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Short Film ‘Ghadeer Jaber’ Captures success of First Emirati Woman Pediatric Surgeon

Ghadeer Jaber, the first Emirati pediatric surgeon in the country and holder of German Board in Pediatrics, illustrates her passion to serve humanity by curing children through a short film that will be broadcast on the UAE Government YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/uaegov.

"Children constitute a large segment of the UAE society, yet there are not many specialized pediatric surgeons in the country. I, therefore, felt that I should serve my country through this specialization.” These words highlight the turning point of Jaber’s life, which brought her a lot of support and encouragement from her family and relatives.

The film shows Ghadeer as a surgeon occupied in her humanitarian duty, working for long hours, and how she spends time with her family. It also highlights her moments with her colleagues at work, where she says: “The hospital is my second home… I cannot live without my current work… Surgical operations may continue for 6-8 hours and maybe more… It is painstaking and requires a lot of effort… But all the troubles vanish with the smile of a mother when you tell her: Your child is fine.”

Part of a series of films, the short film is aligned with the National Innovation Strategy, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The Strategy includes a number of sectors to focus on, of which is health and includes a number of national initiatives to encourage innovation by providing healthcare services, building national capacities in the same field.

The UAE Government YouTube Channel was launched in June by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The channel broadcasts several exclusive and innovative programs, success stories and offers a number of government services. It provides a platform for the awareness campaigns of federal entities, and is considered as the official source of news from the federal government. It broadcasts an exclusive collection of short films in high technical quality.

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