United Arab Emirates

Ministry of Health Organizes First Gulf Pharmacoeconomics Conference, Tuesday 13th December 2011 in Raffles Hotel in DubaiSource: Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates

Located in the Regional Office, the WHO United Arab Emirates desk officer works with the Government and health authorities to strengthen national health services, address public health issues, and support and promote research for health.
The desk officer assembles and coordinates the support of all technical, administrative and financial capabilities in the Regional Office to support the Government of United Arab Emirates at its request.

The United Arab Emirates desk officer supports the Government in comprehensive reviews of the country's situation and needs; policy analysis; formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies for health for all; development of the national health system, bringing science and technology to bear on health development; and cooperative planning of programmes in which WHO is involved.

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 9121
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 8.7
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 6
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population) 0.2
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 77.2

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

United Arab Emirates country health profile

Regional Health Observatory

WHO collaboration

Country Cooperation Strategy
Ministry of Health