Research and Markets: Overview of the Healthcare Industry in Angola - Healthcare Sector a Priority as Angola Kick-starts I

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Frost & Sullivan's new report "Overview of the Healthcare Industry in Angola" to their offering.

The aim of this research service is to present a strategic analysis of the healthcare industry in Angola, including a detailed overview of the structure of the healthcare industry, as well as healthcare funding, expenditure, regulation and the distribution and procurement of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. The healthcare industry covers a broad spectrum of segments. However, for the purposes of this research service, the focus is on the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. The healthcare overview of Angola highlights key statistics, developments, investments and other external variables that will assist healthcare companies, manufacturers and suppliers in either market entry and/or expansion.

This research service titled Overview of the Healthcare Industry in Angola provides a detailed overview of the healthcare industry in the country, focusing on its structure, expenditure, funding, medical insurance environment, regulatory and legislative frameworks and the procurement and distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

Market Overview

Healthcare Sector a Priority as Angola Kick-starts Infrastructural Development

Angola has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The last few years of economic success was marred by the recent economic downturn, compelling the Angolan Government to review its investments and prioritise the redevelopment and rehabilitation of the country's infrastructure. Major social reform involving the education and healthcare sectors is currently underway and about $33 billion has been allocated for social programmes, including healthcare, in the Angolan spend plan for 2009-2010.

The Angolan Government has allocated one third of its 2009/2010 spend plan to health and education plans, notes the analyst of this research. In April 2010, the Municipal Health Service Strengthening Project was launched with a $72.8 million budget. The Governments recognition of the need to develop the country's socio-economic conditions will drive growth considerably in the healthcare industry. The prevalence and increasing burden of disease, coupled with poor healthcare indicators, will contribute to long-term growth in the healthcare industry in Angola. Training health workers has been part of a massive revitalisation of Angola's health system. More than 200 students have been sent to Cuba, a long-time Angolan partner, to study medicine. The government has built five universities and 45 specialised training schools to increase the number of health workers in the country. As a short-term measure, the government has also brought doctors from Cuba to work in clinics in both urban and rural areas.

Revival of Primary Healthcare Programme to Target Effective Delivery of Healthcare Services

A key challenge to the healthcare industry is the limited access to healthcare services. Angola's badly damaged infrastructure makes access to healthcare services and medicines very difficult for the population, explains the analyst. Only 30.0 per cent of the population has access to essential medicines.

Promisingly, the Angolan Government and foreign investors are channelling funds and resources into the rehabilitation and restructuring of the country's infrastructure. By doing this Angola, has created opportunities in many industries including healthcare. As new hospitals and clinics are being built and equipped, access to healthcare services has increased, especially in the rural areas. The Ministry of Health plans to revive its primary health care programme, concludes the analyst. This strategy represents the best way to deliver effective and comprehensive assistance to the population.

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Aim and Objectives

3. Research Scope and Definitions

4. Acronyms and Abbreviations

4.1 Country Overview

4.2 Developments in Angola

4.3 Challenges to Do Business

4.4 SWOT Analysis

5. Healthcare Industry Overview

5.1 Healthcare Funding

5.2 Regulatory and Legislative Framework

5.3 Procurement and Distribution

5.4 SWOT Analysis

6. Pharmaceutical Industry Introduction

6.1 Market Engineering Measurements

6.2 Market Drivers

6.3 Market Restraints

6.4 Revenue Forecasts

6.5 Pharmaceutical Distributor Profiles

6.6 SWOT Analysis

7. Medical Devices Industry Introduction

7.1 Market Engineering Measurements

7.2 Market Drivers

7.3 Market Restraints

7.4 Revenue Forecasts

7.5 Medical Device Distributor Profiles

7.6 SWOT Analysis

8. Conclusions

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KEYWORDS:   Angola  Africa

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals  Medical Devices  Pharmaceutical  Professional Services  Insurance  Other Professional Services