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At a glance

The Healthcare sector in Qatar ranks 4th best in the world, with the sector expected to gain prominence as medical tourism is set to be one of the major drivers of the country’s economic diversification strategy. Consequently, the healthcare industry has experienced unprecedent levels of growth and is estimated to reach $12 billion by 2024.

Furthermore, the growth of investment in the sector aligns with the human development pillar of Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030, expressing Qatar’s ambition to develop a healthy population, physically and mentally. This was accompanied by developing and upgrading the existing healthcare services with investments in state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructures, facilities and technologies.


Best healthcare system in the world

Healthcare system in Qatar ranks 4th in the world

$5.8 bn


$5.8 billion in investments in the healthcare market

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Aspetar is the first specialised Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in the Gulf region. It provides the highest possible medical treatment for sports-related injuries in a state-of-the-art facility, staffed by some of the world’s leading sports medicine practitioners and researchers.
Through the delivery of excellence in sports medicine, physiotherapy, sports science, orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, Aspetar services the needs of football and Sports Clubs and Federations throughout the state of Qatar, and regularly services international athletes and professional sportspeople.
In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence” by F-MARC and “IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014. In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”.
Aspetar provides a full service offering from injury prevention to injury management and performance improvement. The philosophy of Aspetar is to provide sportspeople with the clinical support, knowledge and facilities to maximise their training and competitive potential. This is achieved through tailored education programmes and support in areas of health including fitness assessment, nutrition, psychology, physiology and physical training.


Primary Health Care Corporation health centres

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) is the premier non-profit primary health care provider in Qatar. It’s dedicated to being the leader in transforming the health and wellbeing of people’s lives in Qatar by operating and managing different Health Centres across Qatar.
Primary Health Care Corporation is a an innovative, people-centred organisation, employing over 4,000 clinicians, all responsible for the delivery of high quality, accessible and affordable comprehensive health care services to citizens, residents or visitors to Qatar.


Ministry of Public Health eHealth initiatives

Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has been moving in a strategic direction to provide improved healthcare services by innovative and modern information systems, technologies and digital solutions that meet the needs of end-users, healthcare providers, healthcare professionals, regulators, and others. The eHealth initiative seeks to enhance the ability of the MoPH to monitor, manage and face health challenges effectively, ensure the quality and availability of health care, and support the monitoring of risk factors that threaten public health.



An expanding middle class and an ageing population across the globe provide a fertile ground for the growth of the pharmaceuticals market. With the size of the market also set to expand due to the effects of the pandemic and major investments in global healthcare systems, the Middle East pharma industry is poised for a big leap. Qatar’s major investment in medical infrastructure and R&D, in addition to an effective legal structure and availability of talent, offers a lucrative business climate for foreign investors eyeing the pharma market.

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Vaccine Manufacturing opportunities

Qatar is inviting leading global vaccine manufacturers to establish a vaccines facility in Qatar that can formulate and package generics locally.

Qatar is a thriving economy that offers robust, competitive, and attractive business opportunities. Its rapidly growing healthcare sector along with the country’s robust business ecosystem, world-class infrastructure, strategic location, and unparalleled connectivity make it an ideal location for vaccine manufacturing. Those who take up the opportunity may enjoy a potential import substitution of approximately $30 million annually, and an annual export potential of approximately $28 billion to the MENA, African, Central Asia, and European region.

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