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CEE: Healthcare dominates private equity fundraising in Central and Eastern Europe

Private equity fundraising for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) not only hit the highest annual level in a decade in 2018 with €1.8bn (US$2.02bn)...

UAE: Aster DM Healthcare appoints new chief of innovation

Aster DM Healthcare has appointed Satish Prasad Rath as chief of innovation at its new innovation and research centre in the GCC and India.  In...

UAE: Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with two medical centres

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has continued its run of international cooperation agreements with an MoU with Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre and NMC...

Egypt: Cleopatra Hospitals signs agreement with Nahda University

Cleopatra Hospitals Group (CHG), Egypt’s largest private hospital group, has signed a joint venture agreement with Nahda University for Education and Management and Taaleem...

China: New Frontier finalising US$300m loan for United Family Healthcare acquisition

Hong Kong-based special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) New Frontier is close to closing the US$300m senior term loan facility to back its US$1.4bn acquisition of...

China: 111 signs strategic partnership with Taikang Insurance

It is clear that the link between healthtech and insurance companies is going to be the next battlefield where healthcare companies fight for dominance. After...

China: The CareVoice closes Series A funding

Shanghai-based The CareVoice, a health insurtech company, has completed its US dollar Series A funding led by a global investment group, LUN Partners Group,...

Israel: MDClone raises US$26m Series B

Beer-Sheva-based medical data management startup MDClone has raised US$26m Series B funding led by health-tech venture capital fund aMoon. Additional funding came from existing investors...

Bangladesh: Cordlife moves into Bangladesh

Singapore’s Cordlife Group, one of the key providers of cord blood as well as cord lining banking services in Asia, has appointed Cordcell Bangladesh...

Why rural healthcare matters

Inez Mikkelsen-Lopez, health specialist in the Pacific Department at the Asian Development Bank, looks at the expansion of community health posts across rural Papua...