• 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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The pharmaceutical market has expanded its geographical reach in recent decades, and this trend appears to be here to stay. In a survey of major pharmaceutical firms conducted by global consulting firm PwC’s Strategy team, more than half of respondents anticipated that over 30% of their global sales would originate in emerging markets by 2018...

 

How are regulation and licensing changing as the private sector becomes involved in health care?

 

Although major health indicators have improved in recent decades, a growing and ageing population, an elevated incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and rising care costs have weighed on Bahrain’s health sector in recent years.

Chapter | Health from The Report: Bahrain 2019

Although major health indicators have improved in recent decades, a growing and ageing population, an elevated incidence of non-communicable diseases and rising care costs have weighed on Bahrain’s health sector in recent years. The government is currently making major strides in addressing these challenges, however, most notably through the planned rollout of a national health insurance system,...

Despite its diversified economy, Bahrain has nonetheless faced pressures in recent years as a result of the 2014-15 drop in global oil prices. However, a multibillion-dollar aid package from other Gulf states and an accompanying fiscal adjustment plan, as well as growth following a partial oil price recovery and a major oil and gas discovery, offer hope for an economic turnaround in 2019.

How technologically mature is the country’s health sector, and what is being done to improve this?