Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States

Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States

CIRS launched a multi-disciplinary research initiative that explores the economic, political, and social implications of healthcare management in the region. Rapid changes to the environment and lifestyle of the Gulf over the course of mere decades have completely changed the health profile of the region. In order to promote rigorous, academic exploration of this subject, CIRS launched a research project on the topic of “Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States.” The purpose of the CIRS research initiative is to determine the economic, political, and social implications of healthcare management in the region. Employing a multi-disciplinary perspective this project examines existing conditions of healthcare systems in the GCC, identifies the existing challenges and pressures on the countries and societies, and assesses how through their policymaking apparatus is attempting to meet these challenges.

Background and Scope of the Project

Background and Scope of the Project

Over the course of the past decades, robust earnings for the Gulf Cooperation Council states have led to increasing state-led development in many different socioeconomic sectors. Along with investing in…
Publications

Publications

Book Ravinder Mamtani and Albert B. Lowenfels, eds., Critical Issues in Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf Cooperation Council States (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2018).  This is the first…
Working Group Meetings

Working Group Meetings

Click here to read about the “Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States” Working Group Meeting I Click here to read about “Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States” Working…