Why don’t you evaluate the Healthcare in the Middle East?

Basically, because today the services provided in this area are unsatisfactory.  In addition, the demand for more Democracy in the Middle East is increasing and the population is asking for a higher level in the quality of life.

The Healthcare area is certainly one of those that is expanding more: by 2030 Saudi Arabia has planned to open more than 100 new hospitals, Kuwait launched 6 tenders for new or extended hospital and other 7 are expected in the next few years. In the UAE all companies that employ people will be obliged to pay for them a health insurance (starting from the big companies to arrive in the 2016 to the families that employ a servant). This new law will influence the realization of new hospitals and clinics in the UAE, above all if you take into account that now the healthcare service is covered by private institutions for about 70%. The public authorities has announced that this ratio needs to be reduced to 50% and as a consequence, in the next years, the UAE Ministry of Health will become a big buyer. Finally it is well known that Qatar wants to become an excellent reference point for healthcare and the next 2022 FIFA World Cup will force the Authorities to offer high level of healthcare services for the fans and local residents.

Pharmacies are an interesting area as well: today the ratio pharmacies/number of patients is at a lower level compared to Europe; as a consequence, new pharmacies are expected to meet the needs of the increasing population.

The population in the Middle East is basically sedentary;  therefore, the consumption of dietetic products in general or food integrator, low fat or low sugar products, is greatly increasing.

What we have mentioned above are only a few opportunities for the Italian companies to supply services and product of high excellence and good reputation.