Top officials to discuss Iraq healthcare sector
Baghdad, January 23, 2014
Iraq’s Ministry of Health officials and top leaders are set to discuss future projects and strategies for the growth and development of the healthcare sector in the country at a summit in March.
The second Iraq Health Summit, which will be held on March 10 and 11, is being co-organised by the Ministry of Health in partnership with French business facilitation group naseba.
Dr Majeed Hamad Amin, Minister of Health, said: "The Iraqi health industry has witnessed a great revival and steady growth which has enabled the country to improve in many sectors as testified by a WHO report about efficiency in healthcare services delivery. “
“The Ministry of Health has made a great effort to develop healthcare services where long-term plans have been set to provide health needs to Iraqi citizens,” he said.
“Additionally, many new mega projects have been announced to meet the growing demand of healthcare services and provide a strong infrastructure that serves as a foundation for the growing health sector in Iraq,” said Dr Amin.
In a letter addressing the public, the minister invited the private sector to contribute to the process of developing and improving the healthcare sector.
“We are looking to open doors to professionals and build bridges of co-operation between international and local stakeholders to support government initiatives and plans to improve healthcare services in Iraq," he said.
Medical solution providers will have a chance to directly discuss mutual partnerships with Ministry officials and hospital executives during commercially focused business meetings at the summit.
"Our objective is to highlight the future of the healthcare sector in Iraq, and create a platform to exchange knowledge and expertise in all areas of healthcare,” said Dr Amin.
“We will discuss challenges facing the health sector and how to achieve excellence in healthcare services. This initiative is in line with our vision to serve the development of the healthcare sector with sustainable development of both society and nations,” he said.
“Finally, our participation in this summit comes under the concern about creating real progress to be able to compete with developed countries in healthcare," he added. - TradeArabia News Service