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Qatar's Expertise Allows for Quick Response to Health Emergencies

Qatar's Expertise Allows for Quick, Effective Response to Health emergencies

  • Publish date: Friday، 15 April 2022
Qatar's Expertise Allows for Quick Response to Health Emergencies
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HE Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, affirmed at the Qatar Health Conference 2022 held in February that the health sector is ready for any circumstances due to its expertise, experience, commitment, and solidarity of the healthcare system in the country to achieve the desired goals.

Qatar's Expertise Allows for Quick Response to Health EmergenciesThe health system in Qatar works to respond to any pandemic or abnormal health situation in a proactive and preparatory manner and in a scientific approach to any exceptional circumstances through a court system in which all parties in the country participate.
This includes the preparations that precede the country's hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, where healthcare workers will have a very important role in the tournament.
Her Excellency Minister of Public Health confirmed on several occasions that healthcare teams in Qatar have been preparing for the World Cup for many years. They also have great experience in participating in hosting major events and mass gatherings.
She added that the healthcare teams have previously participated in many major tournaments and events hosted by Qatar, including the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019, the World Athletics Championships 2019, and the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021, she said. The healthcare teams in Qatar have extensive experience in providing healthcare services during major public events and gatherings in Qatar and are ready to meet the requirements of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

In addition to that, Qatar has one of the lowest death rates from Covid-19 in the world.
Qatar's efforts in this regard obtained the 15th place in the German magazine Der Spiegel among countries that dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic in the best way, and it was the only Arab country to be included in it.

Qatar's efforts in this regard obtained the 15th place in the German magazine Der Spiegel among countries that dealt with the Covid-19 pandemic in the best way, and it was the only Arab country to be included in it.

Qatar ranked among the top 10 countries in the world in terms of vaccination coverage against Covid-19 compared to its population.

The Ministry of Public Health also recently approved the use of the fourth dose of the Pfizer/Biontech and Moderna vaccine against Covid-19 for individuals at high risk of severe infection.
The fourth dose is given to individuals aged 60 years and over and individuals with chronic diseases that increase the risk of severe infection caused by Covid-19 regardless of age.
The fourth dose is given to these individuals four months after they receive the booster (or third) dose or become infected with Covid-19.
The Ministry of Public Health based these steps to address the pandemic, according to the latest scientific and clinical evidence, which affirms its scientific and proactive approach to addressing various health emergencies and pandemics.

The Ministry of Public Health has also prepared the National Health Security Plan, which will enhance the commitment of Qatar to the International Health Regulations, with the participation of the World Health Organization and partners in the health sector, and work to add a number of precautionary and complementary plans to the national framework for health emergencies.