UAE Ministry of Climate Change and PureHealth to Study the Impact of Air Quality on Public Health


Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, to evaluate the impact of air quality on public health with a focus on the factors affecting the longevity and quality of life of the people in the UAE.

The MoU was signed today in the presence of Her Excellency Mariam Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and attended by Her Excellency Eng. Othaiba Al Qaydi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Sustainable Communities, Farhan Mallik, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at PureHealth Group and Marwan Ali Al Kaabi, Chief Infrastructure Officer at PureHealth.

The MoU builds on PureHealth’s commitment to works towards enhancing research and efforts to enhance Longevity people.

Her Excellency Mariam Almheiri said: “This partnership marks a significant step forward in our commitment to enhancing the quality of life for the people of the UAE. By evaluating the impact of air quality on health, we can make informed decisions that contribute to effective climate action, community health, and overall sustainability. As we prepare to host COP28 later this year at Dubai Expo City, during this Year of Sustainability, the MoU underscores our focus on fostering a sustainable future for our nation and the world through strategic partnerships.”

Farhan Malik, Managing Director and CEO of PureHealth, said: “We are honoured to partner with the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment on a project of national importance. At PureHealth, we have continuously demonstrated our commitment to align our activities with the UAE leadership’s  vision for a healthier and more sustainable society.”

Malik added: “Our goal is clear – to advance the science of longevity, and ensuring people live longer, healthier, happier, and fuller lives. Through the research and assessment of the impact of air quality on public health, we can work towards building a healthier, more resilient future for the people of the UAE. This partnership highlights our unwavering commitment to transforming the healthcare sector through holistic solutions by leveraging our extensive expertise and cutting-edge technology that enhance the overall health of the nation.”

As part of the MoU, a Joint Working Committee, comprising representatives from both entities, will be set up to oversee the implementation of the activities outlined in the agreement. The committee will meet periodically to review progress, share information, and address any challenges.

This partnership between MOCCAE and Abu Dhabi-based PureHealth is a testament to the UAE’s commitment to addressing the challenges of climate change and enhancing the health and well-being of its people.

Part of being a sustainable healthcare provider, PureHealth recently commitment to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2040. PureHealth is the first healthcare company in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia to align with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) and to pledge such a goal. This commitment places them a decade ahead of the global deadline set by the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) is responsible for international and domestic climate change affairs, environmental affairs, and developing the UAE’s green growth strategy. MOCCAE is dedicated to ensuring sustainable development while preserving the environment and achieving a perfect balance between economic and social development.

PureHealth is the largest integrated healthcare platform in the region, boasting an extensive network of 25 hospitals, 160 laboratories, and 100 clinics. Aligned with its unwavering commitment to revolutionise healthcare for the future, PureHealth is actively working to transform every aspect of healthcare. In fact, the organization is leveraging cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies to reimagine health spans and challenge life spans, future-proofing healthcare and fuelling the next generation of innovation. Through its efficient data management, PureHealth is taking on the ambitious project of creating a Hospital in the Cloud. With its transformative vision, the healthcare platform continues to make a profound impact on the lives of individuals in the UAE, and beyond, shaping a sustainable and healthier future for generations to come.

About PureHealth:

By advancing the science of longevity, PureHealth is introducing the healthcare of the future from the United Arab Emirates to the rest of the world. PureHealth is the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform, with an ecosystem that challenges lifespans and reimagines health spans. With 25+ hospitals, 100+ clinics, multiple diagnostic centers, insurance solutions, pharmacies, health tech, procurement, investments and more. With groundbreaking innovations at the forefront of healthcare, the company is on a mission to unlock time for humankind.

Pure Health’s network of healthcare facilities across Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates comprises:

  • SEHA – Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – One of the largest healthcare networks of hospitals and clinics in the UAE
  • Daman – The National Health Insurance Company, the UAE’s leading health insurer
  • The Medical Office – Overseeing Sheikh Khalifa Hospitals and healthcare facilities established under the initiatives of H.H. The President of the UAE
  • Rafed – The UAE’s largest healthcare Group Purchasing Organization
  • PureLab – Managing and operating the largest network of laboratories in the region
  • Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center – Specialist healthcare centre focused on cell therapy and regenerative medicine
  • One Health – Sales, service support, and engineering network that provides end-to-end medical solutions to a base of over 300 healthcare service providers
  • The Life Corner – Abu Dhabi’s first holistic pharmacy, serving the health and wellness establishment