Ministry of Health and Prevention is the federal health authority, which provides comprehensive healthcare to all citizens and residents through its preventive and curative health services. It is responsible for developing the readiness of the health system to deal with pandemics and other health risks.
It launches initiatives and projects to promote the health of the community through the provision of comprehensive and innovative health services and launch of campaigns to enhance awareness of the health of the community.
It builds state-of-the-art hospitals equipped with the latest equipment across the country and recruits highly experienced medical staff. It is keen to develop health information systems and provide regulatory and oversight services to the health sector.
In addition, the UAE established Emirates Health Services Establishment (EHS) to enhance the efficiency of the federal health sector by implementing strategic health-related policies and standards, and preventive care set by MoHaP. EHS provides healthcare and treatment services, implements preventive measures and combats epidemics and diseases.
Local health authorities
Some emirates have established health authorities to implement health services in their respective emirate. In the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Department of Health- Abu Dhabi is the body that shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, inspects against regulations, enforces standards and encourages adoption of world–class, best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the emirate. In the emirate of Dubai, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in the emirate of Sharjah, Sharjah Health Authoritycarry out similar responsibilities.