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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.

US health group enters strategic partnerships in three new emerging markets

Sanford Health, a large non-profit US rural health group, has invested in healthcare providers in Costa Rica, Vietnam and South Africa, and is expanding its Ghanaian and Chinese ventures. We spoke exclusively ahead of public announcement to Dan Blue, VP of Sanford World Clinics, who says more will follow.

Laureate sells off private universities in Europe

Laureate Education Inc, the NASDAQ listed private university chain, has agreed to sell for-profit European University Cyprus (EUC), which has a medical school and the only accredited dentistry program in Cyprus. We hear other European assets may follow.

For-profit medical education – a survey

Public sector education is failing to build the nursing and doctor capacity that is needed around the world.  We talk to academic Kevin Kinser at PennState University in the USA who specialises in tracking the for-profit tertiary education sector about the sector in general and about healthcare specifically.  This is part of a series of articles on medical training and the private sector. 

Can you build a business on educating doctors and nurses?

Can you make a successful business educating doctors and nurses? You can if the growth of the world’s largest higher education network, Laureate, is anything to go by. Healthcare Nova catches up with Dr. Francisco Gutierrez, senior vice president of medicine and health sciences.

Costa Rican hospital operator opens third facility in a year

Costa Rican hospital operator Hospital Metropolitano is investing up to US$1.2m to open a new facility in Santa Cruz, in Guanacaste, a province located in the North West of the country. The move is part of a US$10m expansion strategy, which saw the group doubling its network in 2016.