A growing and aging population, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, higher healthcare spending, and a rising number of high-income households region are the growth drivers for the healthcare sector in Mena, said an industry expert.
An aging population and associated chronic disease, innovative clinical advancements, and rising technology and labour costs could drive global healthcare costs to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020, up from $7 trillion in 2015, a report said.
Medical and public health experts from all over the world are currently attending a major workshop in Doha on serious viral diseases affecting the Middle East and North Africa, such as Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and Mers.
Prices of more than 1,000 medicines will be slashed by up to 60 per cent in Bahrain starting Thursday, as part of a GCC decision to unify cost of medication.
The list includes medicines used to treat diabetes, hypertension, gastro
Health centres in Bahrain including the Salmaniya Medical Complex will soon provide residents with 1,400 types of drugs to counter a range of diseases, said a top official.
At least 200 new medicines will also be available, Health
The world's major pharmaceutical companies joined forces with governments and leading global health organisations on Monday to donate drugs and scientific know-how to help control or wipe out 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020.
Bahrain's fifth specialised nutrition clinic is expected to open in the coming months to promote healthy lifestyles, said a top official.
However, the location is yet to be confirmed as the clinic could open its doors in either Manama or R
All pilgrims from Bahrain planning to travel to Makkah should take vaccinations at least 10 days before undertaking the journey, said a senior official.
In addition, patients needing medicines for chronic diseases must carry them
Chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes have reached global epidemic proportions and now cause more deaths than all other diseases combined, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday.
In its first worldwide re