The U.A.E. Healthcare Sector: An UpdateSeptember 7, 2016
The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council is proud to present an updated and expanded report on the U.A.E. Healthcare Sector. According to Business Council President Danny Sebright, this report aims to “further facilitate the involvement of U.S. companies in this sector and promote partnerships with U.A.E. entities and firms.”
The U.A.E.’s healthcare industry continues to expand as it has dramatically done over the past four decades. At the time of the U.A.E.’s founding in 1971, the country had just seven hospitals and 12 health centers. Today, it is home to over 70 public and private hospitals and 150 centers and clinics focused on primary care. A key goal for the government is to provide world-class healthcare across many service sectors throughout the U.A.E.
U.S. companies play an important role in this growth story. In 1960, U.S. missionaries built the U.A.E.’s first hospital, the Oasis Hospital in Al Ain, in a mud-block guesthouse donated by the late U.A.E. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Fifty years later, the Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic partnered with the U.A.E.’s Mubadala Healthcare to create the largest U.S.-run, U.S.-staffed hospital outside of the U.S. Prominent U.S. companies have also worked with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Dubai Health Authority, and numerous other public and private companies to provide best-in-class healthcare throughout the country.
Building on the Business Council’s previous report on the U.A.E. Healthcare Sector, this new report overviews the anticipated growth of the U.A.E. healthcare market, the challenges such growth poses for the U.A.E. government, and those steps the government is taking to meet these challenges. It subsequently delves deeper into different aspects of the U.A.E. healthcare system, from healthcare regulation and provision to insurance and pharmaceuticals. Finally, it gives a snapshot of both challenges and opportunities for businesses in the country’s healthcare market, and provides resources that businesses can utilize when entering this market.
Throughout, this report offers case studies of leading U.S. companies becoming involved in the U.A.E. healthcare system to the benefit of these companies’ bottom lines, their U.A.E. partners, and the health and wellness of the citizens and residents of the U.A.E. These case studies are testaments to what is possible in future collaborations in the sector.The U.A.E. Healthcare Sector: An Update Back to Resources