HE AbdulRahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), stressed that the remarkable achievements made by nursing cadres will forever be remembered by the UAE leadership and people, adding that they have been a steppingstone toward the recovery stage from the pandemic.
On the occasion of International Nurses Day, which is observed on May 12th every year, Al Owais said, "The UAE sincerely believes in the outstanding capabilities of the national nursing cadres and considers them to be the true bulwark of the nation. It is the reason why the wise leadership has launched various national initiatives and programs to increase the attractiveness of the nursing profession and ensure its sustainability in order to provide greater community protection and meet national health requirements and priorities.”
The International Nurses Day is an opportunity to celebrate the unsung heroes on the first line of defense and to express our gratitude for their efforts and dedication while serving the nation and mankind as a whole, the minister stated.
He noted that the establishment of the National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery-2025 has been a turning point in strengthening the capabilities of the health system, by relying on governance, quality, and innovation in nursing educational, professional, and research development.
Al Owais concluded by affirming that the UAE is banking on its national health cadres to propel its comprehensive development journey to new heights of excellence and innovation.