• 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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Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Tunisia 2019

With a growing demand for services from both nationals and foreigners, the health sector remains a crucial pillar of Tunisia’s economy. The country’s low health care costs are a key competitive advantage, attracting patients from Africa and Europe. However, many challenges need to be addressed before the sector can realise its full potential. To this end, the raft of investments is expected to...

Tunisia has successfully navigated the difficulties of the post-revolutionary period by capably establishing robust democratic institutions. However, the country faces macroeconomic challenges since the 2011 revolution. Budgetary pressures, combined with a devaluation of the dinar and a rise in the level of business informality, have made the current environment a complex one.

 

The health sector in the Philippines is undergoing a period of development and reform. The long-awaited move to universal health care (UHC) is now within sight, with the government focused on improving the delivery of public health care and encouraging investment in the sector. While the health system is currently tackling multiple burdens and...

 

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...

 

How can the UHC Act provide quality services without straining the budget?

 

The Philippines has begun to roll out universal health care (UHC) since President Rodrigo Duterte signed the landmark UHC Bill in February 2019. This is a development that could provide ample opportunities for private sector investment. When the bill was signed into law, all Filipinos had immediate eligibility for the full spectrum of health...