Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 17



On February 2, 2020 at Dubai World Trade Center, UAE an extraordinary high-end event dedicated to medical tourism will be held – the International Medical Travel Show Dubai 2020.

The growth rate of the global medical tourism sector is currently considered to be one of the highest compared to other tourism segments. More than 50 countries claim the development of medical tourism at the level of state policy. Each of the countries can offer the most developed medical field and something unique in the healthcare system. The entire global marketing toolkit is fully involved in this sector. Medical tourism has created a new concept of modern healthcare.

IMTS. Dubai 2020 is an advanced Medical and Healthcare Travel networking platform, a unique hub aimed to develop relationships with government authorities and hospital executives, investors, healthcare authorities, buyers, insurance & travel companies, medical tourism facilitators – professionals from all over the world. IMTS. Dubai 2020 is about to help to unleash the potential of the industry, both for service providers and service consumers of the health tourism market.

The organizers conducted a special market research, assessing the conditions of medical tourism as a business in more than 50 countries, analyzed all the information about stakeholders and provided the most valuable contacts on IMTS. Dubai 2020 platform.

The main value: any of visitors is guaranteed to receive personal attention from the necessary targeted contact and the opportunity to present themselves and their capabilities.

In the framework of the IMTS.Dubai:

Exhibition Networking and Demonstration Zone – comfortably designed area for efficient communication in between the sector stakeholders.

International Medical Travel Congress -educational part of the IMTS. Dubai that serves to the participants as a knowledge transfer platform.

International B2B VIP Hosted Buyers Program – efficient business tool that exclusively tailored for all participants to guarantee effectiveness. Our aim is to connect you with potential business partners from markets which you are targeting. Meet our Buyers from MENA, GCC, Africa, Europe and Asia!

The expanded business program of the exhibition deserves special attention. Events to be held in completely new formats – interactive venues, discussion zones and B2B meetings, speakers and topics raised by them will make the content of events even more powerful and interesting.

As an exclusive part of the event, participants also have an opportunity to attend The medical tourism training short course – a professional skills improvement program for medical travel sector specialists to improve best practices for medical tourism business based on the

30+ years of experience of the trainer who will design a course in accordance with the attendee’s profile and understanding of the region particularities. Maria K. Todd the Trainer and CEO of AskMariaToddTM is often called the world’s single most knowledgeable adviser on health travel and medical tourism business strategy and management.

Those present will celebrate the successful completion of the evening in an elegant atmosphere. Known best way to continue business networking to join the community in a less formal atmosphere with amazing Arabic cuisine, live music and our MCs, who will make a celebration after a long and productive day unforgettable.

Join us and get the opportunity to personally communicate with industry leaders.

All interested can familiarize themselves with the detailed action plan and register in advance on the official website or via email

Mayo Clinic announces joint venture with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company

by Tina Reed – Rochester, Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), are launching a joint venture to operate Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for patients with serious or complex medical conditions.

Mayo Clinic will become a shareholder in the new operating company, which is a new type of partnership by an international healthcare provider in the UAE, officials said. 

To view the original article in its entirety, click here. 

50 Children Dead from Measles Outbreak in Samoa

by EMILY MAKOWSKI – A measles outbreak in Samoa has killed 53 people since late October, including 50 children, the Samoan government reported today (December 2).

Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi has announced a government shutdown from December 5–6 in order to allow all government workers to assist with a mass vaccination campaign, according to a state address on Sunday (December 1).

To view the original article in its entirety, click here. 

A small minority are beneficiaries of a large portion of Canada’s public health spending

By Shraddha Chakradhar – Canada’s public drug programs spent more than $14 billion last year, much of it on relatively few people. Unlike other countries with universal health care coverage, Canada’s government doesn’t cover prescription drugs, and people rely on public and private plans instead.

To view the original article in its entirety, click here.  

WHO Health and Climate Change Survey Report: Tracking Global Progress

from the World Health Organization

This report provides a vital snapshot of the overall progress that governments have made in the field of health and climate change to date, as well as insight into what work remains in order to protect their populations from the most devastating health impacts of climate change. The health and climate change country survey is conducted every three years and in addition to tracking global progress, the national data are presented in the health and climate change country profiles. Over 100 countries participated in the 2017/2018 survey.

To download the report, click here.

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