UAE, September 18, 2017- H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently met at the Ministry's Abu Dhabi headquarters with Roman Golovchenko, Ambassador of Belarus to the UAE, to discuss opportunities for mutual cooperation in the health field. Both parties also tackled the results of the Ministry's visit to Belarus in November last year. The meeting was held in the presence of Dr. Easa Al Mansoori, Director of the Office of Undersecretary of the Department of Health and International Relations
The two sides explored the possibilities of enhancing their relations; exchanging experiences in healthcare services, training programs, treatments, and diagnoses, promoting visiting programs for doctors in rare specialties; and coordinating in medical tourism efforts via Memorandums of Understanding. They also took a closer look at expertise sharing involving the private medical sector and activating sports rehabilitation and cardiothoracic surgery treatment programs for Belarusians.
H.E welcomed the prospects of building a fruitful cooperation and developing the relations between the UAE and Belarus in the area of health, adding that he looks forward to reaping the benefits of the Ministry's successful visit to Belarus last year. The Ministry's representatives met with Belarus' Minister of Health and toured specialized health facilities during their visit as part of the UAE Government's commitment to learn from the experiences of various nations in building a robust health system; providing comprehensive and integrated healthcare infrastructure, developing health information systems; establishing quality and health safety systems; forming a vital legislative framework; delivering excellent management services; and fostering a culture of innovation.
H.E. Dr. Al Olama also highlighted the achievements of the local healthcare sector in terms of high-quality health services and public-private partnerships. These accomplishments have enhanced the country's status and raised the UAE's global competitiveness as it aims to improve the national health indicators, promote the safety of local communities, build a smart health infrastructure, and upgrade medical capabilities and equipment.
For his part, the Belarusian Ambassador praised the UAE and the importance of the Ministry's visit to his country during which future projects were discussed. He also expressed his country's desire to attract UAE investments and facilitate the entry of Belarusian pharmaceutical companies to the local market. Moreover, he cited Belarus's interest to participate again in the ‘Arab Health Exhibition and Congress,' which attracts the most important international medical companies.