• 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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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...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Philippines 2019

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 is limited by human resource constraints, the...

The Philippines’ cooling inflation, improved ease of doing business and increased openness to foreign participation are set to encourage more foreign direct investment. A wealth of infrastructure investment under President Rodrigo Duterte’s flagship Build Build Build programme should ease congestion, reduce regional inequality and further boost the flourishing tourism industry.

 

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...