Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre has hosted a delegation from the Medical Service Department in Thailand to exchange expertise, share innovations and academic research in the public health field, and discuss opportunities for cooperation.
The delegation was briefed on the best practises in public health management in Abu Dhabi, as well as the utilisation of technology and research in establishing public health systems that contribute to improving community health and preventing and controlling diseases.
The visiting delegation included Dr. Lertluck Leelaruangsang, the Director-General of the Medical Services Department, representing the Medical Services Department in Thailand, and Ms. Kutcharin Jiamsripongkochwing, the Director of Klung Hospital, as well as a group of experts and specialists in the healthcare sector in Thailand.
The delegation was received by representatives of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre and the Abu Dhabi Health Department, including Mr. Matar Al Nuaimi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, Dr. Jamal Al Naqbi, Executive Director of the Public Health System Sector at the centre, and Dr. Rashid Al Hammad, Director of Medical Research and Development at the Abu Dhabi Health Department.
The visit witnessed the delegation’s participation in a scientific workshop held in conjunction with officials from the centre. The workshop highlighted strategic projects in public health, medical research, and innovation, as well as discussions on avenues for exchanging expertise and experiences in the field of public health.
The delegation also learned about the public health and preventive health systems in Abu Dhabi, as well as the smart solutions adopted in various initiatives and projects such as the birth and death reporting system, disease registration system, and infectious disease surveillance system, which played a significant role during the pandemic. Additionally, they were acquainted with the Level-3 Reference Laboratory project and its crucial role in molecular disease detection and containment of infectious diseases.