The National Health Strategy 2018-2022 reflects that the development of a nation's health system not only sustains well-being and treats ill health, but is also a critical investment in its communities and future. The strategy was developed taking into account the following:
The UN Agenda for Development, which states that "Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development".
The WHO concept of Universal Health Coverage, which means that "all people and communities can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, at sufficient quality to be effective".
The regional context of political fluctuations, changing demographics, mobile workforces, competition among health services and critical economic shifts.
"Our Health Our Future": Improved health of Qatar's population, meeting the needs of existing and future generations; an integrated system that aims to achieve better health, better care, better value for all.
This strategy represents a global shift in thinking and the vision of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is to cascade that into action in Qatar, as highlighted below:
This will require significant time and resource commitment, working in partnership across the sector, including the public, healthcare organizations, businesses, government agencies, civil society and the media; working together to achieve better health, better care, better value for Qatar's population.
The Triple Aim is an internationally recognized approach that underpins this strategy as well as many other contemporary health strategies worldwide. The approach for the health sector over the length of the strategy will be focused on better health, better care, and better value, ensuring that all three domains are considered to achieve MOPH desired outcome. The implementation approach will be aligned to better health, better care, and better value as the agenda for change and improvement will be implemented.
For more information, please check the National Health Strategy 2018-2022 or Qatar Second National Development Strategy 2018-2022.