Qatar Chamber has participated in the “12th Arab-German Health Forum” held in the German capital, Berlin.
The event which was organised by the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry saw the participation of around 300 experts and decision-makers from business, politics and science to address the most pressing issues facing medicine and healthcare sectors.
The forum is a major information and networking platform to establish and strengthen long-lasting Arab-German business relationships in the healthcare sector.
The forum aims to promote and develop the collaboration between Arab and German business partners in the health sector because of the increasing demand for modern standards and efficient solutions which open up opportunities for German companies and offers the possibility of further co-operation between Arab countries and Germany by taking advantage of German technology and expertise.
Addressing the forum, Qatar Chamber board member Ibtihaj al-Ahmadani said that Qatar’s healthcare system has seen great strides over the past years regarding the number of medical facilities and students as well as the spending on healthcare sector by the government, referring to the increasing number of medical students in Qatar.
Al-Ahmadani noted that Qatar’s healthcare spending is among the highest in the Middle East, with QR22.7bn ($6.2bn) invested in healthcare in 2018 with a 4% growth compared to the previous year.
Qatar has been ranked 5th best in the world and the first in the Middle East, according to Legatum Institute, a London-based think-tank which measures improved life expectancy, better health outcomes, and investment in health infrastructure.
“Within the past two year, Qatar has allocated huge investments on the health sector by providing more 1100 beds and opening four new health centres,” she added.