Ministry of Health confirms participation in Arab Health 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 June 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has confirmed its participation in Arab Health 2021, the largest exhibition for the healthcare industry in the MENA region, which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 21-24 June under the theme 'United by Business'.

The Ministry will showcase a range innovative services, projects, and initiatives that leverage both smart and robotic systems, enhanced digital health practices and telemedicine, upgraded mental health services, big data and predictive models for managing health facilities, and implemented health information systems, among other flagship projects. These underscore the Health Ministry's strategy to deliver comprehensive, innovative, and world-class health services.

This year's Arab Health will provide the perfect platform to spotlight the flagship projects and tremendous efforts being made by the Ministry of Health to deliver healthcare services. It will also shed light on what has been achieved in the fields of health care quality, the implementation of flagship preventive and curative projects, as well as the success in achieving business continuity amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

These efforts are designed to help encourage people to keep faith in the UAE's ability to pass the Covid-19 crisis, cultivate the spirit of optimism that the recovery phase is right around the corner, and that the UAE is moving firmly and steadily towards global leadership leaving behind all crises and challenges. According to the 2020 Legatum Prosperity Index, the UAE has ranked first in the world in the Health Care Coverage Index.

H.E AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al-Owais, the Minister of Health, said: “The UAE's forward-looking vision has placed healthcare among the most important national priorities, with the aim of providing world-class, comprehensive, and integrated healthcare services fulfilling the requirements of the sustainable development process, under a flexible and sophisticated government system whose foundations were laid by the UAE's wise leadership as a roadmap for country's march towards the UAE Centennial 2071.”

Al-Owais highlighted the importance of Arab Health in strengthening the UAE's status as a prestigious global hub in the fields of medicine, science, and healthcare, and harnessing technology to improve the quality of life and the sustainability of health services.

“Our participation in Arab Health aims to reinforce the UAE’s position as a leading healthcare hub through initiatives and projects focusing on cementing the preventive aspect and combating epidemics and chronic diseases, according to national indicators and performance standards,” he added,

Al-Owais went on to say: “Arab Health this year comes at a time when the UAE has unlocked significant achievements in relation to the management, governance, and effective response to Covid-19, thanks to the national resilience in readiness, proactive plans, and the efficiency of the health system and the commitment to ensuring the continuity of business and services to maintain the state's gains.”

Al-Owais pointed to the UAE's leadership in providing the Covid-19 tests and vaccines to all community members, in order to enhance the acquired immunity, maintain the health and safety of the individuals, and move steadily and confidently toward the recovery phase.

The Health Minister concluded by commending the dedication, sacrifices, and tremendous efforts being made by the heroic teams in the front line of defense to maintain the health and safety of everyone.

Wouter Molman, Executive Vice President for Informa Markets, said: “The UAE Government and MoHAP have done an incredible job in welcoming the world, without restrictions, and ensuring events such as Arab health can go ahead. Our show theme is 'United by Business', which is indicative of the pent-up demand within the industry to get back to some form of normality and start doing business once again.”

“There is undoubtedly confidence and willingness from exhibitors and visitors to get back to the show floor and attend conferences, not just to meet, learn and to do business, but to share and develop pioneering healthcare delivery solutions after what has been one of the longest periods of absence we’ve seen in a generation. Fortunately, we’re able to facilitate this demand thanks to the vaccination program, which is seeing a remarkable development in light of the huge support and potential provided by the UAE government,” he added.

This year’s edition of Arab Health is expected to welcome thousands of international healthcare companies and host over 51,000 attendees from 170 countries in-person and online during the four-day showcase. A range of strict precautionary and preventive measures have been implemented to ensure that events can go ahead safely.

In addition to MoHAP, other government entities attending the show this year include Dubai Healthcare City Authority, Dubai Health Authority, and the Dubai Government. They will be joined by a host of leading healthcare companies, thousands of medical product suppliers, and the latest innovative technology from around the world.