Cyprus - Country Commercial Guide
Health

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2022-08-09

Overview

Republic of Cyprus:

The ROC implemented its National Health System (NHS - Greek acronym GESY) on June 1, 2020, offering both outpatient and inpatient care services.  GESY is managed by the Health Insurance Organization (HIO), the single purchaser of services from both the public and private healthcare sectors.  GESY lowered the out-of-pocket payments, the long waiting lists, the access inequalities, and the overall inefficiency which existed in the previous system.   The ROC does not have a domestic medical equipment manufacturing industry, and about 75 percent of all medical equipment is imported, mainly from EU countries.  It does, however, have a large manufacturing industry for generic pharmaceuticals.  

Area Administered by Turkish Cypriots:

Turkish Cypriot health “authorities” attempt to harmonize health “legislation” with EU standards.  They follow World Health Organization international health regulations and have worked with counterparts in the ROC to address global issues such as Ebola and COVID-19. Turkish Cypriots received significant medical supplies and vaccines from Turkey during the COVID19 pandemic. Turkish Cypriots also received vaccines and medical equipment from the Republic of Cyprus, acquired by the ROC through the EU’s centralized purchasing program.

Leading Sub-Sectors and Opportunities

National Health Insurance Scheme Related Tenders:

As part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan for 2021-2026, Cyprus aims to invest and modernize major elements of the healthcare system, including the health information system and the upgrading of all hospitals, both public and private. For other health-related tenders and projects, you may visit eProcurement.

Area Administered by Turkish Cypriots:

Medical devices, medical disposables, and medical equipment are developing markets in the area administered by Turkish Cypriots.

Resources

Republic of Cyprus

Ministry of Health

Health Insurance Organization 

Purchasing and Supply Directorate

E-Procurement

Cyprus Medical Devices Competent Authority (Note: Website is only available in the Greek language)