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HCT Vice Chancellor, Dr Tayeb Kamali, said: We are very pleased to be continuing our long partnership with Etihad Airways, which has worked with us for many years to help train and prepare HCT s Emirati graduates for vitally important careers in the aviation industry.
While HCT is a life-saving treatment for patients with blood disorders, it is often accompanied by an increased risk of long-term physical complications such as infections, relapse, and GVHD.
The UAE s national carrier has also inked a MoU with HCT, which forms a component of its mandate to offer new openings in the country s aviation industry for its citizens and equipping them to contribute into the airline s topnotch business.
Referring to the implementation of this mission, Dr Kamali said HCT had evolved to offer baccalaureate and post-graduate programmes after starting off as an institution granting diplomas.
Additionally, 53 percent of the HCT survivors who had received grafts from a donor experienced chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a complication in which the foreign transplanted cells attack the cells in the recipient's body.
The agreement was signed by Rick Stephens, Boeing senior vice president of Human Resources and Administration, and Dr Tayeb Kamali, vice chancellor of the HCT.
Back in those days, only 240 students were enrolled at four HCT colleges.
He also thanked Their Highnesses the Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates and General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for their support to HCT.
However, there have been limited data to validate the contribution of pre-conditioning chemotherapy or radiation and GVHD to the eventual development of heart disease in long-term HCT survivors.
We are delighted to partner with HCT, to make this training possible as part of our long-term Emiratisation efforts," he noted.
Building on its years of expertise in nurse competency testing, HCT has its finger on the pulse of the emergency care training industry and the needs of Internet users searching for training and the companies that provide this training.
In a speech, Shaikh Nahyan paid tribute the founding father of the UAE, the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who also established HCT, which now receives unlimited support from President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.