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With one of the world’s most commanding positions in the global energy industry and a growing role in regional diplomacy, Qatar has seen many returns on the political and economic investments it has made in the past two decades.

One challenge emerging from the rapid expansion of hospitals and health care providers in Qatar is a shortage of skilled professionals. “While the shortage of nurses is a global problem, Qatar currently faces a significant hurdle,” Carolyn Byrne, the dean and CEO of the University of Calgary – Qatar (UCQ), told OBG. “It is in need of at least 5000...

What do you identify as the most pressing issues within the national health strategy?

Promoting development by nurturing a healthy population is enshrined in Qatar’s constitution and is a cornerstone of the government’s long-term development strategy. Under Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030), the state commits to “developing an integrated system for health care, managed according to world-class standards. This system will meet the...

In line with the objectives articulated in Qatar National Vision 2030, the government has invested significant resources to reform the health sector and to improve standards. The underlying principle supporting the reform process is to shift from the current hospital-based acute-care system to a more integrated model of services. In the new model,...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Qatar 2012

Promoting development by nurturing a healthy population is enshrined in Qatar’s constitution and is a cornerstone of the government’s long-term development strategy. The state’s population has increased rapidly over the last decade, but so too has expenditure on health care services, climbing from $339 per capita in 2000 to $1560 per capita by 2010. Investments in health care are expected to help...