|22 October, 2017

The Dubai Health Authority and Thumbay Group launch the Annual Health Awards 2018

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA and Mr Thumbay Moideen, President of Thumbay Group signed the MoU to launch the award

The Dubai Health Authority and Thumbay Group launch the Annual Health Awards 2018

Dubai, UAE:- With the aim of acknowledging and appreciating exceptional contributions in the fields of healthcare, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Thumbay Group are joining hands to launch the Annual Health Awards 2018.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami Chairman of the Board and Director General of the DHA and Mr Thumbay Moideen, President of Thumbay Group signed the MoU to launch the award on Sunday.

The Health Awards aims to acknowledge and appreciate exceptional contributions in the fields of healthcare from across the region.

Al Qutami said the award reflects the positive competitiveness of the emirate of Dubai in various fields, including health, which has become a platform for innovation and creativity.

Al Qutami said the award aims to provide an incentive for health institutions in Dubai and those working in it to elevate the level of their performance and provide quality services to develop the health field in Dubai to achieve customer satisfaction.

Al Qutami invited those targeted by the award to take part in it adding that the award is an important indicator to determine the quality of medical services provided.

Mr Thumbay on the other hand commended the efforts of the authority that aim to elevate the level of health services in Dubai. He also emphasized the important role of the authority to encourage investment in the health field and encourage international health institutions to take advantage of Dubai’s facilities.

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For further information, please contact:
Mahmoud Al Ali 
Head of Media
Dubai Health Authority 
myalali@dha.gov.ae
+9714 219 7260

Kamakshi Gupta and Noor Nazzal
Communications Analysts- Media Dept.
Dubai Health Authority 
klgupta@dha.gov.ae 
nnnazzal@dha.gov.ae
+9714
2197455

About the Dubai Health Authority: 
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was created, in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, with an expanded vision to include strategic oversight for the complete health sector in Dubai and enhance private sector engagement. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance is the President of the Dubai Health Authority and His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami is the Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority.

The DHA’s aim in Dubai is to provide an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system, protect public health and improve the quality of life within the Emirate. This is a direct translation of the objectives of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Keeping the strategic plan in mind, the DHA’s mission is to ensure access to health services, maintain and improve the quality of these services, improve the health status of nationals, residents and visitors and oversee a dynamic, efficient and innovative health sector.

In addition to overseeing the health sector for the Emirate of Dubai, the DHA also focuses on providing services through DHA healthcare facilities including hospitals (Latifa, Dubai, Rashid and Hatta), specialty centres (e.g. the Dubai Diabetes Center) and DHA primary health centres spread throughout the Emirate of Dubai.

The main pillars of service delivery at DHA health facilities are quality, efficiency, patients and staff.  It is our aim to maintain and improve the quality and efficiency of DHA health services. An important aspect of the service delivery strategy is to focus on patients, their needs and satisfaction as well as attract, retain, nurture and support outstanding staff.

Prior to the establishment of the DHA, the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS), which was established in 1973, was the functioning authority that almost exclusively focused on health service delivery.

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