Steward International today signed an agreement committing to work collaboratively to promote sustainable health care travel and sustainable and quality health care to patients from UNWTO member states, and beyond.
The World Tourism Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations and the leading public international organization in the field of tourism, with a membership encompassing 164 countries and territories and more than 500 Affiliate Members representing the private sector, educational institutions, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.
During the signing, Steward Health Care International President, Dr Armin Ernst, explained that Steward’s mission is that of providing quality, sustainable, and accessible health care around the world. “We have long understood that our health care model is scalable, but also needs to adapt to cater for the different communities we serve. People are increasingly willing to travel for quality care and also require the ease of mind for the same when traveling for leisure or education. This is why our focus continues to be that of unquestioned quality and accessibility.”
Through the agreement, Steward and the World Tourism Organization have agreed to work together to promote medical and wellness tourism, support tourism healthcare destinations, work closely on innovation development and corporate responsibility efforts, and to collaborate in the areas of Sustainability and Cross-border Patient Mobility.
Dr Ernst also explained that with Steward’s ambitions for growth in Europe and Internationally, it hopes to be able to provide an even wider range of services to patients from across the globe.