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December/January 2010/2011 (vol. 07/4)

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International OH systems, Part 4

Part 4: The United Arab Emirates

Summary:

In the fourth in a series of articles exploring different national occupational health systems, Ching Aw examines the United Arab Emirates.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a ‘new’ country, formed in 1971 as a federation of seven separate emirates. Before 1971, they were known as the Trucial States, each with separate treaties with Britain. The seven emirates have exotic names: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, Ras Al-Khaimah, and Umm Al-Quwain. Of these, Dubai is probably the most well known…

Professor Tar-Ching Aw is chair of the Department of Community Medicine at the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University.

Author: Aw TC

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2010/2011 (vol. 07/4) pp18-21

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