Inflow of nurses to top five European markets

This week, HBI looks at the annual inflow of nurses from abroad to the big five Western European markets - the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain - using public data from OECD. Those looking for an outlier need look no further than the UK.

Cinven looks to take Synlab private as Covid boost falters

Frankfurt-listed Synlab could be about to be taken private following a non-binding full takeover offer earlier this week. With its full year results released yesterday and facing questions about its plans, HBI asks market experts what they think of the move.

African healthcare’s do it yourself plan

The pandemic exposed the fragility of supply chains in emerging markets, and their overdependence on international networks. As delegates at the IFC’s conference in Cape Town, South Africa heard last month, there is a renewed appetite in Africa for self-sufficiency and a coordinated shift towards regionalisation.

Japanese investors target African health care

An increasing number of Japanese investors are looking to invest in African health care. As Africa strives to increase accessibility to care and increase insurance coverage, we speak to an investor who things the Japanese model is a good fit.

UK uni hospitals unite to sell abroad

Five of the largest UK university hospitals, with a total revenue of £6.2bn, have come together to compete more effectively in the international market for hospital and medical consulting as the King’s International Consortium (KIC). But will they be able to compete with the big US academic medical centres which dominate international tertiary medicine, or with Korean and Indian players who offer lower cost and more flexible hospital management?

IDH enters South Asian market

Integrated Diagnostics Holdings is acquiring a 50% stake in one of Pakistan’s largest diagnostics providers, entering the country for the first time.

Helium Health acquires Qatari doctor booking platform

African healthtech provider Helium Health has acquired Meddy, a Qatar and UAE-based doctor booking platform, with a view to expansion. HBI speaks to Adegoke Olubusi, Helium Health co-founder and  CEO, to find out more.

Africa’s healthcare to benefit from projects worth $140m

Two African healthcare improvement projects worth $140m are in the pipeline, one of which could see Africa's first 250-bed single facility specialist hospital in West Africa built. HBI speaks to Dr Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, partner at global healthcare strategic consulting firm Anadach Consulting, to find out more.

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