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The Emirate of Sharjah and Canada have signed a new health MoU

Sharjah and Canada have inked a new five-year agreement in which to share best practices in the delivery of healthcare services and undertake a large nu...

Catherine Sturman
|Sep 15|magazine5 min read

Sharjah and Canada have inked a new five-year agreement in which to share best practices in the delivery of healthcare services and undertake a large number of projects to provide care that it of the highest standard.

Sharjah has been transforming its healthcare services since 2012, with the ongoing Sharjah Healthcare City (SHCC) project. It will see the region attract new talent, and is expected to complete by 2020, costing AED 600 million.

Sharjah Healthcare City is situated in close proximity to both Sharjah and Dubai Airports, and will operate as a Free Zone, which will enable investors to own 100% of entities, whilst adopting a world-class infrastructure.

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The city is also looking to further open up further growth through medical tourism.

The agreement will pave the way for further investment, and will see a new hospital built in Sharjah, costing approximately AED 1 billion. It will focus on paediatric, obstetrics and gynaecological services. The project also incorporates a research centre dedicated to paediatric care and adopt international standards.

Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi has said, “Sharjah regards medical excellence as one of its primary priorities and is committed to achieving an unrivalled healthcare environment, from infrastructure and health facilities to management strategies and elite medical staff.”

The World Health Organisation has ranked the UAE among the world’s top 30 countries in terms of the performance of healthcare systems.