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

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

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

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

    UAE Develops a Rapid Coronavirus Laser Testing Technology

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

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

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

    What Narcolepsy Is and How to Cope With It

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

    Keeping Mobile Networks Running Top Priority During COVID-19 Pandemic

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

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

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

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

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

    AAAASF Implemented COVID-19 Checklist for Surgery Facilities

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

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

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

    Boosting Immunity While Fasting During Ramadan

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

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

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

    Hospital to Organize a Live Session on Managing Hypertension During Pandemic

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

    Nominate a Deserving Child and Spread Joy

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

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

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

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

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

    Impact of the Mediterranean Diet on IVF Success Rates

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

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

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

    UAE Frontliners Receive 50,000 Liters of Cleaning Products

    DAC disinfectant and Persil laundry detergent delivered to UAE frontliners in hospitals, retail, and delivery services.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    UAE is one of the key markets which received disinfectant and laundry detergent for its workers as part of #SupportFrontliners campaign.  The activity aims to help safeguard health, retail and delivery service workers, along with their families, by providing them with cleaning products for personal use.  A total of 100,000 liters of DAC Disinfectant and Persil laundry products are currently distributed to the staff of select health facilities catering to Covid-19 patients, retail businesses, and delivery services that remain operational in the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain. #SupportFrontliners is a joint initiative by DAC and ......read more

    Age is a Key Factor for Relapse of Thyroid Cancer

    Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 May 2020:  Cancer when undetected, can often spread to other parts in the body, leading to decrease outcomes. One symptom easily overlooked is a sore throat that does not get better. Thyroid swelling/ nodules are very common and affect between 4-8% cases for General Population. All thyroid swelling are not cancer. But the incidence of thyroid cases is increasing. Thyroid a small gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones. Thyroid cancer is of different types but the most common is differentiated thyroid cancer. The majority of patients do very well with a low chance of relapse or death. However, data suggests that age can be a major risk factor for predicting whether differentiated thyroid ......read more

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

    The hospital also allows patients in need of chronic medication to place their orders over the phone   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:    Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, has launched 24-hour drive-through pharmacy service at the hospital premises, enabling patients and customers to collect their medication without stepping out of their cars. The move comes as part of the hospital’s series of measures to improve customer convenience and safety, in the wake of the social distancing and hygiene regulations mandated by the UAE authorities and WHO due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers can drive in and place their orders or present their prescriptions and collect the medications without having to physically ......read more

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

    Part of proceeds to be donated to Emirates Red Crescent in support of COVID-19 relief efforts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 May 2020:   Emirates Post has issued a distinctive souvenir stamp sheet to celebrate and salute the nation’s valiant front-line force, who are going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. The souvenir stamp sheet will be available on Emirates Post’s dedicated web shop emiratespostshop.ae at a retail price of AED 19 and will serve as a permanent reminder of the tremendous efforts of these brave men and women. The launch of the souvenir sheet comes in line with the campaign, #ThankYouHeroes, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to pay homage and respect to those defending ......read more

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

    Western Union provides fee reduction for frontline and essential workers as a part of company’s ongoing efforts to provide essential money transfers and payments services amid the COVID-19 pandemic   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 09, 2020:   Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today announced a 50 percent fee reduction1 for front-line responders and essential workers sending money globally via any of the company's digital channels for the next two weeks. The promotion is a small tribute by the company to these customers for their endless commitment to their local communities and dedication to maintain the infrastructure and resources necessary to keep local economies afloat.  More than 65 percent of global citizens working and living ......read more

    Tabreed Announces Q1 Financial Results; Covid Pandemic Countermeasures

    - Tabreed navigates global pandemic to ensure highest standards are maintained across all services - Tabreed aligns work processes with health guidelines issued by relevant authorities     7 May, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading international district cooling developer based in UAE, released today its consolidated financial results for the first three months of 2020, reporting net profit of AED 82.2 million, an increase of 3% compared to its 2019 Q1 performance.    In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the company has taken every precaution to ensure continuous uninterrupted service is maintained to all of its customers while also adopting industry-leading health and safety practices and sanitization ......read more

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

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

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Dubai Chamber Organizes Webinar on How to Ensure Health and Well-being of Employees

     The workshop aimed to highlight and share best practices for dealing with the physical and mental impact of Covid-19, on employees  The presenters emphasised on strong leadership and regular communication with employees as the foundation for protecting their emotional well-being      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:    Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network Task Force on Employee’s Welfare and Wellbeing organized a webinar with the objective to understand the different successful strategies, practices and measures companies ......read more

    At Home with Galaxy: Reminder Makes It Easy to Stay on Task

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:   Balancing your daily work, exercise, and domestic chores form one of the biggest challenges of working from home. A great way to get yourself adjusted to the new work environment is to set yourself reminders, so you don't forget to keep up with important tasks.  With Samsung's Reminder app, you can stay on task by getting alerts based on the time of day or your location to make it easier to keep on top of your daily routines.  Exercise, for example, is an essential part of a healthy daily routine. The Reminder ......read more

    UAE Takes Part in IAEE - MENA Chapter Forum on the of Challenges of Exhibitions Industry Amid COVID-19

    Sharjah, April 21, 2020:   The CEO of the Expo Centre Sharjah and Member of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE – MENA Chapter), His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, called for redefining the exhibitions through the investment in the new technologies, such as the 5G communications, robots, and the AI technologies and the development of a new concept of the conferences, exhibitions, and events sector, stressing that the exhibition industry must be an integral part of the economic recovery plans. The remarks were made on the sidelines of Al ......read more

    Three Workout Tips From Fitness First to Boost Your Stamina During Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:   Exercise and fasting can go together without causing any harm to the body. During the fasting period, exercise can help elevate energy levels, improve physical fitness, build muscle and joint strength and boost body composition. It also helps control weight and keeps the body healthy.    Not only does exercising have various physical and health benefits, it also has many neurological advantages, including improved neurogenesis (increased brain cell production) and enhanced mental strength and toughness. More people around ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Calls on Organizations to Meet Health Insurance Requirements

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, April 21, 2020:   Employees and sponsors should comply with the mandatory health insurance scheme in the Emirate of Dubai, which is in line with the Health Insurance Law number 11 of 2013, said a top health official.   Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation said, “We fully recognize the challenges faced by organizations, sectors and communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We must comply with the basic need of employees which is the mandatory health insurance policy and therefore if the employee’s policy needs ......read more

    Ramadan Tips to Improve Body's Immune System

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 April 2020:   Holy Month of Ramadan shortly begins and it’s very important to be prepared, Ms Archana Baju the Clinical Dietician at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi say: “A healthy diet helps to maintain and improve overall health. Proper Nutrition and hydration is essential. People who follow a healthy balanced diet plan have stronger immune system and stay healthy during the fasting period”.   Remember,    Eat fresh foods everyday which includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, lentils, whole grains ......read more

    Understanding Endometriosis

    A leading fertility clinic – IVI Fertility, throws light on the condition and how it affects women’s fertility Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020:   Endometriosis is a medical condition affecting millions of women around the globe today. It is a debilitating and often painful disease that is commonly underdiagnosed in women who are in their reproductive age. Further compounding the situation, the disease has an average diagnosis period of about seven and a half years.  All these aspects make it harder for experts to fully establish the exact ......read more

    Global Village Hails Everyday Heroes Around the World by Participating in #LightItBlue

    Major UAE landmark Global Village lights Gate of the World in blue to show support for the frontline fighters against COVID-19   20 April 2020, Dubai:   Global Village is celebrating everyday heroes around the world by taking part in #LightItBlue, a worldwide campaign to show support for healthcare professionals and essential workers in the fight against COVID-19.  Global Village is one of several global landmarks invited to participate in the #LightItBlue initiative and shine a beacon of support. Following last Thursday's tribute, Global Village will continue ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Launches Telemedicine Services in UAE

    19th April 2020, Dubai, UAE:   Zulekha Hospital has successfully launched Telemedicine services in UAE for their regional and international patrons. Patients can now easily avail medical consultations from the comfort of their homes with this facility. The telemedicine services have come handy at an apt time when the nation is fighting the global pandemic of corona virus and social distancing is the norm to break the chain of the disease.   Individuals can book their telephonic or video appointments with the hospital’s multispecialty doctors throughout the day, ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Releases First Edition of Its Awareness-Raising Health E-Bulletin

    Sharjah, April 19, 2020:  The Health Promotion Department, HPD, has recently launched its first e-bulletin which aims to raise awareness about the healthy lifestyles followed while staying home in accordance with the directives of the UAE government to adopt the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The first edition of the e-bulletin is entitled “Healthy lifestyle at home – proper nutrition” and it will be available at the HPD’s online and smart platforms. The topics of the first issue touched on how important that our ......read more

    5 Percent of People Over 60 and 15 Percent of People Over 75 Years of Age Suffer From Aortic Stenosis

    Medical experts recommend Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) surgery to combat aortic stenosis in the elderly Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April, 19 2020: Apollo Hospitals announced thatone of its patients is the longest-living person to have received pioneering heartsurgery. The old man underwent an operation a few years ago to replace an aortic valve. Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve does not open and close properly, which can result in breathlessness, chest pain, dizziness and heart failure.Aortic valve stenosis disease is associated with age. It ......read more

    Financial Markets Perspective on a Pandemic

    By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East and Africa, Aberdeen Standard Investments   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2020:   Financial markets are attempting to price in a rapid and unprecedented series of shocks to the world economy. The net result has been the fastest bear market in the history of equities. Should investors buy or sell even at these depressed levels for the FTSE100?  To answer such a question, we need to know several facts. Firstly, will public health measures, especially the creation of effective vaccines, bring this pandemic under control ......read more

    HFZA Launches Disinfection Drive to Sterilize its Facilities

    The move comes in line with the National Disinfection Programme    Sharjah, April 19, 2020:   The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has launched a disinfection drive to sterilise all its facilities in cooperation with the Sharjah Environment Company (Bee'ah). The sterilization campaign covered the authority’s head office, Hamriyah Port Office and Hamriyah Port Customs Office as well as main and service roads, various internal and external facilities and offices, using highly effective disinfectants, according to the highest international ......read more

    The UAE Joins “One World: Together at Home” Global Special to Support Frontline Healthcare Workers in Covid-19 Response

    Celebrating inspiring stories of the world’s healthcare workers and sharing messages of gratitude from treated patients       • Emirati star Hussain Al Jassmi joins a lineup of A-list celebrities in the multi-hour historic broadcast and digital special.    • The event will broadcast on Dubai TV channels and international TV stations, streaming on Amazon Prime, Apple, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at 10pm UAE timing. • The global special will feature inspiring stories of UAE healthcare workers fighting Covid-19 ......read more

    China's Virus-hit Economy Shrinks for First Time in Decades - Comments From Aberdeen Standard Investments

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2020:    Nicholas Yeo, Head of Equities - China at Aberdeen Standard Investments, comments: “The contraction of the Chinese economy in the first quarter is no surprise and the magnitude was broadly in line with expectations.   “All eyes are now on how the Chinese economy recovers. The authorities have so far taken a targeted approach to stimulus and have yet to unleash the full power of fiscal and monetary might. But there is no doubt more will come, including tax cuts and exemptions as well as low cost ......read more

    The 10 Things You Should Never Forget to Disinfect with SterilOx

    ** Stay as diligent as possible with your cleaning and don’t miss the hidden germ spots where bacteria loves to lurk **       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   With COVID-19 currently front of mind, we are all much more conscious about killing germs on the things that we come into contact with daily. This can include our computers, phones, door handles and kitchen worktops to name just a few. However, there are a multitude of other not-so-common areas within your home where germs and bacteria just love to grow, and the worst bit? You may ......read more

    Coronavirus Lockdown Expects to Witness a Surge in Residential Waste Levels

    • Grandiose, UAE’s eco-friendly supermarket chain encourages residents to adopt sustainable way of living with proper waste management techniques • The supermarket brand aims to support UAE’s vision to diverting 75 per cent of waste away from landfills by 2021     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:  While the world is focusing on social distancing and staying indoors to bolster health and hygiene factors during the current pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the rise in residential waste levels are inevitable and can ......read more

    SEHA Completes Over 28,000 Virtual Consultations

    The new Telemedicine Virtual Outpatient Clinic ensures continuity of treatment as the community observes social distancing    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. April 16, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has completed over 28,000 telemedicine virtual consultations within the first month of launch.  The Telemedicine Virtual Outpatient Clinic, which launched in March, was introduced in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi as a simple yet critical initiative to manage and ......read more

    Increasing Number of UAE and KSA Residents are Concerned About Job and Income Loss Due to the Coronavirus

    In addition to this, most residents think the pandemic will incur a long lasting damage to their respective economies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   The latest data from YouGov’s survey run between 8th- 15th April shows an increasing number of people in the UAE and KSA are concerned about the loss of job or salary due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The proportion of respondents who said this has increased from 44% to 51% this week. Notably, UAE residents are much more worried about this outcome as compared to people in KSA (64% vs 38%). In ......read more

    Three Mubadala Healthcare Initiatives to Support the National COVID-19 Response

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:    • Healthpoint’s Drive-Through Centre that facilitates safer, quicker screening of suspected COVID-19 cases in Abu Dhabi, and that caters for screening up to 375 individuals per day     • Medication Delivery Initiative across several Mubadala Healthcare medical facilities that provides critical medication delivery to patients in their homes, with more than 5,000 prescription delivered to date      • National Reference Laboratory’s Patient Testing with a fast ......read more

    Aster Hospitals Introduce Virtual Outpatient Service Through Teleconsultation

    The new and unique service provides patients uninterrupted care if they cannot make it to hospital for whatsoever reasons   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:      Aster Hospitals UAE, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has introduced specialist virtual outpatient service that allows patients to receive uninterrupted care and treatments without visiting the hospitals. The initiative has all the elements experienced while visiting a hospital. The patients can book their doctor ......read more

    DAC and Persil Together to #SupportFrontliners in the Fight Against Covid-19

    Donating 100,000 liters of disinfectant and laundry detergent to health and retail workers in GCC   Dubai, United Arab Emirates; April 16, 2020:  DAC and Persil, laundry and home care brands of the German company Henkel, join hands to launch a CSR campaign to protect frontliners who are braving a challenging environment at a time of pandemic. #SupportFrontliners is an initiative that aims to help safeguard health, retail and delivery service workers, along with their families, by providing them with cleaning products for personal use. The initiative is part of Henkel’s ......read more

    Investment Banks Face Added Risk in the Middle East Following Covid-19 Pandemic

    - New report by Oliver Wyman and Morgan Stanley explores current trends, analysis and risk facing wholesale and investment banking - Impact of COVID-19 on wholesale banking more profound in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries due to low oil price - Investment banks at risk of significant profit decline in the post-COVID-19 environment     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 14 2020:  Leading management consultancy Oliver Wyman and investment bank Morgan Stanley have released its latest report highlighting that in the event of a rapid economic ......read more

    Refinitiv Special Report: COVID-19 & OPEC - What is the New Normal?

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020:   Refinitiv released a special report.pdf on Covid-19 and the implications on global oil markets. Covid-19 has significantly impacted global economic outlook and oil demand as global Covid-19 cases have crossed 1.8 million and the death toll has crossed 113,849. US fresh unemployment claims crossed 6 million for the second week in a row and Mar 20 non-farm payrolls were lower by more than 700,000 m-o-m. According to the report, Light Distillates and Jet/Kerosene are most impacted in refined products. While driving demand picks up ......read more

    COVID-19: Boehringer Ingelheim Steps Up Effort with Global Support Program

    • Global support fund for local relief increased to EUR 5.8 million • Over 100 scientists and 11,000 lab hours committed to COVID-19 research in international consortia, expected to expand • 10 days paid leave offered to 51,000 employees for volunteering • EUR 580,000 relief fund made available for Making More Health communities and social entrepreneurs in India and Kenya UAE, 14 April 2020 – Boehringer Ingelheim has significantly stepped up its support to the fight against Covid-19. A Global Support Program has been set up to bring more financial relief, ......read more

    A Full Ironman-Distance Triathlon ... At Home!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020:   Jan Frodeno, a member of Breitling’s Triathlon Squad, is one of his sport’s greatest stars. He claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and has won three IRONMAN® World Championships. This is clearly a man who can handle a challenge. In the year that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of virtually all sporting events, Frodeno took on a “triathlon at home” (Tri@Home) on Saturday, April 11, 2020, and incredibly, swam 3.8 kilometers, rode 180 kilometers, and ran 42 kilometers, ......read more

    Six Herbs and Spices Available at The Waterfront Market to Strengthen Your Immune System!

    Waterfront Market Collaborates with Nutritionist Zeina Maktabi      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2020:  Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market has collaborated with nutritionist, Zeina Maktabi to share a list of the most powerful herbs and spices available at the market, which help increase immunity levels and fight off viruses.    Nutritionist Zeina Maktabi holds a degree in nutrition and dietetics from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in Public Health & Health Promotion from the ......read more

    Medical Experts Suggest That Around 31 Percent of the Middle East Population is Susceptible to Varicose Veins

    Worldwide the prevalence is found to be between 10 to 30 percent with higher prevalence in developed countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 April 2020:  Veins return blood from the rest of your body to your heart, so the blood can be recirculated. To return blood to your heart, the veins in your legs must work against gravity. If it doesn’t it leads to a condition called Varicose Veins. This is caused by weakened valves (incompetent valves) within the veins that allow blood to pool in your veins instead of traveling to your heart. Studies suggest that around 31 percent ......read more

    UAE Based IVF Institution Addresses Couples' Queries on IVF Treatments Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Prof. Dr Human Fatemi, Medical Director of a leading IVF centre, IVI Fertility speaks about IVF treatments and how to stay safe during this period   What is the impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Reproductive Medicine? In the past few weeks, several questions about COVID- 19 have surfaced, and social media has come up with many schools of thought. Unfortunately, most of these statements have limited scientific background. There is no long-term data on the impact of COVID-19 on assisted reproductive medicine.    Should ovarian stimulation be encouraged during such a ......read more

    RAK Hospital Launches Mental Health Helpline to Assist Residents Cope With Covid-Related Stress

    Helpline to help alleviate UAE residents’ stress and fears and encourage a positive frame of mind     April 12, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Amidst the constant fear of Covid-19 pandemic and a complete shift in lifestyle due to social distancing, many people world over are facing stress, fear and anxiety. In order to assist UAE residents cope with these sentiments, RAK Hospital has launched a free helpline where residents can discuss their mental health issues with a senior clinical psychologist at the hospital.    “The Mental Health Helpline aims ......read more

    Seha Opens 13 Additional Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Following the Launch at Zayed Sports City

    • The opening of additional testing centres follow directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces for protecting the health, safety and well-being of the Abu Dhabi community   • Centres will open across the UAE, and employ 630 medical professionals from doctors, to nurses and management   • The centre is accepting appointments made through the 8001717 hotline and SEHA smartphone app ...read more

    Right Health Partners With Healthhub, Part of Al Futtaim Health, to Accelerate the Ongoing Efforts for Covid-19 Screening in Labour Communities

    The strategic partnership of these two major healthcare groups aims to support the UAE government efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:    Right Health, the largest and fastest-growing value healthcare organization in UAE, has partnered with Al-Futtaim Health’s HealthHub to roll out Covid-19 screenings across the labour communities in the UAE.  The marque partnership between the region’s two leading primary healthcare providers is aimed at supporting the UAE government’s efforts to combat ......read more

    NYU Abu Dhabi Researchers Respond to COVID-19

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 9, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) global community of researchers and faculty are responding to the unique challenges posed by COVID-19.     From social and economic to physiological and scientific disciplines, researchers are initiating projects specifically aimed at tackling the pandemic. For more information about the faculty experts and their ongoing research projects, please visit NYUAD COVID-19: A Call to Action.   Researchers and faculty experts are available to provide context on a wide range of topics related to ......read more

    Airbus Provides Update on March Commercial Aircraft Orders & Deliveries and Adapts Production Rates in COVID-19 Environment

    ●      Business impacted by COVID-19 pandemic   ●      21 net orders and 36 deliveries in March 2020 ●      290 net orders and 122 deliveries in Q1 2020  ●      Production rates revised downwards adapting to new market environment   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:    After a solid commercial and industrial performance at the beginning of the year, Airbus (stock exchange symbol: AIR) is now revising its production rates downwards to adapt to the new Coronavirus ......read more

    Al Zahra Hospital DUBAI Introduces TeleMedicine Services and COVID-19 Hotline to Support UAE Population

    Dubai United Arab Emirates, 09 April 2020:   Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has launched TeleMedicine services to support residents in need of healthcare who do not wish to visit hospitals or clinics. In addition, the hospital set-up a dedicated hotline - to respond to queries and address concerns related to Coronavirus.  As global efforts are being taken to fight the outbreak of COVID-19, the TeleMedicine services were launched to support nationals & residents who seek healthcare services but avoid visiting a healthcare ......read more

    Medcare and Cisco Unveil Telehealth Platform, Allowing Patients to Connect Live with Doctors through Videoconferencing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium provider of healthcare services, has in collaboration with Cisco, announced the roll-out of its telehealth technology that will give patients access to value-added videoconferencing health services on their laptops and mobile phones, meaning that they can receive the quality healthcare they need from anywhere.  Collaborating with Cisco, the world’s leader in IT and networking services, Medcare and Cisco have worked to combine health technology and the ......read more

    ADEK to Provide Educational Support for Children of Healthcare Heroes at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City

    • ADEK’s new initiative will see teachers and faculty from Zayed University lend a helping hand to the children of doctors and nurses who have been providing integral support to the community during the COVID-19 outbreak   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 April 2020:  The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced the launch of an educational support programme for the children of healthcare professionals at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC). The initiative, which was developed in collaboration with Zayed University, seeks to lend a helping hand to ......read more

    Intel Commits $50 Million with Pandemic Response Technology Initiative to Combat Coronavirus

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai. 8th April 2020:   Today, Intel is pledging an additional $50 million in a pandemic response technology initiative to combat the coronavirus through accelerating access to technology at the point of patient care, speeding scientific research and ensuring access to online learning for students. Included in Intel’s effort is an additional innovation fund for requests where access to Intel expertise and resources can have immediate impact. This is in addition to prior announcements of $10 million in donations that are supporting local communities ......read more

    Transparency, Honesty, Precision and Speed – UAE's Building PR Blocks Amidst COVID-19

    By Firas Sleem, CEO, Virtue PR and Marketing Communications   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:  The last few weeks have seen a few of the world’s countries witness pressure and criticism, but each has responded differently. From China to Egypt, South Korea, United States of America, European countries and the UAE, each country has instituted a remarkable PR strategy to contain the pandemic. From devising actionable containment plans to rolling out transparent information campaigns, the global communities have demonstrated robust and consistent transparency, ......read more

    Kalyan Silks Contributes Rs. 1 Crore to the Chief Minister's Covid-19 Relief Fund

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:  In its continued efforts to support the society in its relentless fight against Covid-19, Kalyan Silks has contributed Rs. 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Kalyan Silks has been in the forefront of extending a helping hand to the needy by distributing essential commodities through various social organizations across Kerala. With the contribution to the Chief Minister’s fund, Kalyan Silks has reiterated its commitment to strengthen the fight against the virus that is creating ......read more

    Waterfront Market Focus' on Customer Safety by Increasing Health & Safety Precautions and Re-Opens its Fish Market

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 April 2020:   As an essential service to the public and trade customers, Waterfront Market, Dubai’s premier fresh food market, has been given permission by the authorities to re-open its Fish Market , and will resume business as normal for all its customers on  April 7th, 2020. As part of its re-opening, Waterfront Market has implemented a range of precautionary health and safety measures in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. A dedicated team has been assigned to implement a 24-hour cleaning programme, which includes disinfecting and ......read more

    Airbus Adapts Commercial Aircraft Production and Assembly Activities in Northern Germany and Alabama Sites in COVID-19 Environment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:    Airbus is temporarily adapting commercial aircraft production and assembly activity at its German sites in Bremen and Stade and pausing production at its A220/A320 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama in the United States. These actions are being taken in response to several factors related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including high inventory levels in the sites and the various government recommendations and requirements which impact at different stages of the overall industrial production flow. Airbus remains committed to ......read more

    Medical Cadres to Are the Front Line of Defense to Maintain the Health and Safety of Everyone

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   HE Iman Rashid Saif, Director of the Health Promotion Department (HPD) at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, said that  the World Health Day 2020 Under the theme “Support Nurses and Midwives”, is coinciding with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which is one of the major health challenges in the world.   The role and dedication of the medical cadres to curbing patient’s suffering and mitigating their burdens became apparent. They form the front line of defense to ......read more

    Online Scams on the Rise as Global Pandemic Takes Its Toll on Cybersecurity

    Cybercriminals are capitalising on global fear and business uncertainty with phishing attacks, impersonation, and more Remote work training will keep organisations and employees safe   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   As cybercriminals prey on global fear, business and economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak is amplifying scams and attacks, companies and individuals must be extra vigilant to the increasing threats online, a leading cybersecurity expert has warned.  With countries worldwide implementing lockdowns, work from home ......read more

    Global Leaders Issue G20 Call to Action Urging Immediate Pledging Conference and Task Force to Co-ordinate World Response to Covid-19

    165 past and present leaders say to G20: approve now $8bn emergency global health funding to prevent second wave of coronavirus     • Debt interest payments of poorest countries should be waived now; global fiscal co-ordination essential to avoid recession becoming depression   • Warning that without rapid support, 1.2 million covid-19 deaths are possible in Africa and Asia’s poorest countries amid danger of igniting second round of disease in rest of the world  • Race for vaccine, cure, test kits, ventilators and protective ......read more

    At Home with Galaxy: How to Stay Active and Fit

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   As many of us adjust to new remote work arrangements and schedules, it’s important not to let your exercise routines slide. Even if you can’t access your local gym or run along your favorite route, there are many other ways to keep up with your fitness goals.   For Galaxy users, Samsung Health provides many programs and trackers to help you stay active and healthy indoors. Just take a few seconds to set up your goals and the app will give you a range of fitness programs tailored to different needs, including ......read more

    Owned by Nayel & Bin Harmal Group, Ayla Hotel Offer Accommodation for Healthcare Fraternity Serving Covid-19 Patients

    Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 6th April 2020:   As the world continues to battle against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Ayla Hotel in Al Ain city, owned by Nayel & Bin Harmal Group has reportedly opened the doors of its luxury hotel to accommodate medical professionals who are serving the COVID-19 patients. The initiative is to offer tribute and gratitude to the healthcare fraternity in the country, which has served as an instrumental force in combatting the current crisis and maintaining public health and safety.  In line with the initiative, the healthcare ......read more

    More Isolation Resources, Quarantine Facilities and Accommodation for Medical Staff

     Facilitated by Ma’an’s Together We Are Good Programme in Collaboration With Department of Health – Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, Monday 6 April 2020:  The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme will allocate some of the contributions received so far towards extra relief for Abu Dhabi’s health care sector. The past week has seen businesses and individuals step up their support financially alongside many in-kind contributions for the benefit of Abu Dhabi and aid the current health and ......read more

    FHH Establishes US$1 Million Covid-19 Relief Fund to AID MENA Communities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:    Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has set up a US$1 million relief fund to provide aid to MENA region communities it serves. The multi-faceted fund has been set up to benefit those most in need in the region during the current COVID-19 crisis. The relief fund is enabling FHH to expedite the supply of necessary hygienic and sterilised products for senior citizens, as well as proprietary N95-grade ‘Fine Guard’ masks for essentials ......read more

    3D-Printed Protective Visors for NHS Staff on the Coronavirus Frontline

    • Jaguar Land Rover starts production of NHS-approved protective visors • The reusable face visors will be manufactured in company’s rapid prototype 3D-printing facility, one of the most advanced in Europe • Initially, company will 3D-print 1,300 visors each week for keyworkers, with aspiration to develop operation for mass production     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:   Jaguar Land Rover will be turning over its prototype build operations to start production of protective visors for keyworkers, utilising its CAD design ......read more

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