Sheikh Mohammed being briefed during his visit to Arab Health and Medlab Middle East Exhibition in Dubai on Thursday. WAM
Sheikh Mohammed’s remarks came during his visit to Arab Health and Medlab Middle East Exhibition and Congress 2022 accompanied by Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The largest healthcare and laboratory event in the Middle East and North Africa region, which concluded on Thursday, featured the participation of around 3,500 exhibitors from over 60 countries.
His Highness said that over the last two years, the country has demonstrated its success in effectively responding to the global pandemic and overcoming its repercussions while ensuring that all sectors resumed full activity. This has enabled the emirate to become one of the first cities in the world to reopen for international meetings and explore ways in which the world can accelerate recovery at the social, economic and health levels, he noted.
Sheikh Mohammed during a visit to Arab Health and Medlab Middle East Exhibition in Dubai. WAM
Welcoming the participants, His Highness said: "Dubai provides the safest environment for participants from around the world to discuss ideas and exchange knowledge and insights that contribute to creating a better future for humanity. The UAE places the highest priority on strengthening the capabilities of the healthcare sector and advancing efforts to improve the health of people."
Sheikh Mohammed expressed his appreciation to all the medical professionals in the healthcare sector and also highlighted the exemplary partnership between the country’s public and private sectors.
During his visit, His Highness was briefed on the latest innovations and solutions being showcased by international companies in the field of diagnostics and treatment.
His Highness was also briefed on the various sectors and areas featured at Arab Health 2022, which include medical equipment and devices, imaging and diagnostics, wellness and prevention, healthcare infrastructure, IT systems and solutions, and orthopedics and physiotherapy rehabilitation.
Accompanying Sheikh Mohammed during his visit were Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad Bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention; Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH); Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Chairman of Protocols for the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE; Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA); and Awadh Al Ketbi, Director General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
Arab Health and Medlab Middle East 2022 featured the participation of several leading global companies specialised in the fields of medical equipment, advanced diagnostic technologies and therapeutic solutions, namely Siemens, Elektra, General Electric, Philips, LG, United Imagine, Medtronic, General Motors and others. Countries that participated in the event included USA, China, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, India, and Russia.
The event also featured over 550 regional and international speakers as well as 21 Continuous Medical Education (CME) conferences.
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Sheikh Mohammed said on Twitter, “Today, I was briefed, accompanied by my brother, the President of the State, may God preserve him, on the ongoing preparations in the country to host the COP28 Conference of the Parties, in which 70,000 people from 198 countries are expected to participate. Our national team is ready. Protect the planet.”