• Strategic initiatives like Nafis, Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’, and UAE Net Zero 2050 are strengthening the UAE’s healthcare value chain

Dubai, UAE: The UAE is embedding long-term sustainability in the healthcare sector by pursuing strategic programmes and initiatives that promote resilience across the value chain, according to the early findings of an upcoming white paper by TECOM Group PJSC’s science-focused ecosystem, Dubai Science Park, and EY.

The UAE is not only reimagining the industry’s future but also setting new standards for the global community as it adopts a holistic approach led by the principles of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) excellence to equip the healthcare sector to meet future needs.

“As we stand at the nexus of healthcare and environmental stewardship, it is imperative that we acknowledge the impact our industry has on the global community,” said Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi, Senior Vice President of Dubai Science Park at TECOM Group PJSC.

“Reimagining contemporary diagnostics mechanisms and the industry’s workforce across research, manufacturing, and service delivery is essential to safeguard the resilience and longevity of healthcare systems. Several facets of our industry influence the global climate and Dubai Science Park will continue to encourage collaborative innovation that promotes holistic sustainability in line with ESG principles and fosters positive climate action in the healthcare sector.”

Initiatives to build healthcare resilience in the UAE include workforce development, environmental consciousness, and global collaboration, strengthening its position as a frontrunner in healthcare innovation.

The UAE’s commitment to nurturing local talent and fostering a knowledge-based economy takes centre stage in the healthcare sector. Through strategic initiatives such as Nafis at the federal level and Dubai Health Authority’s ‘Health Talents’, the country is promoting Emiratisation to create a robust pipeline of skilled citizens in the pharmaceutical, medical technology, and healthcare delivery sectors.

Strategic frameworks like Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’ and Dubai Research and Development Programme are enabling knowledge-led sustainability innovation across the healthcare supply chain. Dubai was recently ranked eighth in the Global Power City Index 2023, and initiatives like Golden Visas are further facilitating the entry of skilled professionals – including doctors, medical engineers, and researchers from around the world to complement the local workforce.   

Government programmes like the UAE Net Zero 2050 strategy are also spearheading an eco-conscious transformation of hospitals in the country. By incorporating green building practices and renewable energy sources, the UAE is leading the way in constructing environmentally friendly healthcare facilities that create a healthier environment within and beyond hospital walls.

Dubai Science Park’s announcement was followed by a special Advance Health forum moderated by Ahmed El Banna, Senior Manager of Healthcare Consulting at EY for the Middle East and North Africa region.

Advance Health panellists to discuss the intersection of sustainability and healthcare included Jamie Ireland, Senior Vice President of THB Group; Michael Schelper, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Caresyntax; Sameh El Fangary, Cluster President in the GCC and Pakistan for AstraZeneca; and Eng. Doaa Hamdy Serour, Corporate Environment, Health, and Safety Manager at Mediclinic Middle East.

Interested parties are invited to register here to receive early access to the upcoming white paper that will be presented by Dubai Science Park, the region’s leading science-focused ecosystem with more than 450 customers and 5,500 professionals that empowers advancements in the life, energy, and environmental sciences.

Home to industry leaders such as AstraZeneca, BeiGene, Pfizer, and Virax Biolabs, Dubai Science Park is part of TECOM Group’s portfolio of business districts that include Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, Dubai Production City, Dubai Knowledge Park, Dubai International Academic City, Dubai Design District (d3), and Dubai Industrial City.

About TECOM Group PJSC

TECOM Group has been developing strategic, sector-focused business districts across the emirate of Dubai since 1999. TECOM Group is well-positioned to continue playing an integral role in cementing Dubai’s status as a global business and talent hub.

The TECOM Group portfolio consists of 10 business districts catering to 6 vital knowledge-based economic sectors, including design, education, manufacturing, media, science, and technology. The Group provides a varied and tailor-made leasing portfolio which includes offices, co-working spaces, warehouses, and land to over 10,800 customers and more than 105,000 professionals.

TECOM Group offers additional value-added services to deliver a competitive and attractive environment for businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive in and to facilitate engagement between the districts’ community members. Government and corporate services are made available through an integrated smart services platform, ’axs’, which enhances ease of doing business and provides community members with a seamless experience.

TECOM Group also provides industry-specialised facilities, including media production studios, laboratories, and higher education campuses. in5, its enabling platform for entrepreneurs and start-ups, offers innovation centres supporting tech, media, and design start-ups and SMEs. Its future-focused co-working spaces D/Quarters deliver stimulating work environments for tenants, and the ‘GoFreelance’ package serves freelancers.

For more information, please visit www.tecomgroup.ae.