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Ministry of Health and Prevention wins 'Global Winner Award' in 'Idea of the Year' category of Ideas Arabia 2018

General / Published in 27 Wednesday, June, 2018

H.E. Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention commended the Ministry's new achievement of winning the ‘Global Winner 2018’ award during its participation at the Ideas Arabia 13th International Conference & Competition 2018 held under the theme ‘Spirit of Innovation,’ an event that witnessed Dubai Quality Group and its Ideas Arabia subgroup honor winners from various categories of the competition. He emphasized that the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will continue to support innovation and innovation ecosystem to achieve the UAE’s vision to become one of most innovative countries in the world and to build sustainable future for its generations. He added that innovation enhances the country’s competitive position in envisioning the future; building national capabilities; strengthening international partnerships and; developing innovative laboratories, as part of its unique journey towards achieving the UAE vision 2021.

MOHAP continues to support innovative ideas and to encourage the introduction of ideas and proposals to reach leadership in the field of health innovation. The Ministry has also won the awards for the ‘Best Idea of the Year 2017.’ among all ideas submitted from Ideas America, Ideas Germany, and Ideas UK.

The winning idea was the design of a device that monitors and measures heartbeats of patients and sends messages to five different parties and determines the location of the patient, ensuring immediate medical care and attention if heart rate readings are abnormal. The device was designed by Eng. Rehab Ismaiel Al-Ahmad, a computer engineer at MOHAP.



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