UAE - Healthcare

4Q2017

UAE - Healthcare

This quarter, TBY Intelligence looks at:
- Government health policy in the Year of Zayed
- The biggest players in health-tech
- The latest in pharma legislation


WHAT’S INSIDE

SECTOR REVIEW

This quarter TBY Intelligence examines progress on the past year's directives, starting with the introduction of mandatory healthcare insurance in Dubai before moving onto efforts to train more Emirati healthcare professionals, and a growing trend of fortifying pediatric departments across the UAE. We examine the prospect of increasing the healthcare budget, as well as the growing ambitions of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority.

TBY ANALYTICS

Interviewees this quarter came from a variety of backgrounds and professionals before taking up their roles in the UAE's healthcare industry. During their interviews, they made it clear that a number of challenges remain in the sector that should not be underestimated by healthcare providers. They noted a lacking awareness about illnesses such as diabetes among the population, but also a lacking awareness about new VAT requirements among healthcare providers.

PEOPLE TO WATCH

One consequence of the healthcare insurance act is the investment in research and development. This quarter, TBY Intelligence highlights three companies that are set to see an uptick in activity as the Emirates recognize the importance of having home grown R&D healthcare specialists. These three companies have the potential to satisfy demand for healthcare across the seven Emirates, as well as further afield.

COMPANIES TO WATCH

This quarter, TBY Intelligence is looking at three newcomers to the market, why they decided to enter the UAE healthcare market, and what these moves mean for the company and the local healthcare sector more generally. As well as bringing their expertise, these three companies will be providing jobs, and hopefully long-term employment opportunities if these ventures prove able to differentiate their offering from that already in the market.

MARKET PROFILE

This quarter provides an extensive list of companies operating in the UAE's healthcare sector. The list includes details about the company and provides subscribers with a brief biography of the businesses' leaders.

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