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Dubai Health Authority launches Virtual Interactive Health Forum

To actively engage with employees for strategy inputs.

The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) launched today an active employee engagement initiative known as the Virtual Interactive Health Forum.

The aim of the engagement program is to ensure each and every employee at the DHA has an opportunity to provide their ideas and suggested initiatives for the Dubai Health Strategy.

At a later stage, the Authority will also undertake active engagement programs with the private health sector, health experts and community members in Dubai so that all concerned stakeholders get an opportunity to provide their ideas and feedback as suggested inputs for the formulation of the Dubai Health Strategy.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “Our aim is to develop a strategy for the Dubai Health Sector that takes into consideration the needs of every stakeholder, the nuances of the health sector in Dubai and is in line with best international practices. In order to effectively cater to the current and future healthcare needs of every individual, from the youngest born neonate to the elderly, it is imperative that we formulate our strategy after taking into consideration inputs from all stakeholders and this can be achieved through active stakeholder engagement initiatives.”

In the first phase of the active stakeholder engagement initiative, the Authority has invited all DHA employees to provide their ideas and suggested initiatives via on online forum. Employees have until the 16th of September to jot down their suggestions.

The online portal has been designed in a manner that all employees can see the initiatives that are posted online and can even ‘like’ the initiatives of their colleagues. This provides a mechanism to gauge the most liked initiatives.

In phase two, the consultation programme will include the private health sector and in the third phase, the DHA will engage with the community members in Dubai. Further announcements on the ongoing progress of the consultation program and the start date of the next phases will be made in due course.