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Kenya – New rules on sending patients to India

The Ministry of Health has brought in new regulations on overseas treatment. A doctor can only refer a patient abroad for treatment if there...

Cayman government raises questions after failed medical tourism venture

Two years on, Health City Cayman Islands fails to meet objectives and is raising government concerns on unfair competition. The initial project was designed...

Towergate Health & Protection advice on Coronavirus

Healthcare insurance provider Towergate Health & Protection is proactively monitoring the Coronavirus situation. It is urging potential travellers to seek advice from specialist sources, and gives...

Global wellness worth US$4.2 trillion?

The world wellness market grew 12.8% in the last two years, from US$3.7 trillion in 2015 to US$4.2 trillion in 2017, according to the...

USA, China, Russia and Brazil excluded from EU’s safe country list

The EU has approved a list of 14 safe countries from where travellers can visit Europe in July. The EU list remains only a...

Minimum requirements set for medical tourist facilities

The Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate, has established a new standard to stipulate the...

Malaysia Health Ministry investigating allegations of illegal organ transplants

The Health Ministry in Malaysia is working with the Home Ministry and police to investigate the allegation that a local hospital conspired in an...

Scientists warn against stem cell medical tourism

The International Society for Stem Cell Research has updated guidelines for stem cell research and warns against medical tourism. ISSCR is concerned that there...

Risks exposed by ‘fly in, fly out’ cosmetic surgeons in the UK

A BBC Disclosure programme, When Cosmetic Surgery Goes Wrong, has found some cosmetic surgery companies use surgeons from abroad, who fly in and out of...

Spain joins the global race to adopt proton bean therapy

According to El Pais, private hospitals Quirónsalud and Clínica Universitaria de Navarra(CUN),  are due to open proton bean therapy centres in Madrid in the...