Abu Dhabi will host the 24th annual Arab Hospitals Federation Forum, held on 25 and 26 September 2023 at the Conrad Abu Dhabi Hotel – Etihad Towers, organised by the Arab Hospitals Federation in cooperation with its strategic partner, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi. Held under the theme of Leading Tomorrow’s Healthcare: Sustainability, Transformation, Collaboration, this year’s forum will cover a range of topics including leading Arab hospitals towards transformation, sustainability, leadership, digital health, innovation and other topics. These discussions will be brought by an esteemed group of international and regional experts, with the aim of advancing the future of healthcare sectors in the region.

The forum will welcome 50 speakers from 12 countries around the world including the ministers of health from many Arab countries. The ministers will participate in the first three panel discussion sessions, where they will share their ideas, insights and experiences on various topics, centred around the concept of health for all. The event will feature the participation of representatives from various Arab health authorities including government officials, representatives of the League of Arab States (LAS) and key decision makers from major institutions and international companies.

Her Excellency Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside our partners at the Arab Hospitals Federation to host such a pivotal healthcare event in the emirate, bringing together decision makers and healthcare professionals to discuss the development of the region’s healthcare sectors and exchange best practices and successful experiences. In Abu Dhabi, we are committed to building new partnerships and collaborations in our healthcare sector, stemming from our belief in the importance of joining efforts and further cementing the emirate’s position as a leading healthcare destination globally.”

Alice Yammine Boueiz, Chief Executive Officer at Arab Hospitals Federation, said: “The Arab Hospitals Federation continues its commitment to highlighting the distinguished healthcare sectors in the Arab world including the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Its world-class healthcare system is evident in its well-established infrastructure, high-quality care and cutting-edge research. Furthermore, the emirate’s healthcare sector holds a leading position as one of the best and most advanced healthcare sectors on a regional and global level. We have chosen Abu Dhabi to host this important event, reflecting the federation’s commitment to building a strong strategic partnership with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi. Through this partnership, we aim to share the emirate’s knowledge and successful experiences and apply them across the Arab healthcare sector.”

The event is welcoming delegations from Arab countries and other countries from around the world.  The delegations will be represented by policymakers, directors of public and private hospitals, doctors, administrators and workers in the healthcare sector. During the two days, the forum includes a specialised exhibition that allows service providers to showcase their latest distinguished services in the healthcare sector.           

The forum is held in cooperation with the League of Arab States, a number of Arab ministries of health, the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, the Executive Office of the Council of Arab Ministers of Health, the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau, the Abu Dhabi Residents Office, the AmCham Abu Dhabi and the US-UAE Business Council, in addition to a number of medical and nursing unions in Arab countries and Arab health organisations and associations, with the main support of the Q Holding and contributions from Hamad Medical Corporation, Viatris, and Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Heaps for Artificial Intelligence, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City , NMC Healthcare Group, Malaffi Health Information Exchange platform, Elegancia Healthcare in Qatar, Abbott and in media partnership with Arab Hospital Magazine.

To learn more about the forum, visit the website: medhealth2023.ahfonline.net