The Health Council of the Cooperation Council States is an active Gulf organization in the health field, as it was established in Safar 1396 AH corresponding to February 1976 AD. It is organizationally linked to the General Secretariat of the Arab States of the Gulf Cooperation Council. It also enjoys a legal personality, financial and administrative independence, and the powers and competencies necessary to achieve all its objectives. Its membership is limited to the countries of the Cooperation Council, along with the Republic of Yemen, which joined it in 2003.
Advancing and upgrading the level of the health sector in Member States by presenting constructive initiatives, responding to regional and global health issues and challenges, supporting decision-making and health policies, and coordinating joint Gulf action to enhance cooperation and integration among Member States in the health field, in order to achieve the goals of the Council.
A Gulf organization with a prestigious regional and global position, which has a pivotal role, contributes effectively to advancing the process of cooperation and joint Gulf health action to achieve sustainable health.
The strategic plan aims to set a general framework for the parameters and steps to be taken during a specific period of time. The council’s strategy for the next three years is based on keeping pace with the health care strategy in the Gulf countries, with a focus on supporting the health sector through distinguished services and activities, as well as intensifying prevention and awareness programs for citizens and residents in order to Supporting the growth strategy of the Gulf public and private health sectors.
The Council’s annual reports come with the aim of highlighting the most important achievements of the various works and achievements in the GCC Health Council, and the most important programs and initiatives of the Council that have contributed to raising the efficiency of health systems, in cooperation with the ministries of health in the GCC countries.