Annual Health Awards Honors Outstanding Achievers, Trendsetters


The Biggest and Most Prestigious Healthcare Awards in the Region Honors 35 Outstanding Achievers, 17 Trendsetters. The second edition of the Annual Health Awards, jointly organized by DHA and HEALTH Magazine, had 1000+ people in attendance including government officials, healthcare leaders and professionals from the public/private sectors, Arab and Bollywood celebrities as well as awardees and their friends and relatives….reports Asian Lite News

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Winners of the second edition of the Annual Health Awards were awarded at a star-studded gala event at the Grand Hyatt Dubai on Monday, February 26, 2018. Jointly organized by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and HEALTH Magazine, the event – the region’s biggest and most comprehensive annual awards for the healthcare sector – brought together more than a thousand healthcare leaders and professionals from the UAE’s private and public sectors.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, the chief guest of the event, presented the Annual Health Awards 2018 to 35 winners in 23 categories including private and public sector organizations and individuals, as well as 17 legendary dignitaries – for their pioneering roles in shaping the healthcare industry of the region. Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group and Publisher of HEALTH Magazine, was also present.

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H.E. Humaid Al Qutami said that the DHA was proud to partner the Annual HEALTH Awards to honor outstanding achievements in healthcare, and to promote healthcare best practices. Noting that the awards had grown bigger in terms of participation as well as categories, he urged healthcare professionals and companies to participate in the upcoming editions.

Also in attendance were distinguished personalities like His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi (Chairman, Julphar), H.E. Dr. Abdul Rahim Jaffer (Former Under Secretary, MoH). Arab Celebrity Mayssa Maghrebi and Bollywood celebrities Sanjay Dutt, Manyata Dutt and Rimi Sen were also present in the event,

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The corporate award categories included honors for hospital infrastructure development, CSR contribution, innovative technology in healthcare, medical tourism etc. The individual categories included distinguished women, innovative researchers, leaders in healthcare etc.

Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that the Annual Health Awards was a perfect platform to celebrate healthcare accomplishments in the UAE. “Through the Annual HEALTH awards, we seek to honor the present generation of healthcare heroes, at the same time inspiring and motivating the present as well as future generation of professionals to nurture an innovative approach to healthcare. We are glad that the awards this year has attracted larger numbers of applicants and participants, on its way to emerging as the hallmark of healthcare excellence.”

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Seventeen distinguished healthcare trendsetters were honored with special awards as part of the Annual Health Awards 2018, in recognition of their invaluable contributions to the region’s healthcare industry. The awardees were: His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi (Chairman, Julphar), H.E. Dr. Abdul Rahim Jaffer (Former Under Secretary, MoH), Dr. B. R. Shetty (Chairman, BRS Ventures), Prof. Muscat Baron (Dean-Clinical, Dubai Medical College),  Dr. Raja Easa Saleh al Gurg (Chairperson, Al Jalila Foundation), H.E. Dr. Najib Al Khaja (Secretary General, Sheikh Hamdan Awards for Medical Sciences), H.E. Dr. Yousuf Abdul Razak Al Bastaki (Director – Medical Education, DHA), Dr. Muhaddita Al Hashimi (Director, Higher Colleges of Technology), Prof. Rafia Ghubhash (Former President, Arabian Gulf University), H.E. Dr. Abdulla Al Khayat (Former Director, Latifa Hospital), H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Hashimy (Member of the Board of Trustees, Sheikh Hamdan Awards for Medical Sciences), Dr. Zainab Abdulla Kazim (Gynecologist, First National Woman Doctor), Dr. Ahmed Kazim (Orthopedic Specialist, First National Male Doctor) Prof. Hossam Hamdy (Chancellor,  Gulf Medical University), Dr. Michael Bitzer (CEO, Daman), Dr. Ajit Nagpal (Former Advisor MoH, Chancellor – Amity University), Dr. Mohamed Kouta (General Manager City, Pharmacy).

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