Govt. of UAE has been nominated for the prestigious Gandhi Mandela Award to be held later this year. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a well-developed and modern healthcare sector, and expats will find quality services in both the public and private sectors, although costs in the private sector are high and increasing annually. Standards of health care are considered to be generally high in the United Arab Emirates, resulting from increased government spending during strong economic ears.
According the government of UAE total expenditures on health care from 1996 to 2003 were AED 1,601,384,360.05 [US$436 million].
Abu Dhabi is leading the way in using national Electronic health record data as a live longitudinal cohort in the assessment of risk of cardiovascular disease.
According to the World Health Organization, in 2004 total expenditures on health care constituted 2.9 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), and the per capital expenditure for health care was US$497.
These awards will be given to personalities who have made significant contribution in the fields of Peace, Social Welfare, Culture, Environment, Education, Healthcare, Sports and Innovation.
The Awardees will be selected by a jury of eminent personalities, including former Chief Justice of Supreme Court & former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of India, Nepal and Bangladesh namely former Chief Justice of India Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice Dipak Misra, former Chief Justice of Nepal Justice Kedar Nath Upadhyay, former Chief Justice of Bangladesh Justice M.D. Tafazzul Islam, International Yoga Guru and Founder of Patanjali Yogpeeth Baba Ramdev along with former Justice of Supreme Court of India Justice Gyan Sudha Misra.