GE Healthcare is underlining the need for earlier diagnosis for more efficient treatment and better management of chronic diseases at the Arabian Public Health Forum to be held on September 26 and 27, 2011 at Yas Island Rotana, Abu Dhabi.
The rising incidence of chronic, non-communicable diseases is one of the key challenges faced by the Arab world. Managing the diseases such as obesity, diabetes, stress-related cardiovascular diseases and certain forms of cancer is also putting a severe strain on government budgets with a recent report* highlighting that the major portion of healthcare expenditure in the region is borne by the governments.
GE is emphasizing on its healthymagination commitment aimed at increasing access for quality healthcare to a larger population at lower costs through its partnership with the Arabian Public Health Forum as its Silver Sponsor. The forum is organised by MEED Events with the support of the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD), Abu Dhabi Health services (SEHA), Emirates Nursing Association (ENA) and Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC).
Aziz Koleilat, General Manager at GE Healthcare for the Middle East region, said: “The Arabian Public Health Forum 2011 serves as a dynamic platform for GE Healthcare to interact with the various significant stakeholders in the region’s healthcare sector around enabling a successful shift to a sustainable healthcare system focused on better patient outcomes. GE’s advanced technologies, expertise and services support leading private and public sector healthcare providers to help address the pressing challenges and requirements both across the region and worldwide.”
He added: “This approach is of crucial relevance to the region, where there is a rising incidence of lifestyle diseases. In turn, our healthymagination initiative - GE’s commitment to help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost supports society’s overall health by encouraging people to adopt healthier lifestyles, which also help manage non-communicable and chronic diseases.”
GE is showcasing its modern technologies and solutions at the Arabian Healthcare Forum, which will also feature discussions led by senior healthcare professionals from across the world.
GE Healthcare has a long history of public and private sector partnerships in the Middle East region, where it supports healthcare providers with advanced technologies and solutions to address the full spectrum of medical needs. In the UAE, GE Healthcare works with the leading medical providers, supporting them with advanced diagnostic technologies and solutions. The company is also at the forefront in enhancing public awareness about lifestyle diseases.