How SA's unique offerings have helped boost the medical tourism industry

The influx of people streaming into South Africa for medical services is growing, with Cape Town drawing medical travelers in their numbers.

Faith Cartwright, Founder and Director of Medical Tourism SA, explains that a weak currency is not the sole motive for tourist seeking medical help in the country.

The range of affordable procedures, modern facilities, and highly-trained doctors in the private sector attract many clients from across the world.

Globally the industry stands at $40 billion, with Spain and Thailand named as some of the other leading destinations.

I am finding that people come for cosmetics. They come to South Africa because various treatments are not offered anywhere else in the world. You can’t get egg donations in Australia and it's going to be minimised in the states.

Faith Cartwright, Founder and Director of Medical Tourism SA

Fertility is enormous because one out of five in every women in Australia right now can’t conceive a child so the statistics are very high. Those treatments are offered in South Africa so they come here.

Faith Cartwright, Founder and Director of Medical Tourism SA

Some people are embarrassed about various treatments so they are very private and know that no one here will ever know about their treatment.

Faith Cartwright, Founder and Director of Medical Tourism SA

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