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02 December 2023

Dubai to set up medical academy

This is a great opportunity for the medical community to upgrade their knowledge Dr Khalil Qayed, Dubai Healthcare Authority. (SUPPLIED)

By Staff Writer

Dubai Healthcare Authority (DHA), Active-M Group and Royal Philips Electronics, yesterday announced a joint venture to develop a framework for delivering and marketing a Continuous Medical Education (CME) academy.

Based in Dubai, it will offer both international and local accredited courses for all medical practitioners in the UAE and the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC). It is scheduled to open in six months.

Dr Khalil Qayed, DHA's Director of Medical Education, said: "This is a great opportunity for the medical community to upgrade their knowledge and skills and to get in touch with high-calibre scientists and experts to exchange their expertise. Such a platform, whereby the private and the public sector work together for the benefit of the medical community, is part of the DHA's strategy as we believe that the private sector is one of our key stakeholders."

Active-M, a venture capital investment and advisory company, will finance and fully manage the joint venture. Active-M will co-ordinate between the different parties to ensure delivery on the agreed strategy.

"We live in a highly demanding healthcare services community due to the high population growth, said Salam Saadeh, CEO of the Active-M Group.


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