University of Montpellier 1 (UM1) is located in the South of France in the Languedoc-Roussillon District, a traditional cultural and intellectual crossroads, University of Montpellier 1 is striving to enhance and multiply talents. This University is one of the oldest academic establishments of the world (1289). For more than 700 years, the university's history has been distinguished by values of excellence, prestige and a multidisciplinary approach, both in research and education; thus ensuring it an international fame.
The University of Montpellier 1 hosts more than 26,000 students, 950 assistants, associates and full professors or researchers.
The University of Montpellier 1 is very well known for its excellence in regional anesthesia and analgesia. This reputation startes with Louis Gaston Labat, a pionner in regional anesthesia. He was a student at the Faculty of Medicine in 1914. Later, he became one of the founders of the 'original' American Society of Regional Anesthesia and the author of "Regional Anesthesia: Its Technics and Clinical Application", which was considered the definitive textbook on regional anesthesia for at least 30 years after its publication.
Today, Professor Capdevila and his team are one of the leading groups in the world to adapt the concept of regional anesthesia and analgesia.
Initially, the Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS), which was created in 1973, was the functioning authority that almost exclusively focused on health service delivery.
Therefore, the DHA was created, in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, with an expanded vision to include strategic oversight for the complete health sector in Dubai and enhance private sector engagement.
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance is the President of the Dubai Health Authority.
His Excellency Qadhi Saeed Al Murooshid is the Director General of the DHA
The DHA’s aim in Dubai is to provide an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system, protect public health and improve the quality of life within the Emirate. This is a direct translation of the objectives of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Keeping the strategic plan in mind, the DHA’s mission is to ensure access to health services, maintain and improve the quality of these services, improve the health status of nationals, residents and visitors and oversee a dynamic, efficient and innovative health sector.