DUBAI — The third workshop on “The Leadership for Change” programme commenced at Al Amal Hospital, Dubai yesterday.

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Published: Sun 15 Jan 2006, 9:44 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:57 PM

Organised by the Federal Department of Nursing, Ministry of Health is holding, the workshop will continue till January 18.

The two-year programme was developed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and implemented in the UAE in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO-EMRO) and the Ministry of Health during 2002-2004.

The UAE is the first country in the Eastern Mediterranean region to implement the programme which has been implemented in more than 50 countries. The action-learning programme aims to develop national nurses’ leadership skills for effective management of clinical situations.

Six UAE national nurses who participated in the first LFC programme were selected and trained to become trainers by the ICN, WHO-EMRO. The Federal Department of Nursing will implement the LFC programme in its second phase in the UAE during 2005-2006. The programme in its second phase will focus on preparing a further group of 23 UAE national nurses with the requisite knowledge and skills for effective clinical management and leadership. WHO-EMRO and ICN will monitor and provide support when needed.

GMC visited

DUBAI — A delegation from Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education visited the Gulf Medical College (GMC) to carry out evaluation of the college.

The visiting delegation appreciated the progress and standards followed by GMC hospital and said that MBBS graduates should take part in MHME pre-doctoral internship exam and must meet the requirement of 18-month internship in one of the educational hospitals affiliated to Iran's Ministry of Health Medical Sciences Universities.

The GMC also offers a summer training programme, which is open to all students of the college. The programme is aimed at enabling the participants to get international exposure and experience in clinical training.


DUBAI — The Bangladeshi community in the UAE gathered at the Bangladeshi Islamic English School, Dubai on Friday to pray for the departed soul of Shaikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The gathering was headed by Dr M A Majid, an eminent Bangladeshi physician, while the Consul-General of Bangladesh in Dubai, Kamrul Ahsan was also present. Bangladeshis representing the various walks of life were in attendance.

Later, a religious programme that included recitation from the Holy Quran, a religious sermon and collective prayers for the departed soul, was also held.

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