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Officials in Kenya aim to boost medical tourism

By on October 30, 2017

Authorities in the country are currently investing in building private health and wellness facilities in order to increase medical tourism

Innovative equipment and premium services are being prepared for travelers targeting Kenya as a medical tourism destination for the years to come.

Either neighbors or overseas visitors, the country is set to offer visitors here the high quality health-care they can find in other popular hot-spots, at lower prices.

Despite the center of Kenya’s medical facilities is in Nairobi, Mombasa is now home for a newly opened private hospital ready to receive patients from foreign countries, in search for specialized , premium-care health treatments. The hospital name is Premier Hospital. Focusing on exceptional health-care and wellness services, the new entry is expected to attract a considerable increase in the number of tourists choosing Kenya as their favorite medical destination.

According to the Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 issued by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Kenya is currently one of Africa’s main cross-border destination for health-care related purposes. Moreover, Europeans also choose Africa for its low-cost medical services, as well as plastic and aesthetic surgery procedures.

On a global level, the medical tourism industry equals 50 billion dollars in revenues, as it constantly grows by 15 per cent every year. Currently, the top countries both Africans and Europeans choose when targeting specialized health-care services are Mauritius, Morocco, South Africa and Tunisia.

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