Minister of Tolerance in the UAE and Honorary President of the UAE Genetic Diseases Association HE Shaikh Nehyan bin Mubarak Al Nehyan honoured the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) for winning the best leading research institution in innovation.
The Minister handed over the award to AGU President Dr. Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al Ohaly, in the presence of ministers, ambassadors and reputed international scientists, doctors and health researchers, who attended the special ceremony that was held in Etihad Museum in Dubai. In the ceremony, Shaikh Nehyan explained that the award is given to leading personalities and institutions in the field of health on local and international levels, adding that the winners have leadership characteristics and remarkable impact on the health service field. On his part, Dr. Al Ohaly expressed his pride of winning the award, at the same time he thanked Shaikh Nehyan and the strategic partners and organisers for awarding leading individuals and institutions that had a positive impact on the field of healthcare across the world.
Dr. Al Ohaly said AGU spared no effort in presenting innovative graduate studies programmes such as micromedicine, personal medicine, innovation programmes, technical and environmental management, biotechnology, gifted care, learning difficulties and many other leading innovative programmes. The award adds to a list of similar achievements accomplished by the university recently; including winning the Hamdan Bin Rashid Award for the best college of medicine in the Arab World and the ratification of the bachelor degree in medicine by the Medical Board of California, in addition to several other achievements.
Dr. Al Ohaly affirmed that this honouring forms an additional responsibility and encouragement for the awardees to continue their efforts in giving, excelling and innovating in the medical field. It’s noteworthy that AGU was chosen within a lineup of winning Arab and international health organisations in the first edition of the Global Health Pioneer Awards 2019, organised by UAE Genetics Disease Association and Arab Health, in partnership with Italy’s leading private hospital group; Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato (GSD).
Other awardees included the National Health Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dubai Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) of France, Davita Inc. of the US and other internationally renowned public and private health establishments.