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UK Government unveils Arab Health 2023 programme



The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has unveiled its extensive programme for Arab Health 2023; the largest healthcare event of its kind in the Middle East.

Over the four days, UK Government and healthcare leaders will explore collaborations and partnerships within the GCC; helping the UK to further strengthen trade ties with the region.

The event programme will also demonstrate the importance of UK and UAE relationships, revealing the UK innovators and organisations that offer advice and collaborations to Middle East hospitals and health systems in a number of ways.

Throughthe week, DIT will welcome a number of key senior government leaders from the National Health Service (NHS), the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

In addition, DIT will be bringing 10 NHS Organisations to connect and share their expertise with other healthcare experts from across the region, alongside a delegation of some of the UK’s leading digital health, medtech and life sciences innovators, enabling visitors to see how their cutting-edge solutions can tackle certain of the major challenges of modern healthcare.

Simon Penney, His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East and Pakistan, said:

“Today’s healthcare challenges are universal. The UK plays a leading role in convening solutions to address these issues.

“One of our ambitions at Arab Health this year is to collaborate with partners, sharing our learnings, and highlighting the role that innovation and sustainability play in the future of healthcare.

“We will do this by discussing our shared challenges – including cancer and mental health – in our UK seminars.

“We invite you to discover the best of British innovation at Arab Health and to join us to explore new opportunities for collaboration.”

Hosted by DIT experts, the series of events will encourage shared learning, enabling health experts to debate key issues.

The goal is to provide opportunities for both the UK and GCC healthcare and life sciences organisations, and other healthcare providers in the region, to explore new opportunities and collaborations – while demonstrating the challenges and successes the UK has in these key areas.

The sessions include:

  • Day 1:Innovation in Cancer Services – putting the patient first’ (Monday January 30 2023 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm, World Trade Club, Level 33, World Trade Centre).
    This seminar will bring together leading experts to highlight how the UK and UAE are meeting the challenges of cancer care and to demonstrate the impact of innovation from both countries.
  • Day 2: ‘UK technology for sustainable and equitable health systems of the future’ (Tuesday, January 31 2023; 8.00am – 10.00am, Novotel Hotel, World Trade Centre, Dubai).
    This panel and networking event will highlight leading UK technology which improves access to health services while supporting a reduction in carbon emissions.
    UK companies, senior NHS leaders, UK policy advisors and health/policy leaders from UAE/Middle East Region will discuss how embracing health technology is imperative to our collective, global responsibility to reduce carbon emissions, alongside reducing health inequalities.
  • Day 3: ‘Net Zero: How the UK is making an impact on Sustainable healthcare’ (Wednesday February 1 2023; 11:00am – 12:00pm, World Trade Club, Level 33, World Trade Centre).
    The UK’s NHS became the world’s first health service to commit to reaching net zero by the year 2045.
    The session will explore the UK, UAE and wider global perspectives on net zero healthcare for the audience to learn about challenges and successes to take away for their own practices.
  • Day 4: UAE & UK Business Breakfast and Networking (Thursday February 2 2023 8:00am – 10:00am, Voco Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. This will be a great opportunity to make connections and network with UK, UAE & KSA stakeholders. A true meeting of minds from the healthcare and life sciences sector. Regional stakeholders will highlight opportunities and collaboration within the Middle East market.

Throughout Arab Health 2023, the UK Pavilion stand will be located in Hall 2 E30, with the Healthcare UK stand located in Hall 6 B70.

Organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the UK Pavilion stand will host simulations and presentations that will run for the full four days and celebrate collaborations between healthcare providers, clinicians, NHS Trusts and healthcare technology companies.

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