Bahrain's Healthcare: Quality, Access, and Innovation

The Kingdom of Bahrain prioritizes health and well-being, ensuring all citizens and residents have access to quality healthcare services. With a healthcare system that meets international standards, Bahrain provides comprehensive care, including prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, in both public and private facilities. Focused on advancing public health initiatives and embracing technological innovations, Bahrain is dedicated to nurturing the health and prosperity of its community. The Government of Bahrain strives to become a leading, high-quality healthcare provider in the Gulf region. It sees the healthcare sector as integral to Bahrain’s Vision 2030 (PDF, 279KB, 26 pages) and its progressive evolution into a service-oriented economy. Bahrain is investing in healthcare infrastructure, including hospitals and clinics, upgrading medical appliances, and establishing a genetic disease research center.

Healthcare in the Kingdom of Bahrain: A Commitment to Comprehensive Well-being

The Kingdom of Bahrain prioritizes your health with a well-rounded healthcare system managed by the Supreme Council of Health, the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA), and the Ministry of Health. This integrated approach ensures high-quality, regulated, and sustainable healthcare for all citizens and residents.

Healthcare for All

Bahrain's commitment to "Healthcare for All" has been a cornerstone of its national policy since the 1990s, successfully providing its citizens and residents with a spectrum of advanced, free, and subsidized healthcare services. This enduring initiative aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 dedicated to ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being across all community members’ ages. Bahrain's approach exemplifies a steadfast commitment to accessible healthcare, reflecting its dedication to the health and prosperity of its community.

National Health Information Program (I-SEHA)

The National Health Information Program (I-SEHA), a key initiative of Bahrain's Ministry of Health, exemplifies the integration of quality, regulation, and accessibility in healthcare services. This program aligns with Bahrain’s National Health Plan (PDF, 1 MB, 62 pages), offering a streamlined, comprehensive healthcare system accessible to all citizens. I-SEHA enhances service delivery through fast and efficient online transactions, backed by an advanced infrastructure that interconnects various government entities, optimizing resource use and reducing redundancy.

Sehati Mobile app is a digital channel provided by the Government of Bahrain to offer digital health services to Bahrain’s citizens and residents. The App is a single, convenient platform for users to access healthcare services. It allows users to book appointments, view medical records, ask a doctor, and access health information from their smartphones. The app has a comprehensive range of features, making it a one-stop shop for all healthcare needs. The app is also beneficial for healthcare providers, as it helps them to streamline their operations and improve efficiency.

Commitment to Quality, Efficiency, and Reliability

The National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) ensures high standards are obtained in healthcare services and facilities. The NHRA regulates both public and private healthcare providers, regulates medical licensing, oversees medication pricing and quality, investigates patient complaints, and approves clinical research, reinforcing Bahrain's commitment to efficient, reliable, and high-quality healthcare services. Individuals can also submit a medical complaint online if needed.

National Health Plan

The National Health Plan in Bahrain, overseen by the Supreme Council of Health encompasses a comprehensive range of health services across the Kingdom. This plan focuses on the development of healthcare skills and the regulations of medical professionals, including doctors and technicians, to ensure they meet the highest standards of qualification and service. This approach underlines Bahrain's commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare to its citizens.

The National Health Insurance program (Sehati) aims to provide effective and high-quality health services with efficient resource utilization to achieve the best results and to guarantee the rights of the patient, most importantly their right to choose the service provider and provide opportunities for the private sector to provide basic and complementary services as a competitor to the public sector under the Health Insurance Law.

Elderly Healthcare

In Bahrain, citizens enjoy free healthcare from birth, reflecting the Kingdom's commitment to providing medical services for all life stages. The Ministry of Health extends its support to elderly patients through mobile units and home visits, especially for those unable to access health centers, complemented by the Ministry of Social Development's provision of daycare, residential care services, and social assistance for the elderly.

Mother and Childcare

Mother and Child health services are provided to all citizens and residents in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The well-being of mothers and children is a top priority, as evidenced by the implementation of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) to safeguard the health of the young and future generations. Every hospital in Bahrain features a specialized Mother and Children unit, ensuring focused care for this vital demographic.

Complementing these services are health awareness campaigns conducted in educational institutions, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to promote school healthcare and preventative care. This comprehensive approach to mother and child healthcare aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal No. 3, emphasizing the commitment to fostering healthy lives and promoting well-being for all ages.

BeAware Bahrain’s Digital Framework Set Example in Combating COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging across the globe in 2019, the Kingdom of Bahrain has set an example for proactively focusing on nation-wide preparedness and collaboration to strengthen the country’s ability to successfully manage the pandemic. BeAware Bahrain initiative is the Institutional resilience & innovative response to the COVID-19 pandemic through a Whole-of-Government approach digital framework supported by various integrations with key stakeholders.

The “BeAware Bahrain” App is a quick and reliable response to an active situation within the society using open source, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data analysis, and Cloud technology. Its agility capitalized on the matured interoperability among different institutions (Public and Private) involved in the Pandemic containment. The App engaged Society, and individuals as key players and ultimate beneficiaries. The App provided doctors with live data to be able to identify patterns and improve guidelines and treatment while providing health administrators with estimations to ensure sustainability of health services and business continuity.

The Government of Bahrain decided to implement a Digital COVID-19 Vaccine passports as early as mid-February 2021. Bahrain became one of the first countries in the world to use a digital COVID-19 vaccine passport. BeAware App functions as a digital vaccine passport that officials can verify. The BeAware app can be used for future potential pandemics to assist in the tracking and spread of new viruses.

National Genome Program

Bahrain took pioneering steps in healthcare, launching the National Genome Program in 2019, which aims to collect 50,000 samples from citizens to draw Bahrain’s genetic map and create a comprehensive database that contributes to monitoring and preventing genetic diseases.


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Government Services Catalogue

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As we navigate through the digital age, Bahrain confirms its commitment to transparency and innovation through the Open Data initiative through Bahrain’s Open Data Portal. This platform is a testament to our dedication to making government data openly available, supporting the principles of accountability and enabling informed decision-making. By providing access to a treasure trove of data, we empower everyone to explore, analyze, and create solutions that drive social and economic progress. The initiative underscores our belief in the power of data to transform lives, foster a culture of knowledge-sharing, and stimulate growth.

We encourage you to leverage this valuable resource, sparking innovation and contributing to the Kingdom’s development. For an enriching journey into the world of Open Data, and to explore the possibilities, visit Bahrain’s Open Data Portal

Together, let's embrace the opportunity to contribute to Bahrain's digital evolution and ensure that our journey towards national development is a shared endeavor. 

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Content Last Updated: 14 Jul, 2024

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