Ghorfa, in partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Bahrain, organizes the 15th Arab-German Heath Forum (Conference and Exhibition) as a side event to the Manama Health Congress & Expo, which will be held from 7th – 9th December 2023 in Manama, Bahrain.
The Arab region, home to 450 million people as of 2022 estimations, is working on a more modernized resilient, and robust healthcare system. The experience of the Covid-19 crisis led many Arab countries and worldwide to reform their healthcare systems. Focusing on strengthening the healthcare system as a whole is the key to a longer-term measure. The upcoming forum will explore the significance of Pan-Arab and Arab-German cooperation, as well as public-private partnerships, in overcoming these challenges.
Germany is renowned for possessing one of the world’s leading healthcare systems. It boasts exceptional infrastructure, medical professionals, pharmaceutical and medical technology industries, advanced scientific research, and a well-developed medical education system. In 2021, Germany’s healthcare sector expenditure amounted to €474.134 billion, contributing 13.2% to the GDP. Consequently, the transfer of knowledge and expertise from German companies and institutions is highly valued. This includes establishing factories, implementing innovative planning and management facilities as well as fostering structured collaborations to enhance the training of qualified workforce.
The Arab-German collaboration has broadened its scope across multiple fields, which will be addressed in the 15th Arab-German Health Forum through 5 panels covering topics such as healthcare insurance development, public-private partnership, Arab-German cooperation in the pharma industry, lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis and financing & investing in the healthcare sector.
The 15th Arab-German Health Forum will convene esteemed participants to discuss advancing collaboration in various domains such as innovation, smart services, and modern technologies within the healthcare sector. Additionally, the forum will delve into how access to German technology and expertise can contribute to the development of healthcare systems in Arab countries, which are undergoing significant transformations, particularly in the aftermath of the pandemic.