UAE – The Department of Health, Abu Dhabi (DoH) and France’s Sanofi, a global leader in healthcare, have signed a Declaration of Collaboration to tie up in four strategic healthcare areas.

The agreement includes cooperation to launch a clinical research project and patient recruitment protocol. In relation to hematology and oncology, DoH and Sanofi agreed to pursue the creation of data generation and population research projects for late-stage breast cancer, liquid tumors and blood disorders.

Furthermore, both organisations will cocreate a high-risk population screening project that will support in the detection of rare metabolic diseases utilising Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools.

Supply Chain Academy

Additionally, the collaboration will witness the launch of the Supply Chain Academy, an initiative intended to provide and enhance knowledge related to vaccines supply chain, which will be led by an International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) certified entity.

The partnership reiterates Abu Dhabi’s ongoing efforts to position itself as a leading life science destination and an innovation hub.

The Declaration of Collaboration was signed by Dr Asma Al Mannaei, Executive Director, Research and Innovation Centre at DoH and Jean-Paul Scheuer, MCO Lead & General Manager for Specialty Care at Sanofi in Greater Gulf.

Innovative treatments

Dr Al Mannaei said: “Through international collaborations, Abu Dhabi seeks to lead research groups supported by global partners to explore the resilience and sustainability of the healthcare sector worldwide as well as provide quality care and innovative treatments to patients.

“We are extremely delighted to have signed another agreement with a leading biopharmaceutical organisation such as Sanofi.”

Scheuer said: “Our collaboration reflects our deep commitment to improving people’s lives, with our new-generation medicines, ongoing investments in research and support to healthcare providers across the region. We hope our partnership with DoH – Abu Dhabi will address the urgent health issues facing the UAE and positively impact its healthcare sector. We look forward to sharing our expertise and working collaboratively to achieve shared goals, and serve patients, communities, and society at large.”