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Seven charts show India healthcare needs an overhaul

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15-Dec-15 Despite recording gains in recent years, India continues to lag several health indicators such as mortality rates and malnutrition. A paper in The Lancet identifies seven structural problems: 1. A weak primary healthcare; 2. Unequally distributed human resources; 3. Large unregulated private sector; 4. Low public spending; 5. Fragmented information systems; 6. Irrational drug use and spiralling cost; 7. Weak governance and accountability. [image: Hindustan Times]

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Chinese consumers spend USD10 bn on health on Alibaba

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14-Dec-15 Chinese consumers spent RMB65 bn (USD10 bn) buying medicines, healthcare products and services on Alibaba’s Chinese retail sites in 2014, up 63% from a year earlier. In addition, sales of nursing care services grew 205% on Singles’ Day, while sales of health insurance increased 432% on Alibaba’s sites, including the huge Taobao and Tmall marketplaces. [image: International Supermarket News]

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Implementing pro-poor universal health coverage

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11-Dec-15 Countries worldwide are embarking on health system reforms that move them closer to universal health coverage (UHC), in many cases with a clear pro-poor focus. There is a wealth of guidance on the technical aspects of UHC, such as designing health service packages and developing health financing. However, there is very little practical guidance on how to implement these policies. [image: Medicus Mundi Suisse]

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Indian regulators, medical device associations focus on new guidelines

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11-Dec-15 India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) and the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) have met with medical device association representatives to discuss how the country can become a hub for device manufacturing and begin to align with global regulations. The discussion centered on increasing device exports and evaluating new guidance for the industry. [image: RAPS]

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Pantai to expand to east coast Malaysia

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11-Dec-15 Pantai Holdings, part of IHH, is planning to expand its operations to Malaysia's east coast states as part of its strategy to make private healthcare services available nationwide. Chairman Datuk Annuar Abdullah said the company had yet to decide whether its first hospital on the east coast will operate under the brand name of Pantai or Gleneagles. [image: The Star]

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