Sheikha Mayassa wins prestigious SDC award
DOHA RECOGNISED for her commitment and efforts in driving community and volunteer work across Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani won this year's Social Development Center (SDC) Honorary Volunteer Award for
|Thai princess visits, lauds QF |
|DOHA Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand began a two-day visit of Qatar on Sunday with a tour of Education City at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF). The welcoming delegation was led by Haya bint Khalifa al Nassr, director of communications at QF.
The Thai princess saw a presentation outlining the vision and mission of QF, before viewing a 3D scale model of the Qatar Foundation site, including future construction projects.
During lunch, gifts were exchanged between the Thai princess and Dr Abdulla bin Ali al Thani, president of Hamad Bin Khalifa University and vice-president for education at QF.
Princess Maha visited the Qatar Academy, Awsaj Institute of Education and the Faculty of Islamic Studies.
The Thai princess, who has an impressive background in academia, took a keen interest in learning more about QF.
In Thailand, she is often referred to as 'The Princess of Technology', or 'The Princess of Information Technology', because of her wide-ranging interest and
|HMC, Cerner in pact to digitise health system |
|DOHA HAMAD Medical Corporation (HMC) has taken a step forward in its initiative to digitise the entire public health system of Qatar, including all HMC hospitals and primary health care centres (PHCs) by signing an agreement with Cerner.
Under the agreement, Cerner will deliver health IT solutions and third party suppliers that will improve the HMC Hospital Information Management system.
This will be Cerner's first project in the region to digitise an entire country's public health system on a single computing platform. Using the Cerner Millennium architecture, a unified health IT computing platform, the new system will enable Qatari health professionals to elevate safety, quality and efficiency.
The system will provide evidence- based best practices and improve the clinical care processes. In addition, Cerner solutions will provide the foundation for medical research initiatives related to population health management, including non-communicable diseases and other chronic health conditions.
Cerner will also work with the HMC to lay the foundation for a national health framework which will allow for a personal health record for every citizen in Qatar.
|Deputy Emir meets dignitaries |
|DOHA THE Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani met foreign delegates at his Emiri Diwan office on Monday.
HH the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent met House Majority Leader in the US Congress and Republican Eric Cantor, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Ileana Ros- Lehtinen and a number of other US Congress members on the occasion of their current visit to Qatar. Talks during the meeting dealt with ties of cooperation between the two countries and means of enhancing and promoting them.
HH the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent also met a British delegation at his Emiri Diwan office on Monday. The delegation of the European-Palestinian Relations Council at the British Parliament under Baroness Jennifer Louise Tonge, the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Richmond Park called to greet the HH the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent on the occasion of their current visit to the country. Talks during the meeting dealt with ties of cooperation between Qatar and the aforesaid council.