LeadGulf Medical University and Royal Veterinary College Partner for One Health

Gulf Medical University and Royal Veterinary College Partner for One Health

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UAE- Gulf Medical University (GMU) and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London, have officially joined forces. The momentous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during GMU’s international conference, “One Health: The Future of Veterinary Education,” held at Thumbay Medicity in Al Jurf, Ajman, on November 23, 2023.

Under the leadership of Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, the conference highlighted the critical need for global collaboration in advancing veterinary care. Dr. Moideen announced ambitious plans for Thumbay Group, revealing intentions to establish veterinary clinics in Ajman, Sharjah, and Dubai by the first half of 2024. The commitment extends to the establishment of veterinary hospitals and points out the group’s dedication to propelling veterinary care, research, and healthcare practices across the UAE.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Thumbay Moideen emphasized the importance of global collaboration in advancing veterinary Care. He stated, “This conference represents a significant step forward in establishing international partnerships and shaping the future of veterinary care under the principles of One Health across the Middle Eastern region. Thumbay Group led Gulf Medical University is set to make a foray into veterinary healthcare, with plans to establish clinics in Ajman, Sharjah, and Dubai by the first half of 2024. Additionally, the group aims to promptly establish veterinary hospitals as part of its commitment to advancing veterinary care, research and healthcare practices across the UAE.”

Collaboration Commitment Between GMU and RVC

The signed MoU establishes the commitment of both GMU and RVC to collaborate on diverse academic and research initiatives, exchange programs, and joint projects. This partnership aims to facilitate knowledge exchange, territorial understanding, and collaborative research efforts, benefiting students, faculty, and the wider community.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy, Chancellor of Gulf Medical University, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “At the outset, my sincere gratitude goes to Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group, whose visionary leadership has spearheaded these initiatives. These endeavors highlight Dr. Moideen’s significant contributions to shaping the future of health professions education and nurturing a community of learners dedicated to excellence and innovation. “

Furthermore, Professor Stuart Reid, President and Principal, Royal College of Veterinary, University of London, stated “One Health is a collaborative, multi-sectoral, and trans-disciplinary approach—working at the local, regional, national, and global levels with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. Collaborating with Gulf Medical University, we aim to share knowledge and skills, advancing veterinary research, education, and healthcare worldwide. The problems we face at the intersection of environmental, animal, and human health are complex. By working together, we can find solutions, thus, making a positive impact on the health and learning of our global community.”

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The signing ceremony, attended by key representatives from both institutions, symbolizes a significant growth towards advancing veterinary care and promoting global collaboration in healthcare education and research.

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