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Malaysia has to face its challenges

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The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of MAHSA University in Selangor, Malaysia (and former Director General, Malaysia Ministry of Health) Dr. Tan Sri Ismail Merican talks...
Thailand seeks to become Southeast Asia’s start-up hub

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"Thailand 4.0" is the new catchphrase for the Thai government in its aim to groom the country's start-up scene to an extent that Thailand...
Philippines seeks to adopt Cuba’s public healthcare system

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Newly elected Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte seems to have developed a fancy for the healthcare system in Cuba and will send a medical fact-finding...
Duterte’s Philippine economic agenda eyes sustained GDP growth

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Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte unveiled a 10-point agenda for economic growth in the country last week which aims at sustaining the average GDP growth...
Thailand’s richest earned a few more billions in 2016

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The new Forbes list of Thailand's 50 richest is out, and it shows that most of those who already possess a considerable fortune added...
Thailand pushes nascent startup scene

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Amid sluggish economic growth, Thailand is now trying to create the foundations for a flourishing startup scene, initiatives from which the country could certainly...
No budget for free birth control in the Philippines

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Philippine supreme lawmakers have scrapped the 2016 budget allocation for free family planning commodities such as condoms, contraceptive pills and intrauterine devices, money which...
Medical tourism to Asia-Pacific to cross $20bn-mark by 2019

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With medical travelers mainly hailing from the Middle East, Africa and Asian countries, and a smaller portion from the US and Europe, health tourism...
Global healthcare spending compared (infographic)

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This infographic by Medigo displays data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Healthcare Outcomes Index 2014, which took into account a number of diverse...
Singapore, Thailand, Philippines top Asian expat destinations

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Expat resource website InterNations has revealed the best – and worst – places for expats globally. Their annual “Expat Insider” study aims to rank...
Manila’s tale of two cities: Where rich and poor coexist

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When Marc walks out of his Makati neighborhood, a cramped warren of squat slum dwellings in West Rembo, the view he sees could not...
Sound victory for Singapore’s ruling party

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It was the 12th time in a row that the People's Action Party (PAP) won the Singapore's general elections, but this time it came...
Asia braces for “grey tsunami” amid huge demographic shift

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Asia is on the way to become the “oldest” continent in just a few decades, with the number of people aged over 65 expected...
Five tools good doctors use to communicate with patients

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Doctor-patient miscommunication is the most common cause of complaints and failure of communication is an important cause of medical errors. But empathy is another...
Thailand positions itself as ‘Muslim-friendly destination’

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Thailand, the world’s tenth-most visited country that expects to welcome no less than 28 million foreign visitors this year, is positioning itself as a...
Cambodia aims at becoming hub for dental tourism

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Being aware that medical tourism is a success story in Southeast Asia, Cambodia has embarked on a particular segment of this business: Dental care....
ASEAN Economic Community: Which professions can move freely?

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Expectations are high among workers living in one of the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. With the advent...
Infographic: The rise of plastic surgery in the age of the selfie

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Plastic surgery is one of the most popular procedures people seek when visiting East and Southeast Asian countries as medical tourists. South Korea and...