Virtual ceremony of signing the memorandum of understanding between Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre and the “International Society for Physical Activity and Health(ISPAH)” to collaborate on the 9th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health in Abu Dhabi in October 2022.
The agreement was signed by H.E. Matar Saeed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, and Professor Jasper Schipperijn, President of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, and attended by representatives from both parties.
The International Society for Physical Activity and Health is the leading international association for researchers and practitioners focused on promoting physical activity, and has a vision of promoting an active, healthy society with opportunities for physical activity and an active life for all.
The agreement aims to strengthen strategic cooperation in hosting the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress in Abu Dhabi in 2022. The congress will be hosted by Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre on behalf of ISPAH and in close cooperation with the Board of Directors of ISPAH and with government agencies concerned within the emirate.
On this occasion, His Excellency Matar Saeed Al Nuaimi, the Director General of Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, said: “ At the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, we work towards a healthy and safe society by strengthening joint cooperation with various relevant institutions from around the world, one of which is the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, a leading global association focused on improving public health through promoting physical activity ” he added: “Through this strategic partnership, the Center seeks to host a congress that is the first of its kind in the region, which will contribute significantly and effectively in discussing relevant issues related to the field of public health and allocating space for specialists in this field to exchange discussion of ideas, studies and research. We are convinced that the congress will contribute in highlighting the importance of physical activity for the community members within the framework of leadership's attention to healthy lifestyles as a strategic goal for the coming years, highlighting Abu Dhabi's role and it’s tireless efforts to maintain the health and safety of the community members."
Professor Jasper Schipperijn, President of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health added: ‘the International Society for Physical Activity and Health is delighted to enter this strategic partnership with the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre in organizing the 2022 the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress in Abu Dhabi. It will be the first time that a global congress on physical activity and health will be hosted in the region. Hosting the congress in Abu Dhabi will create excellent opportunities for physical activity and health researchers and practitioners from the region, and Abu Dhabi in particular, to exchange ideas with global leaders in the field. We are certain that this exchange of ideas will be the beginning of many new and fruitful projects that can improve physical activity and public health.’
The agreement reflects the Center's efforts to continue sharing experiences and knowledge with its partners to ensure the foundations of public health continue to be established among members of Abu Dhabi society.
Through this collaboration, the Center seeks to continue to work alongside the growing functions of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, which calls for greater cooperation in different areas between the two parties in future.