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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 30, 2020: Ahead of World Diabetes Day, which falls on November 14 every year, the Director and Consultant Endocrinologist of DHA’s Dubai Diabetes Center, Dr. M. Hamed Farooqi, highlights some tips, which people with diabetes can follow to help manage their blood sugar level.
Farooqi says that Type 2 diabetes in particular is a lifestyle related disease and lifestyle modification is the key to managing the disease. Given the fact that diabetes can cause several complications if left unmanaged, it is vital that people with diabetes make ......read more
Dubai’s ‘water doctor’ turns spotlight on essential water hygiene for students at university’s virtual career fair
Dubai, UAE - 30 October, 2020: Rodger Macfarlane, the chemical engineer who has become one of the Middle East’s leading water treatment experts, says a career in making water safe offers students a wealth of opportunities to help develop vital new technology.
Macfarlane, Technical Director of Culligan Middle East, will trace his career journey and give insights into the growing importance of water hygiene when he addresses students during ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 28, 2020: Ahead of World Stroke Day, which is on the 29th of October every year, a DHA neurologist discusses the importance of lifestyle measures and the need to be aware on how to minimise brain damage in case of a stroke by taking quick actions.
“When it comes to stroke, every second counts. In fact, two million brain cells die every minute until blood flow is restored and these cells may not be re-generated. What this means is that time is essential to minimise brain damage caused by strokes,” says Dr. Suhail AlRukn, stroke and ......read more
Smoking and high blood pressure cause brain aneurysms that can kill.
Never ignore a sudden striking headache.
Dr. Parviz Dolati with Mr. Yaqoob Yousuf
28 October 2020, Dubai, UAE: Yaqoob Yousuf is a very active 59 year old UAE resident, who experienced a sudden onset of headaches which were the worst pains he ever experienced. These headaches lasted for two weeks and were associated with nausea, vomiting, neck pain and stiffness. Unfortunately, over many visits to clinics he was misdiagnosed for two weeks, and finally was seen by a neurologist and underwent a brain CT scan at ......read more
Al Qutami: The authority spares no effort in utilizing its capabilities to overcome the COVID-19 challenge.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 28 October, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today a Hospitality Care Center, which is a center specialized in treating infectious diseases.
The center is located in the Dubai Industrial Zone and it consists of three floors, which include 88 dedicated rooms for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, from normal to critical cases.
The state-of-the art center has highly specialized clinics, pharmacy, laboratory, ......read more
Starting 30th October, classes will be free for all guests
Chill-seekers are in for a month of Zen as the popular mall invites guests to nourish and flourish
Dubai, UAE - 26 October 2020: Dubai is a city known for its hustle and bustle and while it’s one of the many reasons we love the city, sometimes everyone needs a breather. Look no further than Festival Plaza – the local community shopping centre will be hosting free yoga sessions every day during DTCM’s Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) for visitors to catch an hour of Zen before going ......read more
Sharjah, October 25, 2020: The Friends of Arthritis Patients Society, FOAP, of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) organized on Saturday the 2nd Virtual Rheumatologists Forum, under the theme “It’s time for activity”.
The event, which brought together an elite group of doctors and consultants from inside and outside the country, comes in conjunction with the activities of World Arthritis Day and aims to enhance community awareness about arthritis disease and its treatment and prevention methods, keep up with the latest ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2020: Established in 1998 by its Founder President Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Thumbay Group has crafted many a success story, especially in its core sectors of medical education, healthcare and research. The Group’s distinctive achievements and reputation in the UAE’s corporate landscape led it to accomplish the extra-ordinary, and has been credited with several ‘firsts’ in the region’s private sector, such as the first private medical university, first ever private academic hospital, the first and only private Academic ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently organized a webinar on breast cancer awareness.
The webinar covered several topics including latest research, trends and the importance of early detection.
As part of the month-long initiatives to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every year in October, the Authority is providing free mammogram checks for women in governmental institutions in the Emirate who fulfil the needed criteria.
The aim of this initiative is to promote early detection and educate women about the ......read more
Culligan Middle East questions if sufficient legionella testing is being carried out as water systems shut down for months are switched on again
Dubai, UAE, 24 October, 2020: As more hotels, malls and offices reopen in the Gulf region with the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions, experts have raised concerns over the level of business and domestic water hygiene safeguards.
Culligan Middle East, one of the region’s water treatment companies, is questioning whether sufficient legionella testing is being carried out as water systems shut down for months are switched on ......read more
Highest success level documented across its UAE clinics
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 October 2020: ART Fertility Clinics, previously known as IVI- Middle East Fertility Clinics, have achieved a landmark achievement in August, with its UAE centers recording 78 percent pregnancy success rate. This is considered as the highest level in the history of the healthcare facility and in the region.
“The almost 80 percent success rate of our clinic in the UAE is the result of our continuous efforts to refine our techniques to help fulfil the dreams of couples who are struggling with ......read more
Extra precautions taken at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre to protect patients at its reopened facilities
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 October 2020: With a focus on safety precautions at all of its recently reopened facilities, Mubadala Healthcare’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) is encouraging those patients with osteoporosis who are treated with denosumab to return to their normal injection schedules to ensure optimal bone health and avoid the risk of bone fractures.
Consultant endocrinologist and diabetologist Dr Sara Suliman ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2020: Mammography remains the gold standard screening technique and offers an effective means to detect breast cancer early. Although most women know they should undergo mammograms at some point in there lives, there is still some confusion regarding
Mammograms can only detect signs of cancer when it’s too late to treat it. - MYTH
Mammograms are used as a golden standard is diagnosing breast cancer and it can detect cancer cells years before physical symptoms develop in the breast.
Mammograms are uncomfortable – ......read more
In terms of numbers, according to e-claims data, from January to September this year, the gross claims were 11.83 billion AED
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 20, 2020: Dubai’s health insurance and healthcare providers are prioritizing patients and their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, said a top health official.
Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation said, “The whole healthcare system has come together and joined hands to tackle the situation at hand keeping patient care, wellbeing and safety as their priority. The number of outpatient ......read more
• Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most common chronic blood disorders in the world1. Globally around 300,000 babies are born with the disease annually while 300 million people carry the trait.4,9 Gulf is a region with one of the highest prevalence rates of Sickle Cell Disease among Middle Eastern ancestry marking Saudi, Oman, and Bahrain as the countries with the highest rates respectively.17
• Sickle cell pain crises or VOCs are considered the clinical hallmark of the disease, and are triggered, in part, by multicellular interactions that form clusters of cells, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2020: It is very common for parents to face problems with their children refusing to sleep alone. It is a never-ending conflict between the parents’ requests and the child’s pleas to sleep in the parents’ room, which often leads to parents surrendering to their children. Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant Pediatrics Burjeel Hospital, shares 10 useful tips to train your child to sleep alone.
1. Preparing the child psychologically.
Talk to them about the benefits of sleeping in their room. Tell them that ......read more
Dubai, 19th October: According to studies, the average age of diagnosis is ten years younger in the UAE than anywhere else in the world, rendering early testing and treatment crucial.
For this year's Pink October, Dubai based business setup advisory firm, Creative Zone, Al Jalila Foundation and the Dubai Business Women Council teamed up to raise the importance of early detection in breast cancer. An educational video released by the entities, showcased ten influential women talk about breast cancer and how early detection can drastically increase the chances of ......read more
Retal and her family with Dr. Ravi Dadlani
Sharjah, UAE, 18 October 2020: A three year old toddler was brought to the Pediatric Emergency of Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah during the wee hours of the morning after waking up in the middle of the night due to severe headache. Retal had fallen from a height of 3 – 4 feet, while playing at home the day prior, but showed no immediate alarming symptoms like loss of consciousness, seizures, Ear or nose bleed or vomiting. She had developed a small bump at the back of her head, which is quite common during falls. Dr. Hassan Badr- ......read more
Child quickly recovers and attends school again after complex procedure
18 October 2020: The University Hospital of Sharjah has successfully performed a critical surgery on a four-year-old kid who was suffering from vertical squint, a rare medical case that is challenging to diagnose and treat. The successful surgical procedure led by Dr. Qasem Mubarak AlHammouri, Consultant - Pediatric Ophthalmology, has paved the way for the child to enjoy a healthy vision and live a normal life.
Dr. AlHammouri explained that the condition of the child named Youssef was the rare vertical ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October 2020: Following the continued downward trend in the COVID-19 cases around the world, most medical establishments have started returning to normalcy. Many countries have eased stay-at-home restrictions and have supported the systematic re-opening of surgery centers and permitted them to conduct non-urgent and elective procedures.
The same is true within the UAE, specifically, in centers across the emirate of Dubai which have been cleared to operate with a reduced schedule and enhanced sanitation measures. This certainly marks a ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2020: Synthetic ETFs offering exposure to core US and global equity benchmarks have delivered strong outperformance with lower tracking errors compared to physical ETFs over the last twelve months, according to a recent analysis by Invesco. This period captures two contrasting market conditions, covering both the sharp equity market sell-off during March and April, which marked the height of the Covid-19 crisis, as well as the subsequent rally since May.
Synthetic ETFs are designed to replicate the return of an index using derivatives ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October, 2020: The COVID-19 outbreak has put mental health at the forefront with the global surge in stress levels and anxiety caused by the pandemic.
While the world has now come to terms with the situation; carrying forward with a healthy state of mind is a priority. Dr. Khawla Ahmed Al Mir, Consultant Psychiatrist at Rashid Hospital says, “The initial shock period is over and we are clearly in the adjustment phase which is extremely important as we need to learn to live with the current realities, we need to adapt in order to stay fit mentally. ......read more
The clinic has initiated a special campaign that offers a 50 percent discount on first consultation from 17th to 31st October
United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2020: To celebrate the strength, empowerment and success of women and to bring inspiration and hope for women looking to experience motherhood, ART Fertility Clinics, previously known as IVI-RMA Middle East have initiated a special campaign that offers a 50 percent discount on first consultation.
The campaign runs from 17 – 31 October and will offer women an opportunity to seek medical help with ......read more
My Bladder a Source of Daily Embarrassment – Cured with a Pacemaker Device ‘Says Grateful Patient’
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2020: Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the Mubadala network of healthcare providers, are urging the community to confront difficult conversations about urinary problems and to visit a doctor should they experience them.
The call comes as the hospital sees a growing number of patients, particularly women, who have been living with urinary problems for months or even years before seeking medical ......read more
13, October 2020: The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) is pleased to announce that The International Medical Center has earned 2020 CHIME Digital Health Most Wired recognition as a certified level 9, the only one in the MENA region and the first one in Saudi. The CHIME Digital Health Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies into their clinical and business programs to improve health and care in their communities.
“Levels 9 and 10 represents ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 13, 2020: The Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC) announced today that they are conducting a study on the effectiveness of virtual health-follow ups for patients using home-monitoring devices, mobile technologies and software to track daily patient data and plan interventional strategies in real time to avoid complications of the disease.
The study was announced during His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority’s visit to the centre.
Al Qutami said, “The DHA strongly focusses on the emphasis of ......read more
A specialized training course organized for GMU students and faculty members.
13 October 2020 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Gulf Medical University, specializing in medical education, has yet again demonstrated its student’s engagement initiative and commitment to save the community. The university recently concluded a training program that involved a group of students and faculty members who received extensive scientific information and practical guidance about the ongoing coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic and how to handle it and restrict it from spreading, ......read more
High net worth individuals, families, family offices, and foundations plan to increase their allocation to impact investing from 20 per cent of their portfolios in 2019 to 35 per cent by 2025.
A quarter (27 per cent) of all investors expect to move to more than 50 per cent invested for impact within five years.
Nine-in-10 (87 per cent) investors say climate change influences their investment choices, while over half (52 per cent) view climate change as the greatest threat to the world.
Seven-in-10 (69 per cent) say COVID-19 has affected their views of ......read more
** The LightHouse Arabia launches InSight, their new youth initiative to support GenZ with challenges faced during youth and improve mental health**
United Arab Emirates, October 11, 2020: Coinciding with World Mental Health Day and their far-reaching vision of mental health for everyone, everywhere, The LightHouse Arabia is ready to launch their dedicated youth platform, InSight, on October 10th. With an aim to connect with and support Gen Z directly, the youth initiative will work to challenge stigmas and raise awareness of mental health, while helping today’s ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2020: More than 100 women with financial difficulties have received the full spectrum of breast cancer care thanks to the DHA’s Basmah initiative which was launched in 2019.
The initiative makes Dubai authorities the first government entity in the world to provide a complete spectrum of care from screening to treatment for the three types of cancer (breast, colorectal and cervical cancer) under the essential benefit plan. Prior to the scheme, cancer coverage was limited to AED150,000. Now there are no sub-limits and coverage is unlimited. ......read more
Patient flew down from Poland to receive treatment at the hospital’s Endometriosis Centre of Excellence.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 October, 2020: Imagine spending every single day of your life for the last several years in such excruciating pain that even painkillers cannot numb it and despite undergoing a surgery, there is no still no remorse.
W. S. a 38-year old woman from Poland spent several years suffering from chronic pelvic pain, bowel adhesions and infertility due to severe endometriosis.
Chronic endometriosis is an extremely painful condition ......read more
In Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an expert from an American hospital who was involved in the research says that working out could greatly reduce the chances of the disease coming back
United Arab Emirates, October 06, 2020: Recent research shows exercising benefits women fighting breast cancer, and indications are that being more active could greatly reduce the chances of the cancer coming back.
“The magnitude of the benefits seen with increased activity was quite substantial,” said Thomas Budd, MD of American hospital Cleveland Clinic, who was ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 October 2020: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) received His Excellency Andreas Wegner, Deputy Consul General of Germany in Dubai at the DHA headquarters.
The meeting was attended by Dr Issa Salim, Consultant and Head of the Department of Bioresonance at Rashid Hospital.
Al Qutami highlighted that the German healthcare model is well-recognized globally and that Germany has created its mark across various fields in healthcare from medical services to technology.
Al Qutami added ......read more
• Grant will support Peshawar’s Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre to provide surgical oncology services to patients for the first time
• 2,500 cancer patients to benefit annually
• By December 2020, two operation theatres will be outfitted with world-class equipment
Sharjah, 06 October 2020
Following the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF), and Founder ......read more
Dubai, October 6, 2020: HE Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Director-General of the Emirates Health Services Corporation, met virtually with HE Ian Halliday, Australian Consul General in Dubai, where the two sides reviewed prospects for cooperation and strategic partnerships in the healthcare sector, exchanging of experiences and building capacities in continuing medical education, and cooperation in the field of visiting doctors.
Present at the meeting were Saqr Alhemeiri, Director of Training & Development Center, Dr. Noor Majed Al Mheiri, Head of Medical Services Unit, Dr. ......read more
United Arab Emirates, October 05, 2020: Leading organisations invested in children’s education met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last week to share programmatic and financial learnings developed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the need to strengthen digital learning.
Entitled ‘Meeting our Promises on Refugee Education during COVID-19’ the virtual roundtable brought together senior government, institutional, private sector and philanthropic partners to discuss learnings and solutions that have emerged throughout the ......read more
First Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi patient on new technology can “sit in a chair without struggling to find a painless position.”
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 05 October 2020: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, has expanded neuropathic pain management options for patients in the region by bringing new technology to treat chronic pain in the lower body, including the foot, knee, hip or groin, to the United Arab Emirates.
The therapy works with a small device implanted in the spine that stimulates the dorsal ......read more
Sharjah - 4 October 2020: The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah held a virtual meeting to discuss the recommendations of the ‘foster mother’ project, including enhancing health awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, highlighting recommendations of the international health organizations in terms of the breast milk alternatives, and creating a ‘foster mother registry’ in cooperation with the competent health and government bodies.
Chaired by Eng. Khawla Al Noman, ......read more
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SEHA’s facilities will host a series of informational webinars for entities and community groups and provide free mammogram screening for existent patients
Abu Dhabi, October 04, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, and its facilities are hosting educational webinars and providing free mammogram screenings for existing female patients above 40 in line with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, observed annually during the month of October.
Breast cancer occurs when select cells begin to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 3, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with Friends of Parkinson’s UAE, Genetic Diseases Association and King's College London held a virtual forum known as Parkinson’s Patients Forum.
The forum aimed to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease as well as encourage active participation between doctors, patients and members of the local community with an aim to empower patients by discussing symptoms and coping mechanisms as well as lifestyle management to better tackle the disease.
Mr. Huzaifa Ibrahim, ......read more
Abu Dhabi - October 1, 2020: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has partnered with Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, to enable efficient and timely Covid-19 screening of its employees and contractors across the UAE. The partnership is part of ADNOC’s proactive measures to protect the health and wellbeing of its employees and to ensure business continuity.
The ongoing partnership commenced in March 2020 and brought together teams of healthcare professionals from ADNOC and Pure Health to deliver comprehensive testing of ADNOC employees and ......read more
• The organization launched the microsite https://www.ournew.earth/ in end-May 2020 to coach people to transition to the ‘New Normal’ living and help them cope up with the pandemic constructively, with a focus on the different roles that they play within a society as Self, a Family Member, an Employer and an Employee.
• The platform has gained popularity as the one-stop go-to solution for people seeking practical and yet medically verified guidance on topics spanning physical, mental and emotional health, how to safeguard against Covid-19 in daily activities, helping ......read more
• The new facility is architecturally innovative and is equipped with best-practice equipment used in global world class institutions
• Al Ain’s new central mortuary will enable the use of virtual autopsy using advanced 3D virtual radiology technology
Abu Dhabi, September 30, 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has opened a central mortuary in Al Ain, in cooperation with its strategic partners. The new facility, designed innovatively and equipped with the latest equipment, allows for all services related to deceased bodies to ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 30, 2020: There has been a controversial discussion about offplan and ready properties these days. Let me clarify this here. Sales transactions leaning towards ready properties these days however offplan sales haven't been stopped. To be more precise: 30% of transactions relate to offplan and 70% goes to ready properties.
Having said that offplan sales will never stop because there are always people who prefer to pay less on booking and have payment plan without interest as small down payment along with long-term ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced the separation of all clinics known medically and internationally as fever clinics or infectious disease clinics in its primary health care centers from other specialized medical clinics, in order to strengthen the prevention system adopted by the Authority to combat communicable diseases and epidemics.
The move aims to provide a safe health care journey for patients across all facilities.
Al Qutami also added the Al Mizhar, Al Safa and Al Mamzhar clinics will no longer accept patients ......read more
• Less than 10% survival rate for people who suffer out-of-hospital Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
• Lifesaving technology such as automated external defibrillators (AEDs) double chances of survival
United Arab Emirates, September 28, 2020: On the occasion of World Heart Day on 29th September, Philips highlights the importance of lifesaving technology to help with the outcomes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death not just among heart patients, but also among seemingly healthy people. According to the ......read more
With World Heart Day coming up on September 29, Dr Brajesh Mittal, deputy medical director and consultant interventional cardiologist at Medcare Hospital, sheds light on the health concern along with his expert advice.
Dubai, September 28, 2020: Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium healthcare provider, addresses the rise in coronary diseases in the younger generation of Indians.
Health studies conducted globally have indicated that people from the Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) have a genetic ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Dubai Health Insurance Corporation announced today the introduction of diagnosis-related group (DRG) for all hospitals in the emirate.
The move came into effect this month, however, it has been in the pipeline for over four years during which active consultation and stakeholder engagement with the private sector took place.
DRG helps health insurance companies categorize hospitalization costs. Rather than paying the hospital for each specific service that was provided, a private insurer ......read more
New report by WTTC and Oliver Wyman provides recommendations on how we can ensure a more seamless recovery of the sector
Consumers are paying more attention to 'sustainability' of brands
Destinations need to adopt new protocols for health and hygiene measures
September 27, 2020: The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for each of four key Travel & Tourism stakeholders: travellers, businesses, workforce, and communities.
WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 September 2020: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a very common health condition that is known to affect women everywhere. The recent studies indicate that the UAE has one of the highest incidences of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in the world, only next to Europe. The increase in the number of cases is associated with higher levels of Obesity.
According to Mrs Cynthia Bou Khalil, Nutritional Consultant at Allurion Technologies, following a healthy diet and an active lifestyle can help the patient deal with PCOS in a much better ......read more