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Projects and Initiatives

Most prominent initiatives and projects

Heart Experts Programme

The program is under the operational plan initiatives aims to achieve the National Indicators for the reduction of mortality due to cardiovascular disease, by selecting groups of students to serve as awareness ambassadors for cardiovascular health in their schools, neighborhood and the local community to disseminate and promote concepts and practices supporting cardiovascular health. ​​​

MA’KOM Initiative

MA’KOM Initiative aimed at encouraging the Emirati society to exercise physical activities by adopting a simple healthy life style. ​​

Student Growth Record Initiative

Student Growth Record in its first phase will support the national program to combat obesity in children and adolescents. It will highlight cases of obesity annually among school children between the ages of five and 17 and provide information on the dietary habits and level of physical activity of every child. ​​

Healthy and Positive Work Environment initiative

Within the National Happiness and Positivity programme, 2018, the initiative aims to provide public employees with the right information and skills to help establish healthy habits and change their perceptions, while building a work environment that is supportive of a healthy lifestyle. ​​

Travelers Health Clinic initiative

In line with the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Prevention to promote a healthy community through providing comprehensive and innovative healthcare services at par with global standards to become a role model in the field, the Ministry has launched the Travelers Health Clinic Initiative in several preventive medicine centers in order to assess the health risks associated with traveling and the health status of travelers. In addition, the initiative intends to carry out important medical tests, and identify the types of vaccinations that may be required depending on the destination, as well as provide a health information card containing basic traveler's profile and medical records. ​​

Naselkom initiative

Based on the keenness of the Ministry of Health and Prevention to keep pace with the developments in the healthcare sector and to access innovative treatment methods within the framework of the Ministry's comprehensive plan to incorporate 100% artificial intelligence (AI) into medical services, the ministry has launched the " Naselkom " initiative. It aims to develop the services and treatment of rheumatic and arthritic diseases using the telemedicine system where primary care physician and patients have a remote specialist between specialized and community hospitals. This procedure is an important step in providing treatment as quickly as possible and helps in closely monitoring the patient according to the therapeutic plan, thus contributing to alleviating complications resulting from these diseases. ​​

Ownak Initiative

In line with the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s (MOHAP) efforts to provide quality health services to ensure the welfare of the elderly; to promote their integration into the society; and to gain insights from their experiences, the Ministry’s Hospital Sector has launched the Ownak Initiative. The initiative aims to develop preventive, curative and promotional services for the elderly across the Ministry’s facilities. This is aimed at facilitating and expediting the delivery of health services to older individuals in all facilities of the Ministry, thereby ensuring their access to integrated health care. ​​

National Health Survey Campaign

The National Health Survey aims to strengthen the country’s health database through the collection of reliable field data on the current health situation in the UAE, which will help in the development of policies and strategies designed to improve the quality of healthcare services based on key health indicators.

Help Me Hear Initiative

The Help Me Hear initiative aims to assist non-citizens and low-income hearing-impaired children by carrying out cochlear planting operations in line with the framework of the Ministry's initiatives in celebration of the ‘Year of Zayed 2018.'

Art for Health competition

‘Art for Health’ competition is another innovative way to raise health awareness and encourage the youth to support, get involved in, and make a difference in the Ministry’s efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Restaurant Initiative

An awareness-raising initiative aimed at encouraging restaurant owners to provide health options for individuals, thereby contributing to the health of members of society.​

Giving Clinics ​

Starting from March 19, 2017, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention will provide free medical consultations as well as develop a treatment plan for all patients during the night shift in nearly 20 major hospitals affiliated to the Ministry. The year-long drives fall within the framework of 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’ 2017 initiative.


The National Periodic Health and Cancer Screening initiatives to focus on reducing the prevalence of other non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease (CVD) and osteoporosis, in the UAE.

Mobile Healthcare Initiative Enaya

It aims to provide primary and secondary healthcare services to elderly citizens and residents in remote areas either through Home Health Care service or specialized Mobile Health Clinics. Nearly, 3,000 people have benefitted from this campaign since its launch 3 years ago.

Smart Patient Portal

It is an online portal where a user can access his/her medical records; view laboratory tests, radiology reports, and other related documents; check schedule for medicines and vaccinations; verify health problems and allergies; and book, cancel or change upcoming appointments. This service is accessible through apps on any smart device, including phones, tablets and desktops.

National Initiative to Boost Attractiveness of Nursing Profession

The initiative, in coordination with partners from educational authorities, healthcare agencies, and media organizations, aims to attract qualified Emirati nursing staff. It is working on three axes of stimulation, media awareness, and rehabilitation and education, to make the nursing profession more attractive to work in terms of career advancement and boosting performance. The initiative includes Academic Advising Program to entice high school students towards nursing by making them aware of academic programs, features and incentives of the profession, and offering scholarships for undergraduate.

Unified National Medical Record Initiative

This initiative aims to develop a unified database of patients that will help secure key details of each patient’s medical records, improve health care, and ensure wider patient engagement in accordance with the highest international standards and best practices. The implementation of this initiative is divided into three phases; namely, linking government authorities, followed by that of private hospital and outpatients.

Initiative to Raise Awareness About Healthy Lifestyle

It aims to increase community awareness about the importance of physical activity, healthy food, and abstaining from tobacco. It aims to boost community’s capability to adopt healthy lifestyles, create a supportive healthcare environment, and encourage involvement of local communities and civil society organizations in the promotion of health awareness programs. ​​​​

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