The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has reported that more than 80 per cent of National Health Strategy (NHS) 2011-2016 has been accomplished and the work to introduce NHS 2017-2022 that focuses on “good health through better nutrition and sound lifestyle,” is going on in full swing.
According to the ministry, NHS 2017-2022 will be based on the previous health strategy, that contains a strong and strategic inclination towards continuous development of the health sector in Qatar.
Meanwhile, the ministry also organised an event on Thursday to honour the NHS 2011-2016 team’s hard work during the past five years, as reported by the Gulf Times.
His Excellency Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari, the minister of Public Health, noted that the achievements of the National Health Strategy programme shows the positive co-operation and integration among the MoPH, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) and all the other partners.
She stated that work had been going on to prepare NHS 2017- 2022 to support the national development strategy and achieve Qatar National Vision 2030.
It may be mentioned that in the last five years, NHS effected fundamental improvements at all levels of the health system in the country through adopting a comprehensive framework for care and enhancing integration among the entities involved at the national level.
Moreover, issues were also addressed that related to an increasing demand for health services, shortage of medical professionals and the spread of non-transmittable diseases due to unhealthy lifestyles.
As a matter of fact, public health projects like preparing an early diagnosis programme for cancer, especially for women, pre-marriage check-ups and improving psychiatric healthcare, constituted one-third of NHS.