MBRF participates in DHA’s activities for Reading Month

  • 06 Mar 2023

06 March 2023 - His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, CEO of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), recently took part in a knowledge session hosted by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The session was attended by His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the DHA, along with several executive directors, regulatory unit managers, and DHA employees. The session comes as part of a series of activities and events held by the DHA for the Reading Month.

His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb said: “Reading is the cornerstone of knowledge and a crucial element of human civilization. It signifies the progress, growth, and consciousness of communities. The Reading Month is a distinctive global event that witnesses various programs and initiatives across the country aimed at promoting reading as a culture and lifestyle. It serves as a powerful tool to encourage creativity, innovation, and excellence in knowledge while shaping the personalities of individuals by broadening their understanding and perspectives. We commend the DHA for its extensive range of events and initiatives during the Reading Month in Dubai. Their efforts highlight their commitment to promoting reading and affirming its importance in the development of knowledge, expertise, and skills, especially within the healthcare ecosystem.”

Bin Huwaireb added, “The MBRF has a vision centered on providing the necessary tools and resources to promote reading, strengthen the presence of the Arabic language, empower youth with knowledge, and encourage talented writers. In line with this vision, the MBRF has implemented influential initiatives and projects in the fields of literature, knowledge, and intellect. These include the “Knowledge Lounge”, the “Dubai International Program for Writing”, “Knowledge Summit”, and the “Youth Knowledge Forum” in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Foundation is also committed to facilitating access to specialized reading materials through the “Digital Knowledge Hub”. We will continue to pursue this approach to build momentum in support of ambitious national development visions.”

His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi highlighted the DHA's strong commitment to aligning with the UAE's trends and visions, and its continuous efforts in promoting and spreading the culture of reading across the community and its diverse institutions. Al Ketbi emphasized the DHA's active participation in this national event and its dedication to creating a supportive and reading-friendly environment at work to cultivate a healthy knowledge community. He also pointed out the importance of specialized and high-quality reading and its crucial role in achieving sustainable professional development and realizing the national strategy's aspirations to make reading a lifestyle in the Emirati community by 2026.