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Apollo Hospitals joins UAE’s WaterfallsTM initiative to train health and medical professionals around the world.

Date: 15 Dec 20

Apollo Hospitals Group has joined the UAE’s Waterfalls Initiative for Continuous Education from UAE. This unique initiative aims to train health and medical professionals around the world and empower them through building and strengthening their capabilities. The Apollo Hospitals Group will support the Waterfall Initiative’s educational program that includes specialized lectures, seminars and workshops on vital topics in medicine, pharmacology, nutrition, public health, nursing, dentistry, and hospital management. 52 senior doctors from various reputed hospitals in India are joining the Waterfalls Initiative. FICCI and the Apollo Hospitals Group are the Indian partners for this initiative that aims to reach and empower 1 million health professionals worldwide.

Speaking at the Virtual Launch, Ms. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “We are honoured to join this global initiative that aims to deliver continuous education and support front-liners across all medical and humanitarian fields. We also thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the UAE for his timely decision in launching the initiative, which will benefit one million health professionals We are sure that Apollo Hospitals with its experienced medical doctors and healthcare workers will be able to add tremendous value to the specialized webinars, lectures and workshops delivered across the world through an internet based digital e-learning platform. Apollo Hospitals was one of the pioneers to use web broadcasts to deliver CME programs with eminent medical experts from around the world coming together to discuss latest developments in various specialties. Today, advances in e-learning technology enable innovative, interactive delivery of the latest medical developments, that can be conveniently accessed across platforms and geographies. We are happy that Apollo Hospitals will be supporting this unique effort to upskill and create value for healthcare professionals, who form a nation’s assets.”

“The project is the largest of its kind and will offer virtual medical training across 14 medical sectors. Within the Waterfall platform, those affiliated with the initiative will obtain a training certificate and approved hours from the international scientific and academic bodies participating in the initiative, and they can benefit from it in the scope of their work or in their research, or in completing their scientific studies through continuous distance education without having to leave their jobs or leaving their workplace or bearing any financial burdens, through the initiative link.” H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Banna, UAE Ambassador to India

Waterfalls Continuous Education is an initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The initiative is being conducted under the supervision of His Highness Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and the Department of Behavioral Rewards at the Ministry of Possibilities in collaboration with INDEX Holding.

Those registered with Waterfalls Registration will receive a training certificate and credit hours accredited by the scientific and academic entities participating in the initiative. The Waterfalls Initiative for Continuous Education from UAE to the World will have over 230 speakers and over 77000 participants.

The virtual Launch Event for India’s Participation in the Waterfalls Initiative for Continuous Education from UAE to the World was hosted by Eng. Anas Al Madani, Vice Chairman and Group CEO - INDEX Holding and had Mr. Uday Shankar, President, FICCI; Ms. Sangita Reddy, Immediate Past President, FICCI, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited; H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Banna, The UAE Ambassador to India; Dr. Alok Roy, Chairperson, FICCI Health Services Committee & Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals speaking on the occasion. Also present were H.E. Pavan Kapoor, Ambassador of India to UAE; Dr. Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai; Colonel Abdulrahman Ali Al Mansouri, Director of the Executive, Office in the Department of Behavioural Rewards at the Ministry of Possibilities; and, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Waterfalls Initiative for Continuous Education from UAE to the World, Chairman of INDEX Holding.

The Waterfalls Initiative for Continuous Education from UAE to the World is a global project by the Government of UAE’s Ministry of Possibilities and INDEX Holding and in cooperation with Aqdar World Summit to support front-liners across all medical and humanitarian fields through live and on-demand instruction. The details of the initiative, information on webinars and speakers are available on https://waterfalls.ae/. The initiative will be supported by Dr Rakesh Jalali, Medical Director - Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC), Professor of Radiation Oncology, Dr Sandeep Guleria - Senior Consultant, Kidney Transplantation, Dr Sai Satish - Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiology, Dr T Sunder - Senior Consultant Heart and Transplant Surgery, Dr Subash Wangnoo - Senior Consultant Endocrinology, Dr Arvind Garg - Head, Department of Paediatrics from the Apollo Hospitals Group.

 

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