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In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is one of the prime examples of establishments in our country that provide a high quality of education.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sheikh Hamdan toured the main building of MBRU and was briefed about its plans, initiatives, programmes, accomplishments and private sector partnerships.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

His Highness also met with the team of Dubai’s Covid-19 Command and Control Centre, which includes 1,800 employees from the public and private sector who work on ensuring coordination and aligning the efforts of healthcare establishments and frontline organisations to counter Covid-19.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sheikh Hamdan was also briefed about the MBRU Community Immunity Program, which seeks to break the chain of Covid-19 infection by raising awareness of how infectious diseases are transmitted and proposing solutions and concrete preventive actions to combat the virus.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sheikh Hamdan said a strong foundation of scientific and academic research is essential to realise our aspirations for the future.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

His Highness also toured the University’s children’s dental clinic, VIP dental clinic and dental laboratories. MBRU is the only university in the UAE where all postgraduate dental students are recognised as specialists in the UAE.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

To create a solid research base, it is critical to continue efforts to reinforce Dubai’s position as a leading international destination for the academic and research community in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

"His Highness’s vision inspires us to develop our national human capital which is critical to accelerating our sustainable development journey in every sector. Investing in scientific and medical research and the healthcare sector represents one of the nation’s key strategic priorities," Sheikh Hamdan said.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sheikh Hamdan also visited the Medical Simulation Centre, a fully accredited medical education and training facility equipped with hospital-grade equipment. The Centre is the largest such facility in Dubai.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Crown Prince of Dubai also visited Hamdan bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sheikh Hamdan also toured the Al Maktoum Medical Library and met virtually with a number of patients who have benefited from the University’s programmes.

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

Sheikh Hamdan praised the efforts of the University to promote the healthcare sector in the country by developing scientific research and medical education. 

In pictures: Sheikh Hamdan tours Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences

MBRU is home to 259 students from 32 countries. UAE nationals represent 34% of total students.