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The development of Qatar’s health care system should be seen in the context of the country’s rapid population growth. According to the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS), the country’s population has more than tripled since 2004, reaching over 2.22m as of January 2015, with Qatar National Bank projecting 7.4% annual growth...


Qatar is investing significantly in health care infrastructure in the next decade, as it looks to build one of the world’s best health systems. In the 2014/15 budget, allocations to the sector increased by 12% year-on-year to QR15.7bn ($4.3bn). The number of health care facilities will more than double by 2022, with a focus on primary care...


In what ways has the introduction of primary health care providers affected HMC’s operations?

Chapter | Health from The Report: Qatar 2015

Qatar’s rapid population growth over the past 10 years and the rising incidence of lifestyle-related diseases means the state represents the fastest-growing health care market in the GCC. The sector is forecast to be worth some $9bn by 2018, about double the $4.6bn seen in 2013, with the inpatient market pegged to hit $2.5bn and the outpatient market expected to reach $6.6bn by that time....

Hydrocarbons revenues, specifically from liquefied natural gas, still form the bulk of Qatar’s national income. However, as the country moves forward with Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030), the government is increasingly seeking to diversify the economy away from hydrocarbons while investing in renewable solutions to meet the energy demands of the future.

Recent news of the imminent opening of Hamad Medical City – a three-hospital complex re-purposing the 2006 Asian Games’ Athlete’s Village in Doha – was welcomed by many in Qatar’s public and private health services.

Indeed, extra, capacity is something health planners and professionals have been after for some time, with the country’s hospitals and clinics facing growing demand ­–...

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