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Why disruptors are bypassing operators to go straight to the patient

Ali Parsa, the entrepreneurial founder of digital healthcare company babylon, is happy to work with operators – but he doesn’t think it’s necessary or always the best option, as his recent agreement with Chinese social media and messaging giant WeChat shows. Healthcare Europa caught up with him at HBI 2018 to find out more.

Sphera spearheads expansion in Africa

Spanish operator Sphera Global Healthcare is expanding in Africa. Carlos Malet, co-founder and CFO, spoke to Healthcare Nova at HBI 2018 about the market for PPPs delivering efficient medical services in Africa.

Singaporean investor looks to build southeast Asian hospital network

Healthcare Nova talks to the CEO of a Singapore-based private equity group that has put US$100m towards building a hospital network spanning Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam, and is set to spend US$100-200m more. The network will encompass elements of a private-public-partnership by building on public land and cater to the middle-class.

The problems with investing in MENA

The biggest problem with investing in healthcare in MENA isn’t returning capital – it’s raising it in the first place. But it's not the only problem. Dr Helmut Scheuhsler, chairman and managing partner for TVM Capital in Dubai and Munich, shared his thoughts about at HBI 2018.

Thonburi Healthcare plans Myanmar-based network

Listed Thailand private hospital operator Thonburi has entered the Myanmar healthcare market. Healthcare Nova catches up with Dr Jeremy Low, executive director of consultancy Allied Success Management Limited, and Thonburi's chief marketing officer, to find out more about the group's plans.