Skåne Care signs new agreement with The United Arab Emirates

Skåne Care and stroke experts from Skåne University Hospital will start the implementation of a stroke care unit at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Ajman (SKMCA) in January 2018.

Stroke and other forms of cardiovascular diseases are leading causes of death and disability in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is due to the high prevalence of risk factors such as smoking, obesity, hypertension and diabetes. Optimal care at a stroke unit reduces the mortality rates and contributes to better results for all stroke patients, including those who do not receive thrombolysis.

Our team of stroke experts was invited to SKMCA during the fall of 2017, to assess the current state of stroke care and formulate a recommendation for the future. We compared the present resources and stroke protocols at SKMCA with Swedish and international guidelines. Stroke care in Skåne is outstanding and among the best in the world and SKMCA have taken the step to partner with Skåne Care and together we will now start the journey towards a full stroke care unit bringing it up to high international levels. This can potentially make a huge improvement in the region since stroke is one of the most common causes of death in United Arab Emirates.

Through this project, employees at SUS gets an international perspective on healthcare and sees how we can spread our knowledge through people in other parts of the world and make a change for the patient.

The team at SUS from left: MD Christer Nilsson, Chief Nurse Carolin Nilsson, MD Jesper Petersson, MD Marco Brizzi