• 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 | Lesson plans: The emphasis is now on enhancing quality and increasing vocational training opportunities from The Report: Gabon 2014

One of the three key pillars of the Emerging Gabon strategy is Services Gabon, which addresses the development of a skilled labour force and aims to establish the country as a regional centre for financial services, tertiary education, health and environmentally sustainable development. To this end, efforts are now under way to increase the...

Interviews & Viewpoints | Local labour: OBG talks to Simon Ntoutoume Emane, Minister of Labour, Work and Vocational Training from The Report: Gabon 2014

How is the Gabonese government dealing with the country’s high unemployment rate, especially the youth unemployment figures?

Articles & Analysis | Expanding coverage: Universal health insurance is being rolled out from The Report: Gabon 2014

As it is getting closer to realising its goal of universal health care, Gabon is focusing on decentralising national health services in an effort to make governance more effective at the local level. The country is now investing in infrastructure, although a number of challenges, such as a shortage of trained staff and the prevalence of both...

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Gabon 2014

Health Covering the 2011-15 period, the National Health Strategy was launched in 2010 and aims to accelerate sector reforms by improving the overall governance of health care, reducing infant and maternal mortality, introducing free maternal health care and investing in infrastructure, especially hospitals. The country has been rolling out its universal health care system, the National...

Report | The Report: Gabon 2014

With just 1.63m people, Gabon is the second-smallest member of the six-country Central African Economic and Monetary Community in terms of population, after Equatorial Guinea. However, the country’s well-developed hydrocarbons sector has made Gabon the second-largest economy in the sub-region.

Articles & Analysis | Increasing provision: Ongoing efforts to tackle growing demand for health services from The Report: Kuwait 2014


As Kuwait moves forward on health care reforms aimed at expanding service provision for its growing population, the private sector is set to play a larger role in the industry. While free health care is guaranteed to all Kuwaiti citizens, population growth has put considerable strain on state-owned facilities. The government has recently...