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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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    SEHA Frontline Health Workers Pay a Musical Tribute to the UAE on 49th National Day

    Abu Dhabi, 05 December 2020:  The frontline health workers at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, joined the country for celebrations of the UAE’s 49th National Day through a musical tribute. A group of talented medical consultants, doctors, technicians, pharmacists, and nurses at SEHA played the UAE’s national anthem on their musical instruments.  Compiled in a creative video to mark the momentous occasion, the homage represented the tightly woven fabric of tolerant and diverse society that peacefully ......read more

    DHA announces results of Dubai Household Health Survey 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 4, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revealed that approximately 30% of the Dubai population is either diabetic or pre-diabetic according to a Dubai-based 2019 survey. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre carried out the third household health survey for the Emirate of Dubai.  The survey includes an in-depth analysis of the prevalence, status, risk factors of diabetes and prediabetes in the Dubai population. The first survey took place in 2014 with an extension adding a diabetes section in ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 to Host Frontline Heroes

    United Arab Emirates -  December 02, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM) can confirm that we will be very proud to welcome UAE frontline heroes to Yas Marina Circuit for the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020.   We will be holding the showpiece event completely in line with the UAE’s global leading Covid-19 public safety precautions – but we are determined to show our appreciation to frontline heroes at this time.   A total of 200 heroes will be present at Yas Marina Circuit on each day of the Grand Prix and will watch all ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Certified Best in Class for Ethical Procurement by CIPS

    The recognition by CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) is in accordance with Aster DM Healthcare’s efforts to deploy ethical practices matching global standards across Aster DM Healthcare’s network in 7 countries. United Arab Emirates -  November 30, 2020:    Aster DM Healthcare has received the CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) Corporate Procurement and Supply Kite Mark certificate as a recognition for its achievement in ethical procurement.  Aster DM Healthcare is one of the few companies in UAE to be awarded ......read more

    DHA introduces NABIDH, Welcoming the future of Healthcare Excellence in Dubai

    o NABIDH aims to provide every patient in Dubai with an electronic medical file, which is accessible across all health facilities in Dubai- public and private. o Patient confidentiality and continuum of care are cornerstones of the project. o It provides doctors with a complete snapshot of every patient including reports, previous surgeries, allergies and medications in one place.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the introduction of phase 1 of the  NABIDH initiative.    NABIDH( ......read more

    UAE- On the Path to Healthier ‘Next 50 Years”

    United Arab Emirates -  November 29, 2020:   I salute and congratulate the Visionary Rulers of UAE, on the 49th National Day for tackling the Covid 19 pandemic in the most efficacious manner, standing out as a shining example in the darkness around. While an unprecedented global crisis due to the Black Swan event brought the whole world to almost a standstill, this Oasis of peace and prosperity could turn the tide around and emerge victorious.  The year 2020 has been the most unprecedented   year that our generation has seen, bringing a crisis that can be ......read more

    Breastfeeding Friends Association marked World Prematurity Day

    Sharjah, November 28, 2020:  The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah has marked the World Prematurity Day, which is observed on 17 November each year, to raise awareness about premature birth, the reasons behind the birth of premature babies, and the role of families in reducing complications associated with the birth of a premature baby. The activities included a virtual awareness workshop provided in Arabic and English languages and moderated by an elite of doctors and specialists. The workshop ......read more

    Rare Case of Bowel Obstruction, Treated Laparoscopically at Aster Hospital in Qusais, Allows Patient to Recover Within a Week

    • Meckel’s diverticulum is an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction in adult life which is found in only 1-3% of the general population  • Rarely Meckel's diverticulum is complicated by a mesodiverticular band, which can lead to intestinal obstruction and gangrene of the gut. This abnormality is associated with high mortality.  At Aster Hospital in Qusais, the patient was treated laparoscopically which ensured better and faster recovery   Dubai, UAE, 25 November, 2020: A 49-year-old, east-Asian, male patient with no history of abdominal surgery, ......read more

    UAE Businesses Urged to Follow WHO Legionella Guidelines To Avoid Health Risks

    Culligan says cost cutting is bringing reduction in testing as more businesses turn waster systems back on   Dubai, UAE, 24 November, 2020: UAE businesses are being urged by water experts to observe World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on Legionella and avoid cost cutting in order to prevent health risks. Water treatment specialists Culligan Middle East have questioned the level of business and domestic water hygiene safeguards as the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions sees more hotels, offices and malls reopening across the Gulf region. The company fears health ......read more

    MBRU-LED Genetic Study Reveals Crucial Insights Into Make-up of MRSA Superbug

    Collaborative study with researchers from across the UAE reports previously unknown MRSA strains in the Gulf region MBRU – “Continuing surveillance and responsible use of antibiotics are crucial in combatting the rise and spread of superbugs” Dubai, November 24,  2020:  Researchers from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) led a study identifying and analyzing specific strains of the potentially deadly “superbug” Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) ......read more

    Millions of Lung Cancer Patients See Gene Therapy and Immunotherapy Medical Innovations as a Lifeline

    Lung cancer is the most common and deadliest type of cancer if untreated, says expert from American hospital Cleveland Clinic   United Arab Emirates -  November 23, 2020:   Millions of lung cancer patients could leverage medical advancements in gene targeted therapy and immunotherapy to treat the disease and extend their lives, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, marking November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Khaled Hassan, of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic, said: “While lung cancer is ......read more

    National Geographic Premieres Virus Hunters: A Chilling Chronicle of the Heroic Experts on the Front Lines to Stop the Next Deadly Pandemic

    Premiering on National Geographic Channel on November 26 at 9PM UAE/ 8PM KSA TIME      Dubai, UAE – November 22, 2020:  With the world gripped by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it’s not easy to think about what could be next. But those on the front lines of science know the worst could be still to come. So, what can we do to head off the next contagion before it’s too late? Around the world, researchers are racing to prevent disaster, and their efforts represent the most critical scientific mission of a generation.    VIRUS ......read more

    Philips World COPD Day Survey Reveals Global Shifts in Awareness and Action Surrounding Respiratory Health

    Survey confirms COVID-19 pandemic impacted ability of COPD patients and informal caregivers to receive and administer care, but brought increased awareness to the disease Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 22, 2020:  Royal Philips , a global leader in health technology, today announced findings from its first ever World COPD Day survey ahead of the awareness day on November 18. Philips surveyed more than 4,000 adults across Asia and the U.S. to gather insights on global awareness of respiratory conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and how the ......read more

    DHA Approves Saliva for COVID-19 Testing in Children

    • Move comes after large research study by MBRU and DHA showed saliva to be an effective alternative to the nasal swab for PCR testing of COVID-19 in children. • The move aims to provide convenience and ease to children who need a COVID-19 test. • The decision highlights how data and evidence can help develop public health policies and improve practice to provide high quality care to the community.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 November 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) facilities and DHA COVID-19 screening centers have now adopted saliva testing for ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Launches a New Stand-alone Laboratory Facility

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 22, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched a new stand-alone laboratory, which provides several state-of-the-art diagnostic services. It is the only facility in Dubai and the Northern Emirates to provide testing for Tuberculosis (TB) and legionella.  Previously it was located in Rashid Hospital and now the stand-alone lab that is located in Satwa has expanded in its capacity and services. It offers a plethora of modern diagnostic services including molecular diagnostic services for detection of TB and legionella.  The ......read more

    UK Ambassador to the UAE Receives Latest Update on Covid-19 Vaccine From SEHA

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 21, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, hosted Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Patrick Moody, to share the latest developments surrounding the success of the third phase of the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. British Ambassador Moody was accompanied by Pippa Russo, Life Sciences Advisor, and Finola Hegarty, Healthcare Advisor and welcomed by Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA and Dr. Nawal Ahmed Mohamed Al-Kaabi, Chief ......read more

    DaburCares provides Hand Sanitizers to Disadvantaged Communities with the Support of SmartLife and Royati Family Society

    Started in March this year, DaburCares initiative has helped 20,000 individuals and families so far Dubai, UAE; November 21, 2020:  DaburCares initiative by Dabur International continues to protect disadvantaged communities with provision of hand sanitizers and care packs. In the latest phase of the programme, more than 5000 individuals and families in the UAE were provided Dermoviva hand sanitizers, to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from the ongoing pandemic.  This was accomplished through a joint initiative with Royati Family Society and SmartLife. Products ......read more

    DHA Holds 35 Virtual Webinars to Discuss Prevention and Management Methods of Cyberbullying

    The webinar is in line with the fourth National Bullying Prevention Week Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 November 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is participating in the fourth National Bullying Prevention Week with 28 local & federal authorities. The initiative is organized by the Ministry of Education and is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF). Dr.Sawsan Al Nahas, Senior ......read more

    Aster Volunteers to Provide 9000 Free Diabetes Tests as Part of Week-long Awareness Campaign

    • On occasion of World Diabetes Day, the Diabetes Awareness Week is being launched from 17th November onwards in UAE where people can avail HbA1c tests for diabetes free-of-cost at any Aster Hospitals & Clinics and Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres across the country  • In addition to the free 9000 tests worth AED 2 million, free consultations will also be provided at the centers based on the results, with strict COVID-19 protocols in place • Aster Volunteers is associated with International Humanitarian City through Aster DM Foundation   United ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Launches Contactless eWallet Payment System

    • The Authority becomes the first government entity in Dubai to implement this smart payment system.  • Al Qutami: The Authority is keen to be at the forefront of the paperless transformation  • Patients will be able to easily make payments using eWallet at DHA hospitals, clinics and fitness centres.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 16, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced a contactless eWallet payment option for customers of DHA health facilities, making it the first government organization in Dubai to implement this ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Men's Health Survey Shows High Stress Levels and Low Awareness

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 16, 2020:  More than two thirds of men in the UAE may be putting themselves at risk for advanced prostate and testicular cancers by not knowing the symptoms of the disease and failing to schedule an annual checkup with their doctor, a new study shows. A survey of 1,000 people living in the UAE, commissioned by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala Healthcare’s network, found that 62 percent men did not know or were unsure about the common risk factors for prostate cancer. The survey, which is  part of the hospital’s ......read more

    Phishing Attacks Soar 220% During Covid-19 Peak as Cybercriminal Opportunism Intensifies

    F5 Labs releases 2020 Phishing and Fraud Report; COVID-19 scams and increasing attacker sophistication raises global cybersecurity stakes  16 November 2020 – COVID-19 continues to significantly embolden cybercriminals’ phishing and fraud efforts, according to new research from F5 Labs. The fourth edition of the Phishing and Fraud Report found that phishing incidents rose 220% during the height of the global pandemic compared to the yearly average.  Based on data from F5’s Security Operations Center (SOC), the number of phishing incidents in 2020 is now set ......read more

    WCU: Vaccine Hopes and Virus Fears Battle for Supremacy

    United Arab Emirates -  November 16, 2020:   Following the U.S. election, the focus as expected, quickly returned to the Covid-19 pandemic and the promising news on the vaccine front. Precious metals and energy reacted strongly in opposite directions after Pfizer and BioNTech said their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19. Gold slumped by more than 100 dollars while crude oil jumped by close to 10%.  As the week wore on, the continued surge in coronavirus cases in Europe and not least the U.S. reduced the excitement somewhat. This in the ......read more

    Medcare Aids Two Infants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy With Revolutionary Gene Therapy Worth USD 2.1 Million

    United Arab Emirates -  November 15, 2020:   The premium medical provider has offered the gene therapy as part of a global programme (Managed Access Programme) that has given access to the world’s most ground-breaking treatment to 100 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) patients in the world in 2020 Medcare Hospitals has become the first healthcare provider in the Middle East to offer the complimentary gene therapy to two infant patients suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) type 1 as part of the Managed Access Programme (MAP) by Novartis.  Novartis, a ......read more

    5 Tips for Diabetes Management

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2020: With advances in diabetes treatments, it is now easier for patients suffering with the disease to have a fulfilling normal lifestyle. Dr. Vikram Hundia – Consultant Endocrinologist at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai continue, coming to terms with the diagnosis can be difficult one for many people, there is light at the end of the tunnel in managing the illness and leading a healthy life.  Here are some tips that every patient suffering from diabetes should consider to control the illness and stop potential adverse effects of the ......read more

    Portion Plates can Empower Millions of Children with Type 2 Diabetes to Easily Visualize Healthy Meals

    Dietitian from American hospital Cleveland Clinic Children’s recommends a plate filled with half fruit and vegetables, one quarter lean protein, and one quarter grains or carbohydrates   United Arab Emirates -  November 12, 2020:    Millions of parents and their children with diabetes can use simple portion plates to easily visualize healthy meals and manage their blood sugar, says a leading expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, ahead of World Diabetes Day on November 14.   Jennifer Hyland R.D., a pediatric dietitian, ......read more

    Ashuja'an Association Launches in UAE for World Diabetes Day 2020

    United Arab Emirates -  November 12, 2020:  Ashuja’an Association, the first and largest, association in Israel that acts on behalf of Arab children and communities living with diabetes, announces it’s launch into the UAE in time for World Diabetes Day 2020. In light of the recent peace treaty between the UAE and Israel, Ashuja’an Association, meaning ‘the brave’ in Arabic, is taking this opportunity to extend its support for and work with diabetics of all ages, types and nationalities, across the Middle East, starting with the UAE. The ......read more

    Men ‘Should See a Doctor if They Have Medical Concerns'

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s #MENtion It campaign encourages men to Speak Up about their Health  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 12, 2020:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, has launched the annual men’s health campaign ‘#MENtion It’ to encourage people to have regular check-ups and to see their doctor if they have health concerns.    The initiative, which premiered last year, is seen as a particular priority in 2020, when people around the world have skipped ......read more

    Diabetes Friends Association marks World Diabetes Day, Launches “Blue Circle” Drive

    Sharjah, November 10, 2020:  The Friends of Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organizations under the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah has launched on Tuesday the “Blue Circle” campaign, which comes in conjunction with the World Diabetes Day and as part of the global initiative “Blue Circle” aimed at supporting patients with diabetes and raising health awareness of community members about methods of prevention and coexistence with diabetes. The five-day drive is featuring a medical exhibition at ......read more

    DHA Receives 6,681 Requests for a New Healthcare Professional License in 2020

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 November 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Health Regulation Sector has received approximately 6,681 new requests for a DHA healthcare professional license since the beginning of the year to date, said a top health official. This brings the number of licensed health professionals in Dubai to approximately 39,000.  In terms of health facilities, there are approximately 3,400 licensed facilities and 237 licenses were newly issued in Dubai. These include 77 Outpatient Clinics, 1 Hospital, 1 Day Surgery Centre, 71 Pharmacies and 13 ......read more

    Ski Dubai Warms up for Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, 10 - November 2020: To coincide with the Dubai Fitness Challenge (30 October – 28 November), Ski Dubai will host a series of free-to-attend activities, which will make it fun and easy for everyone to complete their 30 minutes of physical activity. Having recently hosted a ‘snowga’ class to kickstart the 30-day challenge, HIIT and hiking will get a cool new twist on the slopes of Ski Dubai, where temperatures are -4⁰C. The indoor ski resort regularly hosts fun and innovative events in line with its goals to make the UAE and Ski Dubai an international ......read more

    Gargash Hospital and Dermoviva Baby Educate Little Ones on Hygiene, to Promote a Healthier Society

    Dubai, UAE; November 10, 2020: Teaching children about the spread of germs and how to avoid it, is a challenge for most parents. To make this task easier for parents through entertaining ways, Gargash Hospital and DermoViva Baby collaborated to educate little ones on hygiene, with a view to promote health, safety and a happier society, in honour of the upcoming UAE National Day. The fun, educational event at the UAE's first female-owned, multi-specialty, tertiary care hospital with primary focus on women and childcare, was held for the hospital’s pediatric patients. The little ......read more

    50-year-old Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patient with 3.5kg Life-Threatening Tumor had “Almost Lost Hope”

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 10, 2020:  Doctors at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have successfully removed a massive cancerous tumor growing in the pancreas of a 50-year-old woman after she was turned away from several other hospitals due to the size of the mass.  This aggressive form of cancer has very few symptoms until it is in its advanced stage. The patient began experiencing symptoms, including a loss of appetite and diarrhea that had caused a drop in weight, fatigue, and excessive bloating a year back. The tumor continued to grow, causing an unnatural abdomen bulge ......read more

    Medcare Hospitals' Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Unveils How People Can Miss Obvious Symptoms

    United Arab Emirates -  November 09, 2020:  A simple experiment carried out by a leading healthcare provider in the UAE revealed the lack of being able to spot symptoms, and highlighting the need for a professional check-up. Throughout October, Medcare Hospitals launched a campaign to raise awareness on breast cancer through an interesting experiment which was shared on its social media channels and with the healthcare provider’s entire patient database.  It was revealed in a survey designed to inquire whether women are informed of the risks that accompany ......read more

    Emirati Surfer Fought Cancer and Currently Joining the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Mo Rahma, the first international surfer from the UAE is set to take the Dubai Fitness Challenge in a slightly different way competing in 30 different sports in 30 days this month. United Arab Emirates -  November 08, 2020:    Mo Rahma, who learned surfing in the wavepool in Dubai, is always inspiring himself to complete a new challenge. With this month the Dubai fitness Challenge on his calendar, he wants to inspire other people in the UAE to participate in any sport they can for 30 days. In 2019 he already completed the usual 30 minutes of exercise in 30 days. This year ......read more

    DHA Doctors Perform First-ever Intrauterine Fetal Surgery in the Arab Region

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2020:  Last week at Latifa Hospital for Women and Children, a tiny little fetus, a brave mother and a team of highly specialized doctors created history when they performed the first-ever intrauterine fetal surgery for a spinal cord defect in the Arab region. The extremely delicate six-hour surgery was performed on a 25-week-old fetus that was diagnosed to have myelomeningocele (my-uh-lo-meh-NIN-guh-seal) a type of spina bifida (spinal cord defect). The fetus weighed only 700 grams.  As the surgery was performed at this stage and not ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Sports Council Partners With the Frontline Heroes Office to Support the Wellbeing of Frontline Professionals

    Partnership will offer sport initiatives in recognition of the heroic role of frontline professionals 8th November 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   Abu Dhabi Sports Council, which spearheads the emirate’s leadership vision to develop sport and youth activities, has partnered with the Frontline Heroes Office to demonstrate its support and recognition of frontline professionals across the UAE. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed between Abu Dhabi Sports Council and the Frontline Heroes Office, the two entities established their commitment to the frontline ......read more

    Breastfeeding Friends Association Marks 20th Anniversary of Its Establishment

    Sharjah, November 5, 2020:  Under the theme “20 Years of Giving and the march continues”, the Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized on Thursday a virtual ceremony on the 20th anniversary of its establishment. The event was attended by  Her Excellency Dr. Khawla Al Mulla, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), Her Excellency Eng. Khawla Al Noman, Head of Breastfeeding Friends Association, a number of directors and employees of government ......read more

    Aster Joins Hands with Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020 as the Official Hospitals & Clinics Partner

    • In alignment with Dubai’s mission to create a fitness focused mindset among the residents, The Group has launched a #LiveBetterwithAster campaign to motivate Dubai residents to actively take-up the 30x30 fitness challenge • Aster Hospitals and Clinics is offering various free fitness sessions and giveaways through its booths at Dubai Quranic Park and Kite Beach.  • The Group is also initiating a fitness movement among its 19,800+ employees across 7 countries called Aster Well-being Program   5 November 2020, Dubai, UAE:  Aster Hospitals & ......read more

    SEHA Hosts Breastfeeding Week at Select Healthcare Facilities in Line With the National Program

    Abu Dhabi - November  05, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, is hosting the annual national Breastfeeding Week at Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Madina Zayed Hospital, and Al Dhafra Hospital. Conducted from November 1 to 7, the annual Breastfeeding Week aims to promote the importance of breastfeeding with all three SEHA facilities being certified to support mothers during their breastfeeding journeys and cater to care for the requirements of mothers and babies.    Breastfeeding is a natural and important ......read more

    Campaign ‘‘Let's Beat Coronavirus' Launched with Participation from Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Watani Al Emarat Foundation and Union Coop

    The awareness campaign titled ‘Let’s Beat Coronavirus’ was held at Etihad Mall, Dubai    United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:    Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Watani Al Emarat Foundation and Union Coop launched the awareness campaign ‘Let’s Beat Coronavirus’ in order to educate the public about the dangers of the epidemic and encourage people to take all precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of Covid19 in society.   H.E. Khalifa Aldrai, Executive Director - Dubai Corporation ......read more

    Dental Health Advice for Babies and Toddlers

    Dubai, Unites Arab Emirates, 3 November 2020:  Oral health is a prime indicator of your overall physical health and well-being of life. Even if you’ve been told you’ve got nice teeth, it’s important to take the right measures every day to look after them and avoid problems. This means having the right oral care products, as well as being conscious of your everyday habits. Not only for adults, but it’s also equally important for babies to have healthy teeth.   Babies start developing teeth while they are in the mother’s womb. A full set of 20 baby ......read more

    Gate Avenue at DIFC Launches Fitness Hub Offering Complimentary Classes during Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Gate Avenue Fitness Hub offers more than 20 free fitness classes including HIIT, Pilates, yoga and more from 1 to 7 November 2020   Dubai, UAE - 2nd November 2020:  Gate Avenue at DIFC, one of Dubai’s most sought-after lifestyle destinations, has launched the Gate Avenue Fitness Hub, an exciting week-long activation to encourage the DIFC and wider Dubai community to get active. The packed calendar of complimentary events will run from 1 to 7 November 2020 every day between 4:30PM to 7.00PM.  Fitness enthusiasts can expect to be trained by the very best ......read more

    University Hospital Sharjah Introduces 5-minute ‘Haki Knife' Surgery to Remove Painful Trigger Finger

    United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:   As part of its commitment to bring innovative treatments to its patients, University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) has introduced the ‘HAKI Knife’ technique, a modern minimally invasive surgery which takes only five to 10 minutes to free a patient from trigger finger, a painful sensation which comes from the locking of the muscles of the finger when bending or straightening them. The experience is likened to pulling the trigger of a gun, hence the name. The hand has 27 bones with finger joints placed between each bone ......read more

    MBRU AIDS Parents of Newborn Baby With Severe Respiratory Complications

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Medical Simulation Center gives parents valuable practical guidance to simulate insertion of a tracheostomy tube that allows the baby to breathe safely Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center is the largest facility of its kind in Dubai and recreates a complete patient journey in a realistic hospital environment Dubai, November 2, 2020: Reiterating its goal to selflessly serve communities, Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has collaborated with Mediclinic Middle East to ......read more

    The Awareness Campaign Titled ‘Let's Beat Coronavirus' was held at Etihad Mall, Dubai

    United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:  Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Watani Al Emarat Foundation and Union Coop launched the awareness campaign ‘Let’s Beat Coronavirus’ in order to educate the public about the dangers of the epidemic and encourage people to take all precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of Covid19 in society.   H.E. Khalifa Aldrai, Executive Director - Dubai Corporation Ambulance Services confirmed that the corporation seeks to be at the forefront by designing awareness programs and appropriate ......read more

    What is Presbyopia and How Can You Treat it?

    By Dr. Avinash Gurbaxani, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina & Uveitis Specialist, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:    Having trouble focusing on near objects, especially as you head into your 40s and 50s, could be a key sign that you are developing presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that affects many people, worsening as they age.  When we are young, our crystalline lens, the part of the eye that is responsible for a large amount of the eyes focusing power, is flexible, which allows the muscles within the eye to ......read more

    Men's Health in the Spotlight During Movember Campaign at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

    United Arab Emirates -  November 01, 2020:    The awareness campaign in November inspires men to overcome their fear of testing for critical health issues.  As every year goes by, health issues related to men are gaining attention worldwide. That's because most men do not discuss their health issues, don’t take action, and die too young, that too when most of the deaths are largely preventable.  Bawabat Al Sharq Mall launches its Movember campaign during November to help men live happier, healthier and longer lives. The "Face Your Fear, Get Tested ......read more

    DHA participates in Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Doctors highlight physical and mental health benefits of exercise  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 1 November 2020: Dubai has transformed itself again into a fitness hub with the fourth edition of the 30*30 Dubai Fitness Challenge.   Dubai Fitness Challenge brings with it a sense of positivity, enthusiasm and manages to transform the whole city into a fitness hub. The support and encouragement to make all community members from children to the elderly take on 30 minutes of activity per day for 30 days is such a unique initiative and one that is growing in its popularity ......read more

    Strong Growth in Global Investment Demand for Gold in Q3 Partially Offset Weakness Elsewhere as Consumers Battled the Effects of COVID-19

    United Arab Emirates -  November 01, 2020:    Global gold demand dropped by 19% y-o-y to 892t in Q3, as consumers continued to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the lowest quarterly total since Q3 2009. The Year-to-date demand of 2,972.1t was 10% lower versus the same period in 2019, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.   While overall demand declined, Q3 saw significant growth in investment demand which rose by 21% y-o-y. Investors globally bought 222.1t of gold bars and coins and an additional 272.5t through ......read more

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