UAE launches strategy to encourage more people to join the midwifery profession

on 26 April 2021

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) health ministry has launched the ‘National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery – Roadmap for 2025’ encouraging more people to get involved in the professions, promoting academic programmes, and increase the quality of nursing and midwifery care.

The strategy has been built around key areas – governance, leadership, legislation, a comprehensive administration system for the nursing and midwifery professions, high-quality health and nursing services, improving the quality and innovation of education and professional development, and scientific and evidence-based practice.

‘The National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery – Roadmap for 2025’ has been developed by local and international experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

It aims to enhance and promote the nursing and midwifery profession so that they are sustainable through professional organisational policies and practices. It also ensures proper planning of the nursing and midwifery workforce when it comes to recruitment and retention in response to needs and priorities.

The UAE Minister of Health, Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al-Owais said: “The launch of the UAE National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery – Roadmap for 2025 comes as part of the UAE’s strategic orientations towards the leadership and adoption of the best regional and international practices in the sustainability of the health system, in addition to enhancing its contribution to the comprehensive development process adopted by the wise leadership to improve the performance of all sectors and services, under an integrated work system that brings together all the relevant bodies.”

Source: Gulf News