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As the academic year 2012-2013 is
drawing to an end, I wish to inform
all our readers with humility that
we had a very successful year in
providing quality health education and
healthcare in the region. Now it is time
to look back over the path traversed.
Time for introspection. Time for self-
assessment. Time to set new goals,
explore new routes and unravel new
Our mission is to raise the quality
of higher education and strengthen
its contribution to the regional
development. While linking development
to higher education Gulf Medical
University also lists community
engagement as a core function of
universities, alongside teaching,
learning and research.
A high profile delegation representing
the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria
(PCN) led by Ms. Gloria O. Abumere,
Registrar, and Mr. Augustine C.
Ezeugwn, Head of Training visited
the Gulf Medical University (GMU)
to discuss accreditation of Pharm
D program offered by Gulf Medical
University which would pave way
for the registration of GMU Pharm D
students as pharmacist in Nigeria.
In line with its strategic plans to expand
the pharmacy chain, Thumbay Group
recently inaugurated a new pharmacy
- GMC Pharmacy Al Noor, centrally
located in the Bank Street in Ajman.
The inauguration of this pharmacy is
part of the strategic plan of our Retail
Division and we wish to establish 10
more pharmacies in U.A.E. which
includes pharmacies in our upcoming
hospitals in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah
in the current year 2013.
As a core CSR objective, GMC
Hospitals in Ajman, Sharjah and
Fujairah in association with Malabar
Gold & Diamonds, Electric Way L.L.C.,
organized a free Mega Health Camp
on 28th of June, 2013. More than
5000 visitors benefitted from the Free
Mega Health Camps conducted in all
our three GMC Hospitals.
Forbes Middle East revealed its long-
awaited list of the Top 100 Indian
Leaders in the UAE at an impressive
ceremony hosted on Tuesday, June 25,
2013 at The Oberoi, Dubai, Business
Bay, U.A.E. These rankings are based
on the information collated on some
of the most influential Indian business
leaders residing or operating in the
Emirates. It is with great delight I wish
to inform all our readers that Thumbay
Group after being featured in the “Top
100 Companies making an impact in
the Arab World”, a list compiled by
Forbes Middle East Magazine earlier
in May 2013, I have now been featured
in the first ever list of ‘Top 100 Indians
in the UAE’ which was exclusively
compiled and published by Forbes
Middle East Magazine in the June-
July issue 15. This special recognition
by Forbes Middle East was bestowed
upon me for my contribution in the field
of healthcare. This award will further
inspire me to contribute towards
the advancement of healthcare and
education globally.
We have many opportunities, many
challenges and many issues that
impact us as a University. In our pursuit
of excellence, we are committed to
being a positive role-player in the
process of nation-building.
I would like to conclude by wishing all
our dear readers ‘Ramadan Kareem’.
Thumbay Moideen
Founder President, Board of Governors
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Words of inspiration
Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s
nut, that held its ground.
President’s Note