From The Report: Abu Dhabi 2019
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A regional pioneer in the provision of both health care and medical insurance, Abu Dhabi continued to lay the foundations in 2018 for a more robust model of primary care and achieved new milestones in transplant surgery. Driven by the construction of new hospitals, clinics and specialised facilities, there is a strong pipeline of public and private sector investment in new facilities, especially regarding specialised care. The health system’s administrators have worked hard over the last decade to fill capacity shortages and attract qualified human resources, acknowledging that more can be done to ensure the achievement of the level of health care services envisaged in Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. This chapter contains interviews with Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman, Department of Health; and Dr Gareth Goodier, Group CEO, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company.