What Uganda can learn from Thailand’s medical tourism

Medical workers prepare a treatment room for patients in Thailand. Thailand is among the top medical tourism destinations in the world. PHOTO BY STEPHEN OTAGE

What you need to know:

  • Known for its unique hospitality and exotic beaches, Thailand has the highest number of internationally accredited hospitals in South-East Asia. Stephen Otage explores how Thailand draws a good number of medical travelers each year.

Medical tourism is the new trend in health care. Thailand, for instance, has made strides in improving its medical tourism scene, positioning herself among the top medical tourism destinations in the world.
Very often, the Health Ministry says some rural health centres fail to attract health workers because they are considered “far to reach” and those areas lack social amenities to entertain the workers.

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