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  • Posted by Helen Ansell
  • August 18, 2020
  • Articles

The Middle East: Trailblazers of digital health?

The Middle East: Trailblazers of digital health?

With rising pressures on healthcare systems, and a keen appetite for new technology, countries in the Middle East (ME) could leapfrog legacy restraints in more developed healthcare systems to emerge as digitalhealth pioneers.

The raw materials are already in place. They include strong encouragement from some national governments, widespread familiarity with mobile and wearable devices, and readiness to embrace both advanced technologies and healthcare delivery in non-traditional settings.

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  • Posted by Paul Reed
  • February 14, 2020
  • Articles

Exploring Saudi Arabia

Exploring Saudi Arabia

Is it the right climate for nutritional health products?

As a country with a ferociously hot climate, Saudi Arabia relies heavily on imports to maintain its food supplies. The country also faces a looming demographic imbalance, in which a top-heavy population can rely less and less on the resources and tax revenues of the young. Saudi now has to cope with a rapidly accumulating burden of disease related to population aging, westernised diets and more sedentary lifestyles. Sharp increases in cardiovascular disease, cancer, arthritis and other age-associated conditions, as well as surging levels of obesity and diabetes all give cause for alarm. Around 57% of men and 61% of women in Saudi are considered overweight or obese and around 3.8 million adults in the region are living with diabetes.

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  • Posted by Sarah Rowland
  • March 20, 2017
  • Blogs

Healthcare Market Research in the Gulf: 3 lessons I’ve learned

Healthcare Market Research in the Gulf: 3 lessons I’ve learned

A few key considerations for conducting healthcare market research in the Gulf

Something I recently discovered whilst working on an emerging markets project is that conducting healthcare market research in the Gulf is very different to conducting research in western countries. Whilst the Gulf region is not one single, homogenous market, there are three general truths I learned which I’d like to share

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