• Colon Cancer accounts for nearly 9% of total cancer deaths in the UAE
• Early detection and treatment increases the 5-year survival rate to 90%
• Dubai Science Park and Neuro Spinal Hospital are partnering to offer free medical consultations until mid-April
Dubai, UAE, 21 March 2023: Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in the UAE – but also one of the easiest cancers to prevent. Dubai Science Park, a member of TECOM Group PJSC, is launching an interactive awareness campaign to educate UAE residents on the importance of early screening for the detection of colon cancer as part of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout March until April 15th.
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and the second ......read more
Fit Social, a new health, fitness, wellness and lifestyle destination for women, is now open for membership from women who wants to remain fit and enjoy a healthy and long life. The launch campaign offers 30 percent discount
Date: Dubai, UAE; March 20, 2023
A women-only health, fitness, wellness and lifestyle destination has been opened at the Dubai Women’s Association premises opposite Dubai Hospital on the Abu Baker Al Siddique Road in Abu Hail Area of Dubai, that offers a wider choice of health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and lifestyle facility for women to help them keep physically and mentally fit.
Fit Social’s women-only health, fitness and lifestyle destination has been established in association with Dubai Women’s Association – whose members will benefit from the world-class state-of-the ......read more
Learn about more than 800 career choices in just a few days.
Scientific brain mapping tools help to unlock the brain design and lead to career success
The book presents amazing career discovery tools for school-going children and is a crucial read for post-college adults stuck in their future job choices
An ideal reckoner for parents and teachers giving new age career options for generation Alfa
20 March 2023; Dubai, UAE….."The 21st-century world of work is going to be different. It is important to be educated and prepared for the multiple career changes which are going to be part of the new world". Dr. Sweta Adatia, a Neurologist at RAK Hospital in UAE through her new book ‘Future Ready Now’ provides neuroscience-based research and practical tools, to help ease the perilous journey ......read more
PPPs include providing home healthcare services for 10,000 patients
Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health MOH in collaboration with the National Center for Privatization NCP called medical investors to express interest in 4 new medical facilities.
Projects include designing, building, and operating a 200-bed long-term care facility, two 100-bed skilled nursing home projects, and a 150-bed rehabilitation hospital that runs 120,000 annual outpatient sessions.
Plans announced also include providing home healthcare services to 10,000 active patients in Riyadh and Dammam
MOH and NCP invited all investors, developers, and health service providers to view the EOI request by visiting the NCP website ncp.gov.sa
With incidence rising globally, expert from global health system discusses psychological, genetic, fertility and lifestyle implications of colorectal cancer diagnosis in patients under 50
March 16, 2023, CLEVELAND: The incidence of colorectal cancer in younger people is rising globally and there are special considerations to take into account when caring for this patient population says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, speaking during the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month of March.
For reasons not fully understood, incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer is rising globally at an alarming rate, and researchers have estimated that within the next decade 1 in 10 colon cancers and 1 in 4 rectal cancers will be diagnosed in adults younger than 50 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) is actively participating in UAE Reading Month, which is celebrated in March every year.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, highlighted that it is an important celebration that aims to fulfil the UAE leadership’s endeavour to establish a culture of science and knowledge among its people and promote further intellectual growth in society.
He highlighted the importance that the authority attaches to keeping pace with the directions and vision of the country.
He said that UAE aims to promote the culture of reading among members of society to consolidate a culture of science and knowledge, and to make reading a daily practice as it contributes to building a generation aware and able to ......read more
Doha – March 14, 2023: Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have, together with colleagues from Canada and the U.S., reviewed whether metformin is a drug that can protect against diseases other than type 2 diabetes. The review was published in Metabolism, a leading journal dedicated to human metabolism research.
In the late 1950s, metformin was used to treat type 2 diabetes. Today, the drug continues to be the preferred choice for millions of people living with the condition. A collection of encouraging pre-clinical and clinical findings has sparked interest in re-purposing the drug to treat several other diseases, such as COVID-19.
Titled ‘Metformin: Is it a drug for all reasons and diseases?’ The objectives of the review were to evaluate the putative mechanism(s) of action of ......read more
Doha – March 13, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a one-day symposium to discuss population health challenges and outcomes, and ways to promote health.
The symposium was designed to enable healthcare practitioners to look to the future of healthcare and sustainability, understand what equitable culturally competent patient care means, and become ‘change agents’ who can promote physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
Topics under discussion included population health challenges and the emerging paradigm of health and disease, sustainability of the global lifestyle medicine movement, perspectives at the confluence of pandemics, and public health priorities in the region. In addition, an interactive panel discussion focused on public health ......read more
Electronic library has more than 29 million electronic medical sources of information and knowledge
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) announced today the opening of membership for its electronic medical library for licensed health professionals in Dubai.
The move provides 24/7 access to more than 29 million medical and scientific resources that medical professionals can access electronically through their mobile phones and smart devices.
Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of Health Regulation Sector at the DHA highlighted the importance of this initiative that aims to enhance evidence-based medical practices and scientific research among health professionals licensed by the Dubai Health Authority. It enables healthcare professionals to access millions of books and magazines, medical ......read more
• First dedicated global forum to robotic surgery will gather globally renowned experts, healthcare practitioners and policymakers to discuss the latest developments in health technology
• Forum to host H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health and Prevention
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 13 March 2023 – The US Society of Robotic Surgery and Crescent Healthcare (a Division of the Crescent Group of Companies) are set to host the Global Robotic MedTech Forum in the Middle East for the first time on 16 March 2023. Taking place in Dubai, the event will focus on the latest advancements in robotic surgery, a rapidly growing field that is revolutionizing healthcare.
While the region’s healthcare sector has prioritized robotic surgery, this is the first ......read more
Doha – March 12, 2023: Fifty Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) pre-medical students recently visited Aspetar hospital to learn about the application of biomechanics in sports medicine. The trip provided a unique opportunity for students to see firsthand how physics principles are used in the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries.
During the one-day visit, the students toured different departments within the hospital, including the movement and assessment analysis laboratory and hydropathy pools, the altitude dormitory and climate chamber, the podiatry and virtual reality departments, the motion capture lab, and the medical imaging department. At each department the students learnt about the specific tools and technologies used to diagnose and treat athletes.
Before the tour of the ......read more
March 10,2023: HE Dr Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), emphasized that the designation of March 11th as National Doctor's Day exemplifies the wise leadership's commitment to honoring Emirati doctors and celebrating their significant humanitarian role, dedicated efforts, and unwavering commitment to safeguarding the health of the community.
"Emirati doctors boast exceptional scientific and professional skills that enable them to make a positive impact in their field while maintaining the highest levels of efficiency and responsibility. They are truly a vital source of trust and reassurance for every member of society," Al Olama said.
In his statement on the occasion of National Doctor's Day, which falls on March 11 of every year, Al Olama further ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 8, 2023: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently held a ceremony to conclude its activities for Innovation Month 2023. The ceremony was held in presence of H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the DHA and DHA executives and employees, to honour winners who presented innovative concepts.
UAE Innovates is the largest national event of its kind, with the aim of consolidating the culture of innovation, enhancing community participation, celebrating local innovators and applying their innovations in a way that improves quality of life.
DHA held a ceremony to conclude UAE Innovation Month 2023 and honour the winners of DHA’s most innovative idea submissions.
Al Ketbi said during the ceremony that the DHA is keen to foster an environment that stimulates creativity and ......read more
Doha – March 7, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a webinar that examined anxiety and related disorders, and how to manage them.
The webinar titled, ‘Anxiety: When your worrying becomes worrying’, was delivered by Dr. Zahra Naqvi, assistant professor of psychiatry at WCM-Q, and discussed diseases such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Dr. Naqvi explained that anxiety is a common disorder in our society and can cause a significant impairment in social, occupational, and other areas of living. Even when therapy services are provided not everyone takes advantage because of the stigma associated with the ......read more
The awareness campaign, held under the mall’s #FestivaCares CSR
programme, aimed to encourage the community to learn more about kidney health and contribute to saving lives
Doha, Qatar – 7 March 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, has partnered with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) to mark World Kidney Day 2023.
The World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee has declared 2023 to be the year of “Kidney Health for All-Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!” This year’s event has focused on the importance of preparation for unexpected events for kidney patients, urging people to learn more about the vital role that their ......read more
Madinah Health rapid rescue team resuscitates 70-year-old heart
Riyadh: - KSA: Rapid intervention teams in Madinah managed on Wednesday, March 1st, to save the life of a Pakistani pilgrim whose heart stopped beating for more than 10 minutes.
Madinah's Health cluster said that medical teams received a call about a seventy-year-old patient who was suffering from loss of consciousness at the Prophet’s Mosque Plaza, where paramedics diagnosed the case as cardiac and respiratory arrest.
CPR started at 11:20 am -according to protocol- with the use of electric shocks, to restore a pulse and pump more oxygen. After a successful run, the patient was transferred to AlSafia center to complete further treatment until his situation stabilized, The pilgrim left the center and is recovering at his hotel.
• First ASHI-accredited Transplant Immunology Laboratory in the United Arab Emirates
• The accreditation demonstrates the Purelab’s commitment to clinical excellence, quality, advanced learning, continuous improvement, and innovation
Abu Dhabi, 03 March 2023 – Reinforcing its surging reputation, Purelab – a subsidiary of PureHealth Group – the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform – has announced that its flagship Transplant Immunology Laboratory has achieved another international accreditation from the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI).
With the accreditation, Purelab’s Transplant Immunology Laboratory has become the first-of-its-kind immunology lab to be accredited in the UAE. The achievement is a ......read more
Doha – March 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) alumna Dr. Afaf Osman has been presented with a highly coveted award by the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
Dr. Osman, who graduated from WCM-Q in 2014, is one of only six awardees in the US in the clinical junior faculty section of the 2023 Scholar Awards handed out this year by ASH, which is regarded as the world’s leading professional hematology society. The ASH scholarship awards recognize the achievements of emerging research scientists in the field of hematology and also provide financial support to help them transition from training programs to careers as independent investigators.
After graduating with her MD degree from WCM-Q, Dr. Osman completed three years of residency training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, ......read more
Doha – February 28, 2023: Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) have analyzed vast amounts of genetic and protein-related data to determine the effectiveness of genetics-based personalized medicine for Arabs.
While personalized medicine holds huge potential for assessing disease risk for individuals, a weakness of the science is its reliance on genetic data that have been drawn largely from populations with European/Caucasian ancestry.
This is because physicians use large, population-wide genetic datasets to identify genes associated with diseases, which they then compare with the genetic information of individuals. This information is then combined with other factors, such as environment and lifestyle, to generate a ‘polygenic risk score’ for chronic conditions such as heart disease, ......read more
Research from global health system showcases the need for further safety studies
February 28, 2023: New research from global health system Cleveland Clinic that erythritol, a popular artificial sweetener, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Findings were published this week in Nature Medicine.
Researchers studied over 4,000 people in the U.S. and Europe and found those with higher blood erythritol levels were at elevated risk of experiencing a major adverse cardiac event such as heart attack, stroke or death. They also examined the effects of adding erythritol to either whole blood or isolated platelets, which are cell fragments that clump together to stop bleeding and contribute to blood clots. Results revealed that erythritol made platelets easier to activate and form a clot. Pre-clinical ......read more
Al Zahra Hospital inaugurates Heart Attack Center along with a state-of-the-art interventional suite in the region.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 27 February, 2023: Al Zahra hospital in Dubai inaugurated its JCI accredited Heart Attack Center and upgraded its Advanced Interventional Suite.
The opening ceremony took place in the presence of senior health officials including His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and other government officials, Sheikh Majid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Managing Director of Al Zahra hospital and representatives of Siemens Healthineers.
With the recent upgrade, the hospital marks a milestone, being the first in the region to feature two of Siemens Healthineers latest breakthrough technologies in one place: The ARTIS ICONO Biplane cardiac angiography ......read more
Keynote speakers address barriers to implementing cervical cancer elimination strategy
Sharjah, February 17, 2023: Sharjah Declaration 3.0, a milestone document outlining the roadmap for the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health concern, was unveiled during the recent 3rd Cervical Cancer Forum (CCF). The declaration emphasises the importance of sustained collaboration and partnerships between governments, healthcare providers, and civil society organisations, as well as the need for increased investment in cervical cancer prevention, screening, and treatment programmes.
The declaration — endorsed by representatives of governments, academia, international organisations, and advocates who pledged their commitment to improving access to vaccines, screenings, treatment, and palliative care for human ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) recently won the Disruptor of the Year for Product/Service category at the Global Business Excellence Awards.
DHA received this award for DHA’s Virtual Inspection Framework “RASED”.
The DHA’s Health Regulation Sector introduced this online service, known as ‘Rased’ in June 2021, to move towards a digital system. While in-person inspections also take place, the sector has adopted the digital method for areas where online inspections are possible.
In line with the DHA’s regulatory scope of work, the DHA’s Health Regulation Sector regularly carries out inspections across all healthcare facilities including outpatient clinics, diagnostic centres and pharmacies in Dubai.
Dr ......read more
The ingestible pills utilize magnetic fields to track movement through the Gastrointestinal tract with higher resolution and accuracy
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 14 February 2023 – A team of researchers led by Khalil Ramadi, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), have developed a new, non-invasive system to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal motility disorders. To track the movement of an ingestible “smart pill” through the Gastrointestinal (GI) tract, the researchers have generated 3D magnetic field gradients using high-frequency electromagnetic coils that encode each spatial point with a distinct magnetic field magnitude. The field magnitude is measured and transmitted by the “smart pill” to determine its precise location, which is then communicated to a ......read more
99% of registered contestants categorized as obese with a BMI of 30 and above
14 February 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The registration for the country’s biggest weight loss challenge, aimed at raising awareness on Obesity, an initiative by RAK Hospital - the RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge (RBWLC 2023) witnessed over 10,000 participants committing themselves to lose the flab and becoming healthier. Individuals from all over the UAE have registered for the challenge, with a maximum i.e. 45% enrollments emanating from the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah. Dubai accounted for 25%, Sharjah 13%, Abu Dhabi 12% and 5% registered from other emirates.
22% of the contestants have registered under the physical category whereas nearly 8 out of 10 participations registered in the virtual group. Additionally, 9 corporate ......read more
Doha – February 12, 2023: The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently held a webinar to discuss ways to reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases associated with being overweight and obese.
The webinar titled, ‘Plain talk about weight loss’ was delivered by Dr. Ravinder Mamtani, professor of population health sciences and vice dean for population health and lifestyle medicine at WCM-Q, and professor of medicine at the Center for Global Health, New York.
According to the World Obesity Atlas, there are currently 770 million people worldwide living with obesity, and by 2030 the number is expected to rise to 1 billion. In Qatar, the obesity prevalence in women and men is likely to be 51 % and 43 % respectively by 2030.
Research shows that people who ......read more
PCR partners with Marz Method to offer cancer patients or family members free equine therapy sessions
Sharjah, February 10, 2023: For over a decade, the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), the nationwide breast cancer awareness campaign completing its final leg of the 11th edition in Abu Dhabi today (Friday), has become a prominent event in the region, attracting widespread support and participation from individuals and organisations alike.
The distinctive character and traditions of the UAE influenced the concept behind the Pink Caravan Ride. Its horse riders embody the country's cultural heritage and serve as a magnet for spectators. PCR noble causes and its equines attracted Deutsche national Cristina Marz, trauma therapist and founder of Marz Method, who saddled up and trekked on Thursday in Ras Al Khaimah, ......read more
International Epilepsy Day (February 13) this year is focused on ending stigmatization by dispelling myths surrounding this common neurological disease
February 10, 2023, CLEVELAND: It is a myth that individuals with epilepsy cannot live full, regular lives, although it is important that they seek and receive appropriate care timeously, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic. His message corresponds with the focus of this year’s International Epilepsy Day, which is to dispel myths and destigmatize the common neurological condition.
Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally, according to the World Health Organization. The condition is characterized by periodic and involuntary seizures, and if these are ......read more
The annual campaign raises awareness in RAK on Thursday and sets sight on the capital to conclude its nationwide journey
Sharjah, February 9, 2023
The Pink Caravan Ride PCR), the annual breast cancer awareness campaign that treks the seven emirates offering free check-ups, is the fruit of tireless volunteers putting their hearts and soul into making a difference in their communities. The ongoing 11th edition, which kicked off on February 4, is a resounding success thanks to the dedication and hard work of its volunteers, who, over the course of just a few short weeks, put in an incredible 59,830 hours of their time to help make the event a reality.
Between January 1st and February 4th, 154 volunteers clocked in an impressive 24,640 hours of work, while the medical team comprising 45 members put in 11,880 hours during 22 ......read more
50 percent of horse riders in the 11th edition of the breast cancer awareness campaign are men
● 2,114 men screened in 5 days
● Over 100 horse riders raising awareness across the nation, 50% of whom are men
Sharjah, February 8, 2023
The 11th Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) continued its seven-day trek in Umm Al Quwain, offering free check-ups and heightened awareness on the significance of routine screening for women and men. With over 100 horse riders, 50% of whom are men, the annual awareness campaign marks a historic achievement and sends a strong message that breast cancer affects the entire community, not just women.
On Tuesday, the Pink Brigade trekked across UAQ and was greeted by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Faisal Al Mualla at Kite Beach after starting their journey from UAQ Wall and Fort ......read more
11th Annual Nationwide Breast Cancer Campaign Brings Free Screenings, Awareness, and Support to Dubai citizens and residents
Sharjah, February 06, 2023: On Sunday, Dubai rose early to extend a warm reception to the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), the annual nationwide breast cancer awareness campaign, making its 11th trek through the seven emirates to raise community awareness about early detection and encourage regular screening.
Organised by the Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of FOCP, the pink brigade kicked off Day 2 journey from DIFC Gate Avenue at 8am, where scores of ......read more
Volunteering equestrians led by PCR Special Envoy Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi welcomed by Sheikh Abdullah bin Majid Al Nuaimi to raise public awareness across Ajman
Sharjah, February 05, 2023: The resounding response to the 11th edition of the UAE’s leading breast cancer awareness campaign, Pink Caravan Ride, yesterday (Saturday) with the Higher Steering Committee announcing a total of 8,775 free screenings already conducted nationwide, is a testament to the lasting impact of this community welfare initiative established over a decade ago.
Of the 8,775 screenings, 8,467 were carried out in the fixed clinics across the nation, which started welcoming citizens and residents, both women and men, on January 20. On the inaugural day of campaigning across Sharjah and Ajman, a total of 308 free screenings were carried ......read more
Sharjah, February 4, 2023: For young equestrians Sheikha Azza Bint Khaled bin Saqr Al Qasimi and Said Mohammad Al Musharakh, the annual Pink Caravan Ride is more than just a leisurely horseback ride - it's a powerful platform to inspire the community, especially the younger generations and raise awareness about the importance of early detection and regular screening to tackle breast cancer.
Azza, a determined 12-year-old, has been a part of the annual PCR ride since the tender age of five and continues to use her passion for horse riding to make a positive impact on the UAE community. With her siblings by her side, she proudly set out on the first leg of the Sharjah route on Saturday, inspiring all those around her with her unwavering spirit.
And at just 9 years old, Said is already making a name for himself in the ......read more
Friends Of Cancer Patients’ yearly ride to raise cancer awareness and promote screening for early detection runs from 4-10 February under the theme “Powered by You”
Sharjah, February 4, 2023
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the 11th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), which kicked off from Al Heera Beach, Sharjah, on Saturday.
Coinciding with World Cancer Day, the annual awareness campaign, organised by the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) under the theme ‘Powered by You’, will travel across the seven emirates between February 4 and 10 offering free screenings and raising awareness on breast cancer and the importance of early detection to tackle the disease.
The PCR marked the annual awareness ......read more
The annual awareness campaign offers free screenings to men and women across the seven emirates
More than 150 volunteers and 100 equestrians will embark on the nationwide campaign
More than 35 fixed, mobile and Minivan clinics will offer free screenings
Offers clinical, ultrasound, and mammograms for both women and men
Sharjah, February 3, 2023
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friend of Cancer Patients (FOCP), the 11th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) will kick off its annual weeklong trek across the seven emirates tomorrow (Saturday) to raise awareness on ......read more
Dubai – February 03, 2023: King’s College Hospital London – Dubai has inked a partnership agreement with Weight Loss Solutions Australia (WLSA) to provide patients in Dubai with access to the latest in weight loss treatments and technologies developed by the Australian organization. The partnership will allow patients to benefit from the expertise of both organizations.
The partnership aims to alleviate the health challenges associated with obesity as recent studies have shown that over 60 per cent of adults in the UAE are either overweight or obese. Experts have estimated that such high rates can be attributed to factors such as unhealthy dietary habits, lack of physical activity, and a sedentary lifestyle. Further, this has also caused an increased risk of other related health problems such as diabetes, ......read more
• First-of-its-kind access-focused pharmacy will operate in DHCC Building 33
• Abwab Al Khair will enhance patient access to medication for chronic diseases
Dubai, UAE; February 3, 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority, (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the emirate’s enabling healthcare freezone, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society to open its second endowment and charity pharmacy in the UAE and the first in DHCC to fund charitable projects.
The agreement, which was signed on the last day of Arab Health, will primarily focus on patient access to medications for chronic diseases, with the provision of medicine to those in need, and low-income patients who cannot afford the cost of the medicine or are not covered by ......read more
220 medical facilities are served by Empower's district cooling services
Empower supplies Dubai Healthcare City with 142,000 refrigeration tons
Dubai, UAE, 02 Feb 2023: In the context of the ‘Arab Health 2023, the region’s largest exhibition of its kind, the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest provider of district cooling services, confirmed that developed countries, including the UAE, realized early on the importance of district cooling in protecting the environment and preserving the health of society, which is one of the most important and prominent factors affecting human health and affected by its practices.
Empower is currently providing district cooling services to 43 large healthcare projects, which together constitute 220 medical facilities, most ......read more
• New shift in expanding private health sector investments in Dubai
• Contributes to enhancing investment opportunities and supporting innovative technological solutions in the sector.
• Al Ketbi: We are committed to consolidating partnerships to serve Dubai’s goals and future aspirations
• Al Zarooni: ‘UAE at the forefront for attracting investments in healthcare sector’
Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2023: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, which seeks to promote cooperation and coordination between the two sides to enhance investment opportunities in Dubai’s healthcare sector, support the formation of healthcare start-ups, and develop innovative technological solutions. This aligns with the ......read more
• 1.2 million drug packages tracked and traced across the UAE.
• 1,760 partners ready to interact with and support the platform.
• The platform being showcased at the Arab Health 2023
Dubai, February 2, 2023: The UAE health authorities has officially launched the national drug tracking system " Tatmeen", the region’s first platform of its kind to track and trace pharmaceutical products. With this innovative system, the UAE is taking a major step towards ensuring the immunity and security of its medical supply chains.
The highly advanced track and trace platform was unveiled by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DoH), and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) during their participation in Arab Health 2023, taking place ......read more
During the 7-day ride across the UAE FOCP initiative supplies free breast cancer testing facilities for the public
Sharjah, February 2, 2023
As part of the Pink Caravan Ride’s efforts to curb breast cancer and increase awareness, the Friends of Cancer Patients’ annual initiative is offering free breast cancer screenings in all seven emirates through their mobile clinics and mammography unit during the seven-day national ride.
In addition to its ongoing efforts, the PCR established dedicated fixed clinics throughout the United Arab Emirates providing free breast ......read more
Partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services
UAE patients to get direct access to Apollo’s expert medical team without travelling outside UAE
February 2, 2023 - Dubai, UAE: RAK Hospital, UAE’s premier hospital enters into a clinical collaboration agreement with Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest healthcare provider in Afro-Asia. The partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services with the aim to cooperatively advance the field of health utilising the latest medical ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 February, 2023: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during Arab Health 2023 that it has extended the service of birth and death certificate issuance to private sector hospitals in Dubai.
The move is aimed to enhance the convenience of community members and ensure easy utilisation of this service.
Previously only a public hospital in Dubai could provide this certificate. However, by the end of 2023, all private sector hospitals in Dubai will also be able to issue these certificates.
Presently, this service is available at HMS Mirdif Hospital, ......read more
Friends of Cancer Patient’s annual pan-UAE ride recognises the efforts made by all who attend in aid of breast cancer awareness and the drive towards defeating the disease through early detection
Sharjah, February 1, 2023: The Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), UAE's annual breast cancer awareness campaign, has announced its theme for 2023's ride: "Powered by You." This theme is a reflection of the power and energy that the Pink Caravan Ride derives from each and every person in the UAE community as it makes strides towards mass awareness while offering free ......read more
Cutting-edge technologies showcased, include fetal cardiac MRI and 3D imaging of the fetal heart, and in adults the totally endoscopic 3D heart valve repair and replacement surgical technique
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 January 2023: Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care (RB&HH) and Evelina London Children’s Hospital, both part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, had a regional debut of life-saving, cutting-edge cardiac advances to address cardiovascular issues at Arab Health 2023 including 3D fetal cardiac imaging and machine ......read more
• DHA provides an overview of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023
• Al Ketbi: The aim of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 is to provide investors with detailed information on key healthcare priority areas and to provide a detailed overview of the health sector so that they can make viable investments.
• Al Ketbi: Health investment in areas of need benefits investors, helps create a dynamic and robust health sector, and provides community members and visitors with access to the highest quality of specialised and accessible care.
• Post COVID-19 ......read more
Annual ride in aid of breast cancer awareness kicks off with its opening ceremony on the 4th February at at Al Heera Beach
Sharjah, January 31, 2023: The Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), an annual breast cancer awareness initiative of UAE-based Friends of Cancer Patients society has announced the official routes for the ride, set to commence its 11th edition on February 4th in conjunction with World Cancer Day. This journey of hope and courage will traverse the seven emirates, with the first day focusing on raising awareness for the most prominent and preventable types of cancer, including ......read more
• Healthcare spending in the GCC is forecast to reach USD 99.6 billion in 2023 from USD 86.2 billion in 2020
• DHCC’s total economic contribution to the GDP of Dubai reached AED 2.8 billion in 2021
• Despite pandemic-related restrictions on global travel, Dubai doubled the number of health tourists in 2021 with international visitors spending USD 198 million on healthcare
Dubai- UAE - 30 January 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), today launched a major whitepaper titled ‘Emerging ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2023: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) recently received an accreditation for the internship and residency program from National Institute for Health Specialties.
This is the first-of-its kind accreditation in the UAE in this field.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said that medical professionals are the core of the health sector and that the DHA prioritises providing them with continuous learning opportunities that helps them stay up-to-date with the latest in the medical field ,in all ......read more
• As Gold Sponsors of iconic event, Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare to showcase AI-powered solutions in diagnostics, digital health, therapeutics, advanced omics, and patient care
• G42 Healthcare also signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Future Health Summit, to be held along the sidelines of Arab Health
• Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare experts to focus on the emerging technology trends in healthcare in deliberations and panels
Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2023: Mubadala Health, the integrated network of world-class healthcare facilities, and G42 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2023 : Dubai Health Authority recently held a workshop with relevant stakeholders to discuss the progress of the NABIDH initiative and to discuss ways to enhance integration with the health sector in the Emirate.
NABIDH, is an ongoing digital transformation project that will ensure one electronic medical file for every patient.
Presently, NABIDH has unified to over 7 million medical records and more than 31,000 clinicians and 382 healthcare facilities are part of the initiative. More than 43 medical record systems are also part of the ......read more
As the world marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an expert from Cleveland Clinic discusses means of prevention and the potential benefits of immunotherapy treatments
Wednesday, 25 January, 2023, CLEVELAND: The research and development of immunotherapy drugs to treat patients who have cervical cancer, especially in its advanced stages, is offering hope to hundreds of thousands of women worldwide, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic. However, speaking during the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month of January, he points out that regular ......read more
• Aster DM Healthcare’s patient care digital platform now provides complete access to Aster hospitals, clinics, diagnostics centers and pharmacies in UAE, putting healthcare management in the hands of patients.
• myAster has touched over one million lives since its introduction and ranks number 1 as free medical app on Play Store and App Store
Dubai - January 23, 2023: In alignment with UAE’s Vision 2031 to position the country in the Top 10 for quality healthcare, Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare providers in GCC and ......read more
• New centre of excellence in Endometriosis offers renewed hope for fertility and pain management for patients across the UAE & region.
• Medcare Women & Children Hospital successfully treats over 500 endometriosis patients, yearly
Dubai – January 18 2023: Medcare Women & Children Hospital has become the first hospital in Dubai to receive the Gold Seal Accreditation as Centre of Excellence for Endometriosis Multidisciplinary Care (COEMEC) by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA. This accreditation is awarded for meeting the ......read more
RAK Hospital launches the 3rd edition of UAE’s most loved weight loss competition
The 8-week contest starts on 20th January; participants can start registering now via the official event website
People encouraged to ‘Lose Big, to Win Big’ and will get educated on life-altering lifestyle habits
16th January 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The Country’s biggest weight loss challenge is back with a bang for the third time, with AED 50,000 worth of cash prizes on offer for the top winners. Continuing the cause of raising awareness on Obesity, the ......read more
Devadaru Ayurveda Medical Centre launched in Dubai Residential Oasis complex.
Dubai Residential Oasis Family Fest ’23 took place on the 13th and 14th of January at the sprawling Dubai residential Oasis campus in Al Qusais. Announcing this in a press release Mr. Hani Mustafa Al Hamed, Property Manager, Dubai Residential Oasis said that the community-wide celebration featured a variety of on-stage entertainment, games, sports, music, food and clothing stalls. The Family Fest was attended by over 324 families from around 15 nationalities and it was two fun filled days. The main ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2023: Following the announcement of the Abu Dhabi community campaign supporting the National Programme for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation “Hayat”, launched by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate, the number of registrants in the “Hayat” programme reached more than 10,000 organ donors from different nationalities, backgrounds and ages, who expressed their desire to become organ donors post mortem. This confirms their belief in the importance of organ ......read more
Friends Of Cancer Patients’ yearly ride to raise cancer awareness and promote testing for early detection invites all horse riders in the nation to join their procession for a worth cause
Sharjah, January 10, 2022: The Higher Organising Committee of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) — the annual breast cancer awareness initiative — is calling on all horse-riders interested in joining their 11th yearly nation-wide ride, to register for participation. The ride which starts on February 4th, coinciding with World Cancer Day, will travel across all seven ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 27 December 2022: Mubadala Health signed a partnership agreement with Abu Dhabi Pension Fund (ADPF) to provide exclusive healthcare services to ADPF-registered pensioners. The agreement will result in the implementation of a personal health program for pensioners. All new pensioners will be immediately enrolled in the program. The agreement will enhance cooperation between the two parties, in line with Mubadala Health’s mission to achieve the highest levels of health and quality of life for the Abu Dhabi community. The agreement will also expand the social benefits offered to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has developed a self-assessment tool, which is an instant 24/7 online service that is
free-of-cost to support investors, health professionals and medical facilities.
The aim of the service is to provide support and guidance to stakeholders and to enhance sustainability of the health sector in the Emirate.
Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at the DHA said that the self-assessment tool, is an important initiative and enables applicants who want to apply for a ......read more
• Harvard Business Council International Awards is developed on the concept of total quality management
• Ambulatory Healthcare Services offers comprehensive community-based healthcare services in Abu Dhabi
• AHS CEO Dr Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi presented with HBC Women Leader Gold Award
• Ambulatory Healthcare Services bestowed with HBC 2022 Dealing with COVID-19 Diamond Award
Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 22, 2022: In a recognition that underlines its growing reputation in the UAE and beyond, Ambulatory Healthcare Services ......read more
Wins AED 5000 cash prize. Reduces his blood sugar levels by 50% and loses 11 KGs
Challenge aids thousands in conquering diabetes. Participants’ average blood sugar levels back to normal in just 3 months
AED 40,000 worth of prizes in cash and kind for winners
20 December 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The 3-month-long RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022 (RAKDC22) concluded today with the announcement of the winners during a prize distribution ceremony held at the RAK Hospital premises in Ras Al Khaimah. The one of its kind challenge aimed at reducing the biomarkers of the ......read more
Delegation includes renowned professor Dr. Zhang Yongzhen, who led efforts to sequence and publish the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Dr. Zhang Yongzhen, is a recipient of the 7th Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award for his groundbreaking scientific research on the first complete genome sequencing of Sars-CoV-2.
Al Ketbi congratulated Dr Yongzhen and highlighted the pivotal role of scientific research in the field of healthcare and the importance of fostering and promoting scientific research in healthcare.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December ......read more