September 27, 2021: Al Qassimi Women's & Children's Hospital of the Emirates Health Services (EHS) has been officially certified as a Baby-Friendly hospital following its success in complying with the quality of healthcare standards and providing outstanding services to women and children.
The EHS attributed this achievement to the strenuous and ongoing efforts exerted by the hospital staff members and competent national committee.
A four-day assessment process was conducted by the WHO/UNICEF under the supervision of the Ministry of Health's National Committee for Motherhood and Childhood.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) is based on ten steps to successful breastfeeding, where Al Qassimi Hospital has successfully passed the test in full thus enforcing the policies and criteria of BFHI, getting ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 27 September 2021: Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, continues the successful treatment journey of 17-year-old girl who had been suffering from Crohn’s disease for over half a decade.
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract, which may present with abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Unfortunately Crohn’s disease can be both painful and debilitating if not diagnosed and treated appropriately. There is currently no known cure for this disease, but therapies have proven to greatly reduce its signs and symptoms and bring long term-remission and very good quality of life. The right ......read more
Jeddah - September 27, 2021: Covid-19 has changed everything in respect of corporate social responsibility (CSR). People are more socially and environmentally aware, and all evidence suggests continued pressure on brands to align their communications with corporate values. CSR therefore needs to be a core element of the corporate communications strategies’ companies adopt as a way to future-proof their business and build trust in their brand.
The global crisis is a wake-up call for businesses to re-address their purpose and how they operate. This is important, not only so they can thrive today, but so they can be prepared and anticipate the future challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted business operations in extraordinary ways. It also had an enormous impact on the types of businesses we decide to ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 27, September 2021: Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA Healthcare Facility, announced the opening of the premarital screening and counseling service in Al Yahar Healthcare Center in Al Ain in cooperation with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, in line with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” strategy to provide patients with easy access to healthcare services.
The newly opened service includes screening for infection diseases as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, genetic diseases such as Beta –thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, and testing for German Measles (Rubella) and blood grouping.
Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Omar Al Jabri, Chief Medical Officer at AHS said, “Premarital screening and counseling is one of the most effective ways to reduce the rate of inherited diseases, ......read more
September 26, 2021: The Emirates Health Services (EHS) announced that Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children, in cooperation with the Visiting Consultants Program, has successfully performed 12 surgeries to treat pelvic diseases using the surgical robot within five days.
With this achievement, Al Qassimi Hospital enhances its leadership at the local level as the first health body to conduct over 151 robotic surgeries since February 2019.
This remarkable achievement underpins the successes of the Robotic Surgery Program in Gynecology which was developed by the EHS in order to deepen the use of robotic surgeries in several medical specialties and promote the use of artificial intelligence as a practical approach in health services.
Also, this new success consolidates the achievements of the Visiting Consultants ......read more
Karl Dariane, Founder & CEO of FlexoFix, reveals plans to launch the Middle East's first and only one-stop-shop wellness centre, offering nutritional plans, muscular health services, alignment support, emotional guidance, and much more.
Dubai - September 26, 2021: Karl Dariane, the founder of the first flexology studio in the Middle East, FlexoFix, has experienced such tremendous success that the time to build his vision has finally arrived. FlexoFix will be expanding into an all-encompassing wellness centre as a natural next step. Knowledge, caring, and experience will bring to life the core principles of FlexoFix's existing model and build upon this to create the region's go-to centre for all physical and mental balance wellbeing needs.
With an evolving team and a brand new concept being brought to the ......read more
• As a corporate partner of the India pavilion at Expo 2020, Aster to operate First Aid Medical booth at the basement of the India pavilion for 6 months and present a grand showcase for a month during the Health & Wellness week starting in January 2022.
• UAE’s largest healthcare provider, with a presence across most neighbourhoods, Aster introduces exclusive services to meet the overall healthcare needs of global tourists visiting Dubai.
23rd September, Dubai, UAE: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare provider network in GCC and India, which operates 27 hospitals, 115 clinics and 223 pharmacies under the Aster, Medcare and Access brands has revealed its grand plans for global tourists visiting Dubai over the next 6 months. Participating as one of the corporate ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced Post-COVID-19 clinics at two of its health centres in Dubai.
The clinics will take place on Tuesdays at Al Barsha Health Centre and on Thursdays at Nad Al Hammar Health Centre.
The clinics are for patients with lingering symptoms, often referred to as “long-COVID” as the symptoms persist 4 to 12 weeks after the onset of the illness.
This service is not for pregnant women and children under 6 years of age.
Dr. Hanan Al Hammadi, Family Medicine Consultant and Director of Medical Affairs at DHA’s Primary Health Care Sector highlighted the importance of the clinic
She said: “Post-COVID-19 clinics help support patients who experience lingering symptoms weeks or months after being cleared of ......read more
Under the theme "Protecting yourself... protects your community", the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the launch of the National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign which runs until the end of December 2021.
The campaign is being organized in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC), the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company "SEHA", the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and the Emirates Health Services (EHS).
The campaign aims to raise community awareness and enhance prevention to reduce complication rates, encourage individuals to get the seasonal flu vaccine, and enhance the capabilities of health workers and train them on the best international practices.
This came during a press conference held at Dubai, in the presence of HE Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al ......read more
New initiative known as Memory Café will host a two-hour meeting every month at the Centre’s café for patients with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias and their family members.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September, 2021: The DHA’s Seniors' Happiness Centre is encouraging families of patients with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias to join a support group, which will meet on a monthly basis to share experiences, expertise and provide support for patients and caregivers.
The newly enhanced service is known as a Memory Café. Once a month healthcare practitioners from the Seniors’ Happiness Centre will meet with caregivers and patients with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias in the Centre’s café.
Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, geriatrician and director of the Seniors’ ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 20 September 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, joins the health community in observance of World Alzheimer’s Day, which takes place annually on September 21.
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that affects a person's ability to function independently.
According to the World Health Organization, 1 out 6 people over the age of 60 experience mental health issues. However, it is difficult to account for real numbers within this age group as symptoms are often overlooked and attributed to old age.
In line with ......read more
The three-day Dubai CrossFit Championship will take place from Dec 16-18 and offer more than AED 1 million in prize money
Dubai - United Arab Emirates: The Dubai CrossFit Championship, one of the most anticipated events in the sport, is set to bring 40 of the world’s biggest CrossFit stars to Dubai for a gruelling three-day challenge that will offer more than AED 1 million in prize money.
Supported by Dubai Sports Council, this year’s Dubai CrossFit Championship, which started in 2012 and became the first ever CrossFit sanctioned event in the world in 2018, will take place from December 16 to 18 at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, and will be broadcast live on Dubai Sports TV and online on Dubai CrossFit Championship’s website and YouTube channel.
It will feature 40 of the world’s fittest ......read more
Paying tribute to Pink October, Doha Festival City and The Teal Society held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony to raise awareness on Breast Cancer and women health in Qatar
Doha, Qatar – 18 September 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining and entertainment, held an in-mall Ribbon Cutting ceremony dedicated to raising awareness on women health, in collaboration with Qatar’s branch of the Teal Society organization.
As part of Festival City’s commitment to Qatar’s community, the Mall has partnered with the Teal Society for the second year in a row, ahead of the Breast Cancer awareness month. The ceremony was dedicated to shed light on women health and breast and gynecological cancers, as well as on the importance of preventative measures to fight the diseases.
The ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 16 September 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announces the integration of the UAE PASS, with SEHA’s Mobile App and Patient Portal, as part of the medical network’s continuous efforts to elevate the patient journey and ensure seamless access to our platforms and services,
This will now allow patients to use their UAE Pass account/login details to login or register directly onto the SEHA Mobile App and Patient Portal, without the need to create separate SEHA credentials.
Patients whose medical details are already available on SEHA’s electronic medical record or have previously visited a SEHA facility, and who hold a Verified UAE Pass account (with valid Emirates ID), will be able to avail this feature effective ......read more
September 16, 2021: Under the theme "Safe maternal and newborn care", the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) is celebrating World Patient Safety Day, observed annually on 17 September.
On this occasion, the Dubai Frame will be lit up in orange color at 6 pm.
This year's theme aims to promote global awareness on issues related to maternal and neonatal safety, especially during childbirth, it also aims to take sustainable measures to ensure safe and respectful childbirth, activate the safe use of medicines and medical devices during childbirth, and strengthen the capacity and support of health workers.
Outstanding and safe care
MoHAP's multidisciplinary plans and initiatives pay special attention to enhance awareness about the safety of mothers and newborns during childbirth through the provision ......read more
• ADQ to acquire Acino, a Swiss-based pharmaceutical manufacturer with presence in more than 90 countries
• Investment builds on ADQ’s intent to develop an integrated pharma platform including advanced drug development, in-licensing, manufacturing, and commercialisation capabilities in select growth-leading markets
• Acino will be ADQ’s largest acquisition in its healthcare and pharma portfolio to date
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2021: ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Swiss-based Acino, a leading provider of high-quality pharmaceuticals focused on growth-leading markets across the Middle East, ......read more
Survey Conducted By Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Reveals True Scale Of Heart Disease’s Impact On Community
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - September 16, 2021: More than half of UAE residents have been affected by heart disease during their lifetime, according to a new study commissioned by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health, to mark World Heart Day on September 29.
The survey of more than a thousand UAE residents revealed that 55 percent of respondents had been directly affected by heart disease, either through being diagnosed themselves (12%), having a close friend or family member diagnosed with heart disease (53%), or both. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the UAE, with symptoms in patients often occurring a decade earlier than their counterparts in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 15, 2021: The Informatics and Smart Health Department at the Dubai Health Authority has launched the first Artificial Intelligence Policy for healthcare in Dubai.
The policy is in line with the vision of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence that intends to achieve the UAE Centennial 2071 objectives, boost government performance, and invest in AI adoption.
The AI policy for the health sector in Dubai aims to determine regulatory requirements for the provision of artificial intelligence solutions in field of healthcare; it determines the ethical requirements for artificial intelligence solutions as well as defines the main roles and responsibilities of stakeholders involved in the development and use of artificial intelligence in healthcare.
The policy has an in-depth ......read more
UAE-based nurses now have the opportunity to specialize in renal care with internationally accredited training program
Abu Dhabi, 15 September, 2021: SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has launched the country’s first Renal Training Program for locally-based nurses. The six-month training program, which is currently targeting SEHA nurses, is based on international best practice and broadly following the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) competency framework, included six nurses from across the SEHA network.
The SKC Renal Training Program provides participants with the opportunity to develop renal specific skills and enhance their knowledge and understanding of renal care. Prior to the launch of the program, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September, 2021: Today, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the opening of registration for subspecialty fellowship programs for doctors within and outside the United Arab Emirates from 14 to 30 September, to complete training requirements in facilities affiliated with the Dubai Health Authority.
The training requirements will be as per accredited bodies such as the Arab Council for Health Specialties, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, and the Royal Irish College of Health Practitioners.
Dubai Health Authority has obtained accreditation for seven (7) fellowship programs in fields such as cardiology, gastroenterology, intensive care and NICU care.
The DHA highlighted the criteria for joining fellowship programs. The trainee must have a board certificate in a general ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2021: The Medical Training Section at DHA’s Medical Education and Research Department highlighted enhanced features for their online portal platform.
The MANAAR (Medical Augmentation & Nourishment Anytime Anywhere Resource) portal, the first online Learning Management Platform of DHA now has a Dubai Medical Calendar feature on it.
Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharief, Director of DHA’s Medical Education and Research Department said: “The Dubai Medical Education Calendar will be a major reference for all healthcare professionals in the Emirate of Dubai and it will help maximize the accessibility to the latest medical updates.”
Marwa Hashim Malik Al Balooshi, Head of Medical Training Section, highlighted that the MANAAR platform is considered the first unified Medical ......read more
Under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and overseen by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Frontline Heroes Office launched “Hayyakum,” an initiative that provides scholarships for children of frontline healthcare professionals to attend public schools across the UAE.
“Hayyakum” aims not only to provide the children of frontline healthcare professionals with access to high quality education, but also to alleviate the financial stress faced by many frontline healthcare professionals around ......read more
Abu Dhabi 09, Sep 2021: Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated an Emirati patient who suffered from Friedreich Ataxia; a genetic condition that affects the nervous system and causes mobility imparities.
When the young patient named Amira arrived at SKMC’s Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, she was unable to move her legs and had been suffering from this condition since birth. The rehabilitation team at SKMC developed a personalized intensive treatment plan to get her on the path to recovery, including the use of state-of-the-art LOKOMAT therapeutic technology, the newest addition to the institute.
LOKOMAT is a highly specialized exoskeleton robotic device designed to aid severely ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 08 September 2021: Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, joins the health community in observing World Physiotherapy Day, which takes place every year on September 8.
With the aim of raising awareness amongst the community, AHS has organized a series of virtual events for the employees in additional to the educational videos will be published on their account on social media highlighting the importance of physiotherapy as a treatment method and its ability to relieve patients from aches and pains that might result from habits like the lack of exercise and an active lifestyle. Since the community as a whole was encouraged to limit outdoor activity and exercise during the pandemic, associated body aches are now on the ......read more
Ras Al Khaimah; September 08, 2021: Pure Health, the leading integrated healthcare solutions provider in the UAE, launched their extended laboratory service offerings at the Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah to include COVID-19 RT- PCR testing.
Healthcare facilities in and around Ras Al Khaimah can now use the laboratory facilities of the hospital operated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) located in Al Oraibi area, Ras Al Khaimah, for COVID-19 testing.
“The COVID-19 testing facility is yet another addition to the Ibrahim Obaidullah Hospital’s healthcare services to cater to the citizens and residents of Ras Al Khaimah and nearby areas. With the laboratory’s capacity to run 10,000 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests per day, we can now further support Ras Al ......read more
The SEHA facility treats women with complex endometriosis cases, freeing them from what is known to be an elusive condition
Abu Dhabi,07 Sep. 2021: Corniche Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, continues to make a positive and memorable impact on woman’s health by providing life-changing care for women diagnosed with complex endometriosis.
Endometriosis can occur in women anytime from puberty until the age of menopause and is a disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, involving most commonly the ovaries, the fallopian tubes and the tissue lining the pelvis. In rare cases, endometrial-like tissue may spread to other distant organs beyond the pelvic area, such as such the lungs or the belly ......read more
06, September 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” announced the decision today to postpone the implementation of Al Hosn Green Pass.
Current visitation measures will remain unchanged until further notice.
STARTING FROM Sept 7, 2021, PATIENTS AND VISITORS ABOVE 16 YEARS OLD REQUIRE THE AL-HOSN GREEN PASS TO ACCESS SEHA FACILITIES
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sept 05, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), announced that patients and visitors above the age of 16 require a green pass on the Al Hosn App to access healthcare facilities and centers across the network. This new process excludes visitors to emergency departments and drive-through testing facilities.
This announcement follows the latest directive from the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee approving the usage of the Al Hosn App Green Pass, which is based on the Emirate’s 4-pillar strategy to combat COVID-19, focusing on vaccination, active contract tracings, safe entry …
Abu Dhabi - 05, September 2021: Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Center, managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA Health System Facility, – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated a child with a foreign object lodged in the nasal cavity.
The child had been experiencing a foul-smelling nasal discharge and bad breath for the past two years, while suffering from recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) during this time. Having visited multiple medical facilities, both regionally and abroad, the common diagnosis alluded to unhealthy dental hygiene.
The constant foul odour from the child’s nose and mouth began to adversely affect his psychological state as he was ostracized during social gatherings with family and friends.
The patient visited Al Mushrif ......read more
04 Sep 2021: Madinat Zayed Hospital, part of the Al Dhafra Hospitals that fall under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated 36-year-old female patient, Bushra, who was admitted with haemorrhagic cerebrovascular accident (CVA), intubated for over three weeks.
CVA is a type of stroke that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain or on the surface of the brain leaks or breaks open, causing bleeding in or around the brain. This leads to swelling and pressure, which can damage cells and tissue in the brain.
The patient first visited Madinat Zayed Hospital’s Emergency Department presenting with Unconsciousness and fever, Bushra was immediately admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and placed in an induced coma for over three weeks to allow ......read more
The move aims to integrate specialized paediatric care to best utilize state-of-the-art equipment and expertise.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 2, 2021: The Paediatric Endocrinology Services at Latifa Hospital for Women and Children and Dubai Hospital have been transferred to Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital.
The move aims to provide specialized paediatric services to children under one roof as well as provides Dubai and Latifa Hospital an opportunity to focus on further developing and expanding their services.
The decision aims to support the provision of the highest quality of care that is specialized and accessible.
Recently, paediatric surgery and neurology services were also transferred from Latifa to Al Jalila hospital. The aim is to transfer ......read more
September 04, 2021: The Emirates Health Services (EHS) has recently held a meeting to discuss the latest developments on its strategic plan 2023-2026 which is being meticulously developed, in addition to the progress of work on the regulations concerning human and financial resources.
The EHS has also reviewed the latest organizational and institutional achievements accomplished in line with its action plan and the time set for this plan according to operational indicators and standards.
The board of director’s meeting, which is the fourth to be held this year, was chaired by HE Dr Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and attended by HE Dr. Yousef Mohammed Al Serkal, Director General of the EHS, besides other board members.
During the meeting, the board members also reviewed ......read more
SEHA facility enhances holistic patient experience by expanding menu and elevating its accessibility
Abu Dhabi, 02 Sep 2021: Corniche Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has recently upgraded its patient menu and equipped its kitchen with the latest technology in efforts to improve overall patient satisfaction and elevate the inpatient experience.
Dr. Khawla AL Nasseri, Acting Chief Operations Officer, Corniche Hospital, said: “Corniche Hospital is wholly committed to providing women and newborns with an excellent holistic experience during their stay at our facility. In addition to our provision of world-class healthcare and treatment services, we recognize the importance of nutrition as an extremely important aspect of their recovery ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 August 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has updated the guidelines for the management of COVID-19 in educational institutions which fall under DHA’s jurisdiction, said a top health official.
The guidelines apply to Universities, Schools, Nurseries, Early Childhood Centres and Centres for Special Needs, in Dubai which fall under DHA’s jurisdiction.
Dr. Hanan Obaid, Director for the Health Policies and Standards Department at DHA’s Health Regulation Sector said: “Our aim is to protect the health and wellbeing of students and staff members while ensuring the continuity of learning to the best possible extent. These detailed guidelines provide clear, precise and comprehensive step-by-step protocols for the concerned educational institutions so ......read more
UAE, Dubai, 31 August 2021: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) organised a ceremony today to felicitate Dubai Holding – a diversified global investment company with operations in 13 countries – for its support and contribution towards successfully concluding ‘The Perfect Gift is Saving Lives’ blood donation campaign.
The campaign helped collect 770 blood units for the Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC). The campaign kicked off on 1 April 2021 and operated using a state-of-the-art blood donation bus contributed by Dubai Holding to DBDC. The blood donation bus conducted 26 visits to 16 locations of Dubai Holding’s communities and retail destinations and saw strong participation across all the locations, with almost 920 donors representing 71 nationalities, many of whom have also registered with DBDC ......read more
Abu Dhabi - August 30, 2021: In cooperation with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network has announced the provision of free COVID-19 PCR nasal swab tests for all students at selected SEHA facilities and screening centers across the Emirates. The initiative aims to the country’s leadership’s ambition to deliver a safe return to school roll-out.
SEHA COVID-19 Screening Centers are open from Saturday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm and Friday from 10am to 8pm. Walk-ins, without prior appointment, will be allowed for students only.
Facility mock-ups, family advisory group and pilot lifestyle medicine program enable patients to play an integral part in the development of the cancer care model
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2021: As Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health, prepares to open its 19,000 square meter purpose-built cancer center next year, patients are being consulted to refine the services that will be offered, and provide feedback on tailored care.
The hospital is on schedule with the construction of the ten-floor cancer facility, modelled on Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Center in the US, which is set to bring an integrated and transformative approach to diagnosing and treating the disease to the region. The center will have 24 exam rooms, 24 infusion rooms, two ......read more
August 29, 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has revealed the health centers and locations that provide Covid-19 PCR tests for school students, with a total number of 63 centers distributed in all the northern emirates.
The move aims to increase the capacity of the health centers network so that more community members can easily and swiftly benefit from the services provided and avoid overcrowding.
This comes as part of the UAE's relentless efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus and an affirmation of the state's proactive approach to maintaining community health which clearly reflects the efficiency and capabilities of the health system and its preventive practices according to the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO).
20 centers in Sharjah
The health centers that ......read more
Dubai - August 29, 2021: Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, announced the launch of its outbound travellers COVID-19 screening services in Dubai.
The new service, which is part of Pure Health’s global passenger screening portal, www.preflighttest.com facilitates Covid-19 screening through two locations located in Dubai Marina and The Palm. Home service facility will soon be added to ensure a wider coverage of Dubai.
The new test sites will provide results of the COVID-19 RT PCR tests within 12 to 24 hours, ensuring passengers have a seamless travel experience.
“In June 2020 as the UAE’s largest healthcare services provider, Pure Health was mandated by the UAE government to launch the pre-flight testing portal to screen travellers flying into the UAE for ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 29 August 2021:
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network advise parents and students as children around the country return to school after nearly two years of distance learning as a result of the pandemic.
Returning to school will be different this year as students balance their learning and education with their health and safety. While teachers make sure precautionary measures put in place are followed, students must remember the importance of these measures like wearing a mask at all times, maintaining social distance, and frequently washing and sanitizing their hands. To ensure a healthy transition back to school, physicians from across the SEHA network share their advice and tips.
Dr. Doaa Barakat, Consultant Child Psychiatry, Al Ain Hospital, said: ......read more
A dietitian from a top American hospital matches popular tea options to common ailments
Sunday - 29, August 2021: While studies have shown the health benefits of drinking tea, the variety of options can be overwhelming. A dietitian from a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, explains how different teas offer different benefits.
Beth Czerwony, MS, RD, CSOWM, LD, from Cleveland Clinic's Center for Human Nutrition with the Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, says: “Study after study shows the benefits of drinking tea, essentially ......read more
On Emirati Women's Day, Dubai Health Authority launches "Raeedat" program to encourage Emirati women to work in the health sector.
Al Ketbi: The program aims to enhance the presence of Emirati women in the health sector across all specialties
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 28, 2021: Today, the Dubai Health Authority launched a training program known as "Raeedat", which aims to encourage Emirati women to work in the health sector across various specialties.
The program aims to provide support and encouragement to Emirati women interested in taking up a ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 28 August 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 the Al Aamerah area in Al Ain.
The new center is composed of 4 tracks; 1 for vaccination and 3 for nasal swabs and DPI laser-based testing with a capacity of 100 vaccinations and 800 nasal 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.
This brings the total number of COVID-19 drive-through ......read more
61-year-old patient at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi can now confidently drive short distances and walk without assistance
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 26 2021: A 61-year-old Emirati patient has become the first in Abu Dhabi to benefit from a new treatment that reduces the debilitating symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease, helping him regain control over his life.
Patients with Parkinson’s disease symptoms have low or falling levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which plays a role in movement and coordination. The number of ......read more
Another significant medical milestone was revealed by the Emirates Health Services (EHS) after the medical team of Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital has successfully inserted the 'Medtronic Minimed 780G' for a patient with type 1 diabetes for the first time in the UAE.
‘Minimed 780G' is the world's latest insulin pump system. The MiniMed™ 780G system automatically adjusts insulin delivery to patient needs for an easier way to stabilise glucose levels, using modern medical technologies and algorithms. It features an advance ......read more
The Department of Urology at the SEHA-affiliated facility performed non-invasive prostate artery embolization, resulting in the patient no longer requiring a catheter to pass urine
Abu Dhabi, 25 August 2021: Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated a 75-year-old man who was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate grows in size hampering the passing of urine.
On a global scale, urinary symptoms of abnormal frequency in the passing of urine are ......read more
Comprehensive viral genomic studies yielded valuable information on transmission, mutation, and disease severity
Several studies from the research program have been published in international peer-reviewed journals
Dubai, August 24, 2021: A team of scientists from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) played a notable role in supporting Dubai’s response to COVID-19 through crucial viral genomic surveillance research.
Scientists from MBRU collaborated with scientists from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Genomic Center in Al Jalila ......read more
Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s 51-year-old patient’s cardiovascular risk score drops from high risk of 17 percent to 0.7 percent with appropriate insulin regimen and lifestyle changes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 August 2021: When UAE national Huda Al Ali was first diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in 2019, little did she know that her high blood sugar was slowly damaging her heart.
The 51-year-old mother of two adult daughters has been suffering from Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ......read more
August 24, 2021: In order to provide timely and effective treatment to children in all emergency situations, Aster RV Hospital, JP Nagar has launched a state-of-the-art Deployable Paediatric Emergency Department also called Pediatric Emergency Systems 2.0 at the hospital premises.
This unit with a capacity of 4 beds has been set up in association with Aster Volunteers, the global CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare. This initiative is the need of the hour keeping in mind the COVID third wave and its anticipated impact on children.
This modular unit can be set up in couple of hours as ......read more
Abu Dhabi, August 21, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of three new SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers located in Liwa, Sila and Dalma in the Al Dhafra region.
The new centers feature two tracks, one for nasal swabs and the other for DPI laser-based testing with a capacity of 500 nasal swabs and 100 laser tests per day. The center remains open throughout the week from 8:00am to 8:00pm.
The new centers were built with the use of shipping containers, leveraging ......read more
Serving the community successfully since 2019, the hospital is investing aggressively in 2022 as part of its next phase of significant development
Dubai, UAE, 19th August 2021: Gargash Hospital, the UAE’s first female Emirati-owned, multi-specialty hospital with primary focus on women and childcare, marked its two years of successful business on August 19th, 2021. The fast-growing healthcare facility announced exciting plans for 2022 at a grand ceremony. The eventful anniversary celebration witnessed the presence of members of Royal Family from the UAE, Dr. Husnia Gargash (Founder ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 18 Aug 2021: Madinat Zayed Hospital, part of the Al Dhafra Hospitals that fall under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated Mr.Rameshver a patient with severe necrotizing fasciitis.
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection of the fascia (which line & separate muscles), that spread quickly in the body & can cause death, it can be caused by several types of bacteria, the mortality rate can reach up to 70%.
The patient first visited Madinat Zayed Hospital’s Emergency ......read more
August 17, 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has been awarded the Global Conformity Mark (GC-Mark) accreditation in the management and quality of health statistics, achieving the platinum category. With this accreditation, MoHAP has become the first institution globally to obtain such a prestigious award.
The global achievement is yet another testament to the Ministry's commitment to applying the global specs for the management and quality of health data as a course of action.
This comes as part of the Ministry's strenuous endeavors to become a ......read more
• ADEK, DoH, ADPHC & SEHA collaborate to enable safe return to school
• New centers created to meet demand for vaccine following the success of Yas Mall pop-up vaccination center for students
• Emirates ID and ALHOSN App required for resident students and educators to receive the vaccine
• Dedicated students vaccination centers welcome students and educators between August 17 and October 31 to receive first, second and booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines
• New arrivals can show passport copy, entry permit with UID, and ALHOSN ......read more