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    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Warns Consumers not to Eat Listeria Monocytogenes Contaminated Collagen Protein Bars or Bites

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 27 June, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has stated that it’s following closely the food recall warning on FDA’s website in regards to Bulletproof 360, Inc. recalling five Collagen Protein Bar and Bite products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.  The affected products were distributed between April 7, 2017 and June 12, 2017 in U.S. retail stores and on bulletproof.com and sent to customers in different countries, including UAE.  MOCCAE urges UAE consumers not to eat any Collagen Protein Bars or Bites that are subject to the recall, and encourages them to return them or get rid of them. The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasizes that all food products in the UAE, whether locally ......read more

    Prevent Dehydration From Air Travel

    Follow simple rules of thumb to stay well hydrated, which will make the flight a more pleasant part of your trip Dubai, UAE, June 22 2017: With schools breaking for summer holidays, chances are you’ve planned your upcoming vacation. You've spent hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars planning your vacation, but at most times long haul flights can be like a drain, sucking all the moisture out of your skin and leaving you feeling tired and dry. This is the last thing you want to experience, particularly when you arrive at your destination. In order to beat the jet lag and stay fresh and active, it’s important to stay hydrated on the flight and before boarding one! “Make sure that while on the flight, you stay well hydrated. Dehydration becomes a common and sometimes serious issue while travelling by air. You are ......read more

    Online Salem Medical Fitness System Launched in Dubai

    20 June 2017  Executive summary  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Salem Medical Fitness System to facilitate preparation of medical examination applications online for companies with over 50 employees and selected typing centres.  Eligible employers can register with the DHA through the Salem portal. Login credentials will be sent within 15 business days of submitting the request. Copies of corporate documents, including establishment cards and business license, must be provided for successful registration.  Background  Medical examination is a mandatory requirement for all foreign nationals residing in the UAE who are tested against infectious diseases, including HIV, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis. The tests apply to all new residency permit applicants, as well as to those renewing their ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Unveils Global Volunteers Programme to mark its 30th Year Anniversary

    Aster Volunteers programme comes in line with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative As part of Aster Volunteers program, medical aid is being provided in Al Zaatari, Al Azraq & Erbid Syrian refugee camps in Jordan. Two containers of Salma Food packets worth AED 1.5 million will be dispatched to famine affected areas in Somalia, Africa, in partnership with the Government of Dubai – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 June, 2017:  Aster DM Healthcare announced the launch of the ‘Aster Volunteers’ programme as part of the milestone ‘Aster @30’ campaign marking their 30th anniversary. In line with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving by UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the ‘Aster ......read more

    Abbott Broadens Product Offering in Coagulation with Expanded Launch of the Sekisui CP3000 Fully Automated Coagulation System

    Coagulation tests measure a person's blood clotting ability, which can help clinicians assess risks of excessive bleeding or clotting  The CP3000 coagulation system can optimize laboratory workflow and expedite the time to produce accurate test results The system’s compact design and high-throughput testing capabilities make it one of the most efficient coagulation systems on the market DUBAI, June 15, 2017:  Today, Abbott announced that the Sekisui CP3000 coagulation system, a fully automated analyzer that tests bleeding and clotting function in blood, is now available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Abbott is the exclusive global distributor of the CP3000 coagulation system in the U.S.1,2, Europe and other countries that recognize CE Mark and has non-exclusive distribution rights with ......read more

    Dubai's RAK Diabetes Center offering free health checks during Ramadan

    Reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, the camp continues throughout the holy month, providing guidance on health matters related to diabetes, cardio, eye, diet and wellness June 14, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  Keeping in line with the teachings of Ramadan, and reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is currently running a month-long health camp at its premises. The camp provides visitors with a detailed analysis of their health, advising them on ways to control and manage their ailments while fasting. The health checks, scheduled from 10am to 3pm every day, have also been instrumental for people who are looking to take stock of their health mid-way during Ramadan. Free Checks includes ECG, random blood sugar test, BMI, eye check-up, and complimentary cardiologist and ophthalmologist ......read more

    The Whats & Whens: To Stay Fit During Ramadan

    United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 14th June: Abstaining from food and water during the hot summer month of Ramadan might be challenging, however for most Muslims, the holy month presents an opportunity to increase the spiritual connection and physical well-being. “The holy month of Ramadan is a perfect time to get strong – physically and mentally. By taking the focus away from food, you have room to focus on more enriching and important things in life. However, with the long hours of fasting, many question how to stay fit during Ramadan. While staying fit and healthy is no rocket-science, it gets easy if a set pattern is followed,” said Ms. Srividya Iyer, Specialist – Physiotherapy and Head of Burjeel Neuro Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center. To stay fit and healthy during Ramadan, structure your day ......read more

    Prevention and education are the key to managing genetic disorders, says Dr Mariam Matar

    UAE Genetic Diseases Association and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre step up efforts towards awareness among UAE community Economic impact of prevention-based approach will give the highest returns in the long run Genetic testing is the key to improving the quality of genes in consanguineous marriages June 13, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  According to the World Health Organisation, the most cost-effective strategy for reducing the burden of genetic disorders is to complement disease management with prevention programmes.  “We strongly believe that prevention is the key to reduce the impact of genetic disorders, socially and economically, and is a long term sustainable solution, especially in a country like ours where close to 60% of population is under 30 years of age,” said Dr. Mariam Matar, Founder and ......read more

    Century Financial Brokers launches Health, Wealth & Happiness initiative

    The campaign is planned in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme  Dubai, June 12, 2017:  Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, has launched the “Health, Wealth & Happiness” (HWH) initiative this holy month of Ramadan. This is in keeping with the UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2017 being the ‘Year of Giving’. Century Financial Brokers has launched this campaign to create an atmosphere of happiness through donating items related to hygiene, discounts on money transfer and mobile calling vouchers.  The campaign aims to share and multiply happiness with the underpriviledged. It is designed to cater to labour camps in the UAE. The ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Confirms UAE Markets are Free from Salmonella Contaminated Chocolate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 June, 2017 – Following the information circulated about Chocolate maker Mars recalling some of its stock of Galaxy, Malteasers and Minstrels confectionery from markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland, due to the potential presence of salmonella, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has contacted Mars UAE and reassured consumers that the products available locally are not imported from either the UK or Ireland. Majd Mohamed Al Herbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), reiterated that the UAE markets are free from salmonella contaminated chocolate products.  The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment emphasized that all food products in the UAE, whether locally produced or imported, are safe for ......read more

    Endometriosis - a silent sickness

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2017:  Women often experience pelvic pain while menstruating and heavy flow during menstruation. Most times women often disregard the pain believing it to be the usual period pain which will get better after those 5 days. This is one of the most common myths associated with Endometriosis. Pelvic pain during menstruation is one of the most common symptoms of Endometriosis often considered period pain. Women believe that sever pain during periods is normal and is caused because they have a low threshold for pain. Periods are not always meant to be painful and endometriosis is much more than period pain. A lot of women experience sever pelvic pain even before and after their periods.  Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the lining of the uterus called the endometrium grows in various other ......read more

    Hundreds of RAK Cabbies Get Iftaar Packages and Free Neck and Back Assessments

    Importance of correct posture and back-bone health highlighted. June 7, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: As a community initiative and to acknowledge the tireless efforts of cab drivers, RAK Hospital distributed Iftaar packages to hundreds of cabbies in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday. This year, taking a step further, the hospital has also offered drivers a chance to avail free neck and back assessment and subsequent consultation with the specialist doctor to ease the discomfort that comes from prolonged sitting behind the wheel. The initiative has been successful in boosting the morale of the cab drivers. “Driving is a stressful job as it is, and long hours behind the wheel take a toll on neck and back bone health,” said Dr Tinku Jose, Specialist, Neuro Surgeon at RAK Hospital, who is available for consultation with the ......read more

    Improve Diabetes Management Through Better Patient Education, Say Physicians at the Middle East & Africa Diabetes Summit

      The summit, organized by Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies, discussed latest innovations and trends in the management of the disease to improve public health outcomes  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 06, 2017: With one in 11 people living with diabetes worldwide, the disease is one of the largest global health emergencies of the twenty-first century.  The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is no exception, with four countries among the top 10 globally in terms of prevalence in this region.  As part of its commitment to diabetes management in the region, Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies (JJDCC) recently hosted its 2nd Middle East & Africa Diabetes Summit. This gathering brought together some of the leading international and regional endocrinologists and opinion leaders ......read more

    Birth Defect Detected at Age 58; British Woman Undergoes Surgery in Dubai and Walks within 24 Hours

      A 58 year old female British patient* had struggled with mobility for more than five decades and was experiencing severe pain and restricted movement for the past year Doctors at Aster Hospital, Mankhool diagnosed a dislocated hip, a birth defect that had gone undetected at all the life-cycle stages  when such a condition is likely to be diagnosed A total hip replacement surgery by a team of Aster experts saw the patient walking within 24 hours of the surgery.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 June, 2017: A 58 year old British woman successfully underwent surgery at Aster Hospital Mankhool to correct a birth defect and regained her ability to perform normal daily activities. Throughout her life, the patient struggled with mobility and found it difficult to execute certain movements such as going up the ......read more

    Sublime Home Healthcare underlines the benefits of a personalized at-home healthcare service

    The Dubai-based healthcare solutions provider addresses patients’ needs from the comfort of their own homes  Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2017:  Studies indicate that the comfort and familiar surroundings of a patient’s own home can maximize the healing process, reduce recovery times and increase overall wellbeing. As Dubai’s population continues to grow, so has the demand for a professional at-home healthcare service which addresses the changing needs of the community, from post-operative and palliative care, to maternity care to elderly assistance.  Fully licensed by the Dubai Health Authority, Sublime Home Healthcare has been operating in Dubai since 2012, providing a complete range of professional home healthcare solutions which are tailored to patients’ unique needs. Sublime’s experienced ......read more

    A Dubai Resident Receives the Region's First Ever Fully 3D Printed Prosthetic Leg

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May, 2017: Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Arab Health, a unique international collaboration sees fruition this Ramadan as a Dubai resident receives the region’s first ever fully 3D printed prosthetic leg. His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA, said: “ In line with the vision His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA has prioritised fostering the development of future technologies such as 3D printing in healthcare. Our 3D printing strategy is in line with UAE’s 3D Printing Strategy. We are keen to bring in the latest technology in medicine to further bolster patient-centric care and improve the lives of our ......read more

    New Medcare Clinic in Bin Sougat to serve the diverse healthcare needs of local communities

    The clinic will offer specialty medical care services including Dental, Family Medicine, Gynecology, ENT, Orthopaedic, Pediatric, Physiotherapist, X-ray and Dermatology Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 May 2017:  In the presence of Mr. Hamad Ahmed Hamad Bin Suqat Al Falasi, Chairman of Bin Sougat group, Medcare, the premium healthcare division of Aster DM Healthcare, inaugurated a new state-of-the-art clinic in Bin Sougat. The facility is in close proximity to Al Rashidiya Area, Garhoud, Khawaneej, Al Tawwar and Nid al Shaba, and aims to serve the healthcare needs of the Emirati residents and communities in these areas. Staffed by a team of eleven experienced physicians, the new clinic will provide key services including Dental, Family Medicine, Gynecology, ENT, Orthopaedic, pediatric, physiotherapist, X-ray and ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention wins first place for its Heroes of Health smart application

    UAE, May 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention’s (MOHAP) Department of Health Education and Promotion, won first place in the ‘Best Community Sport Initiative’ competition, for its smart application, ‘Heroes of Health.’ The competition was organized by the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare, under the patronage of His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Chairman of the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare. Dr. Fadila Mohammed Sharif, Director of Health Education and Promotion Department at MOHAP, expressed her pride in the achievement that came as a result of the Ministry’s ongoing efforts to promote a healthy lifestyle among the community in the UAE. Sharif noted that the achievement reflects the ......read more

    Experts urge the society to build a conducive and inclusive environment for patients on World MS Day

    Around 43% of people with MS had stopped working within three years of diagnosis. This figure rose to 70% after ten years.  The overall MS (Multiple Sclerosis) prevalence in the Arabian Gulf region is 31-55 MS cases per 100,000 in the whole population.  The prevalence rate of MS in UAE is 54.77 per 100,000 in the whole population, with the mean age of onset at 26.6 years.  Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017:  Marking World MS Day observed on 31 May every year, renowned experts in UAE have come together to garner the support of medical associations, government and the public at large to advocate for a more inclusive, conducive and supportive environment for people living with MS. The aim is to remove barriers and create opportunities for MS patients, so that they can live independently and participate equally in ......read more

    Is Your Child Passively Smoking?

      Dubai-UAE: 28th May 2017: According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention on an average, children are exposed to more secondhand smoke than nonsmoking adults. Two out of every five children aged 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke in the United States. It can come from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.  Scientific studies show that there can be around 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke; at least 250 are known to cause disease. They can be breathed in by anyone near a smoker. Some of these chemicals are: Tar, which has many chemicals in it some of which cause cancer, Carbon Monoxide which reduces the amount of oxygen in blood - so people can develop heart diseases (the amount of carbon monoxide is not enough to cause any immediate effects in passive smokers (such as feeling tired), but over a long time the ......read more

    Prevent Yourself From Vehicular Heat Strokes This Ramadan

    V-Kool helps protect against dehydration by welcoming Dubai summer on a safer note Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, May 2017: Being under the sun or even indirect sun for long periods of time requires one’s body to work hard to keep itself cool, so the first rule in protecting yourself from dehydration this Ramadan is preventing heat exposure. However, what are the possibilities of being affected by heat when one is already under shade in their vehicle? With temperatures expected to soar above 40 degrees Celsius this summer and Ramadan, vehicular heat strokes can easily be stated as a cause of concern in the region.  Spiking up the AC power may be a temporary fix but increases fuel consumption and thus costs. Using a Sun Protection Film like V-Kool®, helps reduce up to 99% of Ultraviolet Rays and 94% of ......read more

    3M Healthcare Sponsors the Spanish Soccer School in Support of UAE Youth Sport

    Former Real Madrid star, Michel Salgado, is the Director of Spanish Soccer School in Dubai  According to a Premier League Youth Soccer Study, under 14 and under 16 players sustain the highest number of injuries during training  3M Healthcare Business emphasizes the importance of sports-care for the UAE youth in partnership with Dubai Sports City and the Spanish Soccer School Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2017:  3M Healthcare Business today announced that it is sponsoring the Spanish Soccer School, where Michel Salgado, the former Real Madrid player, is director. In doing so, the corporation continues to support the UAE youth by encouraging sports involvement and promoting healthy lifestyles, in general. As a brand deeply entrenched at the core of the healthcare system, 3M Healthcare Business, in partnership with Dubai ......read more

    “Aster Emergency App” - Saving Lives during the Golden Hour

    Shall help revolutionize emergency care,  saving thousands of lives with immediate availability  of emergency responders during the Golden Hour , through leveraging technology and training.  As part of “Aster Volunteers” programme Aster DM Healthcare initiates 3,00,000 new BLS training for Volunteers over the next 3 years across India & GCC for widening its current pool of 2,00,000 BLS Trained people  President of India met the Delegates from Aster DM Healthcare along with ministers and MPs for a pre-launch brief of “Aster Emergency App” at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan today  New Delhi, May 27, 2017:  Unveiling a novel and unique concept, The “Aster Emergency App” was launched on May 25, 2017 at Hotel ITC Maurya, New Delhi today by Padma Shree Dr. Azad Moopen, ......read more

    In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's initiative to consider people with special needs as the determined ones

    Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center organizes first Walkathon  Al Ain, UAE, 25 May 2017:  Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre organized a walkathon, to show the determination of its patients in leading normal lives. The initiative falls in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s recommendation to consider people with special needs as the determined ones and highlights the importance of acceptance and communication in changing the lives of people in need. The walkathon, which involved the center’s patients, their families, and the larger community, was organised at Al Muwaiji Palace – Al Ain city, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, The general Administration of Customs – Al Ain and Al Ain Police Directorate – Al Hili ......read more

    ‘Ramadan Nutrition Plan' Web Application Launched to Help Diabetics Plan Meals During Ramadan

    The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance and the International Diabetes Federation are spearheading interventional approaches for diabetes management, with support of an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi. The new application allows individuals to choose their Ramadan food menu with a calorie count, customized to the cuisine of their choice. The Ramadan Education and Awareness in Diabetes (READ) study demonstrated a significant decrease in the number of hypoglycemic (low sugar levels) events in a group of patients with Type 2 Diabetes who received diabetes education (from 9 events pre-Ramadan to just 5 during Ramadan) compared to an increase (from 9 to 36 events) in a control group that did not receive the educational advice.  A survey conducted in 39 countries involving over 38,000 Muslims reported ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with Lundbeck to raise mental health awareness

    UAE, June 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lundbeck to raise community awareness on mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease, among others.  Present during the signing ceremony were H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention; H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector; and from Lundbeck, Emad Wajih, Regional Manager for the Gulf and the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention recalls pharmaceutical products and medical devices

    UAE, June 20, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention and Chairman for Supreme Pharmacovigilance committee, announced that the Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently issued four administrative circulars to withdraw some batches of a pharmaceutical product and medical devices from the local market. The move was in pursuant of Federal Law No. (4) of 1983 concerning pharmaceuticals and related companies and Ministerial Resolution No. (366) of 2010 governing withdrawal, suspension, or ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention presented its Healthcare IT Journey at WSIS in Geneva

    UAE, June 19, 2017- Ministry of Health and Prevention participated, as part of the UAE delegation led by TRA, in the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017, which is the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The Forum is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD. As part of the program, the UAE delegation visited Mr. Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General to brief him about the UAE ICT advancement and vision.    MOHAP represented by Mr. Ali Alajmi, Director, Information Technology Department, and Ms. Mubaraka ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes second laboratory to develop framework to reduce cancer and heart disease indicators

    UAE, June 19, 2017 - In adherence with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by its Hospitals Sector, held the second laboratory to develop framework to reduce cancer and heart disease indicators. The workshop was held at the JW Marriot Marquis hotel, and witnessed the attendance of Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for MOHAP’s Hospitals Sector, and Dr. Muna Al Kuwari, Director of Specialized care management and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention opens mobile clinic at Al Muhaisnah Health Center to help people quit smoking

    UAE, June 19, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently opened a mobile clinic at Al Muhaisnah Health Center to help people stop smoking in line with the National Tobacco Control Program implemented under the theme ‘I quit and now it is your turn.’ From Al Muhaisnah Health Center, the mobile clinic will move to Mirdif City Center where it will stay until June 22, 2017.  H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics Sector, led the opening of the mobile clinic in a ceremony held at Al the ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes campaign to celebrate World Blood Donor Day

    UAE, June 18, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre, commemorated World Blood Donor Day under the theme ‘give blood , give now , give often.’ It held a special event to honour regular blood donors and supporters of blood transfusion services which was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector; Safia Al Shamsi, Director of Laboratories and Blood Bank; and Mona Sulaiman Al Ali, Managing Director of the Sharjah Blood ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully holds community and charity based initiatives across all its hospitals and medical zones

    UAE, June 18, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has successfully hosted and organized a series of community and charity based initiatives for both the Holy Month of Ramadan and the commemoration of Zayed Humanitarian Day--complementing the Ministry's aims of further promoting its core values, which includes social responsibility, enhancing feelings of solidarity and social cohesion, developing the spirit of volunteerism and charity work and introducing joy and pleasure to the hearts of the oppressed. The initiatives were held with the participation of the Ministry's ......read more

    Emirati siblings and Indians share the beat, heart-to-heart

    Dubai, June 17th, 2017: Hamad Sultan Khamis Khalfan Al-Yahyaee, 18-year old UAE national from Abu Dhabi, and his younger brother Mohamed have reclaimed the beats of life after successful heart transplantations at the Gleneagles Global Health City hospital in Chennai, India. Hamad and Mohammed’s family – that had earlier lost a child to heart failure - couldn’t thank the Almighty more, not to mention the families of the two Indian heart donors, for bringing happiness back to their home. The two siblings were referred to Gleneagles after they were diagnosed with an ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with Pfizer to protect UAE society from chronic diseases

    UAE, June 13, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently signed an agreement with Pfizer-Gulf to raise local community awareness on infectious diseases and highlight the role of preventive measures and vaccinations in building a sustainable and healthy environment according to local and international policies and legislations.  In the presence of Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention, the agreement was signed at the Ministry’s office in Dubai by Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al-Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes life skills workshop for employees

    UAE, June 12, 2017 - The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Health Centers and Clinics Department, organized a training workshop on life skills, under the theme ‘Education and Training for the Prevention of Psychological and Physical Risks.’ The workshop was held at the Sharjah Training and development Center, and witnessed the attendance of Dr. Laila Al Jasmi, Deputy Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine, in addition to a number of employees from the same department, the Human Resources Department, and the Customer Service Centre. ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention & Sanofi sign MoU

    UAE, June 7, 2017- Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health & Prevention in UAE, the Ministry of Health & Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanofi to initiate comprehensive measures for the prevention of non-communicable diseases in the country.  H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector and Public Health, and Jean-Paul Scheuer, Country Chair and General Manager, Gulf Countries, Sanofi, signed the MoU at ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention partners with Jafza to develop pharmaceutical sector

    UAE, June 7, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Jafza, a DP World company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in the country.  The Memorandum was signed at Jafza head office by Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under Secretary of Public Health and Licensing Policy at the Ministry of Health and Protection and Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO Jafza and Senior Vice President and General Manager of DP World, UAE Region. Senior Ministry and Jafza officials were also present. Under the agreement, ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention successfully screens 453 women as part of its free breast cancer screening campaign

    UAE, June 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) announced that it has successfully examined 453 women of all nationalities, since the launch of its free breast cancer screening campaign. The campaign was launched to raise awareness about the importance of detecting cancer in its early stages. It is scheduled to continue until 15 June, and supports the wise leadership’s declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving. Dr. Ayesha Abdullah, head of the Early Breast Cancer Screening Campaign Team, noted that the campaign successfully oversaw the screening of 241 women in ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention issues circular to withdraw Brilinta 90 mg drug with batch number JB504 by AstraZeneca

    UAE, June 6, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to all medical facilities and hospitals to withdraw Brilinta 90 mg batch number JB504 by AstraZeneca, with immediate effect because of wrong packaging. The medicine, which is used in patients with heart attack and stroke, has been withdrawn because the package contains another drug called Zurampic (Lesinurad) 200mg tablet, also manufactured by AstraZeneca. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, and ......read more

    Cerner Middle East & Africa strengthens client alignment with the appointment of new leadership roles

    UAE, June 6, 2017- Cerner Middle East & Africa today announced the appointment of two additional general managers to strengthen its client engagement model in the Middle East. Adrian Dey has been appointed as the new general manager for Qatar, and Michael Schelper, chief operating officer in the Middle East & Africa, will take on the additional role of general manager for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait. The move comes at a time when Cerner Middle East & Africa has established a strong presence in the region and is working with client organizations to support a focus ......read more

    Al Baraha Hospital provides 217 employees with free medical examination

    UAE, June 5, 2017- Al Baraha Hospital organized and event to celebrate World Hypertension Day, launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017 to raise awareness about the importance of detecting and treating high blood pressure at an early stage. The event was also organized in adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving, to achieve the vision of Al Baraha Hospital and the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), to provide the UAE with distinguished health services, according to the highest international standards, while working to combat and raise awareness ......read more

    The Ministry of Health & Prevention signs an agreement with the Friends of Cancer Society to strengthen the National Breast Cancer Registry

    June 4, 2017: The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Statistics and Research Center, signed a service level agreement with the Friends of Cancer Patients Society in Sharjah and its Pink Convoy initiative, to strengthen institutional cooperation in research and statistics, to develop the UAE’s National Cancer Registry. The agreement was signed at the Ministry’s head office in Dubai by Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAPS’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and H.E. Sawsan Al Fahoum Jafar, Chairman of the Board of ......read more

    Al Baraha Hospital and Drydocks World provide free medical consultations for employees

    UAE, June 1, 2017 -  In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by Al Baraha Hospital, organized a free medical consultation for workers, employees and their families. The free consultation was organized in cooperation with Drydocks world, and aimed to raise awareness about the importance of regular check-ups and introduce the community to the services offered by Al Baraha Hospital.  Dr. Ahmed Al-Khadim, Director of Al-Baraha Hospital, noted that the consultations were organized in adherence with ......read more

    The Ministry of Health & Prevention and Roche Pharmaceutical Company agree to strengthen UAE's strategic drug stockpile

    UAE, May 31, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has signed an agreement with Roche Pharmaceutical Company to strengthen the UAE’s strategic drug stockpile, by adding 76 categories of drugs to aid in severe cases and emergency situations.  The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MOHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center, and Abdulrahman Sabra, General Manager at Roche Pharmaceutical Middle East FZCO – UAE. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health & Prevention was ......read more

    Cerner Masouliya to Develop Local Talent in Middle East

    UAE, May 29, 2017- To develop local talent in the region and support nationalization programs throughout the Middle East, Cerner Middle East & Africa today announced the launch of the Cerner Masouliya (meaning “responsibility” in Arabic) program.  This program is designed to provide nationals in the region with knowledge in health care and information technology, as well as to develop skills to help their respective health care organizations transform the medical system in their countries.  Masouliya is aligned with the initiatives of multiple governments in ......read more

    ‘Prime Hospital' is first private hospital in Dubai to receive US ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery' certification

    UAE, May 28, 2017- Prime Hospital, Dubai’s leading private, multi speciality hospital, has recently been accredited with the ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized healthcare leader committed to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. Dr. Neil Hutcher, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, SRC, headed the team that conducted the inspection of Prime Hospital. The ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ program is a ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention holds third workshop on unified patient record database

    UAE, May 27, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention hosted the third workshop on unified patient record database, in the presence of coordinating committee members from concerned health authorities and government bodies such as Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Healthcare City, Emirates Identity Authority, and Purehealth. H.E. Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Support Services Sector, led the opening of the workshop to emphasize the importance of the unified database project. H.E. said that coordination and integrated support from all ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention partners with Swiss company Novartis to ensure sufficient medical supplies during emergencies

    UAE, May 27, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed an agreement with Novartis Middle East to enhance the country’s health security and ensure sufficient medical supplies during emergency cases, including 41 pharmaceutical products and other life-saving medicines.  The signing ceremony was attended by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center, and Mohamed Ezzeddine, Regional Director - Gulf Region, ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention announces continuation of its free breast cancer screening initiative

    UAE, May 23, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the continuation of its free breast cancer screening initiative—running until June 15, 2017. The campaign, which was launched last May 21, 2017, has already screened a total of 131 females of different nationalities. The initiative is aimed towards increasing more awareness on the importance of early detection and the move to drive in a reduction of breast cancer mortality rates. The first two days of the program was held at Festival City and will move to the Mall of the Emirates from May 24 to May 25, 2017. ......read more

    Emirates Neurology Society partners with Aster Hospital & Clinic to raise awareness about Hypertension and Stroke in UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017:  Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. As per reports of the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 1 billion people suffer from high BP, out of which two thirds of the people are from developing countries. In 2025, the WHO estimated that the total number of people suffering from high blood pressure will increase to 1.56 billion from the current 1 billion. In the UAE, 75% of people who suffer from stroke are due to high blood pressure and 50% of these have never ......read more

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