Egypt’s healthcare market is one of the largest in the Middle East and North Africa. In theory, Egypt offers a universal healthcare system. In practice, half of the population has limited access to health because of high patient contributions, non-availability of adequate medical services and lack of quality.
The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress is a 4 day event being held from the 25th of January to the 28th of January 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest healthcare exhibition and medical congress in the Middle East, and the second largest in the world.
The global medical device markets will reach approx. $380 bln in the year to come and the Middle East will contribute a mere $ 3.5 bln, e.g. less than 1 % to that total. Even in the “newly applied” definition of Middle East, including North Africa (MENA) but excluding Turkey in the west and Pakistan […]
Blog contribution by Emad Elmasr. The Middle East (ME) is often associated with many stereotypes and myths. The majority of European and American medical device companies entering the Middle East market are smart and well intentioned. However, they seem to make the same mistakes time after time.
The South African government has given healthcare reform a key position in current developments, in an attempt to improve access to healthcare and to enhance the quality of healthcare services. In order to accomplish this, they have created a new National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), fueled by general taxes and a type of health insurance […]
Health care indicators in the GCC region are relatively good and have come a long way since only a few years back. Some of the most notable changes have been the decreased infectious disease rates and significant reductions in prenatal and maternal mortality.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and many of its neighboring countries in the Arab world (e.g. the UAE), are experiencing an exciting era in their development where the political terrain is becoming more fortified, modern and open to international collaboration.
The healthcare system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (as it is officially known) is one of the main sectors of focus in the government’s plan to further expand and diversify the country’s economy. As such, it represents a large and expanding market with a yearly budget allocation that is continuously increasing and has more […]
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) made up of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, has displayed steady healthcare market growth during the last few years and presents a wide array of opportunities for industry players. Healthcare market growth has been driven by factors such as an aging population, urbanization, increases […]
Factors like rapid population growth, an expanding middle class, increased life expectancy rates and a government focus on the expansion of healthcare (i.e. turning the country into a medical tourism hub for the Middle East) all contribute to the promising healthcare market landscape in the UAE.