Sheikha Fatima briefed on Children's National Medical Center's innovative medical approaches

Sheikha Fatima briefed on Children's National Medical Center's innovative medical approaches

ABU DHABI, 19th April, 2016 (WAM) – H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, was given an insight into the state-of-the-art technology and innovative treatment the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC is providing to children, during a meeting with a delegation from the paediatric facility at Rowdat Al Reef Palace today.

The Center, ranked among America’s best paediatric institutions, houses the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

Sheikha Fatima and the Center's delegation, led by Pam King Sams, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Children's National Medical Center, reviewed a number of research projects and innovative approaches the health facility is applying to make paediatric surgery more precise, less invasive, and pain-free.

This institute was founded in 2009 by a historic gift of $150 million from the Government of Abu Dhabi. It was the largest gift ever made to support paediatric surgery, and one of the largest to any children's hospital.Since that time, more than 50 researches on pediatric surgical innovation have been launched.

The institute reflects a shared vision between the United Arab Emirates and Children’s National Medical Center to advance medical innovations that will improve children's health worldwide. The institute team implements the principles of innovation to transform paediatric surgery and allows children to live longer and healthier lives. Its work focuses on three main areas: Bioengineering, Immunology and Paediatrics.

The meeting was attended by Sheikha Al Yaziya bint Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, wife of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, wife of Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Maytha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, Dr. Maha Taysir Barakat, Director General of the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), Noura Al Suwaidi, Director of the GWU, and Reem Al Falsi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.