Abu Dhabi DoH strikes agreement with SUAD to improve cooperation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of healthcare in the emirate, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD), in order to enhance cooperation on scientific research, AI-based concepts development, education and community engagement in healthcare.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, Under-Secretary of Abu Dhabi DoH, and Professor Silvia Serrano, Vice-Chancellor of SUAD.

As part of the MoU, Abu Dhabi DoH will work with SUAD through the Sorbonne Centre for Artificial intelligence (SCAI) in its locations both in Paris and Abu Dhabi.

According to the statement, “They will develop pioneering research programs in AI, and upskill healthcare workers by strengthening and increasing their knowledge and expertise in Artificial intelligence and the research field.”

The partnership is in line with the Department’s efforts to strengthen collaborations with academia, technology companies, and research centers to boost the quality standards of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi, consolidating the emirate’s position as an incubator for innovation in life sciences.

Last month, Abu Dhabi DoH and the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI), a prestigious global non-profit organization based in the US, agreed to advance and execute programs for the continuous improvement of the quality of healthcare.

The alliance intends to set a solid framework and establish regulatory foundations to achieve unified quality healthcare outcomes in Abu Dhabi and globally.

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