• 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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Côte d’Ivoire is an economic powerhouse in West Africa, posting average growth of 8% between 2011 and 2018. However, the rate of GDP growth in real terms fell to 6.7% in 2019 and is expected to contract to 2.7% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shutdowns. Looking to the future, the IMF expects growth to rebound to 8.7% in 2021, highlighting the country’s economic resilience. 

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...

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