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
United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: Tia Watson (13 years, 42 kgs) and her brother Rio (17 years, 45 kgs) accomplished the Climb With Rio challenge this weekend in less than an hour. Sister Tia walked 10 times (70 meters) up and down the stairs of their home, the equivalent of climbing Sydney Opera House, with brother Rio strapped on her back.
Tia and Rio are part of Team Angel Wolf, a racing group led by their father Nick Watson and includes their mother Delphine. Though Rio was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder that affects his speech, motor and learning ......read more
Ten others escape with a warning as Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy continue their inspection of sports establishments and events
United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2020: Teams from Dubai Sports Council and Dubai Economy fined six sports establishments over the weekend for their failure to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures and safety guidelines.
The establishments were fined for their failure to maintain the mandatory safe distance at the premises as well as non-compliance with the face mask rule. Ten other establishments escaped with a warning ......read more
The two sides discussed collaboration particularly in the field of artificial intelligence, medical education and research and development.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 September, 2020: The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently received the Australian Consul General at the DHA headquarters.
HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA received HE Ian Halliday, Consul-General of Australia to Dubai & General Manager Middle East, Africa & Turkey for Austrade and John Cavanagh, Deputy Council General of Australia to Dubai and Trade ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 23, 2020: Sister, Tia Watson (13) is set to climb virtually Sydney Opera House while carrying her brother, Rio a person with determination, on her back Team AngelWolf are set to take a next step in the Climb With Rio challenge this month! After virtually travelling around the world, climbing the equivalent size of the most famous landmarks from three continents as part of their #ClimbWithRio WORLD TOUR, It is now time
for sister Tia (13 years old, 42kg) to climb a landmark in Australia together with her brother Rio (17 years old, 45kg). The Dubai ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has begun school health awareness campaigns today to educate primary and secondary school children across private schools in Dubai about COVID-19.
The one-month campaign aims to empower school children and provide them with health tips so that they can take care of their health and well-being.
In the first phase, officials from the Public Health Protection Department at the DHA will visit eight private schools in Dubai. At a ......read more
Happy Hour every week at indoor “Therapeutic garden” helps patients to relax and stay close to nature
September 22, 2020: The Long-Term Care unit of Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region with 350 beds located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman, has added music to the services they offer residents, to reduce anxiety and depression among them and to enhance their healing process. As a beginning, music is now played for residents who have specifically asked for it, as they believe it soothes their minds ......read more
Ahead of World Heart Day, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patient Encourages Public to Prioritize Exercise and Diet for a Healthy Heart
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. September 22, 2020: When 59-year-old Adel Mahmoud Shawqi was rushed to the Emergency Department at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, for chest pain found to be an acute heart attack, he was awake, alert and conversant.
A heart attack, which is considered a common occurrence in an Emergency Department (ED) and is normally resolved by the hospital’s ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 21, 2020: MoU aims to strengthen cooperation and partnership between the two entities in various medical fields including insurance, transfer of permits of health professionals, education, medical training and research.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Dubai Healthcare City Authority(DHCA).
The MoU was signed at the DHA headquarters by H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA and H.E. Jamal Abdulsalam, ......read more
The “Wellcome Mat” Is Ready to Protect the Homes of UAE Residents, and The World!
United Arab Emirates, September 21, 2020: In the last couple of months, life seems to have taken a wild spin towards uncertain terrain for most citizens of the world. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put large question marks on things that would have otherwise been unchallenged parts of our daily routines. Our perception of hygiene, germs, and bacteria has since heightened causing people to think twice ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2020: Patient safety is the mission of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and is also the top priority for the Health Regulation Sector of Dubai. Beginning in May 2019, the Dubai Health Authority made it mandatory for all Day Surgical Centers to achieve international accreditation. AAAASF was named as an approved accreditation agency by the DHA and has been actively supporting centers in Dubai to elevate their practices and comply with accreditation standards.
AAAASF ......read more
Dabur will supply sanitizing solutions to DSC to keep their visitors, players and staff safe throughout the year
Dubai, UAE: September 21, 2020: As the UAE gears up to host major sporting events, Dubai Sports City (DSC) has signed a hygiene deal with Dabur International in response to Covid-19. As per this year long partnership, DSC will receive Dermoviva range of sanitizers and hand washes from Dabur for one year to cater to the hygiene and sanitization needs of the players and visitors, keeping them safe as they enjoy every game. Dermoviva Sanitizing Stations will be installed in ......read more
• As part of SEHA’s psychological support program designed for the community amidst COVID-19, the network reiterates the need to ignore fake news
• Consultant psychiatrist shares tips to help the community overcome adverse circumstances, become a positive influence, assist senior citizens and benefit from extra time
Abu Dhabi, 20September 2020: In line with its SEHA’s psychological support program, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network is urging the community to embrace a healthy lifestyle ......read more
The Seniors’ Happiness Centre’s Alzheimer’s support group to hold awareness event on the occasion of World Alzheimer’s day 2020
Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2020: In light of World Alzheimer’s day, the Director of Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Seniors’ Happiness Centre stressed the importance of setting a daily routine for all elders, especially those with Alzheimer’s, during COVID-19 to prevent depression amongst them.
Dr Salwa Al Suwaidi, the Director of Seniors’ Happiness Centre said that among the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September, 2020: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children revealed that it’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is the largest NICU in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, admitted 1058 babies in 2019, compared to 967 in 2018.
Out of the 1058 admissions in the NICU, 31 per cent (329) were preterm babies, in addition to almost 10 per cent (96 babies) with low birth weight due to Intrauterine Growth Retardation.
Dr Mahmoud Saleh El Halik, Consultant Neonatologist and Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Latifa Hospital revealed that in ......read more
• A sixty-eight-year-old Indian man undergoes rare life saving procedure after 90% arterial calcified blockage
• Intravascular lithotripsy opens the door for some difficult heart cases with a safer device as compared to other artery drilling services in the UAE
United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2020: A 68-year-old Indian man suffered a severe heart attack on early this September. After being rushed to a nearby hospital, the doctors discovered a 90% arterial blockage and recommended coronary bypass surgery. However due to his comorbidities ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th September 2020: The UAE’s use of Artificial Intelligence has accelerated in the healthcare and education sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Europe’s leading international news channel, Euronews, spoke to leaders in healthcare and education to discover the positives and negatives that AI use has had within these sectors, and what this means for the future in AI tech in the Middle East.
Speaking to Euronews at one of the largest dedicated AI events in the world, AI Everything, Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for ......read more
Dubai, September 16, 2020: Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium healthcare provider, has signed an agreement with InterSystems, a creative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve the most critical scalability, interoperability, and speed problems, to implement InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system across all its four hospitals and 15 medical centres in Dubai and Sharjah.
The implementation reinforces Medcare’s commitment to providing the most advanced healthcare services in the region. Investing in ......read more
4,351 chronically ill residents were identified as candidates for sustainable care model
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 15 September 2020:
Following on the success of the remote care program launch in partnership with Abu Dhabi Public Health Center and Department of Health to manage COVID-19 patients in home isolation, Mubadala Healthcare providers have collaborated to develop a sustainable remote healthcare program for patients with chronic illnesses who are aged 60 and above.
It has been estimated that there are over 12,000 elderly patients across the ......read more
The “Wellcome Mat” Is Ready to Protect the Homes of UAE Residents, and The World!
United Arab Emirates, September 14, 2020: In the last couple of months, life seems to have taken a wild spin towards uncertain terrain for most citizens of the world. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put large question marks on things that would have otherwise been unchallenged parts of our daily routines. Our perception of hygiene, germs, and bacteria has since heightened causing people to think twice ......read more
• First-of-its-kind Dubai study on the trends and incidence of seasonal influenza.
• Almost 30,000 samples studied.
• According to the study, almost half of the total seasonal influenza cases were among students less than ten years of age in Dubai.
• Public health specialists advocate the need to get the seasonal flu vaccine, especially in light of COVID-19 and especially for high-risk individuals.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the results of the 2017 to 2019 study on ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 September, 2020: Dubai Health Authority discusses the importance of reiterating certain basic precautionary measures to empower school-going children and the need for families to adopt a sanitization routine once children return home from school.
Dr Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Public Health Protection Department says that while school-going kids would have settled into the new normal, it is important to speak with children regularly so that parents can notice ......read more
United Arab Emirates, 09 September 2020: Flu is the most common infectious disease that millions of people worldwide get infected each year. While most of them recover within a week, an unfortunate lose their life to the seasonal flu virus. The flu is a respiratory infection that can affect anyone across any age, causing mild to severe symptoms. The most common symptoms of the flu include fever, body aches, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, fatigue.
According to Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant – Pediatrics at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi, the change of season ......read more
FITNESS 4 EVERYBODY TO KICK OFF ON 17-20 SEPTEMBER
United Arab Emirates, September 09, 2020: The UAE is set for 4 days of free fitness on 17-20 September, as the region’s fitness industry unites in a unique campaign to provide Fitness 4 EveryBody, making fitness more accessible and encouraging UAE residents to make health and wellbeing their top priority in the wake of the pandemic. In the first activation of its kind, the Fitness 4 EveryBody initiative will see more than 20 influential fitness providers offering free access or free classes (online and ......read more
• The rehabilitation department provides physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology treatments
• Al Ain Hospital has worked tirelessly to implement robust safety measures and processes that keep you and your families protected, maintaining the outstanding standards we are known for.
Abu Dhabi, September 09 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has reopened the rehabilitation department in Al Ain Hospital, resuming the provision of world class medical care to its patients. The rehabilitation department, which is located in a building ......read more
• Procedure was carried out in Rashid Hospital using a minimally-invasive technique.
• Patient was discharged three days after the procedure was performed successfully.
• Patient says she hoped to receive treatment in Dubai after her husband’s life saving cardiac procedure was also performed in Rashid Hospital three years ago.
• The Portuguese couple have been visiting Dubai annually for the last twenty years and have thanked the Emirate’s healthcare system for the provision of high-quality healthcare.
Dubai, ......read more
Survey of UAE Frontline Professionals Identifies
Top Five Themes for Frontline Hero Support and Recognition
Abu Dhabi, 07 September 2020: The Frontline Heroes Office has established a comprehensive national database of over 80,000 frontline professionals and volunteers actively protecting the UAE and its residents in the fight against COVID-19. The new registry is a significant milestone in an initiative to care for and champion those who put themselves on the frontline in service to the people of the UAE.
The registry provides a detailed national picture of all those who ......read more
• The Dubai Medical Specialties Training Program currently offers 14 medical specialities.
• The new training specialities will include acute care, endocrinology and metabolism fellowship among others.
• So far, 432 doctors working in various medical specialties at DHA have graduated from the program in the past years while 415 resident doctors are currently pursuing their specializations.
• The duration of the program varies between four to six years based on the selected speciality
• The program helps ......read more
• Family friendly hospital strengthens patient services. Offers faster insurance approvals, stronger telehealth services, medicine delivery and much more.
• The healthcare destination features amenities such as a multi-restaurant food court, coffee shops, therapeutic garden, health club and movie theatre, while a Marhaba Lounge provides premium, personalised fast-track services for patients.
• State-of-the-art 350-bed private hospital has remained COVID-free from the start ......read more
- In its first stage, it covers real estate units
- Implementing the valuation service within 15 seconds, and raising customer happiness
Dubai, UAE, 6 September 2020: As part of its keenness to provide smart services in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy and achieve the government's smart transformation strategy, Dubai Land Department announced the completion the first stage of the project that relies on artificial intelligence in the smart valuation process of real estate units.
The first-of-its-kind project relies on artificial intelligence in the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 September, 2020: The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently received the Indian Consul General at the DHA headquarters.
HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA received HE Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India to Dubai and the Northern Emirates.
Al Qutami highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries in several fields including the health sector. He discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field.
He added that DHA is keen to collaborate with ......read more
• Hospital to deploy robots for exhaustive sterilisation of facilities
• No layoffs, salary cuts or decrease in privileges for any staff
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 06, 2020: RAK Hospital has been conducting regular Covid-19 screenings for all 525 of its staff members for several months now, as part of its intensive efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The hospital’s extra measures and precautions make it one of the very few healthcare institutions in the country – not just in ensuring the ......read more
• Demand for telemedicine consultations soared during the pandemic, rising 60-fold in the United States alone
• Artificial Intelligence models now commonly used to help doctors finalise diagnosis
• UAE shifted over1.2 million students to distance learning within two weeks
• Government investment and incentives needed to develop telecoms infrastructure
• Global standards for ICT sector would dramatically decrease costs
United Arab Emirates, September 06, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for a ......read more
Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences collaborate with healthcare authorities and fellow academics to complete comprehensive study in fight against virus
Results show that the diagnostic accuracy of saliva for viral detection has similar sensitivity to the currently used nasopharyngeal swab
Dubai, September 6, 2020: Researchers from the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) have made a significant contribution to the fight against COVID-19 with the completion of a study into the effectiveness of saliva as an alternative ......read more
• Wellness tourism trend shows potential among both residents and tourists.
• Webinars to discuss challenges, opportunities and trends in the current environment
• The emirate witnessed a 4 per cent increase in its health tourist arrivals in 2019 to reach 350,118 compared to 2018.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 September 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s Health Tourism Department will continue holding a series of webinars in collaboration with the private health sector to discuss the latest trends in health tourism.
The aim of ......read more
• In 2019, DHA provided 389,512 diagnostic imaging services which was an increase of 12 per cent compared to 2018.
• 89 per cent of the diagnostic services were provided within 20 minutes of the patient’s arrival to the hospital or the health center.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 September, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s radiology department provides subspecialized radiology services for better diagnosis and enhanced patient care.
Dr. Usama Mohammad Hassan AL Bastaki, Acting Director of Diagnostic Imaging Department at the ......read more
• Pregnancy tumor weighing approximately 1.2kgs, one of the largest to be reported, treated successfully at Aster Hospital, Al Qusais, Dubai
2 September, Dubai, UAE: A 25 year-old patient was treated at Aster Hospital, Qusais, to extract a “Lactational Adenoma” also known as “Breast Tumor of Pregnancy” weighing approximately 1.2kgs with dimensions of 20x15x7cms, one of the largest to be presented.
Characteristically, a Lactating Adenoma is a benign stromal tumor that occurs only in pregnant women. It is a solid mass which commonly ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 01 Sep, 2020: Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has announced the extension of operating hours for its healthcare and dental centers to improve patient experience and satisfaction.
The healthcare centers in Abu Dhabi, which include Madinat Mohamed bin Zayed, Al Bateen, Al Falah, Al Samha, and Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Center, operating hours are 7:00am to 10:00pm, Sunday to Thursday. Al Maqtaa and Baniyas, Madinat Khalifa , and Al Zafaranah Diagnostic &Screening Center, will operate from Saturday ......read more
United Arab Emirates, September 01, 2020:
“My profound condolences on the sad demise of Former President of India and Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
He was a great scholar and an astute politician, who cut across party lines in maintaining relationships and focused on the future of India as the top priority.
I had the occasion to present to him the project initiative of Aster Volunteers in New Delhi while he was President.
The warm and simple stature he maintained, despite the highest office he occupied was ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 August, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) highlighted back-to-school health tips and preventative precautions as children gear up for school.
Dr. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Public Health Protection Department says, “In line with governmental guidelines, schools have adopted stringent precautionary measures to reduce the possibility of transmission of infection among students and to provide a safe and healthy educational environment. Parents also play a ......read more
United Arab Emirates, August 31, 2020: “Onam brings people of all caste, creed and gender together to celebrate harmony and prosperity of the days of the legendary King Maveli. Onam is now celebrated world over by not only Malayalis but everyone. Getting together with families and friends for the Onam feast in traditional cloths have been the highlight of Onam celebrations. This year, the celebrations are subdued due to obvious reasons. Let us all celebrate Onam in our hearts and souls , with Right Covid Prevention Protocols. We must ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 31 August 2020: Two interrelated trends have combined to shape and define demand for office space at the global and regional level in recent years - the increased demand for flexible offices, and the growth in remote working and working from home (WFH). While both of these trends predate COVID-19, the global pandemic has exacerbated their influence, and their impact on how office spaces are reimagined for many years to come, according to global property consultant JLL.
JLL’s latest report highlights the evolving nature of office spaces and the ......read more
The program was conducted in partnership with the UAE University Science and Innovation Park and Future of Work Lab
Abu Dhabi 30 August 2020: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, recently concluded a COVID-19 accelerator program in partnership with the UAE University Science and Innovation Park and Future of Work Lab. The program enabled healthcare professionals and innovators to identify challenges most prominent during pandemics and explore innovative solutions for continuous provision of effective ......read more
• 800 588 is the dedicated 24/7 helpline for all back-to-school COVID-19 related queries
• Helpline was launched yesterday and more than 700 calls have already been answered.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 August, 2020: In order to provide parents, students and all staff members in private schools in Dubai with an effective and convenient mechanism to address COVID-19 related queries, the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has launched a dedicated 24/7 back-to-school helpline (800 588).
The launch of this service reinforces the ......read more
Carrefour spotlights the importance of cleanliness and good hygiene, safeguarding the health and wellbeing of students, parents and communities across the region.
Dubai, UAE, 30 August 2020: Back-to-school season has well and truly arrived, bringing a few pressing questions along with it. The majority of these questions concern the health and safety of children set to return to the classroom for the first time since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
This back-to-school season, Carrefour UAE has added several health and safety products to its ......read more
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi experts say poor lifestyle choices and unhealthy habits contribute to weakened pelvic floor muscles
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2020: An increasing number of youngsters are suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction caused by chronic straining from constipation, according to experts at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network.
The Pelvic Floor Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi includes colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, urologists, physical
therapists, radiologists, and nursing ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 30 August 2020: Breastfeeding may be a very natural process, but it's not always easy. It is something new for mothers and babies. While both the mother and baby are learning, it can be harder for some mothers and babies.
According to Dr. Basema Jamal, Specialist, Gynecology at Al Zahra Hospital, breastfeeding has many health benefits for mothers and babies. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to have allergies, asthma, and other infectious diseases.
From the moment the baby is born, there are a number of things ......read more
• Challenging times were tied over during COVID-19 due to community support and dedication of medical professionals.
• During the last few months, DTC provided home delivery of medicines for Thalassemia patients through the DAWAEE initiative.
• Regular transfusions were uninterrupted and ongoing keeping all safety measures in place.
• Community asked to continue supporting blood donations as a significant percentage of donated blood is used for life-saving blood transfusions for Thalassemia ......read more
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s high-tech screening and individualized care allows for minimally invasive endoscopic treatment of early cancers
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 26, 2020: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the Mubadala’s healthcare network, has introduced a specialized endoscopic treatment that eliminates the need for surgery in patients with gastrointestinal precancerous lesions and early cancers, expanding oncology care in the region.
Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) is an advanced endoscopic resection ......read more
By Robert Minter, Investment Strategist at ASI on the oil sector
United Arab Emirates, August 26, 2020: The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the Oil and Gas sector across the globe and it is not going to get much better anytime soon.
The widespread mandated activity halt of work due to the pandemic has disrupted virtually every industry in such a violent manner that companies within the industries could not react in time. Oil and physical commodities were particularly hard hit due to the long supply chain delivery time and the ......read more
The first phase of expansion and renovation of Dubai Hospital's emergency department is complete.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 25, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has completed the first phase of expansion and renovation of Dubai Hospital’s emergency department.
The expansion aims to meet the growing demand for emergency services and is in line with the Authority’s vision to provide specialized and accessible high-quality healthcare to the population and visitors alike.
The department receives more than 8,000 emergencies per month. After the ......read more