Dubai: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, represented by the Health Statistics and Research Center, has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The British University in Dubai, BUiD, to enhance cooperation in conducting health statistical researches, exchanging experiences and research in health and data field, and developing cooperation framework in data science and informatics field.
The MoU was signed at the BUiD headquarters by Alya Zaid Harbi, Director of the Health Statistics and Research Center, and Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi, Vice-Chancellor, BUiD, in the presence of a number of concerned employees from both sides
Advancing Health Research
Speaking on the significance of the agreement, Alya Zaid Harbi said: “The MoU is constituting an important platform for cooperation in the health research field to provide health-related data. This would help plan and enact health policies and ease access to the latest indicators and smart analytical tools for the early detection and prevention of diseases in accordance with the highest levels of transparency and reliability, thus achieving MoHAP’s strategy in terms of fostering individual and society health, and providing holistic and distinctive services in a sustainable healthy environment.”
She added: “Stepping up health researches and elevating their efficiency are among MoHAP’s priorities, where the outcomes of health research are forming an essential scientific reference in adopting effective policies against diseases and ways of treatment and prevention. That’s why, MoHAP was has been keen to cooperate with the academic institutions specializing in preparing researches and studies to exchange medical studies and scientific experiences, thereby developing health services and enhancing the country’s health level.”
In conclusion, the Director of the Health Statistics and Research Center emphasized the importance of data science and its impact on the UAE society, which explains our partnership with BUiD to leverage data-related new sciences and informatics to make knowledge-based decisions.
Developing Partnership in Health Research
Commending MoHAP’s vital role in fostering society health and providing outstanding health services, Prof. Abdullah Alshamsi said: “The agreement will contribute to achieving the mutual interest of both parties, by developing partnership in health researches, training, and consultations, engaging in conducting several studies, academic researches, surveys, and statistics, which help decision-makers come up with sustainable solutions to health issues. Also, the MoU would help enhance the exchange of experiences and the development of research work as per the best international practices.”
Provision of Health-Related Statistical Data
The agreement featured conducting health science research to provide health-related statistical data, taking part in conferences organized by both sides, providing the support for MoHAP’s research committees with respect to health sciences, and training the staff of the Health Statistics and Research Center in research methodology and methods of carrying out vital statistics.
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