His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah met with a delegation from BEEAH Group, Mass General Brigham, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the United States Consul General in Dubai, with the attendance of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of the Supreme Council of Family Affairs and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of BEEAH Group; with plans being announced to develop the Jawaher Boston Medical District in the Emirate, marking the diversification of BEEAH Group into the healthcare industry.
Driven by Their Highnesses’ vision, BEEAH is collaborating on the project with Mass General Brigham and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, world-renowned medical institutions from Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. The project aims to create a healthcare ecosystem of the future, leveraging the collective expertise of the landmark global partnership.
Speaking on the development, Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of BEEAH Group, said: “BEEAH Group has always been about pioneering a sustainable quality of life for all. Our entry into the healthcare industry is driven by Their Highnesses’ foresight on the importance of healthcare towards this mission. Along with our partners from Boston, we will achieve new milestones for Sharjah through the Jawaher Boston Medical District, bringing world-class healthcare, wellness and academic programs, as well as research and development opportunities. Through an innovative patient-centric healthcare network and local workforce development, we will build on the existing foundation in Sharjah and create new opportunities to deliver high-quality medical care across specialties and help further elevate quality of life for the people of Sharjah.”
Fueled by a spirit of innovation, caring, and building a people-centric system, BEEAH and its Boston-based partners will leverage their combined sustainability and medical expertise to better care for patients and families. As part of its plans for a future-ready ecosystem, BEEAH, in collaboration with Mass General Brigham and Dana-Farber, will develop the Jawaher Boston Medical District in Sharjah to provide cutting-edge healthcare. Specialties will include lifestyle medicine and prevention, oncology, women’s health, pediatrics, cardiovascular, neurosciences, behavioral health and rehabilitation medicine. BEEAH aims to integrate care solutions into homes, schools, workplaces, communities, and extend care beyond the walls of a hospital.
Al Huraimel highlighted the partnership with Mass General Brigham and Dana-Farber as a milestone moment for the growth of the diversified holding group. “While solidifying our commitment to pioneer a sustainable quality of life for the people of Sharjah and beyond, BEEAH is excited to start a new journey in healthcare and contribute to the national vision of a diversified economy and a healthy, cohesive society. The Jawaher Boston Medical District will set a new regional benchmark, drawing from the world-class innovations and renowned expertise from Mass General Brigham and Dana-Farber,” he said.
Over the years, BEEAH Group has grown both through diversification and international expansion. With its beginnings in Sharjah, the organization is now present across the UAE, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and in Egypt. Last year, the organization adopted a diversified holding structure with distinct business verticals in industries that are critical to shaping a sustainable future.
Within the healthcare industry, BEEAH Group has already developed digital and sustainable innovations. EVOTEQ, a digital venture under the organization, developed a track and trace platform for medicine supply chains that is currently being used by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention. Wekaya, another venture under the organization’s waste management business vertical, pioneered the sustainable management of medical waste. Through its partnership with Mass General Brigham and Dana-Farber, the Group is now reinforcing its commitment to pioneering a sustainable quality of life through the healthcare industry.
Mass General Brigham is an integrated academic healthcare system renowned for its excellence in patient care, research and innovation, medical education and service to the community. Mass General Brigham cares for 2.6 million patients from more than 140 countries each year. Mass General Brigham is home to the largest medical research enterprise in the U.S. and its five top ranked hospitals are also Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals.
Dana-Farber is a globally recognized cancer center, providing expert, compassionate, and equitable care to children, adults, and their families, while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. Dana-Farber, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, cares for patients from more than 140 countries annually.
“We look forward to working with BEEAH to help their leaders realize this vision for comprehensive, patient-centered healthcare for the people of Sharjah,” said Thomas Aretz, MD, executive medical director of Mass General Brigham Global Advisory. “Health systems of the future will need to reach beyond hospital walls to provide the care patients deserve. This model, along with BEEAH’s heritage in innovation and sustainability, is a unique opportunity to offer truly integrated care focused on wellness, treating disease, and helping patients live healthier lives.”
“Our collaboration with BEEAH is focused on creating a comprehensive healthcare system to manage the full spectrum of health and well-being, providing expert and compassionate care with cutting edge technological advancements, while simultaneously advancing research and innovation,” said Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, president and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “We recognize the inspiring vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi and congratulate the BEEAH team on their commitment. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is honored and excited to bring our expertise in cancer care and scientific breakthroughs to Sharjah.”
The partnership will leverage BEEAH Group’s expertise in pioneering quality of life solutions in Sharjah and the Middle East, Mass General Brigham’s deep specialty expertise and Dana-Farber’s ground-breaking innovations in cancer treatment.
The UAE Centennial Plan 2071 aims to position the nation as the world’s best country for living and identifies healthcare and health sciences as essential to this vision. The UAE healthcare sector is projected to be an AED 39.4 billion market by 2025 thanks to growing trends in medical tourism and private spending. Through the Jawaher Boston Medical District, the partnership aims to contribute towards this national vision and create a cutting-edge healthcare network in Sharjah.