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
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
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
• 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
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
• 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
• 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
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
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
• 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
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
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:
SEHA COVID-19 Vaccination Center ......read more
• 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
• 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
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
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
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
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
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
• 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
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
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, 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
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
• 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
Becomes one of the first hospitals in the UAE to provide Bamlanivimab antibody treatment
Advanced treatment for COVID-19, an injection to be administered in a hospital setting
25 February 2021 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Staying at the forefront of providing advanced treatment options to the community, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has now introduced Bamlanivimab, a highly effective antibody treatment against COVID-19 which greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization or progression to severe disease and bad outcome including artificial ventilation.
Bamlanivimab has been ......read more
• DHA discusses healthcare innovations during COVID-19
• Al Ketbi highlights the importance of enhancing health innovation
• Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine service has provided 88,000 telemedicine consultations since January last year
• More than 1.5 million medicines were home delivered to patients across the UAE as part of DHA’s DAWAEE initiative
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 February 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is holding a series of virtual forums this week in line with the UAE’s Innovation ......read more
The UAE’s largest healthcare network stresses the importance of wearing protective face masks and adhering to safety precautions, even after receiving vaccine
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - February 21, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has emphasized that adherence to precautionary measures remains crucial – even for people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination coupled with precautionary measures including wearing a face mask, regularly sanitizing hands, and practicing physical distancing, is ......read more
The award, presented by the American Nursing Association, acknowledges Al Ain Nursing Department’s success in meeting all of the requisites set out by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.
Abu Dhabi, 16 Feb 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced that the Nursing Department in Al Ain Hospital has been recognized by the American Nursing Association for meeting all the requisites set out by the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI). NDNQI monitors 19 quality ......read more
Oxford Business Group and Altibbi MENA team up for new Covid-19 Response Report
United Arab Emirates - February 14, 2021: A new Covid Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with the digital health platform Altibbi, explores the rapid development and uptake of medical and health technology across four MENA markets in 2020, while considering the major part that further innovation will play in driving economic recovery in the region.
The CRR provides in-depth analysis of how Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the UAE ......read more
• The challenge of avoiding digital inequality
• How a more inclusive approach to digital transformation can provide long-term economic growth
• Why taking short cuts exposes UAE businesses to increased risk of cyber-attack
UAE, Dubai, 14 February, 2021: For the last 15 years the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, written in partnership with Marsh has been warning the world about the dangers of pandemics. COVID-19 has not only claimed millions of lives, but it also risks ......read more
The MoU will foster collaboration opportunities in the shape of training programs, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, and the advancement of medical academia and clinical research.
February 10, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH-D), Dammam, KSA.
Under the patronage of Dr Abdulaziz Al Ghamdi, Chief Executive Officer of the First Health Cluster in Eastern Region, KSA; SEHA’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gareth ......read more
“Fantastic achievement! The Hope Mission to Mars testifies the capability of UAE to transcend the frontiers of space technology. Heartiest Congratulations to the Visionary Rulers of UAE who decided to embark on this bold initiative and the astute Scientists of UAE who made it a reality. Proud to be a resident in this young, vibrant and forward looking country”
- Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare
• The consultations were conducted from January 2020 until January this year
• DHA to continue drive towards the use of the latest digital technology in healthcare service delivery and management
• The authority currently provides family medicine consultation including COVID-19 consultation and plans to add more services such as the smart diabetic clinic.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 February, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine service has provided 83,000 telemedicine consultations during the ......read more
Your child's toy may be the enemy of his health
United Arab Emirates - February 06, 2021: Geochem Laboratories Group, specialized in quality tests and conformity with the specifications, revealed the results of the opinion polls conducted through its accounts on social media, which show the weakness of consumers' awareness of the specifications of the products they consume whether it is food or daily use products such as clothes, disinfectants and household cleaners, furnishings, and children's toys.
Mr. Manish Kumar, the Group's Global ......read more
The proven solution seamlessly integrates with multiple travel pass schemes (such as AOK, CommonPass, IATA, SimplyGo)
United Arab Emirates - February 04, 2021: SITA today announces the launch of Health Protect – an industry solution, to help airlines, airports, governments, and passengers safely and securely share information on health tests or vaccinations needed during travel.
Successful trials have already been undertaken with travelers to the United Arab Emirates, and soon to start at Milan Malpensa Airport.
For many countries, economic ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 February, 2021: A top Dubai Health Authority (DHA) health official discusses the steps for home-isolation and tips for managing health and mental wellbeing during the isolation period.
After doing a PCR and before getting the results:
Dr. Hind Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education at the DHA said, “Let us first talk about the time when the person needs to take a PCR test. If you have taken a PCR test due to any medical reason and not for travel purpose, you must take all precautions assuming that you have COVID-19 ......read more
- The benign mass is the largest single fibroid extracted in the UAE
- Expert gynecology consultants at Corniche Hospital, the longest standing maternity and newborn hospital, performed the complex procedure to remove the giant fibroid
Abu Dhabi, 27 January 2021:
Expert gynecology consultants at Corniche Hospital, a SEHA-affiliated facility, successfully removed a giant fibroid from a woman’s uterus, weighing 10.7 kilograms. The benign mass was detected during a medical examination at the Women’s Health Center that belongs to Corniche Hospital.
The ......read more
Launched in-house on Friday 22 January to provide its employees with the Covid-19 vaccine
Dubai, 24 January 2021: In line with the UAE government’s drive to inoculate all residents against the COVID-19 virus, Emirates Post Group launched a vaccination programme on Friday, providing the vaccine to its employees across the emirates.
“Emirates Post Group is committed to serving the UAE while taking the necessary measures to keep our employees, customers, and our communities safe. Their health and safety is our main priority. As a vital sector, encouraging our ......read more
Dubai, 24 January 2021: Kidneys are reddish-brown bean-shaped organs located on either side of the spine, below the ribs, and behind the belly. They are vital organs that filter the blood and remove toxins from the body. These toxins then move to the bladder, which goes out of the body through urination. Kidneys are also responsible for regulating the blood pressure, balancing the electrolyte level in the body, and stimulating red blood cell production.
When the kidney function drops below 15 percent of the standard rate, kidney failure occurs. This means that kidney failure ......read more
• Ministry of Health boosts UAE’s global leadership in the number of accredited health facilities.
• Dr. Yousef Al Serkal: MoHAP is proud to be part of the UAE government’s achievements.
• MoHAP the fastest institution in the world in the process of accrediting its facilities within 6 years.
• Al Qassimi Hospital’s cardiology centre is the largest of its kind in the UAE and can handle 50 to 60 case per month.
Sharjah, January 19, 2021: Adding yet another feather to its cap, the Sharjah-based Al Qassimi Hospital has achieved ......read more
Centre will exclusively serve all members of the Abu Dhabi community who have received a positive COVID-19 test result
Abu Dhabi, Jan 14, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA”, has announced the relocation of the ‘Blue Zone’ from the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center in Abu Dhabi to Al Rowda Healthcare Center. The center, managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, will exclusively serve all members of the community who have received a positive COVID-19 test result.
The blue zone is one of four zones in the ......read more
Following the official registration of Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, SEHA establishes three centers to exclusively administer the vaccine to the UAE public
Abu Dhabi, January 13, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the opening of two COVID-19 Vaccination Centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, for members of the community who wish to receive the Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated vaccine.
The COVID-19 Vaccination ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2021: For the benefit of the Greater Community, this service is being offered at “free of cost” to everyone holding a valid Emirates ID. As you are aware the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sinopharm is inactivated registered vaccine in the UAE which provides acquired immunity against COVID-19. Moreover, this vaccine will be given in term of two doses with an interval 21 – 28 days between the first & second doses.
Based on initial results of phase 3 trials have shown it has an overall efficacy of 86%. The analysis also shows the vaccine ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 January 2021: Since the Early news of COVID-19 in the beginning of January 2020 started appearing and gradually set the stage to change for lifestyle. Early months no body was aware of the impact it will make in the long run. However unknown fear and limited research resulted in different hypothesis and hence suggestions to protect the society. Among social distancing, frequent hand washing, sanitization campaigns, use of mask, checking temperature and many more efforts unfolded and led to completely change the norm of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 6, 2021: Doctors at Rashid Hospital transplanted a small device (roughly the size of a one-dirham coin) under the skin of the chest of a 14-year old Emirati girl who was suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy seizers.
Since the successful procedure, H.A. has been able to breathe a sigh of relief as she now prepares herself for programming the device and leading a life with minimum seizures that are less severe and less frequent in nature, thus greatly improving the quality of her life and giving her a brighter future.
Dr. Abdulla ......read more
Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death of young women, but can be easily prevented and treated if caught early says expert from American hospital Cleveland Clinic
United Arab Emirates - January 05, 2021: Hundreds of thousands of cervical cancer cases per year could be prevented through widespread vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) and annual pap smear tests, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, marking Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January.
Dr. Robert DeBernardo, Section Head of Gynecologic Oncology and Vice ......read more
Dubai, 05 January 2021: The Product Conformity Assessment Section in Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) was recently registered as one of the halal certification bodies at the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) to grant the National Quality Mark (EQM) for halal products on behalf of the authority, according to the technical requirements contained in Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014.
Recognition of DCL as Halal certification body is part of Dubai Municipality's efforts to expand its areas of work in certification services and product conformity assessment in line ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 January 2021: In line with the rollout of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine, DHA has begun the vaccination drive for frontliners and employees in vital professionals in the government sector.
Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccination Steering Committee said the vaccination drive is in line with providing vaccines for priority groups in the first phase.
“These employees are public-facing employees, we are truly thankful to all frontliners across all ......read more
• Baby girl born with severe congenital foot deformity called ‘Club Foot’ undergoes corrective procedure which allows her to learn to walk normally without any complications
• The procedure, using the ‘Ponseti Method’, has helped many infants born with birth deformities at Aster Hospitals
• Clubfoot is a common congenital birth defect, with an average prevalence of approximately 1 per 1000 live births
Dubai, UAE, 3 January, 2020: A baby girl born at Aster ......read more
United Arab Emirates - December 29, 2020: One of the services provided by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, to its customers is the approval of applications for retirement, or work and occupational injuries, according to the decision of the competent Medical Committee.
The applicant must be an employee in any of the ministries or federal authorities, a local government department, or private-sector employees covered by health insurance. For workers in the government sector, a letter from the employer should be submitted to the Office of the competent Medical ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2020: The risk of developing chronic renal (kidney) diseases is higher in women as compared to men. Approximately 195 million women worldwide suffer from kidney-related problems. The prevalence of the disease in women is 14% on an average, while in men, it’s 12%. It is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, causing 600,000 deaths each year globally.
The leading causes of kidney failure in women are not different from what affects men, which is diabetes, followed by high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis - a renal cyst which ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - December 28, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Medical University to promote cooperation in the field of medical education and training.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Prof. Hossam Hamdy. Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, signed the MoU at the DHA headquarters in Dubai.
The MoU aims to promote cooperation in medical training and enhance competencies of health personnel across health specialties. It also aims to promote cooperation ......read more
• Over 100 Hospitals from 28 Countries Recognized at the International Hospital Federation’s Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program
• The DHA’s Dubai Shield Program was recognised at the Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program for proactively responding with outstanding and innovative actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic.
• DHA’s hospitals – Rashid and Latifa Hospital for Women and Children were recognized for their COVID-19 response action plan.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2020. The ......read more
United Arab Emirates - December 22, 2020: Today Aster DM Healthcare and Cayman Islands Government announced an agreement making the Cayman Islands Aster’s clinical excellence hub for the Western hemisphere, serving the Caribbean Region, North America, Canada, Latin & South America.
The agreement will see Aster initially develop around 150-bed comprehensive, tertiary and quaternary care hospital, with an opportunity to expand in the future based on need, alongside an assisted living facility and healthcare university in the long-term. With this project, Aster aims ......read more
Four per cent growth in the number of health tourists to Dubai in 2019 compared to 2018.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 21, 2020: The readiness of UAE’s health sector and its success in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic will contribute to effectively accelerating the recovery of the health tourism sector, said a high-level official.
Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director of Health Tourism Department at the DHA said that all concerned stakeholders are taking preventive measures to enhance the safety and well-being of the community and maintain health ......read more
December 21, 2020: UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the successful delivery of the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates. Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, marking a breakthrough milestone in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rachid Fergati, UPS Managing director for Middle East and Indian subcontinent said: “UPS has proudly delivered the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Saudi Arabia, to support ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is encouraging those who plan to travel to ensure they take necessary pre-travel vaccinations at least one month prior to their journey to ensure the effectiveness of the vaccines.
The pre-travel health services are available across all DHA Primary Healthcare Centre and the services include pre-travel counseling, risk assessment, vaccinations and medications.
Dr. Alia Mohammad Al Dallal, Consultant Family Physician and Acting Director of Specialized Program Services Department at DHA’s Primary ......read more
• New Jaheziya program to offer internationally accredited emergency and disaster management certification to UAE frontline professionals
• Self-sustaining training program to build long-term capacity and readiness for always-on response to potential emergencies and natural disasters
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 December 2020: The Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteer Program and the Frontline Heroes Office are partnering to provide UAE frontline professionals accredited emergency and disaster management training through a new comprehensive program that is recognized as the ......read more
• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021.
• Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability.
• Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2020: The Dubai Health Authority is providing COVID-19 testing services at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for visitors said a high-level official.
Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector said that the DHA has provided this service for company representatives, exhibitors and exhibition-goers who participate in international conferences that are hosted at DWTC.
She said the move is in line with the Authority’s vision to continue to provide easy and accessible COVID-19 testing services across the ......read more
HAIFA AL KAYLANI APPOINTED PRESIDENT & FOUNDER OF THE AIWF
December 15, 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - On the 14th December 2020 there was a Board meeting of the Arab International Women’s Forum (‘AIWF’). The meeting was held to discuss the decision of Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani, the original Founder of the AIWF, to step down as Chair and to approve the appointment of the new Chair, Dr Afnan Al Shuaiby as of 1st of January 2021. Mrs Al Kaylani will remain as a Director of the AIWF and hold the title of President & Founder. Mrs Al Kaylani founded the ......read more
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patients Benefit from March to Miniaturization in First-of-its-Kind Procedure
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2020: Patients at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, can now benefit from a cutting-edge miniature pacemaker device smaller than a one-dirham coin.
Physicians at the hospital recently performed the UAE’s first implant of a synchronized leadless miniature pacemaker implant. The device, which is 93% smaller than a traditional pacemaker, was implanted into a 22-year-old ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Dubai Complementary Medicine Centre (DCMC) revealed that 4,055 patients benefited from its services in 2019.
DCMC is the only government centre in the GCC to provide comprehensive complementary medicine services.
Out of the 4,055 patients, 2,732 benefited from the centre’s ozone clinic, 805 from the bio resonance clinic and 518 from the metatron clinic.
Complementary medicine has many benefits as it mostly involves natural remedies, helps boosts the immune system, reduces pain, reduces ......read more
Sharjah, December 13, 2020: The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah participated in the Regional Forum for People of Determination, themed ‘our happiness among you’, which was organized, on Tuesday, by the Read & Enjoy Library to mark the International Day of People of Determination.
Held under the patronage of Sheikha Shamsa bint Hasher Al Maktoum, Honorary President of the library, board member of the UAE Volleyball Association, and President of the National Teams Committee, the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 13, 2020: In line with the aspirations of the city of Dubai and in line with an aim to provide the population and visitors of Dubai the highest quality of specialized access health care in an ever-evolving digital environment, DHA recently discussed its priorities until 2071.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority headed that meeting that took place on the sidelines of GITEX 2020.
The strategy department has undertaken extensive stakeholder engagement, has undergone present and future analysis and an ......read more
To be run by Aster Volunteers, the initiative was announced on occasion of Aster DM Healthcare’s 34th Foundation Day.
• Entitled Aster FreeIn- Investigations for the needy, the initiative will address one of the main challenges faced by the underprivileged preventing accurate diagnosis and seeking the right treatment for a disease
• In UAE and GCC countries, the initiative will support uninsured patients who are facing financial difficulties. In India, it will help underprivileged population undergoing financial distress to access medical investigations like MRI and CT ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted its use of 3D printing technology at its stand at GITEX 2020.
Mai Al Dossari, Director of the DHA’s Health Innovation Centre highlighted the positive results achieved by this technology in speeding up the recovery process of patients, reducing the financial cost of surgical procedures, reducing the time in surgery by about 25% and helping surgeons achieve greater surgical success particularly in complex cases.
Al Dossari said that DHA began using this technique few years ago and so far, ......read more
The new clinical model for cancer care will be at par with the best-in-class clinical expertise and medical technologies, provided with personalized care to each patient.
Dubai – Dec 10, 2020: Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) announced the opening of a state-of-the-art daycare cancer center in Dubai, in collaboration with India’s leading healthcare provider Max Healthcare. This highly specialized advanced center for cancer care will help patients improve their cancer therapy regimens.
Dr Maryam Al Rayssi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, inaugurated the oncology daycare ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 December, 2020: The Radiology Department at Rashid Hospital won the best medical department in the government sector in the country at the 11th edition of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, which has been recognising and honouring innovation and creative initiatives in the health sector within the country and even abroad for the last two decades.
The Radiology Department at Rashid Hospital provides services to the largest hospital in Dubai. The hospital also has a 24/7 Trauma and Emergency Centre, which is the largest in the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 December, 2020: Patients with disorders across seven specialties can get a free second medical opinion (SMO) or diagnosis from doctors in Dubai said a high-level DHA official.
Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director of Health Tourism Department at DHA said during GITEX 2020 that the online only feature is available only across seven specialties, including gynaecology, cardiology, orthopaedics, IVF and fertility treatments, neurology, oncology, and urology.
The service is facilitated by the DHA’s Health Tourism Department and DXH group ......read more
Dubai, 09 December 2020: Strep Throat during Pregnancy Strep throat is an infection in the throat and the tonsils. The throat becomes irritated and inflamed which causes a sudden, serious sore throat. It is caused by bacteria called streptococcus (strep), also referred to as group A strep. There are several forms of strep bacteria. Some cause more severe disease than others. A sore throat, during pregnancy, doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got strep throat. Various allergies and other infections can quickly cause your throat to swell and irritate.
When you are ......read more
• The breakthrough corrective heart surgery is one of the very few worldwide first of its kind to be performed in the UAE
• The latest 3D printing technology was used to create the patient’s individual model of the heart and great vessels
• In celebration of International Children’s Day, SEHA held an educational workshop on child safety and care
Abu Dhabi, 07 Dec. 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, has successfully completed an important medical milestone after performing ......read more
• The system provides 100% accuracy in drugs and medical supplies identification for patients’ safety.
• It helps reduce the time required for inventory monitoring and tracking by 80 per cent.
• It saves 4,640 hours per year
• It also saves 2.3 million sheets of printed-paper per year.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 December 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with Smart Dubai launched today at the 40th GITEX Technology Week, a state-of-the-art fully automated paperless Drugs and Medical Supplies ......read more
Physicians use pioneering technology to treat two cases of severe cardiac arrhythmia in SEHA facilities
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 05 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, has successfully performed cardiac ablation procedures on two patients with severe cardiac arrhythmia using the Rhythmia HDx v4.0 ultra-high density 3D mapping system. This marks the first time this pioneering technology has been used in SEHA facilities, and one of the few times in the region.
Over the past year, the 32-year-old and 28-year-old ......read more