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The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 has signed a partnership with Prometheus Medical as Official Supplier, that will ensure crucial access to medical support for People of Determination at the upcoming World Games.

A British corporation with regional headquarters in the UAE, Prometheus Medical has extensive experience in the field that has seen them become a leading provider of knowledge transfer, capability development and train-and-equip programs.

As the designated medical consultant at the World Games, Prometheus Medical will play an integral role by providing a team of trained medical experts to deal with field of play incidents. Prometheus will also offer its expertise in emergency planning to ensure appropriate measures are taken in the case of any incidents.

Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Managing Director of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, said: “One of the Local Organizing Committee priorities is the health of over 7,500 athletes who will be competing at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. That is why it was important for us to collaborate with Prometheus Medical, as they are a leading medical provider.”

“With the presence of Prometheus Medical, their team of leading medical experts will develop comprehensive medical plans and handle medical conditions as well as providing assistance in all venues during the World Games around the clock.”

Dr Mamoun Abu-Habsa, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Prometheus Medical, added: “We are honoured for the opportunity to support the LOC of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in realizing the global success this event promises to be and building a lasting legacy and knowledge base for future generations in the UAE and the wider region. Our shared vision, values and aspirations will be a great foundation for the success of this exciting collaboration.”

About Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is an integral part of local, national and regional plans to expand opportunities for people of determination in line with Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s shared vision of a unified and inclusive society.

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2019. From 14 – 21 March, over 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches, representing more then 190 nations, will participate in 24 officially sanctioned Olympic-style sports in world-class venues throughout Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

The first ever Special Olympics World Games to be held in the Middle East and North Africa will also be the most unified Games in the 50-year history of the Special Olympics movement, with inclusion of people of determination with intellectual disabilities in every aspect of the event.

For more information on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.abuDhabi2019.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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