Dubai, UAE: – Emirates Health Services (EHS) and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) join forces to exchange expertise and promote collaboration in scientific research and innovation, in line with the two parties’ common goals and strategies.

The two entities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress (Arab Health 2023), which officially commenced at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The MoU was signed in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al-Olama, Chairman of the Board of Directors at EHS, where H.E. Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al-Serkal, Director-General of EHS, and H.E. Dr. Mansour Al Awar, Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, signed the MoU, with senior officials from both parties present.

His Excellency Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al-Serkal explained that the MoU is part of EHS’ strategy to strengthen strategic partnerships and benefit from the significant events by cooperating with relevant entities, which provides an opportunity to exchange experiences, build capabilities, and upskill human capital in this vital sector. H.E. noted that developing work tools and continuing to make achievements can only be accomplished through concerted efforts and integration of roles between various stakeholders, which consolidates EHS’ endeavours to enhance the efficiency of its team, upgrade its services, and abide by international best practices. This, in turn, is in line with the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 Plan and the ‘We the UAE 2031’ national vision.

H.E. Al-Serkal added that signing MoUs and collaboration agreements is among the key efforts EHS has made on its journey towards developing the skills and competence of personnel. These agreements allow for the creation of an environment of constructive cooperation between various parties to achieve the goals of sustainable health development and implement the highest scientific standards aimed at developing healthcare services.

For his part, H.E. Dr. Mansour Al Awar said: “We are pleased to conclude the MOU with Emirates Health Services and to develop prospects of cooperation and channels for exchanging knowledge and experiences between the two parties. Our cooperation embodies our joint commitment to employing innovation and scientific research to empower professionals and develop academic and professional capabilities, in an effort to enhance the efficiency of work systems and the quality of operations. At Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, we will continue to develop our partnerships with leading entities and institutions, especially within the vital sectors, to share experiences and knowledge, and make academic and training programmes available on a larger scale to empower a new generation of experts and be prepared for the challenges ahead.”

The Memorandum of Understanding aims to provide training and enhance the capabilities of professionals in the field, facilitating their enrolment in academic and professional development programmes. The two parties agree to organise joint conferences, seminars, and events in various fields of scientific research and innovation, exchanging visits and experiences.