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Qatar is placing significant focus on preventative health care as part of its new five-year plan for the sector, with efforts to improve the general health of the population and reduce the cost of service provision set to offer increased opportunities for private sector investment.

 

Public spend composed 84% of health expenditure in 2016, with the remainder made up by the private sector. As spending priorities shift to preparations for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar’s authorities are intent on courting private sector involvement in social infrastructure – specifically the health care sector – to help fill gaps in...

 

As part of its strategy to promote diversified economic development, Qatar has worked hard to establish itself as a regional centre for sports. Over the past 20 years a surge of investment in infrastructure has paid off as international associations have come to recognise the country’s potential in the athletics arena.

 

Have low oil prices and the economic blockade put pressure on infrastructure investments related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

 

Since taking its first steps towards establishing a primary health care system and standardised health care services in 1954, Qatar has invested heavily in cultivating a highly developed standard of care for the 2.4m nationals and expatriates who call it home. Like every country in the region, the state faces economic challenges connected to...

 

With the launch of the National Health Strategy (NHS) for 2017-22, what are your main future priorities for the health sector?

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