• 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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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) run by Emirati entrepreneurs secured health service contracts worth Dh24m ($6.53m) between 2012 and 2015, according to Dubai Health Authority (DHA). DHA’s director of purchasing and supplies, Eman Khalfan Al Jallaf, told local media her department had made it a priority to deal with local SMEs offering...

 

How is policy being developed to address the changing demands of the Dubai population?

 

With a globally strategic location served by two international airports and an expanding health care sector equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, Dubai looks set to surpass its targets for medical tourism. These factors were among those to impress judges at the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) awards in June 2016, when Dubai won...

 

With more physicians per head than the UK and a lower mortality rate for children under five than the US, Dubai can boast of a world-class health care system by some measures. However, in the face of rapid population growth and the quest for a more comprehensive offering of clinical specialities, much is left to be done in Dubai’s health care...

 

How does the recently launched Dubai Health Strategy 2021 integrate with the UAE Vision 2021?

 

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced a 10-year plan to generate tens of thousands of health care jobs, the construction of dozens of new facilities and the opening of eight new medical education institutions by 2025. DHA’s former director-general, Essa Al Maidoor, told local media the introduction of mandatory health insurance had...