Dubai Health Authority, University of Birmingham Dubai partner to develop healthcare sector

DUBAI: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the University of Birmingham Dubai recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance healthcare sector development efforts.

The MoU was signed by Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority; and Professor Yusra Mozoughi, Provost of the University of Birmingham Dubai, in the presence of officials and experts.

The MoU marks a significant step in advancing human resources for health and strategic development initiatives. Fourteen employees graduated from the university’s training programme, aligning with global best practices in health systems and policy development.

The memorandum includes various areas of cooperation, focusing on developing health policies and strategies, implementing advanced mechanisms for monitoring, evaluating, and measuring the future impact of policies, as well as exchanging experiences and knowledge.

Additionally, the memorandum covers other important areas such as research and development, training
and talent enhancement, improving investment levels in experiences and human competencies, and other healthcare and specialised fields.

The collaboration between Dubai Health Authority and the University of Birmingham extends to organising specialised courses according to the highest standards and modern practices to meet the needs of the Authority’s employees. This collaboration aims to foster a culture of continuous education within the Dubai Health Authority.

Al Ketbi emphasised Dubai Health Authority’s clear policy of collaboration with all local and international health, scientific, and academic institutions, serving the strategic goals of Dubai’s healthcare sector and enhancing opportunities for achieving the highest levels of health welfare.

Fatima Abbas, CEO of the Strategy and Corporate Development Sector at the DHA, said that the partnership with the University of Birmingham will have a significant positive impact on supporting the Authority’s efforts, enhancing its role, and guiding its path tow
ards sustainable health.

Professor Yusra Mouzughi, Provost at the University of Birmingham Dubai, said, “This collaboration delivers on our mission ensuring that we serve the communities in which we operate. We are excited to bring benefit to the health workforce by connecting them to best practices and development through education, research enabling them to become active contributors to the advancement of the latest sector solutions appraising the impact of change in our health systems and policies towards the realisation of universal health coverage and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.’

Source: Emirates News Agency