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 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.
Egypt ranks low in terms of spending per capita for medical equipment and devices and this has been the case for many years. The unrest swiping the country since 2011, has led to further underfunding which has affected different areas of healthcare, including: infrastructure, staff salaries, availability and quality of care.