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One of the most important thing that everyone in the world desire is good health.In order to have good health, we need to maintain a clean environment and protect ourselves from exposure to bacteria and viruses. Healthcare is a process that helps to improve and maintain health of individuals by preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases, illness, injury, or any other type off physical as well as mental deficiencies in human beings. In order to provide excellent healthcare services we need good professionals that provide their expertise in different parts of healthcare. This enlists the services provided for primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care and also in public health as well. 

Not every country has the same access to health care as others. Even in the same country, every part of that state will have different health care. The urban will have a different system of health care than the rural, while a rich person will have a different health care than a poor. Even in two developed cities, there might be a difference to health policies. A proper health care system intends to provide the health needs for the targeted individuals. It is the job of government to provide the health facilities for the population. Therefore, organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and many more similar organizations and non-government organizations (NGOs) are providing a well-established healthcare system for those who don’t have the access to these health care facilities.

Health care is important not only for treating people from diseases and illness but also because health care can affect the economy of a country very significantly.One of the world’s rapid growing sectors includes health care that is playing an important role in the growth of economy. As per the analysis in 2015, there has been a total expenditure of $7,682 million on the health care. Also the analysis by the EIU estimated that there is about 5.2 % increase in the expenditure on health every year. Health care is mostly beneficial for the aged people as well as the new born. According to the surveys, most of the medical treatments and facilities are utilized by the people of age group ranging from 43 - 60+ and the newborn babies.  The health spending across the globe for different worlds is shown in the figure.1 below.

The most spending on the health care and its rapid growth in the past few years have been seen in the Middle East and Africa as mentioned in figure.1. An overall increase of 9 % is observed from 2014 to 2018, due to the growth seen in the population of the country and effort that were put in to provide access to health care for everyone. Despite all the efforts being put in by the public as well as the private sectors, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) still lags when compared with developed economies. In report issued in 2012, it was stated that the GCC had 1.6 beds per 1000 people as compared to Singapore, UK and USA that had 3 beds for every 1000 people. Similarly, more than 8 beds for every 1000 person in Germany were estimated in the report.

Healthcare in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

The initiatives to launch a new modern healthcare system in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) can be traced back to the times when the region was known as Trucial States.The healthcare industry in the United Arab Emirates have seen a rapid growth during the past few years and will continue to grow based on the gap difference of supply and demand. Even today, in the times of economic crisis, the healthcare sector keeps on improving its financial state. The UAE has envisioned anddevised different plans and strategies to continue to build a world class healthcare infrastructure with highly professional staff and technicians. The state of the art healthcare system will provide the latest health needs for the citizens.

The structure of healthcare in UAE is quite different than the system that its neighbors. This means that Dubai and Abu Dhabi have their own healthcare regulatory bodies. There are four governing bodies in UAE. These are the Ministry of health; Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD); Dubai Health Authority (DHA); and Dubai Healthcare City Free Zone (DHCC).

The different entities have different set of responsibilities such as the licensing of the doctors as well as the nurses. The body also regulates the market that lies within its authority. Many innovative changesand policies have been introduced by the Ministry of Health that is playing an important role in providing the healthcare and also managing the system with other healthcare authorities as well.

When compared to the situation of healthcare in 1970s, the difference can be clearly seen that the UAE now has 40 public hospitals as compared to only 7 at that time. Also the changes in policies and establishment of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) clearly indicated the changes and innovation that the nation is striving to achieve. After the completion of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) in 2010, around 12 million people visits Dubai every year in order to enjoy the healthcare facilities.

Healthcare Challenges Faced by UAE

It has been observed that the healthcare market of UAE is continuously growing,even after the economic downfall, the growth of UAE’s healthcare sector increases. However, with the rapid changes and growth, the healthcare market of UAE has to face two major challenges. First is the recruitment of the quality medical staff and educating them. While the second challenge that the government face is the increasing cost. With the growing industry, the government has predicted that UAE would be required to hire many more qualified medical experts in the coming years. As per the report issued by the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) in 2015, the Emirate will be in need to 4,800 doctors and 13,000 nurses by end of the year 2022. The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said that another 7,300 doctors and 8,510 nurses would be needed in the start of 2018. The shortage of many doctors, nurses and even specialists are being fulfilled by introducing different policies that would attract the qualified medical personnel from around the world.  According to the surveys, there are only 3 % of nurses in the country who are natives. These figures are even lower in Abu Dhabi with only 1.6 % local nurses, as reported by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) in January 2016. There has been many threats coming from the criminals for medical treatment that discourages the foreign medical experts to travel to UAE. 

The growing industry of healthcare in UAE faces an overly cost treatment complains from the citizen. Even though the government has imported many high-tech medical equipment but the cost of those treatment exceeds far beyond the income of a middle class citizen of UAE. The costs of these treatments were estimated to be far more expensive than anywhere else in the region. The report issued in 2014 by Living ReportsMiddle East states that a normal mid-level GeneralPractitioner was highly paid in the entire Gulf and was estimated to be charging six times more than those in Oman. One of the reasons forthese expensive costs is the waste accounts. These waste accounts are due to the identity fraudsby the patients that were reported by the National cited expert in 2016 that over $ 1 billion loss is estimated every year. Another rise is cost and wastage of medicines was due to the over-prescribing of the medicines by the doctors who were given special incentives by the companies and medical representatives in order to prescribe their brand named drugs.The different sectors whether it is public or private have introduced different policies for dealing with these problems and providing changes in the social management.

Public Healthcare Sector

Due to the recent increase in the population of the UAE and also the rise of its socio-economic development in the past 5 years had raised an alarming question for the MOH to find new ways and strategies in order to expand and improve its policies for the providing health services. As per the Article 36 of the Council of Ministers Order No (11) of 1989, the government enforces the task of providing funding for establishing 9 medical districts that will have its own administration and technical staff. Each medical district’s administration will be capable to plan, organize, supervise, and develop its own health care services. The newly administrative program will look after the district level and will represent the ministry as its departments and sectors.

The Federal UAE Ministry of Health, located in Abu Dhabi, does not govern the health care services for Dubai. Dubai has its own administrative Department of Health and Medical Services (DHMS). But the Federal Ministry of Health (FMH)does represent the entire healthcare in the UAE and is solely responsible for providing the health facilities for all citizens. The Federal Ministry of Health provides the healthcare services for two hospitals in Dubai and 7 in the Northern Emirate, whereas, the DOHMS provide healthcare services for 3 hospitals and 18 health centers. The general treatment center and dentalclinicsmakes up to 286 of private medical centers with 5 private hospitals.

Introduction of curative facilities for everyone has been praised by all citizens. The government provided management changes in these facilities by developing them with pre-planned and well organized strategies. The curative serviceswere precisely calculated by the standard performances of the nationals and supported by many state of the art facilities and modern technology.In order to create a better life style the Ministry of Health created a network of hospitals and health centers to allow access to medical services for all the populace which keeps on growing. Many national plans and programs have been launched by the department and are being supervised by the government to regulate according to the standards as mentioned by MOH in order to provide effective performance and services.The department that regulates these standards includes:

The Department of Planning and Computers:

The work of this department is to plan future development and devise policies related to health for future and send them to the authorities for final decision. Some of the sections included under this department are section of statistics that collects and analyze the data from all the hospitals and health centers and formulate a report that helps in further planning; computer centerwhich stores all the data and information regarding patients and also details of staff members;administrative development unit tries to work on new modern ways to introduce latest techniques and skills for administrative process and train more than 600 individuals every year in public as well as private sectors; the department of primary health care (PHC) with its 106 centers manages the largest number of visitors that exceeds 4.5 million;the department of nursing provide assistance for the doctors and patients and also contribute in training new nurses with proper management social skills and technical skills; and the department of dentistry aims to provide services at three levels. The three levels of facilities by dentistry are oral health, specialized dental services, and expert hospital dental services.

Back in 2001, the healthcare was free for all in UAE. Later, the government starting charging people in order to reduce the burden on government funds and also to increase the labor cost of foreigners. By introducing these policies, the government noticed a decline of 50 % in the overall visits to the hospital. Even though there is insurance policies introduced for labor which is one of the reasons for charging them but many workers does not feel that charging for health is a good idea. However, taking these measurements has helped many skilled, semi-skilled and manual workers as they all have insurances that cover their health. 

Even with the latest strategies and high-tech medical equipment, the wealthy natives and immigrants prefers to travel abroad for their treatments which they considered to be much cheaper and effective as compared to UAE. This shows that even with changes in the management and introduction of new and latest medical equipment, the government needs to check its policies and revise them in order to meet the level of Western medical facilities. Keeping this in mind, the government has recently completed its mega project “Dubai Healthcare City’ (DHCC) in 2010, which is a hospital free zone for everyone and a site of attraction for health tourists from around the globe. This project has been praised by many institutes and universities from around the world who wants to work on medical research as it provides them with latest equipment and technology to conduct their business without worrying about the taxes.

Private Healthcare System

As much as public sectors are providing their services in the healthcare the private sector is also playing its part in providing the best facilities of health for the citizen of UAE. It has become an important partner in contributing its services effectively to cure, prevent and promote facilities across all the hospitals, clinics and different medical centers.

Since most of these privatized bodies are established in the urban areas and large cities they have been a great source of help in providing relief from burden on Ministry of Health and its departments. There have been about 869 private health organizations in the year 2000. Up-to-date theories for health care facility as introduced and suggested by the World Health Organization and other related international agencies, are closely observed to and used to guide prospective national policies and strategic plans adopted by the Ministry of Health in UAE.

The private sectors have been spending much on te health insurances as compared to any other department in UAE. The below given chart shows the statistics recorded in 2016.

According to the reports issued by the World Bank Mission, it has been observed that most private sectors are relatively diverse and are mostly unorganized. Also, there is no regulatory body to control and implement new and on-going policies. Most of the private hospitals and clinics are built in the urban side as it brings more number of visitors compared to rural areas. In order to establish a private sector in UAE it is mandatory that the new sector must be owned by a native of UAE and should meet the standard criteria as mentioned by the Ministry of Health.Although the private healthcare facilities charges a certain amount of money as compared to low cost by government run institutes, the wealthy people prefers to visit private hospitals where they don’t have to wait in lines like public hospitals. The evaluation shows that 3.8 million people visits private sector every year. Most people tend to pay more for the good services provided by the specialists at these private sectors that they trust and feel comfortable with them. One of the prime factors in growing the private health sectors is the health cards issued by the Ministry of health. There has been an increase in the number of patients visiting the private sectors after issuance of these cards because they don’t want to waste their time in lines and the services of these private institutes are far better than the native hospitals.

Process of Policy, Planning and Management

In order to provide the accessibility and quality health facilities for everyone the Ministry of Health (MOH) has introduced the principle of national health policy and trends in stated priorities during the early days of 1970s. The main starting point in this strategy was the introduction of primary health care in order to provide prevention and cure for every citizen in the country.

Many different strategies and socio-economic status have been developed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) that had a great impact on overall medical standards of the country with the collaboration of foreign and regional agencies and many academic organizations. The main concern of introducing these strategies was providing the careful life and an increase in the lifetime of citizens. One of the major themes was to remove the nation from parasitic and transferable diseases, and treatment of harmful diseases at an earlier stage. In order to properly plan, evaluate and execute these tasks, the central information system was developed to provide information and activities and to empower the need of human resource.

The Ministry of health keeps tabs on its strategies and after analyzing data each year, it introduces and revises the old strategies that are updated because of the political reforms in the country. One of the greatest changes seen in the policies was taking the authority from Ministry of Health from direct health care delivery.Abu Dhabi has established its own health authority to delivery instead of relying on the one that has been in services in Dubai for more than 30 years. 

The Ministry of Health has identified priorities for the national health. First is providing a quality and primary specialized health care facilities for all the citizens of United Arab Emirates. Secondly, reducing the mortality rates and increasing the lifetime of individuals is of highest priority. Thirdly, reduction in any infectious disease and elimination of all transmittable diseasesand introduction of immunization programs in early childhood. Next is the detection and treatment of chronic diseases age an early age and special programs for mother and children of age less than5 years and elderly persons. Lastly, formulating a system that would contain standardized information of every patient and citizen, and also introduction of data management systems for analyzing and planning strategies for future programs.This will improve the health resources and facilities with special training institutions.

Every new policy made by the department of planning for healthcare must be undergone through four phases in order to get a final approval by the Ministry of Health;

1. Reevaluation of all the data and population that is affected by certain disease that can affect the health care centers.

2. Top quality disease prevention health care facilities must be prioritizedfor maternal women and her child followed by elderly citizen.

3. Including the total cost and financial options for patients in order to accelerate the health care facilities taking decisions for the people.

4. Developing and documenting the new strategies for the next 10 years taking into account the national health policies and strategies.

Managing Change in Healthcare

 In managing certain changes in healthcare of UAE, it is of great importance that these changes require the expertise as well as obligations in order to fulfill their goals properly. Changes can occur around anywhere. The government of Emirates have seen a drastically increase in the rapid changes occurring in the healthcare sectors.

In order to properly manage these changes, the government of UAE needs to properly evaluate, plan and then imply the operations and strategies to properly make these changes work. These changes however required certain time to take its affect because managing change is a difficult and complex process. The UAE’s believe that in order to achieve effective change one needs to analyze the old policies, reviewing and updating old ones with the newer ones, and implanting those policies. The Ministry of Health in UAE does not allow spontaneous change it is health policies but it passes through different stages that gets analyzed, reviewed and finally approved by the government. 

The people of UAE knows that in today’s world, if you want to have a competitive advantage then the best strategy is to change yourself, adopt new methods, and evolve yourself. This strategy has proven to be far more effective for the private health sectors that now have higher advantage over the public hospitals. The organizations who have adopted a framework of better understanding about the changes and important issues with the change in management are now leading the markets of UAE as compared to those who lacked vision and limited changes in their organizations.

Even with the changes in management and policies, the government still needs to create proper guidelines that will allow the people to understand the changes and its effect on the healthcare system. Also different training programs must be launched in order to provide the necessary understanding because the layoffs or other changes in the department could cause confusion and insecurities for the experts and staff.

The world is continuously changing and the UAE does not want to be left behind. It has been evolving with other developed nations in order to stay ahead in the competitive market. But the changes introduced can create problems from the organization as well. Therefore, it is the government’s job to provide the solutions for the problems that may arise due to these changes in management. Also, the UAE tries to keep its staff updated with latest medical technology and equipment in order to provide state of the art facilities for its citizens. The Ministry of Health has defined certain person for the appropriate task and to provide any issues related to the changes. This enables the improvement of safety as well as quality health care services by the departments. Also, the steps chosen by UAE to create awareness programs and delivering the health facilities even for the minorities have been praised by everyone in the world.With the rapid changes in the health care it has been seen that many of these organization are playing an important role that is affecting the growth of economy. Some of the management changes introduced by UAE for health care sector involve the enhancement on currentadministrativeproficiencies, more authorization to the changing mediators and continuous provision to the mutablefront-runners.

Global Trend in Healthcare Innovation

Many communities are working in the healthcare sectors and providing medical and scientific innovations that are improving health globally. There has been a lot of development in the different fields of healthcare such as new medicines, upgraded technology for healthcare instruments, and progresses in surgical methods. It has been seen that in the past few years, the Emirates have seen more improvement in the healthcare than development of new medical drugs and instruments.

The healthcare sector have seen an increase in the efficiency as well as in the quality of the facilities provided with the development of new high-tech gadgets and equipment. The three top innovations that have changed the healthcare sector as discussed below:

1. Data Science innovation:

For a healthcare sector to develop and progress it needs a large amount of data. The old research was based on the limited data that was acquired from a limited group of people. But with the advancement of technology, the researchers now have access to a vast amount of data for their research projects. The data collected from different medical records, sensory gadgets, social media, and genetic data that is easy to analyze and is helping in developing new medicines and preventing dangerous illness by using the predictive modeling techniques.

2. The genetic revolution:

The latest technology is now helping the world to study the genetic traits of people for the first time. Using the data science and genome project, the researchers can now fully identify the individuals based on their genetic differences. By taking into account the different variations in the genes, the healthcare sectors are developing précised medicines that will directly affect the gene of a person and will treat the illness. The project of introducing a one medicine for all disease in under its way and will hopefully be in the market by 2030.

3. Enhanced communication technologies, digital and video images:

The world is advancing in changing the healthcare sectors to have more mobility. This means that using the technologies, the experts can now check and prescribed the medicines for a patient in the rural area, right from his clinic. This is a new method introduced in the healthcare sector and is still under trial test. Many experts have start using drones to send medicines and drugs for the people in the rural areas. This program was first launchedin July 2015 in the rural areas of Virginia, USA. The use of data transfer technology is helping the doctors to monitor different cases of disease from patient without any struggle from the patient.

Successful Healthcare Innovation in UAE

The healthcare sector of UAE has launched different steps and promotions for advancement of the health.  One of its greatest innovations is the “Telemedicine”. By using this product, the government plans to provide healthcare facilities for remote regions.

A Telemedicine center has been established in Abu Dhabi by the joint venture of Mubadala and Medgate, the lead telemedicine provider in Switzerland. The prime use of telemedicine by UAE is to cover up the shortage of expert health practitioners. This will also help the Emirates to reduce the cost of specialists and will grant access for patients with the help of different communicational technologies.

The healthcare industry prospers with the help of large amount of data that it can acquire. The government of UAE has introduced wearable gadgets that can track the health conditions of the individual. This has allowed the health department of UAE to manage the patients’ data more easily and efficiently. The new database system has made it much easier to accumulate, access, and share the data that plays an important role in business point of view as well as taking clinical decisions.

The government of UAE has introducedtechnological innovation such as “ICare” by the SKMC, which is an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system, in all of its institutes. The system is capable to keeping data of more than half a million medical records. All of the patient’s information can be easily accessed along with the medical history and blood type as well. The system also holds data for the details about the drugs and medicines prescribed to the patient and the hospital or clinic that issued that drug as well.

Another greatest innovation by UAE’s is an electronic health insurance system “eclaim”. The system was introduced by HAAD and is able to do all the paperwork for the hospital or clinic regarding patient’s bio data. Also, the Health Authority of Dubai has launched numerous smart applications to permitopen and easy access of information related to health care.

There are many ways for an innovation to enter the UAE healthcare areas. One way is to sign an agreement with the government support but the process is a bit lengthy and often the product gets rejected. Another method is the partner shipping with leading global companies such as Cleveland Clinic. But an innovation can also reach in healthcare sector by forging contracts with industry and academe in UAE.An example of this partnership is the introduction of first biotechnology incubator that was introduced by Abu Dhabi University campus in 2012 with collaborations with AccuVis (a medical research development product sponsored by Khalifa Fund).Julphar has recently launched its product in November 2015 that can fight against diabetes by using the recombinant diabetes plant. Because of this, Julphar has emerged asone of the biggest pharmaceutical makers in the MENA region.

With the advancement of technology in pharmaceutical industries the UAE is advancing in healthcare with introduction of therapy facilities such as the use of robotics. The robotic surgery is now very common in the state. It is predicted by the Ministry of Health that by the end of year 2030, all the surgeries in the hospitals of UAE would be performed by robots.

SWOT Analysis of Healthcare Innovation System in UAE

For analyzing the current situation of the healthcare sector in UAE and its growing and progressing innovations, we will be using the SWOT analysis. Here we will discuss the Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.


The greatest strength of UAE is their ability to adapt to changes. They welcome new ideas and provide space for them to grow. The country allows all sort of new innovations and quickly changes its policies accordingly.

In order to properly analyze the results and potential of any new healthcare innovative, the country has minimum amount of populace that makes it easy to collect and create a strong database system. “The UAE has been considered the only place with the possibility to capture entire information of a person from the time of birth till present”, as mentioned by one of the industrialspecialist.

One of the main reasons that the government is able to collect and compile the data of every citizen in short amount of time is due to the trust that the natives have on their government. The cost of a person’s healthcare is supported by the government for the rest of his or her life. The success of all these health strategies and projects is due to the enthusiasm of individuals to share their data.


The greatest weakness of the Middle Eastern as an Arab region is their resources. These have positive as well as negative effect on the capital. The Research and Development was given 0.7 % of the entire GDP in 2014. This was for the first time seen as the government increased its rate at about 0.2 % more than it usually does. The United Arab Emirates is planning to extend their national goals in order to increase the spending on research and development R&D upto 1.5 % of the GDP by the end of year 2025.

The resources and financial assistance needed to make progress in these healthcare innovations are also very restricted. Due to the limited human capital, a large number of workers are needed to be brought from foreign nationals. This step is mandatory due to shortage of time and lesser funds with researchers of healthcare professionalism. Also the unskilled native workforce is also a matter of concern.

The unavailability of professional healthcare staff and the recent emigration of foreign professionals to countries like USA, Australia and other developed nations for work is also the cause of shortage of trained professionals in the nation.

The increase of burden in providing quality facilities for the foreign expert professionals can also be considered as weakness. Not only does it add value financially for the healthcare researchers but it also reduces their research time, as the qualified medical experts needs to be adjusted with the customs and traditions of UAE.  The presence of more than 200 nationalities makes it even harder to analyze and acquire the dataas communication barrier plays its part in between the progress of their healthcare innovations. It has always been a challenge for the researchers to keep updating their records and analyzing the situations as the population of UAE keeps on changing with every 6 to 8 years.

Many industrial executives don’t spend enough on the research and development in UAE. When compared with the funds sanctioned for research by a USA pharmaceutical company, it was estimated to be 7 % of their entire sale. While, the amount spend on R&D by MENA region was estimated to be far less than 1 % of their entire sale.In most countries, the dominant industry is also private sector but in UAE, the healthcare sector is ruled by the public body that amounts to 60 % of the UAE’s patients. SEHA is the regulatory body that provides these healthcare facilities. Though private sectors are investing in healthcare with small start-up activities for introducing innovation in healthcare but don’t spend too much on it.


Healthcare sector provides many great opportunities in UAE due to the political leadership of the country. Its government supports the natives with new innovations and has a clear vision of their goals and objectives. The government of UAE sets certain innovation goals every year for its departments. By doing so, the government creates new opportunities on the already existing ones in order to further strengthen the capital. An example of it can be taken from therecent introduction of a complete new strategy for the healthcare in Abu Dhabi by the government that will allow new opportunities for changes in the system and their immediate implementation.

Another initiative that the government has taken is the involvement of private sectors in the healthcare. This will allow economic stability for the private sectors as well as reduces the burden on the public sector as well. This will further improve the overall development of healthcare system in the long run.

According to the results of INSEAD’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index in 2016, the UAE was ranked first in the category for the most index points for human capital.The UAE was ranked topped in the list of nations whose competitiveness is measured on the basis of it quality talent it produces. 

Since the government of UAE is planning to invest more on knowledge and research, therefore, it has introduced many attractive facilities that would bring international experts and professionals to their nation, especially in the field of medical. After inviting the experts, the government now focuses on recruiting new young Emiratis talent to gain professional skills from these foreign experts. This will provide an opportunity of progress in medical skills and knowledge of the young doctors of UAE. With their massive resources of oil and gas along with the modernized infrastructure and the small population, the region is a peaceful place for finding the greatest public health facilities around the globe.


The United Arab Emirate is well known for its oil and gas reserves. The region has unpredictable economic conditions. When comparing the economic conditions of UAE with its neighbors, it is clearly seen that it faces financial challenges for healthcare system in the state. A fixed budget is authorized for research and innovation drive every year by the government. However, there has been a decline in these funds issued every year. If this goes on, then the Emiratis would have to abandon the innovative drive and halt its research and development in the healthcare sectors as well.

UAE aims to provide access of right to healthcare for all citizens whether local or foreigners. But due to increase in demand of one type of service the gap creates disturbance which reduces the efficiency and increases the overall cost. This is because most people don’t trust their doctors as per claim of 13 outpatients each year.

The Way Forward for the UAE Healthcare Sector

More than seven million people travel to other nations for their medical treatments. This means that for UAE to develop its healthcare sector and to generate revenue from it, the government has to focus on the medical tourism as one of its strongestpolicies. The medical tourism will provide chances of further development for the private healthcare sectors. The Dubai Health Authority is trying to attract and increase the medical tourists up to 12 % that will generate Dh 2.5 billion revenue by the end of year 2020. UAE is also considering investment in its infrastructure after taking proper safety licenses from the Ministry of Health. Soon the United Arab Emirates would be the leading nation and a site of attraction for the medical travelers. The only problem that lies in its path is the wealthy populace of UAE that prefers to travel abroad for their medical treatments. Following step can be taken in consideration by the government to improve its healthcare sector:

Increase the amount of funds sanctioned to public and private sectors of UAE for medical research purposes.

Create a platform of healthcare innovation in UAE that will be based on exchange program and will allow experts to compete and show their expertise.

Introduce a national level reward for the best medical innovator of the year award for the country’s best inventor.

Sign different MOUs with different nations on the basis of medical healthcare innovation programs.

Provide a balanced and easy to implement policies in the healthcare sectors for the individuals of UAE.

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