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EXPO DATES

6 / 7 April 2019

TIME

10 AM to 6 PM

VENUE

Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi

About The Event

A highly focused India Medical & Wellness Tourism Expo in Kenya that showcases India as a premier medical destination and to present pioneering service providers from India to the Kenyan markets. The event will highlight the state-of-the-art facilities & expertise in specialty services that can be availed by the Kenyans. A great opportunity for the Kenyans to meet with the specialists from the medical fraternity across multi-specialties from some of the best hospitals & healthcare service providers from India.The event also aims to bring the Indian and the Kenyan healthcare service providers together on a common platform to network & share knowledge and expertise under a theme of ‘In pursuit of excellence in healthcare’ from the Indian & Kenyan perspective.

India Medical Tourism

Projected to grow at a rate of 15%, Medical tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in India, expected to be at $9 billion and account for 20% of the global market share by 2020. According to the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), the primary reason that attracts medical value travel to India is cost-effectiveness, and treatment from accredited facilities at par with developed countries at much lower cost. A market report in 2015 states that India is one of the lowest cost and highest quality of all medical tourism destinations, it offers wide variety of procedures at about one-tenth the cost of similar procedures in the United States.

 

The Medical Value Travel is a major source of foreign exchange earnings for India and according to a report by FICCI and IMS Health, India has nearly 18% of the global medical tourism market already. Research depicts that over 500,000 patients have visited India for treatment. India attracts thousands of patients from around the world seeking medical treatment, which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Oman, Maldives, Uzbekistan, Sudan, Iraq and Yemen. East Africa is increasingly becoming a major source of patients, as India continues to grow as the top destination for medical tourism and also in terms of better medical infrastructure & services.

India As The Top Destination For Kenyans Has The Following Advantages:

  • Low Cost of Treatment when compared to the first world countries like the US and UK.
  • The ease of travel. Getting Visas for medical purpose is much easier than ever.
  • Access to immediate service is what attracts the foreign medical tourists.
  • Provides world-class and standardized medical services and care with the help of the latest technology.
  • Strong base of qualified and skilled doctors.
  • Excellent post re-treatment recovery provided to the patients with therapies like Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga.
  • Offers an opportunity to the medical tourists to visit some of the most alluring and awe-inspiring places across India.
  • Good English speaking doctors, guides and medical staff which makes it easier for the foreign tourists to correlate and feel comfortable.

 

KENYA – The Market

  • Current population is just over 50 million.
  • By 2015 East Africans were spending about $1 Billion on medical treatment in India.

What Takes Patients Abroad?

  • Cancer management and oncosurgery: Surgical procedures to treat cancer.
  • Organ transplant: Kidney and liver transplants.
  • Spine and neurosurgery.
  • Cardiac surgery: Surgery of the heart or the other primary blood vessels.
  • Joint replacement surgery.
  • General surgery: Frequently performed to alleviate suffering when a cure is unlikely through medication alone.
  • Health check-ups and diagnostics.
  • Cosmetic and plastic surgery.
  • Paediatric general surgery: Often done on infants, children and adolescents.

Insights

  • Forecasts for the global medical tourism market predict a growth of at least 18% over the next decade, to reach about $99 billion by 2025.
  • Towards treatment of non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart and kidney ailments, over 7000 patients are spending billions of shillings in foreign countries. Of these 5600 are cancer patients
  • Official statistics from the Kenyan Government show that overseas treatments cost Kenya about Sh10 billion annually, with more than 10,000 Kenyans travelling abroad each year in search of treatment for various ailments, especially cancer and kidney transplants.
  • It is estimated that Africans leaving the continent to seek medical services abroad spend an average of between $20,000 and $40,000 per visit.

Exhibitors’Profile

  • Hospitals / Healthcare centers
  • Super Specialty Services
  • Cancer treatment centers
  • Heart Care
  • Cosmetics & Cosmetology
  • Diabetes Care
  • Health & Wellness
  • Mother & Child / Paediatric specialty centers
  • Fertility treatment clinics & specialty centers
  • Weight Loss, Sports & Fitness
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Orthopaedic Treatment
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Naturopathy Hospitals
  • Physiotherapy Centres
  • Post-Operative Care Centres
  • Yoga & Rejuvenation Centres
  • Ayurvedic & Unani Hospitals
  • Alternative Medicine
  • State Governments’ Tourism Departments
  • Travel Consultants & Medical Tourism Facilitators
  • Health Insurance
  • All other related service providers

Visitors Profile

  • Potential Medical Tourists
  • Cross section of the population from young to old.
  • Patients seeking specific treatments & specialty care
  • Health & Fitness Enthusiasts
  • Local Medical Practitioners / Associations
  • Wellness & Ayurveda Consultants
  • Importers of Medical Equipments & services
  • Government Officials
  • Travel & Tourism Consultants / Operators

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