The healthcare industry in the Middle East: Challenges and opportunities

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The healthcare industry in the Middle East has experienced significant growth and transformation over the past few decades. With an increasing population and evolving healthcare needs, the region faces unique challenges in providing accessible, affordable, and high-quality healthcare services.

As we present some of the leading figures in the sector in this special issue of Arabian Business, we explore the current state of the healthcare industry in the Middle East, the challenges it encounters, and the opportunities for improvement.

Healthcare landscape in the Middle East

The Middle East is a diverse region comprising countries with varying economic development, healthcare systems, and healthcare infrastructure. Countries like the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait have made substantial investments in their healthcare sectors, leading to advancements in medical technology, facilities, and expertise. On the other hand, some other nations struggle with inadequate resources, insufficient funding, and disparities in healthcare access.