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ADGHW convening global leaders to accelerate the future of healthcare

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Abu Dhabi, UAE- May 2024- Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the inaugural edition of Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week (ADGHW) launches the coming Monday in the UAE capital under the theme “accelerating the future of global healthcare.” Taking place between May 13 – 15 2024, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the global event is set to convene a distinguished assembly of healthcare leaders, researchers, policymakers, specialists, investors, and entrepreneurs across the global healthcare and life sciences ecosystem.

Hosted by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate, the always-on platform will witness a true gathering of pioneering minds and a powerful network of 5,000 attendees, 1,000 delegates, 200 speakers, and 100 exhibitors.

H.E. Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) said: “Focused on driving collaboration on priority topics, ADGHW aims to explore the shift from healthcare to health providing experts with a platform to exchange knowledge and experiences on crucial topics such as, aging populations, non-communicable diseases, mental health and other common challenges as well as driving a bold conversation on proactive healthcare delivery.”

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Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of M42, said, “At M42 we are revolutionising global health. By leveraging cutting-edge technologies such as genomics and AI, we’re delivering personalised, precise, and preventive health solutions that are reshaping health and empowering individuals to manage their own health and well-being. At M42, we prioritise people, not just patients; health, not just healthcare; and prevention, not just treatment.’’

Sameh ElFangary, AstraZeneca Cluster President, GCC and Pakistan, said: “It is a pleasure to join ADGHW as the Sustainable Healthcare Partner and support Abu Dhabi’s vision to place prevention at the forefront of global healthcare. At AstraZeneca, we want to emphasise at this crucial moment that the conversation around proactive healthcare cannot be separated from conversations around sustainability.”

Boyd Chongphaisal, Vice President and General Manager, GSK Gulf said: “As the premium immunisation partner at Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week, GSK is fully committed to getting ahead of disease through prevention and earlier intervention. We believe that investing in health as an asset is not just beneficial for patients and societies but also for health systems and economies.”

Naim Yazbeck, Microsoft UAE General Manager, said: “Microsoft is at the forefront of transforming healthcare through technology: by leveraging cloud computing, AI, and machine learning, Microsoft is empowering healthcare professionals with tools that streamline workflows, foster collaboration, and unlock the value of clinical data, ultimately leading to a more efficient and personalised healthcare experience.’’

During the first day of ADGHW, the programme will witness the Health Leaders Forum which will welcome around 200 VIPs including ministers and public officials, CEOs, international investors, innovators, heads of multilateral organisations, leading experts across science, health, and medicine to focus on how to tackle the changes and challenges of global health. Insights gained here will be used as a foundation for strategies and a comprehensive plan, outlining the key takeaways and policy recommendations from the Forum. The 2024 theme ‘Transforming the Global Health Ecosystem: From Healthcare to Health’ marks a significant paradigm shift in how societies approach the concept of well-being and reflects a broader understanding of what constitutes true health – a departure from the traditional reactive model of treating illnesses to a proactive focus on promoting holistic health and wellness.

Furthermore, throughout the three-day event, the Future Health Summit will host keynote speeches, panel sessions, and discussions around themes central to the healthcare industry, focusing on creating impact on an individual, community and global level. Themes range from Artificial Intelligence (AI) to microbiomes, regenerative medicine, longevity, and covering genomics to a fast-growing centre for preventative and precision medicine.

ADGHW is a major government initiative hosted by DoH, which seeks to accelerate collaboration, innovation, and investment, and brings together researchers, policymakers, healthcare specialists, investors, and entrepreneurs across the global healthcare and life-science ecosystem.

The Department is collaborating with key strategic partners within the healthcare ecosystem, including the event’s Foundation Partner M42 and other leading healthcare ecosystem sponsors, PureHealth, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Burjeel Holdings, GSK, Institute for Healthier Living Abu Dhabi (IHLAD), Novartis, Viatris, AstraZeneca, Sanofi and many more to bring the vision of better health to life.

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