Since its launch, The International Healthcare and Medical Exhibition - Healthcare, asserted its position as an annual occasion that many local, Arab, and international companies working in different medical fields make sure to participate in. This exhibition was, until its last edition - which was held in April 2011 under the patronage of the Syrian Ministry of Health - a distinct medical event that attracted many international companies and brands that were keen to be present in Syria to establish business relations with Syrian companies that function in this sector, and to find agents in the Syrian market and through it in neighboring markets.
In its 14th edition, Healthcare witnessed the participation of 76 prominent local and international specialized companies that represented 290 international brands from 31 countries. Among the international exhibiting companies were 8 national pavilions from Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, and Brazil. The exhibition was held concurrently with ‘Damascus Doctors' Conference’ that was organized by Damascus Medical Association in cooperation with Arabian Group for Exhibitions and Conferences.
After 8 years of absence because of the Syrian crisis, the 15th edition of The International Healthcare and Medical Exhibition - Healthcare will be held at Damascus Fairground, Syria from 13 to 16 October, 2021, concurring with The International Dental and Laboratory Equipment Exhibition – Dentalcare providing medical personnel of all specializations with a comprehensive platform that will enable them to acquaint themselves with the latest developments in healthcare technologies, medical equipment and supplies, and advanced medical software and hardware that will be showcased by exhibiting companies.
Before the Syrian crisis started in 2011, the Syrian healthcare sector achieved significant landmarks and overhauls which can be reflected by a drastic increase in life expectancy from 56 years in 1970 to 73 years in 2011, and the Syrian pharmaceutical industry built steadfast reputation for its competitive quality, a reputation that’s reflected in the fact that Syrian medicine was being exported to 56 countries before the Syrian crisis started. During the years of the crisis, the healthcare sector was targeted at all levels, hospitals were destroyed, especially public ones, and healthcare staff and nursing personnel were systematically targeted.