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Healthcare System Resilience Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai: A Call for International Collaboration

A number of prominent global health and policy leaders participated in The Healthcare System Resilience Summit at the Expo 2020 Dubai this January to discuss some of the largest challenges facing health care systems globally, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Summit aimed to advance 2020’s Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR) goals, a global collaboration by the World Economic Forum and London School of Economics to help the world prepare for future crises through global collaboration.

Leaders at the Summit signed a global call to action, urging stakeholders across health care industry, government, academia and business to commit to international collaboration towards ending the COVID-19 pandemic, responding to the rise of non-communicable diseases and preparing for future global health crises.

“The pandemic has taught us that we need a partnership approach and to understand what drives resilient health systems around the world,” said Dr. Asma Al Mannaei, Executive Director of the Research & Innovation Center in Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health.

The last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic have proved the importance of collaboration between countries as well as between the public and private sector. As such, thirteen more countries were welcomed into the PHSSR at this year’s summit including Japan, Portugal, The Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Switzerland. Through these continued partnerships we can increase innovation and deliver new medicines and treatments to countries around the world to build stronger health systems and prevent future pandemics.

To watch the Healthcare System Resilience Summit, click here.


Recognizing World IP Day Across the Middle East and North Africa

With an expanding labor force and burgeoning economic opportunities, it’s important for leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to embrace robust approaches to intellectual property (IP) that encourage investment in innovation. This World IP Day, we explore the theme “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity,” highlighting the essential role of IP

Global Investments in Science and Innovation were Resilient during COVID-19

A new report, Global Innovation Index 2022, from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) indicates that research and development (R&D) investments thrived at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and continued to boom in 2021. This spike in innovation occurred despite the global recession and economic lockdowns in many countries, pointing to the importance of innovation for pandemic solutions and recovery.

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