UAE set for major changes to health sector

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The UAE Cabinet has approved the establishment of a National Public Health Committee and has also restructured the health council.

It’s part of efforts to protect public health and raise the level of preparedness and response to healthcare issues.

The changes were announced during a cabinet meeting, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The new committee will be headed by Abdul Rahman Al Owais, the UAE’s Minister of Health & Prevention with the membership of a number of representatives from the ministry and other concerned authorities.

The committee is tasked with reviewing strategies for protecting public health, supervising the implementation of prevention and immediate response plans, coordinating the roles of the ministry, health authorities, and other concerned authorities in the country.

In addition, the committee will be responsible for setting priorities and proposing mechanisms to support and develop research and studies related to public health.

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