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Dubai Health Authority (DHA), an Official Supporter of Expo 2020 Dubai, announced that it will set up medical facilities at the Expo to ensure the health and safety of visitors and workers at the event, which is expected to attract around 25 million visits from 180 countries. 

The announcement was made following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the DHA and Expo 2020 Dubai in the presence of H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau and H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA. 

DHA and Expo 2020 Dubai signed the MoU to launch the first emergency centre that will cater to patients during the construction phase. The other three centres will be set up at a later stage to cater to the surge in the number of visitors.

Dr Ahmed Ibrahim Bin Kalban, CEO of Specialised Healthcare Services Sector at the DHA and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau signed the MoU. 

H.E. Reem Al Hashimy said: “Health and safety are important priorities for Expo 2020 Dubai, and this collaboration will play a key role in enhancing our efforts as the pace of preparations accelerates. We are pleased to be working with the DHA in delivering a world-class event where innovation and creativity can flourish, enabling us to easily deliver Expo’s message to the whole world.”

Al Qutami said hosting an event of this magnitude is a testimony to the capabilities of the UAE, as it represents the strong role this country has in the international arena and reaffirms that it has all the capabilities needed to succeed in hosting such an international event.