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    Philips Foundation and Philips Middle East Join Forces with Lebanese Red Cross to Fight COVID-19

    Philips Foundation, in collaboration with Philips Middle East, supports the Lebanese Red Cross in their fight against COVID-19 by strengthening local emergency care facilities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   Philips Foundation, which aims to provide access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities, together with Philips Middle East today announced to provide medical equipment to the Lebanese Red Cross towards the prevention, monitoring and treatment of conditions caused by COVID-19. The donated equipment is an answer to the critical need to address healthcare challenges in the most affected regions in Lebanon. Through this contribution, the Lebanese Red Cross is able to equip its centers in Lebanon with mobile tele-ultrasound devices and defibrillators. Ultrasound devices can be used ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches 50 Bed Critical Care Aster Hospital in Muhaisnah, Dubai

    • The 50-bed critical care facility will add to Aster DM Healthcare’s current capacity to provide hospital treatment to Covid-19 patients and support the UAE Government’s efforts to contain the outbreak • The new hospital will also set-up a screening centre for Covid-19 that will cater to the surrounding neighbourhood of Muhaisnah • Aster has brought in medical professionals from India to join forces with existing teams in UAE to tackle Covid-19 cases     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 1 June, 2020:  Dr. Amer Ahmad Sharif, Chairman of the Covid-19 Command and Control Centre & Vice Chancellor of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), and Dr. Muna Tahlak, CEO-Latifa Hospital formally inaugurated the 50 bed critical care Aster Hospital in ......read more

    SEHA Develops Cutting Edge Self-sterilization System for Ambulances

    The latest innovation is designed to sterilize ambulances transporting COVID-19 patients, disinfecting the vehicle in 20-30 seconds   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 01, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of its ‘Ambulance Sterilization System’. Created specifically for transporting COVID-19 patients, the latest innovation completes the full sterilization of a single ambulance within 20-30 seconds. As part of SEHA’s continuous efforts to deliver world-class healthcare, the system is aimed at improving the response time required between trips with the same ambulance. This also enhances the capacity, allowing more patients to be transported within a single day, improving the overall efficiency in treatment delivery. ......read more

    Telenor, Sony and Ericsson Team to Develop Smart IoT Healthcare Devices

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 31, 2020:   Ericsson, Sony Network Communications Europe, and Telenor Connexion make it easy to connect people and things with intelligent tracking and monitoring solutions. Ranging from cargo to IoT healthcare devices for patients, tracking increases mobility and improves reliability and efficiency. Using Telenor Connexion's network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator for global connectivity, and Sony Network Communications Europe's smart IoT services, the three partners are collaborating to enhance real-time location and tracking solutions for different sectors. Ericsson IoT Accelerator is the Ericsson's IoT connectivity and device management platform, providing enterprises with a unified solution that manages IoT operations of any scale, using worldwide mobile network infrastructure. ......read more

    Understanding COVID-19's Impact on the Transport Industry

    By Peter Mohring, Managing Director, Transport, Serco Middle East   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2020:  COVID-19 has presented unparalleled challenges to all businesses across the globe, but perhaps one of the most affected are those within the transport industry. No longer can we freely move people across cities, countries and continents due to the travel restrictions put in place to combat the virus. The result is a dramatic decrease in transportation revenue that is causing a range of issues in both the short and long term, from pay decreases and redundancies to closures of long-standing businesses that can’t maintain liquidity through an extended period of inoperability. Private companies and regional governments have aligned their strategies in this critical time to deliver an unprecedented ......read more

    Innovating to Fight COVID-19: Four Ways Drones are Contributing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:    As the world continues to unite in its efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, government officials are working closely with private sector organizations to adopt new technologies and maintain wellbeing.    DJI and departments across China have deployed drones for known public safety applications and have even discovered new ways drones can be deployed to combat viruses altogether.    As remotely piloted devices, drones are naturally effective at minimizing human interactions, crucial to safeguard communities. DJI’s tests with local partners have had drones deployed in four ways: to facilitate communication, disinfect areas, deliver supplies and measure body temperatures. Some of these applications are new, unique ways to deploy drones, ......read more

    Glaucoma: Symptoms and Treatment

    By: Dr Mohammed Sohaib Mustafa, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Specialist in Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2020:   Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and the number one cause of irreversible blindness. However, the disease is treatable, and blindness can be prevented through early diagnosis. Although children and young adults can be affected by Glaucoma, high risk groups include people over 40, diabetics and those with a family history of glaucoma.   One of the earliest symptoms of Glaucoma is having a cloudy-looking cornea, especially in children. Some of the other warning signs include increased sensitivity to light. For example, patients can start seeing halos around bright lights. Another red flag is having ......read more

    DFDC, FDF Hold Joint Webinar on Managing Stress and Anxiety Amid COVID-19

    Sharjah, May 23, 2020: The Department of Family Development Centers (DFDC) of the institutions of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently organized, in cooperation with the Family Development Foundation in Abu Dhabi (FDF) a webinar entitled “Bode well … Eid Mubarak”. This comes as part of the DFDC’s keenness to enhance cooperation and coordination with the social-sector-related authorities and institutions to bolster the UAE’s efforts in countering the repercussions of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The even falls under the virtual social campaign “Bode Well” launched by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family ......read more

    Mubadala Supports the Fight Against COVID-19 by Leveraging Its Assets' World-Class Capabilities

    Strata and Mubadala Healthcare collaborate to create multiple medical supplies to prevent the spread of coronavirus   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 May 2020:   Mubadala Healthcare and Strata Manufacturing (Strata), Mubadala’s composite aero-structures manufacturing company, are collaborating to manufacture essential medical supplies and support the fight against COVID-19, utilizing additive manufacturing to produce intubation capsule, face shields and ear guards.     The cooperation is part of Mubadala’s #WeAreDedicated campaign aimed at fostering collaboration across diverse enterprises and sectors to protect the community, and to support the UAE government in its COVID-19 response and mitigation.   A joint team was established to identify the requirements and business needs of the ......read more

    UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

    • Laser beam technology identifies the virus as soon as blood cells are infected • Camera detects morphological change in blood cells • Tests and instant results can be provided in public places • Introducing this technology reinforces the UAE’s position as a center for research, innovation and technology   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: (AETOSWire) – QuantLase Imaging Lab, the medical-research arm of the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange-listed International Holdings Company (IHC), announced that it has developed novel equipment which enables for much faster mass screenings, with test results available in seconds and allowing testing on a wider scale. This break-through will enable ‘Mass-scale screening’, changing the whole dimension of ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches ‘Our New Earth' Microsite to Coach People to Transition to the ‘new Normal' Living Post Lock-down

    • ‘Our New Earth’ microsite  https://www.ournew.earth/ is a health, wellness and development focused ‘Guide On The New Normal’ to coach people to allow them to thrive in this new style of living with a focus on the different roles they play within a society for the self, for the parent in you, the employers/ business owners as well as the employee. • It is important for us to holistically focus on Physical, Emotional and Mental health to enable our readiness and preparedness to manage this crisis constructively • The microsite also provides essential guidance for people dependent industries like manufacturing, services, retail and construction. The concept of Our New Earth:  https://youtu.be/8ReOKTHUWfI     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 21, 2020:  ......read more

    What Narcolepsy Is and How to Cope With It

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 May 2020:  Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting the part of your brain that regulates sleep. As a result, the patient experience excessive daytime sleepiness and a sudden loss of muscle control (called cataplexy) causing you to fall asleep during normal daytime activities such as working or studying. These episodes are often triggered by strong emotions. Narcolepsy is more common than you probably realize affecting about 1 in 2,000 people—and while there is not yet a cure, there are plenty of ways you can reduce the symptoms. Dr. Trilok Chand, Specialist - Respiratory Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi shares recommendation for diagnosing and treating narcolepsy: What are the causes? Narcolepsy can be familial and it runs in families that mean it is ......read more

    Keeping Mobile Networks Running Top Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Ericsson webinar spotlights the importance of maintaining mobile communications as critical infrastructure  • In the long term, safeguarding and strengthening key digital infrastructures are key priorities    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   organized a media webinar to discuss network capacity, performance and digitization as service providers gear up for an unprecedented situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ericsson presented how the company is working with telecom service providers to manage their networks and face continued changes in traffic patterns during uncertain times.   Chafic Traboulsi, Head of Networks at Ericsson Middle East & Africa says: “During these challenging times, service providers are focusing their attention on solving the ......read more

    Covid-19 Disruption Will Lead to 28 Million Surgeries Cancelled Worldwide

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:   Over 28 million elective surgeries across the globe could be cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – leading to patients facing a lengthy wait for their health issues to be resolved, a new study reveals. The CovidSurg Collaborative has projected that, based on a 12-week period of peak disruption to hospital services due to COVID-19, 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will cancelled or postponed in 2020.  The modelling study, published in the British Journal of Surgery, indicates that each additional week of disruption to hospital services will be associated with a further 2.4 million cancellations. Led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, researchers collected detailed information from surgeons across 359 hospitals and 71 countries ......read more

    Pure Health Launches Covid-19 Field Laboratory at Sharjah Expo Centre

    SHARJAH - May 18, 2020:  Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has setup a full-fledged field laboratory dedicated to the nation’s fight against Covid-19. The new field laboratory was setup within a 48 hours window, within the Covid -19 dedicated field hospital setup by the UAE government at the Sharjah Expo Center. The new field laboratory plays a key role in the UAE’s initiative to contain and fight Covid-19.  In order to strengthen the UAE’s fight against COVID-19, the UAE’s government built the Covid – 19 field hospital on April 10, 2020 with the specialized laboratory set up by Pure Health at a record time of 48 hours. The facility, aimed at increasing patient capacity amid the Covid-19 outbreak, has raised the nationwide hospital capacity to more than 5,000 beds in ......read more

    AAAASF Implemented COVID-19 Checklist for Surgery Facilities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 18 May 2020:  The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) remains committed to quality care and patient safety, especially in times of crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, AAAASF has worked tirelessly to keep facilities up to date with the most current information. AAAASF Executive Director, Thomas S. Terranova said ”We have implemented tools and gathered resources so our accredited facilities can make the best-informed choices possible, as surgery facilities begin to reopen, AAAASF is ready to assist accredited facilities in ensuring that clinic operations are carried out in the safest manner possible.”   Mr. Thomas added “AAAASF has developed an approach that facilities can use in order to achieve the most efficient path to ......read more

    Mohap Hails Family Doctors' Efforts in Countering Covid-19 Crisis

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 18, 2020:  World Family Doctor Day, which comes on the 19th of May and being held this year under the theme “Family doctors on the front line”, has an additional impetus as it coincides with the challenges posed by the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). In this respect, the UAE has been at the forefront of the countries worldwide, thanks to the rapid response of its government system response by harnessing all logistical and human resources. Also, the efforts of the health authorities and sectors have been obvious, while family doctors teamed up with their fellows on the frontline of defense to provide the necessary health care. His Excellency Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, pointed ......read more

    Boosting Immunity While Fasting During Ramadan

    With the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, medical experts from one of the leading fertility clinic Middle East – IVI Fertility suggest extra care and precautions to improve immunity while fasting Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for the region. Fasting, held from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, is very crucial. For the first time ever, we are experiencing an event that has brought the world to a standstill. So, it poses an important question as to how should we celebrate Ramadan in its true essence during this pandemic, while also taking care of our health? These are special times and call for extraordinary measures. While we all are taking relevant precautions against COVID-19, it’s equally necessary to build a strong immune system during this time. Taking care of your immunity becomes especially important if ......read more

    How to Successfully Navigate the Implications of the Evolving Insurance and Risk Management Covid-19 Environment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2020:    Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, has published a report on how to successfully manage and navigate insurance and risk management during these challenging times. The report reinforces Marsh’s commitment to guiding and supporting the region’s businesses through the adverse effects of the COVID-19 outbreak.   As uncertainty continues, businesses and economies worldwide are seeking ways to maintain  business growth and continuity to protect their employees and mitigate their financial losses. From an insurance perspective, the pandemic has impacted property, casualty, event cancellation, management liability, cyber and credit risk and in this report, Marsh highlights the ways in which businesses can proactively respond to ......read more

    Hospital to Organize a Live Session on Managing Hypertension During Pandemic

    On World Hypertension Day, doctors at RAK Hospital remind patients not to be too stressed about the situation, avoid panic, and find new activities to learn. Focus on lifestyle changes and building a strong immune system to fight COVID 19; those who are fasting should take their medicine after Iftar.     May 16th, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Hypertensive patients suffering from anxiety due to Covid-19 pandemic should make a conscious effort not to stress over the situation, but instead opt for relaxation exercises and experiment with new activities. To drive the point home, RAK Hospital has organized a Facebook Live session on World Hypertension Day, titled, ‘Manage hypertension in this pandemic’, the session will advise people on different ways to reduce stress levels during these trying ......read more

    Nominate a Deserving Child and Spread Joy

    Pinca’s New CSR initiative promises to spread joy to the children of our communities during the pandemic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Pinca, the region’s leading toy distributor has developed a CSR initiative designed to support the most deserving children in our communities and they need your help! Partnering with some of the biggest and best loved toy brands, PINCA is asking everyone to nominate a child within their community that has been adversely affected by the Pandemic. From those whose families have been affected in this time through redundancy, salary reductions, illness or separation, to those children who tested positive to Covid-19 and made a full recovery or may still be in hospital today. 

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    BSH Middle East FZE Stands in Support with the Dubai Health Authority Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

    Siemens refrigerators donated to DHA   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2020:    The COVID-19 pandemic has spread viciously through all continents, leaving countries all over the world in a state of emergency. Now, more than ever, societies are called upon to support one another, and global leaders in all industries to play their part in contributing to global health defense. With great impact comes great responsibility, and BSH Home Appliances Group has always led by example with the company’s strong sense of social responsibility and contribution. BSH Middle East FZE formally processed the donation of a number of Siemens home appliances to the Dubai Health Authorities, with the support of its local Siemens distributor in Dubai, Better Life. The donation took place in the presence of BSH Middle East FZE ......read more

    Medcare Women & Children Hospital Offers Peace of Mind to Families and Mums-to-Be and Continues to Welcome Healthy Babies to Loving Families

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai, one of the UAE’s leading multi-specialty hospitals dedicated for women and children has over the years rightly earned itself the reputation of being a true haven for women and children care, where they have the reassurance of receiving exceptional health benefits at all times. From the team of excellent clinicians, to its innovative thinking and the state-of-the-art technology and facilities, the hospital prides itself in providing the best to all who pass through its doors every day.  Never has this peace of mind been so necessary as now during the COVID-19 pandemic when for so many pregnant women, mothers and families, the prospect of having to visit hospital or medical facilities with their loved ones or to give ......read more

    Impact of the Mediterranean Diet on IVF Success Rates

    Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director of leading IVF clinics UAE – IVI Fertility explains how a Mediterranean diet can help women optimize their IVF outcomes In spite of the growing popularity of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), the topic of diet and its impact on IVF outcomes hasn’t gained much traction in the world of fertility. However, many studies suggest that a nutrient-rich diet can help in managing issues like ovulation, endometriosis, egg quality and embryo implantation, all of which ultimately influence IVF success rates. “For conception to be successful, it’s paramount for the eggs and sperm to be in a healthy condition. And the type of food people consume plays a key role in determining their reproductive health,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, Medical Director, IVI Middle ......read more

    CSR UAE Fund & ALFAHIM Group Collaborate to curb the spread of COVID-19

    •Hundreds of safety kits were given to underprivileged families and workers in Abu Dhabi                                                                                                                             Abu Dhabi, 12 May 2020: Supporting the UAE’s mission to combat the spread of COVID-19, ALFAHIM Group has joined hands with CSR UAE Fund to distribute hundreds of safety kits to underprivileged families and blue collar workers in Abu Dhabi through the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation. Nuha ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    UAE Frontliners Receive 50,000 Liters of Cleaning Products

    DAC disinfectant and Persil laundry detergent delivered to UAE frontliners in hospitals, retail, and delivery services.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    UAE is one of the key markets which received disinfectant and laundry detergent for its workers as part of #SupportFrontliners campaign.  The activity aims to help safeguard health, retail and delivery service workers, along with their families, by providing them with cleaning products for personal use.  A total of 100,000 liters of DAC Disinfectant and Persil laundry products are currently ......read more

    Age is a Key Factor for Relapse of Thyroid Cancer

    Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 May 2020:  Cancer when undetected, can often spread to other parts in the body, leading to decrease outcomes. One symptom easily overlooked is a sore throat that does not get better. Thyroid swelling/ nodules are very common and affect between 4-8% cases for General Population. All thyroid swelling are not cancer. But the incidence of thyroid cases is increasing. Thyroid a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones. Thyroid cancer is of ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital Launches 24-hour ‘DRIVE-THRU Pharmacy' Service to Enable Social Distancing in Line with COVID-19 Precautions

    The hospital also allows patients in need of chronic medication to place their orders over the phone   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, has launched 24-hour drive-through pharmacy service at the hospital premises, enabling patients and customers to collect their medication without stepping out of their cars. The move comes as part of the hospital’s series of measures to improve customer convenience and safety, in the wake of the ......read more

    Emirates Post Celebrates Front-Line Workers with Commemorative Souvenir Stamp Sheet

    Part of proceeds to be donated to Emirates Red Crescent in support of COVID-19 relief efforts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 May 2020:   Emirates Post has issued a distinctive souvenir stamp sheet to celebrate and salute the nation’s valiant front-line force, who are going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. The souvenir stamp sheet will be available on Emirates Post’s dedicated web shop emiratespostshop.ae at a retail price of AED 19 and will serve as a permanent reminder of the tremendous efforts of these brave men and women. The ......read more

    Western Union Pays Tribute to First Responders & Essential Workers in the UAE

    Western Union provides fee reduction for frontline and essential workers as a part of company’s ongoing efforts to provide essential money transfers and payments services amid the COVID-19 pandemic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 09, 2020:   Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today announced a 50 percent fee reduction1 for front-line responders and essential workers sending money globally via any of the company's digital channels for the next two weeks. The promotion is a small tribute by the ......read more

    Tabreed Announces Q1 Financial Results; Covid Pandemic Countermeasures

    - Tabreed navigates global pandemic to ensure highest standards are maintained across all services - Tabreed aligns work processes with health guidelines issued by relevant authorities     7 May, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in UAE, released today its consolidated financial results for the first three months of 2020, reporting net profit of AED 82.2 million, an increase of 3% compared to its 2019 Q1 performance.    In the ......read more

    DoH, Daman and 7 Leading Healthcare Providers form the "Alliance to Fight COVID-19" ("AFC-19")

    In collaboration with Plug and Play ADGM,   Abu Dhabi, 7 May 2020:  As the world confronts a serious healthcare challenge caused by the fast-spreading COVID-19, The Department of Health-Abu Dhabi, National Health Insurance Company – Daman, The Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an, Etihad Airways and seven large public and private Healthcare Providers (overseeing more than 90% of patient care in Abu Dhabi) have combined their efforts with Plug and Play ADGM to form the "Alliance to fight COVID-19" ("AFC-19") to bring some of the best ......read more

    Philips Introduces New Philips Respironics E30 Ventilator to Help Free Up ICU Units in Wake of COVID-19

    New emergency use ventilator with visual and audible alarms allows for high-flow oxygen to support COVID-19 patients with respiratory insufficiency, both invasively and non-invasively   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 06, 2020:    Philips announces its initiative to quickly scale production of its new Philips Respironics E30 ventilator as a readily available ventilation alternative during the COVID-19 crisis in situations where full-featured, critical care ventilators are not available. Philips has begun production immediately, ramping up outputs on an ongoing basis with ......read more

    5 Healthy Tips For Children who are Fasting During Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 May 2020:   Through the ages, fasting has been practiced by people of various beliefs and cultures, but fasting in the month of Ramadan is considered as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Although fasting is not obligatory on children under the age of puberty, many children practice it out of their own will or due to the wish of their families.  Dr. Mohamed Wasfy El Abiary, Consultant Pediatric at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai shares five healthy tips for children who are fasting during the holy month of Ramadan: Psychological readiness:It is ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) Launches National Awareness Campaign to Power the UAE Export Community Through COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond

    AED 550 million ($150 million) available in funding to overseas buyers to support UAE exports from national companies Abu Dhabi-UAE: May 5, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) has launched a national campaign to help business leaders use financial products and services to rebuild global export business and help the economy recover from the COVID-19 crisis. ADEX, formed in 2019 by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to help drive expansion of UAE export businesses and advance national economic diversification, is working to establish partnerships with Departments of ......read more

    Seha Launches ‘I Am Committed' Initiative in Partnership With 81 Designs

    Over 50,000 wristbands will be created to acknowledge the UAE community’s commitment to contribute to the country’s fight against COVID-19   Abu Dhabi, May 04, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of the ‘I am Committed’ initiative in collaboration with 81 Designs, a UAE-based social enterprise. The program aims to increase awareness of the government’s efforts to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, encourage the community to adhere to ......read more

    FOAP Launches the E-Initiative “Coronavirus and Arthritis”

    Sharjah, May 4, 2020:  The Friends of Arthritis Patients Society (FOAP) of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), has recently launched the “Coronavirus and Arthritis” online initiative to provide moral support to arthritis patients amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). As part of the initiative, a series of awareness videos have been published on FOAP’s social media platforms, in addition to streaming medical episodes entitled “doctor’s advice” through the Instagram live feature, where a ......read more

    10 Healthy Eating Tips from UAE Team Emirates' Nutritionist, Gorka Prieto

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 03, 2020:   Being cooped up at home for weeks now means that health and diet are arguably more important than ever. Extra time spent at home means easy access to some of our favourite treats, increased boredom and ultimately more snacking.   To keep your body healthy during lockdown, you need to stay active, drink enough water and eat the right food. Luckily, there are many ways to do that during lockdown - UAE Team Emirates’ nutritionist, Gorka Prieto talks through 10 tips which are super easy to follow.   1) Maximise ......read more

    10 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 3 May 2020:   Ramadan is the month of self-reflection, contemplation, prayers and good deeds. However, the routine of fasting and feasting can be challenging for the body, Mrs.  Cynthia Bou Khalil, nutrition specialist at Allurion Technology shares some important tips on how to avoid gaining weight in Ramadan. Eat right amounts of calories The fasting individuals must make sure to get daily intake of calories. This helps keep a check on their health and prevents from gaining weight. Avoid overeating and cravings  The moment ......read more

    Local Disinfectant Developed to Fight COVID-19

    Sharjah, April 30, 2020:  The Sharjah-based Hilali Light Industries Co. has recently revealed its success in developing a new disinfectant with an advanced formula that helps combat the new coronavirus (COVID-19) by 99.9% BRAX is the name of the new product which is approved by Dubai Municipality after its conformity to the requirements, standards, and conditions of quality and efficiency approved in the UAE, where Dubai labs have proven that BRAX can kill viruses and germs very efficiently, and it is suitable for use in sterilizing and disinfecting surfaces, hospitals, offices, ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Highlights Fasting Benefits in Amid (COVID-19) Pandemic

    Sharjah, April 29, 2020:  As part of its annual Ramadan campaign “Hilal Al-Seha” aimed at clarifying the best health and food practices that should be adopted in Ramadan, the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, recently organized a webinar, in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), on the health and nutritional benefits of fasting in amid new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With the participation of more than 180 individuals from inside and outside the country, the webinar was moderated by Dr. Ayoub Al ......read more

    Together, We Will Help Defeat COVID-19 for a Healthier Nation: Al Rawabi's “Salute to Our Doctors” Initiative

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 29, 2020:   When it comes to fighting COVID-19, all the precautions recommended by Dubai’s Health Authority, such as washing your hands often, sanitizing personal items, practicing physical distancing and avoiding sick people are key. But experts also say that even if there’s currently no vaccine to help prevent COVID-19, simple solutions such as Al Rawabi functional products can be considered to boost immune systems which will give each of us an edge in staying healthy.  “We are not powerless” says Dr Ahmed El ......read more

    Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (HMG) Reports First Quarter Net Income Growth of 5.35%

    • Q1 revenues of SAR 1,343.3 million grew 9.4% and decreased by 4.4% on the previous quarter • Group’s total capacity stands at 1,913 beds and 1,371 clinics as at 31 March 2020, through which an integrated system of general and specialized services is provided  • Ramp-up of electronic services and remote medical consultations; delivery of medicines and other medical services to serve customers at home     29 April 2020:  Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (“HMG”, or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s largest ......read more

    AAAASF Introduces Tools to Enable Self-Assessment for Reopening Medical Facilities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April 2020:   Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has introduced a Desk Review Process that focuses on activities that are fundamental to ensure the safety of staff, patients and communities during the current public health emergency.    The Desk Review Process by AAAASF is aimed at staying connected and engaged with the accredited facilities that are due for resurvey, but the worksheet can be used by any facility to gauge its ......read more

    Free Telemedicine Services for Children of Determination at Zulekha Hospital

    Dubai, UAE, and 28 April 2020:   On the auspicious occasion of Ramadan, Zulekha Hospital has stepped forward to offer their newly launched telemedicine services absolutely free for the Children of Determination during the month of Ramadan. The hospital has launched telemedicine services in the wake of the covid19 lockdown that is implemented across countries to prevent the spread of the disease. Expressing appreciation for the Children of Determination Co-Chairperson Zanubia Shams said, “Every year, we recognize these special children over an iftar gathering along with ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's Contact Centre 800DHA (342) Received more than 567,743 Calls since January 2020.

    Since the start of the COVID-19 situation, DHA contact centre received a total of  229,640 through the COVID-19 hotline.  In the month of April, 157,891 calls were received for COVID-19 cases.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 April 2020:  Dubai Health Authority’s Contact Centre has been working round-the-clock and providing support, education and guidance to customers and community members as an official source of information related to COVID-19 and DHA services. To be able to serve different customer segments, DHA contact centre agents provide ......read more

    Thumbay Labs Launches COVID-19 Testing in Dubai and the Northern Emirates with Multiple Sample Collection Centers, Approved by Ministry of Health UAE

    • Sample collection at all Thumbay Hospitals and Clinics located at Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah.   • COVID-19 will be tested by Government approved RT PCR methodology. The results will be sent online.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:   Thumbay Labs, the largest network of CAP-accredited private diagnostic labs in the region owned by Thumbay Group, has launched COVID-19 testing under authorization by the Ministry of Health (MOH), UAE, augmenting the Coronavirus testing facilities of the ......read more

    ServeU Launches Specialized Disinfection Services

    THE NEW LINE OF DISINFECTION SERVICES FULLY COMPLIES WITH OSHA REGULATIONS AND IS CERTIFIED BY DUBAI MUNICIPALITY   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:    ServeU, a subsidiary of Union Properties and a leading facilities management service provider in the UAE, has launched a new line of specialised disinfection services.  In response to the current Covid-19 outbreak, the company is now offering a full set of cleaning and disinfection services for their customers across businesses, offices and residential properties, including sanitization and ......read more

    Amana Healthcare Joins Forces With Abu Dhabi's Hospitals to Free Up 100+ Beds for First-line Defense Against COVID-19

    Mubadala Healthcare Provider welcomes Patients from Cleveland Clinic  Abu Dhabi and Other Abu Dhabi Healthcare Facilities in Collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s DoH and SEHA   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 26 April 2020:  Amana Healthcare, in partnership with the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH) and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has freed up more than 100 beds at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and other acute-care hospitals to increase the Emirate’s critical-care capacity cases.   Senior Vice President of Mubadala Healthcare, Hasan ......read more

    The First Largest Virtual World Dental Conference Concludes With Thousands of Medical Participants Around the World Attending

    April 25, 2020:    The Saudi Dental Society has conducted the first and largest virtual  Dental Conference around the world, with senior lecturers from the most prestigious universities in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia were contacted to give continuous lectures for 11 hours a day for three days event. This conference came with the aim of motivating the members and colleagues in the dental society considering the social divergence the world is witnessing today. This conference witnessed the registration of more than 16 thousand ......read more

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