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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
     
    Hall of Wellness Awards – Powered by Spa Connectors

      ** New Awards Recognising Exceptional Individuals in the Global Spa, Beauty and Wellness Industry Launches 1st July **     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Spa Connectors, a global company offering business, training and recruitment solutions to the spa industry, specialising in 5-star hotels, resorts, stand-alone spas and wellness concepts is driving a movement to reward talent in the community on a global scale by launching The Hall of Wellness Awards 2020. Independently as a business, Spa Connectors are passionate about nurturing talent ......read more

    Maternity Care During COVID-19

    Dr. Desislava Markova, a Fetal Medicine Specialist from a prominent IVF clinic Abu Dhabi outlines handy tips for expectant mothers to have a smooth pregnancy during the pandemic  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 30, 2020:   Pregnancy is a special time for couples – full of excitement and happiness. However, given the current situation, and the increasing restrictions imposed on our lives as the world grapples with this pandemic, expectant mothers can feel anxious and nervous. To ensure pregnant women can sail through this period smoothly, Dr. Desislava Markova, ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Discusses the Best Possible Means to Support Young People and Engage Them in the Fight Against COVID-19

     Health Promotion Department organizes youth circle in cooperation with Federal Youth Authority     Sharjah, June 29, 2020:   The Health Promotion Department (HPD) at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA), has hosted a virtual youth circle titled “The role of youth in the fight against COVID-19” to discuss how electronic systems and social media can help combat the spread of Covid-19.   Held through video conference in collaboration with the Federal Youth Authority, the online event saw the participation of more ......read more

    Smash Summer Fitness Goals with 100 Workout Modes on the HONOR MagicWatch 2

    Intelligent wearable features exciting new activity modes for the health-conscious consumer   Dubai, UAE 30 June 2020 – Global leading technology brand, HONOR, has announced a range of exciting upgrades to the HONOR MagicWatch 2. The perfect companion for summer activity, the HONOR MagicWatch 2 is the next generation of HONOR smartwatches, with its exceptional innovations in design, battery and functionality.    100 Workout Modes to Discover on the HONOR MagicWatch 2  In addition to 15 pre-installed workout modes, HONOR is bolstering its fitness ......read more

    Updates to Transfer Pricing in Saudi Arabia

    By Omer Saleem, director and deputy CEO of Proven SA June 28, 2020:   The past months have shifted the business world dramatically, and central hubs of business have been leading the world through the strategic actions necessary to overcome these extreme situations. Remote work adoption is at an all-time high as a matter of necessity and with new guidelines, while business service providers began re-tailoring their services to fit changing business models. Saudi Arabia has led the response for COVID-19 emergency, and the Kingdom continues to update its policies in response to ......read more

    Boost Your Immunity, Maintain pH Levels Through a Balanced Diet

    Balancing the right pH in human body is essential to avoid risk for organ damage that can happen due to excess acidity or alkalinity Imbalanced pH levels could lead to respiratory issues due to too much or too little CO2 in our bodies Avoid processed food, excessive caffeine, sodas, etc, that can build acidity in our body, advises Dr Harkirat Wilkhoo at RAK Hospital Sunday 28th June, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  At a time when boosting our immunity is of paramount importance, UAE residents need to be more careful of their choice of food to maintain the right pH balance as ......read more

    Egg Freezing: All You Need to Know

    Dr. Melado, IVF expert at the world-renowned IVF Clinic UAE offers insights into the process Dubai, UAE, 28th June 2020: Increasing fertility awareness and the rising trend of delayed parenthood in women have helped spike the demand for egg freezing over the recent years. “From technologies used to success rates, learning the fundamentals before opting for this procedure is an essential key to achieving the desired results”, emphasized Dr. Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, IVI Fertility Clinic Middle East, which runs clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Muscat in ......read more

    Preparing for a New Post-pandemic Economic Era in Mena

    • Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.   By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)   June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.   However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure ......read more

    ALFAHIM Group Honors UAE's Healthcare and Civil Defense Force Offering Added Benefits and Personalized Services

     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020:   As noble UAE healthcare and civil defense professionals continue to safeguard the community while the country receives global recognition for its robust response to COVID-19, ALFAHIM Group demonstrates their commitment to the UAE by launching a group-wide campaign offering them personalized services and discounts in gratitude and appreciation of their extraordinary efforts.  In an interview with Mr. Ahmed Abdul Jalil Al Fahim – Chairman of ALFAHIM Group, he stated, “Giving back is embedded into our way of ......read more

    DHA Signs MoU with University of Sharjah

    Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Sharjah to promote cooperation in the field of medical education and research. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Dr. Humaid Mjol Al Nuaimi, Director General of University of Sharjah signed the MoU on Thursday at the DHA headquarters in Dubai.  The MoU aims to promote cooperation in medical training and enhance competencies of health personnel in medical, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and other health specialties. It also ......read more

    Frontline Warriors and Volunteers from two Al Warsan isolation facilities honoured for helping 1500 Covid-19 patients in Dubai

    • Aster DM Healthcare and Consulate General of India recognized the efforts of 100 medical professionals, volunteers and representatives of supporting govt. entities in the presence of officials from Dubai Health Authority (DHA). • The 750-bed facility, comprising of two buildings in the Hind Humanitarian City, can be considered as a model isolation facility that saw fast and effective implementation of triage, isolation, quarantine and treatment set-up following all the protocols set-up by DHA, aiding in the recovery of patients.     Dubai, UAE, 25 June, ......read more

    UAE Media: COVID-19 Prompts Industry for Rapid Digital Transformation

     78.6% of participants consider Financial Stability as the biggest challenge for media institutions in light of COVID-19 pandemic  Quarantine represents the greatest challenge for 92.3% of workers in media sector  Sulaiman AlHattlan: Survey aimed at keeping abreast of the rapid changes in the media landscape.  AlHattlan: Survey provides future insights that contribute to the development and sustainability of the media sector.  Recommendations:  Expediting an integrated digitization process is essential   Dubai, UAE 24 June ......read more

    Sinopharm CNBG and G42 Vaccine Clinical Trials Partnership

    H.E. Dr. Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 24 – June, 2020:  This partnership announcement will see Sinopharm, CNBG launch phase III clinical trials of Inactivated COVID-19 Vaccine in the United Arab Emirates, in partnership with G42.    This agreement comes during extraordinary times, with a significant global challenge to contend with, one of the greatest tests humanity has faced in the modern era. Earlier this year, a G20 virtual summit was hosted in Saudi Arabia, where President ......read more

    Moorfield's Eye Hospital Dubai Announces Limited Time Offer on Refractive Vison Correction Surgery

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 24, 2020:    Moorfield’s Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) reveals a limited time offer on refractive vision correction surgery* valid through June 15th - July 31st.  Refractive eye surgery is non-essential eye surgery used to improve the refractive state of the eye and decrease or eliminate dependency on glasses or contact lenses. If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, or presbyopia, refractive surgery could be a good method to correct or improve your vision.  MEHD ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development Outlines Requirements for Reopening Entertainment Halls in the Emirate

    • The Department seeks to ensure business continuity and maintain high standards of public health and safety     Ras Al Khaimah, June 23, 2020 – In a circular issued yesterday, Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development (RAKDED) has outlined a set of requirements and procedures for reopening entertainment halls in the Emirate, in line with the precautions set out to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).    The new procedures aim to ensure public health and safety in the Emirate, as well as business continuity, which serves to ......read more

    Screening and Testing Campaign in Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, Successfully Concludes, Having Fully Contained the Spread of Covid-19

    • Six-week campaign offers free medical assessments and screening for 570,000 people • Campaign delivered streamlined healthcare and support services to residents   Abu Dhabi, 23 June, 2020:  The Abu Dhabi Department of Health, in cooperation with relevant entities, has successfully concluded a six-week screening and testing campaign in the Musaffah area of Abu Dhabi, having fully contained the spread of Covid-19 among the area’s residents.  The campaign, which started on 9 May, provided streamlined healthcare and support services to residents as ......read more

    World's Renowned Robotic Surgeon Forge Partnership with INDEX and Talks About Men's Health and the Early Detection of Cancer

    Dubai-United Arab Emirates, June 23rd 2020:   INDEX Media, a member of INDEX Holding, hosted an exclusive live session with the world-renowned Dr. David Samadi, Urologic Oncology Expert and Robotic Surgeon, Director of Men’s Health and Urologic Oncology at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, New York, who has performed over 8,000 robotic prostate surgery and as a pioneer in this field, he revealed the latest updates on vital medical and health topics, including men’s health in the Middle East and the importance of increasing medical awareness and  regular health checks, ......read more

    73-Year-Old Indian Patient Travels to Abu Dhabi for Complex Colon Cancer Treatment

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s multidisciplinary team performs minimally invasive procedure to treat “high-risk” elderly patient from India before travel restrictions    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 23, 2020:  An increasing number of international patients are finding relief at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, as the leading tertiary care facility shows its capability to take on complex and critical cases in support of other hospitals around the world.  Dubai resident Samina Khanyari says she consulted some of the best doctors in India when her ......read more

    Al Zahra Hospital Dubai Becomes a COVID - Free Healthcare Facility, catering only to Non – Covid-19 Patients

    • Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has been certified as a COVID 19 Free Facility • The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued a certification of contentment for the transitioning of Al Zahra Hospital Dubai to a Non-COVID – 19 Facility    Dubai, 22 June 2020 - With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic to the UAE, both private and public healthcare sectors have worked tirelessly side by side to ensure the safety of the country’s nationals and residents. Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai has been at the forefront of this battle tending to and testing thousands of ......read more

    Covid-19 Leads UAE Businesses to Adopt Upgraded Green Building Solutions

    • Recent Dubai Chamber webinar highlighted best health and wellbeing practices implemented by UAE businesses as they return to 100% capacity      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2020:   The Covid-19 pandemic is leading more businesses in the UAE to adopt sustainable building solutions as they reopen and return to 100% capacity, according to business leaders who spoke on the topic at a recent Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry webinar.   The webinar, Ensuring Sustainable Health and Safety of Building Occupants during COVID-19, was ......read more

    Elderly Nigerian medical tourist regains complete mobility in both knees at RAK Hospital

    The 68-year-old was suffering from windswept deformity, a condition rarely found among adults The patient had flown in from his native country to UAE to undergo complicated total knee replacement surgeries in both knees    June 21st, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Tackling a rare case of knee-bone abnormality, RAK Hospital relieved Mr Issac, a 68-year-old Nigerian of excruciating pain and mobility issues that he had been facing for the past four years.  Despite several visits to doctors in his native country the patient couldn’t find permanent relief. ......read more

    Report Reveals the Six Fintech Innovations That Will Boost the ‘Financial Health' of Mena's Disadvantaged Groups

    Dubai, UAE; June 21, 2020:  A report endorsed by MetLife Foundation identifies the six types of innovation with the greatest potential to improve the financial wellbeing and inclusion of marginalised communities in MENA. The report by Village Capital, called ‘The State of Financial Health Startups,’ makes the case for regulators and investors to support the efforts of early stage firms in these six key areas. It also highlights twelve such startups that are applying technology to help financially excluded people and small businesses manage their income and expenses, ......read more

    Must-Have Products for Every Pet Parent

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2020:   Dr Martin Wyness of British Veterinary Centre in Abu Dhabi stresses the importance of handwashing and surface hygiene to reduce the risk of infection for both pets and humans. The appearance of Covid-19 makes effective disinfection even more important.  “Covid-19 will be an ongoing battle and, along with physical distancing between humans, enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures will be central to efforts to defeat this new virus.  To help avoid a second wave of the current crisis, humans must observe distancing rules ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Launches Scientific Survey to Assess Implications of Remote Working

    Sharjah, June 21, 2020:  The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah has recently launched the first scientific survey across the Emirate that aims to assess the effectiveness and efficacy of the remote work system and its impact on the social and health aspects of the employees, in light of the changes witnessed by the governmental institutions due to COVID-19 pandemic. Certified by the British Institute for Employment Studies (IES), the survey falls within the implementation phases of the “Wazen” program, the first health ......read more

    GOPIO Dubai, Northern Emirates Extends Support to ‘Yoga Day': Kamal Vachani

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2020:    Mr. Kamal Vachani, Chairman of Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) for Dubai and the Northern Emirates, on Thursday, extended full support for the International Day of Yoga, which will be celebrated across the World on June 21, 2020, to highlight the benefits of yoga in people’s daily routine. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s International Yoga Day will be observed at home virtually with the theme: ‘Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family.’ Mr. Vachani said, “GOPIO Dubai ......read more

    American Aesthetic Medical Center Has Something in Store for the Esthetical Figures of Fathers on This Father's Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2020:   Our fathers let us do very little for them in return for everything that they have given to us, which is our entire life, so to speak. But, American Aesthetic Medical Center can help you celebrate your father’s consolation and care given to us by them through our entire life. The clinic is offering skincare procedures, laser, fillers Botox and Laser Teeth whitening treatment at lucrative discounts and gift cards for anyone entering the clinic with their fathers on 21-June-2020.  Commenting on the spirit of the ......read more

    Experts Highlight need for Young Talent to Develop Skills for a Post-Covid-19 World

    • Dubai Chamber webinar examined key challenges faced by youth during the pandemic, as well as the most in-demand skills needed in a changing job market   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 18, 2020:    The Covid-19 pandemic has created a need for young talent to develop and enhance their skill sets as they prepare for a new job market in a post-Covid-19 world, according to experts who spoke on the topic during a recent webinar hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.   The webinar, entitled Unlock the Potential of Young Talent During and Post ......read more

    Dabur Ensures Safety with Hand Sanitizers and Personal Protection Kits as UAE Establishments Reopen

    • Dabur introduces sanitizers in packs of 5 and 25 liters for corporates • Able to provide customised ‘Special Personal Protection’ kits  • Dabur’s 84,000-square-meter factory in Ras Al Khaimah has capacity to supply 20,000 litres per day of sanitizers and hygiene producsts     Dubai, UAE: June 18, 2020: As UAE businesses and public sector gear up for a careful transition to normal working life, the general rule of thumb is to ensure hand hygiene to protect everyone from COVID-19. Foreseeing a significant need for hand sanitizers ......read more

    Medcare and Deliveroo Partner to Offer the convenience of medication delivery to pharmacy and patient network in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 17, 2020:  Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the premium private healthcare provider and Deliveroo have recently signed a service agreement to offer patients in Dubai the convenience of medication delivery to their homes. The agreement will allow Medcare to enable same day medication delivery from a wide network of pharmacies to patients who choose to have their medications delivered to them.  The ~ 1.2 million patients serviced by the Medcare network every year who are digitally connected are well placed to take advantage of the convenience ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Discusses Health and Safety Rules for Beachgoers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 17, 2020:   The sun, sand and the sea are hard to resist but while enjoying the gorgeous beaches in the UAE, it is important to bear in mind that COVID-19 is still around and we cannot drop our guard, just yet.   In fact, precautionary measures we have been taking should be considered the new normal every time we leave the house says Dr Badria Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at the DHA. “By now, we should be on track with basic prevention measures such as wearing a mask, maintaining social distance at all ......read more

    Dubai Chamber Webinar Examines Impact of Covid-19 on Commercial Leases in UAE

    • Led by Afridi & Angell, presentation covered a wide range of topics, including legal obligations and relief options for landlords and tenants, negotiating commercial leases and the shift to remote working.   • Kazim: Webinar provided clarity for business owners looking for information on existing laws and guidance on dealing with commercial lease contracts.   • Webinar attended by 288 participants from various sectors of business community.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 17, 2020:    Landlords, tenants and ......read more

    Beat the Pain of Ageing Joints! 10 Tips to a Healthier more Active You!

    Dubai, Unitewd Arab Emirates, 17 June 2020:  As we grow in age, it is expected for our body to lower some of its functions leading to increased risk of illness. As many people experience body pains, we want to take a look into the aging process of our bons & joints and what can we do to preserve them so we can have a long and active life. Dr. Samih Tarabichi, Internationally renowned Orthopedic Surgeon at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, has performed over 30,000 joint surgeries and gives us his expert advice on how to keep our joints in the best condition possible.  1 – ......read more

    Experts at MEHD Warn Residents of the Risk of Developing Cataracts

    June 17 2020 Dubai, UAE:  In line with Cataract Awareness Month (June 2020), Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai’s expert team of ophthalmologist warn MENA residents of the two major risk factors for cataracts: age and diabetes. Cataract, the leading cause of blindness in the world, affects roughly 25% of the population living in the MENA region. An ageing population combined with the high incidence of diabetes raises concerns and yields an environment with an elevated prevalence of cataracts across the MENA region. Cataract is generally a slow age-related process where the ......read more

    Evolving Customer Preferences Steer Changes in GCC Automotive Sector'

    COVID-19 movement restrictions drive e-commerce transactions, with increased preference for used cars a positive for aftermarket    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 16, 2020:  Movement restrictions and other health safety precautions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have intensified online and e-commerce purchases across the automotive and transport mobility sector across the GCC.   The overall customer journey has been transformed by lockdown measures and changes in attitude and behaviour as consumers avoid service centres, and providers adapt to ......read more

    DIAC Webinar Examines Impact of Covid-19 on Arbitration Landscape

    • Discussions focused on practical solutions that can applied to ensue efficiency of dispute resolution.   • Shahin: UAE Arbitration Law provides flexibility for adapting arbitration procedures to meet changing needs of businesses      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 16, 2020:    Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently organised a webinar examining the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the arbitration landscape and practical solutions for ensuring the efficiency ......read more

    SEHA Unveils UAE's First CT Scanning Technology to Diagnose Pneumonia Caused by COVID-19

    Al Ain Hospital has diagnosed close to 3,000 patients with pneumonia brought on by COVID-19 using the latest computerized tomography (CT) scan   Abu Dhabi, 16 June, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of the UAE’s first computerized tomography (CT) scan for diagnosing pneumonia caused by COVID-19. The specialized CT scanner is available in Al Ain Hospital, a SEHA healthcare facility, where 3,000 patients have benefited from the latest innovation. The 16-slice mobile CT scanner ......read more

    COVID-19 Will Permanently Change the Way Wealth Managers Deliver Advice and Serve Clients in the Middle East

    New report says global high net worth (HNW) wealth will decline by $3.1 trillion in 2020     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 15 2020: Covid-19 will fundamentally change the way the Wealth Management industry in the Middle East operates, according to a new report released by Oliver Wyman and Morgan Stanley.   The report, called Wealth Management: After the Storm, highlights how a ‘golden decade’ of growth for the Wealth Management industry has been drastically disrupted by Covid-19 and has introduced a new reality that will require flexible ......read more

    Dabur Highlights Herbal Remedies for Building Immunity

    Dubai, UAE; June 15, 2020:   The COVID-19 pandemic has now, more than ever, highlighted the importance of building a healthy immune system to fight infections. Dabur International has rolled out an online campaign providing expert tips to boost immunity naturally, while staying at home.  Scientific research has proven that the body’s natural immunity can be boosted through the consumption of herbal supplements which are abundantly found in Dabur’s Chyawanprash. In fact, AYUSH- an organization dedicated to the science of Ayurveda (Government of India), recently ......read more

    Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Announces Limited Time Offer on Laser Vison Correction

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020:   Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD) reveals a limited time offer on refractive vision correction, * valid until July 31st.  If you have a refractive error, such as near-sightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, or presbyopia, refractive vision correction could be a good method to correct or improve your vision.  MEHD’s limited time offer for refractive vision correction includes both Laser and Intraocular lenses procedures. This limited time offer covers six different types of laser ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Discusses Back-to-work Health and Safety Measures

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 15, 2020:   With employees returning to work, both employers and employees play a crucial role to protect themselves and each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19.    The Dubai Health Authority’s Public Health Department highlighted measures that employees should adhere to in order to protect themselves, their colleagues and their loved ones.   Dr Badria Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at DHA said, “Employees must adhere to the new normal standards and adapt quickly to ensure they ......read more

    World Security Becomes UAE's First Service Provider to Introduce Smart Helmet for Businesses to Detect COVID-19 Infection

    Hi-Tech headgear is capable of contactless thermal screening of crowds and AI-driven facial recognition for speedy tracking of infected people   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14th of June 2020: World Security, the innovative security solutions provider of DP World, UAE Region has unveiled a new Smart Helmet that is designed to make contactless detection of people potentially infected with COVID-19, and help ease the movement of traffic in areas where it operates, while ensuring the highest levels of safety and security. World Security is the first security services provider in ......read more

    24/7 Cold & Flu Clinic by RAK Hospital Screens Over 400 Patients Everyday

    Located outside the main hospital building, the Clinic helps ensure a safe, secure, and infection-free environment for OPD and ER departments June 14, 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  In line with the UAE’s aim to expand the scope of screenings, the 24/7 Cold and Flu Clinic by RAK hospital is conducting over 400 tests every day on average. Moreover, the hospital is conducting further screenings for corporates in Ras Al Khaimah as well as the government institutions. The 24/7 Cold and Flu Clinic was set up with the aim to help identify persons at the risk of the virus and ......read more

    Mediclinic Middle East Launches Robotic Programme at Mediclinic City Hospital

    Establishment of Mediclinic City Hospital’s robotic programme is consistent with Government’s innovation agenda and will further strengthen Mediclinic Middle East’s academic partnerships by providing new surgical training opportunities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 14, 2020:  Mediclinic Middle East announces that it has implemented Robotic Surgery at Mediclinic City Hospital using the da Vinci Xi HD 4 arm robotic system, one of the most sophisticated laparoscopic surgical technologies available.  This programme will complement and enhance its ......read more

    HPD Announces Preliminary Results of Its Study to Investigate Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes During COVID-19

    Sharjah, June 13, 2020:  The preliminary results of the scientific study conducted last April by the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs Sharjah in cooperation with the University of Sharjah have shown that 39% of smokers decreased their smoking during the COVID-19 pandemic and 29.4% reported that their weight increased during the lockdown, while 32% have increased their food intake. The study aims primarily to investigate the influence of COVID-19 lockdown on dietary behavior, lifestyle changes, and health practices. According to a web-based ......read more

    Blood Drives are Ongoing According to Highest Levels of Safety, says MoHAP

    Dubai, 13 June 2020:  In a statement on the World Blood Donor Day 2020 which takes place on 14 June, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, said that the blood donation campaigns are ongoing in accordance with the best standards approved by international bodies by achieving the highest levels of safety and accuracy in dealing with blood units in order to support the strategic stockpile of blood banks in the country. MoHAP added that all the preventive and precautionary measures have been adopted to fight COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of blood donation and its ......read more

    Pure Health Sets Up MENA Region's Largest Covid Lab in Abu Dhabi to Test 25,000 People Daily

    Abu Dhabi – June 11, 2020:  Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has increased its COVID-19 testing capacity at the specialized laboratory in Abu Dhabi’s Mafraq Hospital, making it the largest testing facility of its kind in the Middle East and Africa region. Equipped with the latest technology in molecular diagnostic apparatus as per international standards, the laboratory plays a key role in the nation’s fight against the spread of the pandemic.   Operating 24 hours on seven days a week and staffed with 120 experienced professionals, ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Airports Introduces First-of-its-kind Touchless Elevator Technology to Enable COVID-19-free Environment

    - The new technology has been installed in 53 elevators at Abu Dhabi International Airport - Introduction of new elevator technology a reflection of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of passengers, staff, and visitors - The touchless elevator control panel is designed and manufactured by Meta Touch, a company based at the UAE University Science and Innovation Park   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 June 2020:  In a world first, Abu Dhabi Airports has partnered with Meta Touch, a ground breaking UAE company, to deploy new touchless ......read more

    Right Health Honours Its Frontline Heroes Recovered From Covid-19

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:    Right Health, the UAE’s largest and fastest-growing value healthcare organization backed by Foundation Holdings, honoured its Covid-19 warriors who were tested positive while working frontline and recovered from the disease. The chain of clinics had 25 of its healthcare workers tested positive while working for the UAE’s largest Covid screening campaign covering the labour communities.  About 15 Covid-19 recovered employees including one doctor, four nurses and ten staff members from the front desk and other ......read more

    Global Peace Index: Global Peacefulness Falls With Sustained Rise in Civil Unrest in the Last Decade and is Set to Worsen as Economic Impact of COVID-19 Takes Hold

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 10, 2020:   Today marks the launch of the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index from the international think-tank the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP).    Key results   • Civil unrest has doubled since 2011 – 96 countries recorded a violent demonstration in 2019, as citizens protest against a range of issues, from economic hardship and police brutality to political instability. • Although peacefulness has deteriorated in the last decade, militarisation is improving overall, and 100 countries ......read more

    Deloitte Waives ‘Process Robots' Implementation Costs for COVID-19 Critical Processes in GCC Vital Sectors

    Healthcare among vital sectors to benefit from initiative   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 09, 2020:   In response to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as businesses prepare to go back to the “new normal”, Deloitte’s Business Process Solutions (BPS) is waiving implementation costs for its Robots as a Service (RaaS) offering to organizations in sectors designated by the UAE government as vital. This cost waiver is targeted to businesses and institutions in the vital sectors, as defined by the UAE government and specifically those with ......read more

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