Abu Dhabi Health Services Company secures two awards at the 39th Arab Health Congress 2014

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Published February 2nd, 2014 - 07:01 GMT

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) won two prestigious awards yesterday at the 39th Arab Health Congress 2014, emphasising their contribution to the development of global health standards in the UAE.

Being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 27 – 30 January, SEHA won the award for surgical expertise and another for excellence in medical education. 

A SEHA subsidiary, Mafraq Hospital’s Dr. Khalid Ibrahim Abu won the surgical expertise award for eye surgery. He is also responsible for introducing innovative new procedures at the hospital, such as new techniques in operations conducted on the eye’s tear ducts. 

SEHA subsidiaries Al Ain and Tawam Hospitals’ Director of Shared Services for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dr. Saad Asuad, won the award for Individual Participation of Excellence in Healthcare. With 14 years of experience in organising healthcare conferences, Dr. Asuad has facilitated the exchange of ideas and solutions across the medical industry through the forums.   

Commenting on the wins, SEHA Executive Director Mr. Rashid Al Qubaisi said, “The healthcare sector in the UAE has rapidly advanced to global standards, which could not have been achieved without the continuing support and wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.”

He added: “These awards not only honour SEHA, but all its partners, and in particular the teams at SEHA who are dedicated to their work. The awards will contribute to stimulating new enterprises and encourage professionals in this vital sector to improve the services provided to patients.” 

Additionally, three SEHA medical facilities were shortlisted for their vital contributions to the region’s healthcare industry. The 39th Arab Health Conference has been instrumental in reflecting SEHA’s significant contributions to Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s healthcare sectors. 

Background Information

Department of Health - Abu Dhabi

Department of Health -Abu Dhabi is the regulative body of the Healthcare Sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ensures excellence in Healthcare for the community by monitoring the health status of the population.

DoH defines the strategy for the health system, monitors and analyses the health status of the population and performance of the system.

In addition DoH shapes the regulatory framework for the health system, inspects against regulations, enforce standards, and encourages adoption of world – class best practices and performance targets by all healthcare service providers in the Emirate.

DoH also drives programs to increase awareness and adoption of healthy living standards among the residents of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in addition to regulating scope of services, premiums and reimbursement rates of the health system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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