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A way to triple telehealth take-up

A member of the senior management team at an international health insurance provider tells Healthcare Nova that an experiment with premiums has tripled the take-up of telehealth in one of their markets.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro would be good news for private healthcare

With 59% voter support, right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is leading Brazil's polls with only 12 days left before the final vote. What would a win for Bolsonaro mean for Brazilian private healthcare? We speak to market insider Marcelo Fonseca about the potential changes.

Aster DM makes Nigerian play

GCC and Indian healthcare group Aster DM has signed a partnership with a university hospital in Nigeria to set up centres of excellence (COE) and a telemedicine unit. The group says the facilities will help fill Nigeria's most significant gaps in provision, but a local advisor sees a referral stream in the short-term.

Elaj Group buys hospital in Saudi

Healthcare Nova hears that MENA hospital operator Elaj Group has acquired a large hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, giving it a nine-figure valuation.

Saudi deal close as Diaverum appoints new CEO

In a surprise move, dialysis player Diaverum has appointed Dimitris Moulavasilis, the former CEO of imaging group Affidea to take over as President and CEO from 57-year old Dag Andersson, who is stepping down after 11 years, effective Q4 this year. Andersson will continue as chairman of Diaverum Arabia, the group’s Middle East entity which has reached a “framework agreement” with the Saudi government to renew its massive contract there.

New Nigerian hospital project looks for investors

A new hospital to be built in Lagos as part of an urban development project is looking for investors. We speak to the broker of the deal at real-estate brokerage firm Coldwell Banker Netherland (CBN). 

Netcare shares slide after underwhelming forecast

Investors were less than impressed by Netcare's recent announcement that earnings for the year to September 30 would be lower than last year - dropping its share value by almost 13% before a slight recovery. Netcare blamed "difficult trading conditions" but it is not the only one feeling the heat at home - Life and Mediclinic have also seen their values drop in the last six months. We talk to a South Africa based healthcare expert to find out what's wrong with the market.