• 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.
Displaying 1 - 6 of 545

Articles & Analysis | Ras Al Khaimah's investment in local treatment facilities to boost specialty care offerings from The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015


The inauguration of the Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH) in February 2015 was a major step in the development of the Ras Al Khaimah health sector. Offering much-needed tertiary care, the hospital’s facilities are expected to have a major impact on the provision of health services, serving patients from the UAE’s Northern Emirates who...

Interviews & Viewpoints | Dr Myung-Whun Sung, CEO, Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH): Interview from The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015


How will research and development (R&D) grow in RAK and what role does the SKSH play in this?

Articles & Analysis | Ras Al Khaimah's health care network expands to meet residents' growing needs from The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015


Following a decade of investment in both public and private facilities, the health care sector in Ras Al Khaimah is set for major growth in the coming years. The official inauguration of the new Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH) in early 2015 represents perhaps the most significant step forward for the emirate’s health care industry,...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015

Investment in both private and public health care facilities has been on the rise over the past decade in RAK, with the health care sector expected to undergo a sustained period of major growth. Demand for new services is rising rapidly as RAK, like the rest of the UAE, witnesses an increasing incidence of lifestyle-related diseases. The government has increasingly targeted private health care...

Report | The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015

With more limited hydrocarbons reserves compared to its UAE neighbours to the south, RAK has developed into an industrial hub thanks to its dynamic network of industrial free trade zones. Considerable natural resources feed the country’s thriving cement and ceramics industries while elsewhere the emirate is looking to leverage its varied landscapes in a bid to boost tourism revenues in line with general economic diversification targets.

Interviews & Viewpoints | Preventive measures: OBG talks to José Antonio González Anaya, Managing Director, Mexican Social Security Institute (Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, IMSS) from The Report: Mexico 2015


In 2014, Mexico experienced the second-largest increase in formal employment since 1997. What were the main causes of this growth?