Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the ministry’s training and research capabilities.

Qatar’s future as the region’s foremost healthcare centre relies on investments in high-quality training and modern data-driven diagnostics, research and digital solutions. This agreement mirrors a national commitment to human development as prescribed within the pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030.

As the world’s first bilingual online survey tool for the promotion of scientific research, will be used by the Ministry to ensure that its research and survey competencies are of the highest standards. The survey tool and its corresponding mobile app were launched in April 2018 under the patronage of the Chairperson of the QLC Board of Directors, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, as a free platform for efficient data storage and processing.

Speaking on the importance of investing in human capacity building in public health as well as the online survey tool’s applicability for Qatar’s healthcare sector, QLC Managing Director Sheikh Dr Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani said that Qatar continues to make significant strides towards its national healthcare aspirations.

As ultramodern technologies and cutting-edge research alter the medical sector every day, efficient healthcare services continue to rely on state-of-the-art training techniques and accurate research methods. The training is expected to strengthen the capacity of both ministry officials as well as members of their healthcare network, such as hospitals and clinics.

In support of this, QSurvey will provide innovative data-collection facilities that can record and analyse vast amounts of data for decades to come.’

As part of its mandate, QLC seeks to improve institutional performance at an organisational level through high-quality leadership training for Qatari organisations. Specifically designed for professionals working within the partner organisation, the programmes include specialised training courses, seminars, and executive mentoring and coaching that are tailored according to the needs of their specific sector – in this case: the Ministry of Public Health.

Qatar ranks as the 5th best healthcare system in the world, and number one in the Middle East according to the Legatum Institute.

Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani expressed his pleasure at signing the memorandum, which represents a very important event for both organisations. He stressed that the Ministry will work with QLC in various fields of research and training in a mutually beneficial partnership. He emphasised that the cooperation will providing leading leadership expertise to members of the Ministry of Public Health as well as the healthcare sector across the country.

The Ministry of Public Health was one of the first ministries and government agencies that have entered into the deal with the QSurvey.

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Cover Image: QLC Acting Managing Director Dr Ali J Al Kubaisi and Sheikh Dr Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani