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Over the last few years a new phenomenon potentially worth more than $390 billion USD by 2020 has begun to transform the traditional pharmaceutical marketplace with the development of a new form of “designer drug” class called biosimilars.
Over the past several decades, cancer has rapidly caught up to heart disease as the leading cause of death globally. About 8 million people around the world die of cancer each year – one patient every four seconds. At any given time, several times that many patients are ill with cancer and require care.
Dubai’s 3D Printing Strategy, implemented in early 2016 as part of a directive given by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, introduced a multi-tiered plan to make the United Arab Emirates a global leader in 3D printing.
With Dubai generating over AED1.4 billion from the medical tourism sector with around 326,649 tourists visiting the emirate last year, the cosmetic surgery sector in the United Arab Emirates is expected to continue to benefit from these impressive numbers. And with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) reporting that, in 2015, Dubai had the highest ratio of plastic surgeons per capita in the world with 50 doctors for a million people, the scope for the industry is expected to continue on an upwards trajectory.
As the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) gains traction in the UAE, healthcare operators must recognise the need for high-level security for patient data records and connected devices. Nader Henein, BlackBerry’s Regional Director for Advanced Cyber Resilience, explores this.
The healthcare industry is rapidly evolving. Technologies that a few years ago seemed a figurative idea of the future, are now being utilised to improve patient well-being, reduce pain and even save lives. Innovation in the context of paediatric surgery is leading to more precise and less invasive interventions for children, and today, healthcare professionals can leverage innovative technologies to treat complex cases to address the needs of children suffering from disease or disabilities.
As the Saudi German Hospital Dubai celebrates it’s 5th year of operation in 2017, the hospital group is forging ahead on a path of expansion over the coming years in the lead up to the Expo 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The woman at the helm of the company since 2012, Chief Executive Officer Dr Reem Osman is in charge of steering the group into a new era of healthcare delivery and, no doubt, into improving the lives of thousands of more patients across the UAE and the Gulf region.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Kuwait is considered a high-income country with one of the most advanced healthcare infrastructures in the region. However, with projected future healthcare requirements expect to grow significantly in the face of a rapidly growing population (estimated to have reached be 4.2 million in January 2017 – a growth of almost 5% Y.O.Y).
The GCC region is seeing a rise in investor interest and participation by international healthcare providers to set up health facilities or partner with public or existing private sector providers to deliver healthcare services to the population. While much of the investment in the past decade has been focused on building hospitals and primary care centers to address the growing healthcare needs of a rising population, there is a growing acceptance among healthcare regulators.