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    Aster DM Healthcare announces Global Nursing Award worth US $ 250,000

    Launched on occasion of International Nurses Day, Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award with a massive winning amount  will  start accepting nominations via www.Asterguardians.com. Dubai, UAE, 10 May, 2021:  To recognize the phenomenal contribution of nurses to the healthcare delivery system across the world, Aster DM Healthcare has launched the Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award. This is all the more relevant in the current scenario as they continue to play a pivotal role in delivering care despite the challenges produced by the Covid-19 pandemic, taking care of patients worldwide and risking their lives.  The initiative invites nurses from across the world to apply for the award by submitting nomination of their work on the mentioned site either directly or by others with citation. The start date for the ......read more

    DHA Announces Timings of Healthcare Facilities during the Eid Break

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA COVID-19 assessment and vaccination centres, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the Eid break.  Timing of DHA hospitals:  Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of all DHA hospitals will be functional round-the-clock.  In terms of specialist outpatient clinics, Rashid, Latifa and Dubai hospital outpatient services will be closed from 12 to 14 May.   Hatta Hospital’s family medicine clinic will be open from 8 am to 1 pm and 4 pm to 8:30 pm. COVID-19 vaccination centres at DHA including One ......read more

    Returning to Normal Eating After Ramadan

    An expert at Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) offers tips on returning to normal eating after fasting       Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 MAY 2021:    According to Dr Farhana Bin Lootah, an internal medicine specialist at Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), it is important for everyone who fasts, especially for patients with diabetes, to reintroduce foods in a controlled and disciplined manner once Ramadan is over.   “Returning to a normal diet after Ramadan may be a shock to your body and could trigger undesirable side effects if not managed properly,” she says. “Fasting leads to several changes in your body; for example, digestive enzyme production is reduced, and the protective ......read more

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

    • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Land Rover reveal mini-series of emergency response films • Four-part series, On the Ground: Humanitarians in Action, uses front-line footage captured on GoPro cameras by staff and volunteers • New films demonstrate how local teams are the future of emergency response efforts  • Land Rover continues to support the IFRC by providing vehicles to reach communities around the world • Films will premiere on Facebook Live alongside a panel discussion on the future of crisis response   6, May 2021, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Land Rover will today premiere the first of a series of short films showing how local teams are the ......read more

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services Announces the Opening of the SEHA Drive-Through Screening and Vaccination Center in Al Sarouj

    Abu Dhabi, May 1, 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, announced the opening of a new drive-through screening center in Al Sarouj area in Al Ain.  The new center is composed of 6 tracks: 2 for vaccination and 4 for PCR nose swab and DPI laser-based testing with a capacity of 200 vaccinations and 800 nose swabs and laser tests per day. The center welcomes clients from Saturday to Thursday from 10 AM to 4 PM and from 8 PM to 1 AM during Ramadan, while operating hours will change after Ramadan to be from Saturday and Thursday from 8 AM to 8 PM.  Ambulatory Healthcare Services also announced the closure of the SEHA Drive-Through Screening Center in Al Masoudi effective Friday May 30, 2021. Commenting on the opening Mohamed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said ......read more

    Mediclinic Middle East to operate DHA's Al Barsha Dialysis Centre from mid-May

    • Al Ketbi: The private health sector plays a vital role in the growth and development of healthcare in the Emirate.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April, 2021: Mediclinic Middle East will operate DHA’s Al Barsha Dialysis Centre from mid-May. The aim of the partnership is to provide patients with the highest quality of specialised patient-centered care.   The contract was signed today at the DHA Headquarters by His Excellency Awadh Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority and David Hadley, CEO, Mediclinic Middle East in presence of a number of high-ranking officials from both sides.   Al Ketbi said that the private health sector is the DHA’s strategic partner. It plays a vital role in the development of the health sector and in achieving Dubai's goals and ......read more

    UAE Health Council Discuss Mechanisms of Supporting Health Efforts, Initiatives to Enhance UAE's Competitiveness

    • The council comprises public and private health entities • The council discusses latest development with regard to the National Unified Medical Records (Riayati) • The meeting touched medical services needs and how to enhance coordination concerning the issuance of medical licenses    The UAE Health Council has recently held a meeting bringing together many public and private health entities to discuss mechanisms of enhancing, integrating and coordinating health efforts, initiatives and projects to support the country's strategic health plans and help develop an advanced health system based on innovation and creativity.    The council’s assembly comes in line with the UAE's vision for the next fifty, which aims to shape the future of the country and set the pillars and ......read more

    Health Tourism Department holds first DXH Group Meeting for 2021

    Meeting focuses on updates and activities aimed at positioning Dubai as a preferred destination choice for health tourism   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 April 2021: The Health Tourism Department of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) successfully organized the first group meeting for members of Dubai Health Experience (DXH). The meeting, which was held virtually and discussed various initiatives and efforts to continue enhancing Dubai's position as a premier health tourism destination.  Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director, Dubai Health Tourism Department, DHA, pointed out that the DXH.ae website received more than 30,000 unique users on a quarterly basis in 2020--searching for key specialties such as dental, cosmetic ophthalmology and fertility treatments. The DXH portal provides comprehensive information about health ......read more

    SEHA Director's Proudest Achievement as She Oversees Creation of UAE's Covid-19 Screening and Vaccination Network

    Mona Al Hadrami, Facilities Director at SEHA, is recognised by the Frontline Heroes Office for her integral role in coordinating the UAE’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2021: ‘Don’t worry’. This was the phrase that echoed through the mind of Mona Al Hadrami as she undertook one of the greatest logistical challenges facing any individual during the UAE’s COVID-19 response. The words were spoken by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces. He said them as he set Mona a task that would take her the length and breadth of the country and isolate her from her loved ones for a gruelling four-month period - but would also lead to some of the proudest moments of her life.  As Facilities Director and ......read more

    Dubai Gold & Jewellery Industry Prioritises Consumer Safety; Initiates Mass Vaccination for Retailers and All Staff

    • Under the patronage of Criminal Investigation Department & Dubai Police, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group facilitated one of the largest mass vaccination drive for the Jewellery sector members. • Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group is one of the first industry trade body that conducted a vaccination drive for the sector      Dubai - April 25, 2021:  As the UAE marches ahead with plans to vaccinate 100 per cent of the country’s population by the end of this year, Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG), the largest trade body for the jewellery industry, facilitated one of the largest mass vaccination drive for jewellery retailers of Dubai.    Under the patronage and support of the Criminal Investigation Department & Dubai Police, over 3000 members from the gold and ......read more

    SEHA Provides Guidance for Children Fasting During Ramadan

    The network recommends children begin partial fasting and gradually increase the period of fasting over the coming weeks   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - April 21, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, provides guidelines and advice to help children fast during the Holy Month of Ramadan, emphasizing the importance of beginning with partial fasting for a few hours every day, and gradually increasing the timeframe to the comfort and capabilities of the child.    Dr. Jamal Al Jubeh, Chair of Department-Pediatrics & Medical Affairs, Endocrinologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, said: “Children enjoy replicating what their parents and other influential adults around them do, which is why during Ramadan, they often want to take part in ......read more

    SEHA Announces Ramadan Working Hours Across Its Facilities

    Abu Dhabi, April 19, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced updated working hours across its facilities for the holy month of Ramadan. All the hospitals under the SEHA network will operate from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am – 1 pm, and from 9 pm -1 am. Emergency units in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Tawam Hospital, Corniche Hospital and Al Gharbia Hospital will operate for 24 hours and will care for inpatients across other SEHA hospitals and outpatient clinics to ensure seamless continuation of patient treatment journeys.  Ramadan timings for Screening, Assessment and Vaccination Centers: Abu Dhabi: Location Operating Hours SEHA COVID-19 Vaccination Center ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Hosts Virtual Exam for Arab Board of Health Specializations

    • Arab Board Specialization is a highly recognised medical specialization. • DHA keen to foster and promote medical education and research in the Emirate.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 19, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Medical Education Department recently hosted the final exams in the field of family medicine for the Arab Board of Health Specializations.    More than 322 resident physicians registered to give the examination for the Family Medicine Specialization Certificate across 10 examination centers in Arab countries.    Sixty-eight doctors from the UAE undertook the examination. The examination was conducted virtually for the first time and the examiners were family medicine specialists.   Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharif, Director of Medical ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

    • MoU to foster collaboration in specialised paediatric fields of medicine such as organ transplant.   • The two sides will also collaborate in the field of medical education and research as well as medical tourism.   • MoU in line with the DHA’s priority to provide high quality internationally recognised standards of accessible patient-centered care.   • Al Ketbi: DHA is keen to collaborate with esteemed medical and academic institutions.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - April 14, 2021:  In line with the aim of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to provide high quality internationally recognised standards of accessible patient-centered care, DHA has signed a MoU with Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital.    The MoU will help facilitate ......read more

    Aster MIMS Kozhikode Offers Paediatric Surgeries Free of Cost to the Financially-Weak Children

    United Arab Emirates -  April 14, 2021:   North Kerala’s famous hospital Aster Mims Kozhikode offers Surgeries and treatments at free of cost to financially-weak children. Surgeries like Liver Transplant costing around Rs. 20 lakhs, Bone marrow Transplant costing around Rs. 25 lakhs, Kidney Transplant costing around Rs. 8 lakhs and Cancer Treatments among others are providing without charging any fee to the financially-weak children.   As part the 20th anniversary celebrations of Aster Mims in Kerala, the free of cost treatments are providing in accordance with the suggestion of Aster Mims Chairman Padmasree Dr. Azad Moopen. The funds for free surgeries and treatments are raised by Aster DM Foundation, Mims Charitable Trust and other Voluntary Service Organisations jointly.  Besides free of ......read more

    Vigilant Glucose-Monitoring Is Key To Fasting Safely for People With Diabetes During Ramadan

    Patients should consult a doctor in advance, and be alert to blood sugar fluctuations, dehydration and other red flags, says an expert from Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13, APRIL 2021:  To ensure people with diabetes are fasting safely, they should seek the advice of a doctor ahead of Ramadan, and throughout the fasting period they will need to be vigilant in checking their blood sugar levels, and will need to know the health risks and warning signs to watch for, advises an expert from Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), a Mubadala Health partner.   Dr Farhana Bin Lootah, an internal medical consultant at ICLDC, explains that the four main risks of fasting for a person with diabetes are hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar), ......read more

    UN Body Endorses TENA's Bid to Redefine Menopause in Arabic as ‘Age of Renewal'

    The United Nations Population Fund endorses TENA’s mission to update the existing phrase, helping tackle stigma connected to female health and ageing ‘Age of Renewal’ is now listed in the popular online Arabic dictionary Al Maany Thousands of suggestions of new phrases were shared across TENA platforms, the final of which was decided by a panel including TV personality and influencer Fadia Al Taweel, the singer/songwriter Ghalia Benali, and renowned doctor Dr Abdul Malek 12 April 2021: Garnering support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, TENA has announced that Age of Renewal has been selected as the new description for menopause in Arabic. Age of Renewal has now been added to Al Maany, the Arabic dictionary as a new entry. After reviewing ......read more

    DHA Announces Healthcare Facilities Timings during the Holy Month of Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA COVID-19 screening and vaccination centres, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the Holy month of Ramadan. The working hours for DHA administration will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Sundays to Thursdays.  Timing of DHA hospitals:  Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of all DHA hospitals will be functional round-the-clock.  In terms of specialist outpatient clinics, Latifa Hospital’s outpatient clinics will be open from Sundays to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Dubai hospital outpatient clinic will ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Summit Discusses Latest Regulations and Best Practices in GCC Pharmaceuticals Sector

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

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

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

    SEHA Kidney Care Collaborates With International Experts on Paired Kidney Donation

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

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

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

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Are you affected by Digital Eye Strain?

    Experts at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital Dubai weigh in on Digital Eye Strain    By Dr. Luisa M. Sastre, MD, PhD Specialist Ophthalmologist in Medical Retina and Cataract Surgery    United Arab Emirates, August 25, 2020:   As technology advances, people are spending more and more time in front of screens. According to a study by Hootsuite in 2019, UAE residents spent an average of 4 hours of screen time per day. While this figure is unsettling, recent restrictions due to COVID-19 ushered in a new digital way of life that has inevitability increased screen ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Centre Achieves 97 Percent Customer Happiness Rate in the First Quarter of 2020

    •      During the last few months, the centre provided telemedicine consultation and home delivery of medication for patients. •      The centre is fully operational and provides multispecialty diabetes care and management to children and adults.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 August, 2020: The  Dubai Health Authority’s ( DHA’s) Dubai Diabetes Centre(DDC) has achieved a customer happiness rate of 97 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 said a top health official.  DDC was established in 2009 with the ......read more

    Observe Mental Health Hygiene Rituals to Beat Stress and Attain Positivity, suggests UAE based Psychologist

    24th Aug, 2020, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   The current pandemic has turned the world upside down and is stressful for people in many ways. Fear and anxiety is common and is leading to overwhelming emotions due to the uncertainty of the situation. However, as we are taking pro-active measures to reduce the spread of the virus, it’s equally crucial to follow good mental health hygiene practices to attain a positive frame of mind and to be able to cope with stress in a healthy way, advises Ms Prateeksha Shetty, Clinical Psychologist at RAK Hospital in Ras Al ......read more

    Thumbay University Hospital's Center for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Celebrates 1000 Births within a Year of Opening

    • Thumbay University Hospital is a COVID-free hospital with strict social distancing and safety protocols in place to ensure patient safety    United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2020:   Less than a year after its opening, Thumbay University Hospital, the region’s largest private academic hospital with 350 beds, located at Thumbay Medicity, Al Jurf, Ajman marked a significant milestone celebrating 1,000 deliveries under its ‘Center for Obstetrics and Gynaecology’.    A special ceremony to mark the occasion was held at the hospital ......read more

    Dubai Hospital Enhances Capacity of Surgical Intensive Care Unit

    Al Qutami: Patient safety, health, comfort and privacy are a priority.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 20, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has completed the comprehensive developmental work of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Dubai Hospital and has increased the capacity of the unit.  The move is in line to meet the increasing demand of the service and aims to provide high-quality patient care keeping the comfort and privacy of patients in mind.  All necessary protocols, design, functionality and environment required for a surgical ......read more

    UAE on Emerging Markets List for Digital Diagnostics Following Landmark Healthcare Autonomous AI Acquisition of 3Derm Systems, Inc.

    Digital Diagnostics, formerly IDx, now holds the intellectual property for two key autonomous AI technologies focused on democratizing healthcare – with its solutions top-of-mind for regional healthcare providers   Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2020 – The UAE has been dubbed a key “emerging market” for autonomous AI healthcare solutions by Digital Diagnostics Inc., a pioneering global healthcare autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) company formerly known as IDx, which has acquired 3Derm Systems Inc. of Boston, MA. The acquisition makes Digital Diagnostics the ......read more

    A Citizen of Determination Takes Part in COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials

    Abu Dhabi, 20 August 2020:  His passion, patriotism, and loyalty to his country encouraged Ahmed Mohamed Al Shaibani, a Senior Call Centre Officer at Al Ain Hospital (part of SEHA), to participate in the extremely important phase III trial of COVID-19 inactivated vaccine. To serve the country and its people, he was quick to respond to the nation’s call to volunteer for the trials.    To deliver on the vision of the UAE’s leadership and its commitment to combatting the global epidemic, SEHA is currently carrying out Phase III of new clinical trials of COVID-19 ......read more

    Clinical Whitepaper on Aster DM Healthcare Covid-19 Surge: Effective Strategic Clinical Interventions

    United Arab Emirates, August 18, 2020:   Aster DM Healthcare is pleased to share its Clinical Whitepaper on Covid-19 Surge: Effective Strategic Clinical Interventions. The aim of this paper is to present the strategic clinical interventions that were successfully adopted by the organisation to effectively manage the COVID-19 surge. These interventions can act as best practice guidelines for any healthcare organisations and/or medical professionals who are actively involved in managing the COVID-19 virus.     Below are some of the key highlights that have been ......read more

    Nurses Continue to Play an Integral Role in the Uae's Response to Covid-19 Across Different Field Hospitals and Screening Centers

    Abu Dhabi, 18 Aug 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, highlighted the important role played by the nursing teams from the various medical facilities on the frontlines of fighting the global pandemic. Consisting of technical, operational, and other medical employees, the nursing department at SEHA have showed high level of committement and dedicated their time, focus and efforts to fighting COVID-19 as part of their duty to the nation. Dicussing the role of nures on the frontlines, Dr. Aisha Al-Mahri, Director of the Nursing ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Shares Critical Insights to Aid Medical Fraternity in Managing the Pandemic

    • The healthcare organization has successfully managed to flatten the curve through their institutions in GCC countries, treating 7375 patients and testing 100088 people, while maintaining a mortality rate as low as 0.87%. • The clinical whitepaper showcases the strategic clinical interventions that were successfully adopted to effectively manage the Covid-19 surge, which can prove to be beneficial for healthcare organisations/ medical professionals actively involved in managing Covid-19.     Dubai, UAE, 18 August, 2020:  Aster DM Healthcare has released a ......read more

    A Month-Long Comatose Man is Brought Back to Life by Dubai Doctors

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 August 2020: On what seemed like a regular workday, 41- year old Indian driver went to his work at Atlantis Hotel in the Palm as usual, yet he had no idea he would later be rushed to the hospital to save his life as he spent 30 days in a coma. “It was just a regular day at work when suddenly, I felt a dreadful headache that I never experienced before. I was later told that it developed into a seizure and my colleagues called the ambulance who got me to Al Zahra Hospital Dubai,” said Mujeeb. “The patient is fit and healthy with no ......read more

    Mother Saves Son's Life With Kidney Donation at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

    Transplant Enables Umair Walk the Stage at His High School Graduation   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. August 18:  A kidney donation from a loving mother enabled a student to recover from kidney disease and become well enough to attend his graduation ceremony, according to caregivers at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi – part of Mubadala’s healthcare network.    During his final year in high school, Umair began having headaches and blurred vision. He visited an eye specialist with his mother. However, the examination revealed a much larger ......read more

    The AAAASF has Resumed Accrediting Medical Centers Across the UAE as the COVID-19 Situation in the UAE Improves

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 August 2020:  Following the recent downward trend in the COVID-19 cases around the world, most medical establishments have started returning to normalcy. In most of the countries, including some states in the USA, governments have eased stay-at-home restrictions and have supported systematic re-opening of surgery centers and permitted them to conduct non-essential and elective procedures.  The same goes with the UAE as well, whereby the facilities across the emirate of Dubai have been cleared to operate with a reduced schedule and enhanced ......read more

    Research Team of Faculty Members and PharmD Students at College of Pharmacy – Gulf Medical University in Collaboration with the National Cancer Institute

    (USA) discovered a novel compound that can inhibit the growth of cancer cells   United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2020: A research team at College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University designed, chemically synthesized, and screened a compound that has the ability to inhibit the growth of several different types of cancer cells by inhibiting one of the enzymes implicated in the abnormal growth of cancer cells. The compound was subjected to several laboratory testing procedures to confirm its effectiveness against different cancer cells types and to study its effects and mechanism ......read more

    Breastfeeding for a Healthier Future of Mother and Infants

    United Arab Emirates. 13 August 2020:   Breastfeeding is the gold standard of infant nutrition and has lasting health benefits for the baby and the mother. Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi strongly supports the World Breastfeeding Week, to raise awareness about breastfeeding and improve the health of infants all over the world under the theme “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet."   Burjeel Hospital is pleased to join more than 120 countries around the world to spread a vital message about the benefits of breastfeeding. According to Dr. Ahmed Mohamed ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence Elevating Patient Communication and Access to Care

    • Al Zahra Hospital Dubai adopts Artificially Intelligence powered platforms to elevate patient driven communication and access to care • Patients can now book instantly through WhatsApp Business, Facebook and the Website with an Artificially Intelligent Virtual Assistant   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 12 August 2020 – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai announced the AI powering of all communication and appointment booking platforms, to ease access to care and communication with their patients. This innovative shift has resulted from the company’s mission to ......read more

    Dubai Health Experience explores new trends in health tourism post-COVID-19

    August 11, 2020: In collaboration with Dubai Health Experience (DXH) and Knight Frank, the Health Tourism Department of the Dubai Health Authority organised a webinar on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, under the theme ‘Re-energizing Medical Tourism in Dubai’.  Featuring an informative session targeting the health tourism sector, the panellists included Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director, Health Tourism Department, Dubai Health Authority; Shehzad Jamal, Partner, Healthcare and Education, Knight Frank Middle East; Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany, CEO of Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai; Andre Daoud, CEO of ......read more

    ICM Brain and Spine Institute Selects Western Digital OpenFlex Solution to Speed up Time to Discovery of Critical Cures and Treatment Options

    OpenFlex™, the industry’s only open composable infrastructure solution, helps scientists capture, share and analyze patient data from multiple clinical imaging tools, across different labs utilizing the agility, performance and scale of an NVMe over Fabrics™ architecture     Middle East, August 11, 2020 — Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (ICM Brain and Spine Institute), an international brain and spinal cord research center, selected Western Digital to update its storage ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Laser-based DPI Testing at Selected Drive-Through Centers

    Abu Dhabi, August 11, 2020 :  Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a SEHA Health System Facility, has announced the launch of Laser-based DPI testing for people wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate at selected drive-through screening centers. During the first phase, the service will be provided at the drive-through screening centers in Zayed Sports City and Corniche in Abu Dhabi, Al Hili in Al Ain, and at the National Screening Centers in Mina Rashed, Al Khawaneej, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. Anyone wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate can book an appointment for laser-based DPI ......read more

    Aviation and Defence Experts Reveal Road to Recovery for Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Sector

    -        Industry specialists highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on MRO during webinar  -        The event revealed a need for industry leaders to create more efficient, digitally-led and prioritised workflows to ensure a speedier recovery for the sector  -        Webinar hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020   11 August, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Experts from commercial aviation and defence industries highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ......read more

    Center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Pharmacy to Boost Pharmacy Education

    United Arab Emirates, 10 August 2020: The new Center at Gulf Medical University for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Pharmacy at Thumbay University Hospital is reforming Pharmacy Education and Practice in the region. College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University is the first to start a drug information center by an Academic Institution in the UAE. It is a center of excellence with collaborations with Washington State University and the Medical University of South Carolina in the USA. The roles of the center for Drug Information and Evidence-Based Practice includes providing drug ......read more

    Tips for Losing Weight Successfully

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:      1. Don’t do it alone… Find your support team.  Success in changing habits and behaviours needs support from people around you.Share your achievements with your friends and family, they will help you to reach your goals if you talk to them and involve them in your journey.   2. Be clear with your objectives and set short term and long-term goals. Mapping out exactly what you want to achieve and why helps you tostay focused. Set realistic goals and small steps to reach it and don’t ......read more

    Air India Express Crash Patients Admitted at Aster MIMS Hospitals | Statement from Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 08, 2020:    “It is very sad and most unfortunate that many lives were lost, and much more are injured in the Dubai - Calicut Air India accident. May God bless those who lost their lives and save the critically ill patients admitted in various hospitals in Calicut and Malappuram districts. My heartfelt condolence to the families who lost their relatives in the accident and our prayers to the relatives of those who are in hospital in critical condition. Aster is committed to provide free treatment to all deserving patients. As expected, ......read more

    SEHA Extends Operating Hours for Specialities in Demand

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 06, 2020:   With patient-centricity at the core of SEHA’s commitment, the UAE’s leading healthcare network has increased its operational hours to serve the community more effectively   Patients will have access to select specialties in Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Tawam Hospital from 8:30am to 08:30pm, with select clinics also working on Saturdays, effective August 9   SEHA strives to meet increased demand for medical services as people resume reprioritizing their healthcare ......read more

    Post-COVID Travel is Set to Become Smarter. Here's How.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 03, 2020:  International travel is an undeniable part of our lives. Whether it was work-related or leisurely time-off, it growingly became a familiar and frequent experience. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought this billion-dollar industry to an unprecedented halt. The world shifted from flying among the clouds to surviving on the cloud! This set the stage for changes unlike any ever known. With over 90% of the world waiting to travel again, there is a considerable amount of onus on the industry to adopt to the new ......read more

    RAK Hospital Launches Free COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme

    • RAK Hospital is first hospital in the UAE to offer such a CSR initiative   • First-of-its-kind initiative by a UAE-based multispecialty hospital   • Unique initiative open to any UAE resident recovered from COVID-19   • Customised programme syncs with UAE’s efforts to mitigate COVID-19 effects   • WHO endorses rehabilitation for ex-COVID-19 patients   August 3, 2020;Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  RAK Hospital, the multispecialty hospital located in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, has launched the first-of-its-kind free ......read more

    The National Screening Centers Will Open With Regular Working Hours on Arafa and Will Operate From 10 Am to 6 Pm Throughout the 3 Days of Eid

    SEHA announces Eid Al Adha holiday and Arafat Day working hours for all its facilities. Emergency Departments will operate 24/7 Abu Dhab, August 02, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announces the operating hours of its facilities during Eid Al Adha holiday from 9th to 12th Dhu Al Hijjah 1440, corresponding July 30 until August 2, 2020.   SEHA extends its sincere greetings on the advent of Eid Al- Adha to UAE leadership, Government, and people asking God Almighty to grant citizens and residents health and wellness.  ational Screening Centers: SEHA ......read more

    Aster MIMS Hospital, Calicut Performs India's Second and South India's first 4-way Kidney Swap Transplant

    • While providing a new lease of life to 4 patients and their families, the procedure also provides a solution to a critical problem of shortage of compatible kidneys that can be used for patients suffering from kidney failures in India. • According to recent reports, India’s annual requirement for kidney transplant could range between 1-2 lakh, with a mere 5000 occurring in reality.  As per Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) there are 1780 patients waiting for a kidney transplant in the State.    Dubai, UAE 29 July 2020: In a novel procedure that ......read more

    The Two Big Questions Being Asked by Mena Investors

    Dubai, 29 June 2020: As the global economy continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is advising MENA based investors to be optimistic, but also cautious, in the second half of the year.   Investment experts at Aberdeen Standard Investments, who have been supporting their clients through the COVID pandemic, say the most common question is - what is their latest economic thinking and outlook for the recovery and what is their outlook for the major asset classes?   Investors also want expert opinion on what permanent changes they can ......read more

    Agthia Group Announces H1 2020 Financial Results

     Group net revenues record 2.6% y-on-y growth   • Agthia continues to sustain market leadership across core categories • Flour business outperforms on higher domestic volume, export sales and wheat trading • Positive top-line momentum in food segment, 5-gallon HOD business and Kuwait operations   Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 29, 2020 - Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverages companies, today announced H1 2020 financial results for the period ending 30 June 2020. The Group posted AED 42 million in net profit, as well as ......read more

    Health Promotion Department Reviews Implementation of Salt Reduction Strategic Plan

    Sharjah, July 29, 2020:  The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah recently discussed the salt reduction strategic plan, which is intended to be launched and carried out in many bakeries in the emirate in order to reduce of salt percentage in bakery products according to the UAE’s approved health specifications. The initiative is being held in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), Abu Dhabi Public Health Center, University of Sharjah, and Sharjah Municipality. This came during the virtual workshop ......read more

    Obesity is the Leading Cause of the Rise in Diabetes in Oman, Which is One of the Major Health Concerns in the Sultanate

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:   Diabetes is no longer a disease of predominantly rich nations. It is one of the serious and most rapidly growing diseases. The prevalence of diabetes is steadily increasing everywhere, most markedly in the world’s middle-income countries. The Sultanate of Oman has also been witnessing a rise in diabetes over the past decade, across a wide age group among men and women.  People who are overweight or obese, are at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, particularly if they have excess weight around the abdomen. ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Leads on Public Safety Through Repeated Covid-19 Testing of All Tourism Staff

    Public and private sectors partner to guarantee safety in UAE capital Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020: In line with the Go Safe Certification Programme spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and endorsed by the government of Abu Dhabi, regular COVID-19 testing for all tourism sector staff has been made mandatory. The effort is part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s extensive and ongoing efforts to ensure the health and safety of its residents and visitors and follows the recent launch of the ‘Rediscover Abu Dhabi’ campaign ......read more

    Aster Volunteers' Free Medical Camp in Ras Al Khaimah Benefit 800+ People

    Ras Al Khaimah, UAE 28 July 2020:  Aster Volunteers in partnership with Aster Hospitals, Aster Clinic, Indian Association – Ras Al Khaimah and the Ministry of Health – Ras Al Khaimah has conducted a 2-day free medical camp and blood donation drive that has benefitted more than 800 people. With loss of employment and residents being unable to return to their home countries due to travel restrictions in different countries, many people have not been able to afford regular health checkups and visits to medical facilities. The medical camp, conducted by Aster Volunteers, ......read more

    Al Zahra Hospital Dubai Completes 4,000 Session of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatments

    • Al Zahra Hospital Dubai is the only Hospital in Dubai to have a Hyperbaric Oxygenation Chamber      Dubai, 27 July 2020 – Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has completed over 4,000 sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Treatments in 3 years, making it the only private hospital in the UAE to achieve this number.   Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy also known as HBOT, which is the use of 100% oxygen under high pressure, has been gaining abundant popularity in recent years (FDA approved since seventies) for its many health benefits. It involves delivering oxygen ......read more

    CSR is Key to Covid-19 Response for Businesses in Dubai, Survey Finds

    • Businesses investing in CSR were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by Covid-19.   • 62% of companies reported a highly mature approach to employee involvement, while 70% of respondents prioritised health and safety.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 26, 2020:  Businesses in Dubai investing in corporate social responsibility were able to respond more effectively to new challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new survey from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Centre for Responsible ......read more

    Aster Hospitals UAE Launch Cosmos, a Support Group for Covid – 19 Positive Patients

    •       A first of its kind initiative in UAE, through the support group Aster Hospitals aim to address not only the medical treatment needs of COVID – 19 patients but also support their mental, emotional and physical well-being.  •       Rehabilitation for COVID – 19 recovered patients due to long periods of isolation, mental trauma especially for those who required intensive or critical care, has been globally recognized as an emerging need     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 July, 2020: The ......read more

    SCCI Discusses Post-Covid-19 Economic Cooperation with Rwanda

    Sharjah, July 25, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has underlined the importance of the constructive cooperation with the diplomatic missions and their commercial attaches in the UAE to develop joint action plans and step up efforts of strengthening economic and investment cooperation between the UAE in general and the Emirate of Sharjah in particular and the private sector in these countries. This was stated during a recent virtual meeting between His Excellency Abdullah Sultan Al Owais, Chairman, SCCI, and His Excellency Emmanuel Hategeka, Ambassador of ......read more

    How to Take Your Career to the Next Level with CompTIA Network+ Certification? Getting Help from Practice Tests along the Way

    As an IT specialist, you understand that your career path may not be the same as the one of the others out there. Over the past years, you’ve been working hard to build your knowledge and skills and different Certbolt.com . Now, you feel like you’re ready to take the next step and finally choose a specialization and take on more significant responsibilities and tasks. The IT profession is quite different since there are a lot of different pathways to choose from. One of them is specializing in IT infrastructure. If you’re looking to go down this path, your best bet is to get ......read more

    Euronews Speaks to CEO of Abu Dhabi-based Company Developing COVID-19 Vaccine

    The exclusive interview with Ashish Koshy is now available to watch on Euronews’ Inspire Middle East channel   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd July 2020:  Europe’s number one leading news channel, Euronews, sat down with Ashish Koshy, the CEO of Group 42, an Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence and cloud computing company that is currently involved in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The interview comes as health authorities of Abu Dhabi and Beijing announce the start of the world’s first phase three clinical trial of a vaccine to treat the novel ......read more

    Six Effective Ways to Protect Your Eyes During Summer

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020:  Whilst sun exposure is an excellent source of vitamin D, not taking the necessary protective measures during the summer can have damaging effects on the eyes.  Spending a lot of time under direct sun light and heat may accelerate the aging process of the eyes and lead to conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.    With temperatures reaching as high as 48°C in the UAE, our eyes are at risk of developing corneal burns, also known as photokeratitis. Therefore, it is extremely important to take the necessary ......read more

    Tips to Stay Safe from COVID-19 by Dr. Ayesha Khalid from Burjeel Medical Centre Al Zeina

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 20, 2020:  As the movement restrictions across the UAE have been lifted, it is but natural that people are stepping out for work and other day-to-day essentials as individuals and families. Although it is considered safe to move around, it is important that people follow the recommended safety guidelines and precautions when socializing.     According to Dr. Ayesha Khalid, Consultant - Family Medicine at Burjeel Medical Centre Al Zeina, it is important that we protect ourselves and everyone around us. To be able to do that, one must ......read more

    Boost Your Immune System with the Blood Type Diet

    Feel energetic, productive and achieve weight loss faster   20th July 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  A strong immune system helps a person stay healthy by fighting off bacteria and viruses, and in the current situation building one’s immunity is perhaps our best bet against the potentially deadly COVID 19. “We all know eating a healthy and balanced diet plays a significant role in achieving a healthy body and a strong immune response. People follow all sorts of diets and many never achieved the desired results, simply because one-size doesn’t fit all as each ......read more

    Medcare Launches At Home Medical Care to Service Communities Compassionately

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2020:   Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the premium private healthcare provider, is proud to announce the launch of a full suite of At Home Care Medical Services which aim to provide comfort and peace of mind to communities by putting the safety of patients at the forefront of everything Medcare does and is another innovative step Medcare is taking to ensure it is offering the best in quality and convenient healthcare options.  Medcare’s At Home care services offer many patients a level of privacy that may not be achieved ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Provides Teledentistry Services

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2020: The Dental Services Department at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is proud to provide teledentistry services in addition to their comprehensive oral and dental care procedures.  This service helps provide continued dental services to the public during COVID-19. Dr. Hamda Al Mesmar, Director of the Dental Services Department at Dubai Health Authority said that advancements in communication technology has had a profound impact on healthcare practices globally. Teledentistry offers the opportunity for improving delivery and accessibility of ......read more

    SCCI Gears up to Launch “Sharjah Shopping Promotions 2020”

    Sharjah, July 18, 2020:  In Sharjah, everything in is all set for receiving the exceptional season "Sharjah Shopping Promotions 2020", which is held under the theme "Smile, You Are in Sharjah". With exciting offers and discounts of up to 75%, the shopping event will begin on July 22 and lasts for August 21. In the same vein, the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has announced the completion of all preparations for the event, while a host of shopping malls and retail stores has confirmed their participation through exclusive offers and discounts. ......read more

    Health Promotion Department introduces global standards for Healthy Schools Program'

    Sharjah, July 18, 2020:  With a new school year approaching, the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) in Sharjah has launched an action plan to update the Healthy Schools Program standards in line with the precautionary measures and health requirements adopted by the UAE’s competent authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO).  The move aims to ensure the highest levels of health and safety of all the components of the educational process, including students and academic and administrative staff. This was stated ......read more

    Pharmaceutical Teams at "SEHA" Facilities Play a Prominent Role on the Frontlines to Combat COVID-19

    Abu Dhabi,14 July 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company’s (SEHA) pharmaceutical teams are playing a prominent role in combatting COVID-19 on the frontlines. Pharmaceutical teams have joined the medical, nursing, and administrative staff in the nation’s fight against the virus, making it their national duty. Clinical pharmacists in particular are on the frontlines, supporting COVID-19 patients every day. These teams are part of SEHA’s Allied Health arm – responsible for medical prevention, diagnostic treatment programs for a range of conditions and illnesses, in ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Uses Artificial Intelligence to Sterilize Its Health Facilities.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun to sterilize its hospitals and health centres by using smart robots. The move is in line with precautionary measures to enhance the safety of all staff members and patients across DHA health facilities.   The sterilization process coincides with the return of all diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients. Using smart technology makes the sterilization process thorough, efficient and less time-consuming.    Kholoud Abdullah Al Ali, Abdulla Al Ali, project manager and leader of ......read more

    Thumbay Labs Launches Most Affordable COVID-19 Antibody Test in UAE

          Get COVID-19 Antibody Test for just AED 200 at Thumbay Labs in Dubai     • COVID-19 Antibody testing augments UAE’s coronavirus-testing facilities and will help in easier implementation of the vaccine program, once vaccine is developed   • The test can be availed onsite or in comfort of home and offers the peace of mind   • Thumbay Labs can conduct 4000 COVID-19 Antibody tests per day   Dubai, UAE, 14th July, 2020: Thumbay Labs - the UAE’s foremost private diagnostic referral laboratory ......read more

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