His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), said that opening up to international partnerships reinforces the authority’s drive to develop a comprehensive and integrated health paradigm that will make Dubai a unique health experience.
He made the statement during a meeting with H.E. Hanker Landerholm, Swedish Ambassador to the UAE, and a number of Swedish officials where they discussed different aspects of cooperation between DHA and a group of governmental and private health institutions in Sweden.
The discussions focused on a number of topics, particularly the Dubai Future Accelerators initiative, where the Swedish delegation expressed its readiness to participate in supporting the authority’s efforts. It also praised the steps DHA has taken in this area.
During the meeting, Al Qutami discussed the conditions of Emirati medical students studying abroad, stressing that the authority pays Emiratis a great deal of attention and is keen to develop its abilities and skills to provide them with the best medical practices besides its academic and scientific expertise.
His Excellency said that the medical sector in Sweden is one of the most important sectors and that its governmental health institutions have a global leadership that opens the way for building partnerships through exchanging experiences in comprehensive healthcare services, quality services and smart technologies, as well as training and rehabilitation programmes covering medicine.
Al Qutami thanked Sweden for its interest in the development of Dubai’s healthcare sector and the support the country extended during the first Dubai Health Forum organised by the authority last year.
The Swedish ambassador to the UAE said the country has accomplished notable achievements in different sectors in record time. He also stressed on the important role Dubai played in the country’s developmental drive. The ambassador said strengthening the relationship with Dubai is important because they share a number of linked goals that can be achieved by partnering and exchanging skills and experiences.