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Pediatric Healthcare Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023-2028)

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  • 127 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 4987033
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The pediatric healthcare market is anticipated to register a CAGR of 6.35% during the forecast period.

COVID-19 had significantly impacted the pediatric healthcare market due to the decline in pediatric services during the pandemic. For instance, according to the BMC study published in March 2021, the pandemic and public health restrictions have harmed children's health and mental well-being, which has been exacerbated by the difficulties in obtaining primary and community care. The impact on children with disabilities and chronic health conditions was greater and prompted child protection concerns for vulnerable children. Such studies highlighted the adverse impact of the outbreak on pediatric healthcare in the initial phase of the pandemic, thereby impeding the market growth. However, with the surge in vaccination programs globally and the resumption of pediatric care services and facilities, the market returned to its pre-pandemic levels of growth.

The major factors attributed to the growth of the pediatric healthcare market are a growing burden of diseases, viral infections, and malnutrition cases every year. For instance, according to Observer Research Foundation data published in December 2021, India has nearly 200 million undernourished people. Infectious disorders such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria, as well as premature birth and intrapartum complications, continue to be the primary causes of death among children under the age of five around the world. Such a high burden of deaths creates the need for early proper preventive measures which is expected to drive the growth of the market.

Furthermore, favorable government support such as funding activities, combined with increased technological advancements, fuels the pediatric healthcare market. For instance, in October 2022, French government launched 'immediate action plan' along with EUR 150 million (USD 155.4 million) funding for pediatrics. Also, in June 2021, the Finance Ministry in India invested over Rs. 23,220 crore (USD 285.6 million) funding for setting up pediatric facilities in hospitals. Hence, such initiatives are likely to support market growth over the forecast period.

However, the small size of the study population and ethical issues in pediatric research, along with complications associated with medicines in pediatrics, among others, may hinder the market growth.

Pediatric Healthcare Market Trends

Chronic Illness Segment Is Expected To Hold The Major Market Share Over the Forecast Period

The chronic illness segment is expected to hold a significant share of the pediatric healthcare market owing to the lower immunity of the pediatrics, leading to an increased demand for chronic disease treatment.

The growing burden of chronic diseases such as asthma and obesity, among others, creates the need for treatment. For instance, as per the article published in Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine Journal in August 2021, the incidence of pediatric psoriasis increases with age representing an increase from 0.55% in children aged 0-9 years to 1.37% in children between 10-19 years in the United Kingdom. Hence, this is likely to boost the adoption of treatment for treating psoriasis in children, which is projected to boost market growth.

Also, as per the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 2021, about 5 million American children have asthma, and is the leading chronic disease in children. Also, as per the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2022 data, about 26.5 million American adults have asthma, among which 6.1 million are children and its prevalence is higher in children (9.4%) than in adults (7.7%). Hence, such a huge prevalence of asthma among children is likely to create demand for advanced medicines, thereby contributing to the market growth.

In addition, the rise in drug approvals from the US FDA for the treatment of chronic conditions in children also contributes to the growth of the segment. For instance, in July 2021, the US FDA approved Novartis' Cosentyx (secukinumab) for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in pediatric patients aged six and older who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

Therefore, owing to the above factors, the segment is expected to grow over the forecast period.

North America is Expected to Hold Significant Share and Expected to do Same Over the Forecast Period

North America is expected to hold a major share of the pediatric healthcare market due to the rise in the volume of pediatrics suffering from autism, respiratory disorders, cerebral palsy, and muscular atrophy, along with a steep rise in the adoption of advanced technologies in the United States, which holds the major revenue share of the market in North America.

For instance, according to the data updated by the CDC in October 2021, more than 40% of school-aged children and adolescents in the United States have at least one chronic health condition, such as asthma, obesity, and other medical disorders, or behavioral/learning issues. The high burden of pediatric diseases in the United States will lead to increased development and adoption of pediatric therapies in this country, driving the growth of this region.

Furthermore, the rise in government initiatives to create awareness for pediatric treatments and disorders, as well as increasing funding for pediatric diseases are likely to create new opportunities in the pediatric healthcare market in the region over the forecast period. For instance, according to the National Institute of Health report published in May 2022, the funding for pediatric diseases in the years 2020 and 2021 was USD 5,347 million and USD 5,465 million, respectively. The rise in funding for pediatric diseases in the United States will lead to a rise in the development of new therapies and, thereby, driving the market growth in this region.

Moreover, product launches for pediatric are also contributing to the market growth. For instance, in October 2021, the US FDA approved Rethymic for the treatment of pediatric patients with congenital athymia, a rare immune disorder. Rethymic is one of the first thymus tissue products approved in the United States. Therefore, the rising drug approvals in the United States are further boosting the market growth over the forecast period.

Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, this region is expected to witness significant growth.

Pediatric Healthcare Market Competitor Analysis

The pediatric healthcare market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, a few of the major players are currently dominating the market such as GlaxoSmithKline plc, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc, Procter & Gamble Company, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis AG, and Viatris Inc. among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Burden of Pediatric Diseases
4.2.2 Increased R&D Activities and Awareness of Pediatric Medicine Among Public
4.2.3 Increasing Availability of Advanced Technologies To Provide Continuous Care
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Small Size of Study Population and Ethical Issues in Pediatric Research
4.3.2 Complications Associated with the Medicines
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Chronic Illness
5.1.2 Acute Illness
5.2 By Treatment
5.2.1 Vaccines
5.2.2 Drugs
5.2.3 Others
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.3.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 Middle East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.3.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Abbott Laboratories
6.1.2 Viatris
6.1.3 Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
6.1.4 Eli Lilly and Company
6.1.5 Eisai Co.
6.1.6 GlaxosmithklinePlc
6.1.7 Gilead Sciences
6.1.8 Johnson & Johnson
6.1.9 Pfizer Inc
6.1.10 Sanofi S A
6.1.11 The Procter & Gamble Company
6.1.12 Novartis International AG

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Viatris
  • Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Eisai Co.
  • GlaxosmithklinePlc
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Pfizer Inc
  • Sanofi S A
  • The Procter & Gamble Company
  • Novartis International AG