Mar 14 2012

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Health Authority- Abu Dhabi (HAAD) sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutual recognition of medical licenses of healthcare practitioners

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Health Authority- Abu Dhabi (HAAD) sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for mutual recognition of medical licenses of healthcare practitioners
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 14 March, 2012: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Health Authority -Abu Dhabi ( HAAD ) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which aims at mutual recognition of medical licences and unification of licensure procedures for healthcare practitioners working in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and H.E. Eng. Zaid Daoud Al Siksek, Chief Executive Office(CEO) of the Health Authority - Abu Dhabi , signed the contract today at the DHA headquarters.

Al Murooshid said, "The move will significantly benefit the health sector in the UAE as healthcare practitioners who work in Abu Dhabi can now easily apply for a license to practise in Dubai and vice versa. This can be done through a simple registration process. They will be exempt from primary source verification and assessment, which makes the procedure less time consuming and hassle free and facilities movement of healthcare professionals across both the Emirates."

The CEO of the Health Authority Abu Dhabi HE Zaid Al Siksek said that signing the MOU between HAAD and DHA aims at improving the cooperation between the two entities and enhances benefits to the Emiratis in general and the health care professionals and the local community in particular.

He added: "This MOU would raise the level of healthcare professionals' performance through exchanging experiences, programs and the best working mechanisms used in both Authorities."

Dr Ramadan Ibrahim, Director of DHA Health Regulation said that the collaboration will provide an incentive for specialists who are working in either of the Emirates to work in the other Emirate, due to the simplification of procedures. " This collaboration is a step in the right direction as it provides healthcare professionals with great convenience to practise in both the Emirates. This is especially beneficial for highly qualified specialists who would like to extend their services to the population living in both the Emirates."

Dr Ibrahim said presently there are 18,000 licensed professionals in the private and government health sector in Dubai.

Senior health officials from DHA present during the signing ceremony included Dr Laila Al Jassmi, CEO of Health Policy and Strategy Sector at the DHA, Dr Amer Mohammad Sharif, Director of Healthcare Operations, Hospital Services Sector and Dr Marwan Akhund, Assistant Director of DHA Health Regulation Department and senior officials from HAAD included Dr Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi, Director of Corporate Communication and Customer Service, Dr Hatem Faraj Al Ameri, Manager, Health Professional Licensing and Dr. Mohammed Bader Al Seiari, Director, Health System Compliance

For further information, please contact :
Heba Al Shaar
Director of Institutional Marketing and Communications
Dubai Health Authority
009714 2197455

Rami Mohammad Adwan,
Media Specialist, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi
971 2 4913 318,

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