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“Harnessing the power of digital technologies is essential for achieving universal health coverage. Ultimately, digital technologies are not ends in themselves; they are vital tools to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.”
WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
“Medical tourism is when consumers elect to travel across international borders with the intention of receiving some form of medical treatment. This treatment may span the full range of medical services, but most commonly includes dental care, cosmetic surgery, elective surgery, and fertility treatment.” (OECD, 2010)
According to Fitch Solutions, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's US$182.9 billion healthcare market is forecast to expand to US$261.1 billion with a 13.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) at constant exchange rates through to 2023. The US$30.5 billion North Africa region will post an 8.7% CAGR through to 2023.