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    Dubai Health Authority Holds Webinar to Discuss Health Benefits of Reading

    • Webinar in line with UAE month of reading which is celebrated in March every year. • Webinar discusses importance of reading for academic research as well as overall health benefits for reading.  • Community encouraged to read books and tag DHA on its socials using the hashtag #ReadwithDHA   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 8, 2021: Have you challenged yourself recently to learn something new? Do you read often?  According to research, challenging the brain by learning new skills as well as reading are activities that enhance brain health. “Just like exercise, learning new skills as well as regular reading are both good for your brain,” said Prof. Janusz Antoni Jankowski. He is a doctor, educationalist and scientist.  He is currently the dean of College of Medicine at ......read more

    Find the Right Fitness Trainer with Dubai Personal Trainers

    You must find the perfect fitness trainer because they are the key component to your overall shape and fitness success. Alt-text: a girl in a squat position with her trainer next to her. Staying in shape is a prerogative to so many of us. We might have different motivations behind it, but the goal is the same. To be in the best possible shape you can be. While some can accomplish this on their own, most of us are lost in the woods without professional guidance. That is when a personal trainer comes in to play. However, there is a catch. Finding the right fitness trained can be more difficult than you might anticipate since they are very hard to come across. That is why we are sharing with you valuable advice on how to land a perfect professional trainer for your fitness needs. Find the right fitness trainer with our tips will be a ......read more

    Message on International Women's Day, 2021

    United Arab Emirates -  March 07, 2021:   As we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and admiration for all women out there who have been nothing less than warriors. Especially, in the past one year, from managing various roles, like being a mother, sister or a daughter to balancing jobs and careers while working from home, we have come a long way where women are no longer simply accepting roles assigned to them but are challenging the status-quo, getting their voices heard and bringing about changes that matter.   The COVID – 19 pandemic has disrupted our routine and pushed us out of our comfort zones to do things that we probably did not expect. A lot of us have had to adapt to a new adjusted lifestyle juggling family and work within ......read more

    Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People with Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cure

    Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments  Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019  Abbott’s decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests      March 04, 2021:   Abbott announced today that a team of scientists has found an unusually high number of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) who test positive for HIV antibodies, but have low to non-detectable viral load counts – ......read more

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services Celebrates World Hearing Day

    Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, is launching a number of initiatives to mark World Hearing Day. As a part of its campaign, AHS is shedding the light on some of the issues and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the prolonged use of earphones and the communication challenges faced by people with hearing difficulties, who make up 20% of the world population according to the World Health Organization.   Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Omar Al Jabri, Chief Medical Officer at Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) said “Every year we celebrate World Hearing Day to highlight the latest issues pertaining to hearing and, undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on all aspects of our life, including hearing. For example, people with ......read more

    SEHA, MBZUAI To Collaborate On Clinical Research

    SEHA clinicians and MBZUAI faculty will explore the integration of Artificial Intelligence in the provision of medical care, with opportunities to research multiple elements of healthcare including the long-term effect of COVID-19 on patient wellbeing Abu Dhabi, March 01, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level, research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) university, to integrate the use of AI into the provision of medical care, enhancing clinical expertise and elevating the patient experience.  SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth Goodier, and the President of MBZUAI, Professor Dr. Eric Xing, ......read more

    Ministry of Health Concludes Participation in UAE Innovation Week 2021

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has concluded its participation in the UAE Innovation Week, which was held under the slogan “UAE Innovates 2021”, from 21 to 27 February. The ministry’s participation included a series of activities and events aimed at stimulating innovative thinking and celebrating creatives and innovators. This comes as part of the ministry’s plans to consolidate the culture of innovation in the institutional work, empower national competencies to develop pioneering projects, and get the most out of the medical and technical cadres to deliver top-notch health services for the community members. Among the most prominent events organized by MoHAP’s Training & Development Center was the Digital Health Hackathon “Future Health 2071”, which dealt with the ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Home Monitoring Program for Infants With Heart Abnormalities

    Medical and administrative professionals from SKMC track the wellbeing of newborns at home, keeping them safe and healthy as they wait for their second open-heart surgery Abu Dhabi - February 28, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced an Interstage Monitoring Program (IMP) for newborns with heart abnormalities that require multiple surgeries. Implemented by a dedicated and highly specialized group of physicians, nurses and administrative staff for the first time in the UAE, the program helps to monitor infants while they are at home waiting for their next cardiac surgery. Infants born with the most severe types of heart abnormalities, such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and other conditions in which only one side of the heart is functioning, normally ......read more

    SEHA Urges the Community to Donate Blood to Save Lives

    • People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can donate blood 14 days after receiving each dose • SEHA encourages community members to commit to donate, with the establishment of a completely safe and efficient blood donation process   Abu Dhabi,25 February 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is emphasizing the role of blood donation in saving the lives of patients - even after receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccinated people may donate blood within 14 days of the first or second dose. Each donor contributes to saving the lives of at least three people.    Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA, said “It is vital for all members of our community to regularly donate blood. Blood is our lifeline, and ......read more

    RAK Hospital Introduces New Treatment Option to Prevent Severe COVID-19 Cases

    Becomes one of the first hospitals in the UAE to provide Bamlanivimab antibody treatment Advanced treatment for COVID-19, an injection to be administered in a hospital setting 25 February 2021 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Staying at the forefront of providing advanced treatment options to the community, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has now introduced Bamlanivimab, a highly effective antibody treatment against COVID-19 which greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization or progression to severe disease and bad outcome including artificial ventilation. Bamlanivimab has been authorized for emergency use by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to treat mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 in non-hospitalized adults  with COVID-19 Positive result, and who are at high risk for developing severe COVID-19 ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority holds Virtual Forum to Mark UAE Innovates 2021

    • DHA discusses healthcare innovations during COVID-19 • Al Ketbi highlights the importance of enhancing health innovation • Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine service has provided 88,000 telemedicine consultations since January last year  • More than 1.5 million medicines were home delivered to patients across the UAE as part of DHA’s DAWAEE initiative    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is holding a series of virtual forums this week in line with the UAE’s Innovation Month (UAE Innovates 2021).   The DHA is participating in the initiative with an aim to further its drive towards creativity and innovation in the health sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of research, innovation and ......read more

    Don't Forget Your Mask, Even if You're Vaccinated, Says SEHA

    The UAE’s largest healthcare network stresses the importance of wearing protective face masks and adhering to safety precautions, even after receiving vaccine Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - February 21, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has emphasized that adherence to precautionary measures remains crucial – even for people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.  Vaccination coupled with precautionary measures including wearing a face mask, regularly sanitizing hands, and practicing physical distancing, is the fastest and safest way to triumph over COVID-19.  Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer, SEHA said, “Following precautionary measures such as, wearing a protective face mask, regularly sanitizing hands, practicing ......read more

    Al Ain Nursing Department Awarded for Outstanding Quality of Care

    The award, presented by the American Nursing Association, acknowledges Al Ain Nursing Department’s success in meeting all of the requisites set out by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.   Abu Dhabi, 16 Feb 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced that the Nursing Department in Al Ain Hospital has been recognized by the American Nursing Association for meeting all the requisites set out by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). NDNQI monitors 19 quality indicators in nursing units, encouraging world class standards and quality, and allowing for hospitals to compare nursing performance in terms of results, patient safety, and staff satisfaction with similar hospitals locally and ......read more

    Growth in Health and Med-tech Industry Set to Accelerate as Regional Demand for Service Provision Rises*

    Oxford Business Group and Altibbi MENA team up for new Covid-19 Response Report   United Arab Emirates -  February 14, 2021:   A new Covid Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the digital health platform Altibbi, explores the rapid development and uptake of medical and health technology across four MENA markets in 2020, while considering the major part that further innovation will play in driving economic recovery in the region.  The CRR provides in-depth analysis of how Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE responded to the pandemic in an easy-to-navigate and accessible format, focusing on key data and infographics relating to the technological advances in the health care system of each country against the broader socio-economic landscape. The report ......read more

    Marsh & World Economic Forum: How Do We Create Greater Resilience and Inclusion in the UAE After Covid?

    •     The challenge of avoiding digital inequality  •     How a more inclusive approach to digital transformation can provide long-term economic growth •     Why taking short cuts exposes UAE businesses to increased risk of cyber-attack    UAE, Dubai, 14 February, 2021:  For the last 15 years the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, written in partnership with Marsh has been warning the world about the dangers of pandemics. COVID-19 has not only claimed millions of lives, but it also risks widened long-standing health, economic and digital disparities. Billions of caregivers, workers and students – especially minorities who were disadvantaged before the pandemic – could be at risk of missing pathways to the new and fairer ......read more

    SEHA Partners With King Fahad Specialist Hospital in KSA

    The MoU will foster collaboration opportunities in the shape of training programs, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and the advancement of medical academia and clinical research. February 10, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH-D), Dammam, KSA. Under the patronage of Dr Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi, Chief Executive Officer of the First Health Cluster in Eastern Region, KSA; SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth Goodier, and the Chief Executive Officer of King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam, Mr. Omar Sharif, remotely executed the signature of the MoU between both parties on January 21, 2021. Both parties joined the collaboration meeting virtually by ......read more

    UAE's Mars Mission Hope Entering the Red Planet's Orbit

    “Fantastic achievement! The Hope Mission to Mars testifies the capability of UAE to transcend the frontiers of space technology. Heartiest Congratulations to the Visionary Rulers of UAE who decided to embark on this bold initiative and the astute Scientists of UAE who made it a reality. Proud to be a resident in this young, vibrant and forward looking country”  -  Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare  

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    DHA's Doctor for Every Citizen Initiative Provides More Than 83,000 Annual Telemedicine Consultations

    • The consultations were conducted from January 2020 until January this year • DHA to continue drive towards the use of the latest digital technology in healthcare service delivery and management  • The authority currently provides family medicine consultation including COVID-19 consultation and plans to add more services such as the smart diabetic clinic.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 February, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine service has provided 83,000 telemedicine consultations during the period from January 2020 to January of this year. Out of the total consultations, 7251 were medical consultations for COVID-19 patients and 13,437 were COVID-19 related consultations such as queries on vaccination eligibility, screening procedures ......read more

    Geochem Laboratories Praise the Control of Products in UAE

    Your child's toy may be the enemy of his health United Arab Emirates -  February 06, 2021:   Geochem  Laboratories Group, specialized in quality tests and conformity with the specifications, revealed the results of the opinion polls conducted through its accounts on social media, which show the weakness of consumers' awareness of the specifications of the products they consume whether it is food or daily use products such as clothes, disinfectants and household cleaners, furnishings, and children's toys. Mr. Manish Kumar, the Group's Global Executive Vice President, indicated that the exceptional period that the world is currently experiencing during Corona crisis, necessitates that the entire societies be well-aware. He said It was devastating that most of the social media polls revealed ......read more

    SITA Launches Health Protect, a Secure Way for Airlines to Share Health Information During the Pandemic

    The proven solution seamlessly integrates with multiple travel pass schemes (such as AOK, CommonPass, IATA, SimplyGo)   United Arab Emirates -  February 04, 2021:    SITA today announces the launch of Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations needed during travel.  Successful trials have already been undertaken with travelers to the United Arab Emirates, and soon to start at Milan Malpensa Airport. For many countries, economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic relies heavily on travel and tourism. As governments globally seek a way to resume safe and secure travel in the wake of COVID-19, the ability for passengers to share vital health information such as PCR test results or ......read more

    All You Need to Know About Home Isolation

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 February, 2021: A top Dubai Health Authority (DHA) health official discusses the steps for home-isolation and tips for managing health and mental wellbeing during the isolation period.   After doing a PCR and before getting the results:   Dr. Hind Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education at the DHA said, “Let us first talk about the time when the person needs to take a PCR test. If you have taken a PCR test due to any medical reason and not for travel purpose, you must take all precautions assuming that you have COVID-19 until proven otherwise with a negative PCR test.”   Why is this important?  Al Awadhi elaborates, “This is crucial to protect your family members and the community at large. This means that other than visiting the centre for ......read more

    Corniche Hospital Successfully Removes a Giant Mass From a Woman's Uterus

    - The benign mass is the largest single fibroid extracted in the UAE - Expert gynecology consultants at Corniche Hospital, the longest standing maternity and newborn hospital, performed the complex procedure to remove the giant fibroid   Abu Dhabi, 27 January 2021: Expert gynecology consultants at Corniche Hospital, a SEHA-affiliated facility, successfully removed a giant fibroid from a woman’s uterus, weighing 10.7 kilograms. The benign mass was detected during a medical examination at the Women’s Health Center that belongs to Corniche Hospital. The 32-year-old Emirati woman who had the fibroid removed, experienced symptoms such as delayed and irregular menstruation cycles, pronounced abdominal protrusion, and difficulty in both breathing and mobility, for over four years.    The patient ......read more

    Emirates Post Group Rolls Out in-House Vaccination Programme

    Launched in-house on Friday 22 January to provide its employees with the Covid-19 vaccine   Dubai, 24 January 2021: In line with the UAE government’s drive to inoculate all residents against the COVID-19 virus, Emirates Post Group launched a vaccination programme on Friday, providing the vaccine to its employees across the emirates.  “Emirates Post Group is committed to serving the UAE while taking the necessary measures to keep our employees, customers, and our communities safe. Their health and safety is our main priority. As a vital sector, encouraging our employees to take the vaccine is our national responsibility, said H.E Abdulla M. Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group Company.  “Although the choice to vaccinate is optional, the response has been very high amongst our team ......read more

    Kidney Failure: Causes, Types, and Symptoms by Dr. Nivine

    Dubai, 24 January 2021:  Kidneys are reddish-brown bean-shaped organs located on either side of the spine, below the ribs, and behind the belly. They are vital organs that filter the blood and remove toxins from the body. These toxins then move to the bladder, which goes out of the body through urination. Kidneys are also responsible for regulating the blood pressure, balancing the electrolyte level in the body, and stimulating red blood cell production. When the kidney function drops below 15 percent of the standard rate, kidney failure occurs. This means that kidney failure occurs when the kidneys lose their ability to filter waste from the blood. Kidney failure is the last stage of chronic kidney failure. It is also known as an end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Dr. Nivine Cheaito, Family Medicine Specialist at 7 ......read more

    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

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    Best Ways to Find a Personal Trainer in Dubai

    Having a well-thought-out workout routine that makes you feel proud and like you're tackling a healthy lifestyle is a goal for many. Unfortunately, for many, it remains just that, an unfulfilled goal. This, of course, doesn't need to be your case. If you've always wanted to be a fit, healthy, and active person, why not just begin? No more waiting for Mondays, the firsts of every month or New Year's Eve to start with this resolution. Simply get up and make the first move. If you're not someone who's very easily motivated, hiring a personal trainer in Dubai might be just ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    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

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