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Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

What do analysts think 2018 has in store for the Thai hospital market?

We talk to analysts about what 2018 has in store for the Thai private hospital market, which is worth around US$5bn. One thinks M&A will pick up domestically, while another thinks the big story will be groups expanding abroad. As for medical tourism, it's set to rise in volume, but fall in value.

Thonburi Hospital Group goes public in Bangkok, and share price plummets in one week

Thonburi Hospital Group (THG) went public on the Bangkok stock exchange on Thursday, December 7. Market cap when trading opened on the first day suggested it was nearly a US$1bn company (32.3bn baht), but this has dropped to US$808m (26bn baht), at the time of writing, as shares have dropped 28% from the initial offer price. We talk to a source close to THG to find out more.

Laureate sells off private universities in Europe

Laureate Education Inc, the NASDAQ listed private university chain, has agreed to sell for-profit European University Cyprus (EUC), which has a medical school and the only accredited dentistry program in Cyprus. We hear other European assets may follow.