• 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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Rising health care costs, ageing populations and changing lifestyles in emerging economies are stoking demand for medical technology (medtech) solutions. These entail not only smart devices that remotely monitor and transmit biometric data, but any instance of technology that assists in the delivery of health services. While these initiatives...

 

In recent decades Colombia’s health sector has gone through substantial changes and improvements, shifting from being underdeveloped to one of the highest ranked in the region. In a October 2018 review of 191 of the world’s health care systems, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ranked Colombia 22nd, ahead of Canada and the US. However, the...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Colombia 2019

In recent decades Colombia’s health sector has gone through substantial changes and improvements, shifting from being underdeveloped to one of the highest ranked in the region. The sector continues to struggle with structural issues related to liquidity. However, the government is hoping that a boost in general health spending and a targeted infusion of financing will help alleviate some of...

Since the drop in commodity prices in 2014, Colombia’s economy has been recovering and is set to expand in 2019 and 2020. In May 2018 Colombia was invited to become the 37th member of the OECD, a positive development that should increase the country’s international political and economic prominence in the coming decades. However, challenges to ensuring Colombia’s continued economic progress remain.

 

Peru’s health sector significantly improved over the last decade as officials worked to expand health care infrastructure, lower barriers to access and modernise public sector institutions. President Martín Vizcarra Cornejo’s government aims to further advance progress through an increase in health spending that officials hope will fill...

 

How would you characterise the main challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry in Peru?