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DEWA and MBRSG launch report entitled ‘Women Leaders in the Era of Challenges’

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DUBAI, 11th December, 2021 (WAM) — Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Women’s Committee and the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Governance (MBRSG) have launched a report entitled ‘Women Leaders in The Era of Challenges’, to highlight women leadership and their vital role in social and economic development.

The report, which documents previous relevant publications, has more than 15 chapters, including leadership skills of female leaders, psychology and differences compared to male leaders, mental capabilities, their role in senior positions, success factors for Arab women as per Dubai Women’s Establishment, and women in leadership according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). The report also focuses on DEWA’s experience in women empowerment to achieve sustainable development. It includes innovative initiatives from DEWA Women’s Committee on self-development as well as career and psychological development, to ensure a balance between personal and professional lives.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that the journey of Emirati women’s empowerment was started by the late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed, who enabled them to hold senior positions and contribute effectively to shaping the future, building the nation and preparing future generations.

"The directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), have made Emirati women into global role models. Women have become ideal ambassadors for our nation in different international forums and sectors.''

''DEWA attaches great importance to women and supports a positive and motivational environment to develop their capabilities to keep pace with rapid change, and turn challenges into opportunities to enhance DEWA’s leadership and global position. DEWA provides equal opportunities for men and women and focuses on women empowerment in all positions. This makes DEWA a role model for organisations in the public and private sector in the UAE and abroad. The number of female employees has reached 1,943 employees across all departments. This number includes 720 women in the technical and engineering division and 311 women in senior positions. Emirati women constitute 81.5% of the total female workforce at DEWA, while Emirati women at the Research and Development Centre has reached 34.2%, holding higher degrees in science and engineering areas," added Al Tayer.

"The report ‘Women Leaders in the Era of Challenges’ is significant as it highlights inspiring and successful experiences in women empowerment. It reviews the relentless efforts by women leaders in serving society and ensuring a better future for generations to come," said Fatima Al Jokar, Chairperson of DEWA Women’s Committee.

"Based on the vision of the UAE that supports the empowerment of women in all fields, the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government is committed to developing women’s capabilities, which includes creating effective partnerships with the relevant authorities and institutions to highlight their role in all aspects of society. The school strives to strengthen women’s capabilities, especially in leadership, and to equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge and expertise that enables them to contribute side-by-side with men in developing sustainable development paths and providing solutions to global challenges. Women in the UAE have presented many successful and inspiring models of achievement, raising the name of Emirati women across an array of international forums," said Professor Raed Awamleh, Dean of MBRSG.

"We were delighted to collaborate with the Women’s Committee at DEWA to launch the Women’s Leaders in the Era of Challenges report and to provide the community with documented experiences of women leaders. The report details the many challenges the world is going through and highlights women’s abilities to turn these into opportunities that can be used in plans for development and future solutions. The report also outlines the mechanisms through which leading women in our Arab societies succeed in combining their family and work life in a balanced way, enabling them to establish a prominent position for themselves in their respective fields of work and allowing them to develop their practical capabilities in the best way," said Aisha Sultan Al Shamsi, Director of Executive Education at MBRSG.

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Ministry of Health authorises new ECG app with 95% accurate, instant results

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DUBAI, 26th January, 2022 (WAM) –The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in cooperation with ProCardio Medical Equipment Company, is showcasing at the Arab Health 2022 the latest ECG interpretation and analysis smart app, with 95% accurate and instant results.

This comes as part of the ministry's efforts to help healthcare providers and patients to use the latest innovations in reading and diagnosing the electrocardiogram (ECG) results accurately and instantly, leading to a better and faster diagnosis, especially for critical cases.

The app is now available for use in the UAE after having been licensed by the ministry's Health Regulatory Sector. The app can accurately and quickly read, analyze, and diagnose the patient's condition, which would be particularly important in dealing with critical cases, such as cardiac arrhythmia "an irregular heartbeat".

Using artificial intelligence technology, the ECG can be read and data analyzed by the paramedic teams within 10-30 seconds, whether during road accidents or at home. It can transfer the real image of the ECG reality to the hospital after analyzing it with an accuracy of up to 95%, which contributes to reducing time and effort and saving patients' lives.

The application has the ability to diagnose (45) heart diseases in less than 10 seconds, including cardiac arrhythmia, conduction disorders, myocardial infarction, ventricular and atrial hypertrophy, pericarditis, angina pectoris.

"The new project comes in line with the ministry’s efforts to attract, license, and register innovative medical products and advanced applications that support and facilitate the work of health care providers and members of society," said Dr. Amin Hussein Al-Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Health Regulation Sector. "We are also keen to promote the use of modern technology which plays a major role in producing medical and digital equipment and supplies.

Al Amiri asserted that the trend towards the use of cutting-edge technology would help enhance the country’s competitiveness by creating a legislative and investment environment keeping pace with international best practices, thus cementing the UAE's status as a global destination to attract global and digital medical companies and motivate them to open branches in the UAE.

Thanks to the UAE's success in preserving the intellectual property rights of manufacturing medical equipment and innovative medicines, the ministry seeks to encourage hundreds of international companies to choose the UAE as a regional headquarters for its logistical stock of medical and pharmaceutical products and items.

This would help support patients, the treatment system, and the medical tourism program, to attract patients from across the region to get their treatment in the UAE, Al Amiri said in conclusion.

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Crown Prince of Fujairah visits sculpture placed between the sunset and sunrise of Al Haniyah desert

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FUJAIRAH, 26th January, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, stressed the importance of creative arts in depicting human history and its development, building bridges of communication and tolerance between people and shaping their culture.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed paid the visit to Al Haniya desert of the Emirate of Fujairah with his children, to view the art of Italian sculptor "Jago" entitled "Look here", which was recently moved to Al Haniya desert in Fujairah.

He listened to statements about the art piece, it’s idea, and the journey of moving it from Italy to the UAE with the support of Fujairah Government. The artist conveyed his gratification the great media and society interest that the sculpture received after it was transferred from Naples, where it was exhibited previously for six months. It finally moved to its new tranquil home on the unique sands of Al Haniyah.

His Highness commended the efforts made to transfer the art installation to Al Haniyah desert in Fujairah, as this step constitutes the artistic and touristic importance of the emirate, and enhances the region’s aesthetic and biodiversity value. The sculpture also led to capturing innovative and creative expressions by the people who settled, took the time to search for it and document it through social media and art.

The sculpture, which is in the shape of the infant, attracted the attention of visitors and artists from all over the UAE. Citizens, expatriates and tourists flocked to experience the art through photography, picnics and painting workshops, which made Al Haniyah desert a trending and unique tourist destination. This unique terrain that combines mountains and desert had a new element of beauty added to it through the concept of human art expression and merging of different cultures.

The art project was launched late November of last year as a unique and innovative tourism and art experience to unveil the hidden desert of Fujairah that little was known of. The sculpture was intentionally placed at the meeting point of mountains and desert anonymously. This led to it being discovered by tourists and visitors turning it to a first of its kind tourism experience that has art, experimentation and exploration at its core. Tourists posted and tagged the newly launched official tourism social media platform @discoverFujairah.

Italian artist Jago thanked His Highness the Crown Prince of Fujairah for his support to art and artists, and for facilitating the execution of this art project and adding it to the rich culture of Fujairah. Jago expressed his happiness with the great interaction and interest the art sculpture has received from the UAE community and looks forward to future collaborations.

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COVID-19 media briefing: UAE a distinguished model of containing COVID variants

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ABU DHABI, 26th January, 2022 (WAM) — Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Official Spokesperson for the UAE Health Sector, said the UAE is a distinguished model of containing coronavirus (COVID-19) and its variants, thanks to the directives of its leadership.

During the UAE Government media briefing on the pandemic, she said the UAE has utilised artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse information and continue its proactive measures, which include performing extensive testing nationwide.

"The health sector is continuing its efforts to achieve community immunity, by providing vaccines to eligible categories," she added, noting 100 percent of the population have received the first dose of the vaccine while 93.73 percent are fully vaccinated.

She stressed that people's health and safety is a national priority, noting the UAE has been keen to provide vaccines and booster shots, to protect the population from the virus and its variants.

World Health Organisation (WHO) studies and research have proven those who have received COVID-19 booster shots are unlikely to get a severe infection, Dr. Al Hosani explained, urging members of the community to get the vaccine to achieve collective immunity.

She then pointed out the health sector is keen to raise the public's awareness about the pandemic and provide it with accurate and transparent information via official platforms.

"The medical sector is stressing the importance of the cooperation between all sectors and the public's adherence to adopted health protocols and precautionary measures," she said.

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