Her Excellency Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari was appointed Minister of Public Health in January 2016.
Her Excellency the Minister of Public Health worked as Managing Director of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) before being appointed Minister of Public Health.
She joined HMC’s Women’s Hospital in 1996 and rose through the ranks to become Managing Director in 2007.
Prior to that, Her Excellency the Minister of Public Health worked at the World Health Organisation (WHO), Reuters and as a freelance health reporter.
Her Excellency the Minister of Public Health has a PhD in Healthcare Management from Brunel University in the UK.
Her Excellency the Minister of Public Health has overall responsibility for all Ministry of Health issues including:
- Oversight of the quality and effectiveness of services delivered by public and private sector health service providers
- Oversight of public health service programs, including disease prevention, occupational health, food safety, environmental safety and national immunization programs
- Preparation and development of Qatar’s National Health and Public Health Strategies, and monitoring their progress