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    DHA's dental department begins training staff in 3D printing technology.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s dental department is all set to begin using 3D printed technology to print 3D model of teeth for producing prosthesis for its patients. The use of this technology is the beginning of the Authority’s ambitious plans to use 3D printing in all fields of healthcare.  The DHA’s dental department has already procured all the necessary equipment and is now conducting training sessions for its staff members so that they can begin incorporating this technology.  Dr Hamda Mesmar, Director of Dental Services Department at the DHA, said: “Using this technology, a dentist will simply scan the teeth using an intra-oral scanner, which will create a digital impression (image).This image is then sent across to the 3D printing ......read more

    More Health Practitioners in Dubai Are Now Investing in Continuing Education

    Dubai-based clinic Vilafortuny sees 80% occupancy rate at its training centre courses last year, with heavy growth expected in 2017 Dubai, UAE – February 20, 2017:  With Dubai looking to cement its position as the region’s go-to hub for medical tourism – the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently set its sights on over 1.3 million medical tourists by 2021 with a projected increase of 13% each year – an increasing number of health practitioners in the emirate are now investing in continuing education to keep up-to-date with new developments in their respective fields. Dubai-based clinic Vilafortuny recorded an 80% occupancy rate at the specialised courses it offered at its DHA-accredited training centre during 2016.  “Dubai is working towards strengthening its position as a global medical hub, ......read more

    ‘Screen and Survive' an Important Healthcare Step to Reducing Cancer Related Deaths

    Second edition of Zulekha Hospital’s colorectal cancer campaign reinforces need for dialogue and openness to help treat the disease Dubai, UAE, 20 February, 2017:  The ‘Screen and Survive’ initiative, launched by Zulekha Hospital today at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai, brought together like-minded doctors and professionals to increase the awareness of early screening and detection of colorectal cancer. In line with the UAE’s 2021 goal of reducing cancer cases by 18% and supporting the government’s Year of Giving 2017, the second edition of the UAE awareness campaign plans to build on last year’s success, widening the open discussion on the prevention of the disease. The event’s ambassadors, Dr Adil Daud, Professor, Oncology Director from the University of California and Dr ......read more

    UAE Residents Willing To Invest More In Critical Illness Protection

    Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  UAE residents are willing to spend more on protection compared to the global average. This is against the financial impact of critical illness, according to insights released today by insurer Zurich International Life, Middle East (Zurich)*. Critical Illness insights found a disparity between the willingness to spend to protect oneself versus the current level of protection in the UAE.  In the UAE individuals are willing to pay an average of 6 percent of their monthly income on insurance premiums, this compares to the global average which is at five percent.  Furthermore, one in five individuals in the UAE are willing to pay ten percent on the same.  Despite these findings 76 percent of UAE residents are underinsured and 85 percent of women are not covered for critical ......read more

    Epilepsy in Children on Focus at the Arab Paediatric Congress Workshops

    The event, supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, also includes three conferences dedicated to neonatology, child nutrition and rare diseases Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  With the support of the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention, the 4th Annual Arab Paediatric Medical Congress, taking place from 2-4 of March, presents a series of workshops dedicated to pressing health problems affecting children. Besides the three conferences focused on neonatology, child nutrition and rare diseases, the event also counts with practical sessions on topics such as epilepsy in children. The workshop on Managing Epilepsy in Children will be hosted by Dr. Abdalla Ali Abdalla, a paediatric neurology specialist from Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital. According to the expert “epilepsy and neurological ......read more

    Egg freezing – Fertility on Ice

    What is the process of egg freezing? Dubai, UAE; February 20, 2017:  While sperm and embryos have proven easy to freeze, the egg is the largest cell in the human body and contains a large amount of water – when frozen, ice crystals form that can destroy the cell.  This necessitates dehydrating the egg and replacing the water with an ‘anti-freeze’ prior to freezing, in order to prevent ice crystal formation. This is done using cryoprotectants, which replace most of the water within the cell and inhibit the formation of ice crystals. Eggs are frozen using either a slow-freeze, slow-cooling method or a newer flash-freezing process known as vitrification. Vitrification requires a higher concentration of cryoprotectants but is much faster and results in a solid, glass-like cell that is free of ice crystals. ......read more

    Osteopaths join hands to bring forth new patient centric approaches for effective rehabilitation, at the first Emirates Osteopathic Conference

    Organized under the auspices of the Emirates Osteopathic Society (Emirates Medical Association), the conference themed “Osteopathy across the Lifespan” is the first of its kind to be organized in the Middle East. Experts emphasized the need for training and development of new talents in the field of Osteopathy, while highlighting the growing potential of the specialty using a research and evidence based approach  Specialized workshops introduced local practitioners to new approaches in elderly care, perinatal care, child care, women’s health issues, bone disorders and pain management As an alternative treatment approach which harnesses a body’s potential for holistic healing through physical manipulation, Osteopathy is fast gaining popularity among local patients across age-groups Dubai, United ......read more

    Lower back pain can be aggravated by psychological issues, says expert at Burjeel Hospital

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 19 February, 2017:  Lower back pain is one of the most common health problems experienced by people, and is considered one of the main causes for absenteeism in the workplace. According to World Health Organization statistics, the lifetime prevalence of non-specific (common) low back pain is estimated at 60 per cent to 70 cent in industrialized countries. The presence of this condition is generally observed in people between the ages of 30 and 55 years. However, the number of younger people suffering from this condition is also said to be increasing each year. Dr. Sebouh Z. Kassis, Specialist Neurosurgeon, Burjeel Hospital of Advanced Surgery, and one of the country’s  experts in the area of spine surgery, said, “In most cases, low back pain is not due to a serious disease or ......read more

    2016 Legatum Prosperity Index: UAE jumped from 34th position in 2015, to 28th position in 2016

    Dubai well positioned for hair transplants with availability of reliable experts and advanced proven techniques Dubai aims to rank among the world’s top 20 healthcare markets Dubai, UAE, 18 February 2017:  The UAE hair transplant landscape has witnessed significant improvement over recent years. And with the availability of reliable experts and advanced proven techniques, Dubai is well positioned to lead the game.  “The field of hair transplant is constantly evolving in the UAE. In the past, patients with hair problems would travel to other countries for treatments. However, the latest medical advancements and standards of quality care have now bridged that gap. Patients have realised that UAE holds a top position today for hair transplants. It is new findings and revolutionary technologies have further ......read more

    Advice on dietary supplements from Roz Martin, founder of skincare supplement, MedColl

    Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  When you reach for that bottle of Omega 3 fish oils or those vitamin C tablets, you might want to ask yourself do you really need them in the first place. Supplements usually come in capsule, pill, powder or liquid form. You can take these supplements to make sure you get enough essential nutrients and to maintain or improve your health, but it is important to note here that they shouldn’t be used to replace a well-balanced diet, but they can be useful for filling in gaps in your diet. So why aren’t we getting enough nutrients?  A number of reasons actually.  Food coming from depleted soils have insufficient mineral content, also long transit time for delivery could see food harvested or picked weeks, even months before they reach you. We also have a bad habit of ......read more

    The Eastern Mediterranean Region shows higher rates of mental health disorders than the rest of the world; women suffer disproportionately

    New study underscores insufficient services in a region where continued unrest will cause increased challenges in the coming years Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2017:  A new study shows that the Eastern Mediterranean Region is witnessing an increase in chronic disorders, including mental illness.  Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety accounted for 19% of years lived with disability (YLDs), making them the leading cause of nonfatal disease burden in the region. Globally, mental illness accounts for 17.4% of total YLDs.  In 2013, depression accounted for 44.6% of total disease burden from mental illness in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, which consists of nations in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Afghanistan and Pakistan. Total disease burden is measured using the disability-adjusted life year ......read more

    NMC launches its most advanced Centre of Oncology

    February 12th, 2017:  NMC launched its full-fledged oncology care centre, NMC Vinoda on February 11th, 2017. NMC Vinoda is a first-of-its-kind oncology centre, which covers the full spectrum of diagnosis and both the medical and surgical management of cancer. NMC Vinoda has European board-certified oncology consultants, who are supported by a strong multi-disciplinary team of specialists from pertinent departments. Additionally, each patient’s course of treatment is arrived at after a thorough review by a tumor board, which is unique among cancer centres in the region. This ensures all patients’ courses of treatment are arrived at after a thorough review by specialists from multiple fields. Commenting on the launch of NMC Vinoda, Dr. B. R. Shetty, Founder & CEO, NMC said: “NMC Vinoda is an advanced Centre ......read more

    Aster Nurture introduces parents to Baby Safety training via Aster S.H.I.E.L.D Initiative

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 February 2017:  Aster Nurture organized the first ‘Aster S.H.I.E.L.D’ session on Friday, 10th February at Aster Hospital, Mankhool. The event aimed at educating parents and caregivers of babies about lifesaving measures and basic first aid in case of emergency situations. The event saw participation of around 100+ people who took part in the training sessions, demonstrative safety measures and the quiz competition.  Ensuring baby safety gets challenging as the baby grows older, this event was aimed at creating awareness among parents about the various facades of baby safety and to communicate about S.H.I.E.L.D - Safe Handy Information that Eliminates Likely Dangers. Aster S.H.I.E.L.D included sessions on ways to identify a sick baby, life saving measures for babies, contents of ......read more

    UAE's IVF sector will cross US$ 1.50 billion, in a global market worth $27 billion by 2020

    In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) industry in UAE will see 11.8% growth over last year: IVI Middle East United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 9 February 2017:  A new study carried by IVI Middle East about the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) market estimated that the IVF global market will cross USD 27 billion by 2020. The same research anticipated that the UAE would command USD 1.50 billion by the same period, a 5.5 per cent of the global figure. The overall IVF market in the UAE will control USD 1.01 billion in 2017 registering a growth of 11.8 per cent compared with last year, said the international medical centre that has main regional headquarter in Abu Dhabi along with branches in Dubai and Muscat. “Changing lifestyle conditions; reduced ovarian reserve in women, delayed pregnancy, gynecological conditions and fertility disorders ......read more

    Pink Caravan Ride Rears to Launch their 7th Edition

    Pink Caravan reveal details of their ‘7 Years.. for 7 Emirates’ Ride from 7 to 17 March 7 Fixed Medical Clinics across the 7 Emirates 7 Awareness Events throughout the 7th Pink Caravan Ride  Sharjah, 7 February 2017:  It is that time of year in the UAE when Sharjah-based Friends of Cancer Patients’ (FoCP’s) annual cancer campaign, the Pink Caravan Ride, is back and will carry out a 10-day cancer awareness drive across the seven emirates from 7 to 17 March.  This will be the Ride’s the 7th edition under the theme ‘7 Years.. for 7 Emirates’, and celebrates the union of the seven emirates. It also strongly upholds the ‘spirit of giving’, as it boldly continues its mission to promote breast cancer awareness, spread the importance of early detection and organise free ......read more

    From research labs to the bedside: 4th generation DNA sequencing to guide the UAE into good health

    The first 4th generation sequencer in the region, at the Centre for Biomedical Research and Innovation at the Gulf Medical University, will innovate and bring in newer diagnostic capabilities to the UAE Dubai, UAE, 8th February 2017:  With genetics and genes responsible for a person’s day-to-day state of health and predisposition to develop disease, the ability to take genomics from the laboratory bench in hi-tech labs literally to the patient’s bedside will play a very important role in the future of the health of patients across the UAE. Delegates at the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, which continues until 9th February at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, today heard from Dr PK Menon, Director, Laboratory ......read more

    UAE praised for its leading role in blood transfusion services

    Region’s first Blood Transfusion Medicine conference held at MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress in Dubai Dubai, UAE - 7 February 2017:  A leading expert in blood transfusion services today praised Dubai for being a backbone in the creation of services set up to improve blood transfusion safety globally. Speaking today at the MEDLAB Exhibition and Congress in Dubai, Dr Jean-Claude Faber, President of the Luxembourg Haemophilia Association in Luxembourg City, said the UAE can be considered the “capital” in haemovigilance globally, which is the procedure of reporting undesirable effects of transfusion to ensure the safety, efficiency and efficacy of blood transfusion. This morning, Dr Faber explained to a room full of delegates that the UAE has been home to many “important events” relating to ......read more

    Rashid Hospital Doctors remove 4 kg tumor from patient's kidney in rare surgery.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 7, 2017:  In a rare and complex surgery, a team of doctors from Rashid Hospital successfully removed a kidney tumour weighing a staggering 4kg while saving the organ. The doctors who performed the two and half-hour surgery on a 62-year-old Arab expatriate , managed to salvage the kidney and save the patient, who previously visited three hospitals that refused to perform the high-risk surgery. The surgery was performed by Dr Faisal Badri, Consultant and Head of General Surgery at Rashid Hospital with the assistance of Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei surgeon and CEO of Rashid Hospital.  Dr Badri, said: “A kidney normally weights 300 grams, can you image a 4 kg tumour protruding out of the right kidney? The tumour was so big that it occupied half the abdomen on the right side; it pushed ......read more

    Persistent headache and runny nose may indicate chronic sinusitis

    Dubai, UAE: 07 February, 2017:  Winters are warmly welcomed in the UAE, with the cool temperatures a welcome change from the intense summer heat. However, this also results in the onslaught of coughs, colds, the flu, headaches and runny noses. For some, the symptoms can affect the sinus cavities causing an infection. “The sinuses are air filled cavities behind our cheekbones and forehead. Sinusitis is caused when the linings of these air pockets become infected and therefore inflamed. It is usually caused by a persistent cold, allergic rhinitis where the lining in the nose gets swollen, growths in the nose called polyps or a deviated nasal septum,” said Dr. Seejo George, Specialist ENT Surgeon at Medeor 24x7 Hospital, Dubai. “The symptoms of sinusitis are quite similar to that of the common cold or the flu and ......read more

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds conducts free health check-up in association with Sharjah Charity International, Khor Fakkan & Ministry of Health & Prevention - Sharjah

    Over 600 labors from Sharjah Municipality, Khor Fakkan got benefited from Free Health Check-up & Medicines provided. Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the BIG 5 jewellery retailers globally with 169 retail outlets globally organized a free medical camp in association with Sharjah Charity International, Khor Fakkan and Ministry of Health & Prevention - Sharjah, Aster Clinic, Emirates Medical Student Society, Thumbay Hospital, Ahlan Dental Medical Centre and other likeminded organizations on 27th January, Friday, 2017 at the Qidfa, Khor Fakkan from 03:00pm to 08:00pm. Aiming to ensure the quality health care accessible to everyone, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has been conducting several such health checkup camps in different parts of the Middle East in association with like-minded ......read more

    His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami inaugurates the world's largest laboratory exhibition and congress, MEDLAB

    His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, inaugurates the world’s largest laboratory exhibition and congress, MEDLAB MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress kicks off for the first time as a standalone event to Arab Health, bringing together the most advanced laboratory and clinical innovations and breakthroughs to improve patient care outcomes in the Middle East Dubai, UAE - 6 February 2017:  The first standalone edition of MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s largest laboratory event, was officially inaugurated today by His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority. Following 15 years of success alongside the region’s flagship healthcare event, Arab ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority's Zabeel primary healthcare centre receives JCI accreditation with excellence.

    Centre receives accreditation with zero findings and excellence, which is extremely rare and highlights the high-level of compliance the centre follows. With this accreditation, DHA breaks the world record for having the largest network of JCI accredited centres. DHA has 11 Primary Healthcare Centres, which are JCI accredited. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 4, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Zabeel Primary Healthcare Centre recently received a Joint Commission International accreditation with excellence and zero findings. With this accreditation, DHA breaks the world record for having the largest network of JCI accredited centres. DHA has 11 Primary Healthcare Centres, which are JCI accredited. As a result of this outstanding certification  with zero findings, JCI and DHA recently held a meeting to ......read more

    World Cancer Day 2017

    “Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 8.2 million deaths in 2012.”* What is cancer? Cancer is a serious condition in which abnormal cells develop and divide in an uncontrolled way, invading normal cells. The disease – which is also called malignancy, tumour or neoplasm – can affect people at any age and almost any part of the body. Cancer can spread to different parts of the body and some can recur. Cancer is not a single disease – it is a term for a group of diseases. There are more than 100 types, each with its own name and treatment. It is a leading cause of death worldwide. The cancers which most commonly kill are lung, liver, stomach, colorectal, breast and oesophageal. The World Health Organization expects that annual cancer cases will rise from 14 million in 2012 to ......read more

    Enjoy a week of free Aquabiking classes at exclusive Boutique Aquafitness studio, L'Atelier Aquafitness this February

    Book early to reserve your spot from 19th February 2017 Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017:   For one week only, innovative boutique aquafitness studio, L’Atelier Aquafitness will be offering free Aquabiking classes to women across Dubai, letting them see what the global aquabiking fuss is all about for themselves! Starting on the 19th February 2017, L’Atelier Aquafitness will be offering five free classes to newcomer female customers no matter their fitness levels, without any obligation to sign up in the future. The female-only aquabiking classes, which normally cost AED 155 per class, incorporate a mix of aqua aerobics and indoor spinning on bikes that are specially designed for water activity to offer low-impact, high resistance training which can see clients burning up to 750 calories per class.  The free ......read more

    Ford Transit takes centre stage at Arab Health with next generation Ambulance for Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS)

    Nine specially-designed Ford Transit ambulances delivered to Dubai Ambulance so far in 2017, with more expected to be delivered later this year Fitted with the award-winning iNTraxx System, the interior of the Ford Transit can be changed around within minutes to suit the given emergency situation Dubai Ambulance showcases the Built Ford Tough Transit ambulance at this week’s Arab Health exhibition in Dubai  DUBAI, U.A.E., February 1, 2017:  The Dubai ambulance fleet has recently been strengthened by the addition of nine brand new custom-made Ford Transit vans, the world’s best-selling cargo van nameplate with a 50-plus year legacy. Ferno, the global leader in emergency pre-hospital patient handling equipment, spent more than three years developing the iNTraxx System (Integrated Vehicle Component ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE LIVES: Healthcare Expert from The Medical City Philippines Underlines Importance of Quality Management Basics at Arab Health 2017

    Arab Health 2017 draws to another successful close as healthcare professionals, companies and institutions from around the world participated in the MENA’s largest medical industry event.  Amidst, the introduction of new technological advances and the sharing of best practices in the sector, emphasis was given to the importance of going back to basics when it comes to quality management Speaking at the 8th Middle East Quality Management Conference about the challenges and opportunities for improving transitional care for persons with continuous complex care needs, Dr. Erlinda C. ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention showcases global and regional launch of strong lineup of innovative health services

    UAE, February 2, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that the Ministry’s participation this year has had a strong line up of innovative health services launched globally and regionally during its participation at the Arab Health Exhibition & Congress 2017, which was hailed by participants and visitors as a success, revealing the UAE’s excellence and leadership in securing the nation’s future in healthcare and keep the happiness of the community. The Ministry had also signed numerous agreements with a range of international healthcare ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention unveils pioneering blood analysis device

    UAE, February 2, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed a comprehensive blood analysis device in cooperation with the Abbott Company as part of their participation at Arab Health 2017, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The I-STAT Alinity device administers a wide range of blood tests, such as checking the chemicals in the blood and cardiac enzymes, from two drops of the patient's blood. The results can be obtained between 2 to 10 minutes. In addition, the device is easy to carry and will allow users greater flexibility and movement as they can conduct blood ......read more

    Minister of Health and Prevention meets with representatives of private medical centers and specialty hospitals at Arab Health 2017

    UAE, February 1, 2017 - H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health & Prevention has met with a number of representatives from international healthcare companies and specialty hospitals on the sidelines of the Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, the latest edition of the Middle East’s largest healthcare exhibition and medical congress, which opened last January 30 and will run until February 2, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). The meetings discussed a wide range of opportunities for cooperation and the establishment of ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention unveils direct appointment service on Smart Patient Portal

    UAE, February 1, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced the launch of direct medical appointments booking through its Smart Patient Portal during its participation at Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017 which will run until February 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The move is in line with the Ministry’s efforts to offer world-class services to its customers to complement the shift towards smart governance.    Available as a smartphone application on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store, the Smart Patient Portal is a protected site ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention facilitates visit of medical students to Arab Health

    UAE, February 1, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention recently organized a visit of medical students from Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU) and the University of Sharjah to Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017, taking place until February 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center. The educational trip was the part of a training program for the outstanding students to get a deeper insight about the latest technology, medical devices, and international healthcare companies participating in the largest healthcare event in the MENA region. H.E. Awad ......read more

    Robotic surgery at Arab Health Exhibition

    AMMT to display range of innovative products  Medical robots market is expected to reach USD 11.4 Billion by 2020 DUBAI, February 1, 2017:  Arabian Millennium Medical Trading (AMMT), one of the largest companies in the Middle East engaged in providing fully integrated solutions for medical industry, unveiled a first-of-its-kind surgical robotic system, which will transform healthcare, at the ongoing Arab Health Exhibition and Congress at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Senhance Surgical Robotic System, presented during the exhibition at AMMT’s ......read more

    Medcare introduces QFR technology in the Middle East, revolutionizing angiography procedures for accurately detecting coronary artery disease

    The technology is being brought in as part of a new Cardiac catheterization laboratory being launched by Medcare. This will be the first such facility for heart patients at Aster DM Healthcare group. The new non-invasive procedure will eliminate the need of repeatedly using drugs and/or pressure wire insertions into the patient’s blood vessels. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 February 2017:  Medcare, the premium healthcare division of Aster DM Healthcare, has announced the launch of its first state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory (Cath lab), expanding its ......read more

    Myths about Prostate Cancer

    Dubai, UAE, February 1, 2017:  Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent cancers among adult men in the UAE. In the larger conversation about male organs and glands, the prostate gland often gets overlooked. Part of the male reproductive system, located under the bladder in front of the rectum and surrounding the beginning of the urethra, the prostate is actually a small gland. As a key part of the male reproductive system the prostate gland produces and secretes fluid into the semen. Despite its small size and limited function however, the prostate gland too can become ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention to showcase interactive health services using artificial intelligence

    UAE, January 31, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of a new set of innovative health services featuring futuristic technology solutions – particularly artificial intelligence (AI) during its participation at Arab Health 2017, which is currently being held until February 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Center.  The technologies are part of ongoing expansions for its innovative health services, including the Health Information Systems, which is focused on harnessing technology and digital innovation for the healthcare sector and ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and Arab Health forge strategic partnership to strengthen the future of 3D medical printing in Dubai

    3D medical printing zone at Arab Health to highlight Dubai’s aim and strategy to become an international leader in 3D medical printing by 2021 Dubai, UAE, 31 January 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Arab Health Exhibition & Congress announced today that they have forged a strategic partnership that gives healthcare professionals in the region a revolutionary insight into the future of 3D medical printing. With the theme ‘Fast Forward 2030’, the 3D Medical Printing Zone at Arab Health features the latest pioneering technologies in 3D medical printing, ......read more

    GE Healthcare Partners announces strategic collaborations to transform region's healthcare delivery

    Partnering with Saudi Ministry of Health to drive digitization for achieving measurable improvements in quality of patient care and cost Expanding capabilities to deliver patient-centered programs with acquisition of two leading healthcare consultancies:  Finnamore and Camden Group Signing MoU with Dubai Health Authority to create centers of excellence and share experience in use of big data for predictive analytical capability  Dubai, UAE, February 1, 2017:  GE Healthcare Partners, GE Healthcare’s advisory arm, has announced several strategic partnership ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to launch Blood Donation App in 2017.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority’s ( DHA’s) Blood Donation Centre  is putting the power to save lives in the palm of the users' hand. The DHA displayed at The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, a new app for iPhone and android which makes it easier to find a time and place to make a blood donation. The app is part of the Smart Integrated Donation management system that the Authority has adopted which is based on world leading technology (Hemasoft).  “The new system and smart application will help ......read more

    Future of Hospital Infrastructure is Modular: KEF-TAHPI at Arab Health 2017

    Showcases flagship MEITRA Hospital from stand OS-E10 at Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre Hospital is up to 80 percent offsite-constructed, scheduled to launch in April 2017  Dubai-UAE: 1 February, 2017:  KEF-TAHPI Design Studio, has confirmed growing interest in its revolutionary ‘catalogue hospitals’ concept from emerging markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East regions. A joint venture of KEF Holdings, the UAE-based multinational diversified group that specializes in innovative offsite manufacturing technology, and Australia-based ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches ‘Health Mirror service' and latest lab device for blood analysis

    UAE, January 31, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched the latest ‘Health Mirror service’ and the newest device for laboratory analysis of blood samples as part of its efforts to offer innovative services to the general public. The unveiling was made during its participation at the ‘Arab Health 2017’ exhibition and conference held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from January 30 to February 2, 2017. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention - Hospitals Sector, said this development reflects the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention signs MoU with Australia's Monash University

    UAE, January 31, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Monash University of Australia on the sidelines of the Ministry’s participation at Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017 being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The agreement will facilitate the establishment of graduate programs for professional development and continuing education in the fields of medicine and health to accelerate the development and career advancement of health care professionals.   H.E. Awad Sagher Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for the ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention signs MoU with RAK Hospital

    UAE, January 31, 2017- On the sidelines of Arab Health Exhibition and Congress 2017, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the RAK Hospital, a multispecialty healthcare facility in Ras Al Khaimah. The partnership is aimed at benefitting patients in the emirate with limited by helping them to prevent blindness through early detection of eye diseases.  The MoU was signed by Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and Dr. Raza ......read more

    GCC Health 2.0: Tackling diabetes and obesity in an age of digital acceleration

    About this report GCC Health 2.0: Tackling diabetes and obesity in an age of digital acceleration is a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by EY. It explores the role of technology in preventing and managing diabetes and obesity in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, highlighting the potential impact on patients and the healthcare system. The report is based on desk research and interviews with medical experts and technology providers conducted by The EIU in November 2016. The insights from these interviews appear throughout the report. The EIU would ......read more

    DHA to adopt 3D printed technology in dentistry

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2017:  This year, Dubai Health Authority’s Dental Services department will begin using 3D printed technology to print 3D model of teeth for producing prosthesis, said a top health official at the Arab Health Congress 2017, which began today. The use of this technology is the beginning of the Authority’s ambitious plans to use 3D printing in all fields of healthcare.  Dubai has already seen the inauguration of the world’s first 3D-printed office building — the “Office of the Future” which is near ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority participates in Arab Health 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 30, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority displayed its latest medical services and applications at the Arab Health Congress 2017. The smart applications that the authority is displaying include a Blood Donation App, which will ease the process and guide residents who wish to donate blood and an institutional performance-measuring system, which ensures transparency and precision in evaluating project effectiveness. His Excellency, Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “Dubai has ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals UAE Human Genome Project at ‘Arab Health 2017' in Dubai

    UAE, January 30, 2017– The Ministry of Health and Prevention has unveiled the UAE Human Genome Project during the ‘Arab Health 2017’ conference in Dubai in a bid to harness the power of genetic science and adopt modern and innovative techniques on DNA profiling and gene sequencing. By identifying genetic fingerprint, the project seeks to prevent the spread of non-communicable diseases in the country, including obesity, diabetes, blood pressure, cancer, and asthma, and use genetic factors as a basis for developing personalized treatment for each patient.  Dr. Youssif ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention signs MoU with Hoffman-La Roche to fight cancer in UAE

    UAE, January 30, 2017– The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced that it recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Swiss multinational pharmaceutical firm Hoffman-La Roche with specialties in treating tumors, among others. The agreement aims to address the growing number of cancer cases in the UAE and reduce death rates by 25 per cent by the end of 2021 as part of the Ministry's efforts to find innovative cancer treatments and ensure that health services are on par with international best practices. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary ......read more

    10% growth in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in Jafza

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2017:  The healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa, grew by 10% to 314 companies in 2016 compared to 284 during the previous year. The value of trade in the sector rose to AED 13.3 billion in 2015, emphasising Dubai’s growing significance in the regional medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry and the key role of Jafza in attracting investors in the industry.   To showcase the growing ......read more

    UNICEF Presents ‘Baby-Friendly Hospital' Certificate to Dubai Hospital

    Dubai, UAE, 29 January, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today celebrated the Baby Friendly Hospital status given to Dubai Hospital by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at a ceremony held at the hospital. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), launched in 1991, is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF to encourage and implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. This global effort ensures that all maternities whether free standing or in a hospital, become centres of breastfeeding support. In ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention signs strategic agreement with Purehealth

    UAE, January 29, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Purehealth, a market leading company for technology-driven solutions, to establish a unified medical and health record system. Both parties have entered a strategic future partnership with the aim of establishing a National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) for the UAE. The MoU was signed by H.E. Awad Sagher Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Support Services Sector, and Farhan Malik, General Manager of Purehealth. ......read more

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