• 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 | Bahrain seeks to stay ahead of local and regional health trends from The Report: Bahrain 2015

 

Under Article 8 of Bahrain’s constitution, all nationals are guaranteed access to health care. A number of public hospitals and care facilities are available, and the kingdom is also home to several private medical establishments. Indeed, the authorities are looking to encourage the private sector to play a larger role in providing medical...

Articles & Analysis | New private initiatives aim to make Bahrain a health tourism destination from The Report: Bahrain 2015

 

The health care services market has been growing in Bahrain, and is expected to reach $1.1bn by 2018. According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), the country also has untapped potential as a destination for health tourism within the region, and is therefore open to new investments that look to grow this sector while also addressing the needs of...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Bahrain 2015

The Bahraini constitution guarantees access to health care for all nationals. The government budget allocation for health care rose from $1.4bn in fiscal year 2011/12 to $1.8bn for 2013/14, while the sector currently contributes 2.5% to GDP, a figure set to grow to 7% by the end of the decade. Attitudes towards health issues among the local population shifting in recent times; an increased...

Report | The Report: Bahrain 2015

As the region faces up to the challenge of the recent drop in oil prices, Bahrain’s fundamentals indicate the kingdom is well positioned to weather the dip. The focus on diversification goals outlined in Economic Vision 2030 is helping establish a more competitive and sustainable economy in the kingdom. The financial sector, which represents Bahrain’s second-largest GDP contributor, has continued to recover robustly since the global economic downturn.

Articles & Analysis | On the mend: The government is focusing on strengthening the pharmaceuticals industry to meet local demand from The Report: Myanmar 2015

Valued at $480m in 2013 by the Ministry of Commerce, Myanmar’s pharmaceuticals industry offers drug makers a new opportunity, particularly over-the-counter manufacturers who stand to benefit from the country’s reopening. A dramatic increase in health expenditure coupled with rising per capita income is set to see the value of the industry grow...

Interviews & Viewpoints | Open doors: Julie Bishop, Foreign Minister of Australia, on educational aid from The Report: Myanmar 2015

During my first visit to Myanmar as Australia’s foreign minister, I have been inspired by the commitment of a wide cross-section of the population to the historic reform process under way. Australia supports this reform process and looks forward to Myanmar emerging as a true democracy that respects human rights and is inclusive of all its people...