UAE Healthcare Sector Overview
United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the most economically sound and diversified markets in the Middle East and boasts of a strong healthcare setup. The existing healthcar…March 14, 2020
Dubai Medical Tourism on Rise – DHA
Dubai’s healthcare industry has emerged as one of the most critical sectors in recent times. The government initiatives to promote the healthcare industry has significantly improved the m…September 9, 2019
The International Family Medicine Conference (IFM 2018) – Dubai
The International Family Medicine Conference (IFM) was held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the President of Dubai Health Authority on February 26-28. The conference was hosted at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre and aimed to enhance family medicine practice in Dubai and UAE, by empowering and educating the family physician community.
The conference brought together family physicians practitioners from different parts of the world to interact with each other and share their contributions toward the healthcare and the management of various patient health concerns in primary care.
By inviting speakers, product specialists and decision-makers from different parts of the world, the IFM 2018 paved the way for future collaborations towards establishing Dubai as an internationally recognized medical tourism hub, in addition to positioning the Emirate as a global medical education destination.
International Family Medicine Conference – Key Agenda
More than 120 speakers and 3,000 medical specialists and participants attended the 2018 edition of IFM. Some of the key topics discussed at the fifth edition of the IFM included:
- Updates of Diabetes
- Physical Inactivity & Obesity
- Innovation & New Approaches in Primary Healthcare
- Humanizing Health Care ‘The Art of Family Medicine
- The Role of Family Physicians (Women & Child Health)
- Pathway to Cervical Cancer Elimination
- Anxiety & Physical Illness Interface
- Medico Legal issues
Dubai to become a Leading Medical Tourism Hub Globally
Dubai is one of the world’s fastest growing medical tourism destinations. The city has world class healthcare infrastructure and is equipped with internationally accredited medical facilities and services. Furthermore, the Emirate has close to 35,000 high caliber healthcare professionals who follow high standards in healthcare delivery. At the core of Dubai’s success is its strong health regulation framework, which in itself is a catalyst for Dubai’s medical tourism.
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has the ambition to attract 500,000 annual international medical tourists to the city by 2020, a strategic goal that is fuelling investments opportunities for the emirate’s healthcare industry.
IFM Impact on Dubai’s Medical Education and Healthcare Industry
The work of IFM conference is consistent with Dubai’s strategic goal of transforming the city into the preferred destination for education, healthcare treatment and tourism. The ultimate priority of the IFM organizers was to boost the healthcare offer in Dubai and UAE, through strengthening the practice of Family Medicine in the country, in accordance with the directive of the World Health Organization (WHO), ‘to provide one family doctor for every 1,000 people’.
Investment Opportunities in Dubai’s Healthcare Sector
Dubai currently has a population of 3 million people according to Dubai Statistics Center (DSC). With Dubai’s population set to reach 5 million by 2030 according to official figures, the Emirate’s healthcare sector is forecast to provide investors with significant investments opportunities in the coming years. This includes a wide range of healthcare industry segments, including but not limited to Medical Care, Medical Tourism Insurance, Dentistry, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Weight-loss Surgeries, Gynecology, Preventive Medicine, and Sports Medicine.
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DIHTF Highlights Dubai’s Path to becoming a Medical Tourism Hub
Dubai International Health Tourism Forum (DIHTF) recently concluded in Dubai (UAE) focusing on reimagining the healthcare experience travel. The outcome of DIHTF 2018 was fairly positive with key insights highlighted during the event, offering new ways to enhance the health and travel practice in the Emirate. The forum saw international industry experts and researchers from the public and private health and travel sectors together to enhance the medical tourism experience in Dubai.
Dubai International Health Tourism Forum – 2018 Core Agenda
Prominent industry leaders and researchers including medical travel organizations and health services attended the forum to exchange knowledge and expertise in the sector of healthcare and tourism. Some of the key topics covered at the two-day forum included:
- Areas of Health Tourism Experience
- Medical Tourism Insurance
- Patient Centred Care
- Role of Social Media Influencers in the Health Tourism Industry
- Health Travel Metrics & Reliable Global Index
- The Future of Health Tourism
- Surgical Techniques & Healthcare Technologies
DIHTF Impact – UAE & Dubai’s Healthcare Industry
The UAE and Dubai’s healthcare tourism sector will be positively boosted by DIHTF as the forum attracted healthcare companies from all over the world. In fact, the event provided an unparalleled opportunity for Dubai to demonstrate its potential as a premium medical tourism destination encouraging international hospital groups, medical travel organizations and healthcare and wellness service providers to consider the emirate as an attractive investment destination in the coming years.
Moreover, infrastructure developments in Dubai’s healthcare sector which includes but not limited to Dubai Healthcare City Phase 2, coupled with the introduction of innovative and integrated care models will support excellence and pave way for further investments in the Emirate of Dubai.
Dubai – A Premium Medical Tourism Destination
Medical tourism is playing a significant role in boosting Dubai’s economy by attracting visitors from all across the globe. The Dubai Medical Tourism market generated more than Dh 1.4 billion in 2016. According to Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Emirate is well on its way to attract more than 500,000 medical tourists by 2020 compared to near around 350,000 medical tourists in 2017.
Thanks to government initiatives, Dubai has become one of the top global destinations for following specializations:
- Aesthetics & Cosmetic Surgeries
- Preventive Medicine
- Skin Care
- Sports Medicine
The introduction of ‘Dubai’s Acclaimed City’, as well as the launch of ‘Dubai Health Experience (DXH)’ has also helped put Dubai on the map for medical tourism.
DXH is a brand conceived by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to provide medical tourists with sophisticated and integrated health service system. Furthermore, DXH App offers access to hundreds of healthcare professionals and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. In addition, the App provides medical packages that have been created with the help of over 25 healthcare facilities that form the ‘DXH Group’.
Dubai’s success as a world-class medical tourism destination was only possible due to the efforts made by the government to provide the Emirate with the right policy framework. The government support to Dubai’s medical tourism is expected to continue in the coming years, in line with Dubai’s ambition to be “a globally recognized destination for elective health and wellness treatments”.
Dubai Healthcare Sector – Investment Opportunities
Dubai offers significant opportunities for investment in the healthcare sector as it aims to capitalise from burgeoning population and economic growth, EXPO 2020 and the rise in healthcare demand and medical tourists in the Emirate.
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Dubai to become Global Leading Provider of Dentistry Education – AEEDC 2018
The 22nd UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) event was held on 7th and 8th February 2018 and concluded on a positive note. The AEEDC exhibition was hosted at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre and attracted 50,000 visitors and participants from 133 countries.
The UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) is the largest dental event in the MENASA region (Middle East, North Africa and South Asian) and is considered to be the second largest dental event globally. By 2020, the organizers aim to make AEEDC the number one dental conference and exhibition globally.
Key Highlights – AEEDC Event
The AEEDC theme for 2018 was ‘Education & Innovation Transfer’ focusing on providing a real time experience to the dental students. Competitions and poster presentations were also conducted in the event, to actively engage the students. Global healthcare companies, dental industry leaders, dental specialists, paradental staff also participated in the event across 133 countries. Together they exchanged scientific information on the most advanced dental solutions.
With more than 4700 exhibiting companies, the AEEDC event unveiled the latest technologies and the newest products and equipments for dental professionals. Pioneer and innovative products such as ZirconLITH™ Dental 3D Ceramic Printer and smart toothbrush were introduced to the UAE dental market during the event.
On the other hand, a number of high knowledge topics were discussed this year, including 2D and 3D methods of designing anterior teeth, Infection Control, Four Handed Dentistry, Implantology and Oral Surgery. The 22nd edition of the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition also witnessed a session about Preventive Dental Medicine.
Dubai Strategy – To Become Leader in Dental Education
The event provided invaluable educational experience and an opportunity to review lectures and scientific abstracts highlighting the most advanced innovations in dentistry, in line with Dubai’s strategy to become the leading provider of evidence based continuous dental education to dental community. In fact, Dubai aims to become the regional medical tourism hub by rapidly developing the healthcare infrastructure and encouraging private sector investments and collaborations from global healthcare providers.
AEEDC to Boost Dubai’s Dental Education & Healthcare Industry
In 2018 edition of AEEDC event, business deals sealed over the 3 days surpassed Dh 11 billion, boosting the dental and healthcare industry of Dubai, UAE and the entire GCC region. Also, the event provided Dubai a great communication platform to spread the message that the Emirate is willing to go big with the latest emerging dental education and technology.
Dubai’s dental market is one of the most advanced dental markets in MENA region. Factors such as advanced technology in the dental industry, growth in number of dentists and dental practices, awareness among people about oral health and hygiene and the mounting demand for cosmetic dentistry within the region will further drive Dubai’s dental and healthcare market growth in the years ahead. Consequently, it will provide significant investment opportunities for existing and new players to invest and capitalize from the emerging demand in the dental education and healthcare industry.
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MEDLAB 2018 – Focuses on Best Practice Developments in Laboratory Medicine in Middle East
Dubai – MEDLAB Middle East is the world’s largest attended laboratory & IVD exhibition. This year the MEDLAB event took place at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center (5-8th February 2018) and concluded on a positive note.
This year’s exhibition brought together approximately 600 exhibitors, 6500 delegates and more than 25,000 attendees from over 125 countries to learn and share recognized best practice developments in laboratory medicine with the focus of raising medical and service standards across Middle East. Moreover, MEDLAB served as a unique platform for meeting and connecting with peers in the laboratory field.
Key Highlights – MEDLAB EVENT
The exhibition covered a number of the key challenges, including Diabetes Testing and Management, Laboratory Informatics, Clinical Microbiology and Laboratory Management. In addition to the laboratory tracks, the exhibition was also an opportunity to address clinical tracks like Endocrinology, Cardiology and Oncology.
According to the experts, the UAE and Dubai’s healthcare sector will be positively boosted by MEDLAB, as the potential of medical laboratories in the UAE and Middle East has attracted the attention of medical specialists and companies from all over the world. Currently, UAE’s healthcare sector contributes near around 4 per cent towards the country’s GDP and has market value in excess of US 10 billion.
Furthermore, the MEDLAB exhibition is considered significant as Dubai aims to become the regional medical tourism hub and investing heavily in improving healthcare infrastructure in the Emirate.
Impact of MEDLAB on UAE’s Healthcare Industry
The impact of MEDLAB on UAE’s healthcare sector is likely to be significant, as it attracted medical laboratories and other healthcare companies from all over the world. The exhibition is likely to encourage global healthcare companies to consider UAE / MENA region as an attractive destination for future investments.
In fact, MEDLAB Middle East 2018 provided an unparalleled opportunity for MENA’s countries to demonstrate their potential in terms of laboratory and medical development. This should attract even more foreign direct investments (FDI) to the region, in the years to come.
In addition, the introduction of compulsory medical insurance schemes by UAE and other GCC governments, together with mega healthcare projects and regulatory developments in the region, will pave way for further investments in UAE and MENA region.
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