Achieving world class healthcare and research

The UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) chose to collaborate with Monash University to help it achieve its strategic vision to transition to a knowledge-based economy and upskill its workforce in the healthcare sector. MOHAP and Monash Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS) collaborated to develop a national health research strategy and customised training programs to professional and clinical healthcare staff.

Monash University’s MNHS team of multi-disciplinary experts has provided advice and recommendations to the UAE, and neighbouring Gulf countries, in areas such research governance, developing unified policy and regulations for multiple jurisdictions, health research ethics, mapping of research priorities, building national research capacity, and facilitating a research environment that opens up new opportunities for funding, innovation and collaboration.

Monash’s strategic partnership with MOHAP is a direct outcome of long-standing collaborations with the UAE to help realise their strategic vision of becoming a regional hub for health innovation and knowledge creation.

Since 2017, Monash has delivered customised training and professional development programs, delivered face-to-face courses at MOHAP’s Training and Development Centre, and more recently through the Centre’s e-learning system called ‘Maharati’ - the Arabic term meaning ‘my skills’. Our broad range of topics include health economics, leadership and innovation in health, value-based healthcare, wound management, cancer registries and data management.

Monash’s training programs have been attended by senior leadership and policy makers across the UAE, who are committed to raising the quality of healthcare delivery and building a better healthcare system for the next generation of healthcare professionals.

The Training and Development Centre was awarded the ‘Leading medical education provider in the UAE’ at the Dubai Annual Health Awards 2019. Monash is proud to support the UAE in becoming a regional hub for health innovation and knowledge creation through this strategic partnership with MOHAP.


Researchers:

  • Professor Ross Coppel, Senior Deputy Dean and Deputy Dean (Research) Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Professor Matthew Gillespie, Vice Provost, Academic Affairs.
  • Professor John Zalcberg, Head of Cancer Research Program School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine.
  • Dr Nizar Farjou, Associate President, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (MENACA) and Director of MENACA Engagement.
  • Dr Svetozar Kovačević, Director, Research and Graduate Research Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Professor Margaret Hay, Director, Professional and Continuing Education.
    Director, Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education.
  • Dr. Khalil Qayed, Advisor, Director, National Centre for Health Research, MOHAP, United Arab Emirates.
  • Dr Ahmed Alosi, Research Consultant, National Centre for Health Research, MOHAP, United Arab Emirates.


Resources:

Learn more about the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP).