Developments in MOH Health Services and Institutions
Developments in MOH Health Services and Institutions since 1980
Sixth Five-Year Plan
Number of Hospitals
Number of Hospital Beds
In July 2000, the World Health Organisation’s World Health Report ranked Oman first in healthcare delivery efficiency and utilisation of financial resources among 191 national systems. Oman also figured among the top ten of the world’s most effective healthcare systems overall. That’s no small vindication for a nation that in 1970 had just two hospitals.
Expenditure on healthcare (see box) has...
As nations progress along the road of socio-economic and health developments, there is a marked change in the picture of the diseases and health problems that prevail among them.
Thus there would be substantial decline in environment-related and infectious diseases paving the way for an increased proportion of death, morbidity, chronic handicap and disability, which are attributed to chronic and...
In 1977, WHO member states agreed during the 30th meeting of the general assembly that the most important world-wide goal in the coming decade should be the attainment by all people of the world of a level of health that will permit them to lead a socially and economically productive life. This was the global goal known now as “Health for All by Year 2000”. This means that the level of health of...
There had been a long history of practicing medicine in Oman. Long before 1970, traditional healers have practiced herbal and spiritual remedies as well as a range of primitive surgical skills that they have inherited from their fathers and grandfathers. Modern medicine was introduced since more than 100 years. However, the first hospital seems to have been established in 1933. However,...
Malaria had been always the number one health problem in Oman. With the very rapid development which started in the whole country since 1970. A Malaria Control Programme started, but it did not control the problem efficiently. In 1991, the Ministry of Health firmly desired to eradicate malaria, so it ensured technical, administrative and practical feasibility of the programme, and launched the...