The UAE has worked to position itself as one of the most advanced countries in the world in a number of vital sectors including Information and Communications Technology (ICT), in an effort to establish a comprehensive digital knowledge economy. In light of this, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) took part in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the largest annual gathering of the world’s IT development community. WSIS is a unique global platform designed to facilitate the exchange of best practices and develop collaborative partnerships among organizations including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the United Nations Development Program (UNDP); and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Ali Alajme, the Ministry’s Director of Information Technology, emphasized the importance of the unified national registry program, an initiative launched under the umbrella of the Government Innovation Laboratory, in adherence with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The project aims to improve the healthcare system in line with the strategy launched by MOHAP and UAE Vision 2021.
The event was attended by several international organizations that were also able to gain insights into the Ministry’s most important achievements in the field of IT development, with a focus on patients and their well-being. During the summit, MOHAP also highlighted its achievements and contributions to the UAE’s healthcare system, efforts towards achieving sustainable development, and future plans designed to enhance patient safety. The Ministry is committed to enhancing the UAE’s healthcare system, on par with some of the best in the world.