Israel’s largest hospital signs deal with Abu Dhabi health authority

July 12, 2021

The Department of Health-Abu Dhabi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sheba Medical Center, Israel's largest hospital and one of the top 10 medical institutions in the world.

The MoU aims to create a framework for cooperation in developing and improving healthcare services and enable both entities to consolidate efforts to improve their respective country’s healthcare system.

The two medical organizations also expressed their interest in collaborating on the exchange of knowledge, best medical practices and methodologies.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Jamal Mohammed Alkaabi, undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Health; Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, director-general of Sheba Medical Center; Yoel Har-even, director of the International Division and Resource Development at Sheba; and Israeli Ambassador to the UAE Eitan Na’eh.

“The DoH continues to devote its best efforts to improve healthcare sector outcomes and provide the most advanced healthcare services, in line with the highest international standards, reflecting its keenness to establish effective partnerships with leading local and international medical institutions,” said Alkaabi following the signing of the MoU.

“The Abraham Accords have given Israel and the UAE a unique opportunity to cooperate in healthcare services and advance digital health to benefit our communities. We are delighted to establish partnerships with healthcare institutions in Abu Dhabi, which share a vision that knows no boundaries,” Kreiss said.

The MoU will enable both sides to explore opportunities in the field of health and medical research, which will contribute to a healthier and safer community.

Both entities will also cooperate in conducting cutting-edge research and improving healthcare services for patients in several aspects, including telemedicine and the use of artificial intelligence.

Sheba Medical Center has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the world and is renowned for its compassionate care and leading-edge services, medical innovations, and practices.


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