From The Report: Qatar 2017
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Since taking its first steps towards establishing a primary health care system and standardised health care services in 1954, Qatar has invested heavily in cultivating a highly developed standard of care for the 2.4m nationals and expatriates who call the country home. Like every country in the region, the state faces economic challenges connected to the drop in international oil and gas prices; however, the Qatari government remains committed to health care development as a fundamental objective of Qatar National Vision 2030. To meet the country’s rising demand for health care in a period of constrained government spending, the private sector is increasingly being engaged to share the financial burden and offset government expenditure. This chapter contains an interview with Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health.