• 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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As the Covid-19 pandemic fractures international supply chains and exposes vulnerabilities in the health care systems of emerging markets, Indonesia is looking to strengthen its pharmaceuticals industry through reforms and overseas investments.

As Thailand begins to gradually ease coronavirus-related restrictions, the government is looking to cement the country’s position as an advanced medical hub in Asia.


Transforming the delivery of public health services forms a key plank of Vision 2030. For decades facilities owned and operated by the Ministry of Health (MoH) have formed the backbone of the country’s health care system. While the private sector’s share has increased in recent years – with the share of beds in private facilities reaching 25%...


Saudi Arabia’s health care sector is currently undergoing major restructuring in response to rising demand and costs, driven by population growth and an increased incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). At the same time, like the rest of the world, the Saudi health sector has had to contend with the threat posed by Covid-19 in the first...


In what ways can technology change the way medicines are consumed in the long term?

Chapter | Health & Life Sciences from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2020

The outlook for the health care sector remains positive despite Saudi Arabia facing a number of challenges in terms of increasing capacity to meet rising demand and a higher incidence of non-communicable diseases, as well as the more recent threat of Covid-19. The government’s efforts to restructure the public sector through decentralisation and digitalisation initiatives are increasing...

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