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    MoHAP lights up UAE landmarks in blue to mark World Health Day.

    Dubai April 10th, 2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has lit up several national buildings and iconic landmarks in blue to mark World Health Day, themed "My Health is My Right." Among the illuminated sites were the Dubai Frame, Al Wasl Plaza at Expo City Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Sharjah TV Building, Clock Roundabout in Umm Al Quwain, and Ras Al Khaimah Police Headquarters, among others across the UAE. MoHAP reiterated its commitment to ensuring that everyone has an access to healthcare, aiming to establish a safe and healthy environment for both current and future generations. This will postively reflect on enhancing the overall quality of life in the country and promoting societal well-being, in line with the directives of the country’s wise leadership.

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    Cigna Healthcare Organizes Health Checks for Hundreds of Workers.

    Hundreds of workers receive health checkups and advice on health insurance and safety. Cigna Healthcare offers a generous Essential Benefits Plans for blue and pink collared workers. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2024: Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, has announced that it organized a series of health checks and information sessions to support manual and low-paid workers in the UAE. The sessions supported hundreds of blue and pink collared workers in understanding their health insurance benefits, rights, and the importance of health check-ups and health and safety in the workplace. In collaboration with LVL Wellbeing, a prominent workplace well-being platform, Cigna Healthcare spearheaded a comprehensive health initiative, conducting wellness checkups for over 200 participants ......read more

    Leveraging Telehealth and Empowering Parents Can Help to Bridge Gaps in Autism Care and Improve Outcomes, says Expert Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day

    Cleveland Clinic Children’s psychologist and her team are investigating effectiveness of training programs that empower families to play a vital role in interventions 1 April, 2024, CLEVELAND: Innovative models of care that leverage telehealth and parent-mediated interventions can play a significant role in increasing access to care and improving the outcomes in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic ahead of World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April. According to the World Health Organization, around 1 in 100 children globally has ASD. “In recent years, there has been a focus on the role of parent-mediated interventions for children with ASD. Families can be a really powerful resource to help children learn developmentally appropriate skills, enhance their ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority concludes Dubai Medical Research Forum 2024

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently concluded the Dubai Medical Research Forum 2024, which witnessed significant engagement and rich discussions on the global challenges facing the field of medical research and specialisation in general, as well as the rapid developments and innovative advancements in the local and global healthcare sector in this field. The event was attended by Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharief, Director of the Medical Education and Research Department at the Dubai Health Authority along with a large group of experts and specialists from within and outside the country. Dr. Wadeia stated that the forum showcased the latest global developments in the field of medical research, key issues related to it, and the increasing role of research in renewing and updating ......read more

    RAK Hospital Introduces New Diabetes Care Model for Holistic Management

    Utilizing innovative technology and data analytics, the new disease management tool provides 360-degree Diabetes Care support to patients, setting new standards in healthcare delivery. This initiative deploys dedicated health counselors to offer personalized guidance and support to patients. 25 March 2024; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE — RAK Hospital, the leading healthcare institution in the UAE, has embarked on a brand-new journey to transform Diabetes Management by introducing a cutting-edge disease management tool in collaboration with THB, Asia’s foremost Enterprise Healthcare SAAS company. This collaboration aims to enhance healthcare delivery, patient engagement, and support holistic Diabetes care. Diabetes poses a significant global challenge, often arising from family history, unhealthy diets, sedentary ......read more

    Mubadala Acquires KELIX bio to further Advance UAE's Life Sciences Ecosystem and expand its footprint in the sector

    Mubadala supporting UAE's vision to become a global leader in the life sciences sector. The acquisition of KELIX bio will reinforce the UAE's biopharma ecosystem and increase Mubadala's presence regionally and globally. United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2024: – Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), an Abu Dhabi sovereign investor, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire KELIX bio, a specialty pharmaceutical business focused on delivering complex generics across emerging markets, to further strengthen the development of the UAE's life sciences ecosystem, position the UAE as a global leader in the life sciences sector and to support the diversification of the economy in the UAE. KELIX bio was incepted in November 2020, and has since, acquired manufacturing businesses in India, Egypt, Malta ......read more

    Response Plus Holding Net Profit surges 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023

    Group Revenue increases to AED 345.36 million Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2024 – Response Plus Holding PJSC (ADX: RPM), the largest pre-hospital care and emergency medical services provider in the UAE and KSA, has released its audited financial results for the period ending December 31, 2023. The Group’s Net Profit surged 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023, compared to AED 29.31 million recorded in the previous year, while the Group’s Revenue increased to AED 345.36 million as of December 31, 2023 against AED 320.86 million a year before. Similarly, the Group’s Equity increased to AED 230.04 million as of December 31, 2023 from AED 222.9 million in the previous year. The Earnings Per Share (EPS) increased to AED 0.25 in 2023 from AED 0.15 a year before, reflecting the Group’s ......read more

    Advanced Technology Company (ATC), Ministry of Health Organize Innovative Three-Day Course for Dental Specialists in Kuwait

    Kuwait, Kuwait, 20 March 2024: Advanced Technology Company (ATC), the leading distributor of medical devices in Kuwait, recently organized a three-day course on minimally invasive soft tissue grafting in collaboration with the Ministry of Health’s Continuing Dental Education Office (CDEO). The course, which took place from 5-7 March at the Marina Hotel in Kuwait, comes as part of ATC’s wider efforts to elevate the standards of dental care in Kuwait and support professional development in the region. Over 70 periodontists took part in the course, which was led by Dr. Adrian Kasaj, Associate Professor of Periodontology at the University of Mainz, Germany. Kasaj also serves as a Key Opinion Leader for the HuFriedyGroup, a global leader in dental instrument manufacturing and infection prevention solutions, whose products are ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic-Led Study Discovers Link between High Levels of Niacin - a Common B Vitamin - and Heart Disease

    Excess niacin fuels inflammation, cardiovascular disease through newly discovered pathway March 21, 2024, Cleveland: Researchers from global health system Cleveland Clinic have identified a new pathway that contributes to cardiovascular disease associated with high levels of niacin, a common B vitamin previously recommended to lower cholesterol. The team, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., discovered a link between 4PY, a breakdown product from excess niacin, and heart disease. Higher circulating levels of 4PY were strongly associated with development of heart attack, stroke and other adverse cardiac events in large-scale clinical studies. The researchers also showed in preclinical studies that 4PY directly triggers vascular inflammation, which damages blood vessels and can lead to atherosclerosis over time. The study, published ......read more

    Nadezhda Grishaeva's Ultimate Fitness Guide: Tips from Moscow to Dubai

    Unlocking Fitness Secrets with Nadezhda Grishaeva: From Novice to Pro Nadezhda Grishaeva's name causes a resonance in the wellness sphere, which is not often seen. A beacon of inspiration and expertise, Nadezhda has not only dominated the athletic world but also paved the way for enthusiasts at every level. This feature delves deep into her journey, extracting pearls of wisdom that cater to a spectrum of fitness aficionados, from beginners to the recovering, and illuminates the myriad opportunities awaiting them in the dynamic city of Dubai. Her story motivates many, and sports fans of all types can use valuable tips and lessons shared to improve their fitness experience. The Grishaeva Legacy: A Blend of Passion and Precision Grishaeva embarked on an athletic journey at a young age, quickly distinguishing herself in ......read more

    WCM-Q Doctors of the Future Conference: Inspiring the Future Generation of Healthcare Leaders

    Doha – March 19, 2024: More than 300 pre-university students with ambitions to pursue careers in medicine attended the two-day Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) Doctors of the Future Conference. The annual conference gives pre-university students the opportunity to visit the WCM-Q campus to explore careers in medicine through a wide range of activities. These include a research competition as well as panel discussions on topics related to applying to medical schools, careers in medicine, meetings with current students, alumni and faculty, and discussions about life as a medical student, among many others. The event, previously known as the High School Medical Conference, is open to students, teachers and school counselors from all over Qatar and across the wider region and beyond. This year's edition featured ......read more

    Pharmatrade launches its Logistics Centre in KEZAD

    This new centre will ensure uninterrupted medical supplies to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 March 2024: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones, and the UAE-based Pharmatrade today announced the opening of Pharmatrade's Abu Dhabi Logistics Centre. Through this new logistics centre, the company plans to ramp up the storage and distribution of its Pharmaceutical and Medical Device range of products to serve the UAE's healthcare sector. The expansion of its business over the last 13 years, since the opening of its Logistics Centre in Dubai Investment Park 1, prompted Pharmatrade, one of the largest companies in the healthcare sector, to invest in a new logistics centre in KEZAD. KEZAD Logistics Park Phase 5 which houses ......read more

    Baros Maldives Launches Exclusive Serenity Healing Therapy: A Journey To Inner Peace And Balance

    Nestled in the heart of the pristine Baros Maldives, Serenity Spa invites guests to embark on a transcendent wellness journey tailored to profoundly rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. The skilled Serenity Spa therapists, deeply attuned to the needs of Baros’s guests’ well-being, present a new spa experience designed to transport guests to a realm of serenity and healing. This thoughtfully curated journey begins with a 45-minute immersive water therapy session in the crystalline waters of the Baros lagoon, followed by a 90-minute tranquil healing massage incorporating natural ingredients sourced from the island's lush botanical garden. The aquatic symphony of Flotation and Immersion takes centre stage as guests begin their therapy by the beach, expertly guided by Baros’s resident yogi. Floating in the lagoon, ......read more

    Medcare Hospital Al Safa performs life-saving vascular surgery to restore blood flow to a 72-year-old British expat's brain after a stroke

    The highly competent medical team at Medcare Hospital Al Safa, led by the Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Saher Arour, performed a complex medical procedure saving the patient from any further recurrent  strokes   Dubai – March 18, 2024: Ms. Vivienne Alison Davidson, a 72-year-old UK expat, overcame severe carotid artery stenosis, a condition that caused her to have two recurrent strokes, through a complex surgical intervention carried out at Medcare Hospital Al Safa. Ms. Vivienne was in danger of having recurrent strokes due to her critical medical condition, but Dr. Saher Arour, a consultant vascular surgeon at Medcare, effectively managed her condition, providing her with a whole new chance at life again. The patient had previously experienced two strokes when she met Dr. Saher Arour at Medcare ......read more

    PureHealth launches Emirati Women Chapter to empower national talent

    Emirati women selected to receive mentorship from inspirational female leaders during initial pilot phase. Abu Dhabi-UAE. 15 March 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has launched the Emirati Women Chapter (EWC), in association with General Women’s Union. EWC is a mentorship and upskilling initiative dedicated to empowering and inspiring Emirati women on their journey towards personal and professional growth across a range of industries. The initiative’s launch follows PureHealth's 'Remarkable Emirati Women' forum, which, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the ‘Mother of the Nation’, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family ......read more

    From Wearables to Well-being: New Service in Saudi Arabia Uses Data from Apps for Personalized Health Guidance

    Saudi Arabia's Health Tech Incubator Graduates 1st Startup Batch Riyadh: In a major push for digital health, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Health Minister, Abdulaziz Al-Rumaih, unveiled a two-pronged initiative on March 6th. This started with the launching of the Virtual Health Guide Service, which aims to empower citizens with personalized health guidance.  Leveraging data from the "SEHATY" app, "NAFIS" health files, and wearable devices, the service will identify individuals at risk and connect them with virtual specialists for preventive care and disease management programs like weight control, early diabetes detection, and hypertension control. This data-driven approach is expected to improve early detection, increase life expectancy, and ultimately enhance the quality of life for all. The second ......read more

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services announces Ramadan opening hours for healthcare centres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

    Healthcare centres will continue operating with adjusted hours with some continuing to operate 24 hours a day. Abu Dhabi-UAE. 12 March 2024: Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has announced updated operating hours for its healthcare centres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain during the holy month of Ramadan. Health Center Weekdays (Monday – Friday) Saturday Sunday 1st Shift 2nd Shift 1st Shift 2nd Shift Al Dhafra Dental 9am – 4pm 8pm – 1am 8pm – 1am 9am – 4pm 8pm – 1am Al ......read more

    Dubai Customs Elevates Employee Well-Being with Cutting-Edge Medical Center Unveiling

    Dubai – 11 March 2024: With the goal of ensuring healthcare provision for its employees within the premises, Dubai Customs inaugurated a Medical Center at its headquarters. The opening ceremony, presided over by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Busnad, Director General of Dubai Customs, marked the initiation of healthcare services for employees and their families. Attendees included Marwan Haji Nasser, Chairman and CEO of Tadawi Healthcare Group, along with executive directors and department managers from Dubai Customs. This initiative is part of Dubai Customs' dedication to fostering a healthy work environment through investments in employee well-being. The Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of top-quality medical, preventive, and therapeutic services tailored for the department's employees and their ......read more

    HE Al Owais: commends spirit of responsibility & dedication of Emirati Doctors, says they set inspiring examples for generations to come

    Dubai March 10th, 2024: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has paid heartfelt tribute to Emirati doctors, lauding their dedication, expertise, and the compassionate care they provide to the community. In a statement marking Emirati Doctor's Day, Al Owais said: "Under the wise directives of our leadership, we celebrate Emirati Doctor's Day, honouring our medical professionals who consistently demonstrate commitment to excellence, and play a pivotal role in safeguarding the health of our society."  “Today, the entire nation is proud of Emirati doctors' and their remarkable capabilities to deliver superior healthcare services, utilizing their knowledge and skills to serve and ensure the wellbeing of the UAE people,” Al Owais added.  The ......read more

    Cancer awareness and prevention can save lives and soften its impact

    From Wound Care to Antibiotics: KFSH&RC Wins Big at National Patient Safety Awards Cancer awareness and prevention can save lives and soften its impact By: Dr Lori Stetz, Chief Medical Officer - Americas, International Health, Cigna Healthcare and a member of the scientific advisory board for TargetCancer Foundation. Cancer's devastating impact is hard to ignore. It has been estimated that one in six deaths globally is now attributable to cancer, making it likely than you or someone close to you will be directly affected at some point in your life. In the World Health Organization's Eastern Mediterranean Region which includes the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, cancer diagnoses are projected to increase from 788,000 in 2022 to 1.57 million by 2045. The WHO notes the increase will be driven by population ......read more

    From Wound Care to Antibiotics: KFSH&RC Wins Big at National Patient Safety Awards

    Four wins solidify position as global leader in safe healthcare Riyadh: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) was honored with four awards at the 6th National Saudi Patient Safety Award Ceremony on Tuesday, March 5th. The awards were distributed across three categories: Patient Safety : Where KFSH&RC won two awards for its pioneering initiatives in  wound care detecting malnutrition rates in newly admitted Patients. The hospital also won an award for its project on improving antibiotic management. While the daily improvement program won an award in the training category. More than 600 institutions participated in this year's National Patient Safety Award, submitting high-quality projects across its eight categories. It is noteworthy that KFSH&RC has been ranked first in the ......read more

    James Dyson is looking for world-changing ideas as international student design and engineering competition opens for 2024

    The James Dyson Award is open for entries between March 6th - July 17th, offering winners a chance to secure a portion of a global prize fund To date, the Award has supported over 400 young inventors with more than £1million The James Dyson Award, the international student design and engineering competition run by the James Dyson Foundation, today opens for entries, calling for novel inventions that tackle a pressing real-world problem.    Young inventors’ ideas have the potential for global impact   Open to all engineering and design students and recent graduates, the Award seeks ambitious designs that address a global issue, from cancer diagnosis to natural disasters. With global recognition offered to an International Winner and a Sustainability Winner, past winners include an off-road ......read more

    International Women's Day: Five Tips for Aspiring Female Doctors

    By Dr. Sasha Lake, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomy, St. George's University, School of Medicine in the Caribbean. On March 8, International Women's Day will again celebrate the remarkable contributions of women and recognize their achievements. Previously, women were traditionally relegated to subordinate roles in society, including within the medical profession. However, times have changed, and more women are studying and practicing medicine. Pursuing a career in medicine also opens opportunities for leadership positions in the health care field and academic medicine. But women can encounter challenges when trying to attain these leadership positions. Common challenges faced by women include an incorrect perception that they are not effective leaders and won’t be offered leadership positions ......read more

    Ground breaking achievements at Parkinson's Centre of Excellence king's College Hospital London Dubai

    Dubai 5th March 2024 - The Parkinson’s Forum held at Dubai Police Officers Club transcended boundaries of medical excellence and community engagement. Graced by dignitaries Sheikh Faisal Bin Obaid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Rashid Bin Nasser Al Nuaimi, this visionary event was orchestrated by the People of Determination Empowerment Council of Dubai Police in association with Friends of Parkinson’s UAE and King’s College Hospital London Dubai. The gathering featured renowned Parkinson’s specialists from the UK and Europe, including Dr. Vinod Metta, Professor Ray Chaudhuri, Dr. Guy Chung-faye, and others. Moderated by Dr. Vinod Metta and Mr. Huzaifa Ibrahim, the forum had over 250 attendees, including patients, families, and community members. Notable figures like Kimberley Pierce, CEO of Kings College Hospital London ......read more

    MoHAP Hosts Innovative Lab to Design National Framework for Health and Wellness

    The National Framework aims to design a world-class Emirati model to promote and ensure the sustainability of health and wellness for the UAE community. Sessions covered 4 themes: lifestyle, quality of physical and psychological life, quality of healthy life in learning and working environments, accessibility, and quality of health services. Setting up 10 teams of experts from various federal, local, academic, and private government entities and involving community members to brainstorm initiatives that define the vision and objectives of the national framework. Dubai, March 4th, 2024: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized an innovative workshop at the Mohammed bin Rashid Library in Dubai to formulate a National Framework for Health and Wellness and support the Ministry’s goal of developing a ......read more

    WCM-Q hosts global symposium on lifestyle medicine

    Doha – March 2, 2024: Over 360 healthcare professionals attended a symposium on lifestyle medicine to discuss the recent advances in lifestyle medicine education, medical practice, and research. Organized by the Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), the one-day symposium brought together experts from Qatar, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Croatia, Hungary, India, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and the United States. Titled ‘Lifestyle Medicine - Redefining Healthcare to Promote Wellbeing’, the symposium featured speakers and panelists from Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance (LMGA), International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM), World Health Organization Regional Office ......read more

    Ahead of World Obesity Day, New Research Confirms Benefits of Weight-loss Surgery for Patients with Diabetes

    CLEVELAND, 29 February, 2024 – A new study is offering hope to individuals with obesity and diabetes, showing that bariatric surgery can help to improve both conditions, even putting diabetes into remission in some cases, according to a bariatric surgeon from global health system Cleveland Clinic who co-authored the study. Ahead of World Obesity Day (March 4), Ali Aminian, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Metabolic and Bariatric Institute, explains that obesity and diabetes go hand in hand – the accumulation of excess body fat can cause and exacerbate type 2 diabetes.  “When we treat obesity effectively, associated conditions such as diabetes, as well as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, are likely to improve too. Bariatric surgery also results in favorable hormonal changes that can improve ......read more

    Cigna Healthcare Awards Excellence: Celebrating Partner Achievements

      Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2024: Cigna Healthcare Middle East, the globally acclaimed health services company, proudly announces the winners of its 5th Annual Middle East Partner Award. Held in Dubai, this event celebrates the outstanding contributions of brokers who have spearheaded transformative healthcare initiatives throughout the Middle East, echoing Cigna Healthcare's commitment to building a healthier future for its people. In assessing partners for these awards, Cigna Healthcare employed a comprehensive evaluation process focused on key areas: business growth, client retention, customized solutions, and performance in GlobalCare and SmartCare services. This thorough approach ensured that those demonstrating the highest levels of innovation, service excellence, and commitment to healthcare advancement in the Middle ......read more

    Saudi Arabia Saves Big with Shorter Hospital Stays: 13,000 Beds Freed Annually

    Annual Health Performance Awards Celebrates Global Winners Riyadh: Saudi Ministry of Health celebrated Monday the annual Health Performance Awards, at a ceremony held in the capital Riyadh. During his speech at the ceremony, Saudi Health Minister Fahd Al-Jalajel explained that the average length of stay for hospitalized patients has decreased from 6.5 days to 4.5 days, which means saving around 13,000 beds, equivalent to 5 medical cities. He also pointed out that the rate of those served within 4 hours increased from 36% in 2017 to 85% in 2022, with an improvement rate of 137%, while the mortality rate from acute heart attacks decreased to 15%, achieving excellent levels in best practice metrics. Minister Al-Jalajel indicated that the improvement rate in the performance of the Saudi health sector since 2017 has increased by ......read more

    85% of Saudi Patients See a Doctor Within 4 Hours

    Minister of Health: Average Hospital Stay Decreased by 30% Riyadh: Riyadh's 1st  Health Cluster achieved an exceptional accomplishment by winning 7 awards in various categories of the "Health Performance" award in its sixth edition, during the annual ceremony held on Monday under the patronage of the Saudi Minister of Health, Fahd Al-Jalajel. Key Achievements include securing first place in the Critical Care Improvement category for their project enhancing tracheostomy practices in intensive care units. They also secured first place in the Creativity and Innovation category for a project aimed at improving emergency patient satisfaction through combined innovative methods like appointing emergency guides, establishing a call center, and utilizing a novel electronic emergency status dashboard. Finally, they ......read more

    Unlocking the Genetics of Weight Loss: RAK Hospital's Initiative Sheds Light on Personalized Solutions

    Free Genetic testing and counseling for all 20 winners of the RAK Hospital's 2024 Weight Loss Challenge announced Genetic testing has emerged as a promising tool to provide insights into an individual's unique genetic predispositions related to weight regulation and metabolism, enabling personalized strategies for weight loss. 250 genes directly or indirectly influence weight gain and obesity; however, over 95% of human genes are polygenic and are epigenetically reversible Genetic testing offers insights into genetic variants enabling personalized exercise recommendations aligned with one's genetic profile 28 February 2024; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge 2024, a community initiative by RAK Hospital in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Prevention Ras Al Khaimah, recently ......read more

    WCM-Q workshop focuses on AI in healthcare

    Doha – February 27, 2024: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) recently hosted a workshop to provide healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively understand, implement, and leverage AI technologies in their practice. The session was held at WCM-Q's world-class facilities.   As technology rapidly advances, the integration of AI in healthcare is expected to become increasingly important to enhance patient care, optimize clinical workflows, and improve healthcare outcomes.    Titled 'Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare,' the one-day workshop was designed as an initial step towards building an understanding and appetite for the topic of AI in healthcare.   The course covered AI introductory essentials such as the history of AI and its ......read more

    Saudi Consumers can now sleep better with help from a New Natural & Non-Habit forming Aid for Sleep Deprivation

    2 out of 3 Saudis experience sleeplessness including difficulty in falling asleep, waking up at night & waking up tired in morning ZzzQuil NATURATM from the World’s #1 Sleep Aid Brand is an innovation designed to help Saudis sleep naturally, with carefully selected ingredients known for their ability to promote natural, restful sleep   Jeddah, February 27, 2024: Sleep is essential for a person's health and wellbeing, yet many Saudis do not get enough sleep, with a large part of the population unaware of the impact of sleeplessness on daily life. According to World Health Organisation, sleep deprivation, is a pressing global health concern affects millions of individuals worldwide and responsible for 3x to 10x attention lapses1. The consequences of sleep deprivation are far-reaching, including impaired ......read more

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services opens 18th Visa Screening Centre in Abu-Dhabi

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services opens 18th Visa Screening Centre in Abu-Dhabi Located inside Al Qurm Smart Services Centre in Makani Mall in Al Shamkha, the centre enables residents to complete the whole visa process under one roof Abu Dhabi-UAE. 23 February 2024 – In alignment with the regulatory standards issued by the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre on the operations of visa screening centres in the Emirate, the Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has opened its 18th visa screening centre in Abu Dhabi, bringing the services to communities in Al Shamkha, Al Shawamekh, Al Falah, Madinat Al Riyad and Shakhbout City. The opening of new visa screening centres comes in line with the Emirate’s efforts to ensure the health and safety of the ......read more

    Hikma delivers strong 2023 performance and positive outlook for 2024

    Amman, 22 February 2024 – Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (‘Hikma’ or ‘Group’), the multinational pharmaceutical company, today reports its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2023. The Group reported revenue growth of 14% (15% in constant currency) to $2.875 billion )compared to $2.517 billion in 2022). In 2023, we continued to deliver on our purpose of making high quality medicines accessible to those that need them. All three of our businesses grew, driven by new launches, partnerships and a focus on delivering more from our existing portfolio. Riad Mishlawi was appointed CEO in September 2023, and under this new leadership, with a refreshed, ambitious strategic focus, we are well placed for our next chapter of growth. We expect Group revenue to grow in the range of 4% to 6%  in ......read more

    DHA launches ‘Assessment of Critical Care and Emergency Transfer Services' Project with Health Standards Organization (HSO) & Accreditation Canada.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2024: Health Standards Organization (HSO) & Accreditation Canada and the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently launched the project, "Assessment of Critical Care and Emergency Transfer Services." This strategic project aims to support the emergency medicine strategy and is part of the authority's initiatives to provide an efficient and integrated healthcare system based on excellence and high-quality healthcare in all areas. The project is designed to ensure the provision of safe and effective care pathways for patients with emergency medical cases and the provision of high-quality critical care and emergency medical services in Dubai.  Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at the DHA, emphasised that patient-centric care is at the core ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Exports Office participates in GTR MENA conference as a key sponsor

    Abu Dhabi, 21 February 2024 – The Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), an export-financing arm of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has debuted at the GTR MENA conference as one of its main sponsors. The event, now in its 24th edition, was held in Dubai on February 20 and 21. The long presence of the event in the region highlights the conference's value as a platform for building connections, exchanging insights, and engaging in meaningful dialogue on export and trade. Reflecting on the anticipated outcome of ADEX's participation, Khalil Al Mansoori, the Acting Director General of ADEX, said: "We are delighted to be part of the GTR MENA as it presents an excellent opportunity for us to share our vision for the growth and expansion of the UAE's export sector. As we embark on this journey, we look forward to ......read more

    Dubai's Healthcare Sector Witnesses Extraordinary Growth in Facilities and Workforce

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2024:  Dubai's healthcare sector has experienced remarkable growth in its facilities and workforce over the past five years, from 2019 to 2023, reflecting the rapid expansion of this sector, which is considered to be one of the most advanced and progressive sectors.  Recent statistics from Dubai Health Authority( DHA) revealed a notable increase in the number of healthcare facilities from 3,431 in 2019 to 4,922 in 2023.  This includes 53 government and private hospitals, 58 day-care surgery centers, 2,315 specialised outpatient clinics, 1,495 pharmacies, 119 diagnostic centers, and 655 clinical support facilities.  Additionally, the number of healthcare professionals in Dubai has increased from 39,548 in 2019 to 58,788 in 2023, including 13,082 physicians, 4,071 ......read more

    Medcare introduces over 300 UAE doctors to the latest advancements in Orthopaedic and Spine surgeries

    A multidisciplinary approach with AI and robotics emerging as game-changers in orthopaedics and sports medicine was presented at the 9th Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Symposium UAE’s most advanced technologies and latest medical practices in treating complex sports injuries, orthopaedic traumas, bone degeneration and congenital defects puts the country at the forefront of international destinations for Orthopaedics care Dubai – February 19, 2024: Over 300 Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine experts from across the UAE gathered at the 9th Medcare Ortho & Spine Symposium held on Friday, 16th February 2024. Aimed to enhance patient experience and provide the best treatment outcomes, Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine symposium addressed the most recent advancements in medical technologies, surgical and treatment ......read more

    Gilead Sciences and Saudi Oncology Society Partner to Improve Oncology Care in Saudi Arabia

    Jeddah, KSA, February 19, 2024. Gilead Sciences, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Oncology Society (SOS) to cooperate in areas of research, clinical trials, medical education and scientific exchange. Committed to creating a healthier world through the sharing of scientific and innovative advancements, Gilead Sciences will work closely with SOS to achieve these goals.   The primary focus of the collaborative initiative is on education, research, awareness, optimizing treatment management and directing the audience to specialized healthcare professionals. These contributions aim to grow and improve the broader healthcare ecosystem in the Kingdom, with a special focus on oncology and addressing the unmet needs of cancer patients in the ......read more

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    SEHA's Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Services Attains AABB Global Accreditation for Healthcare Excellence

    The accreditation highlights ADBBS's dedication to top international standards in blood handling and safety for patients and donors, in line with PureHealth's commitment to healthcare excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE, February  14, 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, announced that the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Services (ADBBS) has received formal accreditation from the globally renowned Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies. The accreditation awarded to ADBBS underscores its unwavering dedication to upholding the highest international standards in ......read more

    Dubai's Health Insurance System sees significant boost with 21.68 billion transactions in 2023

    An official report by the Dubai Health Authority for the year 2023 has revealed a significant leap in the healthcare insurance system in Dubai, with transactions totaling 21.68 billion dirhams through the electronic insurance portal. Approximately 4.47 million individuals benefit from the healthcare insurance umbrella in Dubai, a marked increase from 100,000 insurance claims in 2012 to over 3 million monthly claims in 2023. Al Ketbi stated that the authority is keen on enhancing Dubai's healthcare welfare.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 12, 2024: The Dubai ......read more

    Lifespan Sports Medicine Center Clinic LLC and Healthspan Digital Inc Announce Collaboration to Launch Healthspan, a Comprehensive Longevity Program in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE - Lifespan Sports Medicine Center Clinic LLC (Lifespan), a leading provider of sports medicine and wellness services in the UAE, is thrilled to announce a joint venture with Healthspan Digital Inc, a Canadian HealthTech company specializing in Healthspan-as-a-Service, to co-launch a comprehensive and membership-based longevity program called Healthspan. The collaboration aims to redefine the approach to healthy living and promote longevity through a comprehensive and personalized program focusing on preventive care, precision fitness and healthy aging.  The Healthspan ......read more

    Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital performs UAE's first artificial ligament surgery with LARS on an Italian patient

    Dr. Massimo Piracci, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon at Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital introduces LARS with artificial ligament to help the 44-year-old patient, who met with a severe knee injury during a football match in Dubai a few years ago. Studies say that knee injuries are notably five times more frequent in the UAE than in other parts of the world and are witnessing an upward trajectory.2 Dubai, February 08, 2024: Italian executive chef and football enthusiast, Mr. Cosimo Danese, underwent the first Ligament Augmentation and Reconstruction Surgery (LARS) in the UAE ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Showcases Medical Library Services at AEEDC Dubai 2024 Conference and Exhibition

    Dr. Wadeia Mohamed: The library enhances medical education in line with the latest trends in governmental practices. The library provides more than 31 million medical sources to its members from healthcare professionals. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 7, 2024: During its participation in the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai 2024), the Dubai Health Authority is showcasing the outstanding services offered by its electronic medical library to healthcare professionals working in various healthcare facilities in the Emirate of Dubai. The ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Showcases Efforts to Regulate and Develop Dentistry at AEEDC 2024

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 6, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) announced, during its participation in the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition "AEEDC" 2024 currently held in Dubai, the details of the recently published document- "Scope of Practice and Core Competencies for General Dentistry and Specialisation - Second Edition". The document details the scope of practice for general dentistry and specialisations for healthcare professionals involved in providing services according to best practices in the field. Presently, the ......read more

    Empowering community, RAK Hospital's Obefit Webinar Unravels Secrets to a Healthier Life

    ‘6 Rules of Good Health’ explained during the educative session Overweight individuals face heightened vulnerability—25-50% more prone to injuries in emergencies Obese individuals who either smoke or drink alcohol daily have a reduced lifespan of about 15 years. 6 February 2024, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE- RAK Hospital continues its dedication to community well-being with the latest Obefit webinar, an integral component of RAK Hospital’s ongoing RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge 2024. The webinar, themed 'Burning Calories & Good Health,' delved into essential ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Autism Center and Emirates Autism Society sign MoU

    The MoU aims at opening new horizons for supporting students on the autism spectrum. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) today signed a memorandum of understanding  ( MoU) with the Dubai Autism Center as part of the Authority's ongoing efforts to provide comprehensive healthcare for all members of the community, especially those in critical need of continuous care, including students with autism spectrum disorder in special needs schools.  This signing ceremony took place during the Dubai Health Authority's participation at ......read more

    MoHAP, UAE Health Authorities Launch Unified Digital System to Enhance Career Progression of National Healthcare Professionals

    • Platform fosters harmonization of national requirements and competencies through comprehensive, accurate data. • A digital platform for enhancing government cooperation in the healthcare sector. • Facilitating the attraction and empowerment of top national healthcare talent • Aligned with ‘Nafis' platform to amplify Emirati participation in the private sector. • Seamlessly integrated with the National Health Workforce Accounts Programme   Dubai, February 1st, 2024:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) in collaboration ......read more

    Cigna Healthcare Study ranks UAE a World-leader for Vitality

    • UAE exceeds global averages with a third of people reporting high vitality due to country’s holistic health approach. • Study explores impact of stress, work-life balance and inflation on people’s health and wellbeing. • 61% of UAE employees embrace office work, noting improved concentration and coworker relationships; but financial stress weighs heavy with 99% of respondents reporting burnout symptoms.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 February 2024: The UAE tops global charts with exceptional vitality scores, according to the Cigna Healthcare ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and Knowledge and Human Development Authority(KHDA) sign MoU to enhance Quality of Life of Students

    • MoU aims to  improve health and quality of life across private schools in Dubai.  • HE Al Ketbi highlighted the importance of promoting health and wellbeing in schools • HE Miran highlighted that ensuring health and safety of students is a top priority.  • The two entities emphasised that promoting healthy lifestyles is a crucial step in enhancing students' quality of life and academic performance.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) and Knowledge and Human Development ......read more

    Arabian Healthcare Group Announces Expansion with New Community Clinics in RAK

    Clinics will feature 24/7 urgent care services, led by experienced internists 31 January 2024; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE– Arabian Healthcare Group (AHG), the leading healthcare provider in the region with RAK Hospital as its flagship brand, in collaboration with CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest hospital systems in the United States, is proud to announce a significant expansion of its services in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) through the establishment of new community clinics. The initiative is part of AHG's commitment to serving the entire RAK market across all insurance categories ......read more

    SEHA Hosts 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference with International Experts

    • Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference fosters innovation for improved well-being • SEHA highlighted innovation in Mental Health   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 January 2024: The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth – the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, successfully concluded the 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference which was held on 27-28 January. The conference brought together specialists to discuss and analyze the latest standards in mental healthcare, fostering reforms in mental health ......read more

    DHA's EJADA Artificial Intelligence System Fosters Disease Prevention and Value-based Care

    • EJADA Ai Enhances Healthy Lifestyles for Residents and Supports Dubai's Position on the Digital Health Map. • EJADA Ai Identifies Individuals Most Susceptible to Diabetes Risks and Reduces Financial Burden by 25 to 30%. • Artificial Intelligence Manages Preemptive Prevention System for Chronic Diseases in Dubai.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that the EJADA Ai system, launched a year ago, is achieving remarkable results. The system monitors, analyzes, and evaluates the quality of healthcare ......read more

    SEHA achieves impressive ICV Score Strengthening its Contribution to National Economy

    The National ICV Program aims to strengthen local supply chains as well as promote sustainability and advanced technology adoption   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 January 2024 – The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has achieved a remarkable National In-Country Value (ICV) score, positioning SEHA as the highest ICV certified healthcare company in the program.   The ICV score, a pillar of the National ICV Program initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), reflects a ......read more

    RAK Hospital Empowers Participants in RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge 2024 with Expert Insights on Obesity Management

    • A comprehensive three-step approach as the standard of care for managing obesity advocated   • Hormone system malfunction often due to factors like stress, tumor growth, or diabetes, plays a crucial role in the development of obesity    • For individuals with a BMI above 40 and impaired quality of life, bariatric surgery emerged as the most permanent remedy   23 Jan 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE — RAK Hospital, in its ongoing commitment to fostering health awareness and wellbeing, conducted the third installment of the OBEFIT webinar ......read more

    Ahlstrom unveils Reliance Fusion: a Major Innovation in Sterilization Wraps at Arab Health 2024

    United Arab Emirates: January 17th,  2024th - Ahlstrom Specialties, a French company and world leader in special fibre-based materials, specialises in the design and manufacture of single-use sterilization wraps for use in CSSD and in OR. The company plans to exhibit its latest innovations at Arab Health 2024 in France pavilion, Hall Za'abeel 2. This participation marks a first for the company, which, after having visited the show several times as a visitor, seized the opportunity to present its products as a France Pavilion exhibitor.  The company will thus be able to meet ......read more

    Preventing Famine and Deadly Disease Outbreaks in Gaza Requires Faster, Safer Aid access and more Supply Routes

    As the risk of famine grows, and more people are exposed to deadly disease outbreaks, a fundamental step change in the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza is urgently needed, United Nations agencies warned today.  The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) say that getting enough supplies into and across Gaza now depends on: the opening of new entry routes; more trucks being allowed through border checks each day; fewer restrictions on the movement of humanitarian workers; and guarantees of safety for people accessing and distributing ......read more

    The Power of Relationship-Based Design in Transforming Healthcare Experiences

    Going beyond food, drink, and accommodation to deliver safe, comfortable, and inclusive spaces.  Today's healthcare organisations face mounting challenges attracting and retaining patients and staff. To stay competitive and enhance experiences, many providers are turning to hospitality models - but what does hospitality actually mean in a healthcare context? At its core, hospitality is about relationships – welcoming, caring for, and valuing people. As Albert Calet, Head of Healthcare MEA at MillerKnoll explained, "It's far more than amenities and services." ......read more

    DHA: More than 14,000 Medicines Coded under Dubai Drug Code

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2024:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it has coded over 14,000 medicines in the UAE  using the Dubai Drug Code  (DDC), which was launched by the Authority 11 years ago. This coding aligns with the latest international technologies and standards, supporting the DHA's future efforts to achieve optimal health sustainability. DHA announced this at the ongoing Dubai International Pharmaceutical and Technology Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT). Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation at the ......read more

    UAE Aims to be Best Tourist Friendly Destination for People with Disabilities

    *Dubai hosts International Conference on Accessible Tourism  * Ahmed bin Saeed: “The UAE is moving forward to become the best tourist destination in the world.”  * IATA: “The conference provides sustainable solutions for travelers with disabilities * Call on stakeholders to work together to remove barriers to smooth mobility and inclusive tourism  * 50 million people with special needs in the region are eager to visit friendly tourist destinations  * 142 billion euros in lost opportunities in the global tourism and travel sector annually  * ......read more

    MoHAP Announces Results of the 100 Days of Challenge to Prevent Diabetes

    • Ministry of Health and Prevention targets pre-diabetes as part of the national campaign for the early detection of type II diabetes    • Achievement is the first stage of an integrated program of screening, treatment, and follow-up for pre-diabetes cases.   Dubai, January 11, 2024:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has revealed the achievement of the objectives of the 100-day challenge as part of the Government Accelerators Program initiative, which targeted conducting 5,000 tests for the early detection of diabetes at the national level, ......read more

    Empowering Healthy Lifestyles: RAK Hospital's Webinar Tackles Obesity with 'My Plate Method'

    Fruits and vegetables should make 50% of the plate, as they contain essential micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavonoids, promoting overall good health Unsaturated liquid oils like olive oil, groundnut oil, mustard oil, and sunflower oil recommended for cooking as they enhance HDL (good cholesterol) without clogging arteries Trio of overeating, insufficient physical activity and the consumption of fast foods rich in fat and sugar are major culprits contributing to obesity 9 January 2024, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE– As a significant step in the RAK ......read more

    MoHAP Mourns Death of Palestinian Cancer Patient from Gaza

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 8, 2024:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) today announced the death of a 32-year-old Palestinian patient from Gaza Strip, who had been battling an advanced stage of stomach cancer and associated complications.   The patient, upon arrival in the country, was immediately admitted to a specialized health facility for treatment. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, her condition progressively deteriorated, leading to her passing. Expressing profound sorrow, MoHAP extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, praying ......read more

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