September 6, 2020
Public Health in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah
Since independence, the discovery of oil, and the beginning of its rapid development, the United Arab Emirates has looked to developed countries as its models for public administration, including its public healthcare system. Despite being a very young country and having established its healthcare system fairly recently in history, the UAE has one of the most advanced public health systems in the Gulf region. Additionally, it has pursued an effective, progressive, and prevention-focused COVID-19 response and expanded healthcare facilities and coverage to reach a greater portion of its population. However, it also has unique national challenges and those it shares with other countries in the Gulf region. This fact sheet seeks to remedy the dearth of comprehensive resources outlining the current state and future trends of healthcare in the UAE.
Recommended citation: Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research (2021). Public Health in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah [Fact Sheet]. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research.