MoU prioritizing air quality in UAE

The MoU aims to evaluate and analyze the impact of air quality on public health
MoU prioritizing air quality in UAE
Working towards the UAE's National Air Quality Agenda 2031

The Ministry of Climate Change has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with health platform, Pure Health. The MoU aims to evaluate and analyze the impact of air quality on public health. The focus will be placed on factors that influence quality of life within the UAE. The agreement was signed in the presence of the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri. 

Also in attendance were H.E. Mohammed Saeed Al Nuaimi, Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, and Farhan Malik, Managing Director and CEO of Pure Health. H.E. Engineer Othaibah Al Qaydi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Sustainable Communities Sector, and Marwan Ali Al Kaabi, Executive Director of Infrastructure and Response at Pure Health signed the MoU. Pure Health, the largest healthcare platform in the region, leverages technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform healthcare. 

A closer look at air quality

The MoU fosters collaboration in the realm of air quality studies and research. By assessing air quality’s effect on health, the initiative seeks to inform decisions that contribute to effective climate action, community well-being, and overall sustainability. 

H.E. Mariam Almheiri highlighted the significance of this partnership in aligning with the UAE’s commitment to enhance citizens’ quality of life. She stated, “As we prepare to host COP28 in November this year, and within the Year of Sustainability, the memorandum with Pure Health emphasizes our focus on promoting a sustainable future for our country and the world by establishing more strategic partnerships in the field of sustainability.” 

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“Driven by the Ministry’s responsibility in leading national efforts in preparation for the COP28 conference, we strive, in collaboration with our strategic partners from various relevant sectors, to push the climate action path and dedicate efforts to achieve the perfect balance between economic and social development, including the health of community members.”

The MoU outlines cooperation between the Ministry and Pure Health, including research, air quality monitoring, and data exchange and analysis. A joint working committee will oversee the implementation, ensuring regular progress reviews, knowledge sharing, and addressing challenges. The partnership also aligns with goals outlined in the National Air Quality Agenda 2031. The agenda hopes to ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations through innovative climate strategies.

With the upcoming hosting of the COP28 conference in November and the celebration of the Year of Sustainability, the UAE demonstrates its dedication to these events. This collaboration with Pure Health further emphasizes the nation’s commitment to forging strategic partnerships for a sustainable future.

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