Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States

Rapid changes to the environment and lifestyle of the Gulf over the course of mere decades have completely changed the health profile of the region. In order to promote rigorous, academic exploration of this subject, CIRS is launching a new research project on the topic of “Healthcare Policy and Politics in the Gulf States”. The purpose of the CIRS research initiative is to determine the economic, political, and social implications of healthcare management in the region. Employing a multi-disciplinary perspective this project examines existing conditions of healthcare systems in the GCC, identifies the existing challenges and pressures on the countries and societies, and assesses how through their policymaking apparatus is attempting to meet these challenges.

Background and Scope of the Project
Click here for a theoretical background of the research initiative and the outlined scope of the project.


Working Group Meetings
Click here for an overview of the introductory session where the scholars discuss the parameters of the initiative and offer original areas of research.