This chapter includes the following articles.
Significant improvements in health outcomes have been achieved in Kuwait over the past 20 years, especially in terms of the extension of life expectancy and the reduction of infant mortality rates. The reform of the Kuwaiti health care sector is central to the Kuwait National Development Plan, which is also known as New Kuwait 2035. With a growing population and an increasing incidence of lifestyle-related diseases, demand for health care is projected to continue to rise over the longer term, in particular for specialist treatments. The state has traditionally played an extensive role in health care provision; however, moving forward, it aims to improve the quality and efficiency of public health services in line with international benchmarks, while also boosting private sector activity.