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    Mobile Doctors 24-7 introduces unique digital healthcare solution as part of Dubai Future Accelerators

    Dubai, UAE - April 20, 2017:  Mobile Doctors 24-7, a state-of-the-art population health management control center available 24-7 at the click of a button, has announced a unique digital healthcare solution that combines teleconsultation, telemonitoring and home health to provide healthy, acute and chronic condition management for the UAE residents. The service was introduced in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, at the recently concluded the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) program in Dubai.     Mobile Doctors 24-7’s family medicine specialists and general practitioners, licensed by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), as well as wellness experts provide advice via voice or video calls, ......read more

    Dubai Hospital Performs Complex Heart Surgery

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2017: Cardiac surgeons from Dubai Hospital have successfully performed a complex emergency cardiac surgery that lasted more than 12 hours. The surgery was performed on a 41-year-old Sri-Lankan expatriate who was first admitted to an emergency department of a private hospital. Upon diagnosis, the hospital requested a transfer to Dubai Hospital for immediate surgery. The patient had a Type A Aortic Dissection, which is a life-threatening condition that needs immediate surgical intervention.  Dr Abdelrahman Al Jassmi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, said: “Aortic Dissection is at the forefront of complex operations, in terms of risk and direct threat to a patient's life. In such situations, quick and precise intervention is necessary as an aortic dissection can lead to massive bleeding ......read more

    Middle East Arthritis Foundation Launches Arthritis Self-Management Program

    The special six-week program illustrates how to effectively manage the disease and helps patients live life to the fullest Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation has developed an interactive Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) aimed to help chronic illness patients, particularly those afflicted with various forms of Arthritis, ‘self-manage’ their condition. With two-hour long sessions taking place every Saturday for six weeks, Arthritis patients can sign up for the free-of-charge program to be hosted at the Towers Rotana Hotel in Dubai from 29th April until 3rd June 2017. The six-week workshop sessions will cover a range of topics and activities, including group discussions and physical activity, all aimed at reducing the impact of the disease on the daily lives of ......read more

    Get the pageant body with A-Tone Fitness Lounge, official fitness partner to the Miss India UAE pageant

    Fitness Trainer and founder of A-Tone Fitness Lounge, Anjali Chandiramani, is the brain behind the bodies of the upcoming Miss India UAE finalists with her formula of CROSS-CUITTM Training coupled with Yoga and Pilates A-Tone Fitness Lounge is the first of its kind urban fitness center that provides both Yasmin Karachiwala’s Bollywood mantra of Body Image Pilates along with a game-changing new fitness trend, CROSS-CUITTM by Anjali Chandiramani A-Tone Fitness Lounge is in Prime Tower, Business Bay, Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2017: A-Tone Fitness Lounge, a lifestyle fitness center that embraces positive body image building, is onboard as the official fitness partner of the Miss India UAE pageant, to be held on 29th April, 2017 in Dubai. Under the leadership of certified Pilates and CROSS-CUITTM trainer, ......read more

    IOSH to Unveil New Strategy at Middle East Conference

    16 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: A fresh approach to protecting the world’s workforce is set to be unveiled by the largest professional body for occupational health and safety. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) will present its new five-year strategy, charting how the profession can continue to progress up to 2022, at its annual Middle East Conference in Doha, Qatar on 27 April 2017.  IOSH has chosen the Middle East as the launch-pad for this new strategy because of the region’s growth and increasing drive to cut workplace accidents and work-related illness. It comes after a recent survey commissioned by the Institution, which revealed that business leaders across the region are identifying worker protection against injury and ill health as vital to safeguarding their business' reputation ......read more

    World Haemophilia Day: UAE Parents Need to be Aware of the Signs of Bleeding Disorders, Urges Expert Paediatrician

    16 April 2017, Dubai, UAE: Parents across the UAE need to recognise the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders, including haemophilia, in order to prompt earlier diagnosis and treatment, according to haemophilia expert, Dr Kate Khair, from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a genetic defect and affects the body’s ability to control blood clotting. Haemophilia, which is the most prevalent inherited bleeding disorder in the region , is inherited through a mutation in the X chromosome which means it is a condition which mainly affects males and occurs in one in 10,000 male births . However, females can carry the mutation and as a result, experience bleeding problems too, such as prolonged bleeding after a tooth removal, nosebleeds or heavy menstrual periods. ......read more

    Birth by Appointment: Lack of Effective Pre-natal Guidance Leading to Global Rise in Caesarean Rates

    16 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Over the last 25 years, there has been a significant increase in caesarean section deliveries globally, creating serious implications on health care and costs. Leading international health benefits and services partner and pioneers in the field of maternity insurance cover, Aetna International calls for more comprehensive education on the impact of caesarean births – not only for the mother but wider society as well.  Aetna International wants to ensure all expectant mothers receive the appropriate medical support – to achieve this governements, health care provides, insurers and NGOs must work together.  Aetna’s latest research report, ‘Striking the right balance: Global caesarean delivery rates in an era of controversy’, reveals how the lack of effective ......read more

    Heart Attack and Stroke for Men and Cancer for Women Top Reasons for Insurance Claims

    Dubai, UAE - April 13, 2017: Zurich International Life’s latest claim statistics reveals that heart attack and stroke were the most common reasons for life and critical illness cover claims by men in the Middle East, while cancer was the leading cause for life and critical illness cover claims by women. Their claims data shows that the majority of claims made by men are from those aged 40 and above, whereas for women, the majority of claims were paid to women in their 30s. The findings were presented as part of the Middle East Claims Statistics and Insights – Jan 2014 to Dec 2016, which Zurich has published annually since 2011. Zurich continues to be the only life insurance provider in the Middle East to issue yearly claims statistics specific to the region. Substantial variation between insurance claims patterns for ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Stresses the Importance of Pre-marital Screening to Avoid Passing on of Genetic Diseases to Children

      •    The pre-marital screening is a customary blood test, which allows couples to be genetically screened for incurable inherited diseases before they start a family.  •    The test checks for 549 diseases, 600 genetic disorders and 4000 genetic mutation by a blood sample only. Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 April 2017: Marriage is a significant event in a couple’s life. However, most of us are not fully aware of our state of health or what we might be carrying forward genetically. Though you might not have any health problems in the past, you may be a silent carrier of a hereditary disease, which could affect your children once you choose to conceive. The IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic is a highly-advanced IVF institution with clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat. The institution ......read more

    American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Program Expands Globally

    Evidence-based program looks to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for hospitals around the world Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) is launching its acclaimed Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is the first country outside the United States to implement this cardiovascular hospital care quality improvement program. This AHA/ASA program will benefit patients by providing public and private hospitals quality improvement professional consultation, workshops and guideline-based webinars at all stages of implementation. First launched in the US in 2002, GWTG is an evidence-based, in-hospital continuous quality improvement process designed to improve treatment and prevent future cardiovascular and stroke events through ......read more

    A Revolutionary Non-Surgical Bone Conduction Hearing Solution Launched in the UAE

    •    Stick, Click, Hear – innovative technology offers a simple and gentle way to treat conductive hearing loss  •    Infants with conductive hearing loss to also benefit from new hearing solution  Dubai, UAE, 111 April 2017 – A new innovative technology offering a non-surgical bone conduction solution for conductive hearing loss, will soon be available in the UAE. MED-EL, the leading provider of hearing implant solutions in the Middle East, announced today the launch of the next generation of bone conduction hearing solutions: ADHEAR. The new hearing system has no age limitation, meaning that infants right through to the elderly with conductive hearing loss or single sided deafness "SSD" are expected to obtain benefit. ADHEAR is an excellent option for ......read more

    The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches the 13th Annual "Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2017

    This year’s campaign for a global asbestos ban will translate across six different languages, spreading the message to a wide international audience.  Dubai UAE, April 10, 2017 — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to help ensure justice for asbestos victims and work toward an asbestos-free future, today announced the launch of the 13th Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) April 1-7, 2017.  Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Since the 19th century, asbestos was widely used in construction, shipbuilding, and the automotive industry. Without a ban, asbestos remains legal and lethal in the USA and in an estimated 70% of countries around the world. Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues warning about addiction of ethyl chloride spray among teenagers

    UAE, April 8, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to warn about the dangers of misusing ethyl chloride spray which has recently gained interest among adolescent students who have been purchasing it from various social networking sites, e-commerce websites, private pharmacies and specialty stores. The warning states that the substance is a local anaesthetic that affects the central nervous system when inhaled.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Policy and Licensing Sector, confirmed that the Ministry has issued a circular after monitoring the widespread use of ethyl chloride spray among adolescents. He explained that the youths, who call it a laughter gas, inhale the compound after spraying it on a piece of cloth ......read more

    RAK Hospital Marks April as Autism Awareness Month

    Free Screenings for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Counseling for parents throughout the month. Campaign kicked off with fun activities and parent workshops   April 6, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  To promote the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities, including children with learning differences and developmental issues, RAK Hospital’s Counseling and Psychology Unit is celebrating April as the Autism Awareness Month. The celebrations began on April 1, 2017 wherein children with their parents participated in fun and engaging activities, exciting games, colourful hand painting and releasing of balloons. Moreover, the hospital conducted a symposium, for parents where they were educated on different parenting styles, techniques and guided on how to handle their special needs child.  As part of ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority receives delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the DHA headquarters. The delegation was headed by His Excellency Martin Van Rijn, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Kingdom of Netherlands and attended by senior officials including His Excellency Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE and HE Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai. The two sides discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the field of healthcare and to focus on building and strengthening their cooperation in the field of medicine including geriatric care. HE Al Qatami provided an ......read more

    World Health Day: Expert Psychologists urge parents to keep a look out for depression signs in children

    April 05, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: In support of the 2017 World Health Day theme, Depression: Let’s talk, Clinical Psychologists, Dr Eve McAllister and Dr Daniel Stark from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) are calling for parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression in children. According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting over 300 million people. This World Health Day, GOSH are urging parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression and other common mental health difficulties in children. Whilst depression is rarer in younger-children (~4%), it typically becomes more evident in young-people as they move towards adolescence (10-20%) . “Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions worldwide, including ......read more

    Media Statement about the Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Republic of Croatia

    Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment 05 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Based on the notification from the World Organization for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) took the following actions on 19/3/2017: 1.    1.             Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally not treated wastes from the Republic of Croatia.  2.    2.             Prohibited the import of poultry meat and thermally not treated products and table eggs from the affected ......read more

    Emirates Hospitals Group brings premium aesthetic and quality healthcare to Ras Al Khaimah

    Emirates Hospitals Clinics and CosmeSurge Clinics open in Julphar Towers Ras Al Khaimah – April 5, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has announced opening of its two world-class brands -- Emirates Hospitals Clinics and CosmeSurge Clinics in Ras Al Khaimah aimed at addressing the gap of quality care for residents in the emirate. The two centers are located in Julphar Towers, opposite Manar Mall in Al Nakheel in the heart of the city.  The clinics are elegantly designed with appealing interiors and colour schemes and have spectacular views of the corniche on one side.  The Emirates Hospitals Clinics – Ras Al Khaimah will meet expectations of the residents to avail primary healthcare services and family-oriented specialties in a superior ambience. The ......read more

    Experts at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery say swimming boosts bone power

    Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery was the Gold Sponsor at the 13th annual Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim scheduled to take place on March 31 Dubai, UAE, April 4, 2017:  Swimming has long been plugged as a great exercise, one that’s easy on the body and good for individuals with joint pain. It is also said to strengthen bones. Studies and research indicate that individuals who frequently swim laps have greater leg bone mass than those who don’t swim at all. Commenting on the benefits of swimming, Dr. Bhuvaneshwar Machani, Consultant Orthopedics at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai said, “Swimming is the quintessential workout. Its culmination of weight training and aerobics makes it a total-body exercise. The benefits of swimming are plenty for all age groups and all physical abilities. It is ......read more

    Surgeons at Burjeel Hospital removed a “tennis ball” tumor from the heart of a 61-year-old patient

    as part of a commitment to provide 200 free cardiac surgeries in 2017 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – 03, April 2017: Mrs. Safia Farah Jama, a 61-year-old Somali national came to Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi with a complicated case involving a large tumor inside her heart. Cardiac tumors are extremely rare and Mrs. Safia’s tumor was the size of a tennis ball. Her tumor was interfering with the normal blood flow inside her heart, affecting the function of the mitral valve – one of the major valves in the cardiac system.  Surgeons at Burjeel Hospital, one of the country’s leading private healthcare facilities, took the case and performed the surgery totally free as part of the hospital’s commitment to provide 200 free cardiac surgeries throughout 2017.  This initiative is in support of the ......read more

    LivNordic Spa & Wellness Offers and Activities for the month of April

    Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017 Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living. With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so…. There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third page of the newsletter we are sharing some ideas of what happy people do. Wishing you a wonderful month of April fulfilled with happiness and joy!  Carolina Moquist, Spa Director LivNordic Treatment Offers Mindful Monday’s ......read more

    SculpSure, the Revolutionary Body Contouring Procedure Launches in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Spring is just around the corner and there’s no better time to redefine your body with the revolutionary body contouring treatment from SculpSure.  Developed by Cynosure in the US, and distributed in the region by Amico, a leading medical devices provider. SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen.  It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat. For many patients, traditionally invasive procedures such as liposuction are not a consideration, neither from budgetary point of view, nor from the perspective of down time required to recover after such procedures. For such patients, SculpSure offers a solution, with the latest innovative ......read more

    RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah conducting Foot Care Clinic

    Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice. 30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and provide them with solutions. Complimentary assessment also includes BMI, Blood Pressure, RBS and HBA1C test wherever needed. A Podiatrist is a medical professional whose training focuses on the foot and ankle, and the interaction between foot and the ......read more

    Aster closes FY 2016-17 with a healthy outlook in India and Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March, 2017:  Aster DM Healthcare, the Dubai based healthcare conglomerate, has reported a healthy 2016-17 fiscal year led by its continued expansion and acquisition strategy. Over the past year, the group has expanded its network across GCC as well as India. Key Milestones achieved in FY 2016 -17, as well as upcoming launches: Aster DM Healthcare Group completes 3 decades of operations in 2017 Total 317 medical establishments, including 18 hospitals, 98 clinics and 201 pharmacies as on 30, January 2017  GCC: 3 new hospitals: Successful launch of Medcare Women & Children Hospital in Dubai and soft launch of Medcare Hospital in Sharjah. Aster Hospital in Doha is nearly completed. 8 new clinics and 25 pharmacies added in GCC under Aster, Medcare and Access Brands 2 new ......read more

    Media Statement about the Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial Farms in Tennessee, USA, and Malaysian Province of Kelantain

    Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Based on the notification from the World Organization for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial farms in Tennessee, USA, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) took the following actions on 8/3/2017: Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated wastes from the US state of Tennessee.  Prohibited the import of poultry meat and thermally untreated products and table eggs from the affected province of Lincoln in Tennessee. Allowed the continued import of thermally treated poultry products (treated meat and ......read more

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    Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes workshop on ‘The first National Forum for Safety & Occupational Health'

    UAE, 24 April, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will host a workshop titled ‘The first National Forum for Safety & Occupational Health’ from April 25 to 27, 2017 at the Le Meridien - Dubai Airport Hotel. The event is being organized in cooperation with the Arab Labour Organization (ALO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in coordination with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. It will coincide with International Occupational Health ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals recommendations of the 6th National Pharmacovigilance Conference

    UAE, 24 April, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed the recommendations of the 6th National Pharmacovigilance Conference that was held previously in Dubai under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention shared that the conference came out with 10 recommendations as below: 1.    Importance of building trust in the critical role of testing medicines ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes 6th National Pharmacovigilance Conference and Drug safety

    UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and the Drug Department, organized at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai the 6th National Conference of Continuum of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety in the UAE being held under the patronage of H.E. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention and in cooperation with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licenses and Chairman of the Higher ......read more

    Prime Healthcare Group's MD Dr. Jamil Ahmed honored with Business Excellence Award 2017 by IBPC – Dubai

    UAE, April 19, 2017- Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Managing Director of Prime Healthcare Group, has been conferred the ‘Business Excellence Award 2017’ by the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) - Dubai, the only recognized representative organization of the emirate’s Indian business and professional community. He was recognized for his outstanding role in successfully leading the growth of the Group network of 12 medical centers, one super-specialty hospital, one state-of-the-art laboratory, and eleven pharmacies across the UAE in less than two decades. An orthopedic surgeon ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention signs MOU with American University of Beirut about vocational Training

    UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American University of Beirut as part of its partnership with international academic institutions to share and exchange experiences in the field of vocational training for the health sector.  The agreement, which is renewable for another year, was signed at the Ministry’s office in Dubai by H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services of MOHAP, and Professor Hassan Diab, Vice President of the American University of Beirut ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention celebrates World Malaria Day

    UAE, April 18, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention celebrated today (Tuesday, April 18, 2017) the World Malaria Day under the theme ‘Malaria-Free’ at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. Held under the presence of H.E. Dr. Yousef Al Serkal Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector, the event was attended by Ibrahim Obaid Al Naboodah, Director of the National Center for Malaria Vector Control along with Departmental Directors and representatives of various health authorities and municipalities. Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of primary health care said ......read more

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes Second Emirates International Conference on Combating Drug Counterfeiting

    UAE, April 16, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued a warning against the online marketing of medicinal products, stressing that 90 per cent of the drugs promoted online are counterfeit and life threatening, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Policy and Licensing Sector at MOHAP, noted that the WHO considers drug fraud as an organized crime that kills hundreds of thousands of patients annually. H.E. Al Amiri emphasized that most of the counterfeit drugs sold online and smuggled ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues warning against use of weight loss dietary supplements & medical devices

    UAE, April 15, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued four circulars for various healthcare authorities, warning against the use of food supplements that may cause hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure), and atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat or stroke) in some patients. One of the circulars detailed the latest safety reports on certain medical devices, advising the Directors of all Medical Districts as well as public and private hospitals to withdraw them as they may cause blood clotting which may result in allergic reactions and ......read more

    Sharjah Healthcare City signs landmark MoU in Germany

    Signs the agreement with Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Berlin to promote SHCC project Sharjah, UAE, April 15th, 2017: Sharjah Healthcare City (SHCC) and Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GHORFA), have signed a landmark cooperation agreement. This agreement will establish ties and extend cooperation in promoting the Sharjah Healthcare City project situated in Emirate of Sharjah. GHORFA will assist in promoting Sharjah Healthcare City in Germany and other European countries. The cooperation agreement was signed in line with the 10th Arab German Health Forum in ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts award ceremony to honor partners of Sharjah's Training and Development Center

    UAE, April 12, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Training and Development Center in Sharjah, recently organized the Annual Honoring Ceremony for its partners in recognition of their role and efforts in enhancing institutional cooperation and achieving its strategic objectives. The ceremony was held in the presence of H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, Undersecretary for Ministry’s Support Services Sector and was attended by representatives of the Ministries, government organizations, universities and schools.  During the ceremony, a brainstorming ......read more

    RTA and TRL sign MoU to enhance Innovation in service delivery

    April 11, 2017: The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) reaffirmed its commitment to keep on conducting different types of researches to upgrade its innovation drive, taking into account the people happiness as the main objective and top priority through a variety of smart and electronic services it delivers the public from different social segments. To this effect, a MoU signing between the RTA represented by the Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, and Transport Research Laboratory – TRL has been held recently to collaborate on gearing diverse researches to develop ......read more

    Sharjah shares its ‘success formula' with other GCC countries to become healthy cities

    Health ministry officials visit Sharjah to learn about the Healthy City program Sharjah, UAE, April 2nd, 2017: Sharjah, the healthiest city in the Middle East and Africa region with an impressive score of 88% as per the World Health Organization (WHO) is now spreading the knowledge across GCC. Sharjah Health Authority, welcomed a team of representatives from GCC health ministries to enlighten them on their experience of being the ‘Healthy City’. The city endeavors to score higher during the next evaluation by WHO in the coming years. The primary goal of the WHO Healthy Cities ......read more

    396 Million Dirhams Business Deals Sealed In Dubai Derma 2017

    “Scientific Committee Announces the Recommendations in Conclusion of Dubai Derma” Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 29th of March 2017:  The 17th edition of the Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition concluded today after three days of  great success that has witnessed the participation of 15,000 visitors and participants over the scope of the 3 days. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Dubai Derma said: “Dubai Derma has succeeded over the past years to attract local and international doctors, professors, and specialists in the field of ......read more

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds conducts free health check-up in association with Fujairah Government Hospital, Fujairah

    Over 400 residents from Fujairah got benefited from Free Health Check-up & Medicines provided. Dubai, March 29, 2017:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the BIG 5 jewellery retailers globally with 174 retail outlets globally organized a free medical camp in association with Fujairah Government Hospital, Fujairah, on Friday, 24th February, 2017.  Aiming to ensure the quality health care accessible to everyone, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has been conducting several such health checkup camps in different parts of the Middle East in association with like-minded ......read more

    The first plant of its kind in the Middle East region for generic oncology drugs

     “Gulf Investment Corporation” participates in the capital increase of “Sudair Pharmaceuticals Company” Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Gulf Investment Corporation which is based in Kuwait announced that it has successfully completed acquisition of a significant minority stake in “Sudair Pharmaceuticals Company” - the owner and the developer of Sudair Specialized Pharmaceuticals Complex. The plan of the company is to set-up a specialized pharmaceuticals complex in a phased manner focusing on high-end generic drugs for cancer treatment in Phase 1 ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention says ‘vitamin B17' cannot cure cancer

    UAE, March 28, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, has warned the public against a circulating video making false claims concerning the supposed ability of vitamin B17 to cure cancer. These claims lack scientific basis and are not supported by facts issued by global health authorities or even cancer research organizations. H.E. reiterated that spreading misleading information has serious consequences, especially as it relates to a serious disease that causes the death of millions of people ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory (NRL) leads accreditation efforts in the region by completing record-breaking 12 quality assurance accreditations and inspections in 2016

    NRL receives globally recognized ISO 15189 accreditation for quality excellence for four more laboratories in their network.  The latest accreditations support the continued growth of NRL’s delivery of medical laboratory excellence, to ultimately improve patient outcomes across Abu Dhabi and the region. Abu Dhabi, 27 March 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, today announced receiving the ISO 15189 accreditation for their laboratory at ICAD and three managed laboratories at Imperial College London ......read more

    Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and Ethiopian Ambassador to the UAE holds meeting to discuss joint health initiatives

    UAE, March 27, 2017- His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) recently met with H.E. Dr. Abdelqader Saleh, Ambassador of the Republic of Ethiopia to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), at the Ministry of Health and Prevention office in Abu Dhabi to discuss future cooperation across joint initiatives in the field of health. Also present during the meeting was Dr. Essa Al Mansouri, Office Manager for the Undersecretary and Director of International Health Relations, MOHAP. The meeting focused on the further enhancement of ......read more

    Under the Patronage of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah the 18th International Conference of the Union of Arab Chemists opened today

    Ras Al Khaimah - UAE, 27 March 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Managing Director of RAK Free Trade Zone, Managing Director of the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority, His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Al Kait, Advisor at the Amiri Diwan, Director of Antiquities and Museums Department, HE Prof. Haidar Sayed Jawad Behbehani, Secretary General of the Federation and Deputy Director of Kuwait University and Dr. Ahmed Ali ......read more

    Emirates Hospitals Group to enhance patient care with InterSystems TrakCare

    The leading healthcare provider is the first to adopt “TrakCare as a service” in the United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE – March 26, 2017:  InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, announced that Emirates Hospitals Group, one of the largest private healthcare providers in the UAE, will be implementing the InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system.  By implementing TrakCare, Emirates Hospitals Group will be the first private chain to deploy a world-class international healthcare information system across all its ......read more

    Tips to avoid penalty headaches on Dubai's mandatory health coverage

    Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  An unintended consequence of mandatory health insurance has been the commoditization of health plans. What was once seen as an additional benefit for some key employees has become mandatory for all employees – naturally leading to a massive increase in demand for the health insurance industry. This is particularly relevant for employers with less than 100 employees, dependents of employees and domestic help. Under the Compulsory Health Insurance Law in Dubai, which aims to build homogenous health services for all, every employer is mandated to offer ......read more

    Latifa Hospital welcomes UK's top doctors in Dubai to share pediatric and neonatal best practices

    Senior doctors from HCA Healthcare UK are participating at the 3rd Latifa Hospital International Pediatric and Neonatal Conference Dubai, UAE, March 23rd, 2017: UK’s leading hospital group, HCA Healthcare UK is here to extend support to the healthcare industry stakeholders in UAE. Having already established their Middle Eastern headquarters in Dubai Healthcare City, HCA’s senior consultants are here to present their innovative solutions at the ‘3rd Latifa Hospital International Pediatric and Neonatal Conference’ (LHPNC 2017) starting today till 25th March 2017 in ......read more

    Philips expands presence across the region

    United Arab Emirates – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced today that is has expanded its footprint across the region following the inauguration of its new scientific office in Qatar. The new opening comes as part of the company’s overall expansion efforts, and commitment to drive robust partnerships throughout the region with an aim to develop stronger healthcare outcomes. Arjen Radder said, ‘‘Qatar is an important market for Philips. The new office opening reflects Philips’ growing commitment towards investing in the wider region.  Our ......read more

    Rashid Hospital recognised as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery.

    The hospital performs the highest number of mini-gastric bypass procedures in the region. The hospital is currently expanding its bariatric services due to a high-waiting list. Hospital follows stringent selection criteria and only those patients who medically need surgery and have exhausted other methods of weight loss are selected.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority run Rashid Hospital recently received international recognition as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery. The Surgical Review Corporation presented Dr. Alya Al ......read more

    A pebble with a message encourages women to get breast cancer checks

    Medcare initiated a unique direct engagement campaign to help women in UAE proactively seek guidance for breast cancer checks. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2017:  Breaking the silence and taboo around breast examination, Medcare has initiated a ‘discreet’ campaign to help women directly reach out to healthcare specialists for screening and mammography, with an opportunity to have their questions on the disease answered. As part of the effort, a pebble was placed inside the shoes of women who went for prayers and attended religious education sessions. Upon coming ......read more

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