DUBAI – Nurses and healthcare professionals are needed in numerous healthcare facilities particularly in the Middle East, the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK), according to a leading event and exhibition organizer.
Informa Life Sciences has organized a free-to-attend event for healthcare professionals who are looking for job opportunities. The Healthcare Recruitment Philippines will take place on July 27 and 28 at the Marriot Hotel in Manila, Philippines.
“We have had great success in organizing the Healthcare Recruitment and Training Fair in Abu Dhabi, and wanted to carry this forward into select markets abroad. The Philippines is one of the top exporters of nurses worldwide, making it an ideal location for international hospitals to source and recruit staff,” Simon Page, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions Managing Director, said.
The event will allow Filipino nurses to have an opportunity to be interviewed by around 30 leading public and private hospitals from the US, UK, and the Middle East including the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Participating healthcare facilities are in search of nurses from various specializations such as inpatient, ambulatory, and intensive care. They also look for other allied health professionals, healthcare administrative staff, and clinicians.
UAE alone is also in need of medical personnel to meet its growing demand for high-quality services. According to the Abu Dhabi Health Authority (HAAD), they will be needing 4,800 doctors and 13,000 new nurses by 2022.
In Dubai, the Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has estimated that they will need 7,323 doctors and 8,510 nurses over the next 10 years.
Across the Gulf region, medical personnel are also needed. The average ratio of physicians, including dentists, per 10,000 people in the region is 1:26. Nurses, on the other hand, per 10,000 people in the region is 1:49. The ratios are insufficient for the growing demand in the healthcare sector.
Meanwhile, in the US, they need another one million registered nurses to fill the vacancies until 2020, according to the American Nurses Association. The lack of staff is expected to rise by 2030 due to the increasing numbers of people living with multiple chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes.