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Kuwait's Healthcare System: Challenges and Opportunities

19 December 2012

Following 30 years of unprecedented growth and development, the Emirate of Kuwait faces new challenges in healthcare for its citizens and expat residents. And, according to MCE’s Marc Dellaert, helping Kuwaiti managers to acquire universal business and organizational management skills is one tool that government and industry can use to achieve sustainable development of Kuwaiti society.

“In the past, being able to read, write and do basic arithmetic were the skills you needed to get a job,” said Mr. Dellaert. “But today’s workplace requires more. A recent survey by AMA discovered four skills everyone needs at work today. We call them ‘The 4 Cs’: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity. Most education systems don’t teach these. So, many companies invest in training and development to cover this gap. And MCE is here to help young managers develop these skills so they can work effectively and competently in their roles, and compete successfully in a global market.”

Mr. Dellaert reviewed for the gathered diplomats, professionals and business leaders, the major global and regional trends and the challenges and opportunities these present for healthcare in the Emirate of Kuwait.

Mr. Dellaert, Executive Director of Marketing and Emerging Markets, made his presentation to leaders of Kuwait’s healthcare system, pharmaceutical and medical technology industries at a meeting on the occasion of the official visit of HE Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium to the Emirate of Kuwait. Today’s event took place at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce in Kuwait City. It was hosted by Madame Wafa Ahmed Al-Qatami, board member at the chamber, with support and in cooperation with Healthcare Belgium. 

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