At BIO's Partnering for Global Healthcare Forum - panel representatives from the emerging markets of Brazil, India, Argentina and Sout Africa addressed trends in healthcare.
They noted that goverment's in these regions all had a goal of getting more people into the healthcare system and providing "healthcare for all". Targeted goverment investment is up in healthcare in areas like diangostics and biosimilars.
Aging populations and an evolving middle class are among demographic features driving some of this. Speakers from Argentia and South Amercia also talked about their countries as serving as potential regional gateways to other countries/markets in their regions. There is also an expectation that healthcare will shift from a focus of treating acute illness to one focused on chronic care and prevention - as ailments like diabetes, hypertension and cancer grow in developing nations.
Posted by Bruce Lehr June 29th 2011.