UAE to partner with pharma giant to improve disease outcomes

UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a partnership agreement with pharmaceutical major AstraZeneca
UAE to partner with pharma giant to improve disease outcomes
The deal aims to develop innovative solutions to treat asthma in children, cooperate in finding solutions to respiratory diseases according to the latest international clinical practices, and the use of modern technologies to ensure effective management of the disease.
By Sam Bridge
Thu 18 Oct 2018 02:16 PM

The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a partnership agreement with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca in a bid to enhance outcomes of national indicators in respiratory diseases and cancer.

Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health and Prevention, signed the agreement with Leif Johansson, chairman of AstraZeneca, state news agency WAM reported.

The deal aims to develop innovative solutions to treat asthma in children, cooperate in finding solutions to respiratory diseases according to the latest international clinical practices, and the use of modern technologies to ensure effective management of the disease, WAM said.

It also includes cooperation to fight cancer through the establishments of medical practices of international standards to enable better management of the disease during diagnosis and treatment. The MoU also covers the development of diabetes care, it added.

Al Owais said that the ministry remains keen to strengthen collaboration with the Anglo-Swedish firm as a strategic partner across a range of national projects.

Johansson added: "We are committed to providing innovative solutions for patients and supporting the implementation of the National agenda and the UAE Vision 2021 through innovative projects, highlighting the global standards of the UAE health system."

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