Healthtech soldiers on

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  • Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an acceleration in healthcare provider thinking about how they deliver services. Remote diagnostics and consultation are now a reality, requiring new innovative, and safe digital tools.

  • MENA’s health start-up ecosystem is in its infancy, but there are trends that present opportunities for investment beyond telemedicine and doctor-booking companies.

  • Increasing investment potential is emerging in AI (artificial intelligence), software healthtech (mobile apps and online platforms), and in advanced robotics.

Florence Eid-Oakden, Ph.D, Chief Economist

Charlene Rahall, Senior Analyst

Nancy Bou Dakka & Mehdi Chaoudri, Analysts


The Regional Views series are thematic papers aimed at identifying and analysing factors behind medium to long-term economic trends shaping the region. Our analysis draws conclusions that help businesses and investors get ahead of the curve. As a firm staffed by Middle Easterners, we focus on insight rather than standard analysis.

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