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The Emirates Medical Association (EMA) of United Arab Emirates (UAE) has declared its historical foundation day on “9th May” of every year to be observed as the “Emirates Medical Day” as a date for honoring the entire UAE Emirates Medical Professionals and healthcare workers and recognize their contribution to the healthcare system in UAE. This has been decided and approved by the Ministerial Development Council decree on 20th June 2021. The announcement came into effect in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development (MOCD), Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHaP), Health Authorities (HA), and other Health Entities in UAE. All media, institutions, sports, and banks are in support of this recognition.
The Importance of the “Emirates Medical Day”
This milestone for the EMA would have never been accomplished without the unlimited support, auspices and encouragement from our distinctive leaders of the UAE government, the health authorities, the entire Emirates medical professionals and our beloved UAE community.
The celebration (from 3rd to 9th May 2022) was systematized by the EMA in cooperation with the MOCD and with the support of the MoHAP, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Department of Health (DoH) – Abu Dhabi, Emirates Health Services (EHS), Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, Burjeel Group, and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The importance of the day stands for the delivered EMA message, the outreach celebration (malls), the support of the media, institutions, banks, sports personnel and many public sectors. We are proud of such an immense collaboration from all sectors in the UAE society.
The Milestone of the “Emirates Medical Day”
The milestone of the “Emirates Medical Day” (as the first of its kind) is projected to be a thanking letter from the country’s residents to the entire healthcare workers for their esteemed efforts in promoting the best community health and better quality of life. The EMA has acknowledged the esteemed efforts, endeavors and dedication of all UAE medical professionals to enforce and preserve public health, quality of life, happiness, and a prosperous health future in our UAE society.
The Theme of the Initiative “The UAE Appreciates You”
EMA shares with all UAE health authorities, stakeholders and partners the words of honor and is proud of the selfless healers behind the scenes “the healthcare workers” who have devoted and strived throughout the healthcare facilities and inspired by their remarkable efforts to our healthcare system before, during and post-pandemic COVID-19.
The EMA expresses its appreciation, gratitude and indebtedness for our HEROS across the country (the white coat healers), who stayed attentive to the country’s healthcare plans, and strategic health movement for our community’s best health at different levels.
EMA “The UAE appreciates you” sends the word of sentiment to each healthcare worker who has inspired positive emotions, and boosted happiness, self-esteem, and psychological well-being in our community.
On behalf of the editorial team of NEMJ, we applaud the achievements of EMA management, the staff of EMA, the public, and the entire stakeholders for their dedication to make “The UAE appreciates you” as the day for all UAE community.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Dr. Abdulla Shehab is the Editor-in-Chief and Dr. Asim Ahmed Elnour is the Associate Editor of the New Emirates Medical Journal.
Abdullah Shehab Emirates Cardiac Society Emirates Medical Association Dubai (United Arab Emirates) Biography
Biography of Abdullah Shehab
Dr. Abdullah Shehab has 22 years of experience in Internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology and medical education. Currently, he serves as the General Secretary of Emirates Cardiac Society and Vice President of Gulf Intervention Society. He is a Fellow of royal college of physicians UK, American college of physician, European society of cardiology, American college of cardiology, American society of cardiac intervention and fellow of the American heart association. Professor Shehab is the Chief Editor of Emirates Medical Journal and also serves as Editor in many other regional and international journals. Dr. Shehab has published 149 paper in Medline. His research interest includes: Heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Dyslipidaemia, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Cardiac intervention, Cardiac imaging, Screening for cardiac disease in sport players, cardiovascular disease in pregnancy.