Database at a Glances present cross-sections of the CHMI database to underscore trends our programs database is uncovering in countries where the private sector delivers the majority of health care.  This Database at a Glance analyses trends in mobile care.

This is the second annual edition of Highlights, with new observations about health market innovations around the world.

The Christian Medical College, Vellore (CMC) began as one of the several mission hospitals located all over the country in the beginning of 20th century offering primary healthcare. Today with over 2,500 beds and many achievements, it is the beacon of medical education, research and patient care in India.

In 1999 Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF) was established by Apollo group as a registered not-for-profit organization. The foundation specializes in giving remote consultation and second opinion to both patients and doctors, for whom due to distance and spiralling costs, access to quality health care is difficult. Tele-camps enable a specialist to see several patients one after another.

The Vivus group has partnered with Klenzaids and GE OEC Medical Systems to start the mobile cath lab, a first of its kind in Asia. The concept is practiced in developing nations which has proved to be successful in provision of cardiac care to the door steps of the rural communities. Vivus group officially launched the Mobile Cath Lab services in August 2005 in Kolar District (67 kms from Bangalore) and extended them to other nearby districts in a phased manner. According to Dr. S.

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a UK­‐based, pro­‐choice international sexual and reproductive health organization with 30 years of experience. Currently operating in 43 countries, MSI manages 629 international centers and last year provided services to over 7 million couples. MSI, operating in Bolivia since 1994, collaborates with local partners making long­‐term commitments to communities, public institutions and social organizations within the country. 

The Christian Hospital Chandraghona (CHC) in Kaptai Upazilla sub­‐district of Rangamati Hill District falls within Chittagong division in Bangladesh. Rangamati is the district where 52% of the population comprises different tribal people of ethnic minority. 82% of the total population lives in hilly village areas surrounded by forests and therefore they lack basic facilities. Accessibility to healthcare and other social services is minimal and difficult for the villagers. As a result, it is hard for service sectors to provide services at these locations.