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    WCM-Q Alumna Publishes Research In Prestigious New England Journal Of Medicine

    Doha – September 25, 2022: More than 500 WCM-Q educated graduates are currently serving careers as physicians, scientists, and academics at leading institutions in Qatar and internationally. One such scholar is Dr. Heba Altarawneh, a postdoctoral research fellow at WCM-Q’s Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Group (IDEG), who recently published her research in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). As part of an IDEG team, Dr. Altarawneh conducts studies that aim to increase our understanding of the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 infection by investigating the protection of natural immunity, protection of vaccine immunity, and COVID-19 severity. During the peak of the Omicron wave in early 2022, the team published the first-ever global study to estimate the effectiveness of prior infection against reinfection ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre Launches ‘One Billion Steps Challenge' To Encourage Citizens And Residents To Live A Healthier Lifestyle

    • The ‘One Billion Steps Challenge’ is aligned with hosting the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress’ activities. • In partnership with the STEPPI fitness app, the Challenge will run from 23rd  of September until the 26th of October 2022, which is final day of the Congress, encouraging people to be more active. • Users can download the app for free, take part and be in with a chance of winning flight tickets with Etihad Airways to any destination in Europe and Asia.    Abu Dhabi, 23rd September 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated center protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness has collaborated with ......read more

    WebOps Global – The World's Leading Healthcare Supply Chain Solutions Provider Launches Its First International Headquarters in the UAE

    WebOps will support healthcare organisations on their digital journey to automate and streamline workflows, improve service levels, lower costs, and optimize supply & inventory management  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 22nd September 2022: WebOps Global – a subsidiary of WebOps LLC, USA – the world’s leading healthcare supply chain solutions provider, has launched its first international headquarters in the UAE.  As the healthcare sector in the country witnesses a rising demand amidst rapid digital transformation, infrastructural development, a strong regulatory framework to protect patients, and advancements in patient care delivery to build a seamless healthcare ecosystem, WebOps Global will provide for the growing needs of the sector in the country and beyond. Being one of the most ......read more

    3d Printed Jaw, A Life Changer for Saudi Cancer Patient

    Tumour removed and new jaw fitted after a 15-hour operation  Riyadh: The face and jaw surgery team at Buraidah's General Hospital (central Saudi Arabia) managed on Tuesday, September 20th to end the suffering of an 18-year-old patient from a cancerous tumour in his lower jaw. The Qassim Health cluster confirmed that the patient was transferred to the hospital's Maxillofacial dept suffering from a tumour in the lower left jaw for 3 years. A quick decision was taken to operate on the patient and remove the affected jawbone, which was replaced by using his own leg fragment aided by 3D-printed missing parts. The operation, which ran for 15 hours, was successful and the patient is currently recovering at the hospital.

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    Treating Idiopathic Scoliosis Without Surgery

    Dr. Firas Husban, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2022: Over the past 100 years, significant advancements have been made in spinal fusion to treat scoliosis. These advancements have led to improved fusion rates, lower complication frequency, greater three-dimensional correction of the deformity and more rapid postoperative recovery.  However, spine fusions mean fewer motion segments (less spine motion), which may lead to lower function in high-level physical activity and greater chance for spine arthritis. Dr. Firas Husban, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital highlights more on how to Treat idiopathic scoliosis without surgery. Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, often diagnosed in childhood or early ......read more

    MoHAP to Launch National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign

    • The campaign to be launched during press conference on September 26 • The campaign targets most vulnerable groups to influenza complications, including the elderly, pregnant women, and those with chronic diseases. • The annual camapgin to run until next December   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) will launch the National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign at a press conference to be held next week. Themed "Protect yourself...Protect your community", the annual seasonal flu campaign will kick off on September 26; in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Department of Health- Abu Dhabi.    The seasonal flu campaign, which comes in line with the UAE’s strategy to provide comprehensive health coverage and protect ......read more

    The UAE Reaffirms its Position as a Global Healthcare Hub Following AED2.8 Billion Deals Secured at Arab Health 2022

    · In line with the UAE Government’s initiative of attracting industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs in sectors including pharmaceuticals and medical technology, Arab Health secured deals worth over AED2.8 billion earlier this year · Exhibitors at the 2023 event will cover the full spectrum of the healthcare industry, including medical equipment and devices, disposables, wellness and prevention, and healthcare infrastructure, amongst others  · Informa Markets has confirmed the 2023 edition of the exhibition and congress will take place from 30 January – 2 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September 2022: Arab Health has underscored its position as the epicentre of healthcare trade and reaffirmed its support for global businesses and ......read more

    Cigna Run and Fitness Kicked Off – Redefining Fun and Fitness in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2022: With health and wellbeing a top priority in the UAE, Cigna Insurance Middle East [CIME] – the leading global health services company – inaugurated its fun-packed fitness events series – Cigna Run and Fitness – on Saturday, 10th September, welcoming 350 participants representing all age groups and people of all abilities.  The flagship fitness event kicked off at Ibn Battuta Mall in Jebel Ali Village with 2.5 kms and 5 kms runs, both timed and untimed, catering to all levels of fitness, High Intensity Interval training (HIIT), along with static cycling events and yoga sessions. “We all know the positive impact an active lifestyle has on our physical and mental health. And it’s even more beneficial when you exercise in company. The Cigna Run & Fitness event ......read more

    Financing Healthcare Projects in KSA Unlocking the “Hidden” Value

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 September 2022 – Colliers, a leading diversified professional services and investment management company focusing on healthcare issued its latest white paper ‘Unlocking the “Hidden” Value’ on Financing Healthcare Projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The paper is the 17th edition of the “Pulse Series” of research papers on healthcare in the MENA Region.  The paper highlights that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the largest markets in the region and the biggest in the GCC. KSA’s Vision 2030 combined with its population base of 35 million, the largest in the GCC, is driving fundamental structural changes across the Kingdom’s economy, including healthcare. With the introduction of several legal and economic incentives, including 100% ......read more

    Trucheck Now Available Across The UAE, A Remarkably Accurate Test To Detect 70+ Types of Cancer With One Simple Blood Test

    Dubai United Arab Emirates, September 2022: Lifegen, the UAE-based company focusing on providing world-leading cancer detection and management solutions, partners with Datar Cancer Genetics to enable access to Trucheck, a highly accurate blood-based multi-cancer screening test across the UAE region. LifeGen’s partnership with Datar Genetics spans across multiple markets and addresses the serious problem of late cancer diagnosis through the use of the Trucheck blood test, which can detect over 70 cancers. The progressive CE-marked test provides early cancer diagnosis and is able to test over 70 different types of cancer with 96% accuracy and 99% specificity. Trucheck can be combined with existing annual health check-up programs across healthcare groups, corporates and insurances. Private hospitals across Abu Dhabi and Dubai ......read more

    UAE Takes Part in 3rd G20 Health Working Group

    UAE plays pivotal role in supporting international efforts to prepare for and respond to health emergencies The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has taken part in the 3rd G20 Health Working Group (HWG3) meeting held recently in Indonesia to discuss strengthening global health architecture through expanding global manufacturing and research hubs for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response actions. Led by HE Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Director General of Emirates Health Services, the ministry’s delegation highlighted the importance of promoting solidarity among member states to better meet essential health needs, support global health systems, and provide supplies, treatments, and safe and effective vaccines, in addition to ensuring equitable access by all countries, thus sowing the seeds of reassurance and ......read more

    Bayan Medical Certified as a Great Place to Work.

    Becoming the first medical company in Kuwait to earn the certification Kuwait, September 5, 2022 - Bayan Medical recently announced that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work® after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work® Middle East. With that, Bayan Medical becomes the first medical company in Kuwait to earn the international certification, and it is now among a list of top brands globally to have received this award. The company earned the coveted title after 100% participation in anonymous surveys by Trust Index Survey that evaluated employee satisfaction across several areas.  Commenting on the certification, Bayan Medical's CEO, Dr. Mohammed AlQemlas, said: “We are extremely proud of this amazing achievement, which accentuates Bayan’s dedication to make ......read more

    Add Goodness to Meals by Contributing to Choithrams' Campaign to Support the UN WFP's School Feeding Programme

    More than 6 million meals donated to the Zero Hunger global campaign since its start Dubai, September 01, 2022: In partnership with United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dubai’s popular community supermarket Choithrams presents the 2022 edition of Zero Hunger global campaign. Under the theme, “Add Goodness to Meals”, an awareness and fundraising campaign will be rolled out between 1 September and 31 December 2022, and proceeds will go to WFP’s School Feeding Programmes in the Middle East region.  Through its school feeding programmes, WFP ensures that school aged children have access to nutritious school meals and snacks, enabling them to develop in a healthy way and to focus on their education. Since 2015, Choithrams has supported WFP by donating more than 6 ......read more

    A Partnership Between AMAN Centre and Doha Festival City to Promote Awareness of the Centre's Hotline for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Family Dysfunction

    The campaign highlighted the Centre’s services in the protection and rehabilitation of women and child victims of abuse and the Centre’s 919 hotline Doha, Qatar – 31 September 2022: The Protection and Social Rehabilitation Centre (AMAN), one of the Qatar Foundation for Social Work centres, concluded its awareness campaign on the (919) hotline at Doha Festival City as part of the Mall’s #Festival Cares community  initiatives.  The weeklong awareness campaign at Doha Festival City, focuses on AMAN Centre’s target population, which is women and child victims of domestic violence and family dysfunction.  This campaign aims to spread awareness to enhance the social protection needed to prevent domestic violence and family dysfunction, through reporting violence incidents experienced ......read more

    Saudi Arabia moves all Public Medical assets to Health Holding Company

    a step to transform the public health sector and raise efficiency  Riyadh:  Saudi Cabinet approved Tuesday, August 23, the transfer of all assets related to health services from the Ministry of Health to the Health Holding Company HHC. The decision included the transfer of all financial and contractual obligations and rights related to health services currently provided by the Ministry, to the Health Holding Company or any of its subsidiaries. Worth noting that the HHC is a public corporation established by the cabinet last June with the aim to run local health clusters that provide direct services to beneficiaries all around the country. HHC manages five subsidiaries distributed in different geographical regions.

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    Dubai Fertility Centre reaccredited with Diamond-level accreditation from Accreditation Canada International ACI

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 23, 2022: The Dubai Fertility Centre was recently reaccredited with a ‘Diamond-level’ accreditation from Accreditation Canada International (ACI) for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Leadership standards. This is the highest level of recognition from Accreditation Canada. It is awarded to highly committed and quality-oriented organisations that monitor outcomes, use evidence and best practices to improve services. The accreditation makes the centre the first and only government centre in the world to receive this accreditation for the second time in a row. This accreditation reflects the distinguished services provided by the Dubai Fertility Centre that are in line with international standards and contributes to enhancing patient safety while providing the highest ......read more

    Saudi Hospital Hits 1000 Heart Operations in 180 days

    Local efforts reduced the number of transfers to major cities  Riyadh:  King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital in Taif (west Saudi Arabia) successfully accomplished 998 cardiac catheterizations and 10 open-heart surgeries during the first half of this year. Taif Health explained that the heart center at the hospital achieved this through a local team of dedicated surgeons aided with the latest medical equipment to provide integrated services for heart patients, which contributed to the decline in the number of patients who seek treatment in other Saudi cities. The Center provided its services in the same period for more than 8,000 patients in general and subspecialties such as pediatric cardiac surgery and ultrasound clinics.

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    COVID-19: SEHA Opens Al Wagan Drive-through Testing Center

    • The new center at Al Wagan Hospital will operate daily to support the UAE’s on-going efforts to tackle COVID-19   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 18, August 2022: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 2022: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the opening of a new drive-through testing center at Al Wagan Hospital, part of Tawam Hospital.    Located within Al Wagan hospital, the center will provide a convenient and easily accessible alterative to those in need of testing and provide accurate and reliable test results for all members of Al Wagan community and those residing in adjacent remote areas.    The PCR tests are available in Al Wagan n Hospital on daily basis from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM where ......read more

    EU Ambassador to Riyadh discovers the Future of Healthcare

    Riyadh - August 15, 2022:  Saudi Minister of Health, Eng. Fahad Al-Jalajil, met on Monday, March 14th, at his office in Riyadh with His Excellency the Ambassador of the European Union, Mr. Patrick Simonnet, accompanied by the Head of Commercial and Economic Affairs at the European Commission to the kingdom. The meeting dealt with several issues related to health cooperation opportunities between Saudi Arabia and EU countries. After the meeting, Mr. Simonnet visited the new Seha Virtual Hospital SVH, which is considered the largest of its kind in the world, with a network of more than 130 connected hospitals around the Kingdom, accompanied by the Medical Director, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Hamoud. After that, he visited the Ministry's National Health Command and Control Centre NHCC.

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    9 Million Calls Answered by Saudi Health Hotline

    937 achieved 90% customer satisfaction level  Riyadh:  Saudi Health said on Monday, August 8, that its 937 toll-free hotlines received 8.8 million calls during the first half of 2022. Of those 2.5 million calls inquired about urgent medical consultations, while 350 thousand calls reported incidents that were resolved promptly, achieving a customer satisfaction rate of 89.6%. The Ministry renewed its commitment to further improve services provided through 937 by adding additional options, such as appointment booking services for primary health centers, stop-smoking clinic appointments, referrals to major hospitals, as well as technical support for e-health applications. The ministry also announced the re-launching of its WhatsApp service via the number 92005937 to provide quick access to express options such as locating ......read more

    Four-hour Operation Saves Saudi Child from a Fatal Brain Infection

    Rapid intervention ended the two-year-old suffering from rare headaches  Riyadh:  A Saudi surgical team at the Maternity & Children Hospital of Makkah managed to end the suffering of a two-year-old child from recurrent brain infections due to a congenital cyst. The medical team explained that the mother noticed the child holding his head and crying continuously, the condition developed into pus coming out of the back of his head, in addition to a decrease in consciousness. When he was transferred to the hospital, an MRI was performed, which revealed an increase in the size of the congenital cyst with pus gathering in the cerebellum, pressuring the neighboring nerve tissue, a condition that could have been fatal if not treated. The successful surgery that was performed using a microscope took four hours, ......read more

    WHO Hails Readiness of Saudi Center for Crisis and Disaster Management

    Programmed visit for transferring know-how to Yemeni counterparts  Riyadh:  A delegation from the World Health Organization's WHO regional office accompanied by a Yemeni Health Ministry team visited on Thursday, July 28, the Health Emergency Operation Center in Riyadh. Saudi Health said that the visiting delegation was briefed on the center's experiences in the field of operations, emergency preparedness, and navigation of data management systems. The visit comes within the WHO initiative to train personnel at the Yemeni Emergency Operations Center.

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    Amana Healthcare Earns Coveted CARF Accreditation for Highly Specialized Amputee Rehabilitation Program

    • First provider in the UAE to earn CARF accreditation for amputee rehabilitation services • The three-year accreditation underpins Amana Healthcare’s pledge to provide world-class patient care across its programs and services   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 28 July 2022: Amana Healthcare, a Mubadala Health partner, has received a three-year accreditation from the US-based Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its highly specialized Amputee Rehabilitation Program.   The sought-after CARF accreditation requires the strictest levels of accountability and adherence to internationally accepted standards within the health and human services fields. Following the rigorous audit of Amana Healthcare’s inpatient rehabilitation facility, programs, and services, CARF awarded the health ......read more

    Around 99% of Cases of Hepatitis C Are Curable, but Early Diagnosis and Aftercare are Vital to Prevent or Address Liver Damage, says Cleveland Clinic Expert

    Advances in medicine are bringing hope to millions of hepatitis patients worldwide, according to hepatologist ahead of World Hepatitis Day (July 28)      27 July, 2022:   Infection with the hepatitis C virus is almost always curable, but given its impact on liver health, it is important to catch it early and to address any liver damage after the infection has been eliminated, says a hepatologist from global health system Cleveland Clinic ahead of World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28.  Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver and viral hepatitis is caused by one of five strains of hepatitis viruses named from A to E. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 354 million people worldwide live with hepatitis B or C, both of which are blood-borne, and which together are the most ......read more

    Actor Sonu Sood helps Seven-Month-Old Safan Ali rRceive a Liver Transplant at Aster Medcity, Kochi through the Second Chance Initiative

    • The Second Chance initiative was launched by Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood in partnership with Aster Volunteers, CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare to support underprivileged children in need of liver transplant  • Safan Ali is the first child to benefit from the liver transplant programme which would support 50 children in the first phase.  • Children from underprivileged families can seek to undergo the liver transplant at Aster CMI and Aster RV Hospitals in Bangalore, and Aster Medcity and Aster MIMS Hospital Calicut in Kerala, India. Families in need can seek further information by Whatsapp on these 24 x7 helplines: 8113078000, 9656000601. Dubai, July 21, 2022: The Second Chance Initiative launched by Aster Volunteers in association with Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood treated its first patient – ......read more

    MoHAP Reports Significant Growth in Number of Licensed Healthcare Professionals

    • MoHAP: 28,195 licensed health professionals until the end of Q1, 2022 • Applicants meeting all requirements provided for to get their license in one working day • Ministry provides best licensing services to attract talented cadres and enhance the vitality of the health sector   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has reported that a total of 28,195 health professionals had been licensed as of the end of the first quarter of this year, with the average time it took to issue a license for applicants meeting all requirements provided for being no more than one working day. The ministry clarified that applications are typically submitted online using the account of the licensed facility they work for on the ministry’s portal for licensing nursing and medical ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Dermatologist Shares Tips on Picking out the Best Sunscreen

    Expert weighs in on sunscreen ingredients, application tips and precautions        18 July, 2022: People who use sunscreen regularly have lower risk of skin cancer and younger-looking skin, but with so many varieties on the market, it is important to choose one that works well, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic.  Dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, says that daily use of sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher can reduce the risk of skin cancer. In addition, individuals can slash their risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 50% as well as decreasing the risk of the most common skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, by 40%. Dr. Piliang adds, “Aside from cancer, the sun’s UV rays damage the skin and cause wrinkles, dark spots and sagging. Regular ......read more

    180 Kg Man Undergoes Surgery for Kidney Stone in Dubai Hospital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 July, 2022:  A 50-year-old man weighing about 180kgs underwent a minimally invasive kidney surgery for removal of a big deer-horn shaped kidney stone which caused him flank pain and discomfort for more than three years. Umar, an expatriate in Dubai had a huge stone in his kidney for the past few years. He had approached several hospitals in different countries, but due to the challenges of the operation and morbid obesity, the procedure was refused by various doctors. He was told to lose weight before any surgery could be done since his weight was a high-risk factor. However, he was unable to lose the weight , in the meantime, his kidney stone grew to about seven centimeters in diameter and  became like the shape of deer-horn, occupying most parts of the 10 cm left kidney. In addition, he had ......read more

    Telemedicine in Hajj...When Riyadh Doctors treat Makkah Pilgrims

    Rapid intervention teams treat strokes and analyze scans in under 30 minutes  Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health announced Sunday 10th July that Seha Virtual Hospital SVH in the capital Riyadh succeeded in providing services to pilgrims in Makkah and the Holy Sites, as it contributed to the diagnosis of 4 cases of stroke, completed the analysis of 6 remote x-rays, and contributed to saving the life of a complex case that required remote critical care service. It added that the number of pilgrims who benefited from virtual medical consultation through the SEHATY app exceeded 1,700 cases. Medical services provided by SVH have been linked with the Holy Sites hospitals, under the supervision of a team of consultants working around the clock within 3 main departments: virtual radiology, virtual stroke, and virtual intensive ......read more

    Saudi Minister of Health: Health Plans have Succeeded, and Hajj is Free from Epidemic Outbreaks

    Minister thanked 27,000 health staff and volunteers  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, announced the success of this year's Hajj health plans, and that it was free from any outbreaks or effects on public health. Al-Jalajel said in a statement he read, Monday, July 11, from the Command-and-Control Room of Mina's Emergency Hospital: “I am pleased to announce the success of the health plans for this year’s Hajj, and that it is free from any outbreaks or effects on public health, which, thank God, is a reflection of the integration between all government agencies and early preparation". He added that Saudi health operated more than 230 facilities across all sectors, in it more than 25000 practitioners worked, aided by 2000 volunteers. Al-Jalajel also indicated that the number ......read more

    Saudi Health Provides Mobile Dialysis for Pilgrims

    service offered for patients through 251 fixed and 10 mobile units  Riyadh:  As part of its efforts to take care of pilgrims attending this year's Hajj. Saudi Ministry of Health provides a dialysis service for patients with kidney failure, Serving up to 1,000 patients 24 hrs a day. by a team of 57 doctors and 228 nurses, working on 251 units. This year, the ministry added 10 mobile dialysis units, which are easy to transport to the patient's location. It can also be used in ambulances and inside hospitals where central dialysis units are not available. Mobile units can also be transferred to pilgrims' camps if needed.

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    AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals Raise Awareness at Khorfakkan Hospital

    Dubai - July 07, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) and its educational platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU) collaborated with the Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals for a public awareness program about overactive bladder (OAB) and urinary Incontinence at Khorfakkan Hospital. This was the first of many collaborations to promote preventable urological health issues by the AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals following their signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) the previous week.  The scientific program aimed to educate and raise awareness about the common urological conditions and discussed various important and relevant topics including their effects, how they worsen with age, methods for diagnosis, and possible treatments.  Dr Yasser Farahat, Secretary General of the AAU said, “It is very important ......read more

    MoHAP Holds Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health

    July 07, 2022: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently organized a workshop on occupational safety and health to review the best international practices in this field and develop innovative solutions to promote the wellbeing of employees at work. The workshop featured a number of presentations discussing the most common methods for fostering a healthy workplace and reducing occupational injuries. This is in addition to interactive discussions on how to promote a healthy and safe work culture.  The event comes as part of the ministry’s commitment to supporting the National Standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS). HE Dr Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, MoHAP, stressed that the ministry is making every effort to enhance ......read more

    Saudi Health Enables ICU Patients to Attend Hajj by Overland Convoy

    Ambulance evacuation from Madinah to Holy sites in Makkah  Riyadh:  Saudi Ministry of Health convoy for inpatient pilgrims set sail early morning on Tuesday, July 5, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The annual ritual involves transporting pilgrims, who were admitted to Madinah Hospitals to the holy sites in Makkah (450km away) to resume their Hajj. The ministry stated that the convoy included 10 ambulances, with a specialized medical team consisting of doctors, nurses, and paramedics. In addition to 5 backup ambulances, an intensive care ambulance, in addition to an integrated oxygen cabin, a mobile mechanic workshop, and a bus to transport patient spouses and relatives. Every year, Saudi Health has transferred inpatients in hospitals in Madinah to the holy sites so that they can complete their Hajj rituals ......read more

    Rashid Hospital's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation undergoes Expansion

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2022: Rashid Hospital’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(PMR) underwent expansion with the support and donation from Seddiqi Holding.  The philanthropic effort led to major expansion of services including a new gym for physical exercises, a rehabilitation section for nervous system injuries, a hydrotherapy pool, an occupational therapy and rehabilitation unit, an upgraded physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic, and a sports medicine clinic.  Additionally, the department also has a dedicated Retinal Prosthetic Organ Restoration Unit. The expansion is in line with the growing demand for rehabilitation services provided by Rashid hospital, which has a state-of-the-art Trauma Centre that is a regional centre of excellence for emergency and trauma ......read more

    Mobile Dental Clinics to serve Pilgrims outside Grand Mosque

    32 dentists provide oral care for pilgrims 24/7  Riyadh:  Saudi Ministry of Health announced the launch of mobile dental clinic services affiliated with Makkah's Health Cluster. The clinic is stationed in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque's Emergency Hospital, to provide health care for pilgrims attending this year's Hajj. The importance of this service lies in its central location next to the Grand Mosque, given the limited dental care outlets in the area. The clinic employs 32 dentists around the clock throughout the days of the Hajj season.

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    What Everyone Should Know About Sun Poisoning Symptoms

    Cleveland Clinic expert explains the condition and gives tips to avoid and treat it    4 July, 2022, CLEVELAND: With travel restrictions easing and many people taking vacation days at this time of year, an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic is advising individuals to take precautions to avoid overexposure to the sun or risking what is commonly referred to as sun poisoning.  Matthew Goldman, MD, a family medicine doctor at Cleveland Clinic, explains that sun poisoning is a nonscientific term to describe a severe sunburn that often mimics a flu bug or allergic reaction.   Depending on the severity, sun poisoning can cause a range of symptoms that may include a severe rash, blistering or peeling skin, nausea, dehydration, dizziness, confusion, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, ......read more

    Iranian Pilgrim Resuscitated from a Heart Attack on his way to Holy Mosque

    60-year-old recovers after installing heart stents in Makkah Hospital  Riyadh:  A local medical team rescued an Iranian pilgrim in his sixties from a heart attack while he was on his way to the Holy Mosque in Makkah on Friday, July 1. The emergency department of King Abdullah Medical City KAMC received the case of an Iranian pilgrim, who was suffering from severe chest pain, and the medical team from the cardiology center performed an urgent diagnostic catheterization, with full examinations, and CT scans, the results of which showed the presence of a blockage of more than two arteries in his heart. The team at KAMC decided to perform open-heart surgery, but the patient refused the procedure, and after consulting with the Iranian delegation doctor, it was decided to install stents for the damaged arteries. The ......read more

    Zulal Wellness Resort Unveils New Serenity Beauty Retreat

    The Serenity Beauty Retreat will help guests replenish their inner beauty with the help of five different packages Doha, Qatar – 2 July 2022 Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest holistic wellness resort and the world's first contemporary showcase of Traditional Arabic & Islamic Medicine (TAIM), announced the launch of its new, signature Serenity Beauty Retreat, aimed at supporting guests to rediscover and renew themselves and bring out their inner glow. Zulal Wellness Resort’s Serenity Beauty Retreat is based on the resort’s philosophy which adopts a complete approach to beauty where physical appearance reflects the deeper levels of the mind, body, and soul and where we work on inner and outer aesthetic appearance in the belief that feeling good goes hand with looking good. A ......read more

    Hologram Doctor to Serve Pilgrims at Madinah Airport

    Real-size 3D interaction between Saudi doctors and patients  Riyadh:  Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel, launched Tuesday, June 28th, the Holo-Doctor service, for pilgrims attending this year's Hajj season, via Madinah Int airport. The service, which offers state-of-the-art technology was made possible through cooperation with the Saudi Telecom Company STC, allowing patients to be diagnosed by doctors from Seha Virtual Hospital SVH in the capital, Riyadh. Al-Jalajel stated that several services have been linked within this initiative provided by SVH in cooperation with hospitals in Makkah, Madinah, and the Holy Sites. Aiming to provide real-time consultations from a virtual team working 24-7 within 3 main specialties: strokes, intensive care, and radiology. This technology allows the patient to ......read more

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    Dubai Health Authority Introduces Ai Policy in Healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 15, 2021: The Informatics and Smart Health Department at the Dubai Health Authority has launched the first Artificial Intelligence Policy for healthcare in Dubai. The policy is in line with the vision of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence that intends to achieve the UAE Centennial 2071 objectives, boost government performance, and invest in AI adoption.  The AI policy for the health sector in Dubai aims to determine regulatory requirements for the provision of artificial intelligence solutions in field of healthcare; it determines ......read more

    SEHA Kidney Center Inaugurates Country's First Renal Training Program for Nurses

    UAE-based nurses now have the opportunity to specialize in renal care with internationally accredited training program  Abu Dhabi, 15 September, 2021:  SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has launched the country’s first Renal Training Program for locally-based nurses. The six-month training program, which is currently targeting SEHA nurses, is based on international best practice and broadly following the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) competency framework, included six ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Opens Registration for Subspecialty Fellowship Programs

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September, 2021:  Today, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the opening of registration for subspecialty fellowship programs for doctors within and outside the United Arab Emirates from 14 to 30 September, to complete training requirements in facilities affiliated with the Dubai Health Authority. The training requirements will be as per accredited bodies such as the Arab Council for Health Specialties, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, and the Royal Irish College of Health Practitioners. Dubai Health Authority has obtained ......read more

    DHA's Medical Education Department enhances features of its online learning platform

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2021: The Medical Training Section at DHA’s Medical Education and Research Department highlighted enhanced features for their online portal platform. The MANAAR (Medical Augmentation & Nourishment Anytime Anywhere Resource) portal, the first online Learning Management Platform of DHA now has a Dubai Medical Calendar feature on it. Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharief, Director of DHA’s Medical Education and Research Department said: “The Dubai Medical Education Calendar will be a major reference for all healthcare professionals in ......read more

    Frontline Heroes Thank HH Sheikh MBZ

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION  Under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and overseen by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Frontline Heroes Office launched “Hayyakum,” an initiative that provides scholarships for children of frontline healthcare professionals to attend public schools across the ......read more

    Patient Suffering from “Friedreich Ataxia” Regains Mobility with the Aid of Smart Technology

    Abu Dhabi 09, Sep 2021:  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated an Emirati patient who suffered from Friedreich Ataxia; a genetic condition that affects the nervous system and causes mobility imparities. When the young patient named Amira arrived at SKMC’s Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, she was unable to move her legs and had been suffering from this condition since birth. The rehabilitation team at SKMC developed a personalized intensive ......read more

    SEHA Celebrates World Physiotheraphy Day With Series of Events Aimed to Raise Awareness Within the Community

    Abu Dhabi, 08 September 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, joins the health community in observing World Physiotherapy Day, which takes place every year on September 8. With the aim of raising awareness amongst the community, AHS has organized a series of virtual events for the employees in additional to the educational videos will be published on their account on social media highlighting the importance of physiotherapy as a treatment method and its ability to relieve ......read more

    Pure Health expands lab facilities for COVID-19 testing at Obaiduallah Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah

    Ras Al Khaimah; September 08, 2021:  Pure Health, the leading integrated healthcare solutions provider in the UAE, launched their extended laboratory service offerings at the Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah to include COVID-19 RT- PCR testing.  Healthcare facilities in and around Ras Al Khaimah can now use the laboratory facilities of the hospital operated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) located in Al Oraibi area, Ras Al Khaimah, for COVID-19 testing. “The COVID-19 testing facility is yet another addition to the Ibrahim ......read more

    Corniche Hospital Helps Women Suffering From Chronic Conditions Resume Normal Lives

    The SEHA facility treats women with complex endometriosis cases, freeing them from what is known to be an elusive condition  Abu Dhabi,07 Sep. 2021:  Corniche Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, continues to make a positive and memorable impact on woman’s health by providing life-changing care for women diagnosed with complex endometriosis. Endometriosis can occur in women anytime from puberty until the age of menopause and is a disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows ......read more

    “SEHA” Postpones the Implementation of the decision related to Al Hosn Green Pass

    06, September 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” announced the decision today to postpone the implementation of Al Hosn Green Pass. Current visitation measures will remain unchanged until further notice.    ...read more

    Patients and Visitors Above 16 Years Old Require the Al-HOSN Green Pass to Access SEHA Facilities

    STARTING FROM Sept 7, 2021, PATIENTS AND VISITORS ABOVE 16 YEARS OLD REQUIRE THE AL-HOSN GREEN PASS TO ACCESS SEHA FACILITIES    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sept 05, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), announced that patients and visitors above the age of 16 require a green pass on the Al Hosn App to access healthcare facilities and centers across the network. This new process excludes visitors to emergency departments and drive-through testing facilities. This announcement follows the latest directive from the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and ......read more

    Al Mushrif Children's Specialty Center Ends the Suffering of 10-Year-Old Boy

    Abu Dhabi - 05, September 2021:  Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Center, managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA Health System Facility, – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated a child with a foreign object lodged in the nasal cavity. The child had been experiencing a foul-smelling nasal discharge and bad breath for the past two years, while suffering from recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) during this time. Having visited multiple medical facilities, both regionally and abroad, the common diagnosis alluded to unhealthy ......read more

    Madinat Zayed Hospital Successfully Treats Patient With Haemorrhagic Cerebrovascular Accident

    04 Sep 2021:  Madinat Zayed Hospital, part of the Al Dhafra Hospitals that fall under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated 36-year-old female patient, Bushra, who was admitted with haemorrhagic cerebrovascular accident (CVA), intubated for over three weeks.  CVA is a type of stroke that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain or on the surface of the brain leaks or breaks open, causing bleeding in or around the brain. This leads to swelling and pressure, which can damage cells and tissue in the ......read more

    Paediatric Endocrinology Services Transferred from Dubai and Latifa Hospital to Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

     The move aims to integrate specialized paediatric care to best utilize state-of-the-art equipment and expertise.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 2, 2021:  The Paediatric Endocrinology Services at Latifa Hospital for Women and Children and Dubai Hospital have been transferred to Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital.    The move aims to provide specialized paediatric services to children under one roof as well as provides Dubai and Latifa Hospital an opportunity to focus on further developing and expanding their ......read more

    Emirates Health Services Holds Meetings to Siscuss 2023-2026 Strategic Plan

    September 04, 2021:  The Emirates Health Services (EHS) has recently held a meeting to discuss the latest developments on its strategic plan 2023-2026 which is being meticulously developed, in addition to the progress of work on the regulations concerning human and financial resources.  The EHS has also reviewed the latest organizational and institutional achievements accomplished in line with its action plan and the time set for this plan according to operational indicators and standards.  The board of director’s meeting, which is the fourth to be held this year, ......read more

    Corniche Hospital Launches New ‘on Demand' Patient Menu and Upgrades Kitchen Equipment

    SEHA facility enhances holistic patient experience by expanding menu and elevating its accessibility Abu Dhabi, 02 Sep 2021:  Corniche Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has recently upgraded its patient menu and equipped its kitchen with the latest technology in efforts to improve overall patient satisfaction and elevate the inpatient experience. Dr. Khawla AL Nasseri, Acting Chief Operations Officer, Corniche Hospital, said: “Corniche Hospital is wholly committed to providing women and ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Updates Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Educational Institutions in Dubai.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 August 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has updated the guidelines for the management of COVID-19 in educational institutions which fall under DHA’s jurisdiction, said a top health official.   The guidelines apply to Universities, Schools, Nurseries, Early Childhood Centres and Centres for Special Needs, in Dubai which fall under DHA’s jurisdiction.  Dr. Hanan Obaid, Director for the Health Policies and Standards Department at DHA’s Health Regulation Sector said:  “Our aim is to protect the health and ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Felicitates Dubai Holding for ‘The Perfect Gift Is Saving Lives' Blood Donation Campaign

    UAE, Dubai, 31 August 2021: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) organised a ceremony today to felicitate Dubai Holding – a diversified global investment company with operations in 13 countries – for its support and contribution towards successfully concluding ‘The Perfect Gift is Saving Lives’ blood donation campaign.  The campaign helped collect 770 blood units for the Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC).  The campaign kicked off on 1 April 2021 and operated using a state-of-the-art blood donation bus contributed by Dubai Holding to DBDC. The blood donation bus ......read more

    Seha Announces Free Covid-19 Pcr Tests for Students

    Abu Dhabi - August 30, 2021:  In cooperation with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network has announced the provision of free COVID-19 PCR nasal swab tests for all students at selected SEHA facilities and screening centers across the Emirates. The initiative aims to the country’s leadership’s ambition to deliver a safe return to school roll-out.  SEHA COVID-19 Screening Centers are open from Saturday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm and Friday from 10am to 8pm. Walk-ins, without prior ......read more

    Ministry of Health Identifies Covid-19 Testing Facilities for School Students

    August 29, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has revealed the health centers and locations that provide Covid-19 PCR tests for school students, with a total number of 63 centers distributed in all the northern emirates.  The move aims to increase the capacity of the health centers network so that more community members can easily and swiftly benefit from the services provided and avoid overcrowding. This comes as part of the UAE's relentless efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus and an affirmation of the state's proactive approach to ......read more

    Pure Health Launches Pre-Flight COVID-19 Testing Services in Dubai

    Dubai - August 29, 2021:  Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, announced the launch of its outbound travellers COVID-19 screening services in Dubai. The new service, which is part of Pure Health’s global passenger screening portal, www.preflighttest.com facilitates Covid-19 screening through two locations located in Dubai Marina and The Palm. Home service facility will soon be added to ensure a wider coverage of Dubai.  The new test sites will provide results of the COVID-19 RT PCR tests within 12 to 24 hours, ensuring ......read more

    SEHA Physicians Advise Parents as Children Return to School

    Abu Dhabi, 29 August 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network advise parents and students as children around the country return to school after nearly two years of distance learning as a result of the pandemic. Returning to school will be different this year as students balance their learning and education with their health and safety. While teachers make sure precautionary measures put in place are followed, students must remember the importance of these measures like wearing a mask at all times, maintaining social ......read more

    The Best Teas to Drink for Health

    A dietitian from a top American hospital matches popular tea options to common ailments     Sunday - 29, August 2021:  While studies have shown the health benefits of drinking tea, the variety of options can be overwhelming. A dietitian from a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, explains how different teas offer different benefits.   Beth Czerwony, MS, RD, CSOWM, LD, from Cleveland Clinic's Center for Human Nutrition with the Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, says: “Study after study shows the benefits of drinking tea, essentially ......read more

    Emirati Women's Day Program to Enroll More Women in the Health Sector

    On Emirati Women's Day, Dubai Health Authority launches "Raeedat" program to encourage Emirati women to work in the health sector. Al Ketbi: The program aims to enhance the presence of Emirati women in the health sector across all specialties Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 28, 2021: Today, the Dubai Health Authority launched a training program known as "Raeedat", which aims to encourage Emirati women to work in the health sector across various specialties. The program aims to provide support and encouragement to Emirati women interested in taking up a ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Announces the Opening of the SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center in Al Aamerah, Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi, 28 August 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of a new COVID-19 drive-through services center in the Al Aamerah area in Al Ain.  The new center is composed of 4 tracks; 1 for vaccination and 3 for nasal swabs and DPI laser-based testing with a capacity of 100 vaccinations and 800 nasal swabs and laser tests per day. The center welcomes clients from Saturday to Thursday from 8 AM to 8 PM and on Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM.  This brings the total number of COVID-19 drive-through ......read more

    New Treatment for Advanced Parkinson's Disease in Abu Dhabi Puts Emirati Patient Back in the Driver's Seat

    61-year-old patient at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi can now confidently drive short distances and walk without assistance     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 26 2021:  A 61-year-old Emirati patient has become the first in Abu Dhabi to benefit from a new treatment that reduces the debilitating symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease, helping him regain control over his life. Patients with Parkinson’s disease symptoms have low or falling levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which plays a role in movement and coordination. The number of ......read more

    Al Qassimi Women's & Children's Hospital becomes first across UAE to install 'Minimed 780G' latest insulin pump for a patient with diabetes: EHS

    Another significant medical milestone was revealed by the Emirates Health Services (EHS) after the medical team of Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital has successfully inserted the 'Medtronic Minimed 780G' for a patient with type 1 diabetes for the first time in the UAE.   ‘Minimed 780G' is the world's latest insulin pump system. The MiniMed™ 780G system automatically adjusts insulin delivery to patient needs for an easier way to stabilise glucose levels, using modern medical technologies and algorithms. It features an advance ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Adopts a Multidisciplinary Approach to Successfully Treat 75-year-old Man Diagnosed With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    The Department of Urology at the SEHA-affiliated facility performed non-invasive prostate artery embolization, resulting in the patient no longer requiring a catheter to pass urine Abu Dhabi, 25 August 2021:  Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated a 75-year-old man who was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate grows in size hampering the passing of urine. On a global scale, urinary symptoms of abnormal frequency in the passing of urine are ......read more

    MBRU Scientists Play Key Role in Shaping Dubai's COVID-19 Response

    Comprehensive viral genomic studies yielded valuable information on transmission, mutation, and disease severity Several studies from the research program have been published in international peer-reviewed journals Dubai, August 24, 2021: A team of scientists from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) played a notable role in supporting Dubai’s response to COVID-19 through crucial viral genomic surveillance research. Scientists from MBRU collaborated with scientists from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Genomic Center in Al Jalila ......read more

    Emirati Mother Stops Heart Disease in Its Tracks With Proper Diabetes Management

    Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s 51-year-old patient’s cardiovascular risk score drops from high risk of 17 percent to 0.7 percent with appropriate insulin regimen and lifestyle changes    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 August 2021:  When UAE national Huda Al Ali was first diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in 2019, little did she know that her high blood sugar was slowly damaging her heart.    The 51-year-old mother of two adult daughters has been suffering from Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ......read more

    Innovative Modular Paediatric Emergency Department Launched by Aster in Bangalore

    August 24, 2021:  In order to provide timely and effective treatment to children in all emergency situations, Aster RV Hospital, JP Nagar has launched a state-of-the-art Deployable Paediatric Emergency Department also called Pediatric Emergency Systems 2.0 at the hospital premises. This unit with a capacity of 4 beds has been set up in association with Aster Volunteers, the global CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare. This initiative is the need of the hour keeping in mind the COVID third wave and its anticipated impact on children. This modular unit can be set up in couple of hours as ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Three New COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center in Al Dhafra

    Abu Dhabi, August 21, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of three new SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers located in Liwa, Sila and Dalma in the Al Dhafra region.   The new centers feature two tracks, one for nasal swabs and the other for DPI laser-based testing with a capacity of 500 nasal swabs and 100 laser tests per day. The center remains open throughout the week from 8:00am to 8:00pm.     The new centers were built with the use of shipping containers, leveraging ......read more

    Gargash Hospital Celebrates 2 Years of Operational Excellence, Announces Aggressive Plans for 2022

    Serving the community successfully since 2019, the hospital is investing aggressively in 2022 as part of its next phase of significant development Dubai, UAE, 19th August 2021: Gargash Hospital, the UAE’s first female Emirati-owned, multi-specialty hospital with primary focus on women and childcare, marked its two years of successful business on August 19th, 2021. The fast-growing healthcare facility announced exciting plans for 2022 at a grand ceremony. The eventful anniversary celebration witnessed the presence of members of Royal Family from the UAE, Dr. Husnia Gargash (Founder ......read more

    Madinat Zayed Hospital Successfully Treats a Patient With Rare Necrosis

    Abu Dhabi, 18 Aug 2021:  Madinat Zayed Hospital, part of the Al Dhafra Hospitals that fall under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated Mr.Rameshver a patient with severe necrotizing fasciitis.  Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection of the fascia (which line & separate muscles), that spread quickly in the body & can cause death, it can be caused by several types of bacteria, the mortality rate can reach up to 70%. The patient first visited Madinat Zayed Hospital’s Emergency ......read more

    Ministry of Health becomes first Body Globally to obtain GC-Mark Accreditation in Data Quality Management

    August 17, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has been awarded the Global Conformity Mark (GC-Mark) accreditation in the management and quality of health statistics, achieving the platinum category. With this accreditation, MoHAP has become the first institution globally to obtain such a prestigious award. The global achievement is yet another testament to the Ministry's commitment to applying the global specs for the management and quality of health data as a course of action. This comes as part of the Ministry's strenuous endeavors to become a ......read more

    Walk-in Vaccination Centers for Students, Educators and School Community Open in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

    • ADEK, DoH, ADPHC & SEHA collaborate to enable safe return to school • New centers created to meet demand for vaccine following the success of Yas Mall pop-up vaccination center for students  • Emirates ID and ALHOSN App required for resident students and educators to receive the vaccine • Dedicated students vaccination centers welcome students and educators between August 17 and October 31 to receive first, second and booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines • New arrivals can show passport copy, entry permit with UID, and ALHOSN ......read more

    Specialized Team of Pediatric Cardiologists at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) Perform a Complex Open-heart Surgery to Treat a 10-month-old Boy

    Specialized Team of Pediatric Cardiologists at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) Perform a Complex Open-heart Surgery to Treat a 10-month-old Boy ...read more

    SEHA Launches New Specialty Clinics Building at Mezyad Healthcare Center

    Abu Dhabi - 14, Aug 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has expanded its Mezyad Healthcare Center, which is managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), to include a new building for specialty clinics in efforts to meet the community’s ongoing healthcare needs.  The new 2-storey building comprises 14 rooms and provides a range of new specialty services, including cardiology, ophthalmology, ENT, orthopedics, premarital screening and counseling, and physiotherapy. In addition, the new building is home to the ......read more

    Seha Announces Its Operational Hours for Hirji New Year Holiday

    COVID-19 Drive-Through Screening Facilities will remain operational from 10:00am – 8:00pm Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. August 11, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced its operational hours during the Islamic New Year holiday, observed August 12, 2021.    Al Ain Hospital Department Hijri New Year Holiday August 12, 2021 Emergency Department 24/7 Outpatient ......read more

    Seha & Korea Health Industry Development Institute Host Virtual Conference on Primary Healthcare Amidst Pandemic

    Leading healthcare professionals and clinical experts from the UAE, Korea and the globe exchanged knowledge and expertise around primary healthcare management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abu Dhabi, 10 Aug 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, together with the Korean Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), co-hosted a virtual conference in June that explored the management of primary healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. The one-day virtual conference was attended by over 600 professionals from the UAE, Korea ......read more

    Ministry of Health Hosts Emergency Medicine expert at Kalba Hospital

    August 05, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recently hosted Dr. Ralph Bou Chebel, Emergency Medicine Consultant as a visiting doctor to train the medical staff of the Emergency Department at Kalba Hospital on the latest technologies used in treating emergency cases. The visit, which is the first under the Visiting Consultant Program since the Covid-19 outbreak, aims to enhance the readiness and response of the hospital to health emergencies and crises. This reflects the resilience of the health sector and its ability to overcome challenges, adapt to different ......read more

    Ministry of Health marks World Breastfeeding Week 2021

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), jointly with the Emirates Health Services (EHS) and other local health authorities, has launched a series of activities to mark World Breastfeeding Week, which is held under the theme "Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility", with the aim to enhance community awareness about breastfeeding, consolidate its practices, and encourage the work to protect breastfeeding in order to improve the public health. The activities include awareness lectures that are going to take place in hospitals and health centers about the benefits of ......read more

    On the French National Day, Ambassador of France to the UAE Thanks the Frontline Staff at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City for Their Efforts During the Pandemic

    Abu Dhabi, 03 Aug, 2021:  On the occasion of the French national day, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, a SEHA Healthcare facility, the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, recived a visit by his Excellency Xavier Chatel, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates, to thank the frontline staff at SKMC who worked tirelessly for over a year during the COVID-19 pandemic. His Excellency Xavier Chatel was welcomed by Dr. Safa Al Mustafa, Chief Nursing Officer, Dr.Shamma Al Mazrouei, Chief Operating Officer and Dr. Fatema Al Kaabi Acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer. H.E. Xavier ......read more

    30 Year Search for Relief Leads Rare Disease Patient to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

    Doctors Offer New Approach To Treat Disease That Affects 5 In A Million    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 2, 2021:  After 30 years of struggling with a rare autoimmune disease, Dania Malki has finally found relief thanks to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health.   It was 30 years ago that Dania, a Syrian American communications professional and aspiring artist, was diagnosed with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare disease that only affects around five in every million people. Over the years, the ......read more

    New Targeted Gene Therapy Could Keep Lung Cancer from Progressing Thereby Extending and Improving Lives of Millions of Patients Worldwide

    In a clinical trial, 81 percent of lung cancer patients experience disease control, says expert from American hospital Cleveland Clinic      July 31, 2021:   newly targeted therapy could help millions of lung cancer patients worldwide keep their cancers from spreading, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, ahead of World Lung Cancer Day on August 1. Dr. Khaled Hassan, of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic, said: “The KRAS mutation is a main gene that drives cancer, and lung cancer specifically, ......read more

    Over 300 Aster Doctors honoured with UAE's Golden Visa

    • The UAE Golden Visa is a long-term residency visa awarded by the UAE Government to scientists, researchers, doctors, outstanding students, talented professionals, and entrepreneurs who are contributing to UAE’s development in their respective fields. • The Golden Visa was presented to 319 Aster doctors along with their family members, taking the total number of granted golden visa to 750+.   31st July, Dubai, UAE:  Around 319 doctors from Aster DM Healthcare’s network of Aster and Medcare hospitals and clinics in UAE have been awarded the Golden Visa ......read more

    Canadian Specialist Hospital, KEF Healthcare sign MoU to Open Centre for Cardiac Sciences on MCN Platform

    Collaborative platform to offer a complete range of advanced cardiology services, including surgery  Dubai, July 28, 2021:  Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) and KEF Healthcare have signed a MoU paving the way for the establishment of a Centre for Cardiac Sciences in Dubai which will offer a complete range of advanced cardiology services.  The Centre for Cardiac Sciences located within the CSH premises will operate on the Meitra Care Network (MCN) of KEF Healthcare, and will have renowned specialists in cardiac sciences, including a panel of surgeons and physicians, from ......read more

    Early Detection is Key to Treatment of Hepatitis: says MoHAP on World Hepatitis Day

    World Hepatitis Day, observed on 28 July every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  July 27, 2021:  As part of its commitment to improving public health and immunizing society, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) continues to launch regular awareness campaigns to highlight the importance of the early detection of hepatitis C. This also aims to achieve health security by developing and advancing the health system to the best ......read more

    Middle Eastern Medical Students at St. George's University Secure US Residencies

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27, July 2021:   Nine Middle Eastern medical students from St. George’s University (SGU) School of Medicine in Grenada have been appointed to begin their residency positions at prestigious US medical hospitals and health centers this summer. The students will make an undeniable impact on healthcare. St. George’s University, the premier choice in Caribbean medical schools, has evolved into a top center of international education, contributing over 18,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students, graduates, and ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Specialized Saturday Clinics Across the Network

    Expanding access to in-demand services during the weekend strengthens the availability of world-class healthcare for patients to benefit from  Abu Dhabi - 25, July 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of additional specialized clinics on Saturdays across Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), Al Dhafra Hospitals, and Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC). As the cornerstone of the UAE’s healthcare landscape with patient-centricity at its core, the ......read more

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