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    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

    New Red Cross and Land Rover Short Films Show the Future of Emergency Response Is Local

    • 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 response   6, May 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Land Rover will today premiere the first of a series of short films showing how local teams are the ......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 PM.  Ambulatory Healthcare Services also announced the closure of the SEHA Drive-Through Screening Center in Al Masoudi effective Friday May 30, 2021. Commenting on the opening Mohamed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said ......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 number of high-ranking officials from both sides.   Al Ketbi said that the private health sector is the DHA’s strategic partner. It plays a vital role in the development of the health sector and in achieving Dubai's goals and ......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 help develop an advanced health system based on innovation and creativity.    The council’s assembly comes in line with the UAE's vision for the next fifty, which aims to shape the future of the country and set the pillars 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 that the DXH.ae website received more than 30,000 unique users on a quarterly basis in 2020--searching for key specialties such as dental, cosmetic ophthalmology and fertility treatments. The DXH portal provides comprehensive information about health ......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 set Mona a task that would take her the length and breadth of the country and isolate her from her loved ones for a gruelling four-month period - but would also lead to some of the proudest moments of her life.  As Facilities Director and ......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 industry, facilitated one of the largest mass vaccination drive for jewellery retailers of Dubai.    Under the patronage and support of the Criminal Investigation Department & Dubai Police, over 3000 members from the gold and ......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 Department-Pediatrics & Medical Affairs, Endocrinologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, said: “Children enjoy replicating what their parents and other influential adults around them do, which is why during Ramadan, they often want to take part in ......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 continuation of patient treatment journeys.  Ramadan timings for Screening, Assessment and Vaccination Centers: Abu Dhabi: Location Operating Hours SEHA COVID-19 Vaccination Center ......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 countries.    Sixty-eight doctors from the UAE undertook the examination. The examination was conducted virtually for the first time and the examiners were family medicine specialists.   Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharif, Director of Medical ......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 Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to provide high quality internationally recognised standards of accessible patient-centered care, DHA has signed a MoU with Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital.    The MoU will help facilitate ......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 with the suggestion of Aster Mims Chairman Padmasree Dr. Azad Moopen. The funds for free surgeries and treatments are raised by Aster DM Foundation, Mims Charitable Trust and other Voluntary Service Organisations jointly.  Besides free of ......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 London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), a Mubadala Health partner.   Dr Farhana Bin Lootah, an internal medical consultant at ICLDC, explains that the four main risks of fasting for a person with diabetes are hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), ......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 Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, TENA has announced that Age of Renewal has been selected as the new description for menopause in Arabic. Age of Renewal has now been added to Al Maany, the Arabic dictionary as a new entry. After reviewing ......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 all DHA hospitals will be functional round-the-clock.  In terms of specialist outpatient clinics, Latifa Hospital’s outpatient clinics will be open from Sundays to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Dubai hospital outpatient clinic will ......read more

    Ministry of Health Launches “Ma'kom in Ramadan” Program

    United Arab Emirates -  April 11, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by the Health Education & Promotion Department, has launched the “Ma’kom in Ramadan” program, which aims to highlight the most important healthy habits and food practices that have to be maintained in Ramadan, raise health awareness of community members, and help them opt for healthy foods during their shopping while maintaining the precautionary measures to limit the spread of Covid-19. The “Ma’kom in Ramadan” program is packed with a host of online initiatives and activities, including public health online workshops, “Cooking with chef Ma’kom” initiative which highlights the healthy ways of cooking Ramadan meals.  The program includes preparing healthy ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Holds Symposium to Conclude UAE's Month of Reading

    • UAE's Month of Reading is celebrated across the country in March every year. • Symposium discussed importance of reading and the need to foster and cultivate a culture of reading among the youth. • Community encouraged to read books and tag DHA on its socials using the hashtag #ReadwithDHA   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 10, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority held a symposium to conclude its activities to mark the month of reading. The UAE month of reading is held in March every year and DHA conducted a series of seminars throughout the month to highlight the benefits of reading. DHA is also encouraging community members to tag DHA on its socials using the hashtag #ReadwithDHA.    The symposium to conclude the month of reading was organized by the DHA’s Research, ......read more

    Dubai Sports Council Celebrates World Physical Activity Day and International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

    United Arab Emirates -  April 05, 2021:   As the world marks International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, and the World Physical Activity Day on April 6, Dubai Sports Council has urged members of the community to embrace the celebrations, but without violating any of the COVID-19 safety norms and protocols. The World Health Organization (WHO) named April 6 as the World Physical Activity Day in 2002, during its 54th World Health Assembly, the theme of which was to promote physical activity. The day was inspired by the Agita Mundo Network, a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting physical activity. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, meanwhile, is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. ......read more

    Summit Discusses Latest Regulations and Best Practices in GCC Pharmaceuticals Sector

    6th GCC Regulatory Affairs Pharma Summit, supported by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, seeks to expedite drug registration and approval Two-day summit had 50 regional and international speakers and over 300 professionals as attendees United Arab Emirates -  April 05, 2021:  Government authorities in the Gulf region and leading healthcare solutions providers came together at the sixth GCC Regulatory Affairs Pharma Summit this week to discuss regulations and best practices relating to drug registration and approvals in the region.  The two-day virtual summit supported by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention was aimed to showcase new developments in the pharmaceuticals sector in GCC as well as their impact on improving patient access to medicines. Over 300 professionals from public health ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Receives Full Institutional Accreditation from Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 4, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has been awarded a full institutional accreditation by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, SCFHS, said a top health official.  Dr. Wadeia Muhammad Sharif, Director of Medical Education and Research Department (MERD) at the DHA said the accreditation, which is valid for four years, was awarded after the SCFHS institutional committee completed a thorough evaluation of all the DHA’s Medical Education facilities and services. The commission also inspected all four DHA hospitals- Rashid, Dubai, Latifa and Hatta and 12 primary healthcare centres.  SCFHS team members also accessed the faculty and their ability to effectively provide SCFHS-approved programmes. SCFHS is responsible for supervising and evaluating training programmes, as ......read more

    SEHA Kidney Care Collaborates With International Experts on Paired Kidney Donation

    Virtual seminar gathered more than 1,800 industry experts to explore medical diagnostics and treatment methods for patients with chronic kidney disease Abu Dhabi, 03 April 2021:  SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, gathered more than 1,800 leading clinical, academic, research and healthcare executives, and industry experts to discuss various elements of kidney care, donation and transplantation.  The webinar, titled ‘Paired Kidney Donation from Theory to Implementation: Local, Regional and International Perspectives’ facilitated the exchange of knowledge, expertise, experiences, and best practices amongst attendees from over 32 countries, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, USA, and India. A broad range of state-of-the-art ......read more

    Dubai Holding and Dubai Health Authority Launch ‘The Perfect Gift Is Saving Lives' Blood Donation Campaign

    • State-of-the-art blood donation bus to operate across Dubai Holding communities and retail destinations  • The campaign provides an opportunity to donate blood in a convenient and safe manner  • This is the second joint blood donation drive post the success of ‘Be the Hero. Save Lives’ campaign, which secured 39,000 blood units to Dubai Blood Donation Centre    Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2021: Dubai Holding – a diversified global company with operations in 13 countries – and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today announced the launch of ‘The Perfect Gift is Saving Lives’ blood donation campaign. This marks the start of the second official drive as part of the long-term partnership aimed at encouraging Dubai residents to donate blood.   The three-month ......read more

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    Shycocan, World's First Virus Attenuation Device launched at UAE's ICPM Healthcare Conference & Exhibition

    Invented by well-known scientist, Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar, the device aims to get life and businesses back to normal amidst the pandemic   • The device is proven to disable the virus in the pandemic and Influenza virus strains in indoor spaces, which carry the highest risk of transmission • Shycocan is scientifically evidenced to attenuate/neutralise 99.9% of both airborne and surface-borne virus in the pandemic and Influenza family of viruses • Shycocan also works on all current and future variants and mutants of these viruses • A safe environment for ......read more

    Saudi German Health celebrates their transformation during its annual staff and partners event

    Hybrid gathering highlights group’s success stories and roadmap for future growth March 30, 2021- Saudi German Health celebrated their transformation and introduced its new brand in a hybrid event, which hosted thousands of attendees virtually and physically at its hospitals across the region. The event, was led by Chairman Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, and President and Vice Chairman Makarem Sobhi Batterjee and presented by famous Saudi presenter, Ali Al Mishaal. The event was extremely well received by all partners, investors and staff members who attended. During the event, various ......read more

    MoHAP Continues Providing Home Healthcare Services for Elderly and People of Determination

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) continues to provide high-quality home mobile healthcare services for the elderly citizens and people of determination who don’t have access to healthcare services. This comes as part of the UAE government’s commitment to the health of these important community groups.  Emirati citizens who meet the requirements of the Home Healthcare Program, including those with movement disorders or paralysis, bedridden people who need continuous follow-up, patients with mental illnesses, can avail of the services provided under this ......read more

    Healthpoint Surgeon Performs Abu Dhabi's First Meniscus Transplant, Preserving Knee Health

    Emirati patient resumes normal activities thanks to an operation undertaken at the Mubadala Health partner, with both the surgeon and the facility certified for excellence by the international Surgical Review Corporation          Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 28 March 2021: Emirati Majed Abdulla Al Mazrouei, 33, who suffered a complex knee injury that caused him so much pain he couldn’t walk, is now back on his feet and returning to his normal activities thanks to a procedure performed for the first time in Abu Dhabi at Healthpoint, a Mubadala Health ......read more

    This Mother's Day, let Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai help your children see you more clearly

    Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2021: Vision plays a critical role in your child’s development and yet some eye conditions show no signs or symptoms. For Mother’s Day, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai highlights the importance of having your child's eyes examined regularly as most vision issues can be treated easily if the problem is detected early on. According to Dr. Darakhshanda Khurram, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, vision problems can affect physical, cognitive and social progress of a child and early detection of vision ......read more

    Rizek Works Hand in Hand with UAE Healthcare Authorities, Provides More Than 100,000 PCR Tests

    Dubai, 16 March 2021: Rizek, one of the fastest-growing Abu Dhabi-based start-ups, and the first ‘super app’ for on-demand home services in the country, has helped facilitate more than 100,000 COVID-19 tests to date and over the past few months alone. This announcement is a mark of the company’s milestone of becoming the first in the Middle East to add at-home PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test services to its offerings. The company has partnered with top-tier hospitals certified by Dubai Health Authority and Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health to provide the PCR ......read more

    DHA Holds Webinar to Discuss Ways to Improve Reading Opportunities for the Visually Impaired

    UAE's Month of Reading is celebrated across the country in March every year.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 16, 2021: DHA has also been conducting a series of seminars this month to highlight the importance of reading in line with UAE’s Month of Reading, which is celebrated in March every year.   The latest seminar discussed strategies that can be implemented to provide diverse reading material and information in Arabic language to the visually impaired. The seminar was organized by the DHA’s Research, Studies and Data Analysis Department and ......read more

    Free Comprehensive Online COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program Unveiled in the UAE

    • ARISE UAE and RAK Hospital collaborate to launch a holistic initiative for COVID long haulers • Patients from across the globe can enroll and benefit from the program • About 30% of COVID  patients experience long-term debilitating aftereffects of the disease   United Arab Emirates -  March 15, 2021:   ARISE UAE in association with RAK Hospital today launched the Middle East’s first ever comprehensive ‘Online COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program’, which will be offered to patients suffering from long COVID symptoms, completely ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Dubai Courts

    • MoU facilitates electronic linking of pre-marital screening certificate   • MoU in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy and supports the digital drive of both entities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14, 2021:  In line with the digital transformation drive of the Dubai Health Authority, the DHA has implemented the issuance of electronic pre-marital certificates.   It is mandatory for couples to undergo a pre-marital health examination to screen for certain genetic and infectious diseases. At DHA, the screening is available across ......read more

    MBRU, DHA and Breathonix Undertake Research on Rapid COVID-19 Breath Test.

    • The non-invasive breath test provides COVID-19 test results within 60 seconds.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 March, 2021:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Breathonix Pte Ltd are currently carrying out a joint clinical trial to assess the accuracy of an easy-to-use breath test to detect COVID-19 within one minute.   The trials are being conducted at DHA’s Nadd Al Hamar primary health care centre for 2500 patients.    Breathonix, a spin-off company from the ......read more

    SEHA Kidney Care Remphasizes the Importance of Kidney Care

    Through a series of virtual, community-wide initiatives, events, and activities, SKC is raising awareness around kidney disease Abu Dhabi, March 13, 2021:  SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), a facility that falls under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, organized a series of virtual activities, events and lectures in efforts to raise awareness about the effective management of symptoms of kidney disease. This comes in accordance with World Kidney Day, celebrated annually on March 11. This year’s theme is ‘Living Well with Kidney ......read more

    ‘Think Kidney' Campaign to Shine Spotlight on Kidney Health and Benefits of Organ Donation & Transplantation

    As part of the initiative, two complimentary virtual sessions with kidney recipients, donors, and transplant surgeons will be organized to raise awareness on kidney health and the importance of organ donation to save the lives of people battling with serious kidney conditions The initiative, a collaboration between five entities in Dubai, will look to draw attention to transplantation services in the UAE and the role of local and national health authorities in encouraging organ donation  Dubai, March 13, 2021: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in ......read more

    DHA Collaborates With Charities and Provides Aid Worth AED 340 Million Over the Last Three Years to Patients in Need

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Health Fund Office has collaborated with charities in the UAE and has provided humanitarian aid worth AED 340 million over the last three years to patients with financial constraints. Patients from more than 50 nationalities facing financial difficulties received aid from the DHA’s Health Fund Office. Salim Bin Lahej, Head of Health Fund Office at the DHA said that the authority continued its humanitarian work to aid those in need, despite the COVID-19 pandemic through its Mosaada programme, ......read more

    MBRU Joins the Association of American Medical Colleges Visiting Student Program to Boost Educational Development of Budding Healthcare Professionals

    University’s fifth-and-sixth-year students can opt to pursue electives in American medical schools affiliated with the AAMC Dubai, March 9, 2021:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has joined the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO®) program, a service of the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), to engage medical students and faculty worldwide and expand their international mobility. The collaboration will allow MBRU students to pursue opportunities for clinical electives in reputable medical schools in the United ......read more

    First-Ever ERM Diagnostic Survey of Regional Companies by Protiviti Highlights an Imminent Need for Stronger Risk Management

    Dubai, UAE, March 09, 2021:  Spurred by the desire to mitigate the impact of risky events like COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, Protiviti conducted the first ever Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) survey in the Middle East to help regional companies evaluate their ERM preparedness. Protiviti’s largescale ERM Readiness Assessment Survey included companies from across sectors like Government, Financial Services, Technology, Media and Telecom, Real Estate and Construction, Transportation and Logistics, Energy & Utilities, Consumer and Industrial products. The purpose of the study ......read more

    MoHAP Launches Volunteer Training Program for University Students

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in cooperation with Sharjah’s Training and Development Center, has launched a volunteer training program for university students of different disciplines to support the medical cadres in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to enhance cardiovascular health. Some 107 students from the American University of Sharjah are taking part in the program, which comes as part of the Ministry’s keenness to enhance the role and readiness of volunteers to back up the efforts exerted nationwide to counter the pandemic and to underpin the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Holds Webinar to Discuss Health Benefits of Reading

    • Webinar in line with UAE month of reading which is celebrated in March every year. • Webinar discusses importance of reading for academic research as well as overall health benefits for reading.  • Community encouraged to read books and tag DHA on its socials using the hashtag #ReadwithDHA   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 8, 2021: Have you challenged yourself recently to learn something new? Do you read often?  According to research, challenging the brain by learning new skills as well as reading are activities that enhance brain ......read more

    Message on International Women's Day, 2021

    United Arab Emirates -  March 07, 2021:   As we celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and admiration for all women out there who have been nothing less than warriors. Especially, in the past one year, from managing various roles, like being a mother, sister or a daughter to balancing jobs and careers while working from home, we have come a long way where women are no longer simply accepting roles assigned to them but are challenging the status-quo, getting their voices heard and bringing about changes that ......read more

    Abbott Researchers Find Rare Group of People with Controlled HIV Who Could Be a Key to Unlocking Cure

    Study of more than 10,000 people identifies a rare group with controlled HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo, suggesting additional research could uncover links between natural virus suppression and future treatments  Discovery is a result of Abbott’s continued virus hunting efforts, which also uncovered a new strain of HIV in 2019  Abbott’s decades of work in global viral surveillance has advanced the understanding of HIV and allowed the company to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with its diagnostic tests      March 04, ......read more

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services Celebrates World Hearing Day

    Abu Dhabi, March 11, 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, is launching a number of initiatives to mark World Hearing Day. As a part of its campaign, AHS is shedding the light on some of the issues and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the prolonged use of earphones and the communication challenges faced by people with hearing difficulties, who make up 20% of the world population according to the World Health Organization.   Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Omar Al Jabri, Chief Medical Officer at Ambulatory Healthcare ......read more

    Best Ways to Find a Personal Trainer in Dubai

    Having a well-thought-out workout routine that makes you feel proud and like you're tackling a healthy lifestyle is a goal for many. Unfortunately, for many, it remains just that, an unfulfilled goal. This, of course, doesn't need to be your case. If you've always wanted to be a fit, healthy, and active person, why not just begin? No more waiting for Mondays, the firsts of every month or New Year's Eve to start with this resolution. Simply get up and make the first move. If you're not someone who's very easily motivated, hiring a personal trainer in Dubai might be just ......read more

    SEHA, MBZUAI To Collaborate On Clinical Research

    SEHA clinicians and MBZUAI faculty will explore the integration of Artificial Intelligence in the provision of medical care, with opportunities to research multiple elements of healthcare including the long-term effect of COVID-19 on patient wellbeing Abu Dhabi, March 01, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first graduate-level, research-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) university, to integrate ......read more

    Ministry of Health Concludes Participation in UAE Innovation Week 2021

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has concluded its participation in the UAE Innovation Week, which was held under the slogan “UAE Innovates 2021”, from 21 to 27 February. The ministry’s participation included a series of activities and events aimed at stimulating innovative thinking and celebrating creatives and innovators. This comes as part of the ministry’s plans to consolidate the culture of innovation in the institutional work, empower national competencies to develop pioneering projects, and get the most out of the medical and technical cadres to ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Home Monitoring Program for Infants With Heart Abnormalities

    Medical and administrative professionals from SKMC track the wellbeing of newborns at home, keeping them safe and healthy as they wait for their second open-heart surgery Abu Dhabi - February 28, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced an Interstage Monitoring Program (IMP) for newborns with heart abnormalities that require multiple surgeries. Implemented by a dedicated and highly specialized group of physicians, nurses and administrative staff for the first time in the UAE, the program helps to monitor infants while ......read more

    SEHA Urges the Community to Donate Blood to Save Lives

    • People who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 can donate blood 14 days after receiving each dose • SEHA encourages community members to commit to donate, with the establishment of a completely safe and efficient blood donation process   Abu Dhabi,25 February 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is emphasizing the role of blood donation in saving the lives of patients - even after receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccinated people may donate blood within 14 days of the first or second dose. Each donor ......read more

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