Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) is going to virtually participate in the Arab Health 2021. Taking place from June 21-24 under the theme ‘Looking Ahead. Embracing Innovation’, the event will be hosting more than 300 regional and international speakers along with over 5,200 peers from the healthcare sector at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Participating in the event, the regulator of Abu Dhabi's healthcare sector will exhibit a wide range of state-of-the-art initiatives developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, a number of key speakers from DoH will share their insights and developing trends in the healthcare sector during webinars organised on various issues.
Along with healthcare innovators, DoH will unveil its digital-driven health initiatives to highlight its continuous efforts aimed at strengthening and developing the healthcare ecosystem in the emirate. It will include innovative platforms and projects such as Abu Dhabi Healthcare Quality Index, Next Generation Nurses, Shiffa Program, OnVue Proctoring, and Health TechHub among others.
These projects have been successfully developed and optimised by DoH in partnership with the emirate's other relevant entities such as Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Abu Dhabi Global Market, Abu Dhabi Investment Office, Saal.ai, Khalifa University, and others.
During the event, leading speakers from Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) and DoH will share their expertise on key trending topics in healthcare. These speakers will include Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Executive Director of Communicable Diseases Department at the ADPHC and Official Spokesperson of the UAE Health Sector; Dr. Omniyat Al Hajeri, Executive Director of ADPHC's Public Health Department; and Asma Ahmed Al Ameri, Head of the Quality Monitoring Section at DoH. They will talk about wide-ranging topics such as the evolution of quality management in the digital era, targeted healthcare for special groups during COVID-19 and infection control.
Dr. Hamed Ali Al Hashemi, Director of Strategy at DoH, stated that the emirate has set new benchmarks globally with its notable initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Abu Dhabi's healthcare sector has prioritised innovation across various sectors since the pandemic outbreak. It has helped DoH and its partners in successfully strengthening Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination in the healthcare sector across the world, he added.
"DoH is delighted to be part of this global event and share Abu Dhabi’s experience, especially at such a critical moment in the healthcare community," Dr. Al Hashemi said.
He highlighted that the Arab Health 2021 is an opportunity for the entity to showcase its ongoing health and technology projects while sharing best practices, knowledge, and insights with other innovators in the global healthcare sector.
"We look forward to connecting and being part of broader conversations that are focused on the future of patient-centered healthcare; conversations that will hopefully propel Abu Dhabi’s healthcare system even further," he added.