January 9, 2012

JHM International agrees to collaboration with Kuwait

Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) and the Ministry of Health of Kuwait have signed a five-year agreement that calls for JHI to assist Kuwait in improving health care delivery at four of Kuwait’s five secondary-care public hospitals and in developing in-country talent in hospital administration and clinical care.

The agreement was signed Dec. 25 by His Excellency Mustafa Gasim Al Shamali, Kuwait’s minister of finance and of health, and Steve Thompson, CEO of JHI.

According to the terms of the agreement, JHI will transfer knowledge in clinical and ancillary departmental protocols, continuing medical education, patient safety, preventive medicine, nursing and health care policy; help inaugurate management and clinical certificate programs for health care providers; and work with clinicians, nurses, hospital managers and administrators to better address medical issues and share innovations in the fields of trauma, orthopedics, rehabilitation, diabetes and obstetrics, pediatrics and telemedicine.