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    Tawam Hospital Cancer Program Receives CCPC Reaccreditation for Six Cancer Programs

    The SEHA-affiliated facility is the first in the UAE to obtain the JCI certification for the second time with 99.5 per cent compliance score Abu Dhabi - 21, June 2021:  Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is the first center in the country to become recertified with the Joint Commission International (JCI) Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) for 6 Oncology Programs, following its initial certification in 2017. The CCPC recognition is rewarded to facilities that are already JCI-approved and that provide general medical care and excel at a defined care service. Renowned for its comprehensive cancer care, Tawam Hospital received the CCPC endorsement in 2017 and recertification in 2021 for six cancer programs, namely Breast, Cervix, Colon, Lung, ......read more

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

    DHA will also display its latest services especially in the field of healthcare technology. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is participating in the 46th edition of the Arab Health Congress and Exhibition, which is the Middle East's largest healthcare trade show.  The congress is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre and the DHA will participate in this year's edition of the exhibition, along with a group of its strategic partners, namely: the Control and Control Center, Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Emirates Airline, Noor Dubai Foundation and Al Jalila Children's Hospital. DHA’s participation in this edition aims to shed light on the efforts that Dubai has made and is continuing to make in order to overcome the ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi - 21, June 2021:  Gastroenteritis (GE) is an infection that affects the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestine). It usually presents with diarrhea (sometimes may be bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Other symptoms related to dehydration can also occur, like loss of energy, decrease in the amount of urine, dry mucus membranes, sunken eyes, occasionally lowered levels of consciousness and other neurological signs. We should pay attention to GE in children especially in younger ages, as we expect the disease to manifest and cause possible complications more in this age group. GE is usually caused by an infectious agent, usually viruses (the most common virus across the world is Rotavirus); However, bacteria, parasites, and fungus may cause GE as well. GE is common among ......read more

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

    Health & Wellness Destination To Leverage R&D Expertise To Drive Global Research Hub Goal Dubai, June 20, 2021: Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) – the emirate's pioneering health and wellness destination – is galvanizing key partners for a major drive focused on its research and development (R&D) capabilities at Arab Health 2021, the Middle East's leading healthcare exhibition which opens a four-day, in-person run at the Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow (June 21). Adopting the theme 'Research & Innovation' DHCC will highlight the inspirational behind-the-scenes research capabilities and innovative initiatives of its community partners as part of its drive to evolve the destination to becoming a global research hub and a transformer of healthcare for the next 50 years. "We have a ......read more

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

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

    Mubadala Health Acquires a Controlling Stake in UEMedical

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Program prioritizes applied learning to help graduates accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence and develop skills necessary for direct patient care • Eight pharmacists from SEHA-affiliated Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Tawam Hospital have been selected to join the first cohort of the residency program   Abu Dhabi, 14 June, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, is bridging the gap between university medical qualification and clinical professional practices with its Pharmacy Residency Program – the country’s first and only training initiative accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The two-year program has been specially designed to advance the practice of ......read more

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

    • A completely free holistic wellbeing experience  • With three activity zones including yoga, art and sustainable fashion classes – it’s not to be missed   Dubai, UAE, 14th  June 2021:  Ariel Middle East – one of the world’s most recognisable laundry brands – is collaborating with the city’s leading wellbeing and creative partners to host Mind, Pody & Soul, a free of charge holistic experience starting from Wednesday 16th June 2021 to Saturday 19th June 2021 at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.    The experience is inspired by Ariel PODS – an innovative laundry form designed to deliver three superior benefits: brightening colors, lifting stains, and cleaning, to ultimately bring ease to your everyday laundry experience. Reflecting on the three ......read more

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

    UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Mubadala Investment Centre collaborate to promote fitness and healthy lifestyle choices and take jiu-jitsu to the ‘next level’  New two-storey facility in Al Bahia features top-level jiu-jitsu training, latest cardiovascular and resistance training equipment and specialised classes including yoga and Zumba Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 14, 2021:  HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has officially inaugurated the largest sports facility in Abu Dhabi, a collaboration between the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation and Mubadala Investment Company, created to foster healthy living and strengthen the sport of jiu-jitsu in the UAE capital. Based in Al Bahia, on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway, the state-of-the-art fitness centre spans two floors and is home to top-level jiu-jitsu ......read more

    National Ambulance provides Emergency Medical Services at Abu Dhabi Airports

    • With 70 highly trained medical staff members available on-site to support      Abu Dhabi, 14 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi Airports has signed an agreement with National Ambulance (NA), where NA will provide and manage emergency medical services across all their airports. The services commenced earlier this month at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport and Al Ain International Airport. As part of the agreement, 70 highly trained medical and support staff are currently present on site to support the airports and their customers in the instance of any medical emergencies. This comes as an important step to expand National Ambulance’s services and partnerships with organisations across the public and private sectors in Abu Dhabi.   National Ambulance has invested two ......read more

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

    InterSystems TrakCare will enable the leading Jeddah hospital to achieve its clinical, financial, and digitization goals. Dubai, UAE, June 14, 2021:  The International Medical Center (IMC), a leading multi-disciplinary hospital and the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in Saudi Arabia, has announced the project kick-off of its unified electronic medical record system, InterSystems TrakCare® across its facilities in Jeddah. TrakCare will be implemented in IMC Hospital, Petro Rabigh Clinic, The First Clinic, Tadawi Center, and First Scan. The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) project kick-off was announced during a ceremony that was held at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jeddah where the senior leadership teams of both IMC and InterSystems gathered to embark on a new transformational journey of implementing the new EMR ......read more

    First Aid - Wounds and Burns Workshop Hosted by Flamigel®

    June 13, 2021:  Flamigel® in collaboration with Safe Hands UAE, the First Aid training center hosted a specialised first aid – ‘Wounds and Burns Workshop’ yesterday, educating the attendees on how to administer the required first aid and treat the domestic burns and wounds efficiently at home. Flamigel being one of the elements which are important to have in a first aid kit. Flamigel is a hydrocolloid gel clinically proven to contribute to 40% faster wound healing and prevention of scar formation. It can be used on a whole range of ailments, including sun burn, 1st degree burns, cuts, grazes, minor wounds and even post laser therapy. The most common everyday injuries are minor wounds and cuts, a superficial skin injury that can be a grazed area of the skin or slightly deeper wound. This is where the top ......read more

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

    • Corniche Hospital, part of the SEHA network, upgrades multiple centers with best-in-class equipment and technology to improve the patient experience • In 2020, the frozen IVF cycles success rate at Corniche Hospital was almost double the international standards, with 49% success rates for women above 35 years of age     Abu Dhabi, June 10, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, continues to prioritize women’s health, with Corniche Hospital, part of the SEHA network, recently upgrading its facilities to enhance the patient experience and streamline the continuum of care.   Established in 1977, Corniche Hospital is the UAE’s leading tertiary maternity hospital providing high quality and specialized services to women and ......read more

    Zulal Wellness Resort and Chiva-SPM Host 12 Hours of Open Wellness Talks to Celebrate Global Wellness Day

    The event will mark the 10th annual Global Wellness Day established to raise awareness about the importance of wellbeing for individuals and society Free of charge, the workshops will be open for everyone, in line with Zulal and Chiva-Som’s commitment to spread the culture of wellness and bring a positive change to people’s lives globally  Doha, Qatar – 10 June 2021:   Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with a holistic approach, teams up with Chiva-Som for a 12 hour-long virtual celebration of Global Wellness Day. Delivering on their mission to increase global awareness about wellness and encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, Zulal Wellness Resort and Chiva-Som will ......read more

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

    • 770 units of blood collected for the Dubai Blood Donation Centre in second joint blood donation drive  • State-of-the-art blood donation bus operated across 16 of Dubai Holding’s communities and retail destinations from 1 April to 3 June 2021 • More than 900 donors participated representing over 71 nationalities  • Dubai Holding employees volunteered 160 hours onsite to support Dubai Health Authority teams   UAE, Dubai, 9 June 2021:  Dubai Holding – a diversified global investment company with operations in 13 countries – and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) have successfully concluded ‘The Perfect Gift is Saving Lives’ blood donation campaign securing 770 blood units for Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC). The campaign, which ran for three months, marked ......read more

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

     09 June 2021:  As part of the extensive array of services and procedures provided by the Urology Department at Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the medical team at the hospital was successful in preserving a 30-year-old woman’s kidney.  Upon visiting Tawam Hospital and after thorough medical assessments, the patient was diagnosed with uretero-pelvic junction obstruction. This is caused by a narrowing of the ureter, leading to urine drainage to the bladder and enlargement of the kidney.   Patients who suffer from such conditions are sometimes advised to remove the affected kidney however the medical team at Tawam Hospital opted to perform minimally invasive reconstruction surgery.  Dr Aftab Ahmad Bhatti, Consultant Urologist, Tawam Hospital, who performed the ......read more

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

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

    Increase in Cardiovascular Disease Among Premenopausal Women in the UAE

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi expert says many young women unaware of risk factors   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. June 7, 2021:  The risk of cardiovascular disease in women, once considered a problem common among those after menopause (45-55), is on the rise in younger patients largely because of their unhealthy lifestyle choices, says a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health.    According to the Department of Health, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Abu Dhabi among men and women. The main risk factors for heart disease include diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, smoking, being overweight or obese, and family history of heart issues. About 80 percent of women in the US have at least one risk factor for heart ......read more

    DHA Opens Registration for Dubai Residency Training Program

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 6, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has opened up registrations for the Dubai Residency Training Program (DRTP) that offers 16 accredited training programs across various medical specialties.  The robust and comprehensive program ensures Emiratis and residents in the country have an opportunity to specialize in key medical fields.  Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharief, Director of the Medical Education and Research Department at the Dubai Health Authority highlighted that the program aims to strengthen and foster medical education within the Emirate.  She said, “Medical education, continuous learning opportunities and research are key areas of priority at the DHA to ensure continued excellence in manpower in the medical field as well as to advance research and development in ......read more

    Top Three Oral Care and Hygiene Products that are a must-have

    Here are the tools for you to set in place your oral and dental hygiene routine Maintaining oral health is a regular duty and one that is to be taken seriously. Regular visits to the dentist are not the only solution for oral care. To maintain oral health and hygiene, one must follow a routine that ensures necessary steps are taken to avoid any infections and unwanted problems. We know brushing our teeth is a basic and irreplaceable step that everyone should follow without missing a day. But do you know there are other products that you can incorporate into your routine to keep away dental problems at bay?     Here are three types of such products (apart from toothpaste and a toothbrush, obviously!) that may help you in setting up a daily routine for you to maintain your oral health:   Mouth ......read more

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

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has further expanded its COVID-19 vaccination campaign by opening up booking slots for 12 to 15-year-olds for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine through the ministry website or Covid-19 App. June 01, 2021:  The ministry also noted that those who took the second dose of the Sinopharm vaccine at least six months ago are now eligible to receive booster shots. This came days after MoHAP has approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children within that age group, following the completion of clinical trials and a strict assessment conducted to approve the local emergency use of the vaccine, as well as the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This comes as part of the UAE's relentless efforts to vaccinate the largest possible population ......read more

    Zulal Wellness Resort Raises Awareness on the Importance of Family Wellness to Celebrate the Global Day of Parents

    Zulal Wellness Resort shares the unique concept of family wellness and its exclusive offering in this segment  Doha, Qatar – June 01, 2021:   Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar’s largest wellness resort, and the world’s first to blend Traditional Arabic and Islamic Medicine (TAIM) with a holistic approach, raises awareness on the importance of Family Wellness in supporting families to adapt and bond together, and in developing sustainable lifestyle habits that will ultimately reflect on the wellbeing of the society. The resort joins the celebrations of the Global Day of Parents on the 1st of June initiated by the United Nations to appreciate parents’ selfless commitment to children and their crucial role in creating a harmonious family environment.  Sharing this unique ......read more

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

    Al Luluyah in Khorfakkan and Al Hira in Sharjah city combine the best of fitness and adventure to offer unrivalled beach experiences for residents, tourists, and holidaymakers Sharjah, May 31, 2021:  The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has announced the launch of two new beach development projects, worth a total of AED 197 million, complete with world-class public amenities to develop the emirate’s retail, tourism and hospitality infrastructure and enhance Sharjah’s appeal as an ideal leisure and adventure destination for residents and visitors.  The upcoming AED 110 million Al Luluyah Beach project, located on the eastern coast of the emirate in Khorfakkan, and the AED 87 million Al Hira Beach project in Sharjah city, will include facilities suitable for all visitors, children’s ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, 31May, 2021:  In line with World No Tobacco Day, observed annually on May 31, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, reiterates its commitment to supporting smokers quit the habit through a specially designed program, which is available at six facilities across the network. SEHA’s smoking cessation initiative is available at Baniyas Healthcare Center, Al Bateen Healthcare Center, Madinat Khalifa Healthcare Center, Al Muwaiji Healthcare Center, Oud Al Tawbah Diagnostic and Screening Center, and Al Jahili Healthcare Center, and is staffed by experts with extensive experience in raising awareness around the harms of smoking and helping community members quit.  From the start of 2019 to-date, the network has provided support to over 4,300 people as they ......read more

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

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

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

    88% of fresh graduates are satisfied with the quality of higher education UAE, 30 May 2021: The 2021 Fresh Graduates in the Middle East and North Africa survey, conducted recently by Bayt.com, the Middle East's #1 job site, and YouGov, market research agency, has found that nearly 9 in 10 of UAE respondents (88%) appear to be satisfied with the quality of higher education they received, with 46% stating that they are very satisfied.  Interestingly, 75% of respondents say they’ve considered the job availability in the field they chose to major in prior to enrolment, and over 8 in 10 respondents (82%) claim that their education has prepared them to target the industry of their choice. Jobs for Fresh Graduates The most commonly studied subjects among fresh graduates in the UAE include engineering (24%), ......read more

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

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

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

    With the ongoing pandemic, nose swab Coronavirus PCR test has been  the most accurate and reliable test for diagnosing Covid-19. To make the service easily accessible, Aster Cedars Hospital in Jebel Ali, Dubai and Aster Clinic, Ajman have launched drive through testing facilities. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes, to undergo the test without leaving the car. The facilities conduct around 200 tests per day; test results will be available in 24 hours. Dubai, UAE, 23 April, 2021: Aster Cedars Hospital, Jebel Ali and Aster Clinic, Ajman have launched a drive through PCR test centre. The Drive through centre is setup in a way that is convenient and safe for the visitors, without having to leave their car and enter the facility. With less than 10 minutes for the whole process from registration to swab collection, the drive ......read more

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

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Launches Specialized Pediatric Myopia Clinic to Prevent Potentially Blinding Eye Complications           Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. May 23, 2021:  Experts from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Eye Institute have warned that increased time indoors looking at screens in 2020 has led to a steep rise in myopia among children, creating potentially blinding complications later in life.   Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is the most common eye condition worldwide. It occurs when the shape of the eye changes, becoming too long for its focusing power and causing blurred intermediate and distance vision. Left untreated, myopia can progressively worsen in childhood, affecting academic performance and quality of life as well as increasing the risk of glaucoma, ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi,May 20, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, announces the availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in all SEHA Covid-19 drive-through services centers and vaccination centers across the country. The Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine continues to be available across the network’s facilities and centers.  SEHA stands united with the UAE’s healthcare authorities and partners across the industry to ensure the community have access to vaccinations and is committed to expanding the community’s access to both vaccines.  Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines are now being administered across 60 centers in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Northern ......read more

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

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

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

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

    Al Hamra Launches On-site Vaccination for all its Employees in Cooperation with the Ministry of Health

    Kuwait, 18 May, 2021: Driven to achieving Kuwait’s community's immunity, Al Hamra Real Estate Company, the leading company in real estate management, recently launched a vaccination campaign for all its employees, including Al Hamra Real Estate Management and Shopping Center personnel, to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Aimed at providing optimal health and safety, Al Hamra Real Estate Company partnered with the Ministry of Health’s field vaccination team for the COVID-19 vaccination drive which helped inoculate a total of 1,000 personnel along with staff members of Al Hamra Shopping Center following their pre-registration for the vaccine on the Ministry of Health’s online website. The initiative was launched due to the nature of its employees's direct interaction with customers and tenants in the ......read more

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

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

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

    Launched on occasion of International Nurses Day, Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award with a massive winning amount  will  start accepting nominations via www.Asterguardians.com. Dubai, UAE, 10 May, 2021:  To recognize the phenomenal contribution of nurses to the healthcare delivery system across the world, Aster DM Healthcare has launched the Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award. This is all the more relevant in the current scenario as they continue to play a pivotal role in delivering care despite the challenges produced by the Covid-19 pandemic, taking care of patients worldwide and risking their lives.  The initiative invites nurses from across the world to apply for the award by submitting nomination of their work on the mentioned site either directly or by others with citation. The start date for the ......read more

    DHA Announces Timings of Healthcare Facilities during the Eid Break

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA COVID-19 assessment and vaccination centres, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the Eid break.  Timing of DHA hospitals:  Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of all DHA hospitals will be functional round-the-clock.  In terms of specialist outpatient clinics, Rashid, Latifa and Dubai hospital outpatient services will be closed from 12 to 14 May.   Hatta Hospital’s family medicine clinic will be open from 8 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8:30 pm. COVID-19 vaccination centres at DHA including One ......read more

    Returning to Normal Eating After Ramadan

    An expert at Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) offers tips on returning to normal eating after fasting       Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 MAY 2021:    According to Dr Farhana Bin Lootah, an internal medicine specialist at Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), it is important for everyone who fasts, especially for patients with diabetes, to reintroduce foods in a controlled and disciplined manner once Ramadan is over.   “Returning to a normal diet after Ramadan may be a shock to your body and could trigger undesirable side effects if not managed properly,” she says. “Fasting leads to several changes in your body; for example, digestive enzyme production is reduced, and the protective ......read more

    Saudi Hospital Workers Receive a Million Antivirus Laundry Washes

    Antibacterial washes from Tide and Ariel offer a big boost to help protect doctors, nurses and employees as they care for and treat patients Saudi Arabia, 6 May 2021 – Hospital workers across Saudi Arabia are benefitting from a donation roadshow of one million antivirus washes set to impact 52,000 frontline caregivers across 54 hospitals in Saudi Arabia. As Saudi hospitals continue the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, a supply of antivirus and antibacterial products provides much-needed added protection. Bader Abbas, Marketing Director at Dr. Samir Abbas Hospital, said: “Here at Dr Samir Abbas Hospital, we take safety precautions very seriously, especially during the pandemic. The safety of our doctors, frontliners and staff is always our top priority. Hygiene awareness has reached an all-time high during the ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

    UAE Health Council Discuss Mechanisms of Supporting Health Efforts, Initiatives to Enhance UAE's Competitiveness

    • The council comprises public and private health entities • The council discusses latest development with regard to the National Unified Medical Records (Riayati) • The meeting touched medical services needs and how to enhance coordination concerning the issuance of medical licenses    The UAE Health Council has recently held a meeting bringing together many public and private health entities to discuss mechanisms of enhancing, integrating and coordinating health efforts, initiatives and projects to support the country's strategic health plans and ......read more

    Health Tourism Department holds first DXH Group Meeting for 2021

    Meeting focuses on updates and activities aimed at positioning Dubai as a preferred destination choice for health tourism   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 April 2021: The Health Tourism Department of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) successfully organized the first group meeting for members of Dubai Health Experience (DXH). The meeting, which was held virtually and discussed various initiatives and efforts to continue enhancing Dubai's position as a premier health tourism destination.  Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director, Dubai Health Tourism Department, DHA, pointed out ......read more

    SEHA Director's Proudest Achievement as She Oversees Creation of UAE's Covid-19 Screening and Vaccination Network

    Mona Al Hadrami, Facilities Director at SEHA, is recognised by the Frontline Heroes Office for her integral role in coordinating the UAE’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2021: ‘Don’t worry’. This was the phrase that echoed through the mind of Mona Al Hadrami as she undertook one of the greatest logistical challenges facing any individual during the UAE’s COVID-19 response. The words were spoken by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces. He said them as he ......read more

    Dubai Gold & Jewellery Industry Prioritises Consumer Safety; Initiates Mass Vaccination for Retailers and All Staff

    • Under the patronage of Criminal Investigation Department & Dubai Police, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group facilitated one of the largest mass vaccination drive for the Jewellery sector members. • Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group is one of the first industry trade body that conducted a vaccination drive for the sector      Dubai - April 25, 2021:  As the UAE marches ahead with plans to vaccinate 100 per cent of the country’s population by the end of this year, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG), the largest trade body for the jewellery ......read more

    SEHA Provides Guidance for Children Fasting During Ramadan

    The network recommends children begin partial fasting and gradually increase the period of fasting over the coming weeks   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - April 21, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, provides guidelines and advice to help children fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan, emphasizing the importance of beginning with partial fasting for a few hours every day, and gradually increasing the timeframe to the comfort and capabilities of the child.    Dr. Jamal Al Jubeh, Chair of ......read more

    SEHA Announces Ramadan Working Hours Across Its Facilities

    Abu Dhabi, April 19, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced updated working hours across its facilities for the holy month of Ramadan. All the hospitals under the SEHA network will operate from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm, and from 9 pm -1 am. Emergency units in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Tawam Hospital, Corniche Hospital and Al Gharbia Hospital will operate for 24 hours and will care for inpatients across other SEHA hospitals and outpatient clinics to ensure seamless ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Hosts Virtual Exam for Arab Board of Health Specializations

    • Arab Board Specialization is a highly recognised medical specialization. • DHA keen to foster and promote medical education and research in the Emirate.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 19, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Medical Education Department recently hosted the final exams in the field of family medicine for the Arab Board of Health Specializations.    More than 322 resident physicians registered to give the examination for the Family Medicine Specialization Certificate across 10 examination centers in Arab ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

    • MoU to foster collaboration in specialised paediatric fields of medicine such as organ transplant.   • The two sides will also collaborate in the field of medical education and research as well as medical tourism.   • MoU in line with the DHA’s priority to provide high quality internationally recognised standards of accessible patient-centered care.   • Al Ketbi: DHA is keen to collaborate with esteemed medical and academic institutions.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 14, 2021:  In line with the aim of the ......read more

    Aster MIMS Kozhikode Offers Paediatric Surgeries Free of Cost to the Financially-Weak Children

    United Arab Emirates -  April 14, 2021:   North Kerala’s famous hospital Aster Mims Kozhikode offers Surgeries and treatments at free of cost to financially-weak children. Surgeries like Liver Transplant costing around Rs. 20 lakhs, Bone marrow Transplant costing around Rs. 25 lakhs, Kidney Transplant costing around Rs. 8 lakhs and Cancer Treatments among others are providing without charging any fee to the financially-weak children.   As part the 20th anniversary celebrations of Aster Mims in Kerala, the free of cost treatments are providing in accordance ......read more

    Vigilant Glucose-Monitoring Is Key To Fasting Safely for People With Diabetes During Ramadan

    Patients should consult a doctor in advance, and be alert to blood sugar fluctuations, dehydration and other red flags, says an expert from Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13, APRIL 2021:  To ensure people with diabetes are fasting safely, they should seek the advice of a doctor ahead of Ramadan, and throughout the fasting period they will need to be vigilant in checking their blood sugar levels, and will need to know the health risks and warning signs to watch for, advises an expert from Imperial College ......read more

    UN Body Endorses TENA's Bid to Redefine Menopause in Arabic as ‘Age of Renewal'

    The United Nations Population Fund endorses TENA’s mission to update the existing phrase, helping tackle stigma connected to female health and ageing ‘Age of Renewal’ is now listed in the popular online Arabic dictionary Al Maany Thousands of suggestions of new phrases were shared across TENA platforms, the final of which was decided by a panel including TV personality and influencer Fadia Al Taweel, the singer/songwriter Ghalia Benali, and renowned doctor Dr Abdul Malek 12 April 2021: Garnering support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United ......read more

    DHA Announces Healthcare Facilities Timings during the Holy Month of Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA COVID-19 screening and vaccination centres, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the Holy month of Ramadan. The working hours for DHA administration will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Sundays to Thursdays.  Timing of DHA hospitals:  Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of ......read more

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