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Healthcare Issues / 17 Oct 2017

Ministry of Health and Prevention visits Japanese company to promote innovation and medical research

Ministry of Health and Prevention visits Japanese company to promote innovation and medical research

A senior delegation from the Ministry of Health and Prevention headed by H.E Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently visited Japan to enhance the UAE’s bilateral relations with the East Asian nation and learn about the latest innovations in health research, medical equipment, and radiology at the leading Shimadzu International.

Kunimasa Itoh, General Manager, Shimadzu International, received the UAE delegates who also comprised H.E Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, and Eng. Sameh Al Naqbi. The delegation toured the company’s museum and factory as well as reviewed its latest medical equipment and innovative methods. The Arab visitors also examined the modern radiology devices in hospitals and clinics to evaluate their performance and productivity as well as their reduced radiation doses according to international standards. 

Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama: Promoting Innovation in Medical Research

H.E Dr. Al Olama said the visit sought to reinforce the Ministry’s partnership with Shimadzu in a bid to learn from the latter’s latest innovations in medical research and modern radiation systems in local hospitals. This is seen to boost the Ministry’s efforts to provide quality health services, build a healthy UAE community, and strengthen its capabilities in scientific research according to internationally accepted standards. 

He underscored the importance of taking advantage of the expertise of the world's leading companies to improve the efficiency of the UAE’s health facilities. The visit also provided an opportunity for the UAE delegates to share the country’s experiences and scientific studies to discover the best therapeutic techniques, as well as its human capital development initiatives through training programs in line with the government’s directives to deliver world-class treatment and prevention methods. Building scientific research centers is also in the pipeline in the UAE. 

General Manager of Shimadzu: Desire to partner with the Ministry and develop joint ventures

For his part, Itoh thanked the Ministry's delegation for accepting the company’s invitation to visit its facility. He commended the UAE for its major advances in raising the level of healthcare services in the UAE as he reiterated the company's desire to embark on joint projects with the Ministry of Health and Prevention and build partnerships in the field of innovation and medical research

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