Al Wasl supports Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences in honour of Year of Zayed
Al Wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate development and management companies in Dubai, has signed an agreement with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai as part of a number of initiatives the group has launched to celebrate the UAE’s Year of Zayed.
As part of the agreement, Al Wasl supported the university in preparing their computer and physiology labs. The agreement falls within Al Wasl’s community responsibility programme, which features many initiatives that support different segments of society and especially the education sector in Dubai. The programme is inspired by the values set forth by the late Sheikh Zayed, who was adamant about educating people and improving the education and healthcare sectors in the UAE.
His Excellency Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, CEO of Al Wasl Asset Management Group, said: “This year, we have launched a number of initiatives developed specifically to join the UAE community in commemorating our Founding Father’s values and achievements, including our agreement with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences. We are proud of our partnership with the education sector in Dubai, and we’re happy to support schools and higher education institutions, which earned us the ‘Dubai Endowment Sign’ for our continued contributions to the sector.”
His Excellency added: “MBRU contributes to the provision of qualified medical personnel from the UAE and the world, with more than 22 nationalities represented in the student body Al wasl’s support aids the university in fulfilling its academic mission and through the advanced labs students will be equipped with the competencies and skills that qualify them to work and excel in the medical sector.”
Dr. Amer Sharif, MBRU’s Vice Chancellor commented on the agreement between both parties stating, “We thank the Al Wasl Asset Management Group for their contribution towards the new laboratories that will promote research and innovation. The new facilities will help MBRU’s medical students achieve the university’s vision of becoming a global hub that specializes in research and education in the field of healthcare.”
MBRU works towards advancing health in the UAE and region through an innovative and integrated academic health system. The university highly values giving back to the community through various social initiatives, and as part of the agreement between both parties, the Al Wasl Asset Management Group will receive complimentary dental checkups and screenings for its employees and tenants at the Dubai Dental Clinic, MBRU’s clinical partner, which has recently been expanded to accommodate more than 63 patients at a time; and the Dubai Bone & Joint Center, a multi-specialty center that aims to give people with bone and joint disorders a chance to live pain-free lives, located in Dubai Healthcare City.
Dr. Ahmad Bin Touq, Executive Director for Advancement and the Future at MBRU stated, “Our agreement with Al Wasl Asset Management Group will strengthen the university’s relationship with the private sector. Together we can work to improve the health sector in the UAE and the region. The partnership also supports the values adopted by MBRU and reflects the giving spirit of the Year of Zayed, and it helps in achieving our academic mission.”
MBRU’s mission is to advance health in the UAE and the region, through an innovative and integrated academic health system, that is nationally responsive and globally connected, serving individuals and communities.
The new computer lab is equipped with displays, wall screens and 70 computers for the medical students to use. Additionally, the physiology laboratory is used by students, researchers and faculty members to carry out research and specialized studies supported by the latest methods and equipment, as well as by experienced faculty.