In light of their recent contributions to society, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced a new initiative intended to train over one million medics around the world. Taking to Twitter on August 13, Sheikh Mohammad elaborated on the initiative, noting it made up “part of the UAE’s international responsibility to support the global medical sector.” In collaboration with Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the initiative will recruit over 140 experts, and 67 training and academic institutions in a bid to provide specialized training in the medical and ambulance field to medics world over.
بمتابعة أخي الشيخ سيف بن زايد أطلقت دولة الامارات اليوم مبادرة صحية لتوفير تدريب تخصصي في المجال الطبي والإسعاف لمليون شخص حول العالم عن بعد.. بالشراكة مع ١٤٠ خبيرا و٦٧ جهة تدريبية وأكاديمية حول العالم .. جزء من مسئولية الامارات الدولية لدعم القطاع الطبي العالمي
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) August 12, 2020
In an attempt to fill a gap for individuals within the health sector, the new initiative will provide medics and specialists with expert knowledge they would not have been able to previously access. Having placed a strong focus on the medical field more recently, Sheikh Mohammed’s new initiative extrapolates the values implemented into his recently launched research center, the Mohammed bin Rashid Center for Medical Research.
Focusing on the study of communicable disease in the United Arab Emirates, in addition to research surrounding Covid-19, the state of the art facility was opened earlier in the week, following an initial investment of AED 300 million. “Medical research is an integral part of prevention and medical security in the UAE,” said Sheikh Mohammed upon his tour of the facility on August 11. “Supporting research helps ensure sustainable economic, social, and human development.”