Ministry launches new research agenda on ADHD
DUBAI: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, successfully launched the new research agenda for 2018-2019, which aims to advance studies in attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, ADHD.
The new agenda, which follows the government’s directives to create key research and establish an innovative system for mental health, falls in line with the national policy activities aimed at promoting mental health in the UAE. During the launch, a summary of the research was presented to medical specialists and professionals attending the event. The event was held in the presence of Dr. Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal, Assistant Under-secretary for the Hospitals Sector at MOHAP; Dr. Mona Al Kuwari, Director of the Specialised Care Department at MOHAP and Dr. Adel Kerani, Director of Al Amal Hospital, along with the members of the research teams.
According to MOHAP senior oficials, the research agenda is seen as a scientiic instrument that can help in the creation of viable care solutions for children who have symptoms of ADHD. The agenda represents the irst tier of studies in building a body of knowledge relevant to the UAE. The next stages will include training for healthcare professionals regarding innovation in children’s mental health.