Volume 9, Issue 20: News in Review

Cancer Survival Rates Vary Across the World

 HealthDay.com – Cancer survival rates are improving worldwide, but poorer countries are seeing less improvement than wealthier ones, a new study shows.

First Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum

Traveltradeweekly.travel – Themed Reimagining Experience, the first Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum is taking place on February 20 and 21. World experts will discuss the latest trends in health tourism, methodologies to ensure patient protection, patient insurance, ways to enhance patient experience and strategies to create an overall environment that fosters medical tourism.

Feature: China’s Hainan Lures Global Travelers With More Than Beaches

Xinhaunet.com – Yana Zhuravleva, 38, from Russia is so used to living in Hainan, a tropical island at the southern tip of China, that she plans to bring her mother and grandmother to live with her.

 Singapore Firms Give China Couples’ Baby-Making Efforts a Push

Straitstimes.com – For the past six months, interior designer Zhang Jiemei has been trying for a second child – an option that became available only after China overturned its 35-year-old one-child policy.

Maharashtra Govt Soon to Announce Medical Tourism Policy to Boost Health Tourism in the State

Pharmabiz.com – Buoyed by growing world class healthcare facilities in the state offering high quality and affordable healthcare, the Maharashtra government has stepped up efforts to introduce medical tourism policy to provide a major boost to the health tourism sector.

Hyderabad Fast Emerging Hub of Medical Tourism

Telangantoday.com – Hyderabad is fast emerging as a major Indian city with top-class ecosystem to support medical tourism. From a trickle to a steady stream of international patients, the city in last few years broke into the top five Indian cities that attract largest number of international patients for treatment.

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