The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the authority charged with regulation of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi, and His Excellency Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, have been named winners of 13 awards at the 2021 Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards.
DoH has won an array of gold, silver and bronze Stevie Awards for its innovative initiatives and response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Department has won seven gold awards, the highest number of Gold awards on the list of winners, besides winning two silver and four bronze awards.
The initiatives for which DoH has won the Stevie Awards include the Abu Dhabi healthcare quality Index ‘Muashir’, the healthcare programme for senior citizens and individuals with chronic illnesses, the nation-wide awareness campaign against Covid-19, and an artificial intelligence solution for exam delivery.
His Excellency Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi also won two Stevie Awards. He won the gold award for ‘Innovative Management in Government Organizations with 100 or More Employees’ and another for ‘Government Hero of the Year’, in the Covid-19 response category.
I am filled with indescribable pride of the DoH team, who, in cooperation with our partners, were able to make so many achievements that cemented Abu Dhabi's position on the global healthcare map, and reinforced its role within the global efforts to safeguard the health and safety of societiesAbdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi
His Excellency Al Hamed expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation toward the UAE’s wise leadership and to Lieutenant General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, for their continuous support that has enabled the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi to make remarkable achievements in its response to the pandemic, ensure the health and safety of all members of community, and lead by example globally.
His Excellency Al Hamed said: “Abu Dhabi has led by example and attracted the attention of the world with its unique response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am filled with indescribable pride of the DoH team, who, in cooperation with our partners, were able to make so many achievements that cemented Abu Dhabi's position on the global healthcare map, and reinforced its role within the global efforts to safeguard the health and safety of societies. Despite the challenges we faced during the Covid-19 pandemic, our team continued, without halt or rest, to mobilise all efforts to ensure the health and well-being of all members of the community, and prioritised providing them with timely healthcare, preventive and curative services in line with international standards. One of the most prominent examples is the Abu Dhabi Healthcare Quality Index "Muashir", which has won several Gold awards.”
Al Hamed added: “Looking back at last year, it was indeed a difficult and challenging time, but out of adversity comes opportunity. Driven by the ongoing support of our wise leadership, and the dedication and tireless work of the frontline heroes, the DoH’s teams, the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, and all entities in the private and public sector, we were able to overcome this crisis. I dedicate these awards to everyone who has contributed towards the development and progress of Abu Dhabi.”
More than 400 nominations from organisations across the Middle East and North Africa were considered this year in categories such as excellence in innovation in products and services, innovative management, and innovation in corporate websites. Gold, silver, and bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 60 executives around the world acting as judges on six juries.
The Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in 17 nations in the Middle East and North Africa. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for 19 years. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word ‘crowned’, the awards will be presented to winners at a virtual ceremony on 2 June 2021.
Details about the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at http://MENA.Stevieawards.com.