Agreement reached with Israel’s largest health maintenance organisation and the UAE.

Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Saturday with Clalit Health Services, the largest health maintenance organisation in Israel and second largest globally.

The MoU aims to pave the way for further cooperation between the two countries in the healthcare sector and to strengthen and facilitate the exchange of healthcare information, experiences and other mutually joint activities.

The MoU will form the basis for a definitive medical cooperation between the parties to support and strengthen the implementation of various plans including, but not limited to, digital health initiatives related to artificial intelligence, visiting doctors’ programme, professional education, international patient care referrals, research, and clinical trials.

The agreement will also facilitate knowledge and expertise transfer to UAE healthcare professionals and medical specialists through the Visiting Doctor Programme and telemedicine.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Jamal Mohammed Alkaabi, Under-Secretary of DoH, and Professor Ehud Davidson, CEO at Clalit Health Services, in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of DoH; Eitan Na’eh, Israeli Ambassador to the UAE; and Hamad Abdullah Al Mehyas, CEO at the National Health Insurance Company – Daman.

Under the agreement, both parties will aim to contribute to clinical trials and the creation of a productive research environment that identifies valuable and potential research projects, whilst DoH continues to support emirate’s efforts in establishing itself as a leading life science hub and medical tourism destination.

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