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UAE Ambassador to Israel visits Schneider Children’s Medical Center for Israel

The visit was part of the collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Clalit Health Services

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Israel, Mohammed Al Hajeh, was the distinguished guest of Schneider Children’s Medical Center on July 8, 2021.

The historic medical collaboration agreement that was signed recently in Abu Dhabi between Clalit and the UAE Ministry of Health and Dhaman, Abu Dhabi’s national medical insurance company and the largest medical insurance company in the UAE – was the exciting backdrop to the historic visit. The partnership includes developing joint initiatives for the advancement of remote medical care, exchange of knowledge, consultations and various treatments in Clalit’s top medical centers, among which is the center of excellence at Schneider Children’s Medical Center.

During the visit, CEO of Schneider, Dr. Efrat Bron-Harlev, introduced the guests to the hospital, accompanied them on a tour of departments, and showed them the new glass building that is under construction and due to open within two years.

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UAE Ambassador Mohammed Al Hajeh shared that “I was moved to meet the brave children dealing with complicated conditions in such an exceptional way. These children are a reminder to us all that we are obligated to leave a better world behind us for them. The Abraham Accords and the many collaboration agreements that have followed, among them in the field of health, will help children from all over the Middle East grow under a reality of peace and prosperity, and benefit from the most advanced medical care.” The Ambassador also related to the innovative approaches used in the hospital which sees patients as children and not as “small adults”, and aims to interpret methods of care into the child’s language.

Dr. Harlev noted that “we at Schneider, the one and only all-encompassing pediatric center for children in the Middle East, are pleased to exercise in practice the vision to provide every child with the finest medical care and the best health. The potential of linking the efforts of the medical teams in Schneider to the treatment and health of children is the UAE is huge, and realizes the dream of a partnership to improve the health of children wherever they are.”

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