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Hamdan Medical Award discusses supporting ways of cooperation with Saudi German Hospitals Group 31 December 2012
Abdullah Bin Souqat, Executive Director, Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences (HMA), said that the Award will expand the fields of cooperation with the Saudi German Hospitals Group, especially in the field of the Continuing Medical Education within the countries of the Middle East. This announcement was issued after his meeting with Engineer Sobhi A. Batterjee, President & CEO, Saudi German Hospitals Group, at the Award headquarters.
“HMA seeks to support the ways of cooperation between the local, Arab and international health institutions in order to develop the standard of the provided health services. Shortly, a series of training courses organized by the Award in the UAE will be announced. These courses will be accredited by a number of international medical institutions including the University of Montpellier, France, University of Vienna and the Cleveland Clinic, USA, according to the in-depth study on the essential requirements for developing the healthcare services in the Middle East”, Abdullah Bin Souqat said.
“The training center which is affiliated to the Saudi German Hospitals Group in Dubai is considered one of the biggest centers equipped with the latest techniques, including the Video Conferences facility which supports the interactive communication between the trainees and the experts working in the world medical institutions”, Bin Souqat said.
On the other hand, Engineer Sobhi A. Batterjee, President & CEO, Saudi German Hospitals Group praised the efforts of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Health Authority in upgrading the health sectors regionally. Also, he referred to the HMA as a unique initiative interested in developing the professionals working in the healthcare sectors through its five centers including Continuing Medical Education center, Awards Center, Center for Arab Genomic Studies, Publishing Center and Conference Support Center. 
Also, Batterjee thanked H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai for supporting the healthcare sector, particularly the Saudi German Hospitals Group.
He added that the Group had made the vision of Sheikh Mohammed for establishing Dubai as a meeting point between the east and west “reality on the ground”. “The fruits of the cooperation between Saudi German Hospital Group and HMA in the field of Continuing Medical Education will not be limited to the UAE, but will be extended to include the countries covered with the services of the Group”, he added.
“The health sector faces enormous challenges as a result of the stunning development in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in various medical specialties. These challenges require exerting big efforts by great medical institutions in the region, especially in the field of the continuing Medical Education”, Batterjee said.