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Analysis by Ken Research has concluded that the total number of public and private hospitals in Vietnam is likely to exceed 1,890 by 2022 as compared to around 1,530 in 2017 as investments in healthcare facilities continues to grow.
The Asia region is playing a major part in a surge in health spending predicted over the next few years, as increasing cases of lifestyle illnesses and people living longer combine with rising incomes and health expectations.
Thomson Medical Group has priced its five-year Singapore dollar senior bond worth $175 million.
British families are sending elderly relatives with dementia overseas to Thailand in a small but growing trend, according to new research.
MassMutual Ventures today announced a second fund of $100 million for Southeast Asia, to build on its strategy of investing in early and growth-stage companies in the digital health, financial technology and enterprise software sectors.
Singapore-based medical and aesthetic companies Novena Global Lifecare has bought into two day surgery centres operating at Camden Medical Centre and Paragon Medical Centre in Singapore.
Thailand’s hospitals will suffer a short-term cut in their profits by 4-5% because the country’s Social Security Office cutting remuneration rates for treatments
WuXi Biologics, a Hong Kong-listed biologics company based in Wuxi, eastern China, and Bayer, the German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company have jointly announced an acquisition agreement.



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L.E.K. Consulting’s Fabio La Mola tells HealthInvestor Asia about a healthcare market going through major changes – creating significant opportunities for investors in the region.
Edwin Tong, senior minister for health, explains how the Ministry of Health in Singapore is supporting the growth in the number of seniors with Alzheimer's.
Penny Wan, regional vice-president and general manager, Japan and APAC, Amgen, writes about the public health challenge of cardiovascular diseases.
French-based international ophthalmic optics company Essilor has signed Letters of Intent with the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Central Monastic Body to strengthen the country’s vision care infrastructure.
April Chang, country manager at Cigna Singapore, argues that wellness programmes at work can lead to reduced absenteeism, higher productivity and increased morale among employees.
Steven Fang understands how to set up a healthcare company. Not only is he chief executive and founder of ASX-listed oncology company Invitrocue, he was also the founder of Singapore-based Cordlife Group, a healthcare company which provides cord blood and cord lining banking services.
Imagine a world in which you can consult with your doctor via video. She asks for a blood sample, which can be collected and analysed from a device in your home. After that is diagnosed, the prescription is automatically sent to the pharmacy and Uber then picks it up. The time from diagnosis to drugs at your home is only 60 minutes.
The digitisation of health data through blockchain technology is a groundbreaking solution that will empower patients and provide them with better access to healthcare.


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Fabio La Mola L.E.K. Consulting's Fabio La Mola tells HealthInvestor Asia about a healthcare market going through major changes - creating significant opportunities for investors in the region.

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