Al Owais: UAE health system has exceptionally made giant strides
May 05, 2022 / 11:30 PM
Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention
Sharjah 24 – WAM: The UAE health system has exceptionally made giant strides in all medical fields and established a sophisticated healthcare system that keeps pace with the highest international standards and regulations, said Abdul Rahman bin Mohammad bin Nasser Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHaP).
The country’s efforts in this respect are being made in line with the National Strategy for Wellbeing and the UAE vision for the next fifty years, Al Owais added.
Speaking on the occasion of International Day of the Midwife, which is globally observed on May 5 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the International Confederation of Midwives, the minister stressed that the nursing cadres and midwives are the backbone of health facilities and play a vital role in supporting the entire health care systems nationwide.
The minister lauded the strenuous efforts made by all health and educational authorities working to promote Emirati students’ awareness about these disciplines, provide privileges and incentives that encourage them to join these specialities and rehabilitate specialised cadres that can support the health of both women and families.
Al Owais emphasised that supporting Emiratis studying nursing and midwifery is one of the top priorities for the UAE government. Therefore, the Ministry of Health and Prevention offers a scholarship programmes for female Emirati students to study nursing and midwifery and obtain a bachelor’s degree in this particular major, which is being seen as one of the strategic medical professions that would further cement the UAE’s health security in line with the country’s future vision.