In line with the strategic mission of promoting the health of the individual and society by providing them with comprehensive and distinctive services in a sustainable healthy environment, the UAE Ministry of Health’s Hospital Sector has recently launched ‘Hospitals and Health Clinics Assessment Program.’ The initiative aims to improve the level of healthcare services provided in hospitals and clinics in line with the international standards and best practices.

The Ministry of Environment and Water recently organized a field visit to the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi to get an overview of best practices and procedures in the field of air quality in the UAE.  The team from the Ministry evaluated the joint study carried out by the institute, which monitors air quality via satellite technology. The visit is in line with the Ministry’s initiatives to meet national indicators targeted by UAE Vision 2021 to ensure a sustainable environment.

Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) recently recognized Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) for its significant contributions to the successful third ‘RTA Scientific Research Award’ held at the Authority’s headquarters. As a jury member, Professor Mustafa Hassan, HBMSU’s Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, received the honorary shield during the event’s closing ceremony. The accolade was also in recognition of HBMSU’s role in enriching scientific knowledge and research in the country, instilling a culture of creativity and innovation locally and regionally, and advancing the UAE’s transformation towards becoming one of the world’s most innovative states.

The Ministry of Environment and Water has organized a workshop at the office of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to raise awareness on the set standards being implemented in veterinary facilities related to livestock. The meeting aimed to strengthen the national capacities and enhance the procedures and requirements for the monitoring and evaluation of veterinary facilities. It was also developed to ensure that the relevant laws are being followed in order to enhance and safeguard the country’s bio-security measures.

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, showcased the emirate as a first-class maritime hub and an attractive destination for maritime companies to a global audience during the high-profile London International Shipping Week (LISW) taking place from September 7 to 11, 2015. The delegation shared Dubai’s maritime sector’s competitive edge, significant growth and development, and key opportunities with high-level government and shipping leaders and maritime industry pioneers from around the world.