Sustainable Philanthropy and Health Care Delivery

Sustainable Philanthropy and Health Care Delivery policy workshop






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Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai hosted the Sustainable Philanthropy and Health Care Delivery policy workshop from November 30–December 2nd, 2016. The three-day workshop, presented by Interactive Research and Development, brought together medical professionals, political economists, and academics from Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey, and Pakistan. Country experts from across the Middle East and Asia convened at the Center to share insight on their experiences and expertise on sustainable philanthropy as it relates to the health care sector within Muslim majority countries.

From health care practitioners to academics, the 14-member group discussed how governments, non-profit, and private sector organizations have and how they can continue to harness philanthropic efforts to ensure free and equitable health care access. The group exchanged ideas on gaps that persist between sustainable philanthropy and health care provision as well as existing health care institutions that have been sustainable models for the growth of philanthropy and free health care delivery including The Indus Hospital Network (Pakistan) and Muhammadiyah (Indonesia). Guests included: Dr. Aamir Khan, founder of Interactive Research & Development; Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, cardiothoracic surgeon and chief executive officer of the Indus Health Network; Dr. Ali Çarkoğlu, professor of political science at Koç University; Dr. Amr El-Tayeb, founder of SmartCare Medical Services and assistant professor of Neurosurgey at Cairo University; Dr. Athar Osama, founder and chief executive of Technomics International, Ltd; Dr. Hilman Latief, lecturer in the Faculty of Islamic Studies at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY); Mr. Najmus Saquib Hameed, honorary chairman of Layton Rahmatulla Benevolent Trust (LRBT); Mr. Rafi-uddin Shikoh, founder and chief executive officer of DinarStandard; Robia Islam, research associate at The Indus Hospital; Sahrish Qamar, research associate at Technomics International, Ltd.; Dr. Salmaan Keshavjee, associate professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai; Dr. Shariq Siddiqui, executive director of ARNOVA; Dr. Syafiq Mughni, deputy chairman of Muhammadiyah Central Board for Interfaith and Intercivilization Relation and professor at National Islamic University in Surabaya, Indonesia; Dr. Tariq Cheema, founder of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists.