Dubai: With a view to support the global health sector, the World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with the UAE Government to adopt the country’s government accelerators model to speed up the achievement of its strategic goals and initiatives, and to ensure providing of healthy lifestyles and prosperity at all ages.
Mr. Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, UAE Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) leading to the association.
Ms. Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and The Future, Mr. Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Director-General of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ms. Huda Al Hashimi, Deputy Minister of Cabinet Affairs for Strategic Affairs along with several UAE Government and WHO officials were present at the occasion.
By adopting the UAE government accelerators model to implement initiatives, develop solutions and projects, as well as build capabilities and competencies, the WHO is attempting to accelerate service delivery in the fields of global health care and wellbeing.
The UAE Government and WHO will work closely to support the implementation of the WHO Work Program 2019–2023, and achieve the Triple Billion targets, an initiative by the global health organization to help countries deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through 1 billion more people benefitting from universal healthcare coverage without financial hardship, 1 billion more people better protected from health emergencies and 1 billion more people enjoying better health and well-being.
GLOBAL COOPERATION TO ENHANCE COMMUNITIES’ WELLBEING AND BUILD COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SYSTEM
In his statement during the signing ceremony, Mr. Al Gergawi highlighted the critical nature of adopting inter-governmental and inter-organizational collaboration. The Minister of Cabinet Affairs added that the UAE is keen to share successful work models and advanced initiatives developed over the past years to support international efforts in achieving the global sustainable development goals.
Mr. Al Gergawi further explained that the country believes in the centrality of international cooperation to enhance the wellbeing of future generations, through building comprehensive health plans and strategies for a better future.
The UAE Minister also added that this alliance represents a new step in strengthening the role of governments in enabling global human capital to set new directions for the future. The collaboration sets a new beginning to form an integrated global chart that celebrates innovation for health, and strengthens cooperation between countries, governments, and organizations to build sustainable societies.
GLOBAL COLLABORATION ON DATA AND EVIDENCE
The Duo will promote their association elevating efficiency for the health sector, by placing health challenges a global priority and support the adoption of WHO strategies on a larger scale covering the areas of capacity building, preparing leaders capable of implementing strategic plans, and bringing about positive change in WHO institutions.