• Health

    OBG reviews the government and private health sectors highlighting opportunities for international medical providers to enter local markets. Overall spending, ratios of medical staff, facilities per capita and project spending plans are analysed. Health tourism also comes under scrutiny where relevant.
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Qatar is placing significant focus on preventative health care as part of its new five-year plan for the sector, with efforts to improve the general health of the population and reduce the cost of service provision set to offer increased opportunities for private sector investment.

 

In recent decades, pharmaceuticals production has expanded its geographical reach. This trend appears to be here to stay; in a 2015 survey of major pharmaceutical firms conducted by global consulting firm Strategy&, more than half of respondents anticipated that over 30% of their global sales would originate in emerging markets by 2018....

Interviews & Viewpoints | Taher Shams: Interview from The Report: Sharjah 2018

 

What opportunities does Sharjah offer for private sector health care providers?

 

These are times of rapid expansion in Sharjah’s health care sector, as the emirate seeks to meet the needs of both an expanding population and heightened demand for top-of-the-range medical services, changes that are highlighted by the opening of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, as well as the development of the new Sharjah Healthcare City (...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Sharjah 2018

Rapid expansion is under way in Sharjah’s health care sector, as the emirate looks to meet the needs of both an expanding population and heightened demand for high-end medical services – changes that are highlighted by the opening of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies, as well as the development of the new Sharjah Healthcare City. As a result, the sector’s value will rise from some $2bn in 2016...

Sharjah has long played an important economic and cultural role in the UAE, and boasts one of the most diversified economies by regional standards, with no individual sector accounting for more than 20% of GDP.