• 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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As the global Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues, Latin American governments have seen their own vaccination strategies meet with varying levels of success.

At the beginning of 2020, the Algerian Government announced the creation of the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry, headed by Lotfi Benbahmed. The objective behind the creation of this Ministry was to promote the local production of pharmaceutical products, in view of bringing Algeria at the forefront of production and positioning itself as a regional hub in the sector.

As the world continues its economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, governments and companies alike are looking at ways to grow vaccine acceptance.

Prior to the outbreak of coronavirus, medical tourism was a significant growth industry in many emerging economies. While the pandemic represented a major setback for the segment, there are signs that it may be recovering in several markets.

A growing number of countries around the world are launching Covid-19 vaccine programmes, generating optimism that there is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. However, while some developing economies are successfully moving forwards with their own programmes, others have expressed concern about an emerging global imbalance in distribution.

 

The Universal Health Care (UHC) Bill was signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte in February 2019, with the implementing rules and regulations approved in October by Francisco Duque III, the secretary of health. This set the stage for 2020 to be the Philippines’ first year of UHC. Although many stakeholders knew that the system would need...

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