Cipla, the third-largest pharmaceutical company in India, is launching plans to expand into areas like respiratory, dermatology, cardiovascular and urology, with the intent to establish partnerships with multinational drug makers.
On Monday, September 26th, 2016 the Ministry of Health of Peru declared Lima’s health system to be in a state of emergency for a period of 90 days. The government made the declaration due to medicine shortages and inadequate management in the network, spurring the Ministry to implement a plan for immediate action for life threatening cases.
The U.S., thanks to the availability of high-quality specialty care, is still the most popular destination for patients who travel to other countries for healthcare. But other countries are catching up, drawing more and more U.S. citizens often for lower costs. The market for medical travel continues to grow globally.
Leaders from South Africa and Cuba met to discuss strengthening health cooperation between the two nations. Objectives include the expanding of undergraduate training opportunities, increasing the recruitment and exchange of health professionals and academics, and continuing the exchange of biotechnological and medical innovations.
The mobile app BookDoc, which helps some 200,000 users in Asia find and book appointments with physicians, has expanded its coverage to 17 cities in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. It also integrates ride services, as well as hotels for medical travelers.
NotreDame Intermédica Saúde SA, a Brazilian healthcare provider owned by U.S. investment firm Bain Capital LP, has reached an agreement to acquire rival, doctor-owned Unimed ABC, which included a hospital, seven healthcare centers and insurance contracts with over 70,000 clients. São Paulo-based Unimed ABC was part of the Unimed Brasil network, the largest healthcare provider in Brazil.