Cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease are all noncommunicable diseases. Together they are the world’s leading cause of preventable death.
Globally the market for beauty treatment has seen consistent strong growth. In Asia the growth rate was as high as 14% per year from 2012-2014.
Dr Prasert Prasartthong-osot, the proprietor of the Bangkok Hospital chain, was voted the richest stock investor for 2016 with the value of his stocks worth 67 billion baht
While you need not be concerned about dengue or malaria in big cities and resort towns, it’s high risk in rural Thailand.
Medical insurance with coverage in Thailand is important. If medical insurance from home does not provide adequate coverage, a quality travel medical insurance policy is likely a good idea.
An expanded product range aimed at broadening the client base alongside plans to target new markets are part of Thailand’s campaign to shore up its medical tourism industry
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) will see the two parties conduct joint marketing activities to position Malaysia as an international medical tourism destination.
Driving the trend is a combination of falling fertility rates (thanks in part to government provision of family planning services) and improvements in health especially of women and infants.