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Princess Dina Mired Participates in The Economist’s Middle East Healthcare Summit in Dubai

 

Dubai, UAE – March 28, 2012: As a leading figure in the global fight against cancer, HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) participated in The Economist’s Middle East Healthcare Summit in Dubai on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012.

The Middle East Healthcare Summit facilitated high-level discussions between key players in the healthcare sector. Participants discussed the challenges facing healthcare systems in the Middle East region, and exchanged insight and experiences on best practices with the aim of identifying practical solutions for sustainable healthcare reforms.  

Princess Dina Mired was part of a panel of stakeholders representing the private sector, government officials, policy makers and healthcare providers. During the panel discussion, Princess Dina highlighted the need for all stakeholders to join efforts to ensure that quality healthcare is available and accessible to every individual in the region.   “Non-communicable diseases are responsible for more deaths worldwide than all other causes combined and our region has not been immune to this rising epidemic. It is time to make a real investment in healthcare now, not only to help patients currently suffering from non-communicable diseases but also to stem the rising numbers of these chronic illnesses in our region,” said Princess Dina. She added, “I look forward to the day when each and every country in our region has a clear line item on their budget to deal with the prevention of non-communicable diseases in a serious manner.”

Princess Dina also called for additional collaboration throughout the region, saying that the shared culture, language and experience of our countries make it ideal for region-wide partnerships and joint projects, particularly with regards to non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

 

During her trip to Dubai, Her Highness met with several organizations and private companies to encourage collaborations with KHCF and KHCC.

 

 
  

 

  
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