Manal Ali Ghandour

Manal Ali Ghandour

University of Wollongong, UAE

Title: Did primary health care doctors lost the battle with the specialist and consultants


Manal Ali Ghandour is currently working with DHCR with expertise in health informatics, quality and healthcare management. She has attained her Master’s degree in Quality Management in 2008 from UOWD and her BSc degree in Nursing from Jordan University in 1994. In 2012, she worked as Adjunct faculty in Al Ain Men’s College of Higher technology and was a Project manager for Fatima College of Health Sciences. She has led the Health Education Program implementation in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain ADEC schools in 2011. She helped DOHMS to implement the fully integrated HIS system in Dubai in 2003. She had yearly presentations in the International Conferences as Health Informatics, Wireless Technology, Health Management, Clinical Effectiveness, Hospital Management & Quality Management.


Primary health care doctor should be the essential access to any care and most of the healthcare. Currently and due to many socio-economic reasons, the patients have the freedom to see consultants and specialists thinking that they can get a better care. In this presentation i will discuss multi factors that lead to this conclusion. My discussion will not definitely get the cure or the golden answer for this dilemma but it will enlighten the regulators, policy makers, service providers and doctors on what is happening and why it is happening. The cost of healthcare is rising and this will make it difficult for low socio economic classes to cope with or get treated. Many medical errors are going unnoticed due to this bizarre situation. We will explore together some solutions and recommendations.

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