The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) has revealed that in 2023 the emirate’s healthcare facilities conducted more than 30,000 birth deliveries. Natural pregnancies and deliveries constituted 94 per cent, while 6 per cent utilised Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) methods available in the emirate.

More than 2,500 dedicated healthcare professionals ensure mothers and babies receive the highest quality maternal and delivery services. This includes 642 specialists and consultants in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (OBGYN), supported by 383 midwives and 39 resident assistants. Expertise also extended to Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM), reproductive medicine and infertility, anaesthesiology, critical care, and radiology as well as sonography, and embryology.

In Abu Dhabi, the success rate of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedures reached 42 per cent, making it one of the highest in the world, with more than 4,800 couples receiving IVF and other fertility treatments in 2022. The emirate offers a full spectrum of treatments including egg storage, fertilisation, embryo transplantation and others.

Abu Dhabi has made significant strides in enhancing assisted reproductive medical services, becoming a destination for those seeking to obtain such services from across the region. The department stated that the emirate is home to 12 licensed healthcare facilities that provide assisted reproductive services.

DoH remains committed to developing regulations and policies that ensure access and quality of various assisted reproductive services in the emirate. These regulations seek to enable couples with seamless services and treatments in line with international standards and best practices. The department continues to work closely with stakeholders across the sector to safeguard the population’s health and enhance longevity through the delivery of comprehensive and timely healthcare services to all members of the community.