• Health

    OBG reviews the government and private health sectors highlighting opportunities for international medical providers to enter local markets. Overall spending, ratios of medical staff, facilities per capita and project spending plans are analysed. Health tourism also comes under scrutiny where relevant.
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Articles & Analysis | Opportunities for private companies in Nigeria's health care sector, and efforts to improve provision from The Report: Nigeria 2015

 

With almost half of all Nigerians living below the poverty line and facing the dual burden of a high incidence of both infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Nigeria’s under-funded public health system is under immense pressure. Accordingly, international aid organisations and the private sector have a significant role to play in...

Interviews & Viewpoints | OBG talks to Colin Cummings, Chairman and CEO, Swiss Pharma Nigeria from The Report: Nigeria 2015

 

What challenges do local pharmaceutical manufacturers face in complying with regulations from the World Health Organisation (WHO)?

Chapter | Health from The Report: Nigeria 2015

With almost half of all Nigerians living below the poverty line and facing the dual burden of a high incidence of both infectious and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Nigeria’s under-funded public health system is under significant pressure. Accordingly, international aid organisations and the private sector have a major role to play in alleviating the burden on the state, and there is a...

Report | The Report: Nigeria 2015

Fresh from a rebasing exercise in April 2014 that boosted 2013 GDP by 89% to $509.97bn, Nigeria now ranks not only as Africa’s most populous country, but also as its largest economy. It has long played an outsized regional role, making up 76% of West Africa’s GDP and around 60% of its population.

Articles & Analysis | From wealth to health: Health care system in overdrive to catch up with demography from The Report: Qatar 2015

The development of Qatar’s health care system should be seen in the context of the country’s rapid population growth. According to the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS), the country’s population has more than tripled since 2004, reaching over 2.22m as of January 2015, with Qatar National Bank projecting 7.4% annual growth...

Articles & Analysis | Picture of health: Infrastructure build out through 2022 to boost capacity and access from The Report: Qatar 2015

Qatar is investing significantly in health care infrastructure in the next decade, as it looks to build one of the world’s best health systems. In the 2014/15 budget, allocations to the sector increased by 12% year-on-year to QR15.7bn ($4.3bn). The number of health care facilities will more than double by 2022, with a focus on primary care centres...