UAE ranks 1st in Arab countries in per capita health expenditure
Saturday, 12 19 2020, Category: Health, Country: U.A.E
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) today announced the results of the UAE’s 1st National Health Account (NHA) 2017, which was carried out in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and relevant health and government authorities.
The results were announced during a virtual media briefing held in presence of Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary of Health Centres and Clinics, Ministry of Health and Prevention, and representatives from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Department of Health-Abu Dhabi, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Sharjah Health Authority, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Centre (FCSC) and the Insurance Authority.
According to the NHA, the UAE has topped the Gulf, Arab and Eastern Mediterranean countries in terms of the Current Health Expenditure per Capita (CHE_pc). The results also showed that the country's health financing system is sustainable, with the mandatory spending reaching 83 per cent of the total spending on healthcare.
Sustainable Development "The UAE deservedly occupies a prominent position across many global competitiveness reports when it comes to sustainable development, thanks to first the support and directives of its wise leadership and second having developed national indicators and performance standards, which are serving as a roadmap for improving the quality of healthcare services, taking advantage of the country’s modern infrastructure, state-of-the-art technologies, and highly efficient medical care facilities," said Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention.
Source: Emirates News Agency