Dubai Health Authority (DHA) provides a quality healthcare system in Dubai by setting and ensuring policies and strategies for healthcare in public and private hospitals and clinics in Dubai.
DHA works to ensure that public health is protected and quality of life is improved, provides health strategy for Dubai to meet future needs, ensures partnerships between public and private health service providers, provides licensing and regulation across the Dubai Health Sector and strives to increase the transparency and accountability of the healthcare system in the emirate.
Its mission is to always adhere to values of quality, protection of patient rights, clinical competence and patients' safety amongst others, while ensuring a future where patients, their families, friends and visitors to Dubai have access to the best medical care whenever they need it.
According to the Dubai Health Strategy that was released in October 2011, Dubai Health Authority intends to overhaul the medical sector in Dubai to ensure that everyone has quick, affordable and efficient access to healthcare services. This plan will take effect over the next two years and ensure that both Emiratis and expatriates will be able to afford health care.