• International Women’s Day: Healthcare Leaders Commit to Raising the bar on Gender Diversity at the 2017 MENA MedTech Forum
International Women’s Day: Healthcare Leaders Commit to Raising the bar on Gender Diversity at the 2017 MENA MedTech Forum

On International Female's Day today health care leaders from across the region vowed to act in shutting the work environment gender gap while participating in the 3rd MENA MedTech Forum in Dubai. The commitment comes adhering to local study outcomes which revealed very few women in senior management duties within the company healthcare environment in MENA [1], matching global numbers reported by the World Economic Forum revealing only 6% of Chief executive officers in the health care industry are women [2]

The MedTech event, which attracted greater than 400 medical technology professionals, regulators and policy makers was made use of as a platform to examine obstacles and services to gender variety and equality within the MENA healthcare industry. The third version of the Forum also covered one of the most important subjects in MENA health care today, consisting of assessing options to lasting top quality health care, the global and regional economic expectation and influence on health care spending, honest loss of sight in business, regional regulative challenges, cybersecurity in medical care and the role of the MedTech industry in addressing the location difficulties.

Speakers resolving the importance of gender diversity at the Forum consisted of; Dr. Amin Al Amiri, The Assistant Undersecretary of Public Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health and Avoidance, UAE; Dr. Dania Dialdin, Strategic Incorporation Manager MEA, McKinsey & Company UAE; Dr. Basma Al Buhairan, Managing Director of Medical care and Life Science, Saudi Arabian General Financial investment Authority; and Rita Habash, Magnate Healthcare, 3M.

While delivering 'the increasing role of ladies in MENA healthcare' session, Dr Dania Dialdin described McKinsey & Company's recent women Matter 2016 report.

" Our study has constantly revealed a connection in between the proportion of women on executive committees and business efficiency," she said.

" This research outlines three game-changers to distinguish best-in-class companies when it involves gender diversity: one, they have actually constantly pursued variety, began to do so previously and maintained their programs; two, they have solid support from their Chief executive officers who are dedicated to lodging sex diversity whatsoever management degrees; and 3, they have launched alternative adjustment programs to engrain sex variety throughout the company".

Hosted by Mecomed, the Middle East and North Africa Medical Instruments and Diagnostics Trade Organization, the two-day 2017 MENA MedTech Forum is being held at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre, Dubai Medical care where industry professionals share understandings and best methods on local vital issues, including regulatory, instructional and market access techniques should integrate medical technology right into the complicated healthcare systems of the region.

Striving as the voice of international medical innovation makers for 21 nations throughout the Middle East and North Africa, Mecomed pioneers efforts to work very closely with healthcare officials to establish credible standards for the region and help develop, develop and sustain moral business methods. While the core goal of Mecomed is to ensure patients obtain timely access to life-saving innovations in MENA and assisting industry professionals navigate via the complex local market, this year for the very first time, the association introduced gender diversity to the MedTech Forum schedule, with the intend to motivate the industry to resolve the existing gender gap.

His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention provided the opening keynote address for the Forum and highlighted the crucial function womens play in the work environment.

" I could see exactly how dedicated our region's healthcare industry is to guaranteeing individuals are maintaineded at the center with Regulatory systems and Plans and it's encouraging to see numerous industry professionals collaborating to foster an environment that aids supply punctual access to reliable and life-saving modern technologies,"

" What's even more pleasing is the amount of our professionals have collaborated today to support women in management and assistance gender diversity in the workplace which inevitably converts right into varied thinking and better innovation."

Mecomed member and Dubai Scientific research Park's Executive Director, Mr. Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, who went to the Forum said:

" At Dubai Scientific research Park, we are devoted to promoting a more lasting and self-sufficient future that increases the abilities of our varied sources and talent. Gender equal rights is inherently linked to lasting growth and females leaders play a considerable role in fostering growth and positive adjustment in our industry. As we continue to work to a lasting future, we will certainly ensure that Dubai Scientific research Park satisfies its dedication to attending to the sex space with the hope to inspire future women leaders," he stated.

Mecomed Chairman Mr. Rami Rajab claimed he hoped the MENA MedTech Forum would certainly make real strides towards enhancing individual treatment in the region.

" Advertising ethical business practices, functioning proactively with governments, regional bodies and patient care professionals to provide high quality solutions for people sits at the core of just what we do at Mecomed."

" There is a critical need for the healthcare field to continue creating innovative services to boost health end results. The forum aims to assist health care leaders from across the industry to join forces and have an open dialog on ways to comply to have health spending while improving person end results without endangering health condition, high quality of care, or innovation".

" On International Women’s Day, the forum additionally provides a platform to acknowledge the advantages gender diversity in leadership presents, consisting of supplying different perspectives, ideas, and market understandings which enables better problem solving and an extra informed method to strategy structure. It also allows us to better serve an increasingly diverse client base", he included.

The 2017 MENA MedTech Forum will range from 8 -9 March 2017 and will gather greater than 300 key regional healthcare bodies, such as government authorities, plan makers, regulators, providers, individual organizations along with MedTech industry professionals and their regional business partners. The occasion includes 17 presentations, panel discussions and workshops covering key MedTech industry problems and trends, provided by 45 industry expert speakers from across the region. For more information on the MENA MedTech Forum check out http://menamedtechforum.com/

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