Muscat: Al Jisr Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Oman Medical Specialty Board, which will see three cardiovascular fellowships granted to doctors this year, qualifying them to practice as consultants. The ‘Save Hearts’ project will allow the three doctors, Dr Tuqa Ibrahim Al Lawati, Dr Al Nasser Mohammed Al Bahlani and Dr Asim Yousuf Al Balushi, to specialise in cardiology in different subspeciality programmes. Dr Tuqa Al Lawati will specialise in Paediatric Cardiology at The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, while Dr Al Nasser Al Bahlani will specialise in internal medicine in cardiology at Canberra Hospital in Australia. Meanwhile, Dr Asim Al Balushi will pursue his fellowship in Interventional Paediatric Cardiology at Evelina London Children’s Hospital in the UK. The Oman Medical Specialty Board works closely with various health sectors in Oman to ensure high standards for postgraduate medical education. “Oman is in great need of qualified doctors who are specialised in cardiovascular diseases. This collaboration with Al Jisr Foundation will have a great impact on improving the healthcare system,” said Dr Asim Al Balushi. The doctors are expected to start their programmes between August and October 2019 and the project is expected to enhance the healthcare system by following international standards and improving the research found on cardiovascular diseases within the Sultanate. The ‘Save Hearts’ project, with the foundation’s support towards empowering the community, is seen as a contribution towards realising Oman’s Vision 2040 initiative. Founded in 2010 under the Ministry of Social Development, Al Jisr Foundation is a non-profit that focuses on sustainable and socially responsible projects in healthcare and education. For more information, visit www.aljisrfoundation.org.