Sultanate to Host 43rd World Hospital Congress next Month

Muscat, The Sultanate, represented by the

Ministry of Health (MOH) will host next November the 43rd World

Hospital Congress (WHC), organized by the International Hospital

Federation (IHF) under the theme: “People at the Heart of Health

Services in Peace & Crisis”.

The four-day Congress, to take place at Oman Convention &

Exhibition Center, will include more than 40 workshops and panels

discussing the stages of preparation while in peace, action when in

crisis and moving toward to better healthcare services for communities.

The Congress will touch upon the crucial role of the hospitals in

supporting the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the Primary

Health Care (PHC) and how they contribute to reshaping the health

systems and impact on the quality of population life and prosperity in

the community.

More topics on health innovations will be highlighted in detail

through presenting a number of digital transformation experiences in

the successful healthcare systems, such as the experiences of

Catalonia and Taiwan, as well as the achievements of the Omani

Ministry of Health in the field of E-health.

In its 43rd session, the WHC will review a number of health

challenges; in which the Director of Health Program of UNRWA (UN

Relief & Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East) will

share the challenges of UNRWA in providing Palestine refugees access

to hospital services. In addition to a number of stories and perspectives

taken right from the war zones and terrorist attacks resulting in

displacement and injuries among refugees in order to bring the world’s

attention to the bigger fights faced by the healthcare providers in view

of the violence widespread.

The Ministry of Health will touch upon the integrated healthcare

system in the Sultanate, as well as its health achievements.

Pre-Congress sessions will be conducted on “Economics for

Healthcare Leaders” and the “Fast Forward” initiative for community-

and person-centered hospitals and health services.

It is worth mentioning that the WHC of the IHF is a unique global

forum that brings together leaders of national and international hospital

healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and

international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in

healthcare management and service delivery. Through this forum,

multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge, expertise and experiences

are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership in

hospitals and healthcare management.

Source: Oman News Agency