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    Al Qassimi Hospital Receives International Accreditation as Centre of Excellence in the Treatment of AV block.

    • Ministry of Health boosts UAE’s global leadership in the number of accredited health facilities. • Dr. Yousef Al Serkal: MoHAP is proud to be part of the UAE government’s achievements. • MoHAP the fastest institution in the world in the process of accrediting its facilities within 6 years. • Al Qassimi Hospital’s cardiology centre is the largest of its kind in the UAE and can handle 50 to 60 case per month.   Sharjah, January 19, 2021:  Adding yet another feather to its cap, the Sharjah-based Al Qassimi Hospital has achieved accreditation as a centre of excellence in the treatment of Atrioventricular (AV) block from the Joint Commission International (JCI).   The advanced international accreditation was granted to the hospital after passing rigorous assessments ......read more

    ‘Blue Zone' from COVID-19 Prime Assessment Centre to Relocate to Al Rowda Healthcare Center

    Centre will exclusively serve all members of the Abu Dhabi community who have received a positive COVID-19 test result Abu Dhabi, Jan 14, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA”, has announced the relocation of the ‘Blue Zone’ from the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center in Abu Dhabi to Al Rowda Healthcare Center. The center, managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, will exclusively serve all members of the community who have received a positive COVID-19 test result.  The blue zone is one of four zones in the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center located in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which was opened in May 2020. The first center to be dedicated for patients with a positive test result, the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center played a pivotal ......read more

    SEHA Commences the Administration of the Covid-19 Vaccine to UAE Community at 40 Locations

    Following the official registration of Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, SEHA establishes three centers to exclusively administer the vaccine to the UAE public Abu Dhabi, January 13, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the opening of two COVID-19 Vaccination Centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, for members of the community who wish to receive the Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccination Centers, located in Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain Convention Center in Al Ain City, have the collective capacity to administer vaccine shots to 6,000 people daily, and were established in a record time of four days. The centers were ......read more

    COVID-19 Vaccination is Now Available at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Free of Charge

    United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2021:  For the benefit of the Greater Community, this service is being offered at “free of cost” to everyone holding a valid Emirates ID. As you are aware the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sinopharm is inactivated registered vaccine in the UAE which provides acquired immunity against COVID-19. Moreover, this vaccine will be given in term of two doses with an interval 21 – 28 days between the first & second doses. Based on initial results of phase 3 trials have shown it has an overall efficacy of 86%. The analysis also shows the vaccine to have 99% seroconversion rate of neutralizing antibody and 100% effectiveness in preventing moderate and severe cases of the disease.  It showed no serious safety concerns till date. Zulekha Hospital Sharjah started this CSR initiative last ......read more

    COVID-19 and Working from Home by Dr. Muhammad S. Tahir

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 January 2021:  Since the Early news of COVID-19 in the beginning of January 2020 started appearing and gradually set the stage to change for lifestyle. Early months no body was aware of the impact it will make in the long run. However unknown fear and limited research resulted in different hypothesis and hence suggestions to protect the society.  Among social distancing, frequent hand washing, sanitization campaigns, use of mask, checking temperature and many more efforts unfolded and led to completely change the norm of the society.  “As the life goes on with these changes and working from home preferences over going to the workplace for obvious reasons has created different challenges. Human, being a gregarious in nature, socialization is not an option instead is necessity to ......read more

    Rashid Hospital Doctors Perform Special Implant Procedure for an Epilepsy Patient.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 6, 2021:  Doctors at Rashid Hospital transplanted a small device (roughly the size of a one-dirham coin) under the skin of the chest of a 14-year old Emirati girl who was suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy seizers.  Since the successful procedure, H.A. has been able to breathe a sigh of relief as she now prepares herself for programming the device and leading a life with minimum seizures that are less severe and less frequent in nature, thus greatly improving the quality of her life and giving her a brighter future.  Dr. Abdulla Qassim, Consultant and Head of Neurosurgery at Rashid Hospital said, “The mechanism is so sophisticated that the patient does not realise there is an implant in the body. After a thorough evaluation, we concluded that the patient was the right ......read more

    Hundreds of Thousands of Cervical Cancer Cases Could Be Prevented with HPV Vaccines and Pap Smear Tests

    Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death of young women, but can be easily prevented and treated if caught early says expert from American hospital Cleveland Clinic   United Arab Emirates -  January 05, 2021:   Hundreds of thousands of cervical cancer cases per year could be prevented through widespread vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) and annual pap smear tests, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, marking Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January.   Dr. Robert DeBernardo, Section Head of Gynecologic Oncology and Vice Chair Subspecialty Care for Women’s Health at Cleveland Clinic, said: “Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death for young women, but is also entirely preventable between widespread HPV vaccinations and early and ......read more

    Dubai Central Lab Is Now Esma Halal Certification Body

    Dubai, 05 January 2021: The Product Conformity Assessment Section in Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) was recently registered as one of the halal certification bodies at the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) to grant the National Quality Mark (EQM) for halal products on behalf of the authority, according to the technical requirements contained in Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014. Recognition of DCL as Halal certification body is part of Dubai Municipality's efforts to expand its areas of work in certification services and product conformity assessment in line with the directions of the top leadership in achieving Dubai Municipality’s vision of building a happy and sustainable city and enhancing Dubai's position as the capital of the Islamic economy. Eng. Amin Ahmed Amin, Director of DCL said ......read more

    DHA begins COVID-19 Vaccination for Frontliners in the Government Sector

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 January 2021:  In line with the rollout of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine, DHA has begun the vaccination drive for frontliners and employees in vital professionals in the government sector. Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccination Steering Committee said the vaccination drive is in line with providing vaccines for priority groups in the first phase.  “These employees are public-facing employees, we are truly thankful to all frontliners across all sectors. We have received the list of these employees after coordination with relevant stakeholders across all government departments and we have booked their appointments.” DHA will also shortly begin the same process for frontliners in ......read more

    Newborn baby undergoes life-changing complex foot correction procedure at Aster Hospital, Mankhool

    •       Baby girl born with severe congenital foot deformity called ‘Club Foot’ undergoes corrective procedure which allows her to learn to walk normally without any complications  •       The procedure, using the ‘Ponseti Method’, has helped many infants born with birth deformities at Aster Hospitals •       Clubfoot is a common congenital birth defect, with an average prevalence of approximately 1 per 1000 live births[1] Dubai, UAE, 3 January, 2020:  A baby girl born at Aster Hospital, Mankhool with a birth deformity in her left ankle and foot, commonly known as ‘Club Foot’ has undergone a correction procedure using the ‘Ponseti Method, a method used to help infants born with this birth ......read more

    MoHAP Puts Spotlight on the Service of Approving Retirement and Medical Disability Applications by Competent Medical Committee

    United Arab Emirates -  December 29, 2020:   One of the services provided by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, to its customers is the approval of applications for retirement, or work and occupational injuries, according to the decision of the competent Medical Committee. The applicant must be an employee in any of the ministries or federal authorities, a local government department, or private-sector employees covered by health insurance. For workers in the government sector, a letter from the employer should be submitted to the Office of the competent Medical Committee. Accredited medical standards His Excellency Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: “Approving the application for retirement due to ......read more

    Renal Failure in Women

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2020: The risk of developing chronic renal (kidney) diseases is higher in women as compared to men. Approximately 195 million women worldwide suffer from kidney-related problems. The prevalence of the disease in women is 14% on an average, while in men, it’s 12%. It is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, causing 600,000 deaths each year globally.  The leading causes of kidney failure in women are not different from what affects men, which is diabetes, followed by high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis - a renal cyst which is a hereditary disease that results from the presence of a polycystic kidney and Alport syndrome (a genetic condition characterized by kidney failure, hearing loss and eye abnormalities). The diseases can affect in two ways. It can result in SLE, an ......read more

    DHA signs MoU with Gulf Medical University

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  December 28, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Medical University to promote cooperation in the field of medical education and training.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Prof. Hossam Hamdy. Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, signed the MoU at the DHA headquarters in Dubai.  The MoU aims to promote cooperation in medical training and enhance competencies of health personnel across health specialties. It also aims to promote cooperation in organizing joint health-supporting programmes such as conferences, seminars and events and unifying efforts to spread the culture of innovation in society.  Commenting on the MoU, Al Qutami said that the cooperation with the Gulf Medical ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority, Rashid and Latifa Hospital Receive International Recognition for their Covid-19 Response

    • Over 100 Hospitals from 28 Countries Recognized at the International Hospital Federation’s Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program   • The DHA’s Dubai Shield Program was recognised at the Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program for proactively responding with outstanding and innovative actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic.   • DHA’s hospitals – Rashid and Latifa Hospital for Women and Children were recognized for their COVID-19 response action plan.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2020. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has been recognized at the International Hospital Federation’s Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program for its COVID-19 response action plan along with over 100 hospitals from 28 ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Chooses Cayman Islands to Set Up Clinical Excellence Hub for the Western Hemisphere

    United Arab Emirates -  December 22, 2020:   Today Aster DM Healthcare and Cayman Islands Government announced an agreement making the Cayman Islands Aster’s clinical excellence hub for the Western hemisphere, serving the Caribbean Region, North America, Canada, Latin & South America. The agreement will see Aster initially develop around 150-bed comprehensive, tertiary and quaternary care hospital, with an opportunity to expand in the future based on need, alongside an assisted living facility and healthcare university in the long-term. With this project, Aster aims to replicate its “Medcity” concept which has proven to be highly successful as its flagship facility in Kochi, India. The team leading the project hopes to break ground by mid-2021, with the commencement of the Aster Cayman Medcity - ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority: We Aim to Establish the Emirate as the Ideal Destination for Health Tourism

    Four per cent growth in the number of health tourists to Dubai in 2019 compared to 2018.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 21, 2020:  The readiness of UAE’s health sector and its success in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic will contribute to effectively accelerating the recovery of the health tourism sector, said a high-level official. Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director of Health Tourism Department at the DHA said that all concerned stakeholders are taking preventive measures to enhance the safety and well-being of the community and maintain health security.   He highlighted that the UAE has ranked number one in the Middle East region and 14th globally in terms of COVID-19 handling, according to a survey released by UK's Global Soft Power Index. The survey ranked 105 countries in the world ......read more

    Saudi Arabia - Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Statement from UPS

    December 21, 2020:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the successful delivery of the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates. Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, marking a breakthrough milestone in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Rachid Fergati, UPS Managing director for Middle East and Indian subcontinent said: “UPS has proudly delivered the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates in the country.  Saudi Arabia is the first country in the Middle East that we are serving and we are in position to continue delivering what matters to help stamp out the pandemic in the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Doctors Provide Pre-travel Advice

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is encouraging those who plan to travel to ensure they take necessary pre-travel vaccinations at least one month prior to their journey to ensure the effectiveness of the vaccines. The pre-travel health services are available across all DHA Primary Healthcare Centre and the services include pre-travel counseling, risk assessment, vaccinations and medications.  Dr. Alia Mohammad Al Dallal, Consultant Family Physician and Acting Director of Specialized Program Services Department at DHA’s Primary Health Care Sector said, “In terms of the COVID-19 vaccine, people who intend to travel should first seek their healthcare provider’s advice so that they can assess their medical condition, allergies if any, pre-existing health conditions ......read more

    Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Volunteer Program and Frontline Heroes Office Introduce Innovative New Emergency Response Training Program for UAE Frontline Heroes

    • New Jaheziya program to offer internationally accredited emergency and disaster management certification to UAE frontline professionals • Self-sustaining training program to build long-term capacity and readiness for always-on response to potential emergencies and natural disasters   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 December 2020: The Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteer Program and the Frontline Heroes Office are partnering to provide UAE frontline professionals accredited emergency and disaster management training through a new comprehensive program that is recognized as the international gold standard for medical and emergency response.   The new “Jaheziya” training initiative, which translates as “Readiness” from Arabic, will enhance the knowledge and skills of frontline professionals ......read more

    P&G Commits to 2,021 Acts of Good in 2021 and Inspires Millions through Lead with Love Campaign

    • P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021. • Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability. • Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better.   December 19, 2020:   Today, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is announcing a commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products, personal ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority provides COVID-19 Testing to Dubai World Trade Centre Visitors

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2020: The Dubai Health Authority is providing COVID-19 testing services at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for visitors said a high-level official. Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector said that the DHA has provided this service for company representatives, exhibitors and exhibition-goers who participate in international conferences that are hosted at DWTC. She said the move is in line with the Authority’s vision to continue to provide easy and accessible COVID-19 testing services across the Emirate. In September this year, DHA added three new Covid-19 testing centres  The centres, each with a capacity to carry out 550 tests a day, are located in Al Rashidiya Majlis, Al Hamriya Port Majlis and Jumeirah 1 Port Majlis.  Dr. Al ......read more

    Dr. Afnan Al Shuaiby Appointed New Chair of Board of the Arab International Womens' Forum

    HAIFA AL KAYLANI APPOINTED PRESIDENT & FOUNDER OF THE AIWF    December 15, 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - On the 14th December 2020 there was a Board meeting of the Arab International Women’s Forum (‘AIWF’). The meeting was held to discuss the decision of Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani, the original Founder of the AIWF, to step down as Chair and to approve the appointment of the new Chair, Dr Afnan Al Shuaiby as of 1st of January 2021. Mrs Al Kaylani will remain as a Director of the AIWF and hold the title of President & Founder. Mrs Al Kaylani founded the Arab International Women’s Forum 20 years’ ago and she felt now was an appropriate time to hand over the role to a successor. AIWF was set up as a development organisation based in London with the clear aim of supporting women’s ......read more

    Pacemaker Smaller Than a Dirham Changes Patients' Lives

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patients Benefit from March to Miniaturization in First-of-its-Kind Procedure    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2020:  Patients at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, can now benefit from a cutting-edge miniature pacemaker device smaller than a one-dirham coin. Physicians at the hospital recently performed the UAE’s first implant of a synchronized leadless miniature pacemaker implant. The device, which is 93% smaller than a traditional pacemaker, was implanted into a 22-year-old Emirati woman to correct a slow heart rate problem. Complications from a slow heart rate can include fatigue, dizziness, loss of consciousness and even the risk of sudden death. The 30-minute, minimally invasive procedure took place in November. Since ......read more

    Dubai Complementary Medicine Centre Treats More than 4000 Patients in 2019.

    Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Dubai Complementary Medicine Centre (DCMC) revealed that 4,055 patients benefited from its services in 2019.  DCMC is the only government centre in the GCC to provide comprehensive complementary medicine services.  Out of the 4,055 patients, 2,732 benefited from the centre’s ozone clinic, 805 from the bio resonance clinic and 518 from the metatron clinic.  Complementary medicine has many benefits as it mostly involves natural remedies, helps boosts the immune system, reduces pain, reduces muscular spasm and fatigue and improves patient’s overall quality of life. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA said, “The centre is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and with skilled ......read more

    Breastfeeding Friends Association takes part in Regional Forum for People of Determination

    Sharjah, December 13, 2020:  The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah participated in the Regional Forum for People of Determination, themed ‘our happiness among you’, which was organized, on Tuesday, by the Read & Enjoy Library to mark the International Day of People of Determination. Held under the patronage of Sheikha Shamsa bint Hasher Al Maktoum, Honorary President of the library, board member of the UAE Volleyball Association, and President of the National Teams Committee, the event was attended by Widad bu Sheneen, the Founder and Chairwoman of the Read & Enjoy Library, Her Excellency Eng. Khawla Al Noman, Head of Breastfeeding Friends Association, and a large number of people of determination and community ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    DHA Discusses Health Strategy Until 2071

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 13, 2020:  In line with the aspirations of the city of Dubai and in line with an aim to provide the population and visitors of Dubai the highest quality of specialized access health care in an ever-evolving digital environment, DHA recently discussed its priorities until 2071. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority headed that meeting that took place on the sidelines of GITEX 2020. The strategy department has undertaken extensive stakeholder engagement, has undergone present and future analysis and an ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare to provide 10,000 Free Medical Investigations for the Needy Over the Next 1 Year in India and GCC

    To be run by Aster Volunteers, the initiative was announced on occasion of Aster DM Healthcare’s 34th Foundation Day. • Entitled Aster FreeIn- Investigations for the needy, the initiative will address one of the main challenges faced by the underprivileged preventing accurate diagnosis and seeking the right treatment for a disease • In UAE and GCC countries, the initiative will support uninsured patients who are facing financial difficulties. In India, it will help underprivileged population undergoing financial distress to access medical investigations like MRI and CT ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Highlights 3D Printing Technology at GITEX 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted its use of 3D printing technology at its stand at GITEX 2020. Mai Al Dossari, Director of the DHA’s Health Innovation Centre highlighted the positive results achieved by this technology in speeding up the recovery process of patients, reducing the financial cost of surgical procedures, reducing the time in surgery by about 25% and helping surgeons achieve greater surgical success particularly in complex cases. Al Dossari said that DHA began using this technique few years ago and so far, ......read more

    Canadian Specialist Hospital Opens Day Care Cancer Centre in Dubai Partnering with India's Max Healthcare

    The new clinical model for cancer care will be at par with the best-in-class clinical expertise and medical technologies, provided with personalized care to each patient. Dubai – Dec 10, 2020: Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) announced the opening of a state-of-the-art daycare cancer center in Dubai, in collaboration with India’s leading healthcare provider Max Healthcare. This highly specialized advanced center for cancer care will help patients improve their cancer therapy regimens.  Dr Maryam Al Rayssi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, inaugurated the oncology daycare ......read more

    Rashid Hospital's Radiology Department wins Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 December, 2020: The Radiology Department at Rashid Hospital won the best medical department in the government sector in the country at the 11th edition of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, which has been recognising and honouring innovation and creative initiatives in the health sector within the country and even abroad for the last two decades. The Radiology Department at Rashid Hospital provides services to the largest hospital in Dubai. The hospital also has a 24/7 Trauma and Emergency Centre, which is the largest in the ......read more

    Free online second medical opinion for certain specialties.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 December, 2020:  Patients with disorders across seven specialties can get a free second medical opinion (SMO) or diagnosis from doctors in Dubai said a high-level DHA official.   Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director of Health Tourism Department at DHA said during GITEX 2020 that the online only feature is available only across seven specialties, including gynaecology, cardiology, orthopaedics, IVF and fertility treatments, neurology, oncology, and urology.   The service is facilitated by the DHA’s Health Tourism Department and DXH group ......read more

    Strep Throat During Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

    Dubai, 09 December 2020:  Strep Throat during Pregnancy Strep throat is an infection in the throat and the tonsils. The throat becomes irritated and inflamed which causes a sudden, serious sore throat. It is caused by bacteria called streptococcus (strep), also referred to as group A strep. There are several forms of strep bacteria. Some cause more severe disease than others. A sore throat, during pregnancy, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got strep throat. Various allergies and other infections can quickly cause your throat to swell and irritate. When you are ......read more

    SEHA's SKMC Pediatric Cardiac Team Performs Breakthrough Surgery on a Child Born With Severe Heart Congenital Anomalies

    • The breakthrough corrective heart surgery is one of the very few worldwide first of its kind to be performed in the UAE • The latest 3D printing technology was used to create the patient’s individual model of the heart and great vessels • In celebration of International Children’s Day, SEHA held an educational workshop on child safety and care   Abu Dhabi, 07 Dec. 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, has successfully completed an important medical milestone after performing ......read more

    DHA Launches Drugs and Medical Supplies Management System at GITEX 2020

    • The system provides 100% accuracy in drugs and medical supplies identification for patients’ safety.  • It helps reduce the time required for inventory monitoring and tracking by 80 per cent.  • It saves 4,640 hours per year  • It also saves 2.3 million sheets of printed-paper per year.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 December 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with Smart Dubai launched today at the 40th GITEX Technology Week, a state-of-the-art fully automated paperless Drugs and Medical Supplies ......read more

    SEHA introduces RHYTHMIA HDx™ v4.0 Mapping System Technology

    Physicians use pioneering technology to treat two cases of severe cardiac arrhythmia in SEHA facilities Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 05 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, has successfully performed cardiac ablation procedures on two patients with severe cardiac arrhythmia using the Rhythmia HDx v4.0 ultra-high density 3D mapping system. This marks the first time this pioneering technology has been used in SEHA facilities, and one of the few times in the region. Over the past year, the 32-year-old and 28-year-old ......read more

    SEHA Frontline Health Workers Pay a Musical Tribute to the UAE on 49th National Day

    Abu Dhabi, 05 December 2020:  The frontline health workers at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, joined the country for celebrations of the UAE’s 49th National Day through a musical tribute. A group of talented medical consultants, doctors, technicians, pharmacists, and nurses at SEHA played the UAE’s national anthem on their musical instruments.  Compiled in a creative video to mark the momentous occasion, the homage represented the tightly woven fabric of tolerant and diverse society that peacefully ......read more

    DHA announces results of Dubai Household Health Survey 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 4, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revealed that approximately 30% of the Dubai population is either diabetic or pre-diabetic according to a Dubai-based 2019 survey. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre carried out the third household health survey for the Emirate of Dubai.  The survey includes an in-depth analysis of the prevalence, status, risk factors of diabetes and prediabetes in the Dubai population. The first survey took place in 2014 with an extension adding a diabetes section in ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 to Host Frontline Heroes

    United Arab Emirates -  December 02, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM) can confirm that we will be very proud to welcome UAE frontline heroes to Yas Marina Circuit for the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020.   We will be holding the showpiece event completely in line with the UAE’s global leading Covid-19 public safety precautions – but we are determined to show our appreciation to frontline heroes at this time.   A total of 200 heroes will be present at Yas Marina Circuit on each day of the Grand Prix and will watch all ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Certified Best in Class for Ethical Procurement by CIPS

    The recognition by CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) is in accordance with Aster DM Healthcare’s efforts to deploy ethical practices matching global standards across Aster DM Healthcare’s network in 7 countries. United Arab Emirates -  November 30, 2020:    Aster DM Healthcare has received the CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) Corporate Procurement and Supply Kite Mark certificate as a recognition for its achievement in ethical procurement.  Aster DM Healthcare is one of the few companies in UAE to be awarded ......read more

    DHA introduces NABIDH, Welcoming the future of Healthcare Excellence in Dubai

    o NABIDH aims to provide every patient in Dubai with an electronic medical file, which is accessible across all health facilities in Dubai- public and private. o Patient confidentiality and continuum of care are cornerstones of the project. o It provides doctors with a complete snapshot of every patient including reports, previous surgeries, allergies and medications in one place.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the introduction of phase 1 of the  NABIDH initiative.    NABIDH( ......read more

    UAE- On the Path to Healthier ‘Next 50 Years”

    United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:   I salute and congratulate the Visionary Rulers of UAE, on the 49th National Day for tackling the Covid 19 pandemic in the most efficacious manner, standing out as a shining example in the darkness around. While an unprecedented global crisis due to the Black Swan event brought the whole world to almost a standstill, this Oasis of peace and prosperity could turn the tide around and emerge victorious.  The year 2020 has been the most unprecedented   year that our generation has seen, bringing a crisis that can be ......read more

    Breastfeeding Friends Association marked World Prematurity Day

    Sharjah, November 28, 2020:  The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah has marked the World Prematurity Day, which is observed on 17 November each year, to raise awareness about premature birth, the reasons behind the birth of premature babies, and the role of families in reducing complications associated with the birth of a premature baby. The activities included a virtual awareness workshop provided in Arabic and English languages and moderated by an elite of doctors and specialists. The workshop ......read more

    Rare Case of Bowel Obstruction, Treated Laparoscopically at Aster Hospital in Qusais, Allows Patient to Recover Within a Week

    • Meckel’s diverticulum is an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction in adult life which is found in only 1-3% of the general population  • Rarely Meckel's diverticulum is complicated by a mesodiverticular band, which can lead to intestinal obstruction and gangrene of the gut. This abnormality is associated with high mortality.  At Aster Hospital in Qusais, the patient was treated laparoscopically which ensured better and faster recovery   Dubai, UAE, 25 November, 2020: A 49-year-old, east-Asian, male patient with no history of abdominal surgery, ......read more

    UAE Businesses Urged to Follow WHO Legionella Guidelines To Avoid Health Risks

    Culligan says cost cutting is bringing reduction in testing as more businesses turn waster systems back on   Dubai, UAE, 24 November, 2020: UAE businesses are being urged by water experts to observe World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on Legionella and avoid cost cutting in order to prevent health risks. Water treatment specialists Culligan Middle East have questioned the level of business and domestic water hygiene safeguards as the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions sees more hotels, offices and malls reopening across the Gulf region. The company fears health ......read more

    MBRU-LED Genetic Study Reveals Crucial Insights Into Make-up of MRSA Superbug

    Collaborative study with researchers from across the UAE reports previously unknown MRSA strains in the Gulf region MBRU – “Continuing surveillance and responsible use of antibiotics are crucial in combatting the rise and spread of superbugs” Dubai, November 24,  2020:  Researchers from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) led a study identifying and analyzing specific strains of the potentially deadly “superbug” Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ......read more

    Millions of Lung Cancer Patients See Gene Therapy and Immunotherapy Medical Innovations as a Lifeline

    Lung cancer is the most common and deadliest type of cancer if untreated, says expert from American hospital Cleveland Clinic   United Arab Emirates -  November 23, 2020:   Millions of lung cancer patients could leverage medical advancements in gene targeted therapy and immunotherapy to treat the disease and extend their lives, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, marking November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Khaled Hassan, of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic, said: “While lung cancer is ......read more

    National Geographic Premieres Virus Hunters: A Chilling Chronicle of the Heroic Experts on the Front Lines to Stop the Next Deadly Pandemic

    Premiering on National Geographic Channel on November 26 at 9PM UAE/ 8PM KSA TIME      Dubai, UAE – November 22, 2020:  With the world gripped by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it’s not easy to think about what could be next. But those on the front lines of science know the worst could be still to come. So, what can we do to head off the next contagion before it’s too late? Around the world, researchers are racing to prevent disaster, and their efforts represent the most critical scientific mission of a generation.    VIRUS ......read more

    Philips World COPD Day Survey Reveals Global Shifts in Awareness and Action Surrounding Respiratory Health

    Survey confirms COVID-19 pandemic impacted ability of COPD patients and informal caregivers to receive and administer care, but brought increased awareness to the disease Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 22, 2020:  Royal Philips , a global leader in health technology, today announced findings from its first ever World COPD Day survey ahead of the awareness day on November 18. Philips surveyed more than 4,000 adults across Asia and the U.S. to gather insights on global awareness of respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and how the ......read more

    DHA Approves Saliva for COVID-19 Testing in Children

    • Move comes after large research study by MBRU and DHA showed saliva to be an effective alternative to the nasal swab for PCR testing of COVID-19 in children. • The move aims to provide convenience and ease to children who need a COVID-19 test. • The decision highlights how data and evidence can help develop public health policies and improve practice to provide high quality care to the community.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) facilities and DHA COVID-19 screening centers have now adopted saliva testing for ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Launches a New Stand-alone Laboratory Facility

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 22, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a new stand-alone laboratory, which provides several state-of-the-art diagnostic services. It is the only facility in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to provide testing for Tuberculosis (TB) and legionella.  Previously it was located in Rashid Hospital and now the stand-alone lab that is located in Satwa has expanded in its capacity and services. It offers a plethora of modern diagnostic services including molecular diagnostic services for detection of TB and legionella.  The ......read more

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