Tunisia Health Articles & Analysis

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.

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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 is the pharmaceutical industry impacted by trade agreements with partners such as the EU?

 

Since gaining independence in the 1950s, Tunisia has prioritised the development of its health care system and has introduced basic services to a large share of its population. Nevertheless, the system is currently in need of pressing reforms to improve the quality of its services, particularly in the public sector. To this end, a reform...

Since its independence in 1956 Tunisia’s education system has undergone a series of reforms. Under former President Habib Bourguiba, the first leader of the Tunisian Republic, the first reforms were introduced to make education free and universal. As a result, the literacy rate rose significantly over the subsequent decades: from 15.3% in 1956, to...

 

As the world’s nations and businesses become increasingly interconnected, so too does the flow of global migration. According to the OECD’s “International Migration Outlook 2018”, in 2017 some 258m people resided in a country other than the one they were born in and more than 5m foreign-born persons were permanently settled in OECD countries....

 

What steps can be taken to strengthen private higher education in Tunisia?