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Oman boasts a universal health care system, which offers free primary health care to Omanis and subsidised care to foreign residents. Over the past four decades greater access to medical facilities and doctors has greatly improved the lifespan of Omani citizens, who have seen their life expectancies increase from 49.3 years in 1970 to roughly 76 years in 2016. However, the cost of the public health care sector in Oman is increasing steadily, and future public investment will need to continue rising in order to meet this demand. This could prove challenging in the years to come, and may see the private sector take on an increasingly prominent role in supplying medical treatment and care.