Qatar's health sector has undergone a huge growth in recent years, and made great strides in many areas as the country ranked among the world's developed countries in providing comprehensive health care coping with the best health care systems in the world.
Visitors of Qatar at the present time can touch the progress made in health care especially in big medical institutions which begun to compete with their rivals that have international reputation in Medicare and nursing services. These institutions are health education and research centers such as Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Specialist and Educational Hospital, and the Sidra Medical and Research Center, a high-tech academic medical center initiated by Her Highness Sheikha Moza to offer world-class clinical care, medical training and biomedical research in Qatar.
Among other hallmarks in health sector in Qatar there are distinguished medical achievements made by the national health care institutions on technical and curative levels. Some of these institutions were pioneer in the region such as Hamad Medical City Complex which started operating on 17 May 2003, and the accreditation of Hamad Medical Corporation by (Joint Commission International) JCI, an international body that assesses medical centers across the world. In addition to this, education and treatment institutions and centers were equipped with state-of-the art laboratories and medical equipments.
The health sector has come a long way to provide the most advanced medical equipments and qualified cadres as well as expand the health insurance network and cover of health services all over the country through a wide network of hospitals and health centers in various parts of the country.