DUBAI, 15th December, 2022 (WAM) — Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), received a high-level delegation from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF).
The delegation was headed by Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of MBRF, and included renowned scientist Dr. Zhang Yongzhen, who is a recipient of the 7th Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award.
Al Ketbi congratulated Dr. Yongzhen on his groundbreaking research which was published in 2020 and highlighted that the DHA pays great emphasis to support scientific research across all medical fields.
Al Ketbi said that DHA provides an environment that stimulates creativity, innovation, and fosters scientific and clinical research to contribute to the sustainability and improvement of health outcomes.
He added that promoting and fostering scientific research also helps raise the level and readiness of the health sector in the emirate to keep pace with rapidly changing global developments in the medical field.
Al Ketbi stressed that DHA is honoured and pleased to cooperate with Dr. Yongzhen in the field of scientific research, which is a fundamental pillar for the development and sustainability of health services, pointing to the authority’s keenness to collaborate with successful international expertise with an aim to exchange knowledge and further develop the academic and scientific research in the field of medicine and health sciences, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and as per the directions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
During the meeting, Al Ketbi praised the great efforts made by MBRF, highlighting its pioneering role in advancing the process of knowledge and scientific research in the emirate, and emphasising its qualitative knowledge contributions that support sustainable development.
For his part, Jamal bin Huwaireb underscored the role of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award that recognises exceptional regional and global contributions in the field of knowledge dissemination.
He said the award aims to translate the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in advancing knowledge, innovation and honouring the achievements of intellectuals, scholars and scientists in the UAE, the region and the world.