Qatar University (QU) Health and Al Ahli Hospital have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the field of education, research and clinical training.
The MoU was signed by QU vice president, Medical and Health Sciences and College of Medicine (CMED) dean Dr Egon Toft and Al Ahli Hospital deputy CEO and director, Projects & MediCare, Jamal Saleh Hammad in the presence of officials from QU and Al Ahli Hospital, as well as QU Health faculty and staff.
As per the MoU, QU Health and Al Ahli Hospital will offer and participate in Continuing Medical Education and Continuous Professional Development activities; and promote and perform joint research projects in areas of mutual interest to generate new scientific and practical results which are applicable to Qatar.
Both institutions will also co-operate to provide students with clinical training, based on the areas relevant to Al Ahli Hospital’s scope of service.
Other areas of collaboration include the exchange of information related to teaching and research in fields of mutual interest; the exchange of publications, reports, or academic material; as well as the cross-appointments for faculty members working at QU and in clinical settings.
Dr Toft said, “This MoU will jointly benefit 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 recognised regionally for excellence in inter-professional health education and interdisciplinary health research.”
Hammad stressed on Al Ahli Hospital’s role in the private sector to integrate with other public institutions in health care, teaching and education for the benefit of citizens and expats in terms of quality service. He also noted that Al Ahli Hospital considers this as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Dr Egon Toft and Jamal Saleh Hammad shake hands as they exchange the MoU.