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About The Awards

Terms and Conditions

Under Excellence Awards

Under Recognition Awards


Awards 2020

Best Supporting Entity for Emiratization

  • The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) strives to become a global hub for innovative and integrated healthcare education and research at the service of humanity. MBRU’s mission is to advance health in the UAE and the region through an innovative and integrated Academic Health System, that is nationally responsive and globally connected, serving individuals and communities. This Academic Health System is built by, in collaboration with, and for Emiratis, and hence is in complete alignment with the national health agenda. Through deep-rooted commitment to education, research, and clinical practice, MBRU plays a key role in preparing tomorrow’s leaders in medicine and health sciences, and in contributing to the global reputation of the United Arab Emirates while delivering significant local impact.

Distinguished Allied Healthcare Professional Award

  • Marisa Lobo Biddappa, is a seasoned clinical Psychologist specialized in Child Psychology with more than 26 years of experience. Biddappa from the Kids Neuro Clinic & Rehab Centre received the ‘Distinguished Allied Healthcare Professional Award’ for her contribution towards the mental wellbeing of the community. She initiated and conducted the ‘Happy Heart’ initiative which raise awareness on issues of family and friendship relationships, bullying, peer pressure, substance abuse and provided assertive and social skills training.

Distinguished Nurse Award

  • Naela Mohammad Mahmoud, Nurse Supervisor at the Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital, is a highly competent nurse and very passionate about her job. She has many accomplishments in nursing especially with cancer patients. Ms. Mahmoud is dedicated to continuous education and teaching programs for nurses. She is an active contributor to the Life- Blood Donation Campaign in UAE.

Distinguished Physician Award

  • Dr Sattar Alshryda, is reputable Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon who leads the surgical department in Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital. He is a founding member of ICODE group (International Interdisciplinary Consensus Committee on DDH (Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip) Evaluation. Throughout his career Dr. Sattar has volunteered his time and efforts to serve the community.

Top Emirati Contributor Award

  • Dr Anwar Sajwani, a renowned Consultant Ophthalmologist, with more than 30 years of experience. Dr Sajwani Dr. Sajwani, the founder of the Laser Eye Care & Research Center, was the first Ophthalmologist in UAE to operate Vitreous and Retina 1999 after the establishment of Vitreo-Retinal unit in Dubai Hospital. He was also the first Ophthalmologist in the UAE to win the Sheikh Rashid Prize of Excellence for a Doctorate in 1995 and he currently serves as the Vice President of the Ophthalmology Society of the Emirates Medical Association.

  • Dr Shaheena Dawood, Consultant Medical Oncologist, with extensive knowledge in her field. Dr Dawood joined Mediclinic City Hospital in 2012 and since then she has contributed to the Dubai Healthcare City community through her treatment and research on cancer patients at the Hospital. She is actively involved in setting up the first UAE Bio Bank in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). She has published over 100 papers including 50 peer review original articles, 30 review articles and 12 book chapters.

People of Determination Friendly Entity Award

  • Swiss International School – Dubai, a well-established and recognized school committed to make a positive contribution to society. The school developed a specialized inclusion department within the school and specialized curriculum for people of determination in line with the Dubai government initiative ‘My Community … A City for Everyone’ and Dubai Inclusive Education Policy Framework 2017.

Outpatient Clinics Award Category

  • Sub-categories
    Name of facilities

    Single Specialty Clinics


    Nisa Well Woman Clinic


    Dr. Fatma Al Marashi Advanced Center for Endocrine, Diabetes & Metabolism




    Multi-Speciality Clinics


    My Pedia Clinic




    Outpatient Surgical Center


    Laser Eye Care & Research Center




    Rehabilitation Centers


    The Doris Duan-Young Autism Center




    Renal Dialysis Center


    Amsa Renal Care




    Clinical Support Facility


    PIDDDS 3D Living





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