On 26 October 2023, the IHF held its annual Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner to celebrate excellence in hospital and healthcare leadership.
The day before this year’s World Hospital Congress, the IHF’s Geneva Sustainability Centre, in collaboration with Deloitte, launched an innovative new platform to digitally empower hospitals and healthcare leaders to drive sustainable, low-carbon, equitable, and resilient healthcare.
Dr Muna A. Tahlak begins her two-year term as the 36th President of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) – a global non-profit, membership organization representing hospitals and healthcare associations across the globe. Dr Tahlak was elected in November 2021 and has served two years as President Designate before taking up the position of President at […]
The 46th World Hospital Congress, held in Lisbon, Portugal, in October wrapped up three days of inspiring presentations with a call for collaboration among healthcare leaders in an effort to find solutions for shared challenges. International Hospital, an official media partner to the event, reports on the proceedings.
The world is facing a daunting reality as the climate crisis takes centre stage, amplifying global emergencies and threatening to unravel decades of progress in public health. The 8th annual report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change (released November 15, 2023), has shed light on the alarming convergence of factors that jeopardize […]
In the lead-up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate (COP-28) in Dubai, the World Health Organization has unveiled a new operational framework for building climate-resilient and low-carbon health systems.
As a leading manufacturer of advanced adhesive solutions for the medical industry, Henkel has launched a novel medical grade lightcure adhesive designed for devices that are to be worn on the body. The new product is formulated without IBOA (Isobornyl Acrylate) or any other known skin sensitizing monomers. The adhesive is also formulated to conform […]
Imagine a stretchable and durable sensor patch for monitoring the rehabilitation of patients with elbow or knee injuries, or an unbreakable and reliable wearable device that measures a runner’s cardiac activities during training to prevent life-threatening injuries. Disruptive innovations in wearable technology are often limited by the electronic circuits – which are usually made of […]
During even the most routine visits, physicians listen to sounds inside their patients’ bodies – air moving in and out of the lungs, heart beats and even digested food progressing through the gastrointestinal tract. These sounds provide valuable information about a person’s health. And when these sounds subtly change or downright stop, it can signal […]
The potential of 3D-printing human organs has raised a glimmer of hope that this technology may help overcome the shortage of organs for transplant. Challenges remain however, such as balancing speed of printing with precision. International Hospital speaks to Vidmantas Šakalys, CEO of Vital3D about the new technology.