New Dubai initiative to enhance medical and educational sectors

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has announced the establishment of a new entity to support scientific research and enhance the medical and educational sectors.

In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed has issued Law No. (13) of 2023 instituting the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Establishment for Medical and Educational Sciences.

He also issued a decree appointing Sheikh Rashid bin Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum as the President of the organisation.

The new establishment seeks to bolster government and community efforts to enhance the medical and educational sectors.

It also aims to promote and supporting scientific research and enable those leading such initiatives.

The establishment is tasked with driving excellence and innovation through scholarships, besides designing and managing advanced laboratories, and forging local and international partnerships to further its objectives.

Instituting local, regional and international awards is also part of its mandate, and so is honouring individuals and institutions showing a readiness to assume volunteering responsibilities by providing medical or educational services amid natural disasters, wars, pandemics, famines and other crises.

The organisation's Board of Trustees will be chaired by Humaid Mohammed Al Qutami, while Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Muhairi will be the Vice Chairman of the Board.

Members of the Board include Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Dr. Khalifa Ali Al Suwaidi, Dr. Ahmed Eid Al Mansouri, Dr. Suleiman Muhammad Al Hammadi, Issa Al Haj Khadem Al Maidoor and Abdulla Saeed Belyoahah, in addition to the CEO of the establishment.

As per the law, all duties and responsibilities of the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and the Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance will come under the new establishment.

All assets and employees, including their financial outlay will also be transferred to the newly formed entity.

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