Pope Francis praises UAE for healthcare advances

DUBAI // Pope Francis has praised the UAE and the Sultan Bin Khalifa Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation for their efforts in the fields of medicine and health. During a speech at the third World Conference on Regenerative Medicine, held in Rome, the Pope also urged doctors and scientists to give greater attention to patient care […]

DUBAI // Pope Francis has praised the UAE and the Sultan Bin Khalifa Humanitarian and Scientific Foundation for their efforts in the fields of medicine and health.

During a speech at the third World Conference on Regenerative Medicine, held in Rome, the Pope also urged doctors and scientists to give greater attention to patient care and treatment of chronic and rare diseases, and called on them to work together using technology and analysis to find treatments for diseases and tumours.

The conference was attended by a delegation from the Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan Humanitarian and Scientific Foundations led by Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed.

Also present was US vice president Joe Biden, who praised the UAE for its rapid development and desire to progress humanity, both of which he witnessed first-hand on a recent visit, when he met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Dr Sheikh Sultan met both Pope Francis and Joe Biden during the conference, which was held between April 28 and 30. He expressed his gratitude for their kind words and hailed the conference a success.

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