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Acino announces cooperation to strengthen healthcare services in UAE

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Ayman El Kadi, Commercial Director, Acino MEA; Dr Andrew Bird, General Manager, Acino MEA; His Excellency Dr. Amin Al-Ameeri Asst. Undersecretary - Ministry of Health-UAE; Steffen Saltofte, CEO Acino; Mr. Abdulla Bin Souqat, Executive Director of the Award
Ayman El Kadi, Commercial Director, Acino MEA; Dr Andrew Bird, General Manager, Acino MEA; His Excellency Dr. Amin Al-Ameeri Asst. Undersecretary - Ministry of Health-UAE; Steffen Saltofte, CEO Acino; Mr. Abdulla Bin Souqat, Executive Director of the Award

Acino, a Swiss pharmaceutical company with a leading presence in the Middle East, is proud to announce a partnership with the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences to further expand and strengthen the scope of healthcare services to the patients across the United Arab Emirates by providing elite medical services.

“The Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences plays a key role in the advancement of medicine in the UAE, and we are proud to be able to support the next generation of doctors with opportunities to enrich their knowledge to the benefit of patients”, said Dr. Andrew Bird, General Manager Acino Middle East & Africa.

The Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and Acino will work together to provide services in medical education, infrastructure development and management in health-related facilities, as well as in areas such as the harnessing of artificial intelligence in the context of healthcare.

Mr. Abdulla Bin Souqat, Executive Director of the Award added, “We are proud to collaborate with Acino. This partnership will allow both organisations to make considerable progress in their missions to improve the lives of patients”.

Together, both parties have planned a number of joint activities including a series of lectures to local medical undergraduates on topics such as quality assurance and quality control, where Acino is pioneering several technologies and methodologies. Medical students will also have the opportunity to visit Acino’s production facilities in Switzerland to better understand the production and quality requirements.

“Middle East & Africa is a key market for Acino, this partnership exemplifies our support and dedication to improve the healthcare for patients in UAE, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership”, said Steffen Saltofte, CEO Acino.

For more information, please contact Ayman ElKadi, Commercial Director, Middle East & Africa, tel: +971 4 556 5444, email: ayman.elkadi@acino.swiss 

Please also visit the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences website.