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Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) was established in 2019 as per the law of establishment No. (14) for the year 2019 that was issued by his Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. The entity was established to ensure a public health system that maintains the health of the population in the Emirate and guarantee workers’ safety through the promotion of public health and preventive health concepts.

The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre is the first of its kind in the region and sits within the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) which is the regulative body of the Healthcare Sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. DoH defines the strategy for the health system, monitors and analyses the health status of the population and performance of the system.
In addition, DoH shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, inspects against regulations, enforce standards, and encourages adoption of world – class best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate.

Abu Dhabi Vision

Historically, the United Arab Emirates has been miles ahead in providing its citizens with top quality health care. The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may his soul rest in peace) established the country’s health care infrastructure in 1960 with modest yet robust beginnings. Moving forward, the current UAE leadership has learned many lessons and has been striving to provide and maintain the best possible public health care system as one of their top priorities.

These efforts have been based upon the World Health Organization’s definition of public health as the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through organized community efforts. The Abu Dhabi Government has kept pace with national and global developments in the fields of public health and this approach is evident in the existence of public health concepts within the legislation of various government agencies that ensure the provision of the necessary infrastructure.

Today, community members are looking optimistically and positively at the outputs of the initiatives and programs included in the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, which aims to provide an educational system, health care and high-level infrastructure. In light of this approach, his Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, issued a law establishing the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre in 2019.

A Healthy and Safe Society

The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre aims to achieve its vision of moving “towards a healthy and safe society” by preparing and implementing policies, managing strategies, plans, initiatives and programs for the centre in cooperation with all the associated partners. This also includes contributing to emergency response operations related to epidemics, infectious diseases, disasters and crises.


The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre looks forward to promoting a culture of a healthy lifestyle among community members by protecting them from diseases and giving them a promise of a happy and content life by achieving the vision and aspirations of the leadership of the UAE, the government of Abu Dhabi, and its honourable people in all aspects of public health. It remains committed and aware of the importance of the health and safety of the society for the safety and security of its future generations.

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