Latifa Hospital welcomes UK’s top doctors in Dubai to share pediatric and neonatal best practices

Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Category: Healthcare
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Description: Senior doctors from HCA Healthcare UK are participating at the 3rd Latifa Hospital International Pediatric and Neonatal Conference
Dubai, UAE, March 23rd, 2017: UK’s leading hospital group, HCA Healthcare UK is here to extend support to the healthcare industry stakeholders in UAE. Having already established their Middle Eastern headquarters in Dubai Healthcare City, HCA’s senior consultants are here to present their innovative solutions at the ‘3rd Latifa Hospital International Pediatric and Neonatal Conference’ (LHPNC 2017) starting today till 25th March 2017 in Dubai – UAE.

“Our conference aims to unite clinicians, international and regional experts who will showcase latest developments and studies in pediatrics, pediatric surgery and neonatology fields. We are pleased to welcome experts from HCA Healthcare UK and other healthcare entities from across the globe. As medical practitioners involved in pediatrics we all have a big responsibility of taking care of children. They are the future of any economy. It is our responsibility to protect them from a variety of risks, including, but not limited to, interruptions during pregnancy, genetic anomalies, perinatal injuries, congenital defects, malnutrition, environmental diseases among several other challenges,” stated Dr. Mahmoud Saleh El-Halik, HOD Pediatric & Neonatology, Latifa Women & Children Hospital.

“Majority of childhood deaths result from preventable and reversible causes. The delay in recognition, late presentation, and illness severity make the first 24 hours of hospitalization the most vulnerable period. In addition to preventative care and nutritional support, the development of effective pediatric emergency and critical care services in GCC countries can substantially reduce mortality in children under 5 years. Due to our close proximity to UAE, we aligned to support the cases in UAE and are committed to bringing our most innovative solutions to the healthcare sector in the region. Sharing knowledge for to better paediatric patient outcomes all over the world. We would like to thank Latifa Hospitals for putting such an importance conference together,” Aida Yousefi, CEO of The Harley Street Clinic and Portland, UK's flagship private hospitals.

The conference is CME accredited by the DHA and will take place over three days covering 11 sessions and 8 workshops with focus on various sub-specialties in Pediatrics and Neonatology. HCA Healthcare is also having a stand at the event to share more information with the visitors at the conference.

Senior consultants from HCA Healthcare UK, Dr. Josu De La Fuente, Dr. Robert Yates, Dr. Sanj Bassi, Dr. Simon A. Clarke, Dr. Stergios Zacharoulis shared their knowledge and experience on the subject of pediatrics, pediatric surgery and neonatology.They highlighted the issues in Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric NeuroSurgery, paediatric minimally invasive surgery and blood and bone marrow transplant among other challenges.

“We are delighted to bring our experience and thought process to this conference and add value to the government authorities and other industry stakeholders in the UAE and the region. We are here at the conference to also understand the pediatric challenges faced by countries in the GCC and we would like to support and provide them with the right solutions at the right time,” added Andrew Coombs, Group Commercial Director, HCA Healthcare UK.

“Dubai Health Authority had announced their, Dubai Health Strategy 2016-2021 last year to assess the achievements of the sector and provide the best healthcare amenities in the world. We aim to contribute in our own way by supporting the initiative and add value to the whole healthcare ecosystem in the UAE and the GCC region,” concluded Wadad Aboul Khoudoud, Head of International Business Development, GCC.

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About HCA Healthcare UK:
HCA Healthcare UK is a leading provider of cutting-edge treatment across its networks of facilities in London and Manchester, which include partnerships with leading NHS hospitals. Founded in 1968 and based in Nashville, HCA owns and operates 166 hospitals has had a presence in the UK since the 1990s.HCA Healthcare UK includes London Bridge Hospital, The Portland Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic, The Lister Hospital, The Princess Grace Hospital, The Wellington Hospital, 52 Alderley Road, Roodlane Medical Ltd, Blossoms Healthcare and HCA Joint Ventures. HCA's global cancer institute is one of the world’s leading clinical research organisations conducting community-based clinical trials throughout the United States and United Kingdom. For more information please visit

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