Wednesday 20 March 2019

Officials at the signing ceremony

Pfizer joins UAE health awareness campaign

DUBAI, June 13, 2017

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has partnered with Pfizer-Gulf to raise local community awareness on infectious diseases and highlight the role of preventive measures and vaccinations.

Pfizer-Gulf is a unit of the US-based Pfizer Group, one of the world's premier biopharmaceutical companies.

The ministry underlined the importance of building a sustainable and healthy environment according to local and international policies and legislations.

An agreement was signed in this connection by Dr Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, assistant undersecretary for health centres and clinics, and Dr Mohammad Fawzi, chairman of Pfizer Group-Gulf, at the ministry’s office in Dubai, UAE.  

The agreement seeks to emphasise the importance of vaccination in eliminating infectious diseases in society, said the duo after signing the agreement in the presence of Dr Mohamed Salim Al Olama, undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention.

It also aims to raise community awareness and improve the efficiency of healthcare providers according to advanced methods. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that infectious diseases continue to be among the leading causes of death worldwide, it added.

Dr Al Rand said the ministry’s agreement with Pfizer will increase awareness level and focus on capacity building to fight infectious diseases and promote vaccination programmes.

He noted that the scope of the agreement also covers medical professional training as an effective strategy to identify and implement preventive measures and minimise risk exposure.

This is in line with the ministry’s strategy to build a world-class health system to protect the UAE society from communicable diseases, promote healthy lifestyles, and reduce associated diseases.-TradeArabia News Service

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