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Investing in GCC healthcare

The recent report by Arab Health Exhibition and Congress identifies the key drivers for the long term development of the region's healthcare sector  As  a  consequence  of  falling  oil  prices, diversification of the economy has remained a priority  for  governments  across  the  Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in recent years. Throughout troubled  economic  times  as  well  as  during  fiscal stability, spending on healthcare has continued to grow. The private sector has increasingly been considered as a key  partner  in  the  long-term  development  of  the healthcare industry, particularly…

A ‘Game Changer’ India’s National Health Protection Scheme

'Ayushman Bharat', the biggest health financing scheme in the world, aims to create a network of health and wellness infrastructure across the nation in delivering comprehensive primary healthcare. India's constitution guarantees free healthcare for all its citizens, but in practice the private healthcare sector is responsible for the majority of healthcare in India, and most healthcare expenses are paid out of pocket by patients and their families, rather than through insurance. All government hospitals are to provide healthcare free of…

Turkish Cargo braces for more pharma hauls with Istanbul New Airport’s opening.

The company also as climate-controlled storage units constantly monitored for temperature and humidity levels using an online tracking system. At its hub at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkish Cargo has 9 cold rooms of +2°/C +8° C, 9 cool rooms of +15°C/ +25°C, 7 cold rooms of 0°C/+4°C and 4 rooms for freezers -15°C/- 20°C. Carrying pharmaceutical products proved to be Cone of the biggest earners for Turkish Cargo and one of its most rewarding tasks with its high impact on…

Global pharma companies eye MENA market

With market value expected to hit $50 billion by 2025, the region is one of the most lucrative markets for global players Be it the expanding population, unmet medical needs, growing middle class population, longer life expectancy, lower mortality rates or rising income levels, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has everything that a pharmaceutical company would want. With the rise in the global demand for quality and affordable medicine and supplies, the future of pharma companies establishing…

Patient Safety Solutions to prevent up to 70pc of adverse events

Medication safety, antibiotic resistance, diagnostic errors, pressure ulcers, and sepsis, among others, will drive healthcare's avoidable cost burden of $383.7 billion by 2022, finds Frost& Sullivan Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Patient Safety in Healthcare, Forecast to 2022, assesses the 30 most pressing safety adverse events affecting patients, caregivers, and healthcare organizations across the globe. Cumulatively, these adverse episodes affected an estimated 91.8 million patient admissions across the US and Western Europe resulting in around 1.95 million deaths at an…