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Imperial College London Welcomes UAE Minister of Health

His Excellency Dr Hanif Al Qassim (3rd left), Prof Stephen Smith (4th left), Prof Salman Rawaf (2nd left) and the UAE delegation

On the 8th-10th February 2011 the WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Education and Training at Imperial College London had the pleasure of hosting the United Arab Emirates Minister of Health, His Excellency Dr Hanif Hassan Al Qassim and his accompanying senior delegation. There were four days of visits, interacting with health leaders across London, strengthening collaborative links and viewing health services at a practical level.
The UAE is a federation of seven states termed Emirates including Abu Dhabi and Dubai with their separate health care authorities. Over 80% of the population are expatriates and the economy is one of the most developed in Middle East with a high level of health care. Like many countries, there are concerns about inequity in health and health care and active strategies and programmes are being put in place to address this.