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28-29 Feb 2024 | Dubai

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20 - Dr. Hanan Selim

Dr. Hanan Selim

Pharmacist of the Future | Founder and CEO, Tackle & Talk Mental Health and Well-being Expert | Global Union Ambassador

About the Speaker:


Dr. Hanan Selim is widely recognized as the “Pharmacist of the Future” due to her groundbreaking work in holistic health that is revolutionizing lives on a global scale. With her scientific and cutting-edge approach, she has established herself as a leading authority in mental health and well-being.
Boasting an impressive 25-year career in the healthcare industry, Dr. Hanan Selim currently holds a crucial position as a valuable team member in the drug department of the Ministry of Health. Her expertise and experience have allowed her to contribute significantly to the decision-making processes for complex and hard-to-diagnose conditions, collaborating with prestigious hospitals in New York and serving on essential committees.

Not only is Dr. Hanan Selim a trailblazer in her field, but she also excels in various other roles effortlessly and gracefully. As an international speaker, she captivates audiences with her insightful talks, and her thought-provoking ideas have earned her multiple prestigious awards. Her profound influence as a thought leader in the realm of health and well-being is widely acknowledged.
Furthermore, Dr. Hanan Selim has been appointed as the Global Union’s Ambassador in the Arab Republic of Egypt. Her involvement also extends to being a member of the Global Union’s Global Committee and its Permanent Mission. She serves as a Special Envoy of the Global Union’s Ministry Department of Global Medical-care, Humanitarian Aid, and Charity Affairs, as well as a Delegate of the Global Union’s First Lady’s Global Office.

In her capacity as an ambassador, Dr. Hanan Selim assumes a range of responsibilities that encompass promoting equality, supporting women in leadership positions, advocating for their political participation and economic self-reliance. Additionally, she strives to end violence against girls and women, ensuring their participation in peace-making events, and spearheading security and humanitarian activities.
Dr. Hanan Selim is not only the founder and CEO of her own company, but she also actively oversees its operations. Tackle & Talk, located at Level 41 Emirates Towers, Sheik Zayed Rd., Dubai, UAE, is the embodiment of her vision and dedication.

In summary, Dr. Hanan Selim’s immense contributions to the healthcare industry, her influential thought leadership, and her commitment to global welfare make her an exceptional figure. Her tireless efforts to uplift others, both professionally and through her various roles, continue to leave a lasting impact on individuals and communities worldwide.

Business case
In the mental health space, we’ve seen an increase in data of global suffering post covid-19. Approximately 792 million people are suffering from mental health that spreads across all ethnic, social, economic and age groups. This is costing the economy approximately $1
Trillion of annual lost wages, and lost productivity as a result.
In mental health, the current treatment options are podcasts, workshops and offline psychologist / psychiatrist visits. The first two can only support in bringing awareness, and therefore do little to solve or prevent suffering from mental health.
The latter can be costly and face resistance due to the taboo that still surrounds mental health.
Tackle and Talk has a vision and mission to end the suffering from mental health by providing the safe space and privacy with the use of technology to get the help you need, without fear of social pressure to suck it up and “be a man” or “that’s life and deal with it”, all within the comfort of your home and at your own convenient time. Here is a video link to give a
summary of Tackle and Talk: https://youtu.be/08wVEkQrlXk
Our primary target geography is GCC countries, starting with Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (‘UAE’). According to a recent global study, the Middle Eastern region suffers from the highest rates of depression, anxiety disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (‘PTSD’) and suicide. Furthermore, there is a lack of awareness about mental health, limited mental health services, and stigmatization which worsens the situation.
Recent research publications of McKinsey and PwC show that GCC countries need to
prioritize mental health in the workplace. More specifically, the UAE published its national strategy for wellbeing 2031. The strategy aims to make the UAE a world leader in quality of life through a number of strategic objectives and initiatives highlighting the UAE
government’s focus on the citizen’s wellbeing, which includes promoting good mental health and adopting positive thinking.

Other Speakers in this Summit:

Adnan Al Noorani

Founder of Future Innovation Summit & Chairman of the Board at LEO Investments & D1 Technologies

H.E. Mohamed Bin Taliah

Chief of Government Services of the UAE Government | Prime Minister’s Office – UAE

Salim Al Shaami

Executive Director – Government Services Sector | Prime Minister’s Office
43 - H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi

H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi

Former Minister of Climate Change and Environment, United Arab Emirates
Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Mohd Fatma Matar

Her Excellency Dr. Maryam Mohd Fatma Matar

MD, PhD, Founder & Chairperson UAE Genetic Diseases Association (UAEGDA)
His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim

His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim

Chairman of Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMIEmirates)