Sub-Saharan Africa

1,157,961

HOSPITAL BEDS

68,317

PHYSICIANS

SOUTH AFRICA

Over 200 private hospitals.  Public healthcare lacks resources. Government plans for National Health Insurance scheme.

  • Life expectancy: Male: 56; Female: 62
  • Healthcare expenditure as % of GDP:  8.8%
  • Per capita expenditure on health:  US$ 644.60

Middle East and North Africa

2,548,519

HOSPITAL BEDS

1,524,008

PHYSICIANS

KUWAIT

Ministry of Health is following a health reform agenda and is reducing outbound medical tourism numbers by 50%.

  • Life expectancy: Male: 78; Female: 79
  • Healthcare expenditure as % of GDP:  2.5%
  • Per capita expenditure on health:  US$ 1,428.10

Asia-Pacific

8,632,536

HOSPITAL BEDS

4,170,137

PHYSICIANS

SOUTH KOREA

The standard of healthcare in public and private hospitals is good, but patchy in rural areas. Social health insurance is compulsory for the whole population.

  • Life expectancy: Male: 77.9; Female: 84.6
  • Healthcare expenditure as % of GDP:  7.5%
  • Per capita expenditure on health:  US$ 1,702.60

Eurasia

1,893,910

HOSPITAL BEDS

989,440

PHYSICIANS

AZERBAIJAN

Tourism Association and Wellness & Thermal Tourism Association working together to promote thermal tourism in Azerbaijan.

  • Life expectancy: Male: 69; Female: 75
  • Healthcare expenditure as % of GDP:  5.4%
  • Per capita expenditure on health:  US$ 398.20

Europe

3,426,648

HOSPITAL BEDS

1,960,320

PHYSICIANS

PORTUGAL

Health Cluster Portugal formed to promote Portuguese medical tourism. Agency promotes medical tourism to North America.

  • Life expectancy: Male: 77.3; Female: 83.6
  • Healthcare expenditure as % of GDP:  9.5%
  • Per capita expenditure on health:  US$ 1,904.80

Americas

2,226,391

HOSPITAL BEDS

1,966,455

PHYSICIANS

COLUMBIA

Poor state of public healthcare means private hospitals and clinics are thriving. Health insurance  compulsory for 40% of Colombians.

  • Life expectancy: Male: 76; Female: 83
  • Healthcare expenditure as % of GDP:  6.8%
  • Per capita expenditure on health:  US$ 529.80
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