Abu Dhabi Public Health Center signed a memorandum of understanding with NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) for enhancing joint work between both parties in the areas of public health research.
The MoU was signed by HE Matar Saeed Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, and NYUAD Vice Chancellor Professor Mariët Westermann. The MoU was attended by representatives of both parties.
The MoU aims to build a foundation of cooperation for partnership in public health research, exchange experts and researchers, explore new innovative ways for developing local public health programs through best practices and recommendations provided by the international centers and organizations, and study their financial impact.
Furthermore reflects the closer cooperation with NYUAD, the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university.
H.E. Matar Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, said: “Abu Dhabi ranks first locally and internationally for its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and stove toward reinforcing partnerships on both levels. This partnership with New York University in public health research represents an initial fruitful cooperation, and it is the best evidence of cooperation sought by the Center through the exchange of information in a way that creates synergistic relationship and collaborative partnership, aiming to develop the public health research and exchange of experiences and activities in the areas of teaching, learning, and research between the Center and the University in a fruitful manner"
He added that: " The cooperation in joint activities will advance the research and innovation processes, which will benefit the country and the region".
NYUAD Vice Chancellor Professor Mariët Westermann said “We are very pleased to establish this new partnership with the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center,” said NYUAD Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann. “NYUAD enjoys close educational and research ties across the UAE, and we are delighted to advance the exchange of innovative ideas in public health - a field that clearly could not be more important to the wellbeing of our society. We are committed to collaboration on public health research to improve the quality of life within the UAE and well beyond.”
Both parties agreed to cooperate in various projects aiming to support the area of research, including cooperation in public health research; exchange of research and scientific materials and search engines of both parties; exchange of experts and researchers; organization of seminars, workshops, and conferences in the area of public health research; development of local public health programs through best practices and recommendations provided by the international centers and organizations; and study of their financial impact.
The MoU reflects the Center's efforts to continue exchanging experiences and knowledge with its partners to ensure the ongoing consolidation of the foundations of public health among members of the Abu Dhabi community.
It is worth mentioning that the Center, through this cooperation, seeks to pursue its work to cope with the growing tasks of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, which should lead to more future cooperation in various fields between the two parties.