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South African giant finds pulling out of UK slow going

We hear that South African hospital group Netcare has received a less-than-lukewarm reception so far when trying to market its UK asset BMI Healthcare this summer and that a takeover by the propco owners is the most likely scenario, as we reported earlier. But how will the incoming owner return the business to profitability?

Germany welcomes wave of Filipino nurses to combat recruitment crisis

Asklepios, Germany's second largest operator of private hospitals by revenue, has set up a pipeline from the Philippines with an initial cohort of 260 being recruited and more to follow. We speak to a healthcare workforce specialist and a German-based operator to find out why.

Bain and KKR vying for Life’s Max Healthcare stake

Private equity giants Bain Capital and KKR are reportedly fighting it out for South African Life Healthcare's 47.5% stake in Indian hospital chain Max Healthcare. One source tells Healthcare Nova that the rumoured bidders "have no idea what they are buying into".

Diaverum posts 90 job vacancies in Saudi Arabia

International dialysis giant Diaverum has posted 90 job vacancies for its clinics in Saudi Arabia, according to local outlets. The group's massive government contract looks set to expire in 2019 and there is speculation it may not be renewed. 

Interview: Philips Indonesia CEO on how the private sector is benefiting from UHC

In 2014 the Indonesian government pledged to introduce universal health coverage to the world's fourth most populous country.  Healthcare Nova speaks to the CEO of healthcare focused tech company Indonesia Philips, Suryo Suwignjo, about how healthcare companies can see opportunity where others see impossibility, and how UHC is facilitating the growth of the private market.

Kate Tulenko, CEO of Corvus Health, on the Filipino skills drain

Filipino nurses have been flooding out of the country for decades to pursue more lucrative opportunities. What does this mean for Filipino healthcare? We speak to global workforce expert Kate Tulenko from US-based Corvus Health on the ramifications of the Filipino skills drain.