The amount of money medical tourists have spent in Thailand has more than doubled in four years. In 2012 the government launched a programme to make the country the medical hub of Asia by 2016, attracting medical tourists from across the region and the rest of the world.
Children in Yemen have received polio vaccinations during an immunisation campaign across the country. The three-day anti-polio immunisation campaign aims to vaccinate more than four million Yemeni children under five years old. The World Health Organisation and UNICEF have launched a polio vaccination campaign for 23 million children in the Middle East after seventeen cases were discovered in Syria.