Pakistani Addresses World Health Care Congress in Washington


Dr Zakiuddin Ahmed addresses the 7th Annual World Health
Care Congress

Washington , DC : Less than 10 miles south of Capitol Hill, hundreds of health-care leaders gathered at the most prestigious annual conference discussing issues affecting health care globally.

Representatives from health insurers, information technology companies, nonprofit organizations, hospitals and businesses shopping for new ways to deliver health services met at the 7th Annual World Health Care Congress in suburban Maryland.

Dr Zakiuddin Ahmed, eHealth expert & Medical Director of Macter International - an innovative pharmaceutical company of Pakistan - was invited to address the World Health Care Congress. He presented case studies of various innovative projects in eHealth that catered solutions to the prevailing healthcare problems in Pakistan.

Nobel Laureate, Dr Muhammad Yunus, also spoke at this event that featured sustainable innovations in the developing world that could be replicated and even adopted.

 

A workshop on " Social Business", organized by Grameen Creative Lab was also a part of the agenda. "Social Business" is a revolutionary concept, which apart from being profitable, is also helpful in alleviating poverty, equitable distribution of wealth, value addition and empowering all stake holders of the business.

Dr Zaki invited Prof Younus and Mr Hans Reitz, the CEO of Grameen Creative Lab, to conduct a workshop on Social Business in Pakistan for representatives of NGOs, CSR professionals, and philanthropists, which they graciously accepted.

Healthcare leaders from around the world were present at the congress and they shared the challenges and deliberated about their solutions.

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