Words of inspiration
Consider each day as the
best day of the year
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
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.