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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dubai Central Lab Is Now Esma Halal Certification Body

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Renal Failure in Women

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

    DHA signs MoU with Gulf Medical University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dubai Health Authority Doctors Provide Pre-travel Advice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pacemaker Smaller Than a Dirham Changes Patients' Lives

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

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

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

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

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

    DHA Discusses Health Strategy Until 2071

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 13, 2020:  In line with the aspirations of the city of Dubai and in line with an aim to provide the population and visitors of Dubai the highest quality of specialized access health care in an ever-evolving digital environment, DHA recently discussed its priorities until 2071. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority headed that meeting that took place on the sidelines of GITEX 2020. The strategy department has undertaken extensive stakeholder engagement, has undergone present and future analysis and an in-depth research was recently conducted wherein 1000 community members in Dubai were provided a detailed questionnaire on health and wellbeing and the results were tabulated to further understand the current situation, challenges and ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Dubai Health Experience explores new trends in health tourism post-COVID-19

    August 11, 2020: In collaboration with Dubai Health Experience (DXH) and Knight Frank, the Health Tourism Department of the Dubai Health Authority organised a webinar on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, under the theme ‘Re-energizing Medical Tourism in Dubai’.  Featuring an informative session targeting the health tourism sector, the panellists included Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director, Health Tourism Department, Dubai Health Authority; Shehzad Jamal, Partner, Healthcare and Education, Knight Frank Middle East; Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany, CEO of Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai; Andre Daoud, CEO of ......read more

    ICM Brain and Spine Institute Selects Western Digital OpenFlex Solution to Speed up Time to Discovery of Critical Cures and Treatment Options

    OpenFlex™, the industry’s only open composable infrastructure solution, helps scientists capture, share and analyze patient data from multiple clinical imaging tools, across different labs utilizing the agility, performance and scale of an NVMe over Fabrics™ architecture     Middle East, August 11, 2020 — Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épiničre (ICM Brain and Spine Institute), an international brain and spinal cord research center, selected Western Digital to update its storage ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Laser-based DPI Testing at Selected Drive-Through Centers

    Abu Dhabi, August 11, 2020 :  Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a SEHA Health System Facility, has announced the launch of Laser-based DPI testing for people wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate at selected drive-through screening centers. During the first phase, the service will be provided at the drive-through screening centers in Zayed Sports City and Corniche in Abu Dhabi, Al Hili in Al Ain, and at the National Screening Centers in Mina Rashed, Al Khawaneej, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. Anyone wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate can book an appointment for laser-based DPI ......read more

    Aviation and Defence Experts Reveal Road to Recovery for Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Sector

    -        Industry specialists highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on MRO during webinar  -        The event revealed a need for industry leaders to create more efficient, digitally-led and prioritised workflows to ensure a speedier recovery for the sector  -        Webinar hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020   11 August, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Experts from commercial aviation and defence industries highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ......read more

    Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Pharmacy to Boost Pharmacy Education

    United Arab Emirates, 10 August 2020: The new Center at Gulf Medical University for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Pharmacy at Thumbay University Hospital is reforming Pharmacy Education and Practice in the region. College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University is the first to start a drug information center by an Academic Institution in the UAE. It is a center of excellence with collaborations with Washington State University and the Medical University of South Carolina in the USA. The roles of the center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice includes providing drug ......read more

    Tips for Losing Weight Successfully

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:      1. Don’t do it alone… Find your support team.  Success in changing habits and behaviours needs support from people around you.Share your achievements with your friends and family, they will help you to reach your goals if you talk to them and involve them in your journey.   2. Be clear with your objectives and set short term and long-term goals. Mapping out exactly what you want to achieve and why helps you tostay focused. Set realistic goals and small steps to reach it and don’t ......read more

    Air India Express Crash Patients Admitted at Aster MIMS Hospitals | Statement from Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 08, 2020:    “It is very sad and most unfortunate that many lives were lost, and much more are injured in the Dubai - Calicut Air India accident. May God bless those who lost their lives and save the critically ill patients admitted in various hospitals in Calicut and Malappuram districts. My heartfelt condolence to the families who lost their relatives in the accident and our prayers to the relatives of those who are in hospital in critical condition. Aster is committed to provide free treatment to all deserving patients. As expected, ......read more

    SEHA Extends Operating Hours for Specialities in Demand

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 06, 2020:   With patient-centricity at the core of SEHA’s commitment, the UAE’s leading healthcare network has increased its operational hours to serve the community more effectively   Patients will have access to select specialties in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Tawam Hospital from 8:30am to 08:30pm, with select clinics also working on Saturdays, effective August 9   SEHA strives to meet increased demand for medical services as people resume reprioritizing their healthcare ......read more

    Post-COVID Travel is Set to Become Smarter. Here's How.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  International travel is an undeniable part of our lives. Whether it was work-related or leisurely time-off, it growingly became a familiar and frequent experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this billion-dollar industry to an unprecedented halt. The world shifted from flying among the clouds to surviving on the cloud! This set the stage for changes unlike any ever known. With over 90% of the world waiting to travel again, there is a considerable amount of onus on the industry to adopt to the new ......read more

    RAK Hospital Launches Free COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme

    • RAK Hospital is first hospital in the UAE to offer such a CSR initiative   • First-of-its-kind initiative by a UAE-based multispecialty hospital   • Unique initiative open to any UAE resident recovered from COVID-19   • Customised programme syncs with UAE’s efforts to mitigate COVID-19 effects   • WHO endorses rehabilitation for ex-COVID-19 patients   August 3, 2020;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  RAK Hospital, the multispecialty hospital located in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has launched the first-of-its-kind free ......read more

    The National Screening Centers Will Open With Regular Working Hours on Arafa and Will Operate From 10 Am to 6 Pm Throughout the 3 Days of Eid

    SEHA announces Eid Al Adha holiday and Arafat Day working hours for all its facilities. Emergency Departments will operate 24/7 Abu Dhab, August 02, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces the operating hours of its facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday from 9th to 12th Dhu Al Hijjah 1440, corresponding July 30 until August 2, 2020.   SEHA extends its sincere greetings on the advent of Eid Al- Adha to UAE leadership, Government, and people asking God Almighty to grant citizens and residents health and wellness.  ational Screening Centers: SEHA ......read more

    Aster MIMS Hospital, Calicut Performs India's Second and South India's first 4-way Kidney Swap Transplant

    • While providing a new lease of life to 4 patients and their families, the procedure also provides a solution to a critical problem of shortage of compatible kidneys that can be used for patients suffering from kidney failures in India. • According to recent reports, India’s annual requirement for kidney transplant could range between 1-2 lakh, with a mere 5000 occurring in reality.  As per Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) there are 1780 patients waiting for a kidney transplant in the State.    Dubai, UAE 29 July 2020: In a novel procedure that ......read more

    The Two Big Questions Being Asked by Mena Investors

    Dubai, 29 June 2020: As the global economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is advising MENA based investors to be optimistic, but also cautious, in the second half of the year.   Investment experts at Aberdeen Standard Investments, who have been supporting their clients through the COVID pandemic, say the most common question is - what is their latest economic thinking and outlook for the recovery and what is their outlook for the major asset classes?   Investors also want expert opinion on what permanent changes they can ......read more

    Agthia Group Announces H1 2020 Financial Results

     Group net revenues record 2.6% y-on-y growth   • Agthia continues to sustain market leadership across core categories • Flour business outperforms on higher domestic volume, export sales and wheat trading • Positive top-line momentum in food segment, 5-gallon HOD business and Kuwait operations   Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 29, 2020 - Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, today announced H1 2020 financial results for the period ending 30 June 2020. The Group posted AED 42 million in net profit, as well as ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Reviews Implementation of Salt Reduction Strategic Plan

    Sharjah, July 29, 2020:  The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently discussed the salt reduction strategic plan, which is intended to be launched and carried out in many bakeries in the emirate in order to reduce of salt percentage in bakery products according to the UAE’s approved health specifications. The initiative is being held in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, University of Sharjah, and Sharjah Municipality. This came during the virtual workshop ......read more

    Obesity is the Leading Cause of the Rise in Diabetes in Oman, Which is One of the Major Health Concerns in the Sultanate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:   Diabetes is no longer a disease of predominantly rich nations. It is one of the serious and most rapidly growing diseases. The prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing everywhere, most markedly in the world’s middle-income countries. The Sultanate of Oman has also been witnessing a rise in diabetes over the past decade, across a wide age group among men and women.  People who are overweight or obese, are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if they have excess weight around the abdomen. ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Leads on Public Safety Through Repeated Covid-19 Testing of All Tourism Staff

    Public and private sectors partner to guarantee safety in UAE capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: In line with the Go Safe Certification Programme spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and endorsed by the government of Abu Dhabi, regular COVID-19 testing for all tourism sector staff has been made mandatory. The effort is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s extensive and ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of its residents and visitors and follows the recent launch of the ‘Rediscover Abu Dhabi’ campaign ......read more

    Aster Volunteers' Free Medical Camp in Ras Al Khaimah Benefit 800+ People

    Ras Al Khaimah, UAE 28 July 2020:  Aster Volunteers in partnership with Aster Hospitals, Aster Clinic, Indian Association – Ras Al Khaimah and the Ministry of Health – Ras Al Khaimah has conducted a 2-day free medical camp and blood donation drive that has benefitted more than 800 people. With loss of employment and residents being unable to return to their home countries due to travel restrictions in different countries, many people have not been able to afford regular health checkups and visits to medical facilities. The medical camp, conducted by Aster Volunteers, ......read more

    Al Zahra Hospital Dubai Completes 4,000 Session of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatments

    • Al Zahra Hospital Dubai is the only Hospital in Dubai to have a Hyperbaric Oxygenation Chamber      Dubai, 27 July 2020 – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has completed over 4,000 sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatments in 3 years, making it the only private hospital in the UAE to achieve this number.   Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy also known as HBOT, which is the use of 100% oxygen under high pressure, has been gaining abundant popularity in recent years (FDA approved since seventies) for its many health benefits. It involves delivering oxygen ......read more

    CSR is Key to Covid-19 Response for Businesses in Dubai, Survey Finds

    • Businesses investing in CSR were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by Covid-19.   • 62% of companies reported a highly mature approach to employee involvement, while 70% of respondents prioritised health and safety.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2020:  Businesses in Dubai investing in corporate social responsibility were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible ......read more

    Aster Hospitals UAE Launch Cosmos, a Support Group for Covid – 19 Positive Patients

    •       A first of its kind initiative in UAE, through the support group Aster Hospitals aim to address not only the medical treatment needs of COVID – 19 patients but also support their mental, emotional and physical well-being.  •       Rehabilitation for COVID – 19 recovered patients due to long periods of isolation, mental trauma especially for those who required intensive or critical care, has been globally recognized as an emerging need     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 July, 2020: The ......read more

    SCCI Discusses Post-Covid-19 Economic Cooperation with Rwanda

    Sharjah, July 25, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has underlined the importance of the constructive cooperation with the diplomatic missions and their commercial attaches in the UAE to develop joint action plans and step up efforts of strengthening economic and investment cooperation between the UAE in general and the Emirate of Sharjah in particular and the private sector in these countries. This was stated during a recent virtual meeting between His Excellency Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, and His Excellency Emmanuel Hategeka, Ambassador of ......read more

    How to Take Your Career to the Next Level with CompTIA Network+ Certification? Getting Help from Practice Tests along the Way

    As an IT specialist, you understand that your career path may not be the same as the one of the others out there. Over the past years, you’ve been working hard to build your knowledge and skills and different Certbolt.com . Now, you feel like you’re ready to take the next step and finally choose a specialization and take on more significant responsibilities and tasks. The IT profession is quite different since there are a lot of different pathways to choose from. One of them is specializing in IT infrastructure. If you’re looking to go down this path, your best bet is to get ......read more

    Euronews Speaks to CEO of Abu Dhabi-based Company Developing COVID-19 Vaccine

    The exclusive interview with Ashish Koshy is now available to watch on Euronews’ Inspire Middle East channel   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd July 2020:  Europe’s number one leading news channel, Euronews, sat down with Ashish Koshy, the CEO of Group 42, an Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company that is currently involved in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The interview comes as health authorities of Abu Dhabi and Beijing announce the start of the world’s first phase three clinical trial of a vaccine to treat the novel ......read more

    Six Effective Ways to Protect Your Eyes During Summer

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020:  Whilst sun exposure is an excellent source of vitamin D, not taking the necessary protective measures during the summer can have damaging effects on the eyes.  Spending a lot of time under direct sun light and heat may accelerate the aging process of the eyes and lead to conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.    With temperatures reaching as high as 48°C in the UAE, our eyes are at risk of developing corneal burns, also known as photokeratitis. Therefore, it is extremely important to take the necessary ......read more

    Tips to Stay Safe from COVID-19 by Dr. Ayesha Khalid from Burjeel Medical Centre Al Zeina

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 20, 2020:  As the movement restrictions across the UAE have been lifted, it is but natural that people are stepping out for work and other day-to-day essentials as individuals and families. Although it is considered safe to move around, it is important that people follow the recommended safety guidelines and precautions when socializing.     According to Dr. Ayesha Khalid, Consultant - Family Medicine at Burjeel Medical Centre Al Zeina, it is important that we protect ourselves and everyone around us. To be able to do that, one must ......read more

    Boost Your Immune System with the Blood Type Diet

    Feel energetic, productive and achieve weight loss faster   20th July 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  A strong immune system helps a person stay healthy by fighting off bacteria and viruses, and in the current situation building one’s immunity is perhaps our best bet against the potentially deadly COVID 19. “We all know eating a healthy and balanced diet plays a significant role in achieving a healthy body and a strong immune response. People follow all sorts of diets and many never achieved the desired results, simply because one-size doesn’t fit all as each ......read more

    Medcare Launches At Home Medical Care to Service Communities Compassionately

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2020:   Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the premium private healthcare provider, is proud to announce the launch of a full suite of At Home Care Medical Services which aim to provide comfort and peace of mind to communities by putting the safety of patients at the forefront of everything Medcare does and is another innovative step Medcare is taking to ensure it is offering the best in quality and convenient healthcare options.  Medcare’s At Home care services offer many patients a level of privacy that may not be achieved ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Provides Teledentistry Services

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2020: The Dental Services Department at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is proud to provide teledentistry services in addition to their comprehensive oral and dental care procedures.  This service helps provide continued dental services to the public during COVID-19. Dr. Hamda Al Mesmar, Director of the Dental Services Department at Dubai Health Authority said that advancements in communication technology has had a profound impact on healthcare practices globally. Teledentistry offers the opportunity for improving delivery and accessibility of ......read more

    SCCI Gears up to Launch “Sharjah Shopping Promotions 2020”

    Sharjah, July 18, 2020:  In Sharjah, everything in is all set for receiving the exceptional season "Sharjah Shopping Promotions 2020", which is held under the theme "Smile, You Are in Sharjah". With exciting offers and discounts of up to 75%, the shopping event will begin on July 22 and lasts for August 21. In the same vein, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has announced the completion of all preparations for the event, while a host of shopping malls and retail stores has confirmed their participation through exclusive offers and discounts. ......read more

    Health Promotion Department introduces global standards for Healthy Schools Program'

    Sharjah, July 18, 2020:  With a new school year approaching, the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) in Sharjah has launched an action plan to update the Healthy Schools Program standards in line with the precautionary measures and health requirements adopted by the UAE’s competent authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO).  The move aims to ensure the highest levels of health and safety of all the components of the educational process, including students and academic and administrative staff. This was stated ......read more

    Pharmaceutical Teams at "SEHA" Facilities Play a Prominent Role on the Frontlines to Combat COVID-19

    Abu Dhabi,14 July 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company’s (SEHA) pharmaceutical teams are playing a prominent role in combatting COVID-19 on the frontlines. Pharmaceutical teams have joined the medical, nursing, and administrative staff in the nation’s fight against the virus, making it their national duty. Clinical pharmacists in particular are on the frontlines, supporting COVID-19 patients every day. These teams are part of SEHA’s Allied Health arm – responsible for medical prevention, diagnostic treatment programs for a range of conditions and illnesses, in ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Uses Artificial Intelligence to Sterilize Its Health Facilities.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun to sterilize its hospitals and health centres by using smart robots. The move is in line with precautionary measures to enhance the safety of all staff members and patients across DHA health facilities.   The sterilization process coincides with the return of all diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients. Using smart technology makes the sterilization process thorough, efficient and less time-consuming.    Kholoud Abdullah Al Ali, Abdulla Al Ali, project manager and leader of ......read more

    Thumbay Labs Launches Most Affordable COVID-19 Antibody Test in UAE

          Get COVID-19 Antibody Test for just AED 200 at Thumbay Labs in Dubai     • COVID-19 Antibody testing augments UAE’s coronavirus-testing facilities and will help in easier implementation of the vaccine program, once vaccine is developed   • The test can be availed onsite or in comfort of home and offers the peace of mind   • Thumbay Labs can conduct 4000 COVID-19 Antibody tests per day   Dubai, UAE, 14th July, 2020: Thumbay Labs - the UAE’s foremost private diagnostic referral laboratory ......read more

    Shield the Eyes to Avoid Possibly Exposure to Covid 19, Says Eye Specialist

    Doctor provides tips on Eye protection during this pandemic   13th July 2020, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  While facial masks and hand sanitizers are mandatory as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the potentially deadly COVID 19, we shouldn’t be neglecting the eyes as the contagious virus may be transmitted through aerosols to your eye. Studies published in the journal of medical virology found that 1 out of 30 COVID positive patients had eye involvement in China whereas a CNN report suggested that ‘Pink Eye’ may be an early symptom of COVID 19 especially ......read more

    MEDCARE: Meet Dr Jamil Al Jamali, Consultant Plastic Surgery and expert in Aesthetic Dermatology

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 13, 2020:   Please meet Dr. Jamil Al Jamali,  a consultant plastic surgery at Medcare who is an expert at a number of advanced reconstructive procedures, such as microsurgery free flaps, head and neck cancer microsurgery, breast reconstructions including DIEP flaps, skin cancer surgeries for sarcomas and melanomas, peripheral nerve surgeries, facial nerve palsy reanimation surgeries, facial wound repair, and burn scar surgeries.    Dr. Jamil Al Jamali has a particular expertise in performing surgeries of the hand, such as congenital ......read more

    67 Minutes Will Never Be Enough Empathy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 12, 2020:   Mandela Day 2020 will be a day more critically connecting than any we have had. It falls amid a locked down, fearful society who are spending their days dodging the threat of an invisible flu that holds a power well beyond the virus name would suggest. We are living through an economic crisis that leaves our businesses on the edge and our anxiety in constant flux, and there are more hungry mouths and unemployed families than we can reach.  It was Mandela that said that it is our compassion that “binds us together.” ......read more

    Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah successfully performs a first of its kind surgery on infant's rare congenital condition

    Congenital Thoracoschisis is a rare condition with only 15 cases reported in medical literature July 11, 2020- Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah has successfully performed a surgical procedure on a newborn suffering from a rare congenital condition called 'Congenital Thoracoschisis.' The successful operation is the Arab world's first ever surgery dealing with this critical condition, which is a congenital malformation characterized by herniation of the abdominal content through a defect detected in the thorax that developed during the fetal stage. According to the ......read more

    The Elipse Balloon Weight Loss Program from Allurion

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 July 2020:  Allurion Technologies, an established leader in the development of innovative, proven, and trusted weight loss experiences, developed the first gastric balloon to lose weight requiring no endoscopy or anesthesia to place or remove it. The balloon is swallowed with a capsule and filled with liquid in a 20 minutes procedure at the doctor's office. The Elipse balloon is designed to help patients always feel full, which helps them to eat less food without the feeling of hunger that accompanies most of the diets. This encourages them to ......read more

    Traveler Survey Reveals COVID-19 Concerns

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2020:    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released public opinion research showing the willingness to travel being tempered by concerns over the risks of catching COVID-19 during air travel. The industry’s re-start plans address passenger’s main concerns.   Concerns for Travel During COVID-19   Travelers are taking precautions to protect themselves from COVID-19 with 77% saying that they are washing their hands more frequently, 71% avoiding large meetings and 67% having worn a facemask in ......read more

    FDA Authorizes Marketing of IQOS as a Modified Risk Tobacco Product

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2020:  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today authorized the marketing of IQOS, Philip Morris International’s (PMI) electrically heated tobacco system, as a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP). In doing so, the agency found that an IQOS exposure modification order is appropriate to promote the public health. - Today’s decision demonstrates that IQOS is a fundamentally different tobacco product and a better choice for adults who would otherwise continue smoking - IQOS is the first and only electronic nicotine product to be ......read more

    Honeywell Announces Solutions to Help Improve Building Health and Reassure Occupants

    • Honeywell’s Healthy Buildings solutions help building owners comply with new hygiene and social distancing policies and enable business continuity • Honeywell’s #HealthyBuildings Score provides owners with real-time insights based on indoor air quality, safety, security, sanitation and compliance metrics • Honeywell solutions can be tailored to the unique needs of commercial buildings, airports, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors, supporting the region’s return to the new normal    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 7, 2020 ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Launches “Sohbati 2020” Program Remotely

    Sharjah, July 7, 2020:   The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) has recently launched the “Sohbati 2020” Program in collaboration with the University of Sharjah. This year’s edition is being held remotely through a number of training workshops by health education specialists. The program aims to spread health awareness among adolescents and to encourage them to adopt healthy lifestyles, as well as to qualify them to be ambassadors among their peers in various domains such as health and ......read more

    EY: 33% of MENA Consumers to Stay Frugal after COVID-19 Pandemic

    • 34% of MENA consumers’ behavior was to ‘save and stockpile’ at the start of the pandemic • 55% of MENA consumers expect normal shopping habits to return in a matter of days or weeks once pandemic is over • 58% of MENA consumers predict the way they shop will change over the next one to two years • COVID-19 pandemic accelerated changes to operating models in the retail sector     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 05, 2020:   According to the EY Future Consumer Index, 33% of consumers in the MENA region plan to stay ......read more

    Commodities: Gold Bulls Risk Delayed Gratification in Q3

    By Ole Hansen Head of Commodity Strategy Saxo Bank     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 02, 2020:   The Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on the global economy will become increasingly apparent during the third quarter. While the Q2 was mostly about putting out fires and preventing a total collapse of the global economy, the repair work now begins in earnest. Since April, the economic impact of months of lockdowns had been painted over by a massive rally in global stock markets. However, support from the Fed (wall of liquidity), TINA (there is no alternative) and ......read more

    Nahdi Medical Company Transforms its Financial Management with Infor

    Saudi-based pharmacy chain automates its treasury and payment systems, boosting efficiency and visibility as it plans regional expansion       July 2, 2020 – Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that Nahdi Medical Company, a Saudi Arabia-based pharmacy retail chain, has digitally transformed its financial management, payment systems, and financial planning with Infor Treasury Management.     This solution allows vast improvements to Nahdi Medical’s financial management and planning ......read more

    Alstom at Forefront of Hygiene & Safety Innovation for Transport & Mobility in a COVID-19 World

    July 02, 2020:  As lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, and people adjust to the new normal, many are asking what the new normal will be for public transport and mobility. Safety and hygiene are at the root of people’s concerns when it comes to travel and mobility in a COVID-19 world, with commuters seeking reassurance that their health and wellbeing will be a top priority.   Alstom, a global leader in rail transport and sustainable mobility, has been working to alleviate such concerns, making the most of the lockdown period by investing an extra €1 million ......read more

    Comprehensive Study of Refugee Children's Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Outcomes Yields Key Insights for Post-COVID-19 Return to School

    ● Study of more than 400 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon identified significant development and learning difficulties when children are above the regular age for their grade. ● NYU researchers drew insights into potential impacts as children around the world return to school following COVID-19.     Abu Dhabi, July 2, 2020:   Researchers at Global TIES for Children, an international research center based at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU New York, examined a variety of post-migration risks faced by Syrian refugee children enrolled in Lebanese public ......read more

    Post Pandemic Investment in Intelligent Automation, Digital, Data Analytics and Cloud Technologies to Increase, Reveals Protiviti Middle East Virtual Forum

    COVID-19 is a sense check and provides an opportunity for businesses to reimagine and start afresh on the journey of digital transformation     Dubai, UAE; July 01, 2020: Over 350 business leaders joined the virtual session on ‘Enterprise and Market Resilience during COVID-19’, hosted by Protiviti Member Firm for the MENA Region. The theme was on the digital response to COVID-19, deliberating upon how automation, technology, cloud and analytics can help organizations overcome the crisis and equip them better post COVID.   At the forum, Jonathan Wyatt, ......read more

    Entry Permitted to Abu Dhabi Emirate for Those Receiving a Negative Covid-19 Test Within 48 Hours

    Abu Dhabi 29th June 2020:  Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic, in collaboration with the Department of Health and Abu Dhabi Police, have announced that entry to Abu Dhabi emirate is permitted for all those who have received a negative Covid-19 test result within the previous 48 hours. Results must be shown via the Alhosn App, or a text message from any hospital, or screening centre in the UAE that is affiliated with the National Screening Programme. The movement of mail and all types of goods is exempted. The public must continue to ......read more

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