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Submitted by Wolfgang on

Tom you are right that there are new pattern of diseases which come with an ageing society: many emerging economies are facing a "dual burden", communicable diseases (Malaria, AIDS, etc.) are still high even though they are declining while non-communicable diseases (diabetes, cancer, etc.) are rising (see here the example form Kenya:

Everything else being equal, healthcare costs are set to raise rapidly. At the same time, this sector has so much waste in the healthcare that you can get a lot of efficiency savings with new and smarter systems: (see: