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Dasman Diabetes Institute wins Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences

    • A prize awarded by the United Arab Emirates to the best college, institute or medical center in the Arab world

     

    The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), announced, Thursday 10th December, that Dasman Diabetes Institute won the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences that rewards the best medical institution in the Arab world. This prize is awarded by the United Arab Emirates annually to the best college, institute or medical center in the Arab world.

    Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin – Director General of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences - dedicated this distinguished achievement to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Chairman of the Board of Directors, may God bless and protect him.

    Dr. Shihab-Eldin expressed his hope that more honorable achievements will be made during his auspicious era to enhance the status of the State of Kuwait in supporting and encouraging the scientific research regionally and globally.

    The Director-General has also referred to the pioneering role of the late Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, may God have mercy upon his soul, and his support to the establishment of the Dasman Diabetes Institute, which was inaugurated during his reign in 2006.

    He also expressed his deep gratitude and appreciation to the Foundation’s Board of Directors that played a pivotal role in presenting the idea of establishing the Dasman Diabetes Institute, praising at the same time the role played by the Ministry of Health in supporting the institute administratively, financially and technically in the medical field and in helping overcome all the obstacles that were encountered during the establishment of the Institute. Dr. Shihab-Eldin also stressed his appreciation for the generous annual financial contribution of the private sector companies to the Foundation and therefore to all its scientific centers.

    The Foundation’s Director-General praised the efforts of the Dasman Diabetes Institute Boards of Directors, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dasman Diabetes Institute, Prof Dr. Hilal Musaed Al-Sayer, the former Director General of the Institute Dr. Kazem Behbehani, the current Director General Dr. Qais Al-Duwairi and all their colleagues, directors and employees of the Institute for their keenness to achieve the Institute's goals, vision and mission in society and for reaching this privileged position.

    He as well expressed his sincere thanks to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his confidence in the achievements of the Institute and extended his thanks to everyone in charge of the award.

    “This great achievement is the result of the successful work of the Institute that has been able to reach its objectives focused on being a major player in combating diabetes, enhancing prevention and control methods, and reducing the effects of diabetes and related health problems in the State of Kuwait through effective programs in research, training, education and health awareness” Dr. Shihab-Eldin indicated.

    “Winning Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences for the best medical institution in the Arab world is another success that we are proud to add to the list of accomplishments of Dasman Diabetes Institute. We also consider this award a driving motivation and a catalyst to advance research in the field of diabetes and motivate researchers to continue their medical research efforts for the purpose of enhancing the role of scientific research in Kuwait and advancing the process of development” The Director-General concluded.