Despite an elaborate and extensive network of health infrastructure, the health care delivery system in Pakistan has failed to bring about improvement in health status especially of rural populations. The health system is characterized by inadequate expenditure, poor quality services and poor access to and utilization of services. Most of the surveys showed that utilization of Government health care services in Pakistan is low. The three most commonly cited reasons are, inaccessible facilities, lack of availability of medicines, and uncooperative staff. Only 33% of the rural population is in access of 5km. Additionally, Shortage of basic health care equipment at hospitals in Pakistan contributes significantly to neonatal deaths from preventable causes.
Hospital beds (per 10,000 population) 20
Density of physicians (per 10,000 population) 7.8
Density of nurses and midwives (per 10,000 population) 3.8
Access to healthcare
Affordability of Healthcare
Quality of healthcare
Use technology to increase access
Invest in building low-cost local manufacturing of health equipment and products
Institute quality of care frameworks
The global healthcare market is now estimated to be worth some $10tn and is growing at a faster rate than GDP in many countries. This market spans both the public and the private sectors. In some cases, like vaccine procurement, it operates mainly in the public sector, whereas in others, such as digital innovations, we are seeing an explosion of private sector entrepreneurship that is leapfrogging health system gaps in many countries.
Making markets work better for health—by reducing transaction costs, increasing market information, balancing buyer and supplier risks, and using innovative business models to reach underserved populations—will lead to better use of resources and continued improvements in health in both rich and poor countries.
What does the future hold? The challenge will be to find appropriate ways to adapt stewardship mechanisms for mixed health systems in which both public and private actors and resources are deployed to provide more health for more people. We will need to pay attention to transparency, equity, and accountability—for public and private sector actors alike.
Key trends shaping Health Tech
Data Exchange Platforms for Telemedicine
Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)-
Predictive and Data Analytics
Global Market Size
Water Treatment Systems Market Size Worth $44.01 Billion By 2025
The global water treatment systems market size is projected to be valued at USD 44.01 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., exhibiting a 7.1% CAGR during the forecast period. Rising water pollution, along with growing awareness of a healthy lifestyle, is predicted to boost the market.
Increasing awareness regarding the importance of clean water and subsequently growing adoption of purifier systems is expected to boost the global market by 2025. Government regulations to safeguard supply of potable water are predicted to further enhance market growth over the forecast period.
Soaring demand for potable water and increasing investments to manufacture efficient water treatment units are also predicted to encourage market growth over the coming years. In addition, significant reduction in production costs and easy availability of these units will spur the market. Developing countries have been offering financial benefits to encourage the adoption of water treatment units.
The residential segment, which includes small and large homes, residential properties, and households, was worth USD 6.83 billion in 2016. The non-residential segment is expected to exhibit the fastest CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period. This segment includes industrial units, commercial establishments, educational institutions, and healthcare, transport, and recreational facilities.
In terms of technology, distillation methods amounted to USD 3.60 billion in 2016 and the segment is predicted to witness robust growth over the forecast period. Enhanced capacity, affordable pricing, and higher efficiency are predicted to encourage the segment’s growth by 2025. In 2016, filtration methods accounted for 17.7% of the global water treatment systems market. High adoption of the technology, coupled with lower manufacturing costs compared to other prevailing technologies, is projected to segment growth.
Reverse Osmosis systems