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M42 joins forces with the Butterfly to empower people of determination and involve them in the workplace

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M42 joins forces with the Butterfly to empower people of determination and involve them in the workplace

  • M42, the first-of-its-kind, integrated and tech-enabled healthcare company aims to contribute to the inclusion of people of determination in the UAE through this partnership with the Butterfly
  • M42 is pioneering inclusion for people of determination in the UAE and setting an example for other healthcare entities to follow

M42, a first-of-its-kind integrated healthcare company that combines G42 Healthcare’s unique medical and data-centric technologies with Mubadala Health’s world-class provision of care, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Butterfly, the first advocacy organization in the UAE for People of Determination (PoD). The signing coincides with the organization’s first anniversary.

Under the terms of the MoU the two parties will collaborate on various initiatives aimed at promoting inclusivity for PoD. The organization supports parents with education placement issues and advocates for adults by searching and securing employment through its Inclusive Employment Ecosystem (IEE). M42 joins the IEE along with other leading organizations in the UAE.

As a pioneering organization, M42 is the first healthcare company to become a member of the IEE. The IEE is a dedicated eco-system that supports and guides corporations to increase inclusion, equality, and accessibility in their organization through the employment of PoD and by advocating for progressive policies that empower and safeguard them.

Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of M42, said: “We are honored to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with the Butterfly, so that together, we can foster a more inclusive ecosystem for people of determination in Abu Dhabi. The inclusion of people of determination in all aspects of our society is a priority that is close to our hearts as this is an integral community that we care deeply about. Through this partnership, we aim to apply a social integrated model where we can influence, collaborate, and support the social and educational ecosystems in the Emirate and lead the way for other entities to follow. M42 is pleased to join a growing community of support that will empower people of determination to seek better education, employment, and overall fulfilment.”

This collaboration is in alignment with the 2020-2024 Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination, which shares M42’s vision of fostering an enabled and empowered community for PoD. The strategy’s primary objective is to transform Abu Dhabi into an inclusive and accessible city by adopting a social disability perspective that upholds the rights of PoD. One of the key aims is to integrate PoD and their families into the fabric of society, ensuring their lifelong access to rights, services, and opportunities. To guarantee the highest standards of care, the strategy sets benchmarks established by the government, private sector, and third-party organizations. Additionally, it intends to develop a sustainable community structure based on comprehensive data and statistics.

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M42 is helping with diagnostic practice and support in schools through different assets of Mubadala Health. Amana Healthcare and Danat Al Emarat Hospital are already offering in-school support services in conjunction with a policy developed by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

M42 will continue supporting the PoD community by developing various service lines and initiatives across its facilities. One existing and operational noteworthy program is a screening program designed to detect developmental issues in young children at an early stage. These programs and initiatives align with the global transition from a medical model to a social model approach, encompassing healthcare, social care, and education.

The objective of this shift is to eliminate obstacles and foster an environment that empowers PoD, promoting inclusivity and equal opportunities.

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