Dubai, 18th January 2020: For the fourth consecutive year, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, represented by its Training & Development Center received the Silver Award from the American Heart Association following the Center's success in providing simulation-based life-support training programs for basic and advanced CPR and children's recovery in accordance with the highest international standards.
The achievement comes as part of MoHAP's vigorous efforts to enhance Continuing Medical Education (CME) offerings and provided outstanding healthcare services for society happiness and support the sustainable development strategy, and to improve the outcomes of the national indicator of cardiovascular disease mortality rates, in line with MoHAP's strategy to provide comprehensive, integrated, and innovative healthcare services.
Training Systems Aligned with Future Changes
Congratulating the Center's management and staff on this new achievement, HE Awad Al-Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary of MoHAP's Support Services Sector, pointed out that MoHAP is very keen on strengthening its health competencies and boosting the culture of innovation in the institutional work environment, by providing world-class training services, building smart learning systems that keep pace with future changes, and entering into effective local and global partnerships to reinforce the UAE's health system.
“MoHAP has managed to deliver the internationally accredited and distinguish health training programs, which contributes to raising the efficiency and quality of performance of medical and technical personnel, by relying on advanced infrastructure and training and operation techniques. This would help promote our health services and encourage health research and studies, so as to achieve the sustainable development process in accordance with MoHAP's strategic plan,” added Al-Ketbi.
An Impetus to More Achievements
Saqr Al-Hemeiri, Director of the Training & Development Center, said: “Obtaining the award for the fourth consecutive year motivates us to exert further effort and work to implement excellent and quality standards and to continue providing internationally accredited training programs. This would help reinforce the Center's status as a pioneering one in the region, especially in providing life-support programs in accordance with the latest scientific practices to elevate the trainees' competence and improve the community health.”
Al-Hemeiri shed light on the courses offered by the center in cooperation with the American Heart Association including basic cardiac resuscitation, advanced adult cardiac resuscitation, advanced pediatric resuscitation, as well as courses in cooperation with the European Resuscitation Council, including neonatal resuscitation and advanced trauma treatment.
“The Training & Development Center has succeeded in providing 675 simulation-based training courses, where the number of trainees reached 4993. The Center is also organizing an annual conference on cardiac resuscitation in February, with the participation of an elite of cardiologists to exchange experiences with consultants specialized in the field of cardiac resuscitation in the region and the world,”
He added that the American Heart Association is a prominent global not for profit health organization dedicated to fighting cardiovascular diseases, through education and training for life support programs, to make a positive difference in people's daily lives.
Enterprise Agility Awards 2019
On the other hand, Al-Hemeiri pointed out that the Training and Development Center had recently won the Middle East Enterprise Agility Awards 2019 in the field of human development during the Entrepreneur Middle East 2019 Awards Ceremony, presented by du, and with the support of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dubai Startup Support Center, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City. Where creative and distinguished individuals and companies with prominent contributions in the field of business in the MENA region were honored and recognized.