Healthcare experts to gather at upcoming World Hospital Congress

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What's on the agenda for the forthcoming event?

The International Hospitals Federation is preparing to host its 43rd World Hospital Congress, where healthcare experts will discuss some of the most pressing issues facing the community.

The Congress will take place 6-9 November in Muscat, Oman. The theme this year is ‘People at the heart of health services in peace and crises’ and, as such, it will explore the need for long-lasting mitigation plans, resilient health services, health investments for prosperity, and innovations for health impact in the face of humanitarian crises.

The theme this year is ‘People at the heart of health services in peace and crises’

Keynote sessions will be hosted by the World Health Organization and UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), with Dr Edward Kelley, Director of the Department of Integrated Health Services at WHO presenting a session on the role of hospitals in support of universal health coverage, and Dr Akihiro Seita, Director of UNRWA’s Health Programme, discussing the challenges UNRWA faces in providing Palestinian refugees access to hospital services.

Other sessions will look at the role of hospitals in the health system, digital innovation in healthcare and enhanced healthcare results afforded by the introduction of global standards.

The full agenda and speaker list can be viewed here.