Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai took a groundbreaking step on February 5, 2024, by adopting the National Women's Health Policy. This move signifies a pioneering initiative in the UAE's rich history of achievements in women's care. What does this policy involve, and how will it impact women in the UAE? Read on to find out.
It is a comprehensive national policy initiated by government entities, led by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, since the summer of 2023. This policy aims to enhance women's health and well-being by providing appropriate and equitable healthcare through a national, multi-sectoral framework. The aim is to promote women's health and provide the highest levels of preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative healthcare services at all stages of a woman's life.
This comprehensive policy, involving both the public and private sectors, will offer integrated healthcare for women in the UAE, ensuring the highest quality of physical and mental health services. Key aspects of this policy include:
This significant and pioneering step is unsurprising for the UAE, which has consistently set an admirable example in supporting and prioritizing women's health. Notable examples of this support include:
We hope that more countries in the region will follow the UAE's model of empowering women and supporting their healthcare needs. This way, women in our societies can enjoy the health, well-being, and care they rightfully deserve.