Dubai - June 24, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) has announced a series of new initiatives, supported by Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals, to promote effective scientific and training programs to improve the practice of Urology in the region through its education platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU). The AAU and ASU also pledged to promote numerous public awareness programs for various preventable health issues faced by men and women.
The announcement was made during an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai where the Dr Yasser Farahat, Secretary-General of the Arab Association of Urology, and Dr. Mohammed Khalil, CEO of SAJA, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to mark the beginning of the strategic collaboration between the two organizations.
AAU and SAJA have collaborated in the past to ......read more
70-year-old lady suffering from a major stroke comes back to life
Riyadh: The Cardiology team at Seha Virtual Hospital SVH was able to undergo a remote operation to save the life of a patient in her seventies who was suffering from severe heart pain.
The 70-year-old patient arrived at the emergency department of King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Tabuk (Northwest of Saudi Arabia) in early April, suffering from severe pain in her chest.
After communicating with the specialists from the Cardiology team at Seha Virtual Hospital SVH located 1000 km away in the capital city of Riyadh, a decision was reached to operate on the atrial septal defect.
The operation, supervised by SVH's consultants, was successful. The patient stayed for two days in the intensive care unit before being transferred to the regular ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 22 June, 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, has released an update on “AL ADAA”, an electronic application established with the aim of enhancing and unifying compliance with occupational safety and health requirements in both the private and government sector entities across Abu Dhabi.
Since its launch in 2016, the Centre registered 84% of targeted government entities in AL ADAA, and 57% of targeted private sector entities in 9 main sectors, including building & construction sector, transport sector, energy sector, culture and tourism sector, health sector, education sector, ......read more
Health Minister declares support to combat tuberculosis
Riyadh: Saudi Health Minister Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel stressed the need to strengthen global health systems and enhance coordination through the "One Health" approach while ensuring sustainable funding to combat global health security threats. This came during his speech delivered virtually on Monday, June 20, to the meeting of G20 health ministers held in Jakarta.
Al-Jalajel added that Saudi Arabia stresses the importance of continuing coordination and joint work between health ministers in the group, announcing his country's support for the working group for pandemic Preparedness Prevention and Response PPR.
The Saudi minister indicated that the G20 could lead attempts to address gaps shown in the Global Report on Efforts to End Tuberculosis for ......read more
Doha – June 21, 2022: The impact of literacy on the health and wellbeing of individuals and the public as a whole was discussed at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s Grand Rounds.
Ms. Jamie Gray, associate librarian and director of the Distributed eLibrary at WCM-Q, explained what is understood by the term ‘health literacy’ and discussed how literacy in information and science can intersect with health literacy affecting personal health choices and therefore health and wellbeing. Ms. Gray also examined the influence of social determinants on information, science, and health literacy, and summarized a variety of strategies for enhancing domain literacies at the level of the individual and of the population, with a view to improving health outcomes.
The presentation, titled Why Literacy Matters: How ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2022 – A ground-breaking new treatment protocol to help restore brain function in post-stroke and traumatic brain injury patients was introduced to Dubai healthcare professionals this week. The announcement was made by Aviv Clinics Dubai, hosting a medical conference under the Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation program of the Dubai Health Authority.
Aviv Clinics provided fully documented evidence of the use of their proprietary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to improve the cognitive and physical performance of people suffering from stroke and traumatic brain injuries, regardless of the severity of their condition. Aviv’s new medical protocol improves neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt in response to an injury or disease, and reactivates ......read more
King Khalid Hospital in Najran succeeded in restoring his hearing
Wajdi Al-Nassi was born with hearing loss in both ears, his parents decided to admit him to King Khalid Hospital in Najran for a cochlear implant operation.
The procedure, which took 6 hours, ended with total success, and a video of Wajdi's first moments of listening to voices on Sunday the 19th of June went viral.
• Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) and Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi enter a partnership agreement to deliver UAE-based ophthalmology services for diabetes and endocrinology patients
20 June 2022, Abu Dhabi – UAE: Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of the Mubadala Health network, has recently entered a partnership agreement with Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, to provide ophthalmology services for ICLDC patients in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, also a Mubadala Health Partner, is a result of a partnership with Moorfields London, a leader in ophthalmology services in the United Kingdom.
In a move that brings two internationally renowned healthcare brands from the United Kingdom’s National Health Services (NHS) together to collaborate under one ......read more
Aster currently provides employment to 8290+ professionals in Kerala including doctors and nurses. With the new hospital in Trivandrum expected to add 2000 jobs, Aster would be providing employment to over 10,000 professionals in the State.
• This would be Aster’s 7th Hospital in Kerala and 16th Hospital in India. The 550 bedded hospital will have several centres of excellence fulfilling the needs of a super-specialty hospital in the region.
• Total investment of Rs. 500 crores estimated for the entire project.
Dubai, June 17, 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest private healthcare service providers in GCC and India, announced the launch of its latest integrated advanced healthcare facility at Trivandrum in Kerala. The hospital will be a 550-bed unit and will enclose 5.76 lakh sq. ......read more
Heat Stroke is a medical emergency that can lead to fatal consequences, knowing first aid and prevention strategies can help prevent the severity
Untreated, heatstroke can lead to organ failure, a coma or death
17 June 2021 - Dubai, UAE: Heat Stroke is the most serious type of heat-related illness caused by prolonged exposure to strong heat usually combined with dehydration leading to the failure of the body’s heat control mechanism. During a heat stroke, the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. It is considered a medical emergency and can impact any person of any age or gender. However, factors such as renal disease, hypertension, exertion in hot weather, sudden exposure to hot weather, lack of air conditioning, certain medications and health ......read more
successful intervention at Jeddah Hospital to remove cataracts from 1-month-old
Riyadh: East Jeddah's hospital ophthalmology department succeeded in removing cataracts and congenital fibrosis from the eyes of a one-month-old baby.
The Syrian-born was admitted to the hospital after his mother noticed, two weeks after his birth, the presence of white blots on his eyes with an inability to track faces. She immediately went to East Jeddah hospital to be examined by local physicians.
After performing the necessary tests and x-rays, the doctors diagnosed the case as a loss of vision due to the presence of white opacities and lesions in the lens of the eye. A decision was taken to immediately perform surgery under general anesthesia to remove the opacities and part of the vitreous body. The operation, which lasted 3 ......read more
• Brought by Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, the congress is set to drive conversations and collaborations to promote physical activity and public health
• Early bird registration now open
• Call for abstracts extended to 19th June 2022
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 16 June, 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, has announced that the 9th edition of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH) will be taking place in Abu Dhabi from the 23rd to the 26th of October 2022 under the theme “Making Every Move Count”.
The ISPAH Congress is the ......read more
• Wellx has joined hands with Fit on Click to transform the corporate wellness space by offering hyper-personalized health insurance plans for organizations and individuals
• This partnership will reward and incentivize positive behavioral change at the individual as well as corporate level through bespoke corporate wellness programs curated to reduce health insurance premiums
JUNE 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Wellx, the region’s first wellness insurance platform, and Fit On Click, a corporate wellness and sports service provider of UAE leading its way since 2015 have partnered to bring a new dimension to corporate wellness & insurance. By embedding wellness into existing corporate insurance plans, Wellx and Fit On Click will make employees healthier, and reduce healthcare ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate - 15 June, 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the government entity accelerating the UAE’s mission towards a healthy and safe society by bolstering public health initiatives, announced the launch of IFHAS; a new program aimed at the early detection of chronic diseases through comprehensive periodic examinations.
With chronic diseases a global and local challenge and a leading cause of death, this distinguished health program will see “Thiqa” card holders above 18 years of age benefit from comprehensive medical examinations, helping them to potentially avoid the risk of a number of chronic and non-communicable diseases. This program is in line with global experts and specialists’ recommendations, stressing the importance of adopting appropriate prevention measures, ......read more
The Wellness Day evening was joined by Msheireb Properties, Saudi Influencer Hassan Ghoneim to promote wellness and inner peace
Doha, Qatar – 15 June 2022: On Saturday June 11, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, and Msheireb Properties celebrated Global Wellness Day, a day dedicated to living well and finding inner peace to build a healthier and happier community.
First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of living well. With the slogan, “One day can change your life,” this occasion presents an opportunity for reflection and motivation for better health and wellness practices. Observed in more than 170 countries in thousands of locations, this one day celebration also highlights the value of prevention in physical and mental ......read more
Commenting on the latest government decision to end COVID measures
Riyadh: Commenting on the decision to lift all covid preventive measures, Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, announced that his country had provided historical lessons for the whole world during the pandemic, with the main message being people first, this was evident when King Salman directed to provide free treatment for all covid patients without differentiating between citizens, residents, or illegal migrants.
Al-Jalajel stressed that the high rates of immunization with vaccines exceeded 95% of the total population, which contributed to reducing the number of infections by 87% and reducing critical cases by 96%.
At a time when several countries witnessed a third wave, the Kingdom had overcome this wave without any effective economic ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 June 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, relaunched its annual "Safety in Heat" program coinciding with the decision to prohibit work during midday hours in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The program sets clear guidelines on working outdoors between the hours of 12:30pm to 3:00pm for a duration of three months from June 15 to September 15 of every year.
Part of its annual calendar of initiatives, ADPHC’s “Safety in Heat” program aims to raise awareness among employers and supervisors on the importance of taking the necessary measures to protect workers from heat and avoid ......read more
• ADQ to acquire leading Turkish Pharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) of sterile solutions and injectables
• Investment expands ADQ’s life sciences capabilities in sterile injectables and wider pharmaceutical services segments, while complementing its broader commitment to Turkey
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13, June 2022: ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Birgi Mefar Group (BMG), one of Turkey’s leading producers of sterile injectable products.
As a full-service pharmaceutical CDMO, BMG is a production service provider for sterile injectable products, namely vials and pre-filled syringes used for vaccines. BMG also produces primary packaging ampoules and vials ......read more
So far 8.4 million medical records, 31,800 doctors, and 298 facilities have been integrated into the NABIDH system.
Al Ketbi: The authority is committed to the smart transformation of its health system.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 June, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted that the medical electronic record project for every individual in the Emirate known as ‘Nabidh’, has integrated 8.4 medical records; 31,800 doctors and 298 facilities.
The system is linked to the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s
‘Riayati’ project to ensure a single medical electronic file for patients across the UAE.
This was announced during Nabidh’s quarterly forum that was held in the presence of His Excellency Awadh Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, officials from ......read more
HHC will take over all day-to-day operations from Ministry of Health in partnership with National Health Insurance Provider
Saudi Cabinet decided Tuesday, May 31, to establish the Health Holding Company HHC, and to approve the charter of the National Health Insurance Center. The decision came in place to improve the overall performance of the Saudi healthcare system, in which the Ministry of Health will focus on regulating and supervising all public and private health institutions. While the Health Holding Company via its local health cluster subsidiaries will provide integrated healthcare services to beneficiaries all around the Kingdom.
The decision included approving the charter of the National Health Insurance Center, which will purchase health services provided by the Health Holding Company or any of its ......read more
Readiness heightened in 1st Hajj season since Pandemic
Riyadh: Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel said that the ministry is fully prepared to provide all preventive, curative, and emergency services to pilgrims attending this year's Hajj season through a network of hospitals and health centers in and around the holy sites.
He added that a detailed plan has been prepared for this year's Hajj season. Focusing on preventive measures, epidemiological investigation procedures, and swift responses to any potential spread of infectious diseases.
This came after his inspection tour, Wednesday, 1 June, to the hospitals of Makkah and the holy sites; The tour included East Arafat Hospital, Jabal Al-Rahma Hospital, Namera Hospital, Mina Al-Wadi Hospital, Mina Al-Jisr Hospital, Mina New Hospital, and King ......read more
New company will take over all day-to-day operations from Ministry of Health
Riyadh: Saudi Cabinet decided Tuesday, May 31, to establish the Health Holding Company, and to approve the charter of the National Health Insurance Center. The decision came in place to improve the overall performance of the Saudi healthcare system, in which the Ministry of Health will focus on regulating and supervising all public and private health institutions. While the Health Holding Company via its local health cluster subsidiaries will provide integrated healthcare services to beneficiaries all around the Kingdom.
The decision included approving the charter of the National Health Insurance Center, which will purchase health services provided by the Health Holding Company or any of its subsidiaries. As well as transferring all direct ......read more
• MOHAP urges smokers to quit and confirms that E-cigarette is subjected to tobacco control law
• The ministry launched numerous campaigns to raise public awareness about the health risks of tobacco use
• The National Health Survey revealed a decline in the prevalence of adult tobacco smoking from 11.1 percent in 2010 to 9.1 percent in 2018
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) joined the global celebration of the World No Tobacco Day, under the slogan “Tobacco. Threat to our environment”, reiterating its commitment to educating and warning the public about the health consequences of consuming tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, and raise awareness about the economic development burdens it places on governments and societies.
E-cigarettes are prohibited in offices and closed ......read more
Physicians successfully carried out a pioneering valve-in-valve transcatheter mitral valve replacement
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - June 01, 2022: Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, have successfully performed a valve-in-valve transcatheter mitral valve replacement (VIV-TMVR) in a clinical first for the United Arab Emirates.
The 77-year-old patient, Sfeir Iskandar, who had a history of prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and mitral valve replacement, was referred to the specialists at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi with recurrent heart failure. He was found to have severe mitral valve regurgitation (valve leaking) and failure of his mitral valve. His complex case was further exacerbated by the fact that he had multiple medical problems, having previously suffered a stroke, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate - 31, May 2022: In conjunction with the annual World no Tobacco Day on May 31, Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated center protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, has launched its annual campaign to raise awareness about the harms of smoking and the importance of quitting under the theme: "Together Towards a Tobacco-Free Abu Dhabi".
With the aim of raising awareness about the harmful effects of smoking tobacco, the importance of quitting smoking tobacco in all its kinds including alternatives and electronic products, avoiding exposure to passive smoking, and adopting a healthy lifestyle, ADPHC has supported its strategic partners' concerted ......read more
With studies increasingly highlighting the importance of this nutrient, Cleveland Clinic physician explains when supplementation might be necessary, and offers some cautionary advice
30 May, 2022: Vitamin D deficiency is common worldwide and the links between the vitamin and many chronic diseases are increasingly being recognized and studied, but correcting a deficiency is not always as simple as popping a daily supplement or spending time in the sun, says a physician at global health system Cleveland Clinic.
Susan Williams, MD, a physician at Cleveland Clinic’s Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute, says “Although the detrimental effect of insufficient sun exposure in childhood was established centuries ago, the beneficial effects of vitamin D sufficiency have only recently been established. ......read more
Dubai Health Authority upgrades its electronic patient medical record system known as Salama
The project aims to better serve patients and doctors and raise the efficiency of health facilities.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2022: Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Electronic Medical Record System known as Salama has been updated to ensure that patients visiting DHA hospitals have access to maximum number of healthcare services digitally and to enhance patient experience through the DHA app.
The patient medical record platform is available across all DHA hospitals, primary healthcare centres, specialty centres, medical fitness centres and private facilities accessing DHA’s SALAMA system in their centres related to Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Dialysis centres, etc
Salama ......read more
Led delegation to 1st WHO summit since the pandemic started
Riyadh: Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajel praised the great contributions made by his country to support efforts to combat the epidemic on the global stage. This came during a speech he delivered at the 75th session of the General Assembly of the World Health Organization WHO, which concluded on May 23rd in Geneva, Switzerland.
Al-Jalajel added that Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries that -during its leadership of the G20- requested holding a special summit to unify global efforts to contain the pandemic, which resulted in unprecedented global cooperation, in which Saudi Arabia actively participated by launching the initiative to accelerate the production of vaccines through supporting the COVAX manufacturing facility with direct ......read more
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, QIC Group held a blood donation campaign for its employees at its headquarters in West Bay, yesterday, Wednesday 25th May 2022. The yearly initiative was a direct response to urgent need of blood donors by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) for specific blood types and to support HMC’s nationwide campaign to encourage citizens and residents to become regular blood donors.
The registration and donation process were conducted with strict precautionary measures and standards ensuring the donation process was safe. After completing the registration and mandatory pre-screening, eligible QIC Group employees donated their blood in the dedicated mobile clinic provided by HMC in QIC Group’s parking lot.
“We applaud our employees who spearheaded this ......read more
Suffered 2 weeks of constant vomiting and pain before her secret was discovered
Riyadh: With quick intervention, the surgical team specializing in infants and newborns at the Maternity and Children Hospital in Hafr Al-Batin (eastern Saudi Arabia) managed, on Tuesday, 24 May, to save the life of a two-year-old girl who had been suffering from abdominal pain with continuous vomiting for more than two weeks.
X-ray images showed the presence of 27 small magnetic balls inside the girl's intestine, which led to the formation of 8 holes in the intestinal wall. It turned out that the girl swallowed the magnets from a toy she was playing with.
The child's constant pain entailed the need for a quick surgical intervention to extract the magnetic pieces and sew the intestinal holes caused by the magnets' presence ......read more
As women, we know how having (or not having) our period changes our life. We have been educated in schools, with our mothers, friends… and in my case, I have been menstruating long enough to understand what works and what doesn’t work for me. Not all women are this lucky. On the 28th of May, it is Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day)
Menstruation is a big taboo. Something considered better to hide and never to mention. Well, if it is going to affect the lives of millions of ladies around the globe, if it is going to affect the school attendance rate, their chances to succeed in life… We better talk and talk loud about it!
WHAT IS MENSTRUAL HYGIENE DAY?
Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform that brings together the voices and actions of non-profits, government agencies, individuals, the ......read more
Centre equipped with latest technologies and has highly qualified medical expertise to serve the community and medical tourists.
The centre will shortly begin providing specialised inpatient services.
The recently expanded centre has 36 inpatient beds and can serve 160 outpatients on a daily basis.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24, May 2022: The Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre (DPRC) has undergone further transformation and has extended its scope of service.
The centre will shortly begin to receive inpatients for physiotherapy and rehabilitation services.
DPRC has partnered with Orpea Middle East to provide the highest quality of inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy and rehabilitation services to the population as well as medical ......read more
EOI Phase launched for DBFOM of Al-Iman General Hospital Staff Accommodation
Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health, in cooperation with the National Center for Privatization NCP, announced on Sunday, May 22nd, the start of the Expression of Interest (EOI) Phase to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (DBFOM) Al-Iman General Hospital staff accommodation facilities.
By launching this project, the ministry aims to select a local or international developer to construct an additional 564 housing units with a variety of 280 parking spaces. The facility is scheduled to be operated for a period of 25 years, including the design and construction period of two years. The project aims to contribute to achieving a major goal of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, by increasing privatization in the healthcare sector.
The ......read more
Doha – May 19, 2022: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have identified metabolites that are associated with type 2 diabetes and its complications, mainly obesity, retinopathy and dyslipidemia.
The study, led by Dr. Noha Yousri, Assistant Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine at WCM-Q, analyzed 1,300 metabolites in samples from 996 Qatari adults (57 percent of whom had type 2 diabetes) and 1,159 metabolites from an independent cohort of 2,618 individuals from the Qatar BioBank (11 percent of whom had type 2 diabetes). It identified 373 metabolites associated with type 2 diabetes, obesity, retinopathy, dyslipidemia (measured through lipoprotein levels). A total of 161 of these metabolites were novel, meaning their association with the conditions has never previously been identified. The identified metabolites ......read more
Surgeons successfully performed the first operation using this technology at Dubai Hospital for an Emirati patient suffering from enlarged kidneys
The new technology enables surgeons to perform complex surgeries with increased precision and flexibility under various disciplines
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 May, 2022: Dubai Hospital has launched the Da Vinci Xi Surgical Robot for performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgeries.
Dr. Maryam Al Raisi, CEO of Dubai Hospital highlighted that in line with the vision and mission of the DHA, the hospital pays emphasis to the implementation of the latest technologies and smart solutions with an aim to provide the highest-quality of specialised patient-centered care.
Al Raisi said that the robot is known as one of the most sophisticated ......read more
Riyadh: Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajil, met on Monday, May 16th, in his Riyadh office, with the Danish ambassador to the kingdom, Ole Emil Moesby. Several common interest topics were discussed.
After that, the ambassador toured Seha Virtual Hospital SVH and got a glimpse of the telemedicine services it provides to patients around the kingdom
• Q1 2022 Net sales from continuing operations were AED 418.6 m, a 156% increase from Q1 2021
• Q1 2022 EBITDA from continuing operations reached AED 40m, compared to AED 0.2m in Q1 2021
• Company recently announced 2030 growth strategy
May 17, 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries PSC (Julphar), one of the largest pharmaceutical Companies in the Middle East and Africa, today reports its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31th, 2022.
In Q1 2022, the company generated AED 418.6 million in net sales, a 156% increase from Q1 2021. Growth was driven by an increase in sales attributed to the strategic acquisition of Planet Pharmacies and a 37% organic growth from the Julphar Segment operations which reflects the increased focus on Julphar’s core markets in ......read more
First meeting of the year held in the presence of participating members from leading health and academic institutions
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 May 2022 – Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, hosted this year’s first Abu Dhabi COVID-19 Research Committee core meeting. Held in the presence of participating members from leading health and academic institutions, the meeting addressed this year’s plans and progress towards stronger research outcomes related to SARS-CoV-2.
The first core meeting of the year which was chaired by H.E Dr Farida Al Hosani, Executive Director of Infectious Diseases at Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre and Official ......read more
Dr Ramsha Riaz - Cosmetic Dermatology Physician at Zoya Health and Wellbeing Resort
The sun’s Ultraviolet (UV) rays have been very well known to have harmful effects on the skin. Even though we cannot see these dangerous rays with our naked eyes, they do breakdown the fibers that give our skin its elasticity. This leaves our skin prone to easily bruising, sagging and premature aging. The freckles and sunspots that we develop over time also increases the risk of skin cancer. Therefore, we need to be very careful and protect our skin from the sun’s harmful radiation. May marks ‘Skin Cancer Awareness month’ that acts as reminder to shield ourselves from the harmful sun rays. You can start doing so by following these simple six tips:
1- Seek the shade - In countries that are close to the ......read more
HE Dr Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), emphasized that the UAE has been proactive in launching leading initiatives and projects to support the development of nursing profession and consolidate its position within the national health system to effectively deal with all possible health risks.
Speaking on International Nurses Day, which is observed worldwide on May 12th, Al Olama stated, "Celebrating such an international occasion is nothing more than a token of gratitude and appreciation for the incredible sacrifices made by the nursing staff and a global recognition of their dedication to improving the health of societies."
It is also an acknowledgement of the importance of nurses, who have become a fundamental pillar of all healthcare systems, playing a vital ......read more
Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet member, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence
Dubai, 10 May 2022- Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital in Dubai signed today a collaboration agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the leading healthcare provider in the USA in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet member, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence.
World-renowned doctors from Johns Hopkins Medicine in the United States will travel to Dubai on a regular basis to provide advanced diagnostic and ......read more
May 05, 2022: The UAE health system has exceptionally made giant strides in all medical fields and established a sophisticated healthcare system that keeps pace with the highest international standards and regulations, said HE Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP).
The country’s efforts in this respect are being made in line with the National Strategy for Wellbeing and the UAE vision for the next fifty years, Al Owais added.
Speaking on the occasion of International Day of the Midwife, which is globally observed on May 5 in ......read more
The ready meals serve as a token of appreciation to around 1300 drivers for their tireless service to the community
This year the hospital included Talabat drivers to share the Iftar in appreciation of their 24/7 services during Covid times
April 22, 2022 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Reflecting the charitable spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, RAK Hospital gifted ready Iftar packages to around 1300 drivers in Ras Al Khaimah in a single day. The packages were distributed at the hospital premises where around 800 RTA taxi drivers and 500 Talabat drivers lined up to receive ......read more
The MENA Hospital Projects Forum that will take place on June 9-10, in Dubai, UAE, will feature US$243.6 billion worth of opportunities in the Middle East
Date: Dubai, April 20, 2022
1. MENA region’s healthcare market is projected to grow at 11.7% from US$185.5 billion in 2019 to US$243.6 billion in 2023;
2. Healthcare projects under execution in the Middle East and Africa region are valued at $45 billion, followed by pre-planning and planning schemes worth $23.8 billion;
3. UAE currently spends around 4 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai 20 April, 2022: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children has appointed Dr. Fadi Mirza as the Head of its Obstetrics Department.
Dr. Fadi Mirza is an internationally acclaimed Maternal Fetal Medicine physician with a strong academic background. He joins Latifa Hospital after an illustrious career at Columbia University Medical Center in the Unites States and the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well Maternal Fetal Medicine, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2022: The Department of Radiology at Rashid Hospital obtained an international accreditation from the American College of Radiology making Rashid Hospital the first government hospital to obtain this accreditation at an international level and in second place after Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
The American College of Radiology follows a set of strict procedures and standards before granting such an accreditation.
The accreditation reflects the rapid development of the Department of Radiology, the level of equipment and technologies it ......read more
- Wellx is the first-of-its-kind insurance platform offering hyper-personalized protection plans for individuals, families, SME’s & corporates
- The brand has partnered with new-gen technology companies, STEPPI & WHOOP, to track and monitor physical activity of users
April 12, 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Tired of insurance providers charging premiums on basic protection plans? Wellx is here to disrupt the insurance landscape in the region like never before! Introducing a health insurance concept that incentivizes engagement for individuals, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) has started using advanced technology to prepare patients for dialysis through catheters using sound waves and without surgical intervention.
This makes the Dubai Health Authority the first health institution in the Middle East and Eastern Europe to use this advanced technology for patients with kidney failure.
Last week, Rashid Hospital succeeded in performing the first operation using this technology on a 20-year-old patient who was suffering from kidney failure and urgently needed to start the dialysis ......read more
Consult specialist Homeopath for free on 11th and 13th April
8th April 2022; Ras Al Khaimah - UAE: On the occasion of World Homeopathy Day, RAK Medical Center, Al Jazeera in Ras Al Khaimah is holding a Free Homeopathy Consultation Camp on 11th and 13th April respectively. People can benefit by availing consultations with Dr. Harkirat S. Wilkhoo, a Specialist Homeopath with 22 years of clinical experience in treating acute and chronic diseases. The camp will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on both the days.
Talking about the treatment protocol and explaining the benefits, ......read more
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has called on the public to benefit from its online services to attest sick leaves, approve medical reports and obtain approval from medical committees.
The Ministry said customers can submit an application to attest sick leaves and approve medical reports through its website or at customer service centers, given that some leaves require certain approval from concerned medical committees.
Improving Health System Quality
“The ministry will make every possible effort to keep pace with the latest solutions and adopt the best online and ......read more
Rubicon’s Ramadan remedy will keep you hydrated during the Holy Month
The Holy Month of Ramadan is around the corner, a great time to spend time with loved ones, practice your faith and of course fasting. Avoid suffering from dehydration with Rubicon 100% Organic Natural Coconut Water, the best natural drink to keep your body's hydration levels in check during the Holy Month with loads of electrolytes, potassium and vitamins. Created using the finest organic coconuts, add an exotic twist to your Ramadan with a refreshing pack of 100% Organic Coconut Water from Rubicon.
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Bring the exotic island life to your gym with Rubicon’s 100% Organic Coconut Water
Everyone recognizes the numerous health benefits of coconut water, including the high level of natural electrolytes, antioxidants and nutrients, not to mention the delicious taste. Add an exotic twist to your workout with a refreshing pack of 100% Organic Coconut Water from Rubicon. Packed using the finest organic coconuts, hand-picked for their freshness to ensure premium quality and natural goodness. The pioneers of exotic fruit juice have put together 5 reasons why 100% Organic Coconut Water is a ......read more
22 March 2022, Dubai, UAE: ENDO Dubai, a leading scientific event in the field of gynaecological surgery endorsed by the Dubai Health Authority and a project of MIS Academy, welcomed over 900 gynaecologists, general surgeons, endocrinologists, internal medicine practitioners, as well as health administrators and legislators from around the world across three days in Dubai to discuss the latest and best practices available in the industry. As part of the unmissable gathering, a fibroid weighing 500 grams has been successfully removed from the uterus of a 37-year-old patient in a live keyhole ......read more
Supported by the Dubai Municipality and Government, the 2022 Walk of Arthritis brings patients and the UAE Community together to beat and spread knowledge on the importance of strong bone health
24 March 2022, Dubai, UAE - The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) will organize a signature nationwide event — the ‘2022 Walk of Arthritis’ Walkathon on March 26, 2022, at Dubai Creek Park Gate. The Foundation is thrilled to conduct the walk this year with the theme ‘Let’s Beat Arthritis Together’. Open to the public and supported by Dubai Municipality, the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority has announced the completion of the project to develop a global system for the accreditation of continuing professional development programs.
The project consists of four stages and was conducted in cooperation with the American Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
DHA is the first health institution in the UAE to complete this project aimed at enhancing the quality of medical training programs for health professionals in the Emirate of Dubai.
The American Accreditation Council for ......read more
Surgeons had to reconstruct the larynx and trachea from the child’s thoracic cage and then they implanted it during a two-hour complex surgery.
The surgery was a success and the 3-year-old child was able to breathe normally as well as speak for the first time post-surgery.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2022: Dubai Hospital doctors were able to restore the breathing of a 3-year-old boy from GCC who had been suffering from obstruction of the larynx since birth, which caused him to suffer from severe shortness of breath.
The child was operated upon immediately ......read more
17, February 2022: SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 infection, can be transmitted from mother to baby before, during and after childbirth – but such occurrences are rare, a new study reveals.
Overall, fewer than two per cent of babies born to mothers with SARS-CoV-2 infection also test positive for the virus, but they are more likely to test positive when the women have severe COVID-19 or were diagnosed after childbirth.
Experts also discovered that vaginal births and breast feeding do not increase the likelihood of babies testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 when their ......read more
Success stories document national achievements that support medical knowledge and enrich the National Archives
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2022: As part of its participation in the UAE Month of Reading 2022 under the slogan “UAE Reads”, Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of five publications in Arabic that document the national achievements made by the authority over the past years.
The aim of the publications is to disseminate medical information to provide a reference for researchers as well as to contribute to enriching the ......read more
• Arabian Healthcare Group’s flagship hospital aims to conduct 30 surgeries a year for children in need
• ‘Smile Train’ has supported 1.5 million cleft surgeries worldwide
• Globally, a baby is born with a cleft every three minutes
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – March 16, 2022 – Arabian Healthcare Group’s flagship brand, RAK Hospital, has partnered with Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, to provide free cleft treatment for people affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UAE and across the ......read more
The fitness super club is a one-stop venue for all fitness activities, such as bespoke classes, state-of-the-art workout stations, healthy café, fitness retail store and more.
Dubai, 14th March 2022— The premier women-only fitness super club that is created by women for women, FitnGlam, celebrated the grand launch of its second branch on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Ice Rink, Sports Society Mirdif. Since opening its first doors in October 2021, it continues to transform the fitness and wellness landscape for women in the UAE.
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• This year marks the third edition of the annual charitable walkathon
• Registrations and donations are now open for the public
• Dubai Science Park and the UAE Rare Disease Society join forces to raise awareness for rare diseases and show solidarity to the heroes and their families
Dubai-UAE: 14 March, 2022 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), the leading science-focused community, has announced it will be hosting the third edition of WeWalk, an annual charitable walkathon representing people from all walks of life. Taking place on Saturday 19th March ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 11 March 2022: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is educating patients with kidney disease about the benefits Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) has to offer when compared to Hemodialysis (HD). This includes improved quality of life, fewer visits to healthcare centers as well as serving as an effective bridge to kidney transplantation.
Kidney patients frequently get given Hemodialysis (HD) to treat kidney, or renal, failure and some patients are not even offered PD as an option. HD requires multiple weekly trips to a health center ......read more
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The fitness super club will be a one-stop venue for all fitness activities, such as bespoke classes, state-of-the-art workout stations, healthy café, fitness retail store and more.
Dubai, 11th March 2022: The premier women-only fitness super club that is created by women for women, FitnGlam, announced the grand launch of its second branch on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Sports Society Mirdif. Since opening its first doors in October 2021, it continues to transform the fitness and wellness landscape ......read more
Hospital carries out 52 successful pediatric operations as part of SEHA’s Kidney Transplant Program
Abu Dhabi, 10 March 2022: Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and, SEHA Kidney Care, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), have performed 52 pediatric kidney transplants, with one of the most recent cases being a successful procedure to treat a five-year-old boy suffering from end stage renal disease. The operation marked a major milestone in the number of pediatric kidney transplants carried out by SEHA’s Kidney Transplant Program since its inception in ......read more
SEHA’s Transplant Program has performed 393 transplants in total since its inception
Abu Dhabi, 09 March 2022: This World Kidney Day, SEHA Kidney Care (SKC) is communicating its vital role in improving and elevating renal care in Abu Dhabi.
This year’s theme for World Kidney Day on the 10th of March is ‘Kidney Health for All’ aimed at bridging the knowledge gap to better enable kidney care. Since its launch, SKC has been focused on pioneering the provision of comprehensive medical services for thousands of patients with ......read more
Biggest loser awarded AED 18,000 cash prize for losing 36 kgs
10 weeks challenge organised by RAK Hospital saw more than 10,000 participants.
Average weight loss of 10 kgs per participant was recorded.
4th March 2022 - RAK, UAE: 10-weeks of sheer hard work, determination, motivation and self-discipline was witnessed as 10,944 participants across UAE battled their bulge at ‘The RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge’ launched by RAK Hospital in association with Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ras Al Khaimah. While the top four winners recorded a combined weight loss of 126 ......read more
Although largely preventable, by 2050 nearly 2.5 billion people are projected to have some degree of hearing loss and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation
Abu Dhabi, 02 March 2022: On World Hearing Day, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is urging people of all ages to keep track of their hearing and attend regular screenings. As the leading provider of preventive and curative hearing services, SEHA is marking the day with several initiatives to encourage people of all ages to not take their hearing ability for ......read more
• Aster DM Healthcare’s large and integrated network combined with Oman Insurance’s expertise in catering to the healthcare needs of the population will ensure that corporate employers and individuals can access the trusted care that they need without disruption
• With four targeted health insurance plans, the one of its kind partnership between a payer and provider will ensure that a patient can access Aster hospitals, clinics and pharmacies as a one-stop solution for their healthcare needs.
Dubai - UAE, March 02, 2022: Oman Insurance, one of the ......read more
Introduced by SEHA for the first time, Rezum Water Vapor Therapy is a non-surgical procedure for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
Abu Dhabi, 01 March 2022: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced a novel non-surgical therapy called Rezum Water Vapor Therapy (Rezum) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as enlarged prostate condition. The procedure was successfully carried out at Tawam hospital on a 67-year-old patient with life-changing results.
While most ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 25 February 2022: Ambulatory Healthcare Services, an Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has announced an extension of its premarital screening and counseling service at the Mezyad Healthcare Center in Al Ain.
Carried out in cooperation with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, premarital screening and counseling searches for infectious diseases and common genetic disorders. The service helps to pave the way for a healthy and happy marriage, especially for couples looking to have children. It is also an opportunity for couples to meet with a ......read more
Specialized Clinic at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City helps all children suffering from genetic skin conditions by providing optimized multidisciplinary services
Abu Dhabi, 24, Feb 2022: Children suffering from a rare and painful genetic skin disorder are now receiving all needful care and treatment under one umbrella at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City’s (SKMC) specialized Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic (EB-Clinic).
This clinic was established by Dr. Shaden Abdelhadi, a Europe, UK, and the USA trained Emirati Consultant in Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Dermatology, and Human ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22 February 2022: In the last two years, more than 81,000 children have been screened for developmental delays using the DHA’s Baraem tool, which is available on the DHA app.
Children who need medical follow-up are then referred to specialized centres for timely intervention.
Dr. Fatima Sultan Al Olama, Consultant and Head of the Child Health Unit at the Dubai Health Authority, said that the Baraem Early Development Screening Tool aims to detect developmental delays in children aged nine months to six years.
Al Olama added the aim of this ......read more
• 12,517 consumers across 14 countries participated in the survey
• Findings reveal an 88% recovery in gym memberships in the Middle East in the last year, where 67% of gym-goers select memberships depending on the instructors
• 79% in the Middle East prefer group workouts while 66% of gym-goers prefer branded fitness classes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd February 2022 – Les Mills – The global leader in group fitness has revealed the results of their Global Fitness Survey today. The Les Mills 2021 Global Fitness Survey ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 Feb 2022: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, acquired Salma Children's Rehabilitation Hospital (Salma) last Septmber, providing superior quality care and rehabilitation to children with long-term and post-acute conditions. The acquisition is in line with SEHA’s vision of providing an integrated and advanced healthcare system that improves patient access to care and elevates the treatment experience. Through Salma, SEHA has the capabilities and expertise to provide care and rehabilitation to ......read more
Studies indicate that 8,000 steps a day reduce chances of mortality by 50%
Abu Dhabi, 18 Feb, 2022: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has stressed the importance of exercise in boosting the body’s immunity and preventing mental, metabolic, muscle, and bone diseases, resulting in a longer and healthier life.
Dr. Bachar Omar Al Afandi, Head of the Division of Endocrinology at Tawam Hospital, one of SEHA’s facilities said, “Studies have established that exercise strengthens immunity. It has been proven ......read more