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Dubai hosts Arab Health exhibition


Thousands attend for showcase of the latest technology and ideas

January 29, 2014 6:03 by

The Arab Health exhibition is currently running until Thursday, January 30, at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. The exhibition is a place for the finest innovators in healthcare equipment and is open to the public, is essentially a congregation of hundreds of companies who develop healthcare solutions. Attendance of the exhibition totals thousands of people who wish to see the latest technology, as well as key players in the industry who showcase solutions and share thoughts, ideas and innovations.’s sister publication, POLICY, the voice of Middle East insurance, caught up with the CEO of the American Medical Tourism Association, Jonathan Edelheit. “This is a great place for those from around the world to exchange thoughts and ideas. One of the problems in the region is that there is often a lack of expertise to take countries from A to B,” says Edelheit.

Also running today is the ninth Annual Healthcare Insurance Forum and the Healthcare Innovation Summit, both held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Dubai, which focus on the innovation, development and support that the healthcare sector needs to continue to grow. The audience comprises top insurance firms, analytics consultants and an array of international visitors, who come together to brainstorm and share best practises.

The agenda included keynote speakers such as Dr Saif Al Jaibeji, vice-president of Aetna UAE, who talked about the opportunities for insurers in the wider Mena region. Dr Sven Rohte, CEO of national health insurance at Daman, also gave a presentation on the same topic, but focussed on the needs of corporate customers. Robin Ali from the Dubai Health Authority talked about using claims data as a tool for wider healthcare concerns.

All three events help support the many federal initiatives planned for 2014 to boost the development of healthcare across the country. Compulsory health insurance in Dubai, and the development of medical tourism in Abu Dhabi, could in fact turn the UAE into a regional medical hub. Such events should instil confidence in the market and UAE residents should be at ease, knowing that the industry coming together to improve healthcare for all.




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