Globally, there were nearly seven million unintended pregnancies due to COVID-19. This figure is a clear indication of the toll the pandemic has taken on women's health worldwide right from a surge in unwanted pregnancies and stillbirths to increasing mental health issues. In this issue, we spotlight how these developments have caused a major transformation in the supply side of femtech. Many women-led companies have started evolving with innovative devices, apps and/or services to address these issues (pg 28).
In this edition, we had the chance to sit down with Haider Salloum, Small Medium and Corporate Lead – Microsoft UAE, to discuss technologies such as HoloLens 2 that can remotely connect medical teams and patients alike, as well as the impact of smart technologies in healthcare today (pg 12).