Dr. Sumaya Mohammed Al Blooshi, Chairperson of the National Committee for Nursing and Midwifery Affairs said that reinforcing the nursing profession has been and will continue to be a top priority for the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) now that it is the backbone of any health system.
Dr. Al Blooshi stressed that the adoption of the National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery (2022-2026) has been a vital strategic move aimed at delivering exceptional care through effective leadership that meets international standards, ultimately contributing to sustainable health leadership for the UAE community.
Dr. Al Blooshi emphasized that success in strengthening the nursing and midwifery professions hinges on key elements such as coordinated national efforts, a unified strategic vision, and alignment of goals among nursing and midwifery leaders and national partners.
She added MoHAP is committed to attracting young and talented individuals of both genders to various nursing specialties, as well as empowering nursing staff and midwives at different levels to take part in decision-making and policy development related to health services.
Such professionals are key partners within the healthcare system and work collaboratively with all partners to maintain strategic gains and build leadership capabilities. This will help create a happy and healthy Emirati society, advancing steadily towards the UAE Centennial 2071 and Sustainable Development Goals.
Commenting on International Nurses Day 2023, Dr. Al Blooshi expressed her deep appreciation and gratitude for the tremendous efforts made by nursing professionals to provide exceptional healthcare services across various fields.
She also lauded the relentless endeavors made by the senior nursing management to develop strategic plans, foster a positive work environment, and improve the well-being of nursing staff.
Dr. Al Blooshi concluded her remarks by emphasizing the need for additional investment in nursing cadres to attract and encourage young Emirati talents to join this noble profession and pursue nursing specialties.