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DHA signs training deal with French hospital

DUBAI, September 26, 2018

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement France’s Nice University Hospital to establish a framework to provide training programmes for UAE nationals based on the experience and knowledge of the hospital.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU), which is applicable until mid-2021, was signed by Humaid Al Qutami, director-general of the DHA and Charles Guepratte, chief executive officer of Nice University Hospital in the presence of high level officials including Her Excellency Raja Rabia, the Consul General of France in Dubai and Mr. Guillaume Huart, Regional Counselor for Health – Middle East at Embassy of France.

The training will cover all medical fields and will be applicable for doctors, nurses and technicians. The training programmes will include short-term training sessions, fellowship training, master classes and workshops.  

The hospital is renowned for subspecialty training such as complicated surgeries, diabetes care and management, gastroenterology etc.

Al Qutami said, “The MoU is in line with the Authority’s commitment towards continuous medical education which is particularly important in the healthcare field to ensure we develop highly qualified medical professionals to serve our community. Nice University Hospital has an esteemed reputation in medical training and we are proud to collaborate with them to develop our national healthcare talent force.”

Raja Rabia, the Consul General of France in Dubai said, “This MoU highlights the ties between the two countries especially in the field of healthcare, which is one of the priorities of the strategic partnership between France and the UAE. This is one of the many collaborative opportunities between the two countries to exchange knowledge and expertise and to contribute to the provision of high-quality healthcare.”

Charles Guepratte, chief executive officer of Nice University Hospital, said, “We have a long-standing relationship with the DHA and over the years we have seen an increase in the number of healthcare professionals we have trained at the hospital. The hospital is a pioneer in medical training and we look forward to welcoming Emirati healthcare professionals. We are pleased to extend our knowledge and expertise and are proud that this programme, which is supported by the French Healthcare Industry, represents excellence and innovation in healthcare provision.” – TradeArabia News Service




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