“Nafis” expands the scope of qualifying national cadres to work in the health care sector in the country

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The “Nafis” initiative, which aims to enhance the participation of Emiratis in the workforce in the private sector, signed this morning five memoranda of understanding with educational institutions in the country to expand the scope of citizens’ participation in the health care sector within the “Health Program” initiative, which was opened for registration to join in The end of last July, while the registration method and all details related to joining the mentioned programs will be announced at a later time.

So far, the “Health Program” has received 3,721 applications from Emirati students through Fatima College of Health Sciences, Higher Colleges of Technology, and Fujairah University, in addition to the University of Sharjah and Ajman, Gulf Medical University, and Ras Al Khaimah University of Medicine and Health Sciences, where 1,621 of them have been accepted, while Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria will be included in a development program linked to the initiative.

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According to the memorandums of understanding, Nafes will work closely with the five educational institutions, namely Higher Colleges of Technology, University of Sharjah, Ajman University, Gulf Medical University and Ras Al Khaimah University of Medicine and Health Sciences to offer paid scholarships, in addition to providing specialized trainers, laboratories and workshops to hone students’ skills and enhance their efficiency. and provide the necessary qualification.

The academic programs included in the “health program” will include the health assistant program for high school graduates, the diploma/higher diploma in emergency medicine, and the bachelor’s program in nursing, in addition to a number of other approved professional and specialized health and auxiliary health programs that will be offered in the future with the aim of enhancing the opportunities for citizens to enter this field. vital sector.

The Secretary-General of the Emirati Competitiveness Council, Ghannam Al Mazrouei, said: “The UAE is keen to develop and strengthen the national health care system to meet the requirements and needs of its people. To the primary source for the upbringing of a qualified national cadre in this field, which is the academic institutions that provide curricula and training programs specialized in health care, which constitutes an important step to support the ambitious health care plans in the country.

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Al Mazrouei pointed out that Nafes’ partnership with educational institutions “is in line with the vision of the wise leadership to enhance cooperation between all government and private agencies and support the implementation of Nafes’ initiatives and programs,” stressing that “NAFES” will work to provide the necessary budget to cover the expenses of the qualification and study programs it provides. Educational institutions for Emirati students in the field of healthcare.

While the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for Emiratisation Affairs, Saif Ahmed Al Suwaidi, said: “The importance of the healthcare sector has increased significantly over the past few years, especially in light of the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, during which the healthcare team has emerged as an essential part of the first line of defense in We have also witnessed a significant increase in the numbers of those belonging to the health care and nursing sector as a result of the unlimited support that this sector receives from the UAE government.”

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He added, “In appreciation of the government’s efforts in developing the health care sector, one of our top priorities is to increase the participation of UAE citizens in the field of health care, enhance their capabilities, and enable them to obtain all the qualifications and skills they need.”

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