The 43rd World Hospital Congress commences

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Hosted by the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman, the 43rd World Hospital Congress kicks off today at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre

Featuring six keynote presentations and some 130 speakers – covering subjects such as resiliency, investments and innovations, and the interconnected roles of hospitals, patients and communities – the global forum brings together health leaders from across the world to network and promote excellence in healthcare and hospital leadership.

Topics on health investment for prosperity are spread throughout the four days. Keynote presentations by Dr Melinda Estes, President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System in the US, and Dr Agnés Soucat, Director of Health Systems Governance and Financing at WHO Switzerland, will tackle the roles of hospitals, health systems and health services in driving prosperity and in support of population wellbeing. More sessions under this sub-theme will cover how local hospitals are reinventing themselves and rethinking their plans to improve population health.

Other topics include the challenges of the refugee crisis in Palestine from Dr Akihiro Seita, Director of Health Programme of UNRWA; and the innovation pathway being an alignment between ambition and successful adoption of new health technologies, discussed by Sir Andrew Dillon CBE, Chief Executive of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK.

“This is a great opportunity to learn from each other and share ideas over these four days in the conversation on how we can make healthcare more responsive, supportive and prospective in times of peace and crisis,” commented Dr Al Salmi.