United Arab Emirates. 13 August 2020: Breastfeeding is the gold standard of infant nutrition and has lasting health benefits for the baby and the mother. Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi strongly supports the World Breastfeeding Week, to raise awareness about breastfeeding and improve the health of infants all over the world under the theme “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet."
Burjeel Hospital is pleased to join more than 120 countries around the world to spread a vital message about the benefits of breastfeeding. According to Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant – Pediatrics at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi Breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best nutrition mothers can give to their baby rather than putting expressed milk in a bottle. It also has added benefits for a ......read more
• Al Zahra Hospital Dubai adopts Artificially Intelligence powered platforms to elevate patient driven communication and access to care
• Patients can now book instantly through WhatsApp Business, Facebook and the Website with an Artificially Intelligent Virtual Assistant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12 August 2020 – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai announced the AI powering of all communication and appointment booking platforms, to ease access to care and communication with their patients. This innovative shift has resulted from the company’s mission to always deliver patient centric services, focusing on technological advancements.
Artificial Intelligence has been at the forefront of most Information Technology advancements bringing with it immense advantages for both companies and ......read more
OpenFlex™, the industry’s only open composable infrastructure solution, helps scientists capture, share and analyze patient data from multiple clinical imaging tools, across different labs utilizing the agility, performance and scale of an NVMe over Fabrics™ architecture
Middle East, August 11, 2020 — Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (ICM Brain and Spine Institute), an international brain and spinal cord research center, selected Western Digital to update its storage infrastructure with the extremely fast, efficient and flexible OpenFlex™ open composable platform. Leveraging NVMe over Fabrics™ (NVMe-oF™), ICM has more extensive access to shared storage, which can be easily allocated to meet any ......read more
Abu Dhabi, August 11, 2020 : Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a SEHA Health System Facility, has announced the launch of Laser-based DPI testing for people wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate at selected drive-through screening centers.
During the first phase, the service will be provided at the drive-through screening centers in Zayed Sports City and Corniche in Abu Dhabi, Al Hili in Al Ain, and at the National Screening Centers in Mina Rashed, Al Khawaneej, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.
Anyone wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate can book an appointment for laser-based DPI testing through the SEHA app and pay 50 Dhs. When visiting the center, a small blood sample will be taken and then tested using the laser-based DPI with results appearing in minutes. If the test result shows that a nose swab is required, it will be ......read more
- Industry specialists highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on MRO during webinar
- The event revealed a need for industry leaders to create more efficient, digitally-led and prioritised workflows to ensure a speedier recovery for the sector
- Webinar hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020
11 August, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Experts from commercial aviation and defence industries highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. During a webinar - hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020 – the aviation specialists revealed key elements needed for the recovery of the MRO sector both within the Middle East and ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 10 August 2020: The new Center at Gulf Medical University for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Pharmacy at Thumbay University Hospital is reforming Pharmacy Education and Practice in the region. College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University is the first to start a drug information center by an Academic Institution in the UAE. It is a center of excellence with collaborations with Washington State University and the Medical University of South Carolina in the USA. The roles of the center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice includes providing drug information support in direct patient care and in establishing an evidence-based practice with a scientific mix of evidence, local expertise, and patient values. The center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice is responsible to provide best ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:
1. Don’t do it alone… Find your support team.
Success in changing habits and behaviours needs support from people around you.Share your achievements with your friends and family, they will help you to reach your goals if you talk to them and involve them in your journey.
2. Be clear with your objectives and set short term and long-term goals. Mapping out exactly what you want to achieve and why helps you tostay focused. Set realistic goals and small steps to reach it and don’t forget to celebrate each success.For most people, reaching a goal is addictive as it provides you with an immense sense of achievement.
2. Change your habits
Habit forming occurs when you repeat an action consistently over time. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 08, 2020: “It is very sad and most unfortunate that many lives were lost, and much more are injured in the Dubai - Calicut Air India accident. May God bless those who lost their lives and save the critically ill patients admitted in various hospitals in Calicut and Malappuram districts. My heartfelt condolence to the families who lost their relatives in the accident and our prayers to the relatives of those who are in hospital in critical condition. Aster is committed to provide free treatment to all deserving patients. As expected, many passengers had lost their jobs and others are facing huge challenges due to Covid-19 and were traveling themselves or sending their families back
The Airport staff, locals, Fire Force and Police did an excellent job in reducing ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 06, 2020: With patient-centricity at the core of SEHA’s commitment, the UAE’s leading healthcare network has increased its operational hours to serve the community more effectively
Patients will have access to select specialties in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Tawam Hospital from 8:30am to 08:30pm, with select clinics also working on Saturdays, effective August 9
SEHA strives to meet increased demand for medical services as people resume reprioritizing their healthcare needs
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020: International travel is an undeniable part of our lives. Whether it was work-related or leisurely time-off, it growingly became a familiar and frequent experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this billion-dollar industry to an unprecedented halt. The world shifted from flying among the clouds to surviving on the cloud! This set the stage for changes unlike any ever known. With over 90% of the world waiting to travel again, there is a considerable amount of onus on the industry to adopt to the new normal.
There’s a silver lining, though. In March, the World Travel and Tourism Council forecast that international travel could fall by up to 25% this year. But some regions – particularly the Middle East – are forecast to recover more rapidly, ......read more
• RAK Hospital is first hospital in the UAE to offer such a CSR initiative
• First-of-its-kind initiative by a UAE-based multispecialty hospital
• Unique initiative open to any UAE resident recovered from COVID-19
• Customised programme syncs with UAE’s efforts to mitigate COVID-19 effects
• WHO endorses rehabilitation for ex-COVID-19 patients
August 3, 2020;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital, the multispecialty hospital located in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has launched the first-of-its-kind free of cost COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme in the UAE.
The exclusive wellness programme - conceptualised, developed and now offered by RAK Hospital- encompasses physical, cognitive, dietary and psychological support, and is aimed at UAE ......read more
SEHA announces Eid Al Adha holiday and Arafat Day working hours for all its facilities.
Emergency Departments will operate 24/7
Abu Dhab, August 02, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces the operating hours of its facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday from 9th to 12th Dhu Al Hijjah 1440, corresponding July 30 until August 2, 2020.
SEHA extends its sincere greetings on the advent of Eid Al- Adha to UAE leadership, Government, and people asking God Almighty to grant citizens and residents health and wellness.
ational Screening Centers:
SEHA announces the National Screening Centers for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will operate with regular working hours on Thursday, July 30, 2020 and from 10:00 am until 06:00 pm during Eid Al- Adha holiday starting from Friday, July 31, 2020 until Sunday, ......read more
• While providing a new lease of life to 4 patients and their families, the procedure also provides a solution to a critical problem of shortage of compatible kidneys that can be used for patients suffering from kidney failures in India.
• According to recent reports, India’s annual requirement for kidney transplant could range between 1-2 lakh, with a mere 5000 occurring in reality. As per Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) there are 1780 patients waiting for a kidney transplant in the State.
Dubai, UAE 29 July 2020: In a novel procedure that connected 4 patients requiring kidney transplant with four kind donors, through cross-matching as per compatibility, helped save 4 lives at Aster MIMS Hospital- Calicut, the second time that such a complex procedure has been performed at a single ......read more
Dubai, 29 June 2020: As the global economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is advising MENA based investors to be optimistic, but also cautious, in the second half of the year.
Investment experts at Aberdeen Standard Investments, who have been supporting their clients through the COVID pandemic, say the most common question is - what is their latest economic thinking and outlook for the recovery and what is their outlook for the major asset classes?
Investors also want expert opinion on what permanent changes they can expect to come about post Covid-19 and what impact will these have on countries, sectors and industries.
Working with a global research team Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI) has provided some ......read more
Group net revenues record 2.6% y-on-y growth
• Agthia continues to sustain market leadership across core categories
• Flour business outperforms on higher domestic volume, export sales and wheat trading
• Positive top-line momentum in food segment, 5-gallon HOD business and Kuwait operations
Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 29, 2020 - Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, today announced H1 2020 financial results for the period ending 30 June 2020. The Group posted AED 42 million in net profit, as well as net revenues of AED 1.09 billion.
Reinforced by the Group’s resilience and agility navigating challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the new technological innovations launched to serve the community, the ......read more
Sharjah, July 29, 2020: The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently discussed the salt reduction strategic plan, which is intended to be launched and carried out in many bakeries in the emirate in order to reduce of salt percentage in bakery products according to the UAE’s approved health specifications.
The initiative is being held in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, University of Sharjah, and Sharjah Municipality.
This came during the virtual workshop organized by the HPD with the participation of representatives of the National Nutrition Committee and the strategic partners, and a number of bakery owners in Sharjah.
Moderated by Latifa Rashid, Head of the Nutrition Department, MOHAP, the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: Diabetes is no longer a disease of predominantly rich nations. It is one of the serious and most rapidly growing diseases. The prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing everywhere, most markedly in the world’s middle-income countries. The Sultanate of Oman has also been witnessing a rise in diabetes over the past decade, across a wide age group among men and women.
People who are overweight or obese, are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if they have excess weight around the abdomen. Overweight and obesity, together with physical inactivity, are estimated to cause a large proportion of the global diabetes burden
(1). As a matter of fact, the prevalence rates of overweight and obesity in the Sultanate is about 60% of total adults as of ......read more
Public and private sectors partner to guarantee safety in UAE capital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: In line with the Go Safe Certification Programme spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and endorsed by the government of Abu Dhabi, regular COVID-19 testing for all tourism sector staff has been made mandatory. The effort is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s extensive and ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of its residents and visitors and follows the recent launch of the ‘Rediscover Abu Dhabi’ campaign aimed at engaging with the myriad staycation and touristic offers made available to visitors within the UAE capital.
Abu Dhabi has received international praise for its highly successful efforts in containing the spread of COVID-19, and the ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE 28 July 2020: Aster Volunteers in partnership with Aster Hospitals, Aster Clinic, Indian Association – Ras Al Khaimah and the Ministry of Health – Ras Al Khaimah has conducted a 2-day free medical camp and blood donation drive that has benefitted more than 800 people.
With loss of employment and residents being unable to return to their home countries due to travel restrictions in different countries, many people have not been able to afford regular health checkups and visits to medical facilities. The medical camp, conducted by Aster Volunteers, the Global CSR initiative of Aster DM Healthcare, at the Indian School in Nakheel, Ras Al Khaimah, aimed at providing an opportunity for people to come and get their ailments checked free of cost. The school, located at the heart of the city, allowed ......read more
• Al Zahra Hospital Dubai is the only Hospital in Dubai to have a Hyperbaric Oxygenation Chamber
Dubai, 27 July 2020 – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has completed over 4,000 sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatments in 3 years, making it the only private hospital in the UAE to achieve this number.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy also known as HBOT, which is the use of 100% oxygen under high pressure, has been gaining abundant popularity in recent years (FDA approved since seventies) for its many health benefits. It involves delivering oxygen to the body (15 times the normal amount) while the patient is placed in a positive pressure chamber. The treatment is proven to speed up the body’s healing process and is used for many medical conditions such as Diabetic wounds, Sudden hearing ......read more
• Businesses investing in CSR were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by Covid-19.
• 62% of companies reported a highly mature approach to employee involvement, while 70% of respondents prioritised health and safety.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2020: Businesses in Dubai investing in corporate social responsibility were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible Business.
The survey, conducted in May and June 2020, revealed that the Dubai businesses community quickly responded during the early stages of the Covid-19 outbreak by safeguarding employee health, safety and wellbeing and putting ......read more
• A first of its kind initiative in UAE, through the support group Aster Hospitals aim to address not only the medical treatment needs of COVID – 19 patients but also support their mental, emotional and physical well-being.
• Rehabilitation for COVID – 19 recovered patients due to long periods of isolation, mental trauma especially for those who required intensive or critical care, has been globally recognized as an emerging need
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 July, 2020: The rising number of patient cases globally, supported by significant number of recoveries has brought to front the rehabilitation needs of COVID-19 recovered patients, who may have become deconditioned due to long-periods of isolation, mental-trauma caused ......read more
Sharjah, July 25, 2020: The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has underlined the importance of the constructive cooperation with the diplomatic missions and their commercial attaches in the UAE to develop joint action plans and step up efforts of strengthening economic and investment cooperation between the UAE in general and the Emirate of Sharjah in particular and the private sector in these countries.
This was stated during a recent virtual meeting between His Excellency Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, and His Excellency Emmanuel Hategeka, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the UAE, in the presence of Fatima Khalifa Al Mokarrab, Director of International Relations Department, SCCI.
The meeting touched on means of enhancing the economic relations between the business sector in the two countries ......read more
The exclusive interview with Ashish Koshy is now available to watch on Euronews’ Inspire Middle East channel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd July 2020: Europe’s number one leading news channel, Euronews, sat down with Ashish Koshy, the CEO of Group 42, an Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company that is currently involved in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The interview comes as health authorities of Abu Dhabi and Beijing announce the start of the world’s first phase three clinical trial of a vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus.
Ashish Koshy commented on the high expectations of his company’s work: “It's a global effort together against this global pandemic. Every country needs to play its part in participating and not in a race, but in a ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020: Whilst sun exposure is an excellent source of vitamin D, not taking the necessary protective measures during the summer can have damaging effects on the eyes. Spending a lot of time under direct sun light and heat may accelerate the aging process of the eyes and lead to conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.
With temperatures reaching as high as 48°C in the UAE, our eyes are at risk of developing corneal burns, also known as photokeratitis. Therefore, it is extremely important to take the necessary precautions while enjoying summer activities in the sun.
Dr. Avi Gurbaxani, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina & Uveitis Specialist, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai shares six effective tips to protect your eyes in the ......read more
Sharjah, May 4, 2020: The Friends of Arthritis Patients Society (FOAP) of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), has recently launched the “Coronavirus and Arthritis” online initiative to provide moral support to arthritis patients amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
As part of the initiative, a series of awareness videos have been published on FOAP’s social media platforms, in addition to streaming medical episodes entitled “doctor’s advice” through the Instagram live feature, where a ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 03, 2020: Being cooped up at home for weeks now means that health and diet are arguably more important than ever. Extra time spent at home means easy access to some of our favourite treats, increased boredom and ultimately more snacking.
To keep your body healthy during lockdown, you need to stay active, drink enough water and eat the right food. Luckily, there are many ways to do that during lockdown - UAE Team Emirates’ nutritionist, Gorka Prieto talks through 10 tips which are super easy to follow.
1) Maximise ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 3 May 2020: Ramadan is the month of self-reflection, contemplation, prayers and good deeds. However, the routine of fasting and feasting can be challenging for the body, Mrs. Cynthia Bou Khalil, nutrition specialist at Allurion Technology shares some important tips on how to avoid gaining weight in Ramadan.
Eat right amounts of calories
The fasting individuals must make sure to get daily intake of calories. This helps keep a check on their health and prevents from gaining weight.
Avoid overeating and cravings
The moment ......read more
Sharjah, April 30, 2020: The Sharjah-based Hilali Light Industries Co. has recently revealed its success in developing a new disinfectant with an advanced formula that helps combat the new coronavirus (COVID-19) by 99.9%
BRAX is the name of the new product which is approved by Dubai Municipality after its conformity to the requirements, standards, and conditions of quality and efficiency approved in the UAE, where Dubai labs have proven that BRAX can kill viruses and germs very efficiently, and it is suitable for use in sterilizing and disinfecting surfaces, hospitals, offices, ......read more
Sharjah, April 29, 2020: As part of its annual Ramadan campaign “Hilal Al-Seha” aimed at clarifying the best health and food practices that should be adopted in Ramadan, the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, recently organized a webinar, in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), on the health and nutritional benefits of fasting in amid new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
With the participation of more than 180 individuals from inside and outside the country, the webinar was moderated by Dr. Ayoub Al ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 29, 2020: When it comes to fighting COVID-19, all the precautions recommended by Dubai’s Health Authority, such as washing your hands often, sanitizing personal items, practicing physical distancing and avoiding sick people are key. But experts also say that even if there’s currently no vaccine to help prevent COVID-19, simple solutions such as Al Rawabi functional products can be considered to boost immune systems which will give each of us an edge in staying healthy.
“We are not powerless” says Dr Ahmed El ......read more
• Q1 revenues of SAR 1,343.3 million grew 9.4% and decreased by 4.4% on the previous quarter
• Group’s total capacity stands at 1,913 beds and 1,371 clinics as at 31 March 2020, through which an integrated system of general and specialized services is provided
• Ramp-up of electronic services and remote medical consultations; delivery of medicines and other medical services to serve customers at home
29 April 2020: Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (“HMG”, or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s largest ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April 2020: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has introduced a Desk Review Process that focuses on activities that are fundamental to ensure the safety of staff, patients and communities during the current public health emergency.
The Desk Review Process by AAAASF is aimed at staying connected and engaged with the accredited facilities that are due for resurvey, but the worksheet can be used by any facility to gauge its ......read more
Dubai, UAE, and 28 April 2020: On the auspicious occasion of Ramadan, Zulekha Hospital has stepped forward to offer their newly launched telemedicine services absolutely free for the Children of Determination during the month of Ramadan. The hospital has launched telemedicine services in the wake of the covid19 lockdown that is implemented across countries to prevent the spread of the disease.
Expressing appreciation for the Children of Determination Co-Chairperson Zanubia Shams said, “Every year, we recognize these special children over an iftar gathering along with ......read more
Since the start of the COVID-19 situation, DHA contact centre received a total of 229,640 through the COVID-19 hotline.
In the month of April, 157,891 calls were received for COVID-19 cases.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 April 2020: Dubai Health Authority’s Contact Centre has been working round-the-clock and providing support, education and guidance to customers and community members as an official source of information related to COVID-19 and DHA services.
To be able to serve different customer segments, DHA contact centre agents provide ......read more
• Sample collection at all Thumbay Hospitals and Clinics located at Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah.
• COVID-19 will be tested by Government approved RT PCR methodology. The results will be sent online.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020: Thumbay Labs, the largest network of CAP-accredited private diagnostic labs in the region owned by Thumbay Group, has launched COVID-19 testing under authorization by the Ministry of Health (MOH), UAE, augmenting the Coronavirus testing facilities of the ......read more
THE NEW LINE OF DISINFECTION SERVICES FULLY COMPLIES WITH OSHA REGULATIONS AND IS CERTIFIED BY DUBAI MUNICIPALITY
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020: ServeU, a subsidiary of Union Properties and a leading facilities management service provider in the UAE, has launched a new line of specialised disinfection services.
In response to the current Covid-19 outbreak, the company is now offering a full set of cleaning and disinfection services for their customers across businesses, offices and residential properties, including sanitization and ......read more
Mubadala Healthcare Provider welcomes Patients from Cleveland Clinic
Abu Dhabi and Other Abu Dhabi Healthcare Facilities in Collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s DoH and SEHA
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 26 April 2020: Amana Healthcare, in partnership with the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH) and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has freed up more than 100 beds at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and other acute-care hospitals to increase the Emirate’s critical-care capacity cases.
Senior Vice President of Mubadala Healthcare, Hasan ......read more
April 25, 2020: The Saudi Dental Society has conducted the first and largest virtual Dental Conference around the world, with senior lecturers from the most prestigious universities in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia were contacted to give continuous lectures for 11 hours a day for three days event.
This conference came with the aim of motivating the members and colleagues in the dental society considering the social divergence the world is witnessing today. This conference witnessed the registration of more than 16 thousand ......read more
Sharjah, April 24, 2020: With the aim of raising health awareness and enhancing healthy lifestyles among community members, the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, has recently launched its annual campaign “Hilal Al-Seha”. The campaign highlights the most important health and food practices that should be followed in the holy month of Ramadan.
This year’s campaign is carried out through the HPD’s social media platforms in line with the precautionary measures taken by the UAE government to limit the spread of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020: The continuing spread of the COVID-19 crisis threatens the most vulnerable in cities and communities, particularly the one billion people living in slums and informal settlements, including refugees, internally displaced people and migrants. To address the crisis, UN-Habitat is launching an urgent COVID-19 Response Plan for 64 countries focusing on immediate action in poor and densely populated areas. This is supported by the COVID-19 Campaign to mobilize support among national, city and local governments and community leaders through its ......read more
Sharjah, April 23, 2020: The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah underlined the importance of continuing work and achieving outstanding outcomes in terms of delivering the awareness health messages to community members and coming up with innovative initiatives.
The remarks were made during the online meeting headed by Her Excellency Iman Rashid Saif, Director of the Health Promotion Department, in the presence of heads of departments and health educators.
The meeting comes as part of the remote working system implemented by the ......read more
Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre system offers alternative for regular glucose monitoring, helping to reduce risks associated with variations in glucose levels during the fasting period
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 April 2020: Thousands of people living with diabetes will be able to monitor their glucose levels while fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
According to the International Diabetes Federation and the DAR (Diabetes and Ramadan) International Alliance, unmonitored fasting for patients living with diabetes carries the risk of complications ......read more
• New Analysis from Dubai Chamber highlights the country’s connectivity as being integral to helping the world navigate the current crisis
• UAE has the highest connectivity to global maritime trade networks among all countries in the Middle East and neighbouring Africa West Asia and South Asia region
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 22, 2020: The UAE’s status as a vital global logistics hub is helping the global community effectively navigate the coronavirus pandemic – according to a new Analysis by Dubai ......read more
COVID-19 threatens all aspects of the Middle East’s US$237 billion leisure and tourism industry, including the leisure entertainment and attractions sector (theme parks, amusement parks and family entertainment centres) that collectively employs 5.4 million people whose jobs are now at stake
Date: Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2020
Key News Highlights
1. International visitor impact in the Middle East is estimated at US$102 billion (Dh375 billion) in 2019, of which 79 percent, or US$80.58 (Dh295.7 billion) is in the leisure industry, according to the World ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21 April 2020: Muslims are required to fast during the holy month of Ramadan. However certain medical conditions like diabetes may be exempt from fasting especially if fasting may pose a risk or harm to their health.
Metabolic consequences of prolonged fasting combined with dietary changes and alterations to the dosage and timing of the medications can lead to complications ranging from high blood sugars (hyperglycemia), mildly low blood sugars (hypoglycemia) to more serious complications like severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ......read more
The workshop aimed to highlight and share best practices for dealing with the physical and mental impact of Covid-19, on employees
The presenters emphasised on strong leadership and regular communication with employees as the foundation for protecting their emotional well-being
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020: Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network Task Force on Employee’s Welfare and Wellbeing organized a webinar with the objective to understand the different successful strategies, practices and measures companies ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020: Balancing your daily work, exercise, and domestic chores form one of the biggest challenges of working from home. A great way to get yourself adjusted to the new work environment is to set yourself reminders, so you don't forget to keep up with important tasks.
With Samsung's Reminder app, you can stay on task by getting alerts based on the time of day or your location to make it easier to keep on top of your daily routines.
Exercise, for example, is an essential part of a healthy daily routine. The Reminder ......read more
Sharjah, April 21, 2020: The CEO of the Expo Centre Sharjah and Member of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE – MENA Chapter), His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, called for redefining the exhibitions through the investment in the new technologies, such as the 5G communications, robots, and the AI technologies and the development of a new concept of the conferences, exhibitions, and events sector, stressing that the exhibition industry must be an integral part of the economic recovery plans.
The remarks were made on the sidelines of Al ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020: Exercise and fasting can go together without causing any harm to the body. During the fasting period, exercise can help elevate energy levels, improve physical fitness, build muscle and joint strength and boost body composition. It also helps control weight and keeps the body healthy.
Not only does exercising have various physical and health benefits, it also has many neurological advantages, including improved neurogenesis (increased brain cell production) and enhanced mental strength and toughness. More people around ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, April 21, 2020: Employees and sponsors should comply with the mandatory health insurance scheme in the Emirate of Dubai, which is in line with the Health Insurance Law number 11 of 2013, said a top health official.
Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation said, “We fully recognize the challenges faced by organizations, sectors and communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We must comply with the basic need of employees which is the mandatory health insurance policy and therefore if the employee’s policy needs ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 April 2020: Holy Month of Ramadan shortly begins and it’s very important to be prepared, Ms Archana Baju the Clinical Dietician at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi say: “A healthy diet helps to maintain and improve overall health. Proper Nutrition and hydration is essential. People who follow a healthy balanced diet plan have stronger immune system and stay healthy during the fasting period”.
Eat fresh foods everyday which includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, lentils, whole grains ......read more
A leading fertility clinic – IVI Fertility, throws light on the condition and how it affects women’s fertility
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020: Endometriosis is a medical condition affecting millions of women around the globe today. It is a debilitating and often painful disease that is commonly underdiagnosed in women who are in their reproductive age. Further compounding the situation, the disease has an average diagnosis period of about seven and a half years.
All these aspects make it harder for experts to fully establish the exact ......read more
Major UAE landmark Global Village lights Gate of the World in blue to show support for the frontline fighters against COVID-19
20 April 2020, Dubai: Global Village is celebrating everyday heroes around the world by taking part in #LightItBlue, a worldwide campaign to show support for healthcare professionals and essential workers in the fight against COVID-19.
Global Village is one of several global landmarks invited to participate in the #LightItBlue initiative and shine a beacon of support. Following last Thursday's tribute, Global Village will continue ......read more
19th April 2020, Dubai, UAE: Zulekha Hospital has successfully launched Telemedicine services in UAE for their regional and international patrons. Patients can now easily avail medical consultations from the comfort of their homes with this facility. The telemedicine services have come handy at an apt time when the nation is fighting the global pandemic of corona virus and social distancing is the norm to break the chain of the disease.
Individuals can book their telephonic or video appointments with the hospital’s multispecialty doctors throughout the day, ......read more
Sharjah, April 19, 2020: The Health Promotion Department, HPD, has recently launched its first e-bulletin which aims to raise awareness about the healthy lifestyles followed while staying home in accordance with the directives of the UAE government to adopt the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
The first edition of the e-bulletin is entitled “Healthy lifestyle at home – proper nutrition” and it will be available at the HPD’s online and smart platforms.
The topics of the first issue touched on how important that our ......read more
Medical experts recommend Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) surgery
to combat aortic stenosis in the elderly
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April, 19 2020: Apollo Hospitals announced thatone of its patients is the longest-living person to have received pioneering heartsurgery. The old man underwent an operation a few years ago to replace an aortic valve.
Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve does not open and close properly, which can result in breathlessness, chest pain, dizziness and heart failure.Aortic valve stenosis disease is associated with age. It ......read more
By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East and Africa, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2020: Financial markets are attempting to price in a rapid and unprecedented series of shocks to the world economy. The net result has been the fastest bear market in the history of equities. Should investors buy or sell even at these depressed levels for the FTSE100?
To answer such a question, we need to know several facts. Firstly, will public health measures, especially the creation of effective vaccines, bring this pandemic under control ......read more
The move comes in line with the National Disinfection Programme
Sharjah, April 19, 2020: The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has launched a disinfection drive to sterilise all its facilities in cooperation with the Sharjah Environment Company (Bee'ah).
The sterilization campaign covered the authority’s head office, Hamriyah Port Office and Hamriyah Port Customs Office as well as main and service roads, various internal and external facilities and offices, using highly effective disinfectants, according to the highest international ......read more
Celebrating inspiring stories of the world’s healthcare workers and sharing messages of gratitude from treated patients
• Emirati star Hussain Al Jassmi joins a lineup of A-list celebrities in the multi-hour historic broadcast and digital special.
• The event will broadcast on Dubai TV channels and international TV stations, streaming on Amazon Prime, Apple, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at 10pm UAE timing.
• The global special will feature inspiring stories of UAE healthcare workers fighting Covid-19 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2020:
Nicholas Yeo, Head of Equities - China at Aberdeen Standard Investments, comments:
“The contraction of the Chinese economy in the first quarter is no surprise and the magnitude was broadly in line with expectations.
“All eyes are now on how the Chinese economy recovers. The authorities have so far taken a targeted approach to stimulus and have yet to unleash the full power of fiscal and monetary might. But there is no doubt more will come, including tax cuts and exemptions as well as low cost ......read more
** Stay as diligent as possible with your cleaning and don’t miss the hidden germ spots where bacteria loves to lurk **
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020: With COVID-19 currently front of mind, we are all much more conscious about killing germs on the things that we come into contact with daily. This can include our computers, phones, door handles and kitchen worktops to name just a few. However, there are a multitude of other not-so-common areas within your home where germs and bacteria just love to grow, and the worst bit? You may ......read more
• Grandiose, UAE’s eco-friendly supermarket chain encourages residents to adopt sustainable way of living with proper waste management techniques
• The supermarket brand aims to support UAE’s vision to diverting 75 per cent of waste away from landfills by 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020: While the world is focusing on social distancing and staying indoors to bolster health and hygiene factors during the current pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the rise in residential waste levels are inevitable and can ......read more
The new Telemedicine Virtual Outpatient Clinic ensures continuity of treatment as the community observes social distancing
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. April 16, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has completed over 28,000 telemedicine virtual consultations within the first month of launch.
The Telemedicine Virtual Outpatient Clinic, which launched in March, was introduced in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi as a simple yet critical initiative to manage and ......read more
In addition to this, most residents think the pandemic will incur a long lasting damage to their respective economies
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020: The latest data from YouGov’s survey run between 8th- 15th April shows an increasing number of people in the UAE and KSA are concerned about the loss of job or salary due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The proportion of respondents who said this has increased from 44% to 51% this week. Notably, UAE residents are much more worried about this outcome as compared to people in KSA (64% vs 38%).
In ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:
• Healthpoint’s Drive-Through Centre that facilitates safer, quicker screening of suspected COVID-19 cases in Abu Dhabi, and that caters for screening up to 375 individuals per day
• Medication Delivery Initiative across several Mubadala Healthcare medical facilities that provides critical medication delivery to patients in their homes, with more than 5,000 prescription delivered to date
• National Reference Laboratory’s Patient Testing with a fast ......read more
The new and unique service provides patients uninterrupted care if they cannot make it to hospital for whatsoever reasons
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020: Aster Hospitals UAE, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has introduced specialist virtual outpatient service that allows patients to receive uninterrupted care and treatments without visiting the hospitals.
The initiative has all the elements experienced while visiting a hospital. The patients can book their doctor ......read more
Donating 100,000 liters of disinfectant and laundry detergent to health and retail workers in GCC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; April 16, 2020: DAC and Persil, laundry and home care brands of the German company Henkel, join hands to launch a CSR campaign to protect frontliners who are braving a challenging environment at a time of pandemic. #SupportFrontliners is an initiative that aims to help safeguard health, retail and delivery service workers, along with their families, by providing them with cleaning products for personal use. The initiative is part of Henkel’s ......read more
- New report by Oliver Wyman and Morgan Stanley explores current trends, analysis and risk facing wholesale and investment banking
- Impact of COVID-19 on wholesale banking more profound in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries due to low oil price
- Investment banks at risk of significant profit decline in the post-COVID-19 environment
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 14 2020: Leading management consultancy Oliver Wyman and investment bank Morgan Stanley have released its latest report highlighting that in the event of a rapid economic ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020: Refinitiv released a special report.pdf on Covid-19 and the implications on global oil markets. Covid-19 has significantly impacted global economic outlook and oil demand as global Covid-19 cases have crossed 1.8 million and the death toll has crossed 113,849. US fresh unemployment claims crossed 6 million for the second week in a row and Mar 20 non-farm payrolls were lower by more than 700,000 m-o-m.
According to the report, Light Distillates and Jet/Kerosene are most impacted in refined products. While driving demand picks up ......read more
• Global support fund for local relief increased to EUR 5.8 million
• Over 100 scientists and 11,000 lab hours committed to COVID-19 research in international consortia, expected to expand
• 10 days paid leave offered to 51,000 employees for volunteering
• EUR 580,000 relief fund made available for Making More Health communities and social entrepreneurs in India and Kenya
UAE, 14 April 2020 – Boehringer Ingelheim has significantly stepped up its support to the fight against Covid-19. A Global Support Program has been set up to bring more financial relief, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020: Jan Frodeno, a member of Breitling’s Triathlon Squad, is one of his sport’s greatest stars. He claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and has won three IRONMAN® World Championships. This is clearly a man who can handle a challenge. In the year that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of virtually all sporting events, Frodeno took on a “triathlon at home” (Tri@Home) on Saturday, April 11, 2020, and incredibly, swam 3.8 kilometers, rode 180 kilometers, and ran 42 kilometers, ......read more
Waterfront Market Collaborates with Nutritionist Zeina Maktabi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2020: Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market has collaborated with nutritionist, Zeina Maktabi to share a list of the most powerful herbs and spices available at the market, which help increase immunity levels and fight off viruses.
Nutritionist Zeina Maktabi holds a degree in nutrition and dietetics from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in Public Health & Health Promotion from the ......read more
Worldwide the prevalence is found to be between 10 to 30 percent with higher prevalence in developed countries
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 April 2020: Veins return blood from the rest of your body to your heart, so the blood can be recirculated. To return blood to your heart, the veins in your legs must work against gravity. If it doesn’t it leads to a condition called Varicose Veins. This is caused by weakened valves (incompetent valves) within the veins that allow blood to pool in your veins instead of traveling to your heart.
Studies suggest that around 31 percent ......read more
Prof. Dr Human Fatemi, Medical Director of a leading IVF centre, IVI Fertility speaks about IVF treatments and how to stay safe during this period
What is the impact of COVID-19 on Assisted Reproductive Medicine?
In the past few weeks, several questions about COVID- 19 have surfaced, and social media has come up with many schools of thought. Unfortunately, most of these statements have limited scientific background. There is no long-term data on the impact of COVID-19 on assisted reproductive medicine.
Should ovarian stimulation be encouraged during such a ......read more