UAE, UK discuss health sector co-operation

Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, British Minister of State and Ambassador of the British Healthcare Sector Lord Kakkar, and Under-Secretary of the British Parliament Nicola Blackwood discussed the possibility of developing closer health sector relations and co-operation between the UAE and the United Kingdom.

The discussion took place during a meeting at the Healthcare Exhibition and Medical Congress 2017 in the Dubai International Convention Centre, which was also attended by Dr. Mohammad Saleem Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, as well as other assistant under-secretaries.

They discussed opportunities for joint projects in the areas of health information technology and innovation, prevention methods and awareness campaigns, as well as co-operation in genetic studies and research to prevent hereditary diseases and decrease government spending for treatments.

They also laid out the possibility of joint medical developments and education, as well discussed as a licensing scheme for British doctors to use their expertise in the UAE and the importance of public and private partnerships in the health sector.

The UAE minister then highlighted the depth of the ministry’s relationship with the British health sector and pointed out their efforts to keep up with the latest international research and developments.

This would enable the UAE to develop world-class healthcare services and implement a culture of innovation within its medical institutions, in order to offer exceptional service to satisfy the public and strengthen their trust in the efficiency of the healthcare system.

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