Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading private medical university in the region has tied up with the Ministry of Health General Organization for Teaching Hospitals and Institutes (GOTHI), Egypt, the organization running specialized hospitals, institutes and centers of excellence all over Egypt totaling more than five thousand beds. It includes the Heart Institute, Eye Institute, Diabetes Institute, Hearing & Speech Institute, Al Gala Maternal & Children’s Hospital, Liver Institute and many hospitals in Cairo, Alexandria, Damanhour and Aswan.
A MoU signed in this regard between both the institutions agrees to explore and implement areas of joint cooperation in training, research and academic collaboration at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The agreement was signed at GMU on 7th June 2018 by Professor Dr. Hani Nasr, Chairman – GOTHI and Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor – GMU.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder, President Board of Trustees of GMU said, “We are very pleased to establish this relationship with GOTHI – the leading institute of healthcare in Egypt with a large number of international hospitals and institutes – in research, training and developing academia and to develop academic programs. This is an important partnership in terms of the future strategic directions of GMU.”
The collaboration agreement seeks to support the transformation of GOTHI Hospitals to academic health centers, and provide GOTHI’s clinicians and faculty members with training and academic programs in Health Professions Education (Diploma & Masters) of GMU. The agreement also aims to conduct collaborative joint research with the support of GMU’s Precision Medicine Research Institute, in addition to organizing joint conferences and workshops. It also agrees to provide training for GMU students in GOTHI hospitals. The students and interns of GMU will benefit from the training in the excellent clinical facilities.
Professor Dr. Hani Nasr said that the MoU would enable mutually beneficial exchanges between the two institutions. “This partnership would benefit both the institutions in our pursuit of greater ambitions. We hope this would open up more areas of cooperation and collaboration,” he said.
Speaking about the agreement, Prof. Hossam Hamdy said, “In line with the vision of GMU’s Board of Trustees, we are happy to be establishing strategic partnerships with several internationally reputed institutions, seeking to further increase the global footprint of Gulf Medical University. As the first and only private academic health system in the region, we are committed to strengthening the regional network of public health education, practice and research.”
Headed by Prof. Dr. Hani Nasr, the GOTHI delegation visiting GMU included other officials like Dr. Inas Mohamed, Dr. Nadia Mohamed Badawey and Major General Mohamed Elbahgy.