Qatar Foundation ties up with SickKids for paediatric care

February 12, 2013 - 4:49:44 am

SickKids officials with their Qatar Foundation counterparts during the visit.

DOHA: Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is contributing to the advancement of paediatric care to improve the lives of families in Qatar. Mary Jo Haddad, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) from Canada, yesterday visited QF to further discussion on paediatric care.

She met Dr Fathy Saoud, President of Qatar Foundation and Vice Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Sidra Medical and Research Centre (SMRC) and Chairman of the Executive Committee to discuss issues of common interest in the field of paediatrics. She was accompanied by a delegation, including Robert Harding, Chair, Board of Trustees at  SickKids. 

SickKids is a healthcare, teaching and research centre dedicated  to advancing paediatric care globally. 

As part of commitment, the institution’s leadership signed an agreement in June of last year to provide advice and support to SMRC’s clinical and research programmes. 

“This is an excellent opportunity to welcome the leadership and advice of SickKids. The hospital is a highly recognised academic and medical centre that can not only advance paediatrics but also biomedical research at Qatar Foundation,” explained Dr Saoud.

“SickKids has been selected as a strategic clinical research partnership with Qatar Foundation’s flagship project, Sidra Medical and Research Centre, and its valuable contribution is greatly appreciated.”

Considered one of the most elite centres in the field of medicine and children’s health, SickKids has been recognised as the top paediatric hospital in Canada. 

In addition to its collaboration with SMRC, it offers strategic assistance to Hamad Medical Corporation to further Qatar’s research into transforming healthcare for children.

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