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  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Located on the Persian Gulf, this Arab country was relatively poor until the discovery of oil. Most medical care used traditional herbal remedies or pastes, with a hospital opening at Doha, the country's capital, in 1945, staffed by one doctor. Six ...

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