This chapter includes the following articles.
Saudi Arabia’s health sector is currently facing a combination of demand-led growth and major structural change as the government seeks to privatise hospitals and other medical service providers. The interplay of these two forces is likely to have an influence on the sector in the coming years. Since 2016 two primary strategy documents have been guiding health care policies: the National Transformation Programme, which runs until 2020, and the Vision 2030 development blueprint. The former calls for increased private sector participation in the health sector, while the latter is an overall strategic plan for the country that highlights the need to modernise and diversify the economy. This chapter contains an interview with Hisham bin Saad Aljadhey, CEO, Saudi Food and Drug Authority.