The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions to establish a partnership in the scientific, medical, and educational conferences, programs, lectures, and seminars organized by INDEX physically or virtually.
Under this agreement, MoHAP becomes a scientific partner to accredit the continuing education programs in medical events, thus enabling health practitioners to get the best levels of Continuing medical education (CME), support their career advancement, and provide outstanding healthcare, as per highest standards adopted in this regard.
H.E. Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Support Services Sector, MoHAP, and Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding, signed the agreement in the presence of Saqr Al-Hemeiri, Director of the Training & Development Center and a number of officials from both parties.
Enhancing medical, scientific, and educational conferences
Awad Al Ketbi said: “The agreement aims to enhance the mutual cooperation to develop doctors’ and health workers’ skills, get acquainted with the latest innovations in the medical field, support research, and knowledge exchange, keep pace with the recent medical practices in diagnostics and therapeutics.”
“The improvement of the level of scientific, medical and educational conferences provides an opportunity for health practitioners to get in touch with international experts and keep abreast with the new medical innovations and best international practice in this area,”
Al Ketbi threw light on the importance of this sector at the national level, including reinforcing the UAE’s status as a global hub for knowledge and medical education, fostering medical tourism, and attracting as many as delegations and investors from around the world.
Boosting innovation in health field
He added: “Having competent and qualified health teams contributes to enhancing the health of individuals and achieves MoHAP’s strategy to provide comprehensive and innovative health services, in line with the UAE’s vision in boosting innovation in the health sector.”
Al Ketbi commended the role of INDEX Holding in the global exhibition industry, the development of the local medical sector in and the support of national efforts to achieve sustainable development goals and the consolidation of the country's position in health exhibitions and conferences sector at global levels.
Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani said: “I would like to express my deep gratitude and thanks to H.E. Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al-Owais, Minister of Health, H.E. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, the Undersecretary of MoHAP, H.E. Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Support Services Sector, and all MoHAP staff for their unlimited support to the interests of the health sector, as well as their support to the medical conference sector and scientific seminars, workshops, courses and scientific programs organized by INDEX Holding, whether physically or virtually.”
“Over the past 30 years, INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions has been able to promote and develop the CME concept, thanks to the medical and scientific conferences we organize annually,”
Thanking MoHAP teams for their tremendous efforts in serving all segments of society, Al Madani expressed his confidence that the cooperation and partnership with MoHAP will lead to great benefits to everyone in the UAE’s health sector in particular, the region and the world in general.