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Health Sciences: Qatar-Related

Healthcare System

Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV) clearly sets out the value of a healthy population and how Qatar's health system should help develop and create a healthy nation for the benefit of existing and future generations. To achieve this, everyone needs to take responsibility for developing a healthier society. According to the Qatar Public Health Strategy 2017-2022, its purpose is to "further develop an integrated and comprehensive system that can effectively address current and future public health challenges" (p14). This guide aims to provide specific information related to and about public health in the State of Qatar for both professionals and the general public. 

Qatar provides universal healthcare to all its residents, including expatriates. Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the country's primary provider of healthcare services and it manages several hospitals and healthcare centers. In 2016, it became the first healthcare system to have all its hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) under the Academic Medical Center accreditation program. It was also the first to achieve institutional accreditation from the AGMCE International LLC. 

Below is a list of hospitals in the country. Please note that this list does not advertise or recommend any business, facility, or service. Click each link provided for more information about them. 

Government hospitals (HMC's community hospitals): 

Aisha Bint Hamad Al Attiyah Hospital (AAH)

Al Khor Hospital

Al Wakra Hospital

Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital (HMGH)

Rumailah Hospital

The Cuban Hospital 

Women’s Wellness and Research Center (WWRC)

Specialty clinics under HMC: 

Ambulatory Care Center (ACC)

Communicable Disease Center (CDC)

Enaya Specialized Care Center

Heart Hospital 

National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR) 

National Obesity Treatment Center

Qatar Rehabilitation Institute (QRI)

Private general and specialty hospitals: 

Al-Ahli Hospital

Al Emadi Hospital 

Al Esraa Medical Centre

Al Esraa Polyclinic 

Al Safa Medical Polyclinic

Al Shefa Polyclinic

Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine (AMNM)

American Hospital Clinics (AHC) 

Apollo Clinic Qatar

Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital

Aster Medical Center

Atlas Medical Center

Atlas Polyclinic

DOC. Medical Center

Doha Clinic Hospital 

Dr. Hassan Al-Abdulla Medical Centre

Future Medical Centre

KIMS Qatar Medical Centre (KQMC) 

Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Center

Sidra Medicine

Syrian American Medical Centre (SAC)

Turkish Hospital

West Bay Medicare

Relevant Institutions and Organizations

The links below will direct you to the website of each institution where you can find more information about them, along with their annual reports. Universities such as Weill-Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WMC-Q), Qatar University (QU), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), and the University of Calgary in Qatar also conduct research and are involved in institutional collaborations and partnerships to carry out projects and initiatives related to continuing the advancement of healthcare and medical research in the country.

Are You Planning to Publish Your Research? Check This Out?

QNL offers a broad variety of services to support global dissemination and unrestricted-access to Qatar-based research such as having open access agreements with publishers, funding article processing charge (APC) to cover article processing charges in open access journals and developing a digital repository to support a permanent archive of Qatar-based research. Refer to these links for more information. 

Patient and Public Information

Here are some recommended sources that you may find useful. 

Guide to Cancer Services in Qatar 

NCCCR News & Views

Tobacco and Lung Cancer Factsheet


Here are some recommended sources that you may find useful. 

Education Videos on Diabetes - This page also includes videos on diabetes, its natural course, how to protect yourself from becoming one, and other educational resources on diabetes during COVID-19 pandemic. 

COVID-19 Prevention Advice for Diabetics 

Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) - QDA aims to raise the quality of life in the country through raising awareness on healthy lifestyles, diabetes management and prevention by providing innovative patient care, education and related services. 

Refer to the infographic below to understand blood sugar levels. 

Here are some recommended sources that you may find useful. 

Artificial Sweetener "Aspartame"

Qatar National Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plan

Browse this cookbook for some interesting recipe and healthy cooking options!

Here are some recommended sources and some health tips that you may find useful. 

Down Syndrome and Oral Health

Qatar's Oral Health Country Profile (2022)

Your Oral Health

Qataris and residents of Qatar can apply for a health card to access services at any of PHCC’s health centers and Hamad Medical Corporation’s healthcare facilities or hospitals. More information about obtaining a health card here