1,400 experts for Maghreb health summit
Algiers, April 9, 2013
Up to 1,400 healthcare professionals and end-users together with 40 global solution providers will take part in the upcoming Maghreb Health Summit and Expo in Algiers.
The second edition of the event will be held on June 11 and 12 at El Aurassi Hotel.
“The current healthcare climate in the Maghreb region, as in many other Middle East countries, is changing. This has a direct impact on health: rapid development, progressive urbanisation, decreased infant mortality, and increasing life expectancy,” said Professor Mourad ElMourad, senior advisor from the Ministry of Health Saudi Arabia.
Professor ElMourad is one of the many expert speakers at the summit organised by French deal facilitation group naseba from their new office in Algiers.
The summit will connect regional and international sector leaders with local healthcare and Ministry of Health representatives.
Despite economic and political challenges, the Maghreb region has invested substantially in new healthcare solutions.
In 2012, Algeria’s GDP increased by 3.1 per cent according to the World Bank. In fact, public investment for pharmaceuticals, hospitals construction and medical equipment rose from $11.5 billion in 2012 to $16 billion in 2013 with new hospitals being opened on a monthly basis.
Additionally, considerable oil and gas revenues have enabled Algeria’s government to apply strong healthcare modernisation policies. Health services in and around the northern coast, which is the most densely populated area of the country, are considered the best in the country.
“Innovation in the health sector is crucial for diagnosis and treatment of patients. I would like to see more collaboration, with all sectors involved in healthcare working together for the sake of patients. Which emphasises the importance of the second Maghreb Health Summit, where recent research and experiences can be shared and discussed among all influencers,” added ElMourad. – TradeArabia News Service