23 July 2018
Prof. Hamid M. K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, and Dr. Salah Taher, Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, welcomed a delegation from Sharjah Health Education Department to explore areas of cooperation to spread health awareness for the local and regional communities. The delegation included Dr. Ayoub Al Jawadleh, Regional Nutrition Advisor – World Health Organization Regional Office; Iman Rashid Saif, Director of the Health Education Department at the Supreme Council of Family Affairs; and Mahra Alkitbi, Director of Knowledge and Performance Management Division at the Department. During the meeting, the parties discussed the possibility for establishing a framework of cooperation in community health development through the University's sharing of research, statistics, resources as well as participating in local and regional health-related conferences and forums.
Prof. Al Naimiy stressed that the University of Sharjah continuously seeks to strengthen cooperation with local and regional entities in the scientific, research, and health awareness fields in order to serve the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE. He added, that this is following the vision and directions of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and President of University of Sharjah, of involving students in scientific research and health initiatives in the country. This is considering the University has the largest and most comprehensive medical campus with state-of-the-art technologies and distinguished programs in the region as well as Mobile Clinics available for serving the community, and institutions and research groups such as the Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences. The University's research groups, he continued, work on research projects with accredited international institutions and universities such as Lübeck University in Germany, which offers the UoS students double degrees from both universities.
For his part, Dr. Ayoub Al Jawadleh addressed the significance of facts-based scientific research in applying the international health standards for which the University of Sharjah stands out as the primary destination in the region in terms of its medical facilities and institutions. This, he continued, makes it suitable for achieving the vision of the World Health Organization of establishing Sharjah as a platform for health education in the region.