Mubadala Healthcare Contributes to Achieving Abu Dhabi's Vision 2030 Objectives
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 May, 2013 – The Emirate of Abu Dhabi continues to invest in healthcare facilities as part of its Vision 2030 plan to develop a robust, world class healthcare system and Mubadala Healthcare plays an instrumental role in the implementation of this plan, according to Suhail Mahmood Al Ansari, Executive Director, Mubadala Healthcare.
Al Ansari was speaking during a lecture at a knowledge-sharing platform organized by Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. The lecture was attended by top officials from the government and private sector in the UAE, international healthcare industry leaders, as well as faculty and students from Masdar Institute.
Dr Fred Moavenzadeh, President, Masdar Institute, said: “The lecture follows a successful knowledge-sharing initiative that was organized earlier this month under the framework of developing Abu Dhabi's human capital. We thank the country's leadership for supporting us to play an important role in strengthening the knowledge development in the UAE and we believe the knowledge exchange will benefit all stakeholders.”
Al Ansari said: “Mubadala Healthcare's network of facilities and services are helping to address the region's most pressing healthcare needs. These facilities, coupled with the clinical expertise of our globally renowned medical partners, help to enable the delivery of the highest standards of care, safety and patient experience.”
According market research firm Frost and Sullivan, the global medical tourism industry is worth US$100 billion with a fifth of healthcare seekers worldwide originating from the Arab world. A research report by Euromonitor International indicates that the UAE's medical tourism market, worth US$1.58 billion (AED5.8 billion) in 2012, is expected to grow a further 6.5 per cent to US$1.69 billion in 2013.
Such signs reflect the presence of a growing number of globally-renowned healthcare providers in the GCC region, especially the UAE. Mubadala Healthcare alone has eight facilities offering healthcare in a range of primary and specialty care areas, through collaborations with medical organizations like Imperial College London and Cleveland Clinic.
Al Ansari added: “The UAE's healthcare needs continue to grow and Mubadala Healthcare continues to place great importance on the development of healthcare professionals. Their commitment to providing world class care will play a critical and long term role in sustaining the Emirate's healthcare system and will help to keep citizens and residents from having to travel overseas for medical care.”
Serving as a key pillar of innovation and human capital, Masdar Institute remains fundamental to Masdar's core objectives of developing Abu Dhabi's knowledge economy and finding solutions to humanity's toughest challenges such as climate change.
Established as an on-going collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. With its world-class faculty and top-tier students, the Institute is committed to finding solutions to the challenges of clean energy and climate change through education and research.