In 2019, Children’s National Medical Center announced a gift from the UAE to support a new Research & Innovation Campus in Washington, DC. The new research facilities will help drive pediatric discoveries that save and improve the lives of children in the US and UAE and around the world.
The UAE is a longtime partner of Susan G. Komen in the fight against breast cancer. The UAE Embassy in Washington, DC is a sponsor of the DC MORE THAN PINK Walk. Proceeds from the race go towards breast cancer health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs in the National Capital Region. In addition, Komen has worked for many years with US- and UAE-based institutions to raise awareness and improve treatment in the UAE.
The UAE also has a track record of working with US partners to encourage innovation in medicine. In February 2018, Johns Hopkins Medicine announced a $50 million gift from the UAE to establish the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute. Once complete, the Institute will be one of the most advanced centers for stroke diagnosis and treatment in the world.