Dubai Takes Lead at World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES–(Marketwire – Sept. 7, 2010) – The Medical Tourism Association announces that the Dubai Health Authority has taken a leading step by participating as the Diamond Sponsor in the World Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress, taking place in Los Angeles from 22nd to 24th September 2010.

His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director General of the DHA said, “In recent years, Dubai has seen a phenomenal growth in the health sector and this has been possible because of the vision of our leader, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who has given significant importance to the health sector in the Dubai strategic plan 2015. Medical tourism is an integral aspect of healthcare, especially in the context of today’s globalised world and the DHA is keen to further strengthen and establish Dubai’s position on the medical tourism and global healthcare map.” 

Laila Al Jassmi, CEO of the Health Policy and Strategy Sector at the DHA seconded this opinion and said, “It is our vision to provide quality healthcare to residents and visitors alike and Dubai has a lot to offer to the global consumer looking for quality healthcare services. At the DHA, we consider the private sector to be a key stakeholder and thus both the public and the private health sector in Dubai will be a part of this conference. We believe conferences such as this one are an opportunity to share the latest information and is a platform where we can gain further insight with regard to medical tourism. We are also keen to explore public-private partnerships which will further help us in strengthening our position as a global healthcare provider.”

“The Medical Tourism Association welcomes this move,” said Renee-Marie Stephano, President of the Association. “Dubai provides an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system through its private and public healthcare institutions. It’s definitely a great advantage to the Medical Tourism Industry. Hence, we welcome Dubai’s move to participate in the Medical Tourism Congress to further strengthen Medical Tourism Industry growth.”

The 3rd Annual World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress is made up of three conferences 1) Medical Tourism Conference, 2) Expatriate Healthcare Travel Insurance & Global Health Insurance Conference, and 3) Healthcare Development Conference; together they make most resourceful and immense congress of the world attended by government representatives, elite professionals and influencing organizations; up to 2000 participants from over 70 countries will be gathered in this congress.

More information on the Congresses is available at their respective websites:

About The Medical Tourism Association

The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) is the first and only international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment. Our Association (Global Healthcare Association) promotes the interests of its healthcare provider and medical tourism facilitator members. The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) has three tenets: Transparency in Quality and Pricing, Communication and Education.

About The DHA:

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was created in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai As the strategic health authority for the Emirate of Dubai, the DHA is empowered to set policies and strategies for health and to assure the application of those health policies and strategies. His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid is the Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

The DHA’s aim in Dubai is to provide an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system, protect public health and improve the quality of life within the Emirate. This is a direct translation of the objectives of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Keeping the strategic plan in mind, the DHA’s mission is to ensure access to health services, maintain and improve the quality of these services, improve the health status of nationals, residents and visitors and oversee a dynamic, efficient and innovative health sector.

In addition to overseeing the health sector for the Emirate of Dubai, the DHA also focuses on providing services through DHA healthcare facilities including hospitals (Al Wasl, Dubai and Rashid), specialty centres (e.g. the Joslin Diabetes Center) and DHA primary health centres spread throughout the Emirate of Dubai.

The main pillars of service delivery at DHA health facilities are quality, efficiency, patients and staff. It is our aim to maintain and/or improve the quality and efficiency of DHA health services. An important aspect of the service delivery strategy is to focus on patients, their needs and satisfaction as well as attract, retain, nurture and support outstanding staff.

PR by ExHealth, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE

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