DOHA, Qatar, October 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The Legatum Institute released its 10th annual global Prosperity Index in November, a survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. One of the big components of the ranking is how healthy a country's people are, the study ranked the best healthcare systems worldwide, with Qatar featuring at number 15.
According the Legatum Institute, three key components identified as a measurement of the quality of healthcare system include the country's basic mental and physical health, health infrastructure, and the availability of preventative care.
Commenting on the article http://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/16-countries-best-healthcare-world-a7976626.html , Dr Mariam Abdul Al Malik, managing director of Primary Healthcare Corporation in Qatar said, "This ranking marks the remarkable effort being made in Qatar to ensure that we are delivering excellence in health care services to all of our citizens, in line with the vision of our wise leadership HH The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to drive a national effort towards making Qatar a healthier community.
"We are also honored by the leadership HH the Father Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa, which saw the launch of the first 5 year National Health Strategy, driving the country towards sustainable development in healthcare by presenting a pragmatic framework to build a successful healthcare system that meet the needs of Qatar's population."
Following PHCC's participation in Annual International Primary Conference hosted by RCGP, Dr Abdul Malik added, "The PHCC leadership has always been keen on placing high standards as a benchmark for our services to ensure that quality is at the heart of the service we deliver.
"Qatar National Vision 2030, under the leadership of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad highlights on the significance of building a healthy community for sustainable development. This has inspired excellence in our healthcare system, securing Canadian Diamond Accreditation earlier this year. The accreditation award underlined the significance of primary care as a foundation of the whole health system, highlighting the quality and excellent service that was experienced in Qatar."
During a meeting between Dr Abdel Malik and Dr Terry Kemple, the President of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Dr. Kemple commended the PHCC's efforts to deliver a service that reflects the corporation's values, providing caring, patient centric healthcare services and its innovative response to community needs.
Dr. Kemple also recognized the significant platform created by PHCC at the 3rd International Primary Healthcare Conference due to be held in Doha between 17-19 November. The conference will be host to distinguished medical figures from the UK, Canada, USA and Qatar including Lord Darzi, Professor Salman Al Rawaf and Dr David Smith from the UK; Professor Michael Kidd of the University of Toronto; Dr Maureen Topps and Professor David Topps of the University of Calgary - Alberta in Canada; Dr Tom O'Callaghan from USA; Consultant Ahmad Al Shatti from Kuwair and several others Qatari professionals to be announced in the coming days.
Primary Health Care Corporation is the main provider of primary care in Qatar, delivering a comprehensive, integrated, patient-centered and affordable health and well-being services across health centers in the country.
The corporation aims to drive forward the nation's vision of a healthy population, focused on promoting healthy lifestyle, prevention, early diagnosis and the provision of long-term support to patients and their families.
For more information, contact PHCC on PublicRelationsandMedia@phcc.gov.qa +974-5509-3146
SOURCE Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC)