improve, expand and develop. Private health networks continue to attract foreign investment. Regina Maria, the second largest player, carried out six investments in 2016. MedLife, the biggest private medical services provider, recorded turnover up 29% and made several acquisitions. [image: Pulse / LinkedIn / Jackie Bojor]

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