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About Qatar

Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by all member states of the United-Nations in 2015, describe a universal agenda that applies to and must be implemented by all countries. The SDG Index and Dashboards Report is the first worldwide study to assess where each country stands with regard to achieving the SDGs. Sound metrics and data are critical for turning the SDGs into practical tools for problem solving. SDGs set standards not only for emerging and developing countries, but also for the industrialized nations. Governments and civil society alike can utilize the SDG Index and Dashboards Report to identify priorities for action, understand key implementation challenges, track progress, ensure accountability, and identify gaps that must be closed in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030.

This page will expand on Qatar’s current strategic alignment towards the SDGs, including references from the numerous national strategies that have been implemented to achieve Qatar’s National Vision 2030. By clicking on each of the following icons, you will be directed on a brief summary to what Qatar achieved for each of the respective SDGs that Qatar has tackled or is in the process of tackling.

It is exciting to mention that HH Sheikha Moza has been selected for a second time to be an Advocate of the Sustainable Development Goals in recognition of her leading role in providing quality education, youth empowerment, and human development through her initiatives at the local and international levels.

Good Health and Well-Being

Strategic Alignment

  • The human development pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030 expresses Qatar’s ambition to develop a healthy population, physically and mentally. It is within the context of progressing closer to QNV 2030 that the National Health Strategy 2018-2022 directs the health sector’s next period of growth, as one of eight sector strategies that comprise Qatar’s National Development Strategy 2018-2022.
  • Currently, Qatar’s health system is improving at a dramatic pace. Since the launch of the first National Health Strategy in 2011, the health system has invested heavily in expanding the healthcare service provision, additional infrastructure, workforce capacity and capabilities. As a result, most of the population now has access to high-quality healthcare and enjoys a good quality of life in line with regional benchmarks (London School of Economics, 2017).

Context

  • ICT Alignment: The health system has also been optimized to deliver exemplary online services, such as the MyHealth Patient Portal, MyHealth enables patients to access their key health records anywhere via the internet. The portal gives them access to key medical information including test results, upcoming appointments and medications. It shows one single record of information, regardless of whether you were seen at Hamad Medical Corporation or Primary Health Care Corporation.
  • Example of a long-term health initiative is the Qatar Biobank, which was launched by Qatar to reduce the number of chronic illnesses in the population and improve the health of future generations through medical research on the causes of prevalent illnesses. This is done by gathering biological samples and information on the health and lifestyle of Qatar’s people.