With over 391m inhabitants in 2019, West Africa is home to nearly 37% of the sub-Saharan population, but with the exception of South Africa, the subregion relies almost entirely on imports to meet its medical device needs, and local production remains relatively low.
Front and centre in the fight against Covid-19, the Mexican health care sector embraced digitalisation and adopted new strategies to redesign service offerings.
As the global Covid-19 vaccine rollout continues, Latin American governments have seen their own vaccination strategies meet with varying levels of success.
At the beginning of 2020, the Algerian Government announced the creation of the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry, headed by Lotfi Benbahmed. The objective behind the creation of this Ministry was to promote the local production of pharmaceutical products, in view of bringing Algeria at the forefront of production and positioning itself as a regional hub in the sector.
As the world continues its economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, governments and companies alike are looking at ways to grow vaccine acceptance.
Prior to the outbreak of coronavirus, medical tourism was a significant growth industry in many emerging economies. While the pandemic represented a major setback for the segment, there are signs that it may be recovering in several markets.