Memorandum of Understanding between Gulf Medical University and The International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)Establishing the Gulf Medical University Centre for Humanitarian Education


United Arab Emirates: An MoU has been signed on Wednesday 18th of November 2020 by Professor Hossam Hamdy Chancellor of GMU and Dr. Fawzi Abdulla Amin Head of the Gulf Cluster Office of The International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies to establish Gulf Medical University Centre of Humanitarian Education.

The center will be aiming to provide the development & implementation of professional certificates and Diploma programs in the domain of Humanitarian Sciences aimed at supporting the IFRC vision, preparing health professionals, and other professionals to respond to international humanitarian activities. Also training and developing GMU staff and students at both graduate and postgraduate level to act as volunteers and ambassadors in providing humanitarian services and spreading the culture of humanitarian support at all levels nationally, regionally, and internationally.

About Gulf Medical University:

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, has six colleges and offers 26 accredited programs with students of over 86 nationalities. The undergraduate programs offered by GMU include Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Healthcare Management & Economics, Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physiotherapy, Medical Imaging Sciences and Associate Degree in Preclinical Sciences. Graduate programs are offered in Public Health, Physical Therapy, Endodontology, Periodontics, Clinical Pharmacy, Healthcare Management & Economics, Health Professions Education and Medical Laboratory Sciences. Located in Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, the hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, GMU provides clinical training to its students through the various academic health centers of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System, including Thumbay University Hospital, Thumbay Dental Hospital and Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospitals located in the campus. Since its inception 22 years ago, around 2000 students have passed out of GMU and successfully working at various positions – including CEOs, COOs, Medical Directors and Head of Departments – in the healthcare industry in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Europe, America and Australasia. Among them are a number of Emirati medical practitioners who have made a mark in many UAE hospitals, helping the country advance towards its healthcare goals. The University’s academic and research tie-ups with over 60 international universities and research institutions ensures global acceptance and employability.