The full-scale partnership includes a bespoke wellness program for employees and their families, to empower them with the necessary tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
As part of the partnership, ADSC will have access to Healthpoint’s team of public health experts, nutritionists, physicians, and world-class facilities, to help address injury prevention, physical rehabilitation, and provide the very best care for athletes, coaches and staff. Healthpoint’s experts will also be available to provide live coaching and encourage positive lifestyle changes.
His Excellency Aref Hamad Al Awani, ADSC General Secretary, signed the agreement and highlighted that our nation’s athletes and sportspersons now have access to the latest and best medical care as a result of this partnership. “We value Healthpoint’s position as pioneers in sports medicine and orthopedics and have great trust in the quality of their service and people. This agreement serves as a strategic partnership that aligns with our long-term commitment to the development of Abu Dhabi’s sports industry, and in creating a legacy of good health by providing education and programming that enables an active lifestyle,” said His Excellency.
Sports medicine and orthopedics are one of Healthpoint’s Centers of Clinical Excellence and the hospital has implemented numerous initiatives to elevate the quality of their offering, provided by the hospital’s sizeable and renowned Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Offering a range of treatments grounded in the latest internationally-recognized approaches, the facility has also partnered with Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) to work with their doctors in enhancing sports medical care.
“We are delighted to have a partner such as the Abu Dhabi Sports Council who mirrors our values, and we strongly believe that the partnership will help advance our mission to inspire positive change within the sports community. We believe that awareness and knowledge play a powerful role in the path to better health, and our wellness-coaching program is designed to equip athletes with information and amenities to empower them to maintain healthy lifestyles,” said Dr. Mai Al Jaber, Deputy Medical Director, Head of the Women's Wellness Initiative and Public Health at Healthpoint.
This partnership also aligns with the UAE Government’s healthcare agenda and serves the nation’s Vision 2021 of achieving a world-class healthcare system, with the aim of ensuring a longer, healthier life for the community.
About Abu Dhabi Sports Council
Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC) was established in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
ADSC is aligned to the emirate’s leadership vision to develop sport and youth activities. The Council promotes an effective, emirate-wide sports calendar that stimulates the desire to participate in quality sports among all Abu Dhabi residents and helps the talented and motivated reach their sporting potential.
The Council also hosts and supports the staging of international world-class sporting events. These include the annual Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship; the Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix; the ITU World Triathlon Series; both the Abu Dhabi and Gary Player Invitational; the Red Bull Air Race; the Mubadala World Tennis Championship; the 2017 and 2018 FIFA Club World Cups; the 2019 AFC Asia Cup and the UCI WorldTour event, The Abu Dhabi Tour.
We at ADSC firmly believe that sporting events deliver a host of benefits for the emirate and its residents. These spans improved health and wellness, the building of community spirit, the discovering of local talent and the delivery of international exposure of the emirate as a world-class sporting events hub.
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