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SEHA, ADU join to promote medical education and knowledge transfer


ABU DHABI, 20th October, 2022 - Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi University (ADU) to bolster medical education and mutual knowledge transfer between the two entities.

The partnership will aim to promote ties between both parties through student placements, training programmes, sharing of facilities and resources, and exchange of expertise.

SEHA and ADU plan to support each other to encourage training for students, professional staff, and faculty and to facilitate exchange of information and networking.

As per the agreement, ADU will support SEHA frontline workers, and their dependents, wishing to join undergraduate or postgraduate programs, through the Frontline Workers Scholarship – offering a 20 percent waiver on tuition fees.

Elaborating further on the partnership, Dr. Ghanem Ali Al Hassani , Group Education Director, at SEHA, said: “At SEHA, we prioritise the professional growth of our employees and continually invest in our people so they can keep advancing their career with us. We believe that this partnership with ADU will mutually benefit its students and SEHA’s medical staff. Plans to collaborate on academic and research activities, student and faculty exchange programmes, and transfer of educational, cultural, and administrative materials, is well underway. As one of the leading universities in the MENA region, ADU brings with it the right resources and academic environment to help our staff reach in further fueling their professional growth.”

Under the terms of the MoU, SEHA and ADU will cooperate in the areas of consultancy, academic studies, institutional support, and development in general, in addition to human and administrative development.

The two parties will also collaborate to organize conferences, workshops, seminars, academic and training programmes, and university information sessions at SEHA.

Dr. Hamdi Sheibani, Acting Dean of College of Health Sciences at Abu Dhabi University, said: “Continuous learning, especially in an ever-evolving field like health sciences, is paramount. Our alliance with SEHA is a fantastic opportunity for our students to get hands-on experience within the healthcare industry and learn from some of the most talented healthcare professionals that Abu Dhabi offers. We certainly believe that, in turn, SEHA’s employees can benefit from increased access to some of our most sought-after academic and research programs to further their professional growth. We look forward to the great work and outcomes that stand to come from this partnership.”

Hazem Hussein