Working Together to Improve Lives and Promote Healthy Lifestyles

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The UAE is helping advance medical research and health solutions through partnerships with leading US organizations and world-class institutions. These collaborations support doctors, scientists and medical professionals who are working to improve lives and treatment for patients.

The UAE is a longtime partner of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation in the fight against breast cancer. The UAE Embassy in Washington, DC is a sponsor of the DC Race for the Cure. Proceeds from the race go towards the Komen Foundation’s breast cancer screening, treatment, research and training initiatives, as well as its health education programs. In addition, the Foundation has worked for many years with US and UAE-based institutions to raise awareness and improve treatment in the UAE. Click here to learn more about the 2018 Race for the Cure. 

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. The gift establishes the next phase of the UAE’s relationship with Johns Hopkins. In 2012, the UAE collaborated with Johns Hopkins Medicine to open the Sheikh Zayed Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. The facility offers a full range of cardiovascular services and houses an array of additional advanced medical specialties. 

In 2016, the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al Nahyan Building for Personalized Cancer Care opened at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas, with support from a $150 million gift by the UAE. The state-of-the-art center provides resources for enhancing cancer care and accelerating cancer research. 

As a result of a partnership between Cleveland Clinic and the UAE’s Mubadala, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) opened in 2015, bringing extraordinary medical treatment and innovation to the region. This multispecialty facility offers a range of cutting-edge medical and surgical services, improving the quality of care that patients receive in the UAE and throughout the Middle East. Since opening, CCAD has tripled its patient capacity, supporting more than 337,000 patient encounters by year-end 2016.

And in 2009, a $150 million grant from the UAE established the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. This institute spurred research and groundbreaking developments in healthcare for children by pioneering new treatment methods and technologies.