Emirati doctor becomes first Arab woman to be elected as President of IHF

World Hospital Congress

Dr. Muna Tahlak, CEO of DHA’s Latifa Hospital for Women and Children, was elected as the President of the International Hospital Federation (IHF), becoming the first Arab woman to hold the esteemed position.

The IHF Governing Council voted to elect Dr. Tahlak as the new IHF President-Designate.

She will end her term as the Treasurer with IHF and begin her two-year term with the new title.

Commenting on this important historic victory, Dr. Tahlak said: "I am honoured and I extend my deepest thanks and gratitude to our wise leadership who have always directed to empower women."

"Emirati women have held and continue to hold various high-ranking positions and responsibilities across all fields. The country has provided ample opportunities to support and nurture the growth of Emirati women across all fields and specializations including the medical field. This victory highlights not only the progress that Emirati women have made but also reflects the position of the health sector in the UAE."

She stated that she will serve her tenure with utmost dedication and highly values this opportunity.

She added that her work with the IHF over the past five years has helped her gain experience and gave her the opportunity to highlight the successful work of hospitals in the UAE on a global scale.

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