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    30 Year Search for Relief Leads Rare Disease Patient to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

    Doctors Offer New Approach To Treat Disease That Affects 5 In A Million    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 2, 2021:  After 30 years of struggling with a rare autoimmune disease, Dania Malki has finally found relief thanks to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health.   It was 30 years ago that Dania, a Syrian American communications professional and aspiring artist, was diagnosed with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), a rare disease that only affects around five in every million people. Over the years, the severity of Dania’s symptoms had fluctuated as doctors tried a wide variety of medications to control her condition. Despite long periods where she enjoyed minimal symptoms, as her condition progressed, Dania’s world became smaller. ......read more

    New Targeted Gene Therapy Could Keep Lung Cancer from Progressing Thereby Extending and Improving Lives of Millions of Patients Worldwide

    In a clinical trial, 81 percent of lung cancer patients experience disease control, says expert from American hospital Cleveland Clinic      July 31, 2021:   newly targeted therapy could help millions of lung cancer patients worldwide keep their cancers from spreading, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, ahead of World Lung Cancer Day on August 1. Dr. Khaled Hassan, of the Hematology and Medical Oncology Department at Cleveland Clinic, said: “The KRAS mutation is a main gene that drives cancer, and lung cancer specifically, but previously it’s been difficult to target. With the new KRAS targeted therapy, 81 percent of cancer patients kept their cancer under control, which could extend and improve patients’ lives by about six months. One third of the patients ......read more

    Over 300 Aster Doctors honoured with UAE's Golden Visa

    • The UAE Golden Visa is a long-term residency visa awarded by the UAE Government to scientists, researchers, doctors, outstanding students, talented professionals, and entrepreneurs who are contributing to UAE’s development in their respective fields. • The Golden Visa was presented to 319 Aster doctors along with their family members, taking the total number of granted golden visa to 750+.   31st July, Dubai, UAE:  Around 319 doctors from Aster DM Healthcare’s network of Aster and Medcare hospitals and clinics in UAE have been awarded the Golden Visa long-term residency for their continued contribution to the field of medicine and healthcare services. Being one of the largest integrated healthcare players in GCC and an UAE originated healthcare brand, Aster DM Healthcare has been playing a ......read more

    Canadian Specialist Hospital, KEF Healthcare sign MoU to Open Centre for Cardiac Sciences on MCN Platform

    Collaborative platform to offer a complete range of advanced cardiology services, including surgery  Dubai, July 28, 2021:  Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) and KEF Healthcare have signed a MoU paving the way for the establishment of a Centre for Cardiac Sciences in Dubai which will offer a complete range of advanced cardiology services.  The Centre for Cardiac Sciences located within the CSH premises will operate on the Meitra Care Network (MCN) of KEF Healthcare, and will have renowned specialists in cardiac sciences, including a panel of surgeons and physicians, from Meitra Hospital of the South Indian state of Kerala on board. This centre, due to open in October 2021, will link five countries — UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq and Qatar — bringing efficient, worldclass and affordable healthcare to ......read more

    Early Detection is Key to Treatment of Hepatitis: says MoHAP on World Hepatitis Day

    World Hepatitis Day, observed on 28 July every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis — a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E — and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  July 27, 2021:  As part of its commitment to improving public health and immunizing society, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) continues to launch regular awareness campaigns to highlight the importance of the early detection of hepatitis C. This also aims to achieve health security by developing and advancing the health system to the best international practices. According to official statistics on hepatitis, the UAE is among the world's least affected countries, thanks to the strenuous efforts being made by the government and private health departments. Healthcare providers ......read more

    Middle Eastern Medical Students at St. George's University Secure US Residencies

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27, July 2021:   Nine Middle Eastern medical students from St. George’s University (SGU) School of Medicine in Grenada have been appointed to begin their residency positions at prestigious US medical hospitals and health centers this summer. The students will make an undeniable impact on healthcare. St. George’s University, the premier choice in Caribbean medical schools, has evolved into a top center of international education, contributing over 18,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, with students, graduates, and faculty from over 150 countries. SGU graduates have practiced in every state in the US, as well as in more than 50 countries, including UAE, Lebanon, and Egypt. According to a recent report from the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), 11,627 ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Specialized Saturday Clinics Across the Network

    Expanding access to in-demand services during the weekend strengthens the availability of world-class healthcare for patients to benefit from  Abu Dhabi - 25, July 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of additional specialized clinics on Saturdays across Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), Al Dhafra Hospitals, and Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC). As the cornerstone of the UAE’s healthcare landscape with patient-centricity at its core, the additional clinics available on Saturdays will provide additional avenues for patients to better manage their health journeys. The clinics available on Saturdays across the network include pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, gastroenterology, cardiology, ......read more

    Daman Launches its Mobile Branches Service for Senior Citizens and People of Determination

    - New service offering comes in cooperation with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi - Initiative comes as part of Daman's ongoing efforts to develop its services and improve accessibility for everyone   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 July 2021: In cooperation with the Department Of Health – Abu Dhabi, the National Health Insurance Company - Daman has launched its Lain Endaak (We’ll Reach You) mobile branch service. The new provision allows senior citizens and people of determination to access Daman services. With branch services typically offered in physical and virtual (Hayakom) branches, the mobile vehicle visits these customers by appointment to allow them to seamlessly manage their accounts and apply for new services from the comfort of their own homes.   The new service is in line with the ......read more

    Cutting-Edge Deep Learning Solutions That Work With Radiologists to Improve Breast Cancer Detection to Be Launched in Qatar

     Kheiron Medical Technologies partners with Medtech Corporation to bring AI breast screening solution Mia® to Qatar healthcare community Mia is the first and only AI-enabled independent reader for breast cancer screening to be commercially available in Qatar     Doha - Qatar - 25, July 2021:   Mia®, a deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) solution that works with radiologists to improve breast cancer detection, avoid unnecessary biopsies and ultimately improve the patient experience for all women is being launched in Qatar.    UK-based Kheiron Medical Technologies has signed an agreement with Medtech Corporation, one of Qatar’s leading suppliers of medical and laboratory equipment, to bring its Mia solution to the Qatar market. With patented AI technology ......read more

    SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center will Open with Regular Working Hours on Arafa and will Operate from 10 AM to 8 PM throughout the 3 Days of Eid Al Adha

    SEHA announces Eid Al Adha holiday and Arafat Day working hours for all its facilities. Abu Dhabi, 18 July 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 1442, corresponding July 19 until August 22, 2021.   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.  COVID-19 Centers: SEHA announces the SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Northern Emirates will operate with regular working hours on Monday, July 19, whereas working hours during Eid Al Adha holiday starting from Tuesday until Friday, July 20 until 23, will be from 10:00 am until ......read more

    DHA Announces Timings of Healthcare Facilities during the Eid Al Adha Holidays

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 17, 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 Al Adha holidays. 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 during the Eid holidays.   Hatta Hospital’s family medicine clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. COVID-19 Vaccination Centres: The COVID-19 ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's New Medical Fitness Centre Opens in Bur Dubai

    • With the opening of this centre, the authority has 17 medical fitness centres across Dubai    • The aim of the authority is to provide convenience and ease to the population by ensuring geographical access and efficient services.   • Currently, the centre has a capacity to serve up to 500 patients per day and the capacity as well as timings can be increased based on demand.      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 13, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has opened a new medical fitness centre in Bur Dubai.   With the opening of this centre, the DHA now has 17 medical fitness centres across the Emirate for issuance and renewal of visas.   The centre is located in Central Mall, next to Sharaf DG Metro Station (Exit 4), Old Musalla Tower in Bur Dubai. ......read more

    SEHA Orthopedic Clinic Enables Patient to Stop Using Wheelchair Orthopedic Clinics in Two Additional Healthcare Centers

    Abu Dhabi, 11, July 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has unveiled a new orthopedic clinic in Abu Dhabi’s Baniyas and Al Bahia Healthcare Centers, which are managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), in line with the network’s drive towards streamlining access for specialized services.  Dr. Ahmed Al Shamary, Orthopedic Specialist, Oud-Al-Touba Diagnostic & Screening Center said: Orthopedic challenges and pain in the bone, muscle, or joints have a significant impact on a person’s overall quality of life, which is why early diagnosis and rapid treatment is extremely important. To ensure early diagnosis, we utilize the latest diagnostic tools available, such as the DEXA scan, which is a quick and painless procedure that measure bone density ......read more

    Philip Morris International Announces Agreement to Acquire Fertin Pharma

    The acquisition advances PMI’s goal to become a majority smoke-free business by 2025 and creates growth opportunities beyond nicotine   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 11, 2021: Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fertin Pharma A/S (Fertin Pharma), a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative pharmaceutical and well-being products based on oral and intra-oral delivery systems, for an enterprise value of DKK 5.1 billion (approximately USD 820 million).   “The acquisition of Fertin Pharma will be a significant step forward on our journey toward delivering a smoke-free future—enhancing our smoke-free portfolio, notably in modern oral, and accelerating our progress in beyond nicotine,” stated Jacek Olczak, Chief ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Restores Smile to Trigeminal Neuralgia Patients

    Al Ain, UAE - 7, July 2021:  The Neurosurgery Department at Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully rid a patient’s long-term condition of Trigeminal Neuralgia, with a minimally-invasive, microscopic operation that lasted a couple of hours.  Trigeminal Neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from the face to the brain. Patients with trigeminal neuralgia can experience significant pain from any mild stimulation of the face, like brushing teeth or putting on makeup.  The patient, Ibrahim’s journey, began with him experiencing acute pain, which he described as very warm and sharp needle punctures to the left half of his face, that occurred when he would carry out ......read more

    Thumbay Group Announces 12 Free Webinars to Educate Public on Prevalent Health Issues

    Over 15,000 people to benefit from the two-month long webinar series, part of Thumbay Group’s Summer Festival   • Attendees to win exciting cash prizes, gadgets and vouchers through contests besides guaranteed vouchers worth AED 1500 for each participant • Learn how to prevent heat stroke, pick up dental hygiene tips, identify potential mental illness, manage diabetes, and get expert advice on skin care, among other everyday health concerns • Free Career Counselling webinars for Healthcare Profession Education     July 07, 2021:  Offering practical solutions to managing everyday health concerns during the hot summer, Thumbay Group has announced a series of webinars that will share tips and essential information on best ways to create holistic health. Comprising 12 webinars in ......read more

    SEHA and Khalifa University come together to launch Clinical Research Certificate Program

    Abu Dhabi, 6 July 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has launched a Clinical Research Certificate Program (KU-CRC) in collaboration with the internationally ranked Khalifa University of Science and Technology.   The six-month, internationally competitive training program, tailored towards healthcare practitioners, including physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, and others, will initially be targeting residents from several institutions and programs. The future of the program is to be offered to all of those health professionals who are interested in clinical research and are eager to substantially improve their skills and knowledge base in this area.    The KU-CRC provides the building blocks for the necessary competencies for clinicians to ......read more

    Sanitization: Safeguarding Your Home Against Flu Infections

    With rising cases of illness specifically amongst children, Champion Cleaners offers an array of sanitization services essential to keep families protected   July 06, 2021:   While the summer heat simmers, and kids finish school terms, people are taking refuge in air-conditioned spaces – there is an evident rise in cold and flu cases. Seasonal infectious diseases may be caused by various factors including fungus, bacteria, viruses, and parasites. One of the essential preventive measures to stop the spread of common diseases is cleaning and sanitization. Champion Cleaners shares key elements that require professional sanitization every three to six months for healthy living.   General home sanitization Champion Cleaners is dedicated to providing an array of cleaning and sanitization services, using the ......read more

    SEHA and University of Sharjah Collaborate to Launch Diploma in Ultrasound

    Abu Dhabi,04 July 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has partnered with the Clinical & Surgical Training Center at the University of Sharjah to introduce a new diploma program for its workforce.  The year-long Professional Diploma in Ultrasound aims to enhance the competencies and skills of sonographers and radiographers throughout the SEHA network, providing them with the necessary knowledge and skillset required to standardize the practice of ultrasound across facilities.  To complete the program, participants will have attend a total of six modules – four core and two electives, including but not limited to, Ultrasound Physics, Image Acquisition and Instrumentation; Abdominal Ultrasound; Kidney Male and Female Pelvis; Head & Neck Ultrasound; ......read more

    Ministry of Health approves Emergency Registration of Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine

    July 04, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the approval of the emergency registration of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine. The decision was made following the completion of clinical trials and a strict assessment conducted to approve the local emergency use of the vaccine, as well as the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The move clearly reflects the UAE's strategy that puts the health and safety of people at the forefront of its priorities and the tireless efforts being made to counter the pandemic. An effective response to the pandemic  Attracting and providing effective and efficient vaccines is part of the UAE's commitment to promoting the effective response to the pandemic, said HE Dr. Mohamed Salim Al-Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Comprehensive Hematology and Oncology Center

    • SKMC’s Hematology & Oncology department will integrate with SSMC, leveraging Mayo Clinic’s talent and expertise  • The service line integration will strengthen SEHA’s distinctive Group Practice Model, ensuring a collaborative approach to medical care   Abu Dhabi, July 01, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, further strengthens its Group Practice Model by integrating adult hematology and oncology services from Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), a flagship tertiary hospital in the UAE and the largest teaching medical center in Abu Dhabi, with Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for serious and complex care and a joint-venture partnership between SEHA and Mayo ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Announces the Opening of the SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center in Al Manhal

    Abu Dhabi, 30, June 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of a new COVID-19 drive-through services center in Al Manhal area in Abu Dhabi.  The new center is composed of 4 tracks; 1 for vaccination and 3 for nose swab with a capacity of 100 vaccinations and 600 nose swabs and laser tests per day. The center welcomes clients from Saturday to Thursday from 8 AM to 8 PM and on Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM. The new center was built utilizing shipping containers, similar to the center recently opened in Al Sarouj. The shipping containers are more durable and adaptable, and provide a very high level of heat and cold resistance. They are also easier to move, reuse, and maintain. This brings the total number of drive-through screening centers managed ......read more

    The Importance of Daily Nasal Hygiene

    UAE, Dubai, June 30, 2021 - The UAE’s hot weather is upon us and the humidity isn’t easy on anybody. But for people with sinusitis and other sinus issues, the constantly changing weather can make life absolutely miserable. The unpredictability can certainly be rough, but the heat and humidity can truly harm your sinuses, which is where daily nasal hygiene takes the priority.  Nasal hygiene, just like personal hygiene, sleep hygiene, and dental hygiene, is an important part of your daily wellness routine. We’re not talking about flushing your nose with a neti pot. True nasal hygiene is the practice of keeping your sinuses clean, clear, and moisturised to ensure your nose functions at its peak performance. Implementing a proper nasal rinse will not only help you relieve sinus pressure and breathe better, but it ......read more

    SEHA Wins the 7th International Best Practice Competition

    Abu Dhabi, 29 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has won the 7th International Best Practice Competition for their COVID-19 Drive-Through Screening Centers project, managed by Ambulatory Health Services (AHS), part of the SEHA network. The competition, organized by Business Performance Improvement Resource (BPIR) and the Centre for Organizational Excellence Research, and held in partnership with the Abu Dhabi International Center for Organizational Excellence, Abu Dhabi Chamber, and the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award, saw the participation of 68 projects from nine countries.  All projects participating in the competition were evaluated against four criteria. These include Level of Deployment (evaluates the design and implementation of the project and the ......read more

    SEHA Helps Two Lymphedema Patients in Al Ain Regain Full Mobility

    The network’s Group Practice Model made it possible for both patients to receive seamless, expert healthcare services across two different facilities Abu Dhabi, 27 June 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated two patients diagnosed with Lymphedema. Lymphedema is the swelling that generally occurs in the arms or legs caused by the removal of or damage to lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment.  In these instances, a blockage occurs in the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. The blockage prevents lymph fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to the swelling.  Both patients, Fatima Al Kaabi and Asma Saleh share similar medical history, having undergone chemotherapy and surgery to cure breast cancer. ......read more

    MoHAP, EHS Launch International Telemedicine Service Under Visiting Consultants Program

    June 24, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and the Emirates Health Services (EHS) have launched the International Telemedicine Service, which falls within both entities’ plans to develop Visiting Consultants Program and help patients and doctors get remote 2nd opinion consultations in critical conditions. The launch of the service came during the MoHAP’s and EHS’s participation at the Arab Health 2021 which takes place in Dubai from 21 - 24 June. UAE citizens can avail of the new service, when visiting their attending physicians at any of the 16 hospitals where a doctor from outside the country is visually contacted to take medical advice. Accordingly, information on the patients’ visits shall be recorded and regularly updated on the system by the ministry’s and EHS’s ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Introduces Online Health Facility Inspections

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 June 2021: In order to create an adaptive environment and to accelerate the pace of adopting digital technology, the Dubai Health Authority’s Health Regulation Sector has introduced online inspections for health facilities. While in-person inspections will continue, the sector will adopt the digital method for areas where online inspections are possible. Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of Health Regulation Sector at the DHA said: “We adapted to changes during the pandemic and we saw an opportunity to enhance online inspections where possible. For example, for checking new services that are introduced in healthcare facilities etc. The inspections will ensure faster turnaround time, more efficiency and will save costs as well. We have always focused on using healthcare technologies to improve ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to Study Implementation of Pioneering Ai Preventive Healthcare Technology

    June 23, 2021:  DHA has signed a MoU with Enpy, a Dubai-based Medical Technology company specialising in Artificial Intelligence and healthcare innovation having developed a patented first of its kind all-in-one solution for preventive healthcare monitoring at home. The solution consists of a patented non-invasive medical device measuring 6-vital signs including a 12-leads ECG that is connected with a smartphone/tablet application powered by Artificial Intelligence algorithms analysing health trends and potential symptoms to provide immediate relevant healthcare guidance to patients at home. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 June 2021:  In an endeavour to integrate and provide advanced innovative solutions in the field of smart preventive healthcare, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an MOU with Enpy, a Medical ......read more

    LG Showcases Medical Displays at Arab Health to Empower More Confident Diagnosis and Operations

    State-of-the-Art Displays Combine High Resolution Visuals, Functionality and Technology Smarts to Deliver All-Round Patient Care Dubai, June 23, 2021:  With the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s largest healthcare exhibition underway, LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its advanced medical display solutions to empower better patient care at Arab Health 2021. Under the show’s theme of ‘United by Business – Driving the Industry Forward’, attendees are exploring the latest technological innovations designed to improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions, in accordance with upholding standards of providing quality healthcare. Aligned with this agenda, LG is showcasing its current line-up of medical displays and has also revealed its latest solution ......read more

    Ministry of Health, Al Jalila Foundation Cooperate to Underpin Health Researches in the UAE

    • MoU to meet growing health needs of UAE people by providing proactive and effective health services  • Both sides will exchange expertise, training and health research findings • The agreement supports innovation programs in health and medical fields based on health research findings • The agreement goes in line with the UAE Centennial 2071     The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Al Jalila Foundation, a renowned healthcare organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical research, education and treatment in the UAE, to support the UAE’s health and medical research sector. The agreement aims to provide proactive and effective healthcare services that meet the growing healthcare needs of the UAE society. It ......read more

    UAE First Country in the World to Obtain ISO Certification for Psychological Health and Safety at Work

    June 22, 2021:  Adding yet another feather to its glowing cap, the UAE has been recently recognized by the British Classification Foundation, Lloyd's Register (LR), as the world's first to obtain the ISO Certification for the management of psychological health and safety at work. This comes after the Emirates Health Services (EHS), represented by Al Amal Psychiatric Hospital, received the ISO 45003:2021 for psychological health and safety at work. This honor was conferred upon the EHS in recognition of its commitment to the implementation of the highest global benchmarks in maintaining the health and safety of its workers. It's another testament to the painstaking efforts being made by Al Amal Hosptial to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for its staff.   The ISO Certification for the management of ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Cancer Program Receives CCPC Reaccreditation for Six Cancer Programs

    The SEHA-affiliated facility is the first in the UAE to obtain the JCI certification for the second time with 99.5 per cent compliance score Abu Dhabi - 21, June 2021:  Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is the first center in the country to become recertified with the Joint Commission International (JCI) Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) for 6 Oncology Programs, following its initial certification in 2017. The CCPC recognition is rewarded to facilities that are already JCI-approved and that provide general medical care and excel at a defined care service. Renowned for its comprehensive cancer care, Tawam Hospital received the CCPC endorsement in 2017 and recertification in 2021 for six cancer programs, namely Breast, Cervix, Colon, Lung, ......read more

    DHA and its Strategic Partners to Highlight Experience of Combating COVID-19 at Arab Health 2021

    DHA will also display its latest services especially in the field of healthcare technology. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is participating in the 46th edition of the Arab Health Congress and Exhibition, which is the Middle East's largest healthcare trade show.  The congress is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre and the DHA will participate in this year's edition of the exhibition, along with a group of its strategic partners, namely: the Control and Control Center, Mohammed bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Emirates Airline, Noor Dubai Foundation and Al Jalila Children's Hospital. DHA’s participation in this edition aims to shed light on the efforts that Dubai has made and is continuing to make in order to overcome the ......read more

    Managing Gastroenteritis in Children Prevention Tactics and Symptoms to Watch Out For

    Abu Dhabi - 21, June 2021:  Gastroenteritis (GE) is an infection that affects the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestine). It usually presents with diarrhea (sometimes may be bloody), abdominal cramps, nausea, or vomiting, and sometimes fever. Other symptoms related to dehydration can also occur, like loss of energy, decrease in the amount of urine, dry mucus membranes, sunken eyes, occasionally lowered levels of consciousness and other neurological signs. We should pay attention to GE in children especially in younger ages, as we expect the disease to manifest and cause possible complications more in this age group. GE is usually caused by an infectious agent, usually viruses (the most common virus across the world is Rotavirus); However, bacteria, parasites, and fungus may cause GE as well. GE is common among ......read more

    Dubai Healthcare City To Weigh Into Arab Health 2021 With 'Research & Innovation' Focus

    Health & Wellness Destination To Leverage R&D Expertise To Drive Global Research Hub Goal Dubai, June 20, 2021: Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) – the emirate's pioneering health and wellness destination – is galvanizing key partners for a major drive focused on its research and development (R&D) capabilities at Arab Health 2021, the Middle East's leading healthcare exhibition which opens a four-day, in-person run at the Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow (June 21). Adopting the theme 'Research & Innovation' DHCC will highlight the inspirational behind-the-scenes research capabilities and innovative initiatives of its community partners as part of its drive to evolve the destination to becoming a global research hub and a transformer of healthcare for the next 50 years. "We have a ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Saves an Elderly Patient from Permanent Paralysis after Experiencing an Acute Stroke

    Al Ain,17 June 2021:  The medical team in the Interventional Radiology Department at Tawam Hospital, a facility affiliated with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated a 75-year-old national patient. She was brought to the hospital's Emergency Department with symptoms of an acute stroke resulting in the loss of her ability to speak or move her right limb. Upon arrival, the patient immediately underwent the necessary diagnostic radiological examinations, which identified the blockage of a large artery supplying the brain. The patient was then transferred to the cerebral catheterization department, where the medical team rushed to remove the clot inside the cerebral vessels with advanced technologies and restored perfusion to the brain.  The ......read more

    Mubadala Health Acquires a Controlling Stake in UEMedical

    (Includes Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women & Children, HealthPlus, and Moorfields in Abu Dhabi)   Expands network with leading facilities focusing on women’s health, family medicine, neonatology, pediatrics and fertility to address patients’ healthcare needs through all life stages.      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 17, June 2021:   Mubadala Health, the integrated healthcare network of Mubadala Investment Company, today announced the acquisition of a 60% stake in United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) from Jadwa Investment and United Eastern Group (UEG). UEMedical owns and operates multiple hospitals and clinics specializing in women’s health, family medicine, pediatrics, fertility, eye care, dentistry and dermatology in the UAE and KSA.    Through ......read more

    DHA signs MoU with Enpy to enhance the use of Smart Healthcare Technologies

    • DHA plans to implement the use of AI-powered technology for remote-patient monitoring. • DHA keen to further strengthen the use of  healthcare technology to empower patients, enhance patient convenience and care.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 16, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a MoU with Enpy, a Dubai-based firm to explore the use of AI-powered device for remote-patient monitoring.    Enpy is a start-up UAE company, based in Dubai, specializing in Medical Artificial Intelligence. It has designed the non-invasive innovative medical device.    The MoU was signed by Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation at the DHA and Sam Taleb, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Enpy at the DHA headquarters.    Dr Kazim ......read more

    MoHAP Continues to provide Inspection of Private Medical and Pharmaceutical Facilities Services

    June 16, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) continues to provide oversight and inspection services on private medical and pharmaceutical facilities and medical advertisements to ensure that they are abiding by the ministry's standards. The services are being carried out in a flexible manner to enhance the self-censorship of these facilities on the grounds of the public-private partnership which is a key pillar for the country's health sector. This comes as part of MoHAP's strategy to provide a vital legislative framework and, governance, and distinctive regulatory and supervisory services to enhance the competitiveness and performance of the healthcare sector. It also falls within its strategy to implement the national standards, enhance the supervisory role on medical and pharmaceutical ......read more

    SEHA Advances Medical Education, Training, and Development With UAE's First ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Residency Program

    • Program prioritizes applied learning to help graduates accelerate their growth beyond entry-level professional competence and develop skills necessary for direct patient care • Eight pharmacists from SEHA-affiliated Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Tawam Hospital have been selected to join the first cohort of the residency program   Abu Dhabi, 14 June, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, is bridging the gap between university medical qualification and clinical professional practices with its Pharmacy Residency Program – the country’s first and only training initiative accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The two-year program has been specially designed to advance the practice of ......read more

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    SEHA Helps 4,300+ People Quit Smoking Through Its Smoking Cessation Program

    Abu Dhabi, 31May, 2021:  In line with World No Tobacco Day, observed annually on May 31, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, reiterates its commitment to supporting smokers quit the habit through a specially designed program, which is available at six facilities across the network. SEHA’s smoking cessation initiative is available at Baniyas Healthcare Center, Al Bateen Healthcare Center, Madinat Khalifa Healthcare Center, Al Muwaiji Healthcare Center, Oud Al Tawbah Diagnostic and Screening Center, and Al Jahili Healthcare ......read more

    SEHA Continues Administering All Doses of Pfizer-Biontech and Sinopharm CNBG Covid-19 Vaccines

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - May 31, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, today reiterated that members of the UAE community can still receive all doses of Sinopharm CNBG and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines throughout 60+ centers and facilities across the SEHA network.  Members of the community can receive dose 1 and dose 2 or the booster shot of the Sinopharm CNBG vaccine or dose 1 and dose 2 of Pfizer-BioNTech. ...read more

    Bayt.com & YouGov Survey: Marketing, Healthcare, and Military Emerged as Top 3 Industries Hiring Fresh Graduates in the UAE

    88% of fresh graduates are satisfied with the quality of higher education UAE, 30 May 2021: The 2021 Fresh Graduates in the Middle East and North Africa survey, conducted recently by Bayt.com, the Middle East's #1 job site, and YouGov, market research agency, has found that nearly 9 in 10 of UAE respondents (88%) appear to be satisfied with the quality of higher education they received, with 46% stating that they are very satisfied.  Interestingly, 75% of respondents say they’ve considered the job availability in the field they chose to major in prior to enrolment, ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Succesfully Treats 11-year-old Girl Diagnosed With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Abu Dhabi, May 27 2021:  Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), successfully treated an 11-year-old girl named Mayar who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of blood and bone marrow cancer.  Dr. Anwar Salam, Group Chief Medical Officer, SEHA, said: “As part of our commitment at SEHA to provide the community with world-class care, the oncology center at Tawam Hospital is led by an integrated multidisciplinary team of consultant doctors and qualified specialists, and the latest technologies to appropriately diagnose and ......read more

    Drive Through Covid-19 Test Centre Launched at Aster Cedars Hospital, Jebel Ali and Aster Clinic, Ajman

    With the ongoing pandemic, nose swab Coronavirus PCR test has been  the most accurate and reliable test for diagnosing Covid-19. To make the service easily accessible, Aster Cedars Hospital in Jebel Ali, Dubai and Aster Clinic, Ajman have launched drive through testing facilities. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes, to undergo the test without leaving the car. The facilities conduct around 200 tests per day; test results will be available in 24 hours. Dubai, UAE, 23 April, 2021: Aster Cedars Hospital, Jebel Ali and Aster Clinic, Ajman have launched a drive through PCR test ......read more

    Rising Levels of Myopia in Children - A “Pandemic Within a Pandemic”

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Launches Specialized Pediatric Myopia Clinic to Prevent Potentially Blinding Eye Complications           Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. May 23, 2021:  Experts from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Eye Institute have warned that increased time indoors looking at screens in 2020 has led to a steep rise in myopia among children, creating potentially blinding complications later in life.   Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is the most common eye condition worldwide. It occurs when the shape of the eye changes, ......read more

    SEHA Expands Availability of Pfizer-Biontech Covid-19 Vaccine Across Its Network of Facilities and Centers

    Abu Dhabi,May 20, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, announces the availability of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in all SEHA Covid-19 drive-through services centers and vaccination centers across the country. The Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine continues to be available across the network’s facilities and centers.  SEHA stands united with the UAE’s healthcare authorities and partners across the industry to ensure the community have ......read more

    Over 100 Aster DM Healthcare Doctors from GCC to Provide Free Tele-Consultation Services to Covid-19 Patients & Caregivers in India

    Dubai, May 18, 2021: The healthcare ecosystem in India continues to battle enormous challenges, as the surge in Covid-19 infections plays havoc in the country. To help increasing number of patients who are struggling to get proper medical counsel, Aster DM Healthcare, the leading healthcare provider in the GCC group and an emerging player in India is extending its support to Covid -19 patients and caregivers in India by facilitating free medical advisory services through video tele-consultation.  Support would be offered through Aster Volunteers, the global CSR arm programme of Aster ......read more

    SEHA Demonstrates the Value of Integration and Collaboration With Group Practice Model

    SEHA-affiliated SKMC and SSMC facilities operating as cohesive unit to provide patients with cross-access to industry-leading network of specialists, medical equipment and technologies Abu Dhabi, 18 May 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, is facilitating a comprehensive, integrated and collaborative approach to medical care with its distinctive Group Practice Model. The model ensures patients across SEHA-affiliated Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) are able to benefit from ......read more

    SEHA Pioneers the Transfusion of Washed Platelets in Seha Care Facilities.

    With a first-of-its-kind procedure in SEHA care facilities. The network supplied washed platelets to resolve a patient’s very low platelet count who reacted with an anaphylactic shock to platelets transfusion   Abu Dhabi,16 May 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, provided washed platelets to a patient with very low platelets count who experienced an anaphylactic shock when transfused with platelets. An anaphylactic shock is a sudden and severe allergic reaction characterized by a marked drop in blood pressure, ......read more

    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 ......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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Shycocan, World's First Virus Attenuation Device launched at UAE's ICPM Healthcare Conference & Exhibition

    Invented by well-known scientist, Dr. Rajah Vijay Kumar, the device aims to get life and businesses back to normal amidst the pandemic   • The device is proven to disable the virus in the pandemic and Influenza virus strains in indoor spaces, which carry the highest risk of transmission • Shycocan is scientifically evidenced to attenuate/neutralise 99.9% of both airborne and surface-borne virus in the pandemic and Influenza family of viruses • Shycocan also works on all current and future variants and mutants of these viruses • A safe environment for ......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 ......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 ......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, ......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 ......read more

    Saudi German Health celebrates their transformation during its annual staff and partners event

    Hybrid gathering highlights group’s success stories and roadmap for future growth March 30, 2021- Saudi German Health celebrated their transformation and introduced its new brand in a hybrid event, which hosted thousands of attendees virtually and physically at its hospitals across the region. The event, was led by Chairman Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, and President and Vice Chairman Makarem Sobhi Batterjee and presented by famous Saudi presenter, Ali Al Mishaal. The event was extremely well received by all partners, investors and staff members who attended. During the event, various ......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 ......read more

    MoHAP Continues Providing Home Healthcare Services for Elderly and People of Determination

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) continues to provide high-quality home mobile healthcare services for the elderly citizens and people of determination who don’t have access to healthcare services. This comes as part of the UAE government’s commitment to the health of these important community groups.  Emirati citizens who meet the requirements of the Home Healthcare Program, including those with movement disorders or paralysis, bedridden people who need continuous follow-up, patients with mental illnesses, can avail of the services provided under this ......read more

    Healthpoint Surgeon Performs Abu Dhabi's First Meniscus Transplant, Preserving Knee Health

    Emirati patient resumes normal activities thanks to an operation undertaken at the Mubadala Health partner, with both the surgeon and the facility certified for excellence by the international Surgical Review Corporation          Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 28 March 2021: Emirati Majed Abdulla Al Mazrouei, 33, who suffered a complex knee injury that caused him so much pain he couldn’t walk, is now back on his feet and returning to his normal activities thanks to a procedure performed for the first time in Abu Dhabi at Healthpoint, a Mubadala Health ......read more

    This Mother's Day, let Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai help your children see you more clearly

    Dubai, UAE, 18 March 2021: Vision plays a critical role in your child’s development and yet some eye conditions show no signs or symptoms. For Mother’s Day, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai highlights the importance of having your child's eyes examined regularly as most vision issues can be treated easily if the problem is detected early on. According to Dr. Darakhshanda Khurram, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, vision problems can affect physical, cognitive and social progress of a child and early detection of vision ......read more

    Rizek Works Hand in Hand with UAE Healthcare Authorities, Provides More Than 100,000 PCR Tests

    Dubai, 16 March 2021: Rizek, one of the fastest-growing Abu Dhabi-based start-ups, and the first ‘super app’ for on-demand home services in the country, has helped facilitate more than 100,000 COVID-19 tests to date and over the past few months alone. This announcement is a mark of the company’s milestone of becoming the first in the Middle East to add at-home PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test services to its offerings. The company has partnered with top-tier hospitals certified by Dubai Health Authority and Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health to provide the PCR ......read more

    DHA Holds Webinar to Discuss Ways to Improve Reading Opportunities for the Visually Impaired

    UAE's Month of Reading is celebrated across the country in March every year.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - March 16, 2021: DHA has also been conducting a series of seminars this month to highlight the importance of reading in line with UAE’s Month of Reading, which is celebrated in March every year.   The latest seminar discussed strategies that can be implemented to provide diverse reading material and information in Arabic language to the visually impaired. The seminar was organized by the DHA’s Research, Studies and Data Analysis Department and ......read more

    Free Comprehensive Online COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program Unveiled in the UAE

    • ARISE UAE and RAK Hospital collaborate to launch a holistic initiative for COVID long haulers • Patients from across the globe can enroll and benefit from the program • About 30% of COVID  patients experience long-term debilitating aftereffects of the disease   United Arab Emirates -  March 15, 2021:   ARISE UAE in association with RAK Hospital today launched the Middle East’s first ever comprehensive ‘Online COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program’, which will be offered to patients suffering from long COVID symptoms, completely ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Dubai Courts

    • MoU facilitates electronic linking of pre-marital screening certificate   • MoU in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy and supports the digital drive of both entities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14, 2021:  In line with the digital transformation drive of the Dubai Health Authority, the DHA has implemented the issuance of electronic pre-marital certificates.   It is mandatory for couples to undergo a pre-marital health examination to screen for certain genetic and infectious diseases. At DHA, the screening is available across ......read more

    MBRU, DHA and Breathonix Undertake Research on Rapid COVID-19 Breath Test.

    • The non-invasive breath test provides COVID-19 test results within 60 seconds.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 March, 2021:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Breathonix Pte Ltd are currently carrying out a joint clinical trial to assess the accuracy of an easy-to-use breath test to detect COVID-19 within one minute.   The trials are being conducted at DHA’s Nadd Al Hamar primary health care centre for 2500 patients.    Breathonix, a spin-off company from the ......read more

    SEHA Kidney Care Remphasizes the Importance of Kidney Care

    Through a series of virtual, community-wide initiatives, events, and activities, SKC is raising awareness around kidney disease Abu Dhabi, March 13, 2021:  SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), a facility that falls under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, organized a series of virtual activities, events and lectures in efforts to raise awareness about the effective management of symptoms of kidney disease. This comes in accordance with World Kidney Day, celebrated annually on March 11. This year’s theme is ‘Living Well with Kidney ......read more

    ‘Think Kidney' Campaign to Shine Spotlight on Kidney Health and Benefits of Organ Donation & Transplantation

    As part of the initiative, two complimentary virtual sessions with kidney recipients, donors, and transplant surgeons will be organized to raise awareness on kidney health and the importance of organ donation to save the lives of people battling with serious kidney conditions The initiative, a collaboration between five entities in Dubai, will look to draw attention to transplantation services in the UAE and the role of local and national health authorities in encouraging organ donation  Dubai, March 13, 2021: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in ......read more

    DHA Collaborates With Charities and Provides Aid Worth AED 340 Million Over the Last Three Years to Patients in Need

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Health Fund Office has collaborated with charities in the UAE and has provided humanitarian aid worth AED 340 million over the last three years to patients with financial constraints. Patients from more than 50 nationalities facing financial difficulties received aid from the DHA’s Health Fund Office. Salim Bin Lahej, Head of Health Fund Office at the DHA said that the authority continued its humanitarian work to aid those in need, despite the COVID-19 pandemic through its Mosaada programme, ......read more

    MBRU Joins the Association of American Medical Colleges Visiting Student Program to Boost Educational Development of Budding Healthcare Professionals

    University’s fifth-and-sixth-year students can opt to pursue electives in American medical schools affiliated with the AAMC Dubai, March 9, 2021:  Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) has joined the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO®) program, a service of the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges), to engage medical students and faculty worldwide and expand their international mobility. The collaboration will allow MBRU students to pursue opportunities for clinical electives in reputable medical schools in the United ......read more

    First-Ever ERM Diagnostic Survey of Regional Companies by Protiviti Highlights an Imminent Need for Stronger Risk Management

    Dubai, UAE, March 09, 2021:  Spurred by the desire to mitigate the impact of risky events like COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, Protiviti conducted the first ever Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) survey in the Middle East to help regional companies evaluate their ERM preparedness. Protiviti’s largescale ERM Readiness Assessment Survey included companies from across sectors like Government, Financial Services, Technology, Media and Telecom, Real Estate and Construction, Transportation and Logistics, Energy & Utilities, Consumer and Industrial products. The purpose of the study ......read more

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