Remarks by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) International Day of Happiness


The International Day of Happiness is an occasion to commemorate the UAE’s achievements which reinforced its global position, thanks to the vision of the wise leadership that makes the happiness, prosperity, welfare, and stability of citizens, residents, and society at large as a top priority, so as to become the UAE at the forefront of the world’s happiest countries, as well as to be a key driver and positive force globally.

The UAE, in the meantime, was proactive in launching a national program for happiness and wellbeing, which was adopted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make happiness and positivity a lifestyle, a government commitment, and a real spirit uniting society members and making the UAE a global destination for happiness, in accordance with the National Agenda 2021 and the aspirations of the next 50 years, as well as the UAE Centennial 2071.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, as part of its strategy to enhance the culture of happiness and positivity among its employees, its customers, patients, and society at large, has launched several initiatives to spread an innovative concept of happiness, in accordance with the international best practices.

This is achieved by providing world-class, comprehensive, innovative and fair health services and employ the latest technologies and innovations in health services such as Artificial Intelligence, robotic services, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Blockchain and massive data that provide predictive solutions for patients.

And in line with the UAE Government trends, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched numerous initiatives and programs to strengthen happiness practices. This includes the “Wellbeing Platform” to measure the happiness and well-being of patients and the medical staff through the AI and smart health services, as part of the Ministry’s keenness to support the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031.

The Ministry has also launched an online portal for happiness under the “Maharati” system to boost communication between all hospitals, health centers, various departments and the executive team for happiness and quality of life in the ministry.

Furthermore, the Health Ministry adopts best practices and global management systems to cater to the needs of customers, according to strategic indicators to raise the happiness rate of customers about electronic and smart services. This would help strengthen the mutual relationship, build a sustainable partnership, and create a competitive environment among customers to meet the requirements of the ministry and encourage them to use electronic and smart services.

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