To enhance the development of strategic industries in Thailand’s different regions, the Thai authorities have launched a series of policies to attract target businesses. With clusters for several sectors and throughout the country, incentives have been planned to promote industries in areas that present specific advantages.
The transition of Vietnam to an emerging market economy goes along several changes in habits and income of its population. With increasing spending, modernization of medical practices, improvement of the healthcare system and the development of technologies, numerous opportunities arise in the Vietnamese healthcare sector.
With the opening of Myanmar’s economy, the healthcare sector has important difficulties to tackle to provide access to more and better services for a larger part of the population. In this transition, the country also presents very interesting opportunities for healthcare businesses and professionals.
The labor market of Southeast Asia is evolving towards more mobility for skilled professionals in the region. Even though some obstacles remain in the ASEAN job market integration, certain professions can already benefit from special arrangements in certain countries, waiting for better hopes to be realized.
With a high quality of medical services and affordable prices, Thailand has become a major hub for medical tourism in Asia. Thailand’s facilities, technologies, quality of medical services and expertise all factor in to attract healthcare services of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and medical food.
Healthcare spending is growing rapidly in Asia, giving rise to numerous opportunities for medical services providers, pharmaceutical companies, health insurers and other companies involved in healthcare. This report from the Economist Intelligence Unit analyses competition, challenges and opportunities for this sector in Asia.
The healthcare system of Singapore is widely recognized as one of the best in the world, while also being quite cheap. In this very clear video, Healthcare Triage presents the Singaporean healthcare system with its public and private dimensions, government regulations and policies, together with comparisons with other countries.
Here is a great white paper by the Economist Intelligence Unit that highlights the needs, challenges, best practices and opportunities to innovate in the healthcare industry in Asia. With perspectives from various actors, medical, paramedical and investor point of view, it is a must read for all those involved in healthcare in Asia.