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Uganda: What Uganda Can Learn From Thailand's Medical Tourism

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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.

As a result, patients travel long distances to seek for healthcare leading to congestion in some health facilities.

According to Dr Suwit Wibulpolpraser, the vice chair of Thailand's International Health Policy Programme Foundation, the government, in 1975 launched a medical welfare scheme for

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