The UAE government is committed to WHO's constitution stipulating that health is a basic right and is working towards the objectives of providing an accessible and equitable universal health care program for the country population. However, since 1971, the lifestyle of the local population has shifted from a traditional and semi-nomadic way of life to an urbanized regime causing a subsequent change in the population health and nature of illnesses in the country.
Nowadays, Cardiovascular disease, Cancers, Road traffic accidents and occupational injuries, mental health illnesses, respiratory illness, and diabetes are the top health problems facing the country. These are also the primary causes of premature death worldwide. Apart from that, the rapid population growth in the UAE coupled with the vast diversity of the cultural background of the and the healthcare workforce is adding up to the significant challenges that the government is facing to deliver efficient and effective health programs to improve the life of the population.