Mubadala Health today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA) to provide world-class expertise from across its extensive network of healthcare entities in service of families across the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The partnership will see both entities collaborate on various initiatives designed to safeguard and support the physical and mental well-being of parents and children.
As a leading network of healthcare providers supporting patients through every stage of life, Mubadala Health will complement the work of ECA, which has a particular focus on child protection and safety, health promotion and nutrition, family support, early education and care, spanning the early stages of pregnancy through to the child reaching eight years of age.
H.E. Sana Mohamed Suhail, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA), said: “The great work being done to support families across Abu Dhabi will be further strengthened thanks to this partnership with Mubadala Health, which will lend the expertise of its network to ensure the well-being of parents and children of the emirate. Our partnership will also contribute to ensuring that parents, children and caregivers have the adequate services and resources to ensure the optimal development of children and provide them with the essentials for good physical health, socio-emotional development and early education.”
Through the Parents and Caregivers Strategy, experts from Mubadala Health and ECA will encourage positive parenting, raising awareness of the importance of parents’ mental and physical health. The strategy also focuses on child protection, safety awareness and parental education.
“By constantly striving to expand and elevate our offering and expertise, we have reduced the need for patients to travel abroad as they are now able to access internationally recognized centers of excellence right here in the UAE. We are also proud to be home to state-of-the-art facilities, with world-renowned caregivers and innovative technologies that ensure our communities have access to the highest quality of patient care.”
Mubadala Health was launched in January 2021 to integrate a network of world-class healthcare providers including Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Healthpoint, Amana Healthcare, National Reference Laboratory, Capital Health Screening Centre, and Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre. In 2021 Mubadala Health acquired UEMedical as part of its expanding portfolio of healthcare assets, which added to its portfolio Danat Al Emarat hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, and the HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers; in addition to a stake in Al Meswak clinics in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier this year, Mubadala Health also announced a collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) to launch a 125,000 square-foot stand-alone day surgery and medical facility in Dubai in Q3 2022.
Al Nowais added: “Our ambition is to put the patient at the heart of everything we do to improve their experience and the outcome of their treatment across our network of facilities. This integration is key and has ensured that Mubadala Health is able to advance holistic and preventative care to the next level.”