Abu Dhabi’s Division of Well being (DoH) has partnered with Israel’s Clalit Well being Providers, the biggest of the nation’s 4 state-mandated well being service organisations, it has been introduced. This comes as a part of each events’ methods to extend cooperation and the trade of data between the healthcare sectors of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel.
In accordance with a press release launched by the DoH, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “will kind the idea for a definitive medical cooperation between the events to help and strengthen the implementation of assorted plans – together with, however not restricted to – digital well being initiatives associated to synthetic intelligence, visiting medical doctors’ programme, skilled schooling, worldwide affected person care referrals, analysis, and medical trials.”
THE LARGER CONTEXT
With the UAE capital’s mission to turn into a number one life science hub and medical tourism vacation spot, it’s believed that this partnership will facilitate experience switch to UAE medical specialists by means of each a Visiting Physician Programme and telemedicine periods.
Moreover, the settlement will permit for the identification of latest analysis merchandise in addition to participation and/or contribution to medical trials.
“We’re sturdy believers within the significance of building strong partnerships with world-class healthcare establishments in a bid to strengthen Abu Dhabi’s healthcare sector. With the visionary drive of our management and the signing of Abraham Accords, that is turning into a actuality,” mentioned Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of DoH. “Pursuing partnerships with Israel’s superior and high-quality healthcare establishments like Clalit Well being Providers not solely permits us to enhance healthcare outputs, analysis and digital initiatives however set up a powerful platform for significant bilateral trade of concepts, innovation and financial progress for each ecosystems.”
He added: “With the biggest human genomic sequencing programme globally and one of the crucial complete well being data exchanges world-wide, Abu Dhabi has supplied a gorgeous atmosphere for worldwide traders and entrepreneurs and excited by the way forward for well being; establishing itself as a world main hub for startups and leaders in expertise, innovation and life science.
“As digital well being and genomics have gotten key components in healthcare, we stay dedicated to implementing cutting-edge initiatives, partnerships and programmes that can undoubtedly speed up the sector’s potential and enhance its outcomes.”
ON THE RECORD
“I’m proud to steer the cooperation with the UAE, and to signal the primary settlement of its variety, for selling the well being of our nations,” mentioned Ehud Davidson, CEO at Clalit Well being Providers. “Over the previous 12 months, ever because the signing of the Abraham Accords for normalisation between Israel and the UAE, we initiated and carried out a dialogue from afar for selling well being and medication.
“I’m happy that the settlement contains the fields of analysis and digital well being, based mostly on Clalit’s big databases, and Clalit’s expertise in translating the information for the aim of analysis and innovation.”