Author Archives: Jad Bitar

Wellness is the way forward for the GCC

Wellness is the way forward for the GCC

Reading Time: 5 minutes The delivery of healthcare is undergoing significant changes owing to medical and technological advances. These trends are particularly promising for the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, which are grappling with rising healthcare costs and an epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses. Healthcare policymakers in the GCC who understand these

Make healthcare profits work for the public good

Reading Time: 5 minutes The region’s healthcare sector currently faces several pressing priorities, including rising rates of lifestyle ailments such as diabetes and heart disease, a growing population and problems of accessibility and quality of care. In addition, the predominant financial model, in which the state assumes most of the financial burden of care, is unsustainable. Both factors have

Executive Insight – Making smart investments in healthcare

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Middle East is in the midst of a social transformation, with people aspiring to better lives, including better health. Governments are trying to meet this need at a time when their populations are growing rapidly and developing new, lifestyle-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. At the same time, new and expensive medicines