Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has won five awards at the “Stevie Awards”, one of the world's premier business awards in the institutional innovation and international business fields.
The announcement was made after the decision of the Stevie Award judging process amid tough competition from 50 countries.
MoHAP has been awarded in the “innovation in media” category for the movie “Azm” (determination) which aims to attract new nurses to the profession, while in the “innovation in government” category the ministry has won two prizes. The first of which is for the regional policy dialogue in nursing and midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean, an initiative that brought together nursing leaders locally and regionally to discuss the current challenges and the future of the profession.
The Ministry's second prize was awarded for the ‘escape room’ VR-based game which was developed to enhance the attractiveness of nursing as a profession in the UAE.
MoHAP’s performance and Clinical Excellence Program (PaCE), an AI-powered innovative project focusing on analyzing massive data and predictive modeling to manage health care facilities, won the award in the category of “excellence in innovation in technology”, while the early detection program for Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program (CCHD) for newborns has been awarded for the excellence in innovation in government.
Further impetus for innovation
H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, said: “Such awards are an added value to MoHAP’s proven track record of achievements. They also form a further impetus for innovation in health services to make MoHAP always on top of such global competitions.”
Pointing that the number of awards won by the hospital sector reached 72 at the global and regional level.
“These accomplishments would help us achieve MoHAP’s strategy aimed at providing comprehensive and integrated healthcare services in innovative and sustainable ways and reinforcing the UAE’s outstanding position in the healthcare arena, as well as exploring innovation paths to align with the country’s future vision and aspirations of its Centennial 2071,” added Al Serkal.
Reflects nursing position in the UAE
Dr. Sumaya Mohmmad AbbasAl Baloushi, Director of the Nursing Department, said: “This achievement reflects MoHAP’s competitive environment in all of its innovation-based health projects. Also, this win underlines the position of the nursing profession in the country and its priority at MoHAP’s strategy and the participation of the nursing cadres in shaping national health policies, as well as the accumulative experience of the UAE in the nursing sector through the continuous training and information technology.”
Dr. Kalthoum Al Baloushi, Director of MoHAP’s Hospitals Administration, congratulated the medical, technical, and administrative teams on this achievement, stressing the commitment of the Hospitals Administration Department to utilizing technology to deliver outstanding healthcare services in accordance with the highest international standards and practices.
Stevie Awards one of the world's premier business awards in the institutional innovation and international business fields. It aims to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. The Award is open to all individuals, public and private organizations, as well as for-profit and nonprofit organizations.