The U.A.E. has invested heavily in the health and well-being of its citizens, and the development of a world-class healthcare system is of critical importance to the country as one of the six pillars of the its national agenda, or Vision 2021. This has led to a deep and multifaceted U.S.-U.A.E. healthcare relationship spawning several sectors.
The U.A.E. continues to turn to leading U.S. hospitals such as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to provide highly complex medical care to its citizens. At the same time, the U.A.E. has sought to develop its capacity to provide better healthcare locally by partnering with prominent U.S. medical providers to train staff, manage hospitals, and even build new institutions such as Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in the U.A.E. In addition to U.S. hospitals, American insurance, pharmaceutical, medical device, and IT companies play an important role in the advancement of the U.A.E.’s healthcare sector.
Moreover, the U.A.E. has been increasingly involved in the U.S. healthcare sector through medical training, research, and philanthropic donations. The U.A.E.’s generosity has, for instance, enabled the transformation of Children’s National, Johns Hopkins, and other leading U.S. medical institutions.
Throughout the year, the U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council organizes programming with senior U.A.E. healthcare officials from the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Department of Health Abu Dhabi, Mubadala Healthcare, the U.A.E. Embassy, and other institutions. Additionally, the Council published an important report on the U.A.E. healthcare sector and another on U.A.E. collaboration and participation in the U.S. healthcare sector. The Council has also hosted webinars exploring the intersection of healthcare and technology. These healthcare-specific activities come on top of the market intelligence, connectivity, and brand augmentation for which the Council is known.
The Business Council is proud to count many U.S. adult and pediatric hospitals among its members and continues to facilitate U.S.-U.A.E. healthcare collaboration to the benefit of providers, patients, and medical professionals in both countries.