Qatar Leadership Centre (QLC) and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the aim of strengthening the ministry’s training and research capabilities.
As the world’s first bilingual online survey tool for the promotion of scientific research, www.QSurvey.qa will be used by MoPH to ensure its research and survey competencies are of the highest standards. The survey tool and its corresponding mobile app were launched in April 2018 under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, chairperson of the QLC Board of Directors, as a free platform for efficient data storage and processing.
Sheikh Dr Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani, managing director and member at QLC, said: “As ultramodern technologies and cutting-edge research alter the medical sector every day, efficient healthcare services continue to rely on state-of-the-art training techniques and accurate research methods. The training is expected to strengthen the capacity of both ministry officials as well as members within their network of associated healthcare bodies, such as hospitals and clinics. In support of this, QSurvey will provide innovative data-collection facilities that can record and analyse vast amounts of data for decades to come.”
As part of its mandate, QLC seeks to help improve institutional performance at an organisational level through high-quality leadership training for Qatari organisations. Specifically designed for professionals working within the partner organisation, the programmes include specialised training courses, seminars, and executive mentoring and coaching that are tailored according to the needs of their specific sector – in this case: the ministry of public health.
Sheikh Dr Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani, director of the Public Health Department at the Ministry of Public Health, expressed his pleasure at signing the memorandum between the MoPH and the Centre, which represents a very important event for both organisations. He stressed that the ministry will work with QLC in various fields of research and training in a mutually beneficial partnership.
QSurvey’s advanced data-collection capabilities will support the ministry’s in-house administration, and contribute to the advancement of the nation’s healthcare development aspirations. The highly versatile survey tool allows organisations to securely draw on data in order to engage with the relevant stakeholders, complement projects and decision-making processes with accurate statistics, package respondent information easily for presentations, as well as export data to users’ licensed enterprise IT systems
The tool provides private, public and government organisations with secure and flexible services to gather internal and external reporting information, and opens the pathway for free, unlimited creative research to users. Governmental organisations may rely on its data services for an increasing number of e-government services, while academic, cultural and scientific organisations may utilise the digital space for enhanced collaboration and original data collection.