Tunisia Health

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Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Tunisia 2018

Investing in Tunisia’s health and education sector has been a major priority for the government. In recent times, Tunisia has witnessed strong improvements in key health outcomes, thanks in part to the provision of health care coverage to the bulk of the population. Also, the private health care industry is growing rapidly, bolstered to some extent by a well-established medical tourism sector...

Tunisia is working to gradually improve its economic indicators by means of tough yet necessary structural reforms. Although significant strides have been made since 2011, the country continues to face acute macroeconomic imbalances, while coincident reforms have suffered from changing administrations in the years following the revolution, negatively affecting economic growth.

La récente hausse des prix des médicaments fabriqués en Tunisie constitue une difficulté supplémentaire pour le secteur pharmaceutique du pays ; le développement d’un système d’informations numérique vise toutefois à combattre l’importation illégale de médicaments et à garantir davantage d’efficacité pour le secteur.


How can higher education in Tunisia be brought in line with the needs of the labour market?


Health care has been a national priority for the Tunisian government since the country gained independence from France in 1956. A focus of continued investment, the health care sector has since seen the development of a nation-wide network of public hospitals and health centres, with the country quickly becoming a model in North Africa.


More than 30 years after Tunisia became one of the first countries in the region to establish a pharmaceuticals industry, the sector boasts nearly 40 production units for human medicine and six for animal medicine. According to a 2014 report by the World Bank, between 2000 and 2013 the industry grew at an average rate of 15%, significantly...

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