MoU Covers a Think-Tank at Khalifa University Research and Data Intelligence Support Center, Internship Programs and Research Collaboration
Khalifa University of Science and Technology and the National Health Insurance Company – Daman today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore broad-ranging collaboration in academics and research in healthcare-related areas.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President, Khalifa University, and Hamad Al Mehyas, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Insurance Company-Daman, in Abu Dhabi.
According to the MoU, Khalifa University will support Daman as a think-tank in areas of healthcare quality, through the Khalifa University Research and Data Intelligence Support Center and other centers/departments.
Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi said: “We are delighted to enter into this partnership with the National Health Insurance Company – Daman and strengthen our roles in academic and research in healthcare economics, clinical epidemiology and health data. We are also keen to support Daman as a think-tank in healthcare quality, cost and access through our Research and Data Intelligence Support Center, and we welcome experts from Daman to our Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. Such close interaction between a key insurance sector stakeholder, and the UAE’s top-ranked university illustrates the close involvement of important institutions in the advancement of the healthcare ecosystem in the UAE and the region.”
Hamad Al Mehyas, Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Company – Daman, said: “As an Emirati led firm and a trusted government partner, Daman is committed to investing in the next generation of local talent. The signing of this MoU is further evidence of our unwavering support for research and education initiatives across the country.
The healthcare sector is a key pillar of the UAE’s diverse economy and has the potential to grow exponentially over the coming years. By signing this MoU with our esteemed colleagues at Khalifa University, we are investing in the brilliant young minds who will go on to fuel innovation and invention across our industry, helping to ensure the UAE’s position as a world leading destination for healthcare.”
The Khalifa University Department of Epidemiology and Public Health focuses on academic and programmatic collaborative work aimed at the study of and educating on the distribution and role of factors associated with health and disease. The Department also works on the implementation, through collaborations, of potential initiatives that help maintain health for all, all the time, and improve conditions for patients and health workers in clinical settings.
The Khalifa University Research and Data Intelligence Support Center (R-DISC) is a key component in the Daman MoU and it provides an unparalleled and unprecedented one-stop high-end resource that supports research initiatives, researchers and impactful collaborative work at local, national and global levels.
English Editor Specialist
23 March 2022