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Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed a MoU to accomplish a joint programme aiming to create cooperation and development on the scientific, educational, research and medical levels with the University of Udine, a pioneer in organ transplantation programmes. 

The University of Udine, which was founded in 1978, is an Italian scientific institution, which is known for its organ transplantation programme (includes liver, kidneys and bone marrow) and organ transplantation from alive donors (liver and kidney transplantation and a strong relation with bone marrow and stem cell transplantation). The university is also known for its heart transplantation and cardiology (including emergency in coronary diseases, oncology, rheumatology and autoimmune diseases, molecular diagnostics and regenerative medicine) programmes. 

Collaboration

The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA and by Professor Alberto Felice De Toni in his capacity as the rector of the university of Udine. 

By signing the MoU, the two parties will be accomplishing a joint programme aiming to create a cooperation and development on the scientific educational, research and medical level. In addition to the exchange and development of medical experiences and competencies. 

As part of the MoU, the two parties will also exchange scientific and educational papers and studies, exchange students and specialised cadres. The two parties will also organise meetings, seminars and joint training programmes and invite researchers and educational cadres to participate in researches, prepare educational projects and in the exchange of medical experiences for the purpose of developing medical cadres in all specialties and sub-specialties. 

Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Al Qutami said the authority aims to expand its partnerships with different medical, scientific and academic organisations in order to exchange experiences and learn about international innovations in the medical field. 

He said the partnership with the university is important because of its specialisation in organ transplantation, which will provide the authority with an important opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge about this field.