DHA and DSC Signs MoU on Capacity Building and Conducting Researches and Studies
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has recently documented its strategic partnership with the Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) through signing a strategic MoU to further expand the level of cooperation between them. The MoU aims to achieve the optimal cooperation in statistical data processing of the health system in Dubai, to share experiences, skills, knowledge and capacity building of the two parties, to conduct the relevant specialized health surveys and joint studies and researches on the inputs and outputs of Dubai health system.
During a joint enlarged meeting held at the DSC premises, H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of DHA, Arif Obaid Al Muhairi, Executive Director of DSC, signed the MoU in the presence of executive directors and officials from both sides.
H.E. Al Qutami expressed his deepest appreciation for the great role played by DSC and its outstanding contribution to Dubai’s achievements. “DSC has succeeded in providing clear visions for various sectors through surveys, studies and researches carried out with high efficiency exploiting top-notch technologies through a team of experts and professionals.”
He also hailed the fruitful partnership and cooperation between DHA and DSC with regard to conducting the health surveys. He stressed that the signed MoU will further foster the relationship between the two entities and opening new horizons for implementing joint initiatives that serve Dubai, its strategic objectives and the its society’s interest.
Arif Obaid Al Muhairi, Executive Director of DSC, took the opportunity to hail DHA efforts that led to concluding the MoU which marks the significant level of strategic partnership between DSC and DHA. “Our partnership is an ideal institutional and strategic one considering the incessant joint initiatives, cooperation and efforts paid for sharing data. We have conducted numerous quality initiatives in health statistics in cooperation with DHA, such as statistical linking initiative between DSC, DHA, hospitals, clinics and health facilities in the private sector and the Dubai Health Survey conducted periodically. The latter is looked at as the main source of statistical information on which the health policies and plans of the Authority are based.”
Al Muhairi praised DHA’ keenness to develop their plans based on modern scientific foundations relying heavily on the statistical information that will guide policies and plans in the right direction.
He pointed out that DSC would spare no efforts in furnishing innovative initiatives that exploit the data science and artificial intelligence to support health statistics. He also highly hailed the directives of H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the DHA Board of Directors, to DHA taskforces to intensify levels of cooperation with DSC along with the constant development of health sector statistics for its strategic importance in the processes of planning, decision-making and measuring performance.
During the meeting, DSC’s officials reviewed with the visiting delegation the package of initiatives implemented by DSC, future plans and priority surveys conducted in Dubai, in particular the health surveys carried out in partnership with DHA.
H.E. Dr. Humaid Al Qutami laid emphasis on the fact that data and information have been and will continue to be the main source of support for decision-making. “DHA attaches great importance to this aspect not only for the purpose of setting up plans and executing projects and initiatives, but also for shaping the future and scrutinizing all potentials.”
“Definitely, surveys and field studies play an important role in the development of the health sector considering the changing aspects of this sector and being affected by all the changes, developments and global medical challenges taking place in the health arena. Additionally, they are important as they are linked directly to the health and lives of people. Each indicator or result is a strong indication of the efficiency of health institutions, level of services provided, trends in the map of international diseases and other issues that necessitate keeping pace rapid changes through conducting health surveys and studies.”
By the end of the meeting, Arif Al Muhairi accompanied by H.E. Humaid Al Qutami along with the delegate members toured the facilities of DSC. They were briefed on the tasks and mission of each department and their work mechanism and they were also given a briefing on the DSC’s 10-year strategy.