MoHAP, US delegation discuss promoting healthcare cooperation

DUBAI, Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Health Services (EHS), has met with the American delegation headed by Michael Udine, the official spokesperson for the government and private medical sector and mayor of Broward County, Florida.

The meeting, held at the ministry’s headquarters in Dubai, discussed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation in the healthcare field.

During the meeting, which also featured several private health companies and government officials, the sides also explored methods of exchanging expertise and pioneering experiences of government and private health institutions.

Furthermore, the discussion focused on the latest achievements and technological innovations in the health field, in addition to the potential for forging health agreements to improve community health in both countries.

Dr. Al Olama emphasised the importance of the meeting in exploring avenues for constructive cooperation and exchanging views on best practices in the field of healthcare, as well as the ministry’s desire to strengthen international relations in healthcare services.

The MoHAP Under-Secretary briefed the US delegation on the ministry’s innovative initiatives and latest projects in digital health and smart services, emphasising the long and arduous process of building appropriate technology to administer the UAE’s health system.

He also shed light on the ministry’s key achievements in health studies and research to come up with sustainable solutions to health challenges.

Lauding the UAE health system’s significant development and sophisticated infrastructure, the US delegation also expressed a desire to enhance bilateral cooperation to serve the health sector on both sides.

According to the delegation, Broward County, Florida, has one of the ten largest health systems in the United States, with over 7,592 employees. The county’s first certified stroke centre and liver transplant programme are both part of Broward Health, which currently manages more than 30 healthcare facilities.

Source: Emirates News Agency