Ministry of Public Health
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) is the government entity responsible for drafting and overseeing the implementation of healthcare policy in Qatar. They aim to achieve better health, better care, and better value for all. MOPH is currently involved in making sure the goals outlined in the National Health Strategy 2018-2022 are met.
The National Health Strategy 2018-2022 is focused on aligning existing services and resources so they better fit the needs of the population that is rapidly stabilizing in its growth compared to previous years. The main way that MOPH aims to achieve these goals is through the implementation of the population health approach. This approach aims to achieve improvements by addressing the health needs of population groups rather than individuals, recognizing that factors such as gender, geography, employment status and age have a large impact upon individual health needs. The strategy has identified seven priority populations and five system-wide priorities. Twelve National Health Strategy Leads have been appointed to lead the planning and implementation for the twelve strategy priorities.
The MOPH has always been in charge of handling services that fall on the intersection of business and healthcare. They have continued their role as the provider of certifications, registrations, and assessments for healthcare related companies and organizations. They also offer services primarily aimed at making operations more efficient for those businesses and organizations, such as the option to request briefings.