UK and Kuwait agree closer cooperatio?n on health

January 29, 2014 10:13 am

The Rt Hon Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality in the Department of Health, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Health Cooperation with His Excellency Dr Ali Saad Al-Obaidi, Minister of Health for Kuwait at the Arab Health Exhibition in Dubai.

The MoU agreed a number of areas for future cooperation including joint initiatives on non-communicable diseases, the management and running of hospitals, and development of infrastructure.

Earl Howe, said, “The UK has strong and historic ties to Kuwait. The agreement we are signing today marks the start of a new and more focussed relationship in health at a time when Kuwait is planning significant updating and expansion of its healthcare system.”

Howard Lyons, Director of Healthcare UK said, “UK companies have the skills and experience to help Kuwait with their extensive programme of change which aims to double the number of hospital beds available in Kuwait in only a few years. 221 UK companies are exhibiting here at Arab Health and Healthcare UK is here to help them win business in Kuwait and other countries around the world.”

For more information:
Katy Polley
Consultant – Middle East
Bell Pottinger
Tel: +971 (0)43751529