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Hamdan Medical Award a member of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences 19 December 2016
United Arab Emirates, Dubai: Monday, December 19, 2016 –Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences participates in the international conference of the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences (IOMS), which is currently held in Kuwait to discuss the “Health Rights and Duties for Patients from an Islamic Prospective”.
 
Witnessed the opening ceremony of the conference H.E. Dr. Jamal Mansour Al Harbi, the Minister of Health, Kuwait. The 4-days conference (19-22 December) is organized by the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences in collaboration with the award and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy in Jeddah.
 
Dr. Ahmed al-Hashimi, a member of the Board of Trustees of Hamdan Medical Award, and the award’s representative at the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences, said that the organization has issued Resolution No. 305 on April 9, 2015, regarding the membership of the award in the IOMS’s board of trustees.
 
“This membership is a fruit of the joint cooperation between the 2 foundations over years, and a reflection of their mutual vision regarding the necessity of preserving the Islamic ethics in the medical practices”, he said.
 
In the opening ceremony, Dr. Ahmed al-Hashemi delivered the Award’s speech and mentioned to the importance of the main theme of the conference which is one of the most important issues in the medical arena namely; Health Rights and Duties for Patients from an Islamic Prospective.
 
“The cooperation between Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences and the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences has extended since the establishment of the award in 1999 till now. We are agreed on the necessity of preserving the teachings of Islam in the medical and health practices”.
 
“Islam is the religion of all times, and thus the constitution for all practices in the contemporary world, particularly in the medical and health fields”.
 
“Many Muslim countries around the world has given a good model in preserving patients' rights in line with the teachings of Islam”.
 
“For example, the United Arab Emirates derives its legislation and laws from Islam, and thus issued many important laws such as the law of the medical liability, the organ transplant law, and the laws organizing the In -Vitro Fertilization (IVF)”. 
 
“Such laws which preserves the rights of patients from all segments of the society, including people with special needs, children, women, or even elders, have developed the confidence in the UAE healthcare services regionally and globally”.
 
Within his speech, Dr. Ahmed al-Hashemi extended the greetings of the members of the Board of Trustees of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences to all officials in charge of the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences, particularly Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Awadi, the Chairman.
 
“Since its establishment till now, the award has been a motivation for applying the principles of Islam in medical practices. In November 2007, the "Dubai Declaration", about the ethics of Human Genetics, was issued within the 2nd Pan Arab Human Genetics Conference, which was organized by the award’s Centre for Arab Genomic Studies, in cooperation with the Dubai Islamic Affairs and charitable Activities Department”. 
 
“Thus, patients' rights, derived from the teachings of Islamic, is an integral part of all the award’s activities, whether it is holding training programs for healthcare professionals, supporting scientific research, or even organizing awareness campaigns for society members”.