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Orange and AXA buy pan-African digital health player

Telecoms giant Orange and insurer AXA will become majority shareholders of the appointment booking and telehealth platform DabaDoc, which operates mostly in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. It has intentions to expand across Sub-Saharan Africa.

UK private hospital nationalised

Bath NHS Foundation Trust has acquired the local hospital of for-profit operator Circle Health, completing a disposal process ordered by competition authorities following Circle's acquisition of competitor BMI Healthcare. Could this be a sign of things to come? 

Private players swoop on national hotlines

Outpatient group Gajda-Med has won Poland's multi-million euro contract to deliver first-contact telehealth services for the Polish NHS. It follows a recent trend of private sector companies moving to work on national hotlines, including in Sweden and Switzerland, and it is very controversial where operators already own physical clinics.

Life Healthcare soars 17% on aducanumab’s FDA approval

The first FDA approval for an Alzheimer's drug in 20 years, aducanumab, sent the share price of South African and European hospital/imaging group Life Healthcare soaring 17%. The group manufacturers one of only three amyloid tracers for PET-CT diagnosis of the disease and is also the largest for-profit provider of PET-CT scans in Europe.

Public health services in Helsinki outsourced to Mehiläinen

Finnish outpatient and occupational healthcare specialist Mehiläinen has been chosen as a provider of public primary health services in Helsinki. This is the first time that public care outsourcing has happened in the capital, Markku Näreneva, Mehiläinen's Director of Public Health Services tells HBI.

Investors looking south of the border as NI homecare struggles

Low pay rates for homecare workers in Northern Ireland are under fire, and a campaign to end short 15-minute visits for older people and fee rates of £15 an hour is gathering momentum. South of the border the Republic is proving far more attractive to investors. HBI talks to Mairead Mackle, CEO of the biggest independent Irish homecare provider Homecare Independent Living (HCIL), to find out more.

Icade Santé plans IPO as REITs bulk up healthcare

Icade will separately list its healthcare division Icade Santé on the Euronext by the end of this year, becoming Europe's largest healthcare-only REITs. The news comes as Aedifica singles out healthcare as the main spending target of a new €287m raise.

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