Statement by HE Dr Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of MoHAP on World Diabetes Day

Published Monday, 13 November 2023

HE Dr. Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), emphasized that the UAE pays utmost attention to addressing diabetes, a significant health challenge affecting individuals and communities.

Speaking on World Diabetes Day, marked annually on November 14th, Al Olama noted that the UAE has made significant achievements in healthcare quality, particularly in diabetes care, thanks to its initiatives and programs developed according to the best practices and standards.

He stressed that the Ministry is moving forward in line with the vision of the UAE's wise leadership, which prioritizes the health and well-being of its population by developing preventive systems and providing comprehensive, outstanding medical services.

In his statement, Dr. Al Olama stated that the UAE has always been committed to incorporating diabetes management into broader health policies and programs targeting noncommunicable diseases, as well as into several national strategies, including the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031 and the National Nutrition Strategy 2030.

He stressed that the UAE has made paradigm shifts in treatment and prevention methods, utilizing artificial intelligence technologies, telemedicine, and other innovative programs, significantly contributing to reduced infection rates and disease prevention.

His Excellency pointed out that MoHAP is making every possible effort to raise societal awareness about diabetes and its impact on quality of life, adding that prevention plays a crucial role in these efforts, especially through activities and events to encourage healthy lifestyle adoption and promote the importance of early disease detection.

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