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Words of inspiration

Consider each day as the

best day of the year




Thumbay Moideen

Founder President - Thumbay Group

The beginning of a new

year is undoubtedly one

of the most exciting times

for all. It brings with it a

time for taking stock of

how we ended the last

year, and the tremendous

progress we have made

on our journey to attain

recognition in our activities.

We wish to highlight many

of the successes that are

bringing us closer to our

goals; among them are our

expanding facilities at the

campus and addition of our distinguished leadership and

faculty, both at the university as well as in our hospitals.

His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi,

Member of the Supreme Council, UAE and Ruler of Ajman,

Gulf Medical University (GMU) awarded the degrees to

107 graduates at the 13th Convocation Ceremony in the

presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mabarak Al

Nahyan - Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development,

Government of UAE and a host of officials, dignitaries,

parents and faculty members.

HisHighness SheikhRashidBinHumaidAlNuaimi, Chairman

of Ajman Municipality has honored 18 of our outstanding

alumni for their remarkable career achievements. I was

delighted to meet our Alumni during the 1st GMU Annual

Global Alumni Summit. It is heartening to see alumni create

a positive impact in different countries and communities.

In a unique initiative to promote entrepreneurship among

the alumni and students of Gulf Medical University (GMU),

the university has launched the ‘GMU Startup Lab’, which

will support aspiringmedical entrepreneurs transform their

business ideas into reality.

We are delighted to inform our readers that Health

magazine will be hosting the inaugural edition of the

Health Awards 2017 in association with Dubai Department

of Economic Development in January, which aims to

acknowledge and appreciate exceptional contributions in

the field of healthcare and related services and activities

in the UAE. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman-

Dubai Health Authority and Guest of Honor His Excellency

Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi, Director- General Department of

Economic Development, Dubai will do the honors. These

awards have evoked a great response from individuals

and organizations alike. The ceremony is expected to

attract over 500 healthcare professionals and dignitaries

from all over the country.

We are pleased to inform our readers that the Ghana

Medical and Dental Council have accorded an official

recognition to the Gulf Medical University programs.

At the 8th Annual Scientific Meeting of Gulf Medical

University (GMU), Ajman, our facultymembers discussed

and deliberated on the research studies conducted in

the university over the past year. Gulf Medical University

organized the 3rd Annual Health Insurance Conference

- innovation and sustainability in association with Aafiya

Medical Billing Services. The conference was attended

by over 200 professionals from the insurance industry.

The 1st International GMU Conference on Inborn Errors

of Metabolism and Advances in Neonatal Genetics was

held in Dubai. International experts from USA, Saudi

Arabia, and UAE delivered talks at the conference which

was attended by over 150 delegates from all over the

country. Thumbay Medical Tourism organized the 3rd

Annual Conference on Health & Medical Touris – Brand

UAE; Nurturing Partnerships, Exploring Opportunities

which was held in Dubai. The chief guest- His Excellency

Dr. Amin Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for

Medical Practice and License Sector, Ministry of Health

inaugurated the conference and honored leading

medical tourism experts from the country and abroad.

Over 200 experts from UAE attended the conference.

He also awarded certificates to the graduates of the

‘Medical Tourism Facilitator’ course offered by the Gulf

Medical University.

We were happy to host the popular Arab singer Ms.

Diana Haddad at the university who interacted with

university students and visitors on the importance of

combating diabetes. She visited the campus to support

our Diabetes Awareness Campaign.

I am happy to inform our readers that in recognition of

my contributions to the healthcare and education fields,

leading television channel NDTV has honored me with

a “Global Leader” award at the Gulf Indian Excellence

Awards at a gala function held in Dubai.

I wish all our readers and my Thumbay Group

employees, whom I consider as a family, a very happy

and a prosperous new year 2017. Let us grow together.