• 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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Chapter | Health from The Report: Dubai 2018

With new hospitals under construction, existing facilities expanding, and ambitious plans to improve the quality of treatment available not only for residents but also the growing number of medical tourists, Dubai has a competitive health care sector. Included in its expansion is the introduction of the universal health insurance programme in 2017, providing a sustainable safety net for the...

Dubai saw steady GDP growth of 3.2% in 2017 and is expected to reach 3.5% in 2018, with an increased drive towards consolidating its position as a knowledge-based economy. The emirate is among the most diversified in the region, thanks to factors such as a highly attractive business environment that has brought in large amounts of foreign investment.

 

While the government has made education a key priority of its reform agenda, the potential for investment in private services is growing. According to the World Bank, in 2016 the youth unemployment rate reached 48% for those between the ages of 15 and 24. Indeed, as this number remains high, many Ghanaians with the means are turning to private...

 

With a growing urban middle class that is currently underserved by health care providers, there are substantial opportunities to offer a range of diverse services in Ghana. The government has made considerable strides in a number of important areas, including the expansion of primary care coverage, infrastructure investment and the combatting...

 

Many of Ghana’s education indicators are moving in the right direction. A young and growing population, expanding job opportunities in a dynamic economy, and funding and support from a range of sources are driving the expansion of the sector. The system is a mix of public and private provision, and the past decade has established a solid base...

 

In terms of investment, how attractive is Ghana’s health care sector?