ZHO, NRC sign MoU

ABU DHABI, 11th March, 2018 (WAM) — The Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO, and the National Rehabilitation Centre, NRC, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to support and strengthen their joint co-operation and strategic partnership, with the aim of unifying their efforts to serve their clients.

The MoU was signed by Abdullah Al Humaidan, Secretary-General of the ZHO, and Dr. Hamad Abdullah Al Ghaferi, Director-General of the NCR.

The MoU, which is valid for three years from the signing date, stipulates that the ZHO and NRC will exchange and share knowledge, expertise, advice and scientific research, and must attend each other’s specialist workshops, as well as achieve mutual benefits, and protect, integrate and empower their community clients, and create an environment that will encourage their development.

It also stipulates the exchange of scientific equipment, and the psychological testing of their clients who are addicts, recovering addicts and people of determination, as well as their participation in each other’s rehabilitation programmes and projects.

Al Humaidan welcomed the signing of the MoU, while praising the NCR’s efforts to protect, treat and rehabilitate those suffering from various forms of addiction, as well as their related research, studies, and work to raise the awareness of youths about the dangers of addiction.

He added that the signing of the MoU is part of the directives and monitoring by H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of the ZHO, and the other members of the ZHO’s board to communicate with the community and relevant institutions, with the aim of highlighting people of determination and to integrate them into the community. It also represents the vision of the wise leadership to achieve social integration and encourage the creation of a community with equal opportunities, as well as the government’s desire to strengthen the co-operation and co-ordination between authorities and institutions that serve people of determination.

Al Ghaferi praised the ZHO’s efforts to offer care and rehabilitation programmes to people of determination, and its role as an effective and key strategic partner in supporting the NRC’s work to integrate recovering addicts into the community.

He added that the NRC is continuing to develop and improve its plans, with the aim of raising its level of services, according to the best practices and highest international standards, to support addicts, maintain their health and care, and return them to their normal lives, while maintaining complete confidentiality. He also thanked the ZHO and its officials for their co-operation with the NRC in helping recovering addicts.

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