Dubai: The UAE’s health organization, the Emirates Health Services (EHS) has decided to associate with Fatima College of Health Sciences, an affiliate of the Institute of Applied Technology specializing in higher education and scientific research, to support their shared objectives to develop skills and knowledge among healthcare professionals in the UAE and support scientific research in the healthcare sector.
EHS Director-General, Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al-Serkal, and Dr. Ahmed Abdel Manan Al Awar, Director-General of the Institute of Applied Technology, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize the partnership.
The signing ceremony were also attended by EHS officials and directors, as well as faculty members and administrative staff from Fatima College of Health Sciences.
The arrangement outlines several areas of cooperation to promote community health by supporting the provision of education and training, achieving strategic goals to develop knowledge and skills among health professionals, and promoting scientific research in the health sector in accordance with the highest international standards.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ahmed Abdel Manan Al Awar, Director-General of the Institute of Applied Technology shared that, “Signing this MoU with Emirates Health Services – one of the leading health institutions in the UAE – will allow the exchange of experiences and work alongside healthcare professionals to build capacities and increase competencies in this vital sector, in addition to localizing health professions in the country.”
The Agreement is expected to strengthen cooperation between the two parties in various fields related to education, training, development of research and medical studies, and the exchange of expertise, experiences, and international best practices in the field.
The deal also includes organizing programs and workshops, in addition to developing skills in such areas as clinical education, evidence-based medicine, biostatistics, research methods and ethics, and healthcare work.
The MoU also aims to train students in faculties of medicine and health sciences, among others, in addition to upskilling and empowering EHS employees.
By signing the agreement, the two entities agree to support plans and programs to sponsor, attract, and appoint Emirati students. The two will collaborate to enable a number of high school graduates to secure nursing scholarships and join the Masaar Program, in addition to training students to work in EHS-affiliated health facilities, and sponsoring EHS employees to enroll at Fatima College of Health Sciences and earn academic certificates. Furthermore, the MoU sets the stage for joint coordination to announce grants and scholarships provided by EHS.