• 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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Report | The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2015

Lower government revenues following the downturn in global hydrocarbons prices have prompted Trinidad and Tobago to re-evaluate its spending priorities and intensify its efforts to diversify the largely energy-driven economy. Thanks to the country’s strong fundamentals, 2015 is expected to be a recovery year, with the Caribbean Development Bank forecasting expansion of 1.7%, after GDP growth of less than 1% in 2014. 

Economic update | Philippines’ budget gives boost to health sector

31 Jul 2015

The health sector emerged as one of the big winners in the Philippines’ 2016 draft budget, with a significant increase in funding allocated for the coming year. 

Interviews & Viewpoints | Andi Wijaya, Chairman, Prodia: Interview from The Report: Indonesia 2015

Which areas within Indonesia’s health sector currently offer the most opportunities for investment?

Articles & Analysis | Ensuring intellectual property protection and quality assurance in Indonesia's pharmaceuticals sector from The Report: Indonesia 2015

The introduction of universal health care is expected to have a major impact on Indonesia’s already thriving pharmaceuticals sector. Analysts have predicted that 2015 will be a watershed year for pharmaceuticals, with the full implementation of universal health care (known as JKN locally) expected to increase demand for prescription medications. Generics especially will...

Articles & Analysis | Market for machines grows in Indonesia's health care sector from The Report: Indonesia 2015

Because Indonesia manufactures only a small number of the high-tech medical devices and equipment it uses domestically, the opportunities for foreign manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of medical devices are numerous. Devices and equipment used in clinical laboratories, diagnosis, surgery, cancer treatment, dental services and dermatology are all expected to see high...

Articles & Analysis | Indonesia's universal health care goals from The Report: Indonesia 2015

The year 2015 marks the second year of the rollout of universal health care (UHC), known as JKN locally, in Indonesia. The plan saw a challenging launch in 2014, but administrators and lawmakers are maintaining the target of full implementation by 2019, when 240m260m Indonesians will be eligible for coverage under the plan. In many ways, the implementation of JKN is driving...