About Us

Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai is addressing some of the most pressing health challenges in the region by focusing on research, medical education, and training that promises to improve health care delivery systems and patient outcomes for diseases prevalent in the United Arab Emirates, Middle East, North Africa, and neighboring regions in Africa, Asia, and Europe. The Center, established by Harvard Medical School in Boston and Dubai in 2014, is a hub for policy formulation and analysis that is optimizing the last phase of health care delivery, ensuring that care providers have the systems and tools necessary to alleviate human suffering caused by disease. The Center does not provide patient care but focuses exclusively on research and training.

The Center aims to:

  • Promote research and education focused on the delivery of high-quality healthcare for communicable and non-communicable diseases in Dubai and the region.
  • Highlight and foster interdisciplinary collaborative research and education around health delivery with the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and other Harvard faculty in Dubai and the region.
  • Create a hub for discussion, research, analysis, and policy formulation focused on health concerns of critical global importance.