• 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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In February 2018 the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced plans to establish a holding company and five regional subsidiaries to enable privatisation of the sector. Under the plan, the MoH would transition to becoming a regulator rather than a direct provider of health services. The aim of the restructuring was initially to have 15 hospitals and...

Chapter | Health & Life Sciences from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2019

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...

Home to an estimated 15% of the world’s proven oil reserves and the single-largest economy in MENA, Saudi Arabia is a key regional and global player. The Vision 2030 blueprint sets out regulatory, budget and social reforms that will be implemented over the coming decade as the nation sets about curbing its reliance on crude oil production and export, which accounted for 43.5% of GDP in 2018.

 

Rising health care costs, ageing populations and changing lifestyles in emerging economies are stoking demand for medical technology (medtech) solutions. These entail not just smart devices that remotely monitor and transmit biometric data, but any instance of technology that helps to deliver health services. These initiatives are happening...

 

What distinguishes public sector health care from private sector health care?

 

Qatar has launched the second tier of its National Health Strategy (NHS) to deliver “better health, better care and better value” as part of Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030). While the first NHS 2011-16 emphasised an acute, curative, hospital-based approach and included important foundational work, the NHS 2018-22 phase introduces a more...