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    EU Ambassador to Riyadh discovers the Future of Healthcare

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

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    9 Million Calls Answered by Saudi Health Hotline

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

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

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

    WHO Hails Readiness of Saudi Center for Crisis and Disaster Management

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    MoHAP Reports Significant Growth in Number of Licensed Healthcare Professionals

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

    Cleveland Clinic Dermatologist Shares Tips on Picking out the Best Sunscreen

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

    180 Kg Man Undergoes Surgery for Kidney Stone in Dubai Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

    Saudi Health Provides Mobile Dialysis for Pilgrims

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

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    AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals Raise Awareness at Khorfakkan Hospital

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

    MoHAP Holds Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health

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

    Saudi Health Enables ICU Patients to Attend Hajj by Overland Convoy

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

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

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

    Mobile Dental Clinics to serve Pilgrims outside Grand Mosque

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

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    What Everyone Should Know About Sun Poisoning Symptoms

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

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

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

    Zulal Wellness Resort Unveils New Serenity Beauty Retreat

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

    Hologram Doctor to Serve Pilgrims at Madinah Airport

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

    Dubai Health Authority Introduces Value-Based Healthcare for the Emirate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 June, 2022:  The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Health Insurance Corporation, which regulates the health insurance sector in Dubai, has launched the first-of-its-kind value-based healthcare model for the Emirate. The model known as EJADAH is a value-based model rather than volume-based healthcare. At the launch of the event, which was attended by all health providers, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, DHA’s Director-General H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi said in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, DHA is implementing policies and regulations to further accelerate the development of the health sector keeping patient centricity as priority and ensuring all ......read more

    Geltec Healthcare FZE Officially Rebrands as Bioventure Healthcare FZE to Reflect Strengthened Position in Supplements and Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing

    Region’s largest softgel capsules and tablets manufacturer to play key role in the UAE’s vision to become pharma hub and grow industrial sector  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 27 June 2022:  GlobalOne Healthcare Holding (GHH), Yas Holding’s Healthcare Division, announced the rebranding of its subsidiary Geltec Healthcare FZE as Bioventure Healthcare FZE, as part of its strategy to strengthen its business and drive growth in the pharmaceutical and supplement manufacturing industry.    A strategic partner of multi-national companies and a key exporter to the U.S., Bioventure Healthcare FZE plans to expand the production capacity of its manufacturing plant by introducing new products such as oral solid tablets, capsules and sachets lines by 2023. This will lead to an increase in the ......read more

    RAK Hospital brings the World's most Advanced NGS Technology for Ancestry Testing to UAE

    Ancestry testing can go back from 5 to 100 generations and more Home collection is available 24X7 from anywhere in UAE 27 June 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  In its endeavor to always bring the latest and the most advanced technologies to the UAE population, RAK Hospital has introduced the latest NGS Technology for Ancestry Testing. Considered the most advanced and detailed technology in the world, it provides an in-depth analysis of a person’s ancestors by locating them not only by country or continent but in a specific geographical location. Ancestry testing can go back from 5 to 100 generations and more. You can discover where your DNA is from, the migration paths of your ancestors with a simple saliva collection. The results will give you an unprecedented view of your lineage. Connecting you to your history, it will ......read more

    Arab Association of Urology Signs MOU with SAJA Pharmaceuticals to Educate Public on Urology

    Dubai - June 24, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) has announced a series of new initiatives, supported by Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals, to promote effective scientific and training programs to improve the practice of Urology in the region through its education platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU). The AAU and ASU also pledged to promote numerous public awareness programs for various preventable health issues faced by men and women.  The announcement was made during an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai where the Dr Yasser Farahat, Secretary-General of the Arab Association of Urology, and Dr. Mohammed Khalil, CEO of SAJA, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to mark the beginning of the strategic collaboration between the two organizations.  AAU and SAJA have collaborated in the past to ......read more

    Watch How a Saudi Virtual Hospital Operates Remotely on Stroke Patients

    70-year-old lady suffering from a major stroke comes back to life  Riyadh:  The Cardiology team at Seha Virtual Hospital SVH was able to undergo a remote operation to save the life of a patient in her seventies who was suffering from severe heart pain. The 70-year-old patient arrived at the emergency department of King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Tabuk (Northwest of Saudi Arabia) in early April, suffering from severe pain in her chest. After communicating with the specialists from the Cardiology team at Seha Virtual Hospital SVH located 1000 km away in the capital city of Riyadh, a decision was reached to operate on the atrial septal defect. The operation, supervised by SVH's consultants, was successful. The patient stayed for two days in the intensive care unit before being transferred to the regular ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre Releases the Latest Updates on the Occupational Safety and Health Electronic Application “AL ADAA”

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 22 June, 2022:  Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, has released an update on “AL ADAA”, an electronic application established with the aim of enhancing and unifying compliance with occupational safety and health requirements in both the private and government sector entities across Abu Dhabi.  Since its launch in 2016, the Centre registered 84% of targeted government entities in AL ADAA, and 57% of targeted private sector entities in 9 main sectors, including building & construction sector, transport sector, energy sector, culture and tourism sector, health sector, education sector, ......read more

    Saudi Announces Support for Global Pandemic Prevention Initiative under G20

    Health Minister declares support to combat tuberculosis  Riyadh:  Saudi Health Minister Eng. Fahd Al-Jalajel stressed the need to strengthen global health systems and enhance coordination through the "One Health" approach while ensuring sustainable funding to combat global health security threats. This came during his speech delivered virtually on Monday, June 20, to the meeting of G20 health ministers held in Jakarta. Al-Jalajel added that Saudi Arabia stresses the importance of continuing coordination and joint work between health ministers in the group, announcing his country's support for the working group for pandemic Preparedness Prevention and Response PPR. The Saudi minister indicated that the G20 could lead attempts to address gaps shown in the Global Report on Efforts to End Tuberculosis for ......read more

    WCM-Q Grand Rounds Explores the Impact of Literacy on Health

    Doha – June 21, 2022: The impact of literacy on the health and wellbeing of individuals and the public as a whole was discussed at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s Grand Rounds. Ms. Jamie Gray, associate librarian and director of the Distributed eLibrary at WCM-Q, explained what is understood by the term ‘health literacy’ and discussed how literacy in information and science can intersect with health literacy affecting personal health choices and therefore health and wellbeing. Ms. Gray also examined the influence of social determinants on information, science, and health literacy, and summarized a variety of strategies for enhancing domain literacies at the level of the individual and of the population, with a view to improving health outcomes. The presentation, titled Why Literacy Matters: How ......read more

    Breakthrough Brain Regeneration Treatment Program from Aviv Clinics Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2022 – A ground-breaking new treatment protocol to help restore brain function in post-stroke and traumatic brain injury patients was introduced to Dubai healthcare professionals this week. The announcement was made by Aviv Clinics Dubai, hosting a medical conference under the Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation program of the Dubai Health Authority.  Aviv Clinics provided fully documented evidence of the use of their proprietary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to improve the cognitive and physical performance of people suffering from stroke and traumatic brain injuries, regardless of the severity of their condition. Aviv’s new medical protocol improves neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt in response to an injury or disease, and reactivates ......read more

    4-Year-Old Saudi Hears for the First Time – Viral Video

    King Khalid Hospital in Najran succeeded in restoring his hearing  Wajdi Al-Nassi was born with hearing loss in both ears, his parents decided to admit him to King Khalid Hospital in Najran for a cochlear implant operation. The procedure, which took 6 hours, ended with total success, and a video of Wajdi's first moments of listening to voices on Sunday the 19th of June went viral. https://twitter.com/moh_naj_/status/1538205452923817985?cxt=HHwWgsC-0bXt5tgqAAAA

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    Mubadala Health Brings Two International NHS Brands Together under One Roof to Deliver Comprehensive Top-Quality Diabetes Care in Abu Dhabi

    • Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) and Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi enter a partnership agreement to deliver UAE-based ophthalmology services for diabetes and endocrinology patients   20 June 2022, Abu Dhabi – UAE: Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of the Mubadala Health network, has recently entered a partnership agreement with Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, to provide ophthalmology services for ICLDC patients in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, also a Mubadala Health Partner, is a result of a partnership with Moorfields London, a leader in ophthalmology services in the United Kingdom. In a move that brings two internationally renowned healthcare brands from the United Kingdom’s National Health Services (NHS) together to collaborate under one ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare to Open a 550-Bed Super-Specialty Hospital in Indian State Kerala's Capital City – Trivandrum

    Aster currently provides employment to 8290+ professionals in Kerala including doctors and nurses. With the new hospital in Trivandrum expected to add 2000 jobs, Aster would be providing employment to over 10,000 professionals in the State. • This would be Aster’s 7th Hospital in Kerala and 16th Hospital in India. The 550 bedded hospital will have several centres of excellence fulfilling the needs of a super-specialty hospital in the region.  • Total investment of Rs. 500 crores estimated for the entire project.    Dubai, June 17, 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest private healthcare service providers in GCC and India, announced the launch of its latest integrated advanced healthcare facility at Trivandrum in Kerala. The hospital will be a 550-bed unit and will enclose 5.76 lakh sq. ......read more

    Serious Heatstroke Occurs 3.5 Times more Frequently in Overweight and Obese Individuals, Says Expert

    Heat Stroke is a medical emergency that can lead to fatal consequences, knowing first aid and prevention strategies can help prevent the severity Untreated, heatstroke can lead to organ failure, a coma or death   17 June 2021 - Dubai, UAE: Heat Stroke is the most serious type of heat-related illness caused by prolonged exposure to strong heat usually combined with dehydration leading to the failure of the body’s heat control mechanism. During a heat stroke, the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. It is considered a medical emergency and can impact any person of any age or gender. However, factors such as renal disease, hypertension, exertion in hot weather, sudden exposure to hot weather, lack of air conditioning, certain medications and health ......read more

    Saudi Doctor Gives light to Syrian New-born

    successful intervention at Jeddah Hospital to remove cataracts from 1-month-old  Riyadh:  East Jeddah's hospital ophthalmology department succeeded in removing cataracts and congenital fibrosis from the eyes of a one-month-old baby. The Syrian-born was admitted to the hospital after his mother noticed, two weeks after his birth, the presence of white blots on his eyes with an inability to track faces. She immediately went to East Jeddah hospital to be examined by local physicians. After performing the necessary tests and x-rays, the doctors diagnosed the case as a loss of vision due to the presence of white opacities and lesions in the lens of the eye. A decision was taken to immediately perform surgery under general anesthesia to remove the opacities and part of the vitreous body. The operation, which lasted 3 ......read more

    International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress Set to Take Place in Abu Dhabi this October

    • Brought by Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, the congress is set to drive conversations and collaborations to promote physical activity and public health • Early bird registration now open • Call for abstracts extended to 19th June 2022     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 16 June, 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, has announced that the 9th edition of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH) will be taking place in Abu Dhabi from the 23rd to the 26th of October 2022 under the theme “Making Every Move Count”.    The ISPAH Congress is the ......read more

    Wellx Partners with Fit on Click to Supercharge Corporate Wellness in the Region

    • Wellx has joined hands with Fit on Click to transform the corporate wellness space by offering hyper-personalized health insurance plans for organizations and individuals • This partnership will reward and incentivize positive behavioral change at the individual as well as corporate level through bespoke corporate wellness programs curated to reduce health insurance premiums     JUNE 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Wellx, the region’s first wellness insurance platform, and Fit On Click, a corporate wellness and sports service provider of UAE leading its way since 2015 have partnered to bring a new dimension to corporate wellness & insurance. By embedding wellness into existing corporate insurance plans, Wellx and Fit On Click will make employees healthier, and reduce healthcare ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) Launches the IFHAS Program allowing "Thiqa" Card Holders to Benefit from a Full Medical Examination

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate - 15 June, 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the government entity accelerating the UAE’s mission towards a healthy and safe society by bolstering public health initiatives, announced the launch of IFHAS; a new program aimed at the early detection of chronic diseases through comprehensive periodic examinations. With chronic diseases a global and local challenge and a leading cause of death, this distinguished health program will see “Thiqa” card holders above 18 years of age benefit from comprehensive medical examinations, helping them to potentially avoid the risk of a number of chronic and non-communicable diseases. This program is in line with global experts and specialists’ recommendations, stressing the importance of adopting appropriate prevention measures, ......read more

    Zulal Wellness Resort Celebrates Global Wellness Day with the Local Community

    The Wellness Day evening was joined by Msheireb Properties, Saudi Influencer Hassan Ghoneim to promote wellness and inner peace  Doha, Qatar – 15 June 2022: On Saturday June 11, Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, and Msheireb Properties celebrated Global Wellness Day, a day dedicated to living well and finding inner peace to build a healthier and happier community.  First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of living well. With the slogan, “One day can change your life,” this occasion presents an opportunity for reflection and motivation for better health and wellness practices. Observed in more than 170 countries in thousands of locations, this one day celebration also highlights the value of prevention in physical and mental ......read more

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    July 04, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the approval of the emergency registration of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine. The decision was made following the completion of clinical trials and a strict assessment conducted to approve the local emergency use of the vaccine, as well as the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The move clearly reflects the UAE's strategy that puts the health and safety of people at the forefront of its priorities and the tireless efforts being made to counter the pandemic. An effective response to the ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Comprehensive Hematology and Oncology Center

    • SKMC’s Hematology & Oncology department will integrate with SSMC, leveraging Mayo Clinic’s talent and expertise  • The service line integration will strengthen SEHA’s distinctive Group Practice Model, ensuring a collaborative approach to medical care   Abu Dhabi, July 01, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, further strengthens its Group Practice Model by integrating adult hematology and oncology services from Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), a flagship tertiary hospital in ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, 30, June 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of a new COVID-19 drive-through services center in Al Manhal area in Abu Dhabi.  The new center is composed of 4 tracks; 1 for vaccination and 3 for nose swab with a capacity of 100 vaccinations and 600 nose swabs and laser tests per day. The center welcomes clients from Saturday to Thursday from 8 AM to 8 PM and on Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM. The new center was built utilizing shipping containers, similar to the center recently opened in Al ......read more

    The Importance of Daily Nasal Hygiene

    UAE, Dubai, June 30, 2021 - The UAE’s hot weather is upon us and the humidity isn’t easy on anybody. But for people with sinusitis and other sinus issues, the constantly changing weather can make life absolutely miserable. The unpredictability can certainly be rough, but the heat and humidity can truly harm your sinuses, which is where daily nasal hygiene takes the priority.  Nasal hygiene, just like personal hygiene, sleep hygiene, and dental hygiene, is an important part of your daily wellness routine. We’re not talking about flushing your nose with a neti pot. ......read more

    SEHA Wins the 7th International Best Practice Competition

    Abu Dhabi, 29 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has won the 7th International Best Practice Competition for their COVID-19 Drive-Through Screening Centers project, managed by Ambulatory Health Services (AHS), part of the SEHA network. The competition, organized by Business Performance Improvement Resource (BPIR) and the Centre for Organizational Excellence Research, and held in partnership with the Abu Dhabi International Center for Organizational Excellence, Abu Dhabi Chamber, and the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, ......read more

    SEHA Helps Two Lymphedema Patients in Al Ain Regain Full Mobility

    The network’s Group Practice Model made it possible for both patients to receive seamless, expert healthcare services across two different facilities Abu Dhabi, 27 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated two patients diagnosed with Lymphedema. Lymphedema is the swelling that generally occurs in the arms or legs caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment.  In these instances, a blockage occurs in the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. The ......read more

    MoHAP, EHS Launch International Telemedicine Service Under Visiting Consultants Program

    June 24, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and the Emirates Health Services (EHS) have launched the International Telemedicine Service, which falls within both entities’ plans to develop Visiting Consultants Program and help patients and doctors get remote 2nd opinion consultations in critical conditions. The launch of the service came during the MoHAP’s and EHS’s participation at the Arab Health 2021 which takes place in Dubai from 21 - 24 June. UAE citizens can avail of the new service, when visiting their attending physicians at any of the 16 ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Introduces Online Health Facility Inspections

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 June 2021: In order to create an adaptive environment and to accelerate the pace of adopting digital technology, the Dubai Health Authority’s Health Regulation Sector has introduced online inspections for health facilities. While in-person inspections will continue, the sector will adopt the digital method for areas where online inspections are possible. Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of Health Regulation Sector at the DHA said: “We adapted to changes during the pandemic and we saw an opportunity to enhance online inspections where possible. For ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to Study Implementation of Pioneering Ai Preventive Healthcare Technology

    June 23, 2021:  DHA has signed a MoU with Enpy, a Dubai-based Medical Technology company specialising in Artificial Intelligence and healthcare innovation having developed a patented first of its kind all-in-one solution for preventive healthcare monitoring at home. The solution consists of a patented non-invasive medical device measuring 6-vital signs including a 12-leads ECG that is connected with a smartphone/tablet application powered by Artificial Intelligence algorithms analysing health trends and potential symptoms to provide immediate relevant healthcare guidance to patients ......read more

    LG Showcases Medical Displays at Arab Health to Empower More Confident Diagnosis and Operations

    State-of-the-Art Displays Combine High Resolution Visuals, Functionality and Technology Smarts to Deliver All-Round Patient Care Dubai, June 23, 2021:  With the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s largest healthcare exhibition underway, LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its advanced medical display solutions to empower better patient care at Arab Health 2021. Under the show’s theme of ‘United by Business – Driving the Industry Forward’, attendees are exploring the latest technological innovations designed to improve the speed and accuracy ......read more

    Ministry of Health, Al Jalila Foundation Cooperate to Underpin Health Researches in the UAE

    • MoU to meet growing health needs of UAE people by providing proactive and effective health services  • Both sides will exchange expertise, training and health research findings • The agreement supports innovation programs in health and medical fields based on health research findings • The agreement goes in line with the UAE Centennial 2071     The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Al Jalila Foundation, a renowned healthcare organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical ......read more

    UAE First Country in the World to Obtain ISO Certification for Psychological Health and Safety at Work

    June 22, 2021:  Adding yet another feather to its glowing cap, the UAE has been recently recognized by the British Classification Foundation, Lloyd's Register (LR), as the world's first to obtain the ISO Certification for the management of psychological health and safety at work. This comes after the Emirates Health Services (EHS), represented by Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital, received the ISO 45003:2021 for psychological health and safety at work. This honor was conferred upon the EHS in recognition of its commitment to the implementation of the highest global benchmarks ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Cancer Program Receives CCPC Reaccreditation for Six Cancer Programs

    The SEHA-affiliated facility is the first in the UAE to obtain the JCI certification for the second time with 99.5 per cent compliance score Abu Dhabi - 21, June 2021:  Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is the first center in the country to become recertified with the Joint Commission International (JCI) Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) for 6 Oncology Programs, following its initial certification in 2017. The CCPC recognition is rewarded to facilities that are already JCI-approved and that provide ......read more

    DHA and its Strategic Partners to Highlight Experience of Combating COVID-19 at Arab Health 2021

    DHA will also display its latest services especially in the field of healthcare technology. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is participating in the 46th edition of the Arab Health Congress and Exhibition, which is the Middle East's largest healthcare trade show.  The congress is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre and the DHA will participate in this year's edition of the exhibition, along with a group of its strategic partners, namely: the Control and Control Center, Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine ......read more

    Managing Gastroenteritis in Children Prevention Tactics and Symptoms to Watch Out For

    Abu Dhabi - 21, June 2021:  Gastroenteritis (GE) is an infection that affects the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestine). It usually presents with diarrhea (sometimes may be bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Other symptoms related to dehydration can also occur, like loss of energy, decrease in the amount of urine, dry mucus membranes, sunken eyes, occasionally lowered levels of consciousness and other neurological signs. We should pay attention to GE in children especially in younger ages, as we expect the disease to manifest and cause ......read more

    Dubai Healthcare City To Weigh Into Arab Health 2021 With 'Research & Innovation' Focus

    Health & Wellness Destination To Leverage R&D Expertise To Drive Global Research Hub Goal Dubai, June 20, 2021: Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) – the emirate's pioneering health and wellness destination – is galvanizing key partners for a major drive focused on its research and development (R&D) capabilities at Arab Health 2021, the Middle East's leading healthcare exhibition which opens a four-day, in-person run at the Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow (June 21). Adopting the theme 'Research & Innovation' DHCC will highlight the ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Saves an Elderly Patient from Permanent Paralysis after Experiencing an Acute Stroke

    Al Ain,17 June 2021:  The medical team in the Interventional Radiology Department at Tawam Hospital, a facility affiliated with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated a 75-year-old national patient. She was brought to the hospital's Emergency Department with symptoms of an acute stroke resulting in the loss of her ability to speak or move her right limb. Upon arrival, the patient immediately underwent the necessary diagnostic radiological examinations, which identified the blockage of a large artery supplying the ......read more

    Mubadala Health Acquires a Controlling Stake in UEMedical

    (Includes Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children, HealthPlus, and Moorfields in Abu Dhabi)   Expands network with leading facilities focusing on women’s health, family medicine, neonatology, pediatrics and fertility to address patients’ healthcare needs through all life stages.      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 17, June 2021:   Mubadala Health, the integrated healthcare network of Mubadala Investment Company, today announced the acquisition of a 60% stake in United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) from Jadwa Investment ......read more

    DHA signs MoU with Enpy to enhance the use of Smart Healthcare Technologies

    • DHA plans to implement the use of AI-powered technology for remote-patient monitoring. • DHA keen to further strengthen the use of  healthcare technology to empower patients, enhance patient convenience and care.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 16, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a MoU with Enpy, a Dubai-based firm to explore the use of AI-powered device for remote-patient monitoring.    Enpy is a start-up UAE company, based in Dubai, specializing in Medical Artificial Intelligence. It has designed the non-invasive ......read more

    MoHAP Continues to provide Inspection of Private Medical and Pharmaceutical Facilities Services

    June 16, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) continues to provide oversight and inspection services on private medical and pharmaceutical facilities and medical advertisements to ensure that they are abiding by the ministry's standards. The services are being carried out in a flexible manner to enhance the self-censorship of these facilities on the grounds of the public-private partnership which is a key pillar for the country's health sector. This comes as part of MoHAP's strategy to provide a vital legislative framework and, governance, and distinctive ......read more

    SEHA Advances Medical Education, Training, and Development With UAE's First ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residency Program

    • Program prioritizes applied learning to help graduates accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence and develop skills necessary for direct patient care • Eight pharmacists from SEHA-affiliated Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Tawam Hospital have been selected to join the first cohort of the residency program   Abu Dhabi, 14 June, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, is bridging the gap between university medical qualification and clinical professional practices with its ......read more

    Ariel PODS Launches Mind, Pody & Soul at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai

    • A completely free holistic wellbeing experience  • With three activity zones including yoga, art and sustainable fashion classes – it’s not to be missed   Dubai, UAE, 14th  June 2021:  Ariel Middle East – one of the world’s most recognisable laundry brands – is collaborating with the city’s leading wellbeing and creative partners to host Mind, Pody & Soul, a free of charge holistic experience starting from Wednesday 16th June 2021 to Saturday 19th June 2021 at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.    The ......read more

    Hamdan Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Inaugurates Largest Fitness Centre in Abu Dhabi

    UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Mubadala Investment Centre collaborate to promote fitness and healthy lifestyle choices and take jiu-jitsu to the ‘next level’  New two-storey facility in Al Bahia features top-level jiu-jitsu training, latest cardiovascular and resistance training equipment and specialised classes including yoga and Zumba Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 14, 2021:  HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has officially inaugurated the largest sports facility in Abu Dhabi, a collaboration between the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Mubadala ......read more

    National Ambulance provides Emergency Medical Services at Abu Dhabi Airports

    • With 70 highly trained medical staff members available on-site to support      Abu Dhabi, 14 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi Airports has signed an agreement with National Ambulance (NA), where NA will provide and manage emergency medical services across all their airports. The services commenced earlier this month at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport and Al Ain International Airport. As part of the agreement, 70 highly trained medical and support staff are currently present on site to support the airports and their customers in the ......read more

    International Medical Center Announces the Project Kick-off of its Unified Electronic Medical Record System, InterSystems TrakCare

    InterSystems TrakCare will enable the leading Jeddah hospital to achieve its clinical, financial, and digitization goals. Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2021:  The International Medical Center (IMC), a leading multi-disciplinary hospital and the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in Saudi Arabia, has announced the project kick-off of its unified electronic medical record system, InterSystems TrakCare® across its facilities in Jeddah. TrakCare will be implemented in IMC Hospital, Petro Rabigh Clinic, The First Clinic, Tadawi Center, and First Scan. The Electronic Medical Record ......read more

    First Aid - Wounds and Burns Workshop Hosted by Flamigel®

    June 13, 2021:  Flamigel® in collaboration with Safe Hands UAE, the First Aid training center hosted a specialised first aid – ‘Wounds and Burns Workshop’ yesterday, educating the attendees on how to administer the required first aid and treat the domestic burns and wounds efficiently at home. Flamigel being one of the elements which are important to have in a first aid kit. Flamigel is a hydrocolloid gel clinically proven to contribute to 40% faster wound healing and prevention of scar formation. It can be used on a whole range of ailments, including sun burn, ......read more

    SEHA Prioritizes Women's Health With Revamped State-of-the-art Clinics

    • Corniche Hospital, part of the SEHA network, upgrades multiple centers with best-in-class equipment and technology to improve the patient experience • In 2020, the frozen IVF cycles success rate at Corniche Hospital was almost double the international standards, with 49% success rates for women above 35 years of age     Abu Dhabi, June 10, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, continues to prioritize women’s health, with Corniche Hospital, part of the SEHA network, recently upgrading its ......read more

    Dubai Holding and Dubai Health Authority successfully conclude ‘The Perfect Gift is Saving Lives' blood donation campaign

    • 770 units of blood collected for the Dubai Blood Donation Centre in second joint blood donation drive  • State-of-the-art blood donation bus operated across 16 of Dubai Holding’s communities and retail destinations from 1 April to 3 June 2021 • More than 900 donors participated representing over 71 nationalities  • Dubai Holding employees volunteered 160 hours onsite to support Dubai Health Authority teams   UAE, Dubai, 9 June 2021:  Dubai Holding – a diversified global investment company with operations in 13 countries ......read more

    A Major Kidney Operation without Much of a Scar – A Patient's Success Story at Tawam Hospital

     09 June 2021:  As part of the extensive array of services and procedures provided by the Urology Department at Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the medical team at the hospital was successful in preserving a 30-year-old woman’s kidney.  Upon visiting Tawam Hospital and after thorough medical assessments, the patient was diagnosed with uretero-pelvic junction obstruction. This is caused by a narrowing of the ureter, leading to urine drainage to the bladder and enlargement of the kidney.   Patients who suffer from such ......read more

    SEHA Announces Extended Operating Hours for the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Centers

    Abu Dhabi, 08 June, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” announced extended operating hours for the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Centers. The centers are located in Mina Zayed and Mafraq Hospital in Abu Dhabi and in Al Ain Convention Center in al Ain, will operate daily from 8 AM to 10 PM. The COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center in Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi and the Purple Zone in Al Ain Convention Center provide screening, assessment, and follow-up services for contacts and travelers, meanwhile all services for COVID-19 positive patients are available in the ......read more

    Increase in Cardiovascular Disease Among Premenopausal Women in the UAE

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi expert says many young women unaware of risk factors   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 7, 2021:  The risk of cardiovascular disease in women, once considered a problem common among those after menopause (45-55), is on the rise in younger patients largely because of their unhealthy lifestyle choices, says a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health.    According to the Department of Health, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Abu Dhabi among men and women. The main risk ......read more

    DHA Opens Registration for Dubai Residency Training Program

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 6, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has opened up registrations for the Dubai Residency Training Program (DRTP) that offers 16 accredited training programs across various medical specialties.  The robust and comprehensive program ensures Emiratis and residents in the country have an opportunity to specialize in key medical fields.  Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharief, Director of the Medical Education and Research Department at the Dubai Health Authority highlighted that the program aims to strengthen and foster medical education within ......read more

    MoHAP Provides Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine to 12-15 Age Group, Announces Availability of Sinopharm Booster Shot

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has further expanded its COVID-19 vaccination campaign by opening up booking slots for 12 to 15-year-olds for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine through the ministry website or Covid-19 App. June 01, 2021:  The ministry also noted that those who took the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine at least six months ago are now eligible to receive booster shots. This came days after MoHAP has approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children within that age group, following the completion of clinical trials and a strict ......read more

    Shurooq Unveils Two New Family-friendly Beach Development Projects Valued Aed197m in Khorfakkan and Sharjah City

    Al Luluyah in Khorfakkan and Al Hira in Sharjah city combine the best of fitness and adventure to offer unrivalled beach experiences for residents, tourists, and holidaymakers Sharjah, May 31, 2021:  The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the launch of two new beach development projects, worth a total of AED 197 million, complete with world-class public amenities to develop the emirate’s retail, tourism and hospitality infrastructure and enhance Sharjah’s appeal as an ideal leisure and adventure destination for residents and ......read more

    SEHA Helps 4,300+ People Quit Smoking Through Its Smoking Cessation Program

    Abu Dhabi, 31May, 2021:  In line with World No Tobacco Day, observed annually on May 31, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, reiterates its commitment to supporting smokers quit the habit through a specially designed program, which is available at six facilities across the network. SEHA’s smoking cessation initiative is available at Baniyas Healthcare Center, Al Bateen Healthcare Center, Madinat Khalifa Healthcare Center, Al Muwaiji Healthcare Center, Oud Al Tawbah Diagnostic and Screening Center, and Al Jahili Healthcare ......read more

    SEHA Continues Administering All Doses of Pfizer-Biontech and Sinopharm CNBG Covid-19 Vaccines

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - May 31, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, today reiterated that members of the UAE community can still receive all doses of Sinopharm CNBG and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines throughout 60+ centers and facilities across the SEHA network.  Members of the community can receive dose 1 and dose 2 or the booster shot of the Sinopharm CNBG vaccine or dose 1 and dose 2 of Pfizer-BioNTech. ...read more

    Bayt.com & YouGov Survey: Marketing, Healthcare, and Military Emerged as Top 3 Industries Hiring Fresh Graduates in the UAE

    88% of fresh graduates are satisfied with the quality of higher education UAE, 30 May 2021: The 2021 Fresh Graduates in the Middle East and North Africa survey, conducted recently by Bayt.com, the Middle East's #1 job site, and YouGov, market research agency, has found that nearly 9 in 10 of UAE respondents (88%) appear to be satisfied with the quality of higher education they received, with 46% stating that they are very satisfied.  Interestingly, 75% of respondents say they’ve considered the job availability in the field they chose to major in prior to enrolment, ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Succesfully Treats 11-year-old Girl Diagnosed With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Abu Dhabi, May 27 2021:  Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), successfully treated an 11-year-old girl named Mayar who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood and bone marrow cancer.  Dr. Anwar Salam, Group Chief Medical Officer, SEHA, said: “As part of our commitment at SEHA to provide the community with world-class care, the oncology center at Tawam Hospital is led by an integrated multidisciplinary team of consultant doctors and qualified specialists, and the latest technologies to appropriately diagnose and ......read more

    Drive Through Covid-19 Test Centre Launched at Aster Cedars Hospital, Jebel Ali and Aster Clinic, Ajman

    With the ongoing pandemic, nose swab Coronavirus PCR test has been  the most accurate and reliable test for diagnosing Covid-19. To make the service easily accessible, Aster Cedars Hospital in Jebel Ali, Dubai and Aster Clinic, Ajman have launched drive through testing facilities. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes, to undergo the test without leaving the car. The facilities conduct around 200 tests per day; test results will be available in 24 hours. Dubai, UAE, 23 April, 2021: Aster Cedars Hospital, Jebel Ali and Aster Clinic, Ajman have launched a drive through PCR test ......read more

    Rising Levels of Myopia in Children - A “Pandemic Within a Pandemic”

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Launches Specialized Pediatric Myopia Clinic to Prevent Potentially Blinding Eye Complications           Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. May 23, 2021:  Experts from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Eye Institute have warned that increased time indoors looking at screens in 2020 has led to a steep rise in myopia among children, creating potentially blinding complications later in life.   Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is the most common eye condition worldwide. It occurs when the shape of the eye changes, ......read more

    SEHA Expands Availability of Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 Vaccine Across Its Network of Facilities and Centers

    Abu Dhabi,May 20, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, announces the availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in all SEHA Covid-19 drive-through services centers and vaccination centers across the country. The Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine continues to be available across the network’s facilities and centers.  SEHA stands united with the UAE’s healthcare authorities and partners across the industry to ensure the community have ......read more

    Over 100 Aster DM Healthcare Doctors from GCC to Provide Free Tele-Consultation Services to Covid-19 Patients & Caregivers in India

    Dubai, May 18, 2021: The healthcare ecosystem in India continues to battle enormous challenges, as the surge in Covid-19 infections plays havoc in the country. To help increasing number of patients who are struggling to get proper medical counsel, Aster DM Healthcare, the leading healthcare provider in the GCC group and an emerging player in India is extending its support to Covid -19 patients and caregivers in India by facilitating free medical advisory services through video tele-consultation.  Support would be offered through Aster Volunteers, the global CSR arm programme of Aster ......read more

    SEHA Demonstrates the Value of Integration and Collaboration With Group Practice Model

    SEHA-affiliated SKMC and SSMC facilities operating as cohesive unit to provide patients with cross-access to industry-leading network of specialists, medical equipment and technologies Abu Dhabi, 18 May 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, is facilitating a comprehensive, integrated and collaborative approach to medical care with its distinctive Group Practice Model. The model ensures patients across SEHA-affiliated Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) are able to benefit from ......read more

    SEHA Pioneers the Transfusion of Washed Platelets in Seha Care Facilities.

    With a first-of-its-kind procedure in SEHA care facilities. The network supplied washed platelets to resolve a patient’s very low platelet count who reacted with an anaphylactic shock to platelets transfusion   Abu Dhabi,16 May 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, provided washed platelets to a patient with very low platelets count who experienced an anaphylactic shock when transfused with platelets. An anaphylactic shock is a sudden and severe allergic reaction characterized by a marked drop in blood pressure, ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare announces Global Nursing Award worth US $ 250,000

    Launched on occasion of International Nurses Day, Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award with a massive winning amount  will  start accepting nominations via www.Asterguardians.com. Dubai, UAE, 10 May, 2021:  To recognize the phenomenal contribution of nurses to the healthcare delivery system across the world, Aster DM Healthcare has launched the Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award. This is all the more relevant in the current scenario as they continue to play a pivotal role in delivering care despite the challenges produced by the Covid-19 pandemic, taking care of patients ......read more

    DHA Announces Timings of Healthcare Facilities during the Eid Break

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA COVID-19 assessment and vaccination centres, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the Eid break.  Timing of DHA hospitals:  Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of all DHA hospitals will be functional round-the-clock.  In terms of specialist outpatient clinics, ......read more

    Returning to Normal Eating After Ramadan

    An expert at Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) offers tips on returning to normal eating after fasting       Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 MAY 2021:    According to Dr Farhana Bin Lootah, an internal medicine specialist at Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), it is important for everyone who fasts, especially for patients with diabetes, to reintroduce foods in a controlled and disciplined manner once Ramadan is over.   “Returning to a normal diet after ......read more

    New Red Cross and Land Rover Short Films Show the Future of Emergency Response Is Local

    • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Land Rover reveal mini-series of emergency response films • Four-part series, On the Ground: Humanitarians in Action, uses front-line footage captured on GoPro cameras by staff and volunteers • New films demonstrate how local teams are the future of emergency response efforts  • Land Rover continues to support the IFRC by providing vehicles to reach communities around the world • Films will premiere on Facebook Live alongside a panel discussion on the future of crisis ......read more

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services Announces the Opening of the SEHA Drive-Through Screening and Vaccination Center in Al Sarouj

    Abu Dhabi, May 1, 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, announced the opening of a new drive-through screening center in Al Sarouj area in Al Ain.  The new center is composed of 6 tracks: 2 for vaccination and 4 for PCR nose swab and DPI laser-based testing with a capacity of 200 vaccinations and 800 nose swabs and laser tests per day. The center welcomes clients from Saturday to Thursday from 10 AM to 4 PM and from 8 PM to 1 AM during Ramadan, while operating hours will change after Ramadan to be from Saturday and Thursday from 8 AM to 8 ......read more

    Mediclinic Middle East to operate DHA's Al Barsha Dialysis Centre from mid-May

    • Al Ketbi: The private health sector plays a vital role in the growth and development of healthcare in the Emirate.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April, 2021: Mediclinic Middle East will operate DHA’s Al Barsha Dialysis Centre from mid-May. The aim of the partnership is to provide patients with the highest quality of specialised patient-centered care.   The contract was signed today at the DHA Headquarters by His Excellency Awadh Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority and David Hadley, CEO, Mediclinic Middle East in presence of a ......read more

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