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UAE heals the world, to train one million doctors for free

Sahim Salim /Dubai
Filed on August 13, 2020
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Sheikh Mohammed said the initiative is part of the UAE's efforts to support the international medical fraternity.

A UAE project launched on Wednesday will train over one million healthcare professionals for free. Dubbed 'Waterfalls', the initiative aims to deliver "continuous education" to doctors, physicians, pharmacists, technicians and specialists in hospital management and humanitarian fields.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the launch of the remote learning initiative that will be carried out by 140 experts and 67 academic and training institutes from around the world.

Sheikh Mohammed said the initiative is part of the UAE's efforts to support the international medical fraternity. It will be supervised by Lt.-General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

The 'Waterfalls' initiative ( offers virtual medical training sessions across 14 medical sectors. The specialised lectures, seminars and educational sessions cover the most vital topics in various fields like medicine, pharmacy, nutrition, public health, nursing, dentistry and hospital management.

Over 140 doctors, scientists and specialists from around the world participated in designing and developing scientific lectures, educational sessions and training workshops remotely.

Trainees will obtain a certificate and approved hours from the international scientific and academic bodies participating in the initiative. This can be used by medics in research, or in completing their scientific studies through distance education without having to leave their jobs or their workplace or bearing any financial burdens.

The unique project is an initiative from the UAE Ministry of Possibilities, INDEX Holding and Aqdar World Summit to support front-liners across all medical and humanitarian fields. 

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