• 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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With much of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s reform agenda taken up by sweeping changes to the energy, telecoms and education sectors, the Mexican health sector has rarely made front page news. But while structural reform was put on the political backburner, impressive strides have been made to tackle the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs...

 

Mexico is the world’s 11th largest pharmaceutical market and one of its most dynamic. Its performance in recent years depends on the metrics it is viewed from. In 2016 the market was worth $13.9bn, down from $17.2bn in 2014, according to data from IMSS health. However, with most pharmaceuticals priced in dollars the devaluation of the Mexican...

 

In January 2016 President Enrique Peña Nieto’s first public appearance was to inaugurate Chiconcuac Community Hospital. “The first thing we want is health,” he announced at the event. “Let this be a year full of health, achievements and accomplishments, which is why I am devoting the first public events of the year to the theme of health in...

 

With the expansion of hospital infrastructure through the awarding of private-partnership contracts for hospitals and the growing tendency for public health providers to outsource procedures to private clinics, the market for medical devices in Mexico is buoyant. “Many in the health sector in Mexico have the perception that the investment...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Mexico 2017

There is much to be celebrated for the Mexican health care system, which is moving in towards its goal of providing all citizens, regardless of wealth or employment, access to high levels of care. In the last three years, movements to increase coordination between health providers, cut costs and improve services are also to be commended. However, the inherent inefficiencies of the fractured...