Qatar's health system has been ranked 13th best in the world and first in the Middle East by the 2017 Legatum Prosperity Index. The annual index measures and ranks the health of people living in 149 countries.
A comprehensive review process assessed three key measures of the quality of each country's healthcare system, including basic mental and physical health, health infrastructure, and the availability of preventive care.
Qatar's health ranking within the Legatum Prosperity Index has risen in the past ten years, advancing from 27th in the world in 2008 to 13th place at present.
"To be ranked 13th in the world is a wonderful endorsement of the quality of care we deliver every day to patients across our health system, HE the Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan Mohamed al-Kuwari, said.
"The transformation of Qatar's health system in recent decades has been remarkable. We have made enormous progress in terms of both increasing capacity and advancing the quality of care. The growth has been rapid and rivals any country in the world in terms of the pace of change," she explained.
Source: Government of Qatar