Abu Dhabi health sector outlines new Emiratisation targets

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Five thousand UAE citizens must be employed in Abu Dhabi emirate's healthcare sector under the "Tawteen" Emiratisation programme by the end of 2025, the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH) has announced.

The department is calling on all healthcare facilities in the Emirate to work towards achieving the targets by retaining and increasing Emiratisation rates within their healthcare and administrative staff.

Dr. Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of the DoH, said, “the Tawteen targets were implemented in healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi to empower national competencies, allowing them to further contribute to the healthcare system, in order to enhance its outcomes and establish a competitive knowledge-based economy in the Emirate. This comes in line with the DoH's efforts to support Tawteen initiatives in the healthcare sector to retain qualified national medical professionals, further cementing Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading global healthcare destination”.

DoH will support all facilities to achieve the target and make the most of the NAFIS initiative and its platform to identify citizens seeking employment in the healthcare field. 

Ghannam Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of the Emirati Talent Competitiveness Council,  praised DoH’s efforts to increase the Emaritisation rates and monitor healthcare facilities to achieve their Tawteen goals.

He also praised the cooperation shown by various national entities to provide means of success and support NAFIS and its different programmes and initiatives.

NAFIS is a federal program set to increase the competitiveness of Emirati human resources and empower them to occupy jobs in the private sector, within five years.

The program includes several initiatives, including the Medical and Healthcare Sector Cadres Development programme, which offers educational scholarships to citizens to enable them to obtain the qualifications required to work in the healthcare sector.

It also includes a NAFIS Platform that allows healthcare facilities to offer employment and training opportunities and benefit from the support programs available to establishments, job seekers, workers and trainees in the private sector, and students.

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