Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital issued the following announcement on March 12.
The visit paves the way for potential Qatari-Swedish collaboration in sports science
Aspetar, the orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, welcomed HE Ambassador of Sweden to Qatar, Mrs. Ewa Polano, on Tuesday.
Received by Mr. Khalid Ali Al Mawlawi, Chief Administrative Officer of Aspetar, HE the Ambassador attended a briefing about the services the hospital provides for athletes and a tour of some Aspetar’s facilities such as athletes rehabilitation and improvement departments
HE the Ambassador said she was very impressed with Aspetar’s services and facilities during the visit and proud to see so many Swedes among the hospital staff. She added:
During my visit, we discussed potential collaboration. The research and physiotherapy services they have here make Qatar and Aspetar a global leader. Sweden is also a global leader so this could be a perfect partnership.
Aspetar is a world leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.
In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence”. In 2013, Aspetar was adopted as a reference collaborator centre by the Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Health Ministers Council and “IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.
In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”. On December 15 of the same year, the hospital also achieved the Accreditation Canada International (ACI) “Platinum Level”.
Original source: http://www.aspetar.com/news-item.aspx?id=364&lang=en