x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Health care for women and children is crucial, says Sheikh Nahyan

Providing top quality health care for women and children is a priority for the UAE, says Sheikh Nahyan.

ABU DHABI // Every effort is being made to ensure the highest quality of health care for women and children so that the UAE will enjoy a healthy future generation.

Speaking at a health conference in the capital on Thursday, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, said: “Women and children’s health is a critical topic.

“In Abu Dhabi, many of you also know and admire the positive healthcare actions taken by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi and the UAE spare no effort to ensure the well-being of mothers and that every one of our children will grow up to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

“With His Highness’s leadership, we intend to provide the best health care and the best medical education in our region. Furthermore, we wish to make our mark on a global level.”

The International Conference of Al Noor Hospital’s theme for this year was women and children’s health and Sheikh Nahyan commended this choice of topic.

He said progress in this field was of UAE-wide importance to help solve the medical problems associated with maternal and child health.

Dr Kassem Alom, chief executive officer of the Al Noor Hospital Group, said women and child health was of emerging importance.

“Every year we a choose different topic, but this year we thought we should emphasise on the health of the woman and child,” he said.

“If we have a healthy mother, we will have a healthy child and a healthy society.”

jbell@thenational.ae