H.E Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, witnessed the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC) and “Khalifa University of Science Technology” that is made to identify better ways for both parties to work together in various public health aspects.

The agreement was signed by H.E Matar Saeed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC), and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of the Khalifa University of Science Technology. The agreement was signed in the presence of representatives of both parties.

This MoU acts as a documentation of the joint strategic cooperation between ADPHC and the University. Khalifa University is a research-based educational institution that seeks to graduate Emirati leaders and critical thinkers in applied sciences and engineering field, while stimulating the growth of the fast-evolving knowledge economy in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

Under the agreement, both partners shall cooperate in producing academic programs and research results made by the research team, members of the academic staff and scientists in the public health field.

H.E Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, commended this agreement and said: “Thanks to its distinguished and advanced academic and research programs, Khalifa University is highly placed among the leading educational institutions on both regional and global levels. In our pursuit to play a leading role in the world Public Health (through the efforts of Abu Dhabi Public Health Center “ADPHC”), we signed this agreement to add a new momentum to the field of knowledge and research. This leaping step will serve the interests of the Emirate and the UAE as a whole”.

For his part, H.E Matar Saeed Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC), said: “Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC) is pleased to cooperate with Khalifa University to ensure the implementation of strategic cooperation and information interchange in a way that creates a synergy and a collaborative partnership between both partners. Through this MoU, we have defined the major areas, disciplines and topics of special or common interest through which we can exchange activities in the fields of teaching, learning and research productively."

His Excellency added: "Cooperation in joint activities will contribute to the advancement of research and innovation processes that will benefit both the country and the region.”

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of Khalifa University of Science and Technology, said: "We are delighted to partner with ADPHC; one of the country’s leading government entities regarding research and awareness efforts amid the ongoing pandemic. We believe in the importance of strategic cooperation among entities to ensure a healthy future of our country.”

Both parties have agreed on cooperating in multiple projects aimed at supporting the UAE's vision, including public health, infrastructure, and research cooperation. That is to be done by providing supervision and guidance for the development and application of relevant standards in research methodologies and protocols to help ADPHC enhance its position as a strong regional research institution in public health, health, intelligence, and health informatics fields. In addition to education and training in the field of public health, organizational development, and cooperation in various activities related to capacity building.

This agreement embodies ADPHC efforts to continue exchanging experiences and knowledge with its partners, in order to ensure the continued consolidation of the foundations of public health among members of Abu Dhabi community.

It is worth noting that ADPHC, through this cooperation, seeks to continue working alongside its growing tasks, which calls for more cooperation in various fields between the two parties in the future.