Health Services and Health Promotion Pillars Highlight Investment Opportunities and Challenges
Health Services and Health Promotion Pillars Highlight Investment Opportunities and Challenges21/12/2022
The pillar of health services is one of the four pillars in the Investment Lab in Health Sector that involves all the diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitation services provided by the public and private health institutions.
This pillar, in which several public health authorities and sectors in addition to number of institutional investors participate, aspires to discussing number of investment opportunities in health services sector, solving difficulties and challenges, and facilitating investment procedures.
The health services pillar concerns with realizing the strategic direction of investment in health sector oriented projects such as therapeutic, diagnostic, rehabilitation, and supportive services. It further addresses the comprehensive enablers for achieving fundamental projects as activating the Health Institutions Accreditation System and streamlining procedures for investors.
The Health promotion pillar aims at finding investment opportunities for promoting health and boosting the sector contribution in the gross domestic product (GDP). The concept of the pillar aligns with Oman Vision 2040 in the two priorities; health and economic diversification.
The importance of health promotion pillar lies in attracting investment opportunities that enable individuals to have products and services to leading healthy lifestyles thus reducing risk and morbidity factors and lowering dependence on health institutions for treatment. Consequently, this reduces burden on the health system and enable it to concentrate on chronic illnesses and improving the quality of health services.
The pillar seeks to integrate the concept of health promotion into the strategic directions of all sectors concerned with health ( governmental, private and societal) within the framework of sustainable development 2030, along with creating an environment that enables individuals to enjoy good health through social, legislative and technical measures, and improving the social determinants of health, as well enabling the participation of society, civil society institutions and the private sector, and raising the volume of investments in the health promotion sector.
The investment in health sector lab, organized by the Ministry of Health (MOH), with the support of Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit and Oman National Investment Program (Nazdaher), commenced on December 4 and continues until 29th at the Sheraton.