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    3M Healthcare Sponsors the Spanish Soccer School in Support of UAE Youth Sport

    Former Real Madrid star, Michel Salgado, is the Director of Spanish Soccer School in Dubai  According to a Premier League Youth Soccer Study, under 14 and under 16 players sustain the highest number of injuries during training  3M Healthcare Business emphasizes the importance of sports-care for the UAE youth in partnership with Dubai Sports City and the Spanish Soccer School Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2017:  3M Healthcare Business today announced that it is sponsoring the Spanish Soccer School, where Michel Salgado, the former Real Madrid player, is director. In doing so, the corporation continues to support the UAE youth by encouraging sports involvement and promoting healthy lifestyles, in general. As a brand deeply entrenched at the core of the healthcare system, 3M Healthcare Business, in partnership with Dubai ......read more

    “Aster Emergency App” - Saving Lives during the Golden Hour

    Shall help revolutionize emergency care,  saving thousands of lives with immediate availability  of emergency responders during the Golden Hour , through leveraging technology and training.  As part of “Aster Volunteers” programme Aster DM Healthcare initiates 3,00,000 new BLS training for Volunteers over the next 3 years across India & GCC for widening its current pool of 2,00,000 BLS Trained people  President of India met the Delegates from Aster DM Healthcare along with ministers and MPs for a pre-launch brief of “Aster Emergency App” at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan today  New Delhi, May 27, 2017:  Unveiling a novel and unique concept, The “Aster Emergency App” was launched on May 25, 2017 at Hotel ITC Maurya, New Delhi today by Padma Shree Dr. Azad Moopen, ......read more

    In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's initiative to consider people with special needs as the determined ones

    Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center organizes first Walkathon  Al Ain, UAE, 25 May 2017:  Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Centre organized a walkathon, to show the determination of its patients in leading normal lives. The initiative falls in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s recommendation to consider people with special needs as the determined ones and highlights the importance of acceptance and communication in changing the lives of people in need. The walkathon, which involved the center’s patients, their families, and the larger community, was organised at Al Muwaiji Palace – Al Ain city, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, The general Administration of Customs – Al Ain and Al Ain Police Directorate – Al Hili ......read more

    ‘Ramadan Nutrition Plan' Web Application Launched to Help Diabetics Plan Meals During Ramadan

    The Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) International Alliance and the International Diabetes Federation are spearheading interventional approaches for diabetes management, with support of an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi. The new application allows individuals to choose their Ramadan food menu with a calorie count, customized to the cuisine of their choice. The Ramadan Education and Awareness in Diabetes (READ) study demonstrated a significant decrease in the number of hypoglycemic (low sugar levels) events in a group of patients with Type 2 Diabetes who received diabetes education (from 9 events pre-Ramadan to just 5 during Ramadan) compared to an increase (from 9 to 36 events) in a control group that did not receive the educational advice.  A survey conducted in 39 countries involving over 38,000 Muslims reported ......read more

    Emirates Neurology Society partners with Aster Hospital & Clinic to raise awareness about Hypertension and Stroke in UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2017:  Hypertension, commonly known as high blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. As per reports of the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 1 billion people suffer from high BP, out of which two thirds of the people are from developing countries. In 2025, the WHO estimated that the total number of people suffering from high blood pressure will increase to 1.56 billion from the current 1 billion. In the UAE, 75% of people who suffer from stroke are due to high blood pressure and 50% of these have never been diagnosed or treated for high BP.  Acknowledging the alarming rise in the incidence of hypertension & stroke in the UAE, Emirates Neurology Society has launched a hypertension and stroke awareness campaign in collaboration with Aster ......read more

    #Alwaysonthemove Anytime of the Month

      A recent ‘Always® on the Move Study’* shows that 77% of girls feel like no time of the month should limit them from enjoying special occasions, the new Always Nassijaf Moutawar means that you don’t have to. Dubai, UAE, 22 May 2017- A girl’s monthly cycle may feel like an emotional rollercoaster, and when it is that time of the month, exercise and going out with friends may go on hold. Always®, the leading feminine care brand discovered that half of girls actually minimize their movement during the menstruation cycle. Girls restrict their movements during their period and avoid going out and doing their favourite things because they don’t feel comfortable. However, 77% of girls feel like no time of the month should limit them from enjoying any special occasion. Even though it ......read more

    Suhoor and Iftar Food: To Eat or Not to Eat

      Eating Habits to Follow During Ramadan Ramadan is just a few days away and while the holy month is filled with goodness, Ramadan falls at the peak of summer this year. It is important we maintain our energy levels and avoid the unhealthy food temptations that come with the month.  “In Ramadan our diets are radically altered, as we eat only during Suhoor (pre-dawn) and Iftar (at sunset). As such both these meals form an essential part of fasting. While it’s a good idea to consume low Glycaemic Index (GI) items, both Suhoor and Iftar should be well-balanced and contain items from each food group, such as vegetables, cereals, meat, dairy products and fruits,” said Ms. Rahma Ali , Clinical Dietician at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi. “Suhoor needs to be wholesome to provide enough energy to last ......read more

    Lift of Fertility Treatment Cap Serves as a Fresh Hope for Childless Couples in the UAE

    Thiqa policy holders to avail 3 FREE IVF cycles. No co-payment needed! Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 May 2017:A big decision on fertility treatments for Thiqa policy holders has come as a huge relief for couples unable to conceive naturally.Changes inAbu Dhabi  health schemes have facilitated the removal of a cap on infertility treatments set last year. The cap was announced in June 2016, effective from 1st July 2016 limiting in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) at private centres forThiqa insurance holders in Abu Dhabi from three cycles to one cycle and that too with a 20% co-payment.  “The inability to conceive is a medical disorder affecting several couples in the region today and the number is only increasing. For a few couples, paying for such treatments is not an issue, but a large number rely on the Thiqa policy and ......read more

    RAK Hospital to hold health camp ahead of Ramadan

    Patients suffering from chronic ailments will be advised on best possible ways to manage their health while fasting The camp will be particularly beneficial for people over the age of 40 and suffering from chest pain, high BP, diabetes or diabetic foot pain May 17, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  With a change in diet plan and sleeping pattern during the holy month of Ramadan, patients suffering from chronic ailments need special care. In order to help people take stock of their health ahead of Ramadan, RAK Hospital has organised diabetes, heart and foot assessment at their premises on Thursday, May 18. The complimentary health check, scheduled from 9am to 5pm, will offer BMI test, blood pressure check, random blood sugar test, ECG and consultation with specialists. The camp will be particularly beneficial for people over the age ......read more

    Look No Further and Take a Step Today to Start Your Journey to a New You.

    Dubai-UAE: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get a makeover? It does not matter who you are or where you live at one point or another there has always been something that you wish that you could change about yourself, the way you look-be it to have that perfect nose, those perfect lips and that perfect body weight. While some people are simply content to live with their appearance, however, over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of people opting for makeovers with the help of medical science and technology to enhance their appearance and thus improve their self-confidence. “Constantly being criticized of the way you look can take a toll on a person’s self-confidence, particularly the younger generation. When you look good, you feel good and therefore there is no harm in working ......read more

    Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) to Sponsor Treatment for Emirati Couples

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority-run Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) marked today International Family Day by hosting a gathering for those born through fertility treatments at the Centre. The facility is the first government fertility center in the UAE and one of the leading establishments’ of-its-kind.  Proud parents who conceived with the help of fertility treatments they received at the Centre got together to celebrate this day with their children. The Authority organized several activities for the children including a balloon bender, magic shows etc. Amidst an atmosphere of laughter and joy, doctors and staff members of the Centre were felicitated for achieving high success rates and adhering to international best practices. HE Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of ......read more

    Emirates Hospitals Group Nurses Honoured with Prestigious DAISY Award 2017

      DUBAI - May 15, 2017: Nurses at Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare provider in the UAE, were honoured with the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts that nurses take up every day. The awards were a part of the Nurses Day celebrations by the Emirates Hospitals Group in Dubai amidst 400 nurses and other members of the organization.   The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in Glen Ellen, CA, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by his family members. Patrick died at the age of 33 in 1999 from complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received from nurses while he was ill ......read more

    Beckman Coulter Sheds Light on Antimicrobial Resistance in the GCC

    Capabilities of MicroScan Presented to HCPs in a regional roadshow across Kuwait and Abu Dhabi Dubai, May - 15, 2017- Beckman Coulter, a worldwide leader in developing clinical diagnostic products and solutions, has introduced the workflow efficiency boosting MicroScan range of solutions to healthcare providers (HCPs) and members of the medical community in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. MicroScan products offer choice in panel formats, setup and speed. Its unique PROMPT™ setup with combo identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) panels provides flexible workflow. ASTs are growth-based to ensure the detection of resistance while its built-in visual read capability provides added assurance. To mitigate antimicrobial resistance , the May 2015 World Health Organization adopted a global action plan. Among its key ......read more

    Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah inaugurate the new Medcare Hospital in Sharjah

    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the new Medcare Hospital in Sharjah this morning in the gracious presence of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. The hospital is located on King Faisal Street in the Al Qasimiya Area of Sharjah. An opening video was showcased during the ceremony about Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres, the latest developments in the medical field, and the new facilities being offered at the Medcare Hospital in Sharjah. Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, the global healthcare conglomerate which operates Medcare said, “Medcare is a brand that strives to achieve a new benchmark in healthcare ......read more

    Aster Clinic Ajman organises health awareness programme for Ajman Bank employees

    Ajman Bank Health Awareness Week will see Aster doctors educating over 450 employees on healthy lifestyle measures and providing free health check-ups. The initiative is being conducted in alignment with Ajman Bank’s corporate responsibility objective of encouraging their employees to lead better and healthier lifestyles. Dr. Aster Mobile Clinic - Aster’s mobile health service unit will visit 6 branches across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi to provide free health services. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 May, 2017:  Aster Clinic, Ajman in partnership with Ajman Bank, is conducting ‘Ajman Bank Health Awareness Week’ aimed at equipping employees with the information and measures required to improve their health and wellness. The programme will include talks on various health topics and free health ......read more

    Fertility Support Meet on May 13th

    Women, Men and couples facing fertility issues invited to attend. Repeated IVF Failure, Recurrent miscarriages, Fertility laws, update on latest fertility treatments to be discussed at the session. May 8th 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Couples facing fertility problems such as repeated IVF failures and recurrent miscarriages can now find hope, support and guidance through UAE’s first and only IVF & Fertility Support Group. The Group, founded by Cassie Destino, an American expat in the country and mother of twins, is progressively becoming a pillar of strength for many who are finding comfort and encouragement, discussions, guidance and advice on issues of infertility on the forum.  The group in association with Bourn Hall Fertility Centre in Dubai is organizing their first support meet to help couples struggling with ......read more

    Experts at Aster DM Healthcare shed light on common lifestyle related health concerns in an International CME

    Aster DM Healthcare organized an International CME on Lifestyle Disorders, which saw the attendance of medical professionals from within the local and International network of Aster. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May, 2017:  With the objective of offering a platform for Doctors across different specialties, to come together and discuss latest treatment modalities and practices to ensure development by preventing lifestyle disorders, Aster DM Healthcare organized the fourth edition of Synerge International Medical Conference on ‘Lifestyle Disorders’ on Friday, 28th April 2017.  The one day conference was addressed by specialists from across different verticals of Aster DM Healthcare, including; Aster Medcity (Kochi), Medcare Medical Centre (Dubai), Aster Hospital (Dubai) and Aster Clinic (Dubai). Dr. Azad ......read more

    Empower Organises Wellness Programs to Boost Employee Health and Satisfaction

    The initiative offered health check-up to more than 650 employees at Empower’s Head Quarters and Camp Dubai, UAE, 8 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, conducted  Wellness Programs to help, nurture and improve the health and well-being of its employees. The move falls in line with the company’s social responsibility programmes, and its commitment to support Dubai government's vision of a happy, healthy and safe society in accordance with its 2021 goal - ‘Inclusive and Cohesive Society’, and the UN goal – Good Health and Wellbeing. Moreover, this initiative comes as part of Empower’s participation in “Year of Giving”, which was launched by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of ......read more

    "Watch Your Back Teenager"

    A pediatric orthopedic awareness campaign on the prevention and cure of musculoskeletal concerns in children conducted by Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS) United Arab Emirates, Dubai –8th May 2017: According to the World Health Organization, child injuries are a global public health problem. There is also high morbidity associated with childhood injuries: for every injured child who dies, there are several thousand children who live on with varying degrees of disability. A large proportion of these injuries (for example, drowning, burns, falls) occur in or around the home.  In order to address this issue of childhood injuries, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS) is running a unique campaign called "Watch Your Back Teenager". ‘’Watch Your Back Teenager" is a pediatric ......read more

    UAE's Burgeoning Healthcare Sector Boosts Demand for ICU Beds

    Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 7th May, 2017: Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services, senior officials from LINET Group announced. The announcement was made in effect to the burgeoning health care sector in the UAE, which is currently witnessing a structural shift and poised to record a strong growth of 60 per cent in next five years to Dh103 million by 2021, according to a latest research by Mena Research Partners. ICU beds are specifically designed to provide comfort and quality of sleep to hospitalised patients and cater to their other healthcare needs. This specialised medical equipment provides ......read more

    Crown Prince of Fujairah inaugurates Emirates Hospitals Clinics in Fujairah

    FUJAIRAH – May 5, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has opened its well-known brand Emirates Hospitals Clinics in Fujairah, aimed at addressing the gap of quality care for residents in the emirate. The clinic was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.  Strategically located in the FEWA Building on Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Street in the heart of Fujairah, the state-of-the-art family clinic is the latest addition to Emirates Hospitals Group’s growing number of healthcare services focusing on personalized services, convenience and care. The new clinic is part of the Group’s ongoing mission to expand its reach further in the UAE and beyond offering quality care to the residents.  The ......read more

    Syrian Patient Gets Her Vision Back at RAK Hospital

      The patient was suffering from retinal detachment; was referred to RAK Hospital after two unsuccessful surgeries in her home country that left her blind. Retinal detachment can lead to blindness in the affected eye. Symptoms include light flashes or floaters, blurred vision and a curtain-like shadow over one’s visual field; patients should consult an eye specialist at the earliest May 2, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: When Wafa Jamil Boudi, a 61-year-old Syrian resident, began experiencing light flashes and floaters in her right eye, she did not pay much attention to them. However, when she started losing vision in the right eye and was diagnosed with retinal detachment, she underwent two surgeries within a space of a few months in Syria. Unfortunately, soon after the second surgery she experienced complete loss of ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MOU with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel to drive wellness tourism in the region

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel Hotel, the first holistic health and wellness resort in the Middle East with an aim to drive wellness tourism in the region. This collaboration is in line with the vision of the Dubai Health Experience, which is overseen and implemented by the DHA. The MoU was signed in the presence of Shaikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Head of Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman.  DXH was launched in April 2016 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, as a continuation of ‘Dubai, a Global Destination for Medical Tourism’ project.  DXH is a highly integrated programme that aims to ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory Supports the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP)

    NRL is the exclusive laboratory services provider to MOHAP for the breast and cervical cancer screening program.  NRL supports Ministry’s awareness campaign for the enhancement of women’s health and improvement of early cancer detection rates. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 April 2017: National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, has expanded its partnership with the Ministry of Health & Prevention’s (MOHAP) to include laboratory testing for its breast cancer screening program, in addition to cervical cancer screening. Under the program named ‘Etmnan’ – which the Ministry officially launched in September 2015  –  free breast cancer screening is offered to UAE Nationals aged 40 years old and over, and cervical cancer screening to women ......read more

    World Asthma Day: Educating Children About Asthma is Vital in Controlling the Disease, Claims Respiratory Expert

    30 April 2017, Dubai, UAE: With asthma the most common chronic disease among children and increasing in prevalence , a pediatric respiratory expert from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is calling for parents in the UAE to educate their children about the condition. The burden of asthma is relatively higher in some countries in Africa, the Middle East and Western Europe when compared to the rest of the world . A 2009 survey conducted in Al Ain assessed the impact of asthma on school attendance and found that 62% of asthmatic boys and 72% of asthmatic girls missed at least one day of school due to asthma .  A local study reports that the percentage of asthmatic UAE patients that had emergency room visits within a year was 27.5%, and further, 4% of asthmatic patients were hospitalized . According to Pediatric ......read more

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    Ministry of Health and Prevention announces continuation of its free breast cancer screening initiative

    UAE, May 23, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the continuation of its free breast cancer screening initiative—running until June 15, 2017. The campaign, which was launched last May 21, 2017, has already screened a total of 131 females of different nationalities. The initiative is aimed towards increasing more awareness on the importance of early detection and the move to drive in a reduction of breast cancer mortality rates. The first two days of the program was held at Festival City and will move to the Mall of the Emirates from May 24 to May 25, 2017. ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention signs agreement with Pfizer for medical inventory

    UAE, May 22, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed an agreement with Pfizer for a strategic inventory of medicines at the Ministry. The signing ceremony was held in the presence of H.E. Dr. Mohammad Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of MOHAP. The agreement were signed by Dr.Abdul Karim Al Zarouni, Director of the Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Center represented the ministry, Pfizer was represented by Tarek Youssef, Regional President in Africa and the Middle East. Dr. Al-Olama said that Pfizer has been MOHAP’s strategic partner for 40 years and ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention receives delegation from Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation

    May 21, 2017: Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention's (MOHAP) Public Health Policy and Licensing, received a high-level delegation from the Saudi Centre for Organ Transplantation led by Dr. Faissal A.M. Shaheen, Director General, Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation. Dr. Shaheen was accompanied by Hassan Abdullah Al Khanani, Administrative Coordination, Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation. The meeting also witnessed the attendance of Dr. Amer Ahmed Sharif, CEO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA)- Education Sector, and ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes workshop on counseling & mental health

    UAE, May 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by the Hospitals Sector, organized a workshop focused on counseling and mental health at the Training and Development Center in Sharjah. The workshop was attended by Dr. Mona Al Kuwari, Director of the Specialized Healthcare Department, in addition to a number of general practitioners and nurses working in outpatient clinics in hospitals and primary healthcare centers. The session aimed to raise awareness about psychiatric patients and how to deal with them, while highlighting the behavioral characteristics of ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches free breast cancer screening campaign for women of all nationalities

    UAE, May 20, 2017 -The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched a free-of-charge early breast cancer screening campaign for all UAE women citizens and residents starting May 21, 2017 to increase the overall survival rate of people with the disease. Mobile clinics equipped with mammography technology will be deployed in several shopping centers in the Northern Emirates, where a dedicated platform will also be set-up to receive applications and reach out to larger number of women.  The campaign is within the framework of the move to declare 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’ ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention celebrates World Family Doctor Day

    UAE, May 18, 2017-The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) represented by its Health Centres and Clinics Sector recently organized an event to celebrate World Family Doctor Day at the Ministry’s office in Dubai. The event was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, Dr. Ayesha Suhail, Director of the Primary Healthcare Department, and Dr. Haifa Fares, Director of the Family Medicine Residency program. The ......read more

    Executive Group of Health Regulatory Indicators holds second meeting

    UAE, May 18, 2017 - As part of its responsibility to monitor the implementation of the National Health Agenda 2021 and its progress, the Executive Group of Health Regulatory Indicators, chaired by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently held its second meeting in the presence of the local regulatory health authorities. Members of the Executive Group aim to address medical malpractices cases in the country and increase the number of local health facilities with international ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention commemorates ‘World No Tobacco Day'

    UAE, May 17, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention unveiled a campaign to mark ‘World NO Tobacco Day’ which is being celebrated under the theme ‘Tobacco - A Threat to Development’ this year. The launch was held in the presence of H.E. Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, the Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Health Clinics and Centers; Dr. Wedad Al Medor, Head of the National Tobacco Control Committee; a number of department heads; physicians and technicians working in the field of Tobacco Control; and the sponsoring company. Dr. Al Rand ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues licenses to 45 new private healthcare facilities during the first 4 months of 2017

    UAE, May 17, 2017 - Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and Vice Chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee, stated that 45 new private healthcare facilities – including 42 multi-disciplinary medical centers and three clinics – have been issued licenses since the beginning of 2017. He said that the increasing number of healthcare facilities reflects the transparency and speed of the procedures followed by the Ministry, encouraging the private sector to invest as a ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention issues decree on declaration of death

    UAE, May 15, 2017 - H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, recently issued Ministerial decree No. 550 of 2017 on the declaration of death. The decree covers three main provisions, namely death resulting from cardiac-respiratory arrest; death resulting from complete loss of brain functions; and pediatric brain death guidelines.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing sector, emphasized that the UAE is keeping abreast of the latest developments in global health legislations and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals positive results of ‘Giving Clinics' initiative launched to provide free consultations

    UAE, May 14, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently announced that the one-year ‘Giving Clinics’ initiative designed to provide free medical consultations has yielded positive results a month after its launching in mid-March. The initiative, which is in line with the declaration of 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving,’ aims to help people in need and make them happy. Undersecretary H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama underscored the Ministry’s keenness to harness all essential resources to ensure the initiative’s success according to the vision of H.H. ......read more

    MOHAP wins Best Utilization of Information Technology and Applications to Support Clinical Practice Award

    UAE, May 13, 2017 -The United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), won the Best Utilization of Information Technology and Applications to Support Clinical Practice Award, at the 2nd International Saudi Health Informatics Conference (ISHIC 2017), in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health & Prevention Hospitals Sector, expressed his happiness with MOHAP’s win. Winning the award reflects the ministry’s commitment to the future of healthcare, and reflects international recognition as ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Undersecretary Visits Al Madam Health Center in Sharjah

    UAE, May 10, 2017- As part of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s commitment to provide distinguished health services to the UAE community, Undersecretary H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama recently visited Al Madam Health Center in Sharjah along with H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Hospitals Sector. The visit was one of the Ministry’s regular field trips being organized to check the efficiency of local health centers.  The center’s Director and medical staff welcomed the Ministry officials. H.E. ......read more

    American Hospital Dubai acquires high-tech CT scanner with less radiation dose

    UAE, May 10, 2017- The American Hospital Dubai has announced that it recently acquired the industry-leading and state-of-the-art computerized tomography (CT) scanner with reduced radiation dose requirements, setting a new record as the first hospital in the entire Middle East region to own the ground-breaking medical equipment.    In a landmark move, the hospital purchased the Toshiba Aquilion One Genesis 640-slice CT scanner, the world’s first dynamic volume area detector CT system, to add to its list of cutting-edge health equipment. The CT scanner offers 320 detector ......read more

    Undersecretary of MOHAP discusses stronger cooperation in health sector with Dutch Ambassador

    UAE, May 9, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), recently received H.E. Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE, at the Ministry’s office in Abu Dhabi to discuss opportunities for enhancing relations in the health sector. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Essa Ahmed Al Mansouri, Manager of the Undersecretary’s Office and Director of International Health Relations.  H.E. Al Olama welcomed H.E. Mollen and noted the strong relations between their two countries. During ......read more

    Antibacterial resistance poses major challenges to hospitals in the Middle East

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) places a burden on healthcare systems Patients typically receive an antibiotic to kill the bacterial. Bacterial resistance to commonly used antibiotics has increased considerably over the past few decades MRSA can spread rapidly among people having close contact with those infected Complicated skin infections can progress extremely rapidly in severity Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th May, 2017: In the Middle East, MRSA can pose major challenges to healthcare systems due to commonly used antibiotics losing their effectiveness and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention encourages healthy meals through ‘Health Meeting' initiative

    UAE, May 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has organized an induction workshop for food catering companies to shed light on the objectives and the nutritional standards of the newly launched ‘Health Meeting’ initiative. The initiative supports the ongoing effort to promote workplace practices that make healthy eating choices available at all work-related events. Dr. Fadila Mohammed Sharif, Director of the Health Education and Promotion Department, said that the initiative is part of Ministry of Health and Prevention - Health Promoting Work Environment Program, ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention launches ERMS initiative to promote patient rights

    UAE, May 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Department of Clinical Quality and Health Accreditation in the Hospital Sector, has launched the ERMS initiative to establish rights for patients in the community, giving them further access to health care and health facilities, while providing them with comprehensive, efficient and effective services.  Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for MOHAP’s Hospitals Sector, said: “By launching the ERMS initiative, we aim to raise awareness among the community regarding patient rights ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention organizes 8th Travel Road Exhibition

    UAE, May 4, 2017- H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, Undersecretary of the Supportive Services Sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), recently inaugurated the 8th Travel Road Exhibition at MOHAP’s office in Dubai, in cooperation with Dnata. The exhibition was participated in by a number of international companies from the tourism and travel industries who presented MOHAP employees with the best travel and hotel offers. The exhibition was attended by Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Ministry Undersecretaries, ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention officially opens Dubai Specialized Dental Center in Al Hamriya

    UAE, May 4, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Department of Primary Health Care at the Dubai Healthcare City, has announced the official opening of the Dubai Specialized Dental Center in Al Hamriya. H.E. Dr. Nasser Khalifa Al Budoor, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry and the Director of Dubai Medical District, and H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, Undersecretary of the Supportive Services Sector led the traditional ribbon cutting to mark its official opening. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of Primary Healthcare ......read more

    Bayer Middle East highlights the need for pharmacists to have better engagement with consumers

    In 2006, the WHO and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) launched the concept of the seven-star pharmacists to meet the needs and demands of the healthcare system and encourage the development of pharmacist Pharmacists from Middle East countries including UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, KSA, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey & Romania attended the two day training workshops in Dubai Through interactive workshops conducted by industry experts, the pharmacists were prepared for better engagement with patients and consumers The workshops supported the idea of ......read more

    Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Confirms Products in Local Markets are Safe, Do Not Pose Direct Threat to Consumers' Health

    Statement follows ban on imports of vegetables and fruits from five countries earlier in the week Dubai-UAE: 28 April, 2017 – Following the decision to ban imports of vegetables and fruits from select countries, His Excellency Sultan bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Under Secretary for Regions at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the decision comes as part of the Ministry's keenness to ensure the health and safety of consumers by confirming the entry of consignments that do not pose any danger to the public health.  He added: “This ban ......read more

    Bourn Hall Fertility Centre Raises Awareness and Support on Fertility Issues

    Partners with UAE’s only IVF and Fertility Support Group to eliminate social stigma attached with infertility  April 28, 2017, Dubai, UAE:  With the aim to provide education, raise awareness, support and encourage women and couples struggling with infertility, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,  collaborates with the ‘IVF & Fertility Support Group – UAE’, the country’s exclusive forum for voicing out all issues related to infertility. Bourn Hall Fertility Centre will support the group’s growing membership by offering expert advice, ......read more

    Raise the Barre with your fitness routine at Motion Ladies Fitness Center

    ** During April, be in motion with the center’s fitness package offers **   This April, Motion Ladies Fitness Center, is launching three tempting fitness packages to get you motivated and fit, just in time for the summer. With something for everyone, the center wants to encourage woman to get moving.   Starting on 1st April 2017, the center will be launching the below fitness packages:    Strong and fit for summer combo offer:  If you like to keep your fitness routine interesting by doing different classes and exercise, then this is the fitness package ......read more

    HAAD & TCA Abu Dhabi Sign Agreement to Establish a Medical Tourism Network in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi – April 26, 2017:  Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) signed an agreement today to establish a medical tourism network for international patients travelling to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for healthcare and treatment services. The agreement was signed during TCA Abu Dhabi and HAAD’s participation at the 2017 Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which kicked off on April 24 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, and runs until April ......read more

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