Abu Dhabi boasts an advanced health care sector with quality provision of services. Indeed, the response to the Covid-19 pandemic from both federal and emirate-level government health authorities received recognition from international health and humanitarian organisations. The sector’s contribution to Abu Dhabi’s GDP has been trending upwards for a number of years, with government initiatives and strategies aimed at attracting higher levels of private investment bearing fruit. The result is…
Abu Dhabi’s health care sector is flourishing, contributing progressively to the emirate’s GDP growth. Government strategies and initiatives aim to attract more private investment, resulting in the establishment and strengthening of international health care stakeholders, specialised facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers and research entities in Abu Dhabi.
Recent changes in mandatory health insurance regulations have been implemented to improve the business environment in Abu Dhabi. The health care sector offers an attractive investment destination, with opportunities across various specialties, including logistics, manufacturing, medical technologies, and the development of hospitals and health centres.
While challenges remain in managing non-communicable and lifestyle-related diseases, the emirate’s proactive policies are expected to address these issues and further boost the health care sector’s contribution to Abu Dhabi’s socio-economic development and prosperity.
This chapter contains an interview with Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Chairman, Department of Health.