Formation of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Academic Health Corporation headed by Ahmed bin Saeed and Mansour bin Mohammed as Vice President

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, issued Decree No. (39) of 2021 to form the Board of Directors of the Dubai Academic Health Corporation, headed by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President.

The decree stipulated that the Board of Directors shall include in its membership: the Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, Dr. Raja Easa Al Gurg, Abdullah Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Dr. Amer Ahmed Sharif, Prof. Dr. Alawi Sheikh Ali, Professor Ian Andrew Jarir, Muhammad Hassan Al Shehhi and Walid Saeed Al-Awadi, in addition to the Executive Director of the Dubai Academic Health Corporation, provided that the decree is effective from the date of its issuance, and is published in the Official Gazette.

 It is noteworthy that the "Dubai Academic Health Corporation" was established based on Law No. 13 of 2021 and seeks to achieve a set of important goals, the most prominent of which is the improvement of health services in Dubai, through an academic health system, that ensures integration between health care, medical education and scientific research, and raises the level of efficiency and quality. Provided health services and their accessibility in accordance with the best international standards and practices, and enhance the sustainability of health sector services in the emirate, in order to achieve the outcomes of the health system, and contribute to supporting Dubai’s leadership in academic education and scientific research in the fields of medicine and health sciences, in a way that supports the knowledge economy.

The Foundation also aims to develop, attract and retain medical and research capabilities, promote Emiratisation in various fields of the health sector, and provide a supportive environment for carrying out scientific and clinical research, which advances the health outcomes of individuals and society, as well as contributing to raising the level of readiness and competitiveness of the Emirate in the health sector, by supporting and developing Health care and means of prevention and treatment of diseases and epidemics in accordance with the latest health systems, and strengthening the emirate’s position as a global medical and health center, a destination for health and treatment tourism, and a leading destination in the field of medical education, research and scientific innovation.

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