On Sunday, Israeli and Bahraini healthcare groups signed a collaborated medical research agreement. In the presence of Bahrain’s Ambassador to Israel Mr Khaled Yousif al-Jalahma and Israel’s Ambassador to Bahrain, Eitan Na’eh, the signing ceremony took place in Bahrain.
CEO of Government Hospitals in Bahrain, Dr Ahmed al-Ansari said, “We are pleased to be embarking on this medical-research collaboration between the government hospitals in Bahrain and the Maccabi Health Fund in Israel. I am confident that together we can continue to develop medicine in the Middle East by advancing new medical technologies and conducting ground-breaking research between the countries”.
Through KSM (Kahn-Sagol-Maccabi), the Maccabi health fund and the Government Hospital of Bahrain are encouraging healthcare research and cultivating a joint medical innovation ecosystem.
Research collaborations will focus primarily on big data and clinical trials focusing specifically on personalized medicine in FemTech (women’s health), health economics, COVID-19, trauma and emergency medicine and diseases endemic to the region under the agreement.
Additionally, the collaboration plans to promote the co-development and implementation of medical innovation tools, as well as develop learning infrastructure programs and hold joint seminars and regional conferences. Joint studies will be subject to regulatory requirements, and research will be conducted in a confidential and private manner.