UAE: Abu Dhabi Health Articles & Analysis

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Although the emirate’s economic growth can be primarily attributed to its vast hydrocarbons resources, it has also made progress diversifying into new sectors such as manufacturing, tourism, aerospace, defence, finance and logistics. In addition to its economic investments, Abu Dhabi has also made major contributions to social welfare as well as infrastructure, which has been identified as the bedrock for future growth.

Chapter | Health from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2014

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. Given demographic trends, in 2011 the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi (HAAD) estimated that by 2021, Abu Dhabi will need up to an additional 1900 doctors, 5300 nurses and...
A number of new health care facilities in Abu Dhabi are under development, financed by both the public and private sectors, with the latter focused on the provision of specialised health care services.

The introduction of compulsory medical coverage and a significant population increase have fuelled the growth of Abu Dhabi’s health care sector in recent years, with a number of new facilities opening. This expansion is expected to continue, with both the government and the private sector planning new hospitals for the near future. This additional...

The Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has worked hard to ensure access to health care in the emirate, in part through its successful implementation of a mandatory health care insurance system. Today about 98% of UAE nationals and foreign workers living in Abu Dhabi have medical insurance, a rate that is unparalleled in the GCC region. At the same...

How would you describe the landscape for primary, secondary and tertiary health care? Is there a greater need for medical screening and prevention?