DUBAI, (Pakistan Point News - 22nd Apr, 2019) The Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, MBRU, has issued the ‘Doctors Tolerance Pledge’ in the presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance, and officials.
The Doctors Tolerance Pledge is designed to further promote and enhance cooperation, unity, inclusivity, and diversity for students and faculty within the university as it strives to advance the health sector in the UAE and beyond.
According to the document, signatories acknowledge that every human has "the right to be treated with fairness and dignity", therefore pledging to "exercise my knowledge and experience gained as a healthcare professional to improve the quality of life and health of my fellow humans".
Those who sign the Pledge also agree to "Give my best towards creating a tolerant world where my fellow humans can live together in harmony" and "honour and cherish Sheikh Zayed’s values of fostering tolerance and human fraternity."
Sheikh Nahyan toured the educational and research facility, including the recently launched Design Lab, built to be a centre for nurturing and fostering innovative healthcare solutions, and met with leading faculty, students from the College of Medicine and the Hamdan bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine.
"This pledge is a further demonstration of the university’s total commitment to supporting the country’s endeavours in establishing the UAE as a global reference for a tolerant culture via policies and practices," said MBRU Vice Chancellor Dr. Amer Sharif. "The pledge will inform the behaviour of the medics of 28 nationalities who study in harmony at MBRU."
The pledge signing is the latest in a series of initiatives undertaken by MBRU in alignment with the UAE’s ‘Year of Tolerance’. Throughout the year, the university has engaged in a range of activities including the planting of a Ghaf Tree, a UAE symbol of stability and peace.
During Sheikh Nahyan’s visit, MBRU’s College of Medicine students briefed him on their research achievements in healthcare and their experiences at pioneering educational facilities overseas, including Mayo Clinic in the US and Queens University Belfast, MBRU’s academic partner; as part of their Summer Scholars Programme.
He also met with nine-year-old Reem and six-year-old Bana, the first two children to receive kidney transplants in Dubai as part of MBRU’s Organ Transplant Programme in collaboration with the National Transplant Programmr and Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.
The minister's visit to the university coincided with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the university and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a pioneering academic medical centre that is part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers.
The MoU is designed to explore opportunities for MBRU and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to collaborate on research projects that will contribute to the health of the nation and the development of a strong healthcare sector.