Qatar prepares to provide best health care in 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar prepares to provide best health care in 2022 FIFA World Cup By Darlene Regis - February 02, 2022
Qatar prepares to provide best health care in 2022 FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

In preparation to offer the best healthcare services during the FIFA World Cup 2022, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) will host Qatar Health 2022 and the 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference. 

‘Qatar Health 2022: Preparing for the 2022 World Cup and the response to pandemics in Qatar – a multidisciplinary team approach’ conference held virtually from February 9 and 12 bringing together local and international experts.

“We are pleased to host local and international experts to give us insights as we approach the biggest sporting event later this year, '' said Dr. Sheikh Mohamed Al Thani, Director of the Public Health Department at the Ministry of Public Health. 

Qatar Health 2022 sessions will display Qatar’s capabilities in the fields of mass gathering management, disaster medicine, infectious disease and trauma surgery. It will look into Qatar’s public health capabilities and preparations to host the successful FIFA World Cup 2022,” he added.

“We focus in preparation to give the best healthcare experience ever in a FIFA World Cup,” said Dr. Al Thani, who is also the Co-Chair, Qatar Health 2022 and 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference in a video message. 

Qatar Health 2022 primarily focuses on preparations to provide high-quality care for the masses and appropriately respond to the pandemic using a multidisciplinary team strategy, best practices and lessons.

The 2nd Qatar Public Health conference is to bring a unique understanding of Qatar’s Public Health capability in preparing and hosting a successful FIFA World Cup 2022 amidst the pandemic.

The conference sessions will provide unique insights into Qatar’s Public Health capabilities in its preparations and measures to host a successful FIFA World Cup 2022 considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics discussed include Health Protection and Communicable Diseases, Health Promotion and Non-Communicable Diseases, Food Safety and Environmental Health, and other priority areas in public health.

The conference speakers include Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, and Dr. David Nabarro, Special Envoy on COVID-19, at WHO. 

Qatar Health 2022 offers a three-day program, offering several full and half-day tracks, followed by one pre-conference workshop and symposia. It will showcase the work and opinions of different leaders and 112 abstracts accepted for oral/poster presentations.

“2022 is a special year in Qatar. As healthcare providers, we play a unique and important role in delivering the best FIFA World Cup the world has seen. While many teams have been working tirelessly to prepare for this, we do so in a different environment (due to the pandemic) than we never anticipated” said Dr. Hassan Al Thani, Head of Vascular and Trauma Surgery at HMC and Co-Chair, Qatar Health 2022 and 2nd Qatar Public Health Virtual Conference.

“In this environment, we want to ensure that our colleagues have access to the latest information about mass gatherings during a pandemic. During Qatar Health 2022 we will have a unique opportunity to learn from global experts represented by WHO and FIFA and local experts in the field of mass gatherings and the pandemic,” he added, calling on all healthcare professionals to attend the event. 

Registration for the Qatar Health Conference 2022 and the 2nd Qatar Public Health Conference is open. Conference participants have the opportunity to earn 30.5 hours of career development.

By Darlene Regis - February 02, 2022

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