Bahrain


A health care worker looks at data on a computer screen Located in the Regional Office, the WHO Bahrain 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 Bahrain at its request.

The Bahrain 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) 1235 
Total health expenditure (% of GDP)  5
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)  16.9
Primary health care units and centres (per 10 000 population)  0.2
Total life expectancy at birth (years)  76.4

Source: Country statistical profiles (2013)

See Bahrain country profile

WHO collaboration

Country Cooperation Strategy