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Police bust USD145 mn medical tourism scam in China

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06-Dec-18 Police in China have arrested 132 people over a medical tourism scam targeting wealthy Chinese that netted nearly USD145 mn. Research firm Global Growth Markets estimates 500,000 Chinese travel abroad for medical tourism every year, spending at least USD10 bn. [image: Chinanews.cn]

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Abu Dhabi's plan to grow medical tourism

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09-Nov-18 Medical tourism represents an integral part of Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030. While the launch is running behind schedule, it is ultimately seeking to do as well as or better than its UEA rival Dubai in medical tourism. [image: IMTJ]

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Middle East and Africa lead region for medical tourism growth

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02-Nov-18 The global medical trend continues to edge upwards in the larger medical markets such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico and the UAE. The largest increases will be seen in the Middle East and Africa where the  trend increased to 9.9%. [image: Willis Towers Watson]

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International healthcare - travelling for tech

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29-Oct-18 Innovative technologies are in great demand among international patients. In price-agnostic markets such as China, the Middle East and Russia, accessing technology is typically the number two reason for travelling overseas for treatment, after access to the latest drugs. [image: ITIJ / Getty Images]

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Healthcare companies need a tech strategy, says Malaysia's AmBank

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02-Oct-18 Healthcare will be one of the top growth sectors in Malaysia, supported by a growing upper-middle income population and medical tourism, according to AmBank. But rapid development in technology presents both challenges and opportunities to industry players. [image: The Edge Markets]

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