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Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and du signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during Gitex Technology Week 2018 for the provision of a digital cloud platform called Dubai Pulse. 

As part of the five-year partnership, du will provide DHA with a digital platform for web, applications, databases and shared services. Du will also host the DHA’s disease surveillance and management programme, HASANA.

The MoU was signed by H.E Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of DHA, and Osman Sultan, CEO of du. 

Commenting on the MoU, Al Qutami said the authority is keen to utilise the latest data and information technologies in the world to benefit from smart solutions that enable it to improve its services and achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
He added that the authority has a world-class technical infrastructure that will help it implement smart transformations in line with Dubai’s vision and strategy. He also said the authority is keen to build strong partnerships with specialised agencies to acquire the latest technologies and adapt them to better serve its developmental goals. 

Al Qutami commended du, which he said has made notable achievements in telecommunications adding that this MoU reaffirms the cooperation between the two entities. 

Osman Sultan, CEO of du, EITC said, “We are pleased that our digital services have received a clean bill of health. This new relationship really reiterates the recognition of the Dubai Pulse platform as a sustainable network and digital infrastructure. 

Moreover, as the strategic partner of the Smart Dubai platform, working with DHA to achieve supreme efficiency and agility in the digital sphere will further enhance the UAE’s digital economy.”

Through its Smart Dubai strategic partnerships, du is able to offer bespoke data solutions to key industries across the UAE, ranging from government and finance to healthcare.

As part of the agreement, du will provide computer, network, storage, applications and databases to DHA for the production, development and testing of new smart services.