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MoHAP and DHA Join Forces for Women Leadership in Healthcare Roundtable

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Dubai, UAE- 26 June 2024- The International Women Board of Directors (IWBD) successfully concluded the groundbreaking HER Impact: Women Leadership in Healthcare Roundtable. This inspiring event, held on June 25th, 2024, at Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai, brought together industry leaders and prominent figures to champion women’s leadership and shape the future of healthcare.

However, This exclusive gathering featured distinguished leaders in healthcare, including His Excellency Dr. Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand (Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector at MoHAP), Dr. Ayesha Ahmad Saif AlTheeb (Head of Public Health Programs & Studies Section, Consultant Public Health, Dubai Health Authority), Dr. Alya Zaid Harbi (Director of the Statistics and Research Centre at MoHAP), Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany (CEO, Fakeeh University Hospital), Dr. Mohamad Fakih (Chief Nursing Officer, Fakeeh University Hospital), Karen Kamel (Regional Managing Director, McCann Health), Maysoun Ramadan (Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner, Roche), Imane Boudellioua (Senior Researcher, Technology Innovation Center), Malek El Husseini (Regional Director ME, UCLA Health) and more. These distinguished speakers led discussions on critical topics shaping the future of healthcare, including neurodiversity in the workplace, the challenges of the sandwich generation, and the power of kindness in healthcare leadership.

His Excellency Dr. Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector at MoHAP, emphasized the progress of women’s leadership in the UAE. “As a leader in public health, I have witnessed firsthand how women in the UAE have increasingly taken on leadership roles in the healthcare sector, holding key positions in hospitals, clinics, and healthcare organizations. Their contributions have been pivotal in advancing the country’s healthcare system and ensuring high-quality patient care.’’

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Moreover, Dr. Ayesha Ahmad Saif AlTheeb, Head of Public Health Programs & Studies Section, Consultant Public Health, Dubai Health Authority, added, “Senior women in healthcare have a unique intersectional grasp of the industry’s concerns, including patient care, staff engagement, equity, and more. Their competence includes clinical, operational, and leadership areas. Having female executives and board members prioritizes the needs of women in healthcare, who are both providers and patients. They are crucial change agents in this transformational moment.”

Dr. Alya Zaid Harbi, Director of the Statistics and Research Centre, MoHAP, commented, “Women’s leadership in the UAE has advanced remarkably, thanks to the unwavering support and progressive initiatives of our nation’s leadership. At MoHAP, we are dedicated to fostering gender balance and providing opportunities for women to excel in healthcare leadership roles. It was my great pleasure to be part of the HER Impact: Women Leadership in Healthcare Roundtable, organized by the IWBD.’’

Poonam Chawla, Founder and Managing Director of IWBD, highlighted the necessity of women’s leadership in healthcare, stating, “The global health landscape demands a diversity of voices and leadership. Regional disparities and the under-representation of women in healthcare leadership are simply unacceptable. At the International Women Board of Directors, we believe women’s leadership in healthcare is not just an aspiration but a necessity for achieving health and prosperity for all.”

Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany, CEO, Fakeeh University Hospital, commented, “At Fakeeh University Hospital, we firmly believe that gender equality is not just a moral imperative, but a strategic driver of innovation and growth. By fostering a diverse and inclusive leadership team, we harness a wider range of perspectives and experiences, leading to more robust decision-making and a more creative problem-solving approach.’’

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