Health Destination

The business of healthcare in Africa

The African medical devices market is growing with a steady pace; mainly due to the rapidly growing middle income group, increasing healthcare expenditure, growing number of medical tourists, proliferation of hospitals and supporting government programs. Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent behind Asia in both categories. At about 30.3 million sq km (11.7 million  sq  miles)  including  adjacent  islands,  this continent covers around 6 per cent of the earth's total surface area and 20 per cent…

Health as an investment in New Zealand

Medical innovation in New Zealand is an outward looking sector as around 90 per cent of the devices and technology solutions developed in New Zealand are exported New Zealand is a developed country and ranks highly in international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education and economic freedom. The country underwent major economic changes during the 1980s, which transformed it from a protectionist to a liberalized free-trade economy. The service sector dominates the national economy, followed…

Sri Lanka:Scoring higher than average in healthcare

Sri Lanka, the island country in South Asia, scores higher than the regional average in healthcare having a high life expectancy and a lower maternal and infant death rate compared to its neighbors. Sri Lanka, is an island country in South Asia, located in Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea. It is separated from the Indian subcontinent by the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait. The legislative…

Asia’s major medical tourism hub: Thailand

The Thai pharmaceutical market, valued at $4 billion in 2012, is the largest in Southeast Asia. By 2020, this value is expected to increase to $9 billion. The Thai economy is the world's 20th largest by GDP at PPP and the 27th largest by nominal GDP and became a newly industrialized country and a major exporter in the 1990s. Manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism are leading sectors of the economy. Formerly known as Siam, the Kingdom of Thailand is a country…

UAE to build Proton Center for Cancer Treatment

The UAE will open this year the Arab region & the Middle East's first hospital offering the less invasive cancer treatment utilizing proton technology. Located in Abu Dhabi, the Proton Center for Cancer Treatment, scheduled to be opened in the last quarter of 2018, will give immense hope to cancer patients as proton technology has proven high success and recovery rate than older traditional methods of treating cancer. The center costing about US$60 billion (AED220 million) is being built by…