Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the United Arab Emirates Sign Memorandum of Understanding

March 18, 2019

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Health and Prevention have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on the care of children from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Memorandum of Understanding will facilitate pediatric experts from Nationwide Children’s to provide clinical services and pediatric specialty consultation. Nationwide Children's will serve patients from the United Arab Emirates both in Columbus, Ohio and in the United Arab Emirates.

“We are pleased to take this step as part of a longstanding partnership to provide the best quality of care to UAE children and families,” said Steve Allen, MD, CEO of Nationwide Children’s. “As a leader and a global destination for pediatric health care, Nationwide Children’s Hospital advances the care of children around the world.”

About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at