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Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic

Amit Varma, Ismail Dergaa, Maysaa Ashkanani, Sarah Musa, Miaaz Zidan .

Abstract
Objectives: Analysis and review of the public health policies implemented by Qatar, contributing to improvised outcomes in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study Design: A wide range of responses from public health departments and governments around the world has led to varied results in tackling the pandemic. We analysed the public health policies implemented in Qatar to curb the spread of Covid-19, taking into consideration the roles of various departments including the Ministry of Public Health, primary and secondary health care services, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Interior.
Methods: We looked at how Qatar has implemented its public health policies and managed to curb the COVID-19 outbreak very effectively and efficiently in-spite of having the highest number of COVID-19 positive patients per million population in the world. We evaluated the information which is available publicly on the official websites of the various organizations involved.
Results: The implementation of their policies has resulted in the country recording one of the lowest mortality rates in the world with excellent patient outcomes. Qatar has also succeeded in preventing to a large extent, the second wave of COVID-19 in dealing with the pandemic.
Conclusion: We recommend similar measures to successfully help slow the transmission of COVID-19 and protect healthcare systems around the world. Its pertinent to continue community awareness regarding infection control and prevention measures as well as strengthening surveillance systems and mobilising all available sectors early in the course of a pandemic. This helps reduce morbidity and mortality of the vulnerable population as well as enables the frontline workers who are doing the best they can, to protect the people of the country.

Key words: COVID-19, Crisis Management, Pandemic, Policy, Public Health.


 
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Varma A, Dergaa I, Ashkanani M, Musa S, MZ, . Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.covid-19-qatar


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Varma A, Dergaa I, Ashkanani M, Musa S, MZ, . Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. http://www.mdpub.net/?mno=26492 [Access: March 11, 2021]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.covid-19-qatar


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Varma A, Dergaa I, Ashkanani M, Musa S, MZ, . Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.covid-19-qatar



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Varma A, Dergaa I, Ashkanani M, Musa S, MZ, . Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.covid-19-qatar



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Varma, A., Dergaa, I., Ashkanani, M., Musa, S., , M. Z. & (2021) Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.covid-19-qatar



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Varma, Amit, Ismail Dergaa, Maysaa Ashkanani, Sarah Musa, Miaaz Zidan, and . 2021. Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.covid-19-qatar



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Varma, Amit, Ismail Dergaa, Maysaa Ashkanani, Sarah Musa, Miaaz Zidan, and . "Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic." doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.covid-19-qatar



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Varma, Amit, Ismail Dergaa, Maysaa Ashkanani, Sarah Musa, Miaaz Zidan, and . "Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic." doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.covid-19-qatar



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Varma, A., Dergaa, I., Ashkanani, M., Musa, S., , M. Z. & (2021) Analysis of Qatar’s successful public health policy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.covid-19-qatar