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Kuwari shares Qatar’s health experience on the international stage

Kuwari shares Qatar’s 
health experience on 
the international stage

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Minister of Public Health HE Dr Hanan Mohamed al Kuwari recently shared Qatar’s experience in health system at the Association of Academic Health Centres (AAHC) Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida.
The conference, where Dr Kuwari spoke as a distinguished lecturer, focused on how human migration is influencing healthcare both globally and locally, and brought together academic health leaders from across the world to share best practices and spread innovation.
Dr Kuwari delivered her lecture on ‘How the academic health center can impact global and local migrant’s health’, drawing on Qatar’s health sector experience, its academic health system partnership, and its network of hospitals and primary health centres. She also discussed best practices across the world in management of the health of international migrants.
She explained how Qatar’s Academic Health System remains the only hospital system outside of the United States to achieve corporate Academic Medical Centre accreditation for all its hospitals simultaneously, and how it is performing strongly compared to the best performing health systems in the world.
Qatar is ranked in the top 25 percent in the world for healthcare access and quality, according to the World Health Authority, and is in the top quartile in the Universal Health Coverage Index, according to the WHO and the World Bank.
Qatar’s health system was ranked 5th best in the world and first in the Middle East by the 2018 Legatum Prosperity Index – advancing from 13th in 2017 and 27th in 2008.
During the Conference, the minister also met with Dr Steven Kanter, president of the AAHC, and Dr Edward Abraham, executive vice-president for Health Affairs and CEO of UHealth.
Ahead of the conference, Dr Kanter said, “Inspirational leadership and effective management of academic health centres have been the central concerns of AAHC throughout its 50 years. As we celebrate the golden anniversary of this association, it is essential to acknowledge the ever more significant role academic health centres play in healthcare delivery, research and education on the global stage. It is my pleasure to have Dr Kuwari take part in this important series of lectures that are identifying critical issues for leaders in health policy and healthcare from around the world.”