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UK, Kuwait ink health MoU Closer cooperation eyed

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28: 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.

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