The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
The first Gulf Health Insurance Conference was held on 19th and 20th November 2018 in Bahrain. The two day event included a number of panel discussions on healthcare insurance reforms in the Middle East including the new compulsory health insurance law in Bahrain discussed here in our previous article in August 2018.
Below we set out our top ten tips for healthcare providers in the Gulf region, arising from the key topics discussed at the Conference in Bahrain.
The headline speakers included Lieutenant. General Dr. Shaikh Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health), former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom. The event focussed on a number of key regional healthcare issues including the importance of the exchange of expertise and specialist knowledge in relation to health insurance coverage from various countries across the globe.
As Ban Ki Moon stated at the Conference, “health coverage is a fundamental human right”. Achieving a universal health coverage objective requires strong strategic partnerships between the private and public sector and integrated health information systems to manage those health insurance schemes. Bahrain aims to follow the lead of the United Arab Emirates in implementing a successful mandatory health insurance scheme.
Our top ten tips for healthcare providers to successfully navigate the challenges faced across the Gulf region in the health insurance market are as follows:
The benefits of implementing national health insurance for Gulf countries are that it will help ensure an accessible system to improve public health and quality of life. The successful implementation will improve healthcare access and attract further investment in the region.
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