He launched a global initiative to train one million people in the medical sector from a distance

Mohammed bin Rashid: The UAE is an active part of the health system in the world

  • Saif bin Zayed: "The UAE believes that uniting global efforts is the best way to address the (Covid-19) pandemic."


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, praised the Waterfalls initiative, as the largest global initiative for continuous learning and specialized training, by distance, launched by the UAE and implemented under the follow-up and supervision of the team His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, to train and empower about one million medical cadres, in various parts of the world, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians, health experts and administrators in the hospital sector, medical services, and humanitarian relief workers in areas of epidemics and health disasters, through educational sessions Specialized, training workshops, seminars and lectures.

Vice President of the State:

"Empowering health cadres is part of the state's contribution to the global effort to empower the sector."

"The Waterfalls initiative represents the human legacy of the founder of the state, Sheikh Zayed, may God rest his soul."

The initiative contributes to enhancing their skills, refining their expertise, and informing them of the latest developments in their field, so that they can improve their work in the field, and make them more capable and ready to deal efficiently and effectively in facing all health crises, specifically to address the emerging corona virus (Covid-19) as a global pandemic. It was the largest test in the modern history of the medical sector in the world, and the initiative includes 14 health and humanitarian sectors, and more than 140 doctors, experts and specialists participate in the development and provision of educational content for the initiative, and 67 international scientific, medical and academic institutions.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted, on his official account via Twitter, saying: “With the follow-up of my brother Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, the Emirates launches a global initiative to provide specialized training to one million people in the medical sector around the world from a distance, in an initiative that represents the human heritage. The founder of the state, Sheikh Zayed, may God bless him.

On the occasion of launching the initiative, His Highness affirmed that "the UAE is an active part of the health system in the world ... and empowering health cadres in the world is part of the country's contribution to the global effort to empower the global health sector."

In this regard, His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: “The Waterfalls initiative is a gift from the UAE to the health and medical cadres in the world, through which we put a summary of advanced medical science and training at the hands of the best experts and specialists in the world in their hands.”

His Highness stated that "the UAE believes that uniting global efforts is the best way to confront the (Covid-19) pandemic, and this million-strong initiative is part of the UAE's contribution to the battle against humanity's first enemy."

His Highness pointed out that “the medical and health cadres have proven to be a national wealth in every country that deserves appreciation and respect, and that we preserve it by strengthening its capabilities, so that it can face the Coronavirus battle with more efficiency, greater determination, and newer tools.”

The Waterfalls initiative targets one million people working in 14 health and humanitarian sectors, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians, members of crisis and disaster management teams, hospital administrators and primary health care, workers in radiology departments, laboratories and medical diagnostics, dentists, nutrition experts, and specialists in oncology, cancer and skin medicine, And all health sector workers, volunteers in humanitarian institutions and field workers in health disaster sites, by providing a program of continuing education from a distance, consisting of lectures, seminars, educational sessions and specialized training workshops, through the "webinar" platform, to ensure the rehabilitation and empowerment of medical and health personnel and help them to continue Learning, given the current conditions.

More than 140 of the most prominent doctors, scientists, experts and health and humanitarian sector specialists around the world participate in the design and development of scientific lectures, educational sessions and training workshops from a distance, as well as 67 scientific, medical and international academic institutions and an accreditation body in the medical field.

The specialized lectures, seminars and educational sessions cover the most vital topics in the various fields of medicine, pharmacy, nutrition, public health, nursing, dentistry and hospital management, in addition to many specialized topics that contribute to supporting the health sector in societies.

Within the Waterfalls platform, those affiliated with the initiative will obtain a training certificate and approved hours from the international scientific and academic bodies participating in the initiative, and they can benefit from it in the scope of their work or in their research, or in the completion of their scientific studies, through continuous education from a distance, without being forced To leave their jobs, leave their work places, or bear any financial burdens, through the initiative link https://waterfalls.ae/ .

A global platform for continuing education and training

The Waterfalls initiative was developed through the Behavioral Rewards Department at the Ministry of the Impossible, in cooperation with the Index Holding Company and the Aqdar Global Summit, which is organized annually in Abu Dhabi and is concerned with supporting and empowering sustainable communities. The global initiative aims to provide continuous education for health sector workers around the world, who represent the first line of defense in the face of the Corona pandemic (Covid-19), in appreciation of their sincere efforts in preserving the safety of societies and the health of their members. This platform, the first of its kind and the largest in terms of the number of beneficiaries, will contribute to enhancing the efficiency of medical personnel, building their capabilities and refining their skills, and supporting the global health sector, as this constitutes a fundamental pillar to support international efforts to confront the emerging coronavirus epidemic, which struck the world in a quarter The first of this year, as the largest pandemic of its kind that humanity has witnessed in 100 years, and resulted in unprecedented health, economic and humanitarian repercussions.


A health and humanitarian sector covered by the initiative, with the participation of 67 international scientific, medical and academic institutions.

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