UAE: Abu Dhabi Health Articles & Analysis

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Hydrocarbons revenues still form the bulk of Abu Dhabi’s GDP and while falling prices are a concern, the emirate has been moving steadily towards its economic diversification targets in line with Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. The past 10 years has seen the non-oil sector expand strongly on the back of business-friendly government policies, as a result of which non-oil sector growth now outpaces that of the oil sector.

To what extent do infrastructure and support service facilities need to be developed to meet the growing demand for both primary and secondary health care?

In line with the rapid development of its economy, Abu Dhabi has experienced rising demand for health services, particularly for treatment of non-communicable diseases. More robust diagnosis and treatment options are responsible for increasing identification of diseases from cancer to diabetes. However, the rise in non-communicable diseases is...

To what extent have regulatory obstacles been removed in order to streamline licensing? What more can be done in this regard?

With a growing population and increasing incidence of lifestyle-related conditions, the government of Abu Dhabi and the private sector have embarked on an ambitious strategy to add over a dozen new medical facilities to the emirate’s health care sector over the next several years. Offering services that will ease capacity constraints and...

Fuelled by higher incomes; the growing, ageing population; a rise in the prevalence of lifestyle diseases; and the introduction of mandatory health insurance, Abu Dhabi’s health sector has expanded rapidly in the past five years. This has placed pressure on the sector, and the government is building new facilities, hiring doctors and training...