Female health workers lead the frontlines in battle against COVID-19


Sixty-eight per cent of Abu Dhabi’s Health Services Company (SEHA) entire workforce comprises of female healthcare workers.

That's a total of 12,100 women employees, with nearly 6,000 working as nursing staff; 1,775 as doctors and physicians and 2,500 serving as personnel across the network’s Ambulatory Healthcare Services.

Meanwhile, 2,191 female staff are from Tawam Hospital and 2,083 women are currently working at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.

The figures were unveiled on the occasion of International Women’s Day, that's marked every year on March 8.

Officials said the numbers highlight the resilience, courage and determination of female frontliners as health workers and caregivers, community organisers and innovators.

"As countries begin their road to recovery from COVID-19, women remain steadfast at the forefront in the fight against the pandemic. Their profound contributions – whether as healthcare professionals, or as community leaders shaping response strategies for the development of the health sector – have played an active role in charting a new path forward for our nation," said Dr. Aysha Al Mahri, Group Chief Nursing Officer at SEHA.

" Guided by the vision of our wise leadership, we at SEHA pledge to continue to invest in the productive capabilities of our female workforce, helping them strengthen their – and the nation’s – future."

Additionally, the capital’s health services company witnessed an increase in the number of female employees participating in the network’s development programmes.

Nearly 120 female staff, constituting 79 per cent of all participants, have already commenced their journeys to grow and succeed in their leadership career at SEHA.


More from UAE

  • H.H. Sheikh Hamdan appointed as UAE Deputy PM, Minister of Defence

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the appointment of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, as Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, and UAE Minister of Defence.

  • H.H. Sheikh Abdullah appointed Deputy PM in cabinet reshuffle

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has appointed His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan as Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE alongside his continuing role as Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  • UAE condemns shooting at Trump rally

    The UAE has strongly condemned the shooting that targeted former US President Donald Trump, which led to his injury as well as the death of one person and injuries to others, and expressed its sincere sympathy over the incident.

  • RTA trials world's first 3D-printed abra

    Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is trialling the world's first electric abra manufactured using 3D printing technology, in collaboration with the private sector.