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Partnership Insight Series: USDOC Healthcare Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia & Kuwait

Healthcare Technology and Health Services

The Bilateral Chamber was proud to support the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC)’s healthcare-focused trade mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

Date: April 23-28, 2016

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Mission Description: 

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) organized a Healthcare Technology & Health Services Trade Mission to the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait City, Kuwait. This mission was designed to position U.S. academic medical centers and healthcare systems with expertise in:

  • Education and training services for physicians, nurses and technical staff, and
  • Hospital management and operations to enter or expand their presence in these two countries and to pursue business opportunities in these sectors.

Mission Program: 

The mission was timed to take place during the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum, an exclusive event dedicated to building new relationships, fostering existing partnerships, and exchanging best practices between the United States and the Middle East. Mission participants will have opportunities to:

  • Learn first-hand about the healthcare markets and business opportunities in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,
  • Access and network with government decision makers and key private-sector industry contacts, especially potential partners, to foster long-term partnerships, and
  • Participate in the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum as speakers and/or as attendees at conference seminars.

Why Saudi Arabia and Kuwait?

Rising morbidity rates among young yet fast-growing populations are driving the need for better healthcare services that the current number of qualified healthcare professionals is unable to meet. The governments of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are implementing policies to address their chronic healthcare workforce shortages. U.S. academic medical centers and healthcare systems are well suited to deliver the education and training resources needed in these markets.