Wealth creation and academic health science networks

Collaborative diabetes management experience and a state-of-the-art informatics solution helps address Kuwait’s growing diabetes challenge

Introduction

The Kuwait Scotland eHealth Innovation Network (KSeHIN) was established as a partnership of world-leading experts in the treatment and management of diabetes. The collaboration consisted of the Ministry of Health of the State of Kuwait, the Dasman Diabetes Institute, the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and Aridhia.

The aim of the collaboration was to address the enormous challenge of diabetes and its complications in Kuwait where it has been estimated that almost 24% of the adult population suffers from the disease. This would be achieved through the delivery of an integrated package, based on 20 years of experience of diabetes care in Scotland, of education, research and clinical service improvement, underpinned by state-of-the-art informatics.

The collaboration was nominated as an International Collaboration of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards.

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