• 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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Vietnam is working to expand health insurance coverage and improve health care delivery, with demand expected to increase as the country’s elderly population grows.

 

One of the oldest sectors in the local economy, Egypt’s well-established pharmaceuticals industry dates back to 1939. Today 154 factories manufacture products to meet 93% of the demand of the nation’s large and growing population, according to Osama Rostom, commercial director and member of the board of the Egyptian International...

 

The government’s emphasis on economy-stimulating construction projects has increased the demand for skilled construction labour across the country. This, coupled with the persistently high youth unemployment rate – 42% as of 2014 according to the World Bank – has put the spotlight on technical and vocational education and training (TVET)...

 

Overhauling the education system has remained on the Egyptian government’s long priority list following the 2011 revolution, and for good reason. In 2015, 33% of the 92m-strong population were under the age of 15, according to the World Bank. The Strategic Plan for Pre-University Education Reform 2014-30 published by the Ministry of Education...

 

Continued efforts to address the health care needs of its large and growing population has resulted in varied opportunities for development of Egypt’s health care space, particularly in the form of private sector investment. While the country has continued to see some positive steps, especially in the arena of primary care access and infant...

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Egypt 2017

Continued efforts to address the health care needs of its large and growing population have resulted in varied opportunities for the development of Egypt’s health care space, particularly in the form of private sector investment. While the country has continued to see some positive steps, especially in the arena of primary care access and infant and maternal care, progress has been stalled on...