• 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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What interim criteria do you feel must be met to meet the long-term objectives outlined in the Oman Health Vision 2050?

 

Oman’s health sector has undergone a significant expansion over the past four decades. Underpinned by a series of five-year development plans, there has been sizeable government investment in facilities and services. At the same time, the sultanate is keen to increase the private sector’s role in health care provision, particularly in the...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Oman 2016

Oman’s health care sector has undergone rapid development since 1970, with average life expectancy boosted to 76.6 years and the number of hospitals growing to 67 in 2014. The private sector has also witnessed expansion, with the authorities particularly encouraging its participation in the provision of care for lifestyle-related diseases. Health Vision 2050 is the sultanate’s long-term sector...

Oman’s long history of political stability coupled with its favorable international trade agreements and special economic zones has ensured strong growth in economic output and exports in recent years. The fall in global prices is undoubtedly a concern for the sultanate, but the sustained focus on diversification schemes, as well as the country’s ongoing spending commitments on big-ticket projects should ensure steady growth moving forward.

 

On December 6, 2015, Egypt’s population officially reached 90m, according to a clock maintained by the government’s Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics. In a press release announcing the milestone, the statistics organisation’s president, Abu Bakr El Gendy, argued that the ever-expanding populace has exacerbated the many...

 

As one of the largest health care markets in the MENA region, Egypt is looking to meet rising demand for services driven by its growing population. While efforts are being made to extend care to all citizens, the health care system remains strained by a rising population and structural weaknesses such as fragmentation, low government...