New DHA guide for private sector health investors

The 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 79% of outpatient services, and 74% 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.

The guide provides investors and private sector healthcare providers with information on investment opportunities and clarity on the investment process and upcoming reforms, plus health system gaps and priorities over the coming years.

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.