London, United Kingdom–( Vehement Media – November 22, 2021) – The United Arab Emirates, represented by Saif bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior has just been awarded a special prize by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM) for Waterfalls, a global initiative they launched to enhance the capabilities of medical professionals around the world.

This global project is supported at the highest level in the country, with Mohamed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, both actively involved. In a little over a year, Waterfalls has delivered continuous education to more than 1 million healthcare practitioners from all over the globe. The objective underpinning this global initiative is to support front-liners across all medical and humanitarian fields during the pandemic.

As he received the award, Saif bin Zayed thanked the PAM and reaffirmed the UAE’s commitment to building bridges of cooperation, and to provide assistance to all those who need it, regardless of nationality, race or religion. He said:

“These are the principles on which the UAE was founded fifty years ago, by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who followed this humanitarian approach, leading the country with his wisdom and sincere desire for world peace and coexistence.

Waterfalls is a global initiative for continuous education launched by the UAE in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, aiming to virtually deliver healthcare professionals with the continuous knowledge and upskilling their professions require.

The initiative reached worldwide scale and with the participation of 84 international scientific, medical, and academic institutions like the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 347 well-renowned local and international speakers and lecturers delivered hundreds specialised online webinars in medical fields such as cardiology, dermatology, and emergency medicine.

Ambassador Sergio Piazzi, the PAM Secretary General, praised Waterfalls’ “commitment and passion”, adding it: “shows the UAE’s dedication to supporting international education.”

Ronald Lavater, CEO of the International Hospital Federation, who is also a partner to the initiative, said: “Not only does the Waterfalls Initiative provide a strong system that trains doctors, physicians, pharmacists, technicians and specialists across the world, but it also is the main provider for online webinars presented by well-renowned local and international speakers and lecturers. This translates the UAE’s strong mission to empower all clusters of society through knowledge and education.

This is only the beginning of the initiative.

With the continued support of the UAE’s Leadership, the first Waterfalls Awards will be held in March 2022, under the patronage of Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed. A jury of distinguished professionals, including representatives of leading institutions such as the Red Cross and the World Health Organization, will honour 50 doctors whose exceptional contribution to the front-line fight against the pandemic deserves to be recognised.

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