Middle East & Africa Antifungal Drugs Market Research Report – Segmented By Drug Type, Therapeutic Indications, Application & Country (KSA, UAE, Israel, rest of GCC countries, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, Sudan, rest of MEA) - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends & Growth Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Published: January, 2024
ID: 217
Pages: 145

MEA Antifungal Drugs Market Size (2023 to 2028)

As per the report published, the size of the Antifungal Drugs Market in the Middle East and Africa was worth USD 1.11 billion in 2023 and estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 3.462%, to reach USD 1.34 billion by 2028. The market is expected to grow enormously with the growing global population in the next few years.

Changes in environmental conditions and the spread of infectious diseases from person to person. The rising number of fungal infectious diseases such as Dermatophytosis and Aspergillosis are propelling the Middle East and Africa anti-fungal drugs market forward.  One of the other significant factors accelerating the market's growth is an aging population with weakening immune systems, where fungal infections are far more common than usual. In addition, adopting cutting-edge technologies in the production of medicines and delivering effective treatment techniques for various infectious diseases around the world will aid the market's growth.  Increased investment in research and development institutes is also projected to expand. Infections caused by fungi are considered a significant public health concern throughout the MEA.

Due to the significant frequency of fungal illnesses and the issues connected with their treatment, players are investing in R&D efforts. As a result, new antifungal drugs are being created to enhance outcomes suitable for the market.

Furthermore, during the forecast period, the Middle East and Africa Action Fund for Fungal Diseases, founded in 2019 and focused on public health advocacy for patients with fungal diseases, is predicted to drive the market.

Long-term use of these medicines has resulted in a rise in side effects, making market expansion difficult. Variations in the rate of pharmaceutical manufacturers are also slowing demand for antifungal drugs. The government's stringent standards and processes for authorizing new medications further reduce market demand. In addition, increased cancer rates, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, and other immune-system-weakening factors are driving the market growth. The government's key restraining factors in curing these fungal infectious diseases are budget and expense regulations.

This research report on the Middle East and Africa antifungal drugs market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories:

By Drug Type: 

  • Echinocandins
  • Azoles
  • Polyenes
  • Allylamines
  • Others

By Therapeutic Indications: 

  • Aspergillosis
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Candidiasis
  • Others

By Application: 

  • Powders
  • Ointments
  • Drugs
  • Pastes

By Country: 

  • KSA
  • UAE
  • Israel
  • rest of GCC countries
  • South Africa
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Egypt
  • Sudan
  • rest of MEA

Geographically, the Middle East commands a significant share in the region, and Africa is the fastest-growing region. Growing awareness of antifungal drugs is the primary driver of the market in the region.


Alternaria, Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, Merck & Co., Aspergillus, Kramer Laboratories, Bayer Healthcare, Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Glaxosmithkline Gilead, and Abbott Laboratories are playing a significant role in the MEA antifungal drugs market.

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