For a country emerging health began his career under the auspices of healthy primitive, the UAE has made significant progress towards achieving world-class infrastructure in the health sector. According to the Human Development Report issued by the United Nations recently in 2004, the UAE occupies the fourth place among the Arab countries and ranked 49 among the 177 member state in terms of human development.
The report shows that the average life expectancy of people in the United Arab Emirates has increased in the past decade, more than 12 years, where the rate rose from 62.2 years to 74.6 years from 1975 to 1970 in 2002. Since that 98% of young adults from the age of one year may received full vaccination against tuberculosis and 94% of young adults from the age of one year had fully vaccinated against measles, the state has seen a sharp decline in the mortality rate of children under the age of five. In 1960, the United Arab Emirates are suffering from the worst child mortality rates in the world, where he was to die 223 children per thousand, but the mortality rate of children under five in the country has dropped sharply to $ 9 per thousand, making the health status of the UAE United Arab approach to those found in developed countries like the United States and Britain; and similarly managed state virtually eradicate endemic diseases and malaria.
The vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, aimed at achieving the global goal of health for all is that led to the adoption of comprehensive health programs to meet the needs of the citizens of the United Arab Emirates. Today, according to the latest report issued by the United Nations, between 95 and 100% of the UAE population have sustainable access to essential medicines at affordable prices. It's hard to imagine that just a few decades ago, people living in remote inland areas do not have access to even basic medical care, they rely on traditional primitive treatments.
Modern and with a high level of social welfare as a nation, the United Arab Emirates continues to invest in health and education as an integral part of national development, became an example of amazing prove that the guidance of good resources can achieve significant growth in the health sector in the country. Allocated to the health sector budget is in the UAE, one of the highest budgets in the region, where to invest the UAE AED 1.7 billion annually in the health sector. Provide the UAE currently comprehensive health service funded by the government and the private sector healthy and prosperous emerging. The overall health spending 2.6% of GDP, it is only about 0.8% in the private sector.
Increased the number of public hospitals across the country of only 7 hospitals in 1971 to 31 by 2001, with the presence of several new hospitals Closed projects effectively, or on the verge of completion. This year the service will enter the 17 hospitals and 25 primary health care center again. There is a huge expansion plans to double its bed capacity in public hospitals over the next ten years to achieve the goal, namely a hospital and one for every 300 people.
The State of the United Arab Emirates of the first countries to establish primary health centers and so in 1984, after the signing of the Declaration of Alma-Ata. The number of primary health care centers increased steadily thereafter. The current focus is on the establishment of more primary health care in rural centers to compensate for the lack of health centers in remote inland areas; and in a similar way is the establishment of centers for the care of the mother and the child in all parts of the country in order to provide prenatal care and immunization and nutrition education for newborns and mothers . In a major step to expand immunization and prevention operations against epidemic diseases, the State has established nine centers of Preventive Medicine in various parts of the country; also created hundreds of school clinics as part of the school health program. According to the latest information, all students of citizens and expatriates can now receive free treatment in all hospitals and clinics the state, regardless of whether they have health insurance or cards.
Public hospitals provide medical care to a high degree of quality for citizens and residents alike, and is equipped with the latest equipment and operated by qualified medical experts are high. Along with many public hospitals, there is availability of specialized health-care hospitals, for example, Al Wasl Hospital in Dubai specializing mainly in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, with a section of it - offers a genetics center and thalassemia and counseling Genetic patients suffering from genetic or disorders disorders treatment hemoglobin, including thalassemia. As Al Wasl Hospital also includes the Centre for Arab Genomic Studies, which recently launched to create a database of genetic diseases prevalent in the Arab countries base ...