Qatar University Health & Al Ahli Hospital sign MoU

 19 Sep 2017 - 9:14

Qatar University Health & Al Ahli Hospital sign MoU
Dr Egon Toft (left), Vice-President for Medical and Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Medicine, Qatar University (QU); and Jamal Saleh Hammad, Deputy CEO and Director of Projects, MediCare and Al Ahli Hospital; addressing the media prior to an MoU signing at QU yesterday. Pics: Salim Matramkot / The Peninsula

By Fazeena Saleem | The Peninsula

In a new partnership Qatar University (QU) Health and Al Ahli Hospital will work together in the fields of education, research and training. 

An agreement was signed by Dr Egon Toft, QU Vice-President for Medical and Health Sciences and Dean of the College of Medicine (CMED) and Jamal Saleh Hammad, Al Ahli Hospital Deputy CEO, and Director of Projects and MediCare yesterday in the presence of faculty, officials and staff of both institutions. 

The open-ended agreement between QU Health and Al Ahli Hospital will offer and participate in Continuing Medical Education and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities, and will promote and perform joint research projects in areas of mutual interest to generate new scientific and practical results which are applicable to Qatar. 

Dr Toft said, “This MoU will benefit both QU and Al Ahli Hospital in their respective roles as key partners in contributing to the National Health Strategy. Our collaboration with Al Ahli Hospital will enrich the academic and research experience of our medical and health students to build their capacity and prepare them for leadership roles within the health care sector. It also highlights QU Health’s vision to become a catalyst for innovation at the national level and to be recognized regionally for excellence in inter-professional health education and interdisciplinary health research. We strongly believe that this cooperation will lead towards more success and excellence.”

According to the MoU, both institutions will also cooperate to provide students with clinical training, based on the areas relevant to Al Ahli Hospital’s range of services. The MoU between QU Health and Al Ahli Hospital will also focus on other areas of collaboration including exchange of information related to teaching and research in fields of mutual interest, exchange of publications, reports, or academic material as well as the cross-appointments for faculty members working at QU and in clinical settings.