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The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) and Core42, a G42 company that offers AI solutions, to launch the Global AI Healthcare Academy.

The signing ceremony took place during Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week (ADGHW), in the presence of Mansoor Al Mansoori, Chairman of the DoH; Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of DoH; and Kiril Evtimov, Group Chief Technology Officer of G42 and Chief Executive Officer of Core42.

The MoU aims to make Abu Dhabi a leading destination for healthcare and life sciences. The new healthcare academy will help professionals learn about artificial intelligence (AI) to make better diagnoses and provide better healthcare solutions.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Al Ghaithi said that the DoH is looking forward to working with strategic partners across the healthcare sector "to set the stage for a future driven by healthcare technology, innovation and artificial intelligence as part of its transformation strategy that aims to further elevate the sector's outcomes," WAM reported.

"We are embarking on a transformative journey with MBZUAI to enhance AI capabilities across the healthcare sector for leadership, clinicians, and health administrators. Empowering our workforce with the latest AI technologies is vital to achieving the milestones we hope for in diagnostics and personalized medical management," he added.

Al Ghaithi said that these efforts are vital for achieving the shift from reactive healthcare to proactive care, empowering the future of the healthcare sector and cementing Abu Dhabi's position as a leading destination for innovation in healthcare.

Global AI Healthcare Academy will provide various courses for advancing AI in healthcare alongside conducting mass training sessions that could accommodate up to 100 attendees, working in the healthcare sector.

Following these sessions, some of these attendees will also get an opportunity to pursue other customized courses based on their work background such as AI for radiology, cardiology, and more advanced data analytics and prediction techniques.

Sultan Al Hajji, Vice President of Public Affairs and Alumni Relations at MBZUAI, praised AI for having life-saving potential, noting that these courses can help to upskill the healthcare workforce in the country.

Next week, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, the Ministry of Interior (MoI), and Rabdan Academy are all set to organize the ISNR 2024 Conference in collaboration with the ADNEC Group.

This conference, scheduled to be held on May 21 and 22, will be focused on Policing and Crisis Management in the Era of Innovation and Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Security Technology.