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Dubai issues new guide to attract more private healthcare investors

Dubai Health Authority publishes new guide for investors as it seeks to increase private sector investment over the next few years

Dubai issues new guide to attract more private healthcare investors
The guide aims to provide investors and private sector health facilities with information on investment priorities and gaps.

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has published a new guide for investors as it seeks to increase private sector investment over the next few years.

The Dubai Health Investment Guide 2018-25 comes as Dubai leads the way for private sector participation in healthcare in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Private sector healthcare providers in Dubai have contributed to developing a strong health ecosystem, and account for over 79 percent of outpatient services, and over 74 percent of inpatient services. 

Increase in demand for quality health services due to Dubai’s rapid urban development, population growth and influx of medical tourists is one of biggest challenges facing the Dubai Health Authority.

Dr Ibtesam Al Bastaki, director, investments & PPPs, DHA, said: “We have developed the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2018-25 with an aim to provide investors and private sector providers with comprehensive information that will provide them with insights on investment opportunities and clarity on the investment process and upcoming reforms, supporting their investment decisions and thus helping us address health system gaps and priorities over the coming years.”

The guide aims to provide investors and private sector health facilities with information on investment priorities and gaps and to highlight the drivers that underpin investment and growth in the health sector in Dubai.

“To meet the growing developments and private sector investment in the Dubai healthcare, the DHA is developing its regulatory standards to ensure the delivery of high medical standards that exceed expectations, and to provide the Emirate with skilled and highly qualified health professionals,” added Dr Marwan Al Mulla, CEO, Health Regulations Sector, DHA.

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