Dubai, Oct 23, 2017: Jointly organized by the Dubai Health Authority and HEALTH Magazine, the second edition of the annual HEALTH Awards are open for nominations from 22nd October 2017, and will recognize and reward exceptional contributions and innovative brilliances at a gala function in Dubai on 26th February 2018, which will be attended by 1000+ people including healthcare leaders, healthcare professionals and popular Arab and Bollywood celebrities
The Annual HEALTH Awards, Dubai’s yearly gala event to recognize outstanding contributions and innovative brilliances of healthcare professionals and organizations is back again in 2018, after the resounding success of its inaugural 2017 edition. The second edition of this prestigious awards, considered the biggest and prestigious healthcare awards in the region, are now open for nominations from healthcare organizations and individuals, announced the organizers at press conference in Dubai on Sunday, 22nd October 2017.
The press conference also declared that HEALTH Awards 2018 would be held on 26thFebruary 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai, as a splendid gathering of over 1000 participants including healthcare leaders, healthcare professionals and popular Arab and Bollywood celebrities.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the press conference, between Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and HEALTH Magazine, to support and promote Health Awards 2018. The MoU was signed by H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board – Dubai Health Authority representing DHA and Mr. ThumbayMoideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group and publisher of HEALTH Magazine, representing HEALTH Magazine.
Mr. ThumbayMoideen said that the HEALTH Awards aimed to promote excellence across the healthcare industry of the region – which is forecast to grow to $71bn market by 2020, according to the recent report on the region’s healthcare sector published by Alpen Capital. “The region, particularly Dubai is a favorite medical tourism destination, with high standards of quality and expertise available at affordable costs. Improvement in the quality and facilities will attract more numbers of medical tourists, transforming the region into a medical tourism hub,” he added. HEALTH Magazine, part of Thumbay Group, will exclude all entities and professionals employed by the group – to ensure transparency and fairness in evaluating the nominees.
The nominations of HEALTH Awards 2018 will be evaluated by 20 external evaluators, which includes site visit, and will be finally judged by eminent jury, the members of which are:Dr. AjitNagpal (Chairman & Director General – Amity University Middle East) – the Jury Chairperson, H. E. Dr. Maryam Matar (Chairperson – UAE Genetic Diseases Association), Dr. MouzaAbdulla Al Sharhan (Head of Pathology, Dubai Hospital-DHA andPresident of Emirates Medical Association-UAE), Dr. Fuzan Al Khalidi (Director of Healthcare Strategy and Policy, the Prime Minister’s Office), Dr. Muna Abdul RazzaqTahlek (CEO - Latifa Hospital) and Mr. Issac John (Deputy Business Editor – Khaleej Times).
Nominations for HEALTH Awards 2018 are now open, and can be submitted for a total of 23 corporate and individual categories. For more details on the award and categories, and to submit your nominations, please visit the website: http://www.healthmagazine.ae/awards
About HEALTH Magazine
HEALTH Magazine is a leading health & lifestyle publication in the region, launched in 1999. It is highly regarded and read by a large segment of healthcare professionals and general public in the region and globally. It is a bi-monthly, bi-lingual (English and Arabic) magazine with a BPA-audited circulation of 20,000 copies and a readership of around 80,000. It is licensed by the National Media Council, UAE. It covers a variety of topics such as health, lifestyle, wellness, fitness, beauty, family, parenting, diet, nutrition, luxury and fashion.
HEALTH Magazine has a significant online and social media presence. Its dynamic website, blog and social media pages attracts large numbers of visitors from all around the world. The magazine inspires health and lifestyle and also organizes regular events.
HEALTH Award Categories 2018
Health - Distinguished
• Laboratory Services
• Radiology Services
• Pharmaceutical Companies
• Medical Insurance Companies
• Fitness Centers
• Medical Equipment & Supplies Providers
• Organizations for Innovative Technology
• Organizations for CSR Contribution
• Medical Tourism
• Hospital Infrastructure Development
• Entity for Treating People of Determination
Health - Distinguished
• Leaders in Healthcare (Founders/Owners/Entrepreneurs)
• Executives in Healthcare (CEO/COO/CMO/CFO)
• Medical Specialists
• Women in Healthcare
• Innovative Researchers in Healthcare