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FREE BLOG Interview: Julia Khalimova, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

A recent study in the Lancet showed that it was more dangerous to have access to poor quality health care than to have no access to health care. That is particularly true in Emerging Markets where quality varies dramatically. Julia Khalimova, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Specialist at IFC, the arm of the World Bank that invests in the private sectors of emerging markets, has been studying the field for ten years and IFC has recently launched a tool to enable operators to measure and improve. We talk to her about the problem. What progress has been made? And what is the best solution?

Opportunities in LATAM

Panellists on the LatAm panel at HBI 2019 see good opportunities in the region thanks to booming demand, particularly as demographics shift from rural to urban bases, and with the growth of the chronic and elderly care markets. Increasing use of digital health tools and better data, plus the growth of the consumer market are also seen as positive factors for the market.

Selling whole genome sequencing to consumers

Javier Echevarria, CEO, Europe and LatAm of Veritas International (VI) has one of the most interesting challenges in marketing - how do you persuade wealthy consumers to spend around $2,000 on predictive whole genome sequencing (WGS)?  He has a broad canvas - his remit is to sell across LatAm, UAE, Europe and Japan.

DomusVi enters Latin America for the first time

DomusVi, Europe's third-largest nursing home operator by revenue with a big presence in Spain, has acquired a minority stake in Latin American group Acalis. We speak to Acalis' CEO and a spokesperson for DomusVi about the deal.

Opportunities in LATAM for those willing to think longer-term

Investors looking for medium- to long-term projects should look to Latam for opportunities according to a panel of healthcare experts at HBI 2018. A growing middle class across the continent, ageing populations and increasing stability in many countries, mean that it is ripe for investment.

Tribeca exports low-cost LATAM model to Africa

Colombia-based investment fund Tribeca Asset Management has launched a low-cost health care service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Fund founder Luc Gerard tells Healthcare Nova why Africa was the right target for an investor from LATAM looking to export its low-cost model.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Interview: Enrique Samper, CEO, NIMGenetics

Spanish laboratory company NIMGenetics has set its sights on Latam, and says it expects to see massive growth from its newly set-up businesses in the region. Healthcare Europa speaks to founder and CEO Enrique Samper about how he’s looking abroad, while facing problems at home.

Interview: Enrique Samper, CEO, NIMGenetics

Spanish laboratory company NIMGenetics has set its sights on Latam, and says it expects to see massive growth from its newly set-up businesses in the region. Healthcare Europa speaks to founder and CEO Enrique Samper about how he's looking abroad, while facing problems at home.

Nordic-based group takes over LATAM’s leading ambulance and homecare business

Despite strong rumours that it was set to sell off its LATAM business, Falck, the Nordic-based international ambulance, fire service, healthcare and roadside assistance group, has done the opposite – acquiring the remaining 36.9% of shares in Grupo EMI and taking full ownership of Colombia’s leading provider of ambulance services and homecare.

Falck takes over LATAM’s leading ambulance and homecare group

Despite strong rumours that it was set to sell off its LATAM business, Falck, the international ambulance, fire service, healthcare and roadside assistance group, has done the opposite – acquiring the remaining 36.9% of shares in Grupo EMI and taking full ownership of Colombia’s leading provider of ambulance services and homecare.

Falck set to sell off part of its business, claim sources

Sources close to Falck, the international ambulance, fire service, homecare and healthcare group, say it is talking to interested parties about selling off parts of the business. But, as we hear a big deal is on the cards,  what is it likely to sell – and for what kinds of multiples?

New Falck CEO “systematically examining business” after first half losses

Jacob Riis, new CEO at Falck, the international ambulance, fire service and healthcare group, admits H1 2017 results were “not satisfactory” and says he is "systematically examining" the business. Could this be with a view to a sale? Healthcare Europa speaks to an informed source amid speculation that we might soon see a sale of Falck’s healthcare services business – which unlike the rest of the business is doing rather well.

New Falck CEO “systematically examining business” after first half losses

Jacob Riis, new CEO at Falck, the international ambulance, fire service and healthcare group, admits H1 2017 results were “not satisfactory” and says he is "systematically examining" the business. Could this be with a view to a sale? Healthcare Europa speaks to an informed source amid speculation that we might soon see a sale of Falck’s healthcare services business – which unlike the rest of the business is doing rather well.

Interview: Wilson Mayora Mogollon, Colombian insurance union Fasecolda

Colombia has universal and generally well respected public healthcare coverage, yet there are still millions who take out private insurance. Healthcare Nova talks to Wilson Mayora Mogollon, who is responsible for healthcare at Fasecolda, the body which represents private insurance companies, to find out more about the market.

Lessons on Healthcare from Falck: Presentation, Jan Steenhard, Falck

Falck is the quiet giant of healthcare running ambulance services, clinics, primary care, rehab and subscription services across 3 continents and 40 countries with over €1.5bn in health care revenue. Here, Jan unpackages some of its surprising business models, such as subscription healthcare sold to 1m individuals in Latam and 300,000 in the Nordic. How does it incentivise entrepreneurs who sell their businesses to Falck. What has Falck learnt from its international expansion and where does it see opportunities?

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