BRIGHTON, England, Dec. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - A new strategic cooperation has
been announced this week between the Excellence in Paediatrics
Institute (EiP), an international paediatric association based in
Geneva, and the Sidra Medical and Research Center, a new
state-of-the-art facility in Qatar funded by a $7.9 billion endowment
from the Qatar Foundation.
Commenting on the announcement, made at the EiP's annual conference Chairman of EiP, Professor of Paediatrics Dimitri Christakis, said: "This cooperation will strengthen EiP's ability to deliver
advanced Paediatric education where it is needed most, advancing global
healthcare for children, especially in emerging markets."
World Health Organisation data shows that children are five-times more
likely to reach their fifth birthday if they live in a country with
sufficient numbers of qualified paediatricians, doctors, midwives and
EiP brings together top academics, scientists and clinicians from
services and centers of excellence across the globe and EiP's members
provide global paediatric education to over 60,000 providers and
campaign for healthcare improvements based on the latest scientific
The Institute's 5th global conference will be held in Doha, Qatar, from
the 4th - 7th December 2013. The Sidra Medical and Research Center will be playing
host to over 3,000 healthcare professionals from 100 countries.
Currently under construction on the Qatar Foundation's 2500-acre
Education City campus in Doha, Sidra's focus will be the health and
wellbeing of women and children. Sidra is actively recruiting up to
3,000 clinical and research staff.
Dr Edward Ogata, Chief Medical Officer at Sidra says:
"EiP is an important forum for those at the frontline of delivering
paediatric healthcare, bringing clinicians together with scientists and
academics to identify innovations and insights that have the potential
to transform care for children all around the world. We are looking
forward to working with the Institute and sharing our vision for Sidra
with visitors to Qatar."
Sidra's Communications Project Director Khalid Al Mohannadi said, "Today is an important day for Sidra and for Qatar, and for
children everywhere in the world. We are delighted to partner with the
Excellence in Paediatrics Institute, which shares our vision of better
care for children through innovation, training, education and
partnership. Through this cooperation, we can contribute to global
advances in paediatric care. The countdown to December 4th, 2013,
SOURCE: Excellence in Paediatrics
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