IRAN Healthcare Sector


Iran’s constitution guarantees access to healthcare to its citizens, So a broad national insurance structure covers about 90 percent of the population. Iran’s 49 medical universities are providing high-quality training for doctors. In 2018, Iran had nearly 15,000 medical teaching staff and almost 250,000 medical students, two-thirds of whom are female.
The Iranian healthcare industry is well developed with an estimated size of $22.3 billion (2015, BMI) and healthcare expenditure representing 6.9% of GDP compared to 5.4% in Turkey, 4.7% in Saudi Arabia, and 3.6% in the United Arab Emirates. The Iranian market has significant growth potential with BMI forecasting growth to $31.2 billion by 2020 and corresponding to a CAGR of c.+7% in terms of the US dollar (BMI report, 2017).



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