Africa: 40,000 Nigerians visited India in 2015 mostly for medical tourism

Nagged by a sharp back pain three years ago, Abidemi Ogbonna from Lagos, Nigeria, decided to visit a nearby hospital called Apollo. Thinking it was just a minor problem, she was shocked when her physician informed her that she urgently needed a kidney transplant. The procedure could not be performed locally, her doctor told her. Flying to India was her […]

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Medical Tourism:175 Open Heart surgeries done in Enugu

The sudden demise of two Nigerian coaches, Amodu Shuaibu and Stephen Keshi due to heart-related diseases, has raised questions on the need to find immediate solutions to the silent killer. Christopher Isiguzo writes that the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, has come to the rescue with the successful conduct of 175 open heart surgeries in a space of three […]

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American Tourism: America earns $83 billion from tourism in 5 months while spending $53 billion abroad

US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M Selig today announced that international visitors spent $21.0 billion on travel to, and tourism-related activities within, the United States in April, an increase of more than three percent when compared to April 2015. “International visitors spent $700 million dollars a day while traveling throughout the United States in April,” Under […]

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