KUWAIT: The Dasman Diabetes Institute won the award of HH Sheikh Hamdan Al-Maktoum for the best medical institution in the Arab world. "The institute had been selected for the award of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Al-Maktoum as the best institute among many medical and research centers and institutions in the Arab world," said Director General of Dasman Institute Dr Qais Al-Duwairi.

In a press statement yesterday, Duwairi and all employees of the institute expressed their pride in this honorable achievement. They granted the award to HH the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, which established Dasman Diabetes Institute.

The winner of this award was announced on Wednesday, presented and approved by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Deputy Governor of Dubai, Minister of Finance and patron of the award, Duwairi explained. On the occasion, the Dubai famous Burj Khalifa was fully illuminated in the name and logo of the institute in honor of winning this award, which came due to its achievement over the past years.

Duwairi explained that Dasman Institute recently accomplished many achievements, especially in the field of research, in addition to publishing a large number of studies in prestigious journals. As the institute directs most of its attention to scientific research, it also provides other services, such as treatment of various types of diabetes, education and training at an advanced and integrated level.

Duwairi expressed his sincere gratitude for this award, saying: "The Sheikh Hamdan Award is a medal that everyone can appreciate and be proud of." He thanked Sheikh Hamdan for his support for science, medicine and research, and his keenness to advance peoples through this award "that we are extremely proud of".

The award is one of the most important and highest awards that support and appreciate medical and research bodies in the Arab world, and it is a very prestigious award, established in 1999. It aims at honoring scientists from all over the world who strive for distinguished medical research that serves the great interests of mankind.

The objectives of the award include several aspects, including honoring outstanding achievements in the medical field and encouraging the establishment of specialized institutions to develop curricula and methods of scientific research in the Arab world. It also supports distinguished medical research and encourages the publication of research in local and international medical journals. - KUNA