Health Destination

Luxembourg Covering each citizen with basic medical coverage

Life expectancy at birth in Luxembourg increased by more than four years between 2000 and 2015, to 82.4 years, which is nearly two years above the EU average   Luxembourg is a small landlocked country inWestern Europe, bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south.  Its  capital,  Luxembourg  City,  together  with Brussels and Strasbourg, is one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, the highest…

Maintaining the Nordic welfare model with universal healthcare Maintaining the Nordic welfare model with universal healthcare

Spending more of its GDP (10.5pc) on healthcare than any other country in the world, except the United States and Switzerland, Norway's healthcare bill amounts to $38.4 billion in total, or $7,300 per citizen. Officially the Kingdom of Norway is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose core territor y comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The…

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…