The health care market in Kuwait is set to receive a fiscal boost over the next five years, as rising public investment and private demand keep growth at double-digit levels. Health care provision and facilities are already expanding at a faster rate than most Gulf countries, reflecting Kuwait’s affluence and the government’s determination to prioritise the sector as part of the Kuwait Development Plan 2015-20. The coming years are likely to see growing opportunities for private and foreign investors as the authorities look to ensure that provision keeps pace with demand. Developing specialist care for chronic conditions, and better preventive care, are priorities, while securing universal coverage for the large expatriate workforce is a long-term goal.
This chapter contains an interview with Dr Qais Saleh Al Duwairi, Director-General, Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI).