M42, The Butterfly partner to assist people of determination
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Abu Dhabi’s M42, The Butterfly partner to empower people of determination

Abu Dhabi’s M42, The Butterfly partner to empower people of determination

The collaboration aims to foster a more inclusive ecosystem for people of determination in Abu Dhabi

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M42 and the Butterfly to empower people of determination

M42, the integrated healthcare company formed by G42 Healthcare and Mubadala Health, recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Butterfly, the UAE’s first advocacy organisation for People of Determination (PoD).

The two parties will collaborate on various initiatives aimed at promoting inclusivity for PoD.

The organisation supports parents with education placement issues and advocates for adults by searching and securing employment through its Inclusive Employment Ecosystem (IEE).

M42 has joined the IEE along with other organisations in the UAE, and is the first healthcare company to do so.

The Butterfly helps companies employ PoD through IEE

The IEE supports and guides corporations to increase inclusion, equality, and accessibility in their organisation 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 MD of M42, said: “We are honoured to sign this MoU 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.”

 The collaboration with The Butterfly 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 organisations.

Additionally, it intends to develop a sustainable community structure based on comprehensive data and statistics.

How M42 is supporting the PoD community

 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.

 M42 said it will continue supporting the PoD community by developing various service lines and initiatives across its facilities.

One existing and operational programme is a screening programme designed to detect developmental issues in young children at an early stage.

These programmes and initiatives align with the global transition from a medical model to a social model approach, including healthcare, social care and education.

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

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