Key subjects at the conference: reducing pre-term birth, maternal nutrition, gynecologic cancers, IVF, advances in prenatal diagnosis; role of vitamin D in fertility, innovations in medical abortion, menopause and metabolic syndrome.
More than 800 experts to converge at the 3-day FIGO Regional Conference of Middle East & Africa
Over 40 speakers from world over, including the ministers from MENA region
Globally, post-partum hemorrhage accounts for about 35% of all maternal deaths, one of the leading causes of maternal mortality
March 22, 2018 Dubai, UAE: With focus on the ethics and practices concerning women’s physical, mental and reproductive health; the upcoming FIGO Regional Conference of Middle East & Africa will raise many poignant issues.
Having member societies in 130 ......read more
Dubai, March 20, 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, ICJR Middle East 2018 will hold its sixth edition from March 22 – 24 at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai.
The sixth edition of ICJR will focus on technological advancements and create inroads towards the next steps in joint reconstruction. This year, ICJR ME 2018 attracts over 1500 delegates including prominent speakers, orthopedic surgeons, trainees, nurses and students from more than 50 countries. The event features a three-day conference with seminars, free papers and abstracts on surgical techniques and advanced tips on Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Sports Injuries and Ask the experts sessions; alongside running a Cadaver ......read more
The initiative successfully screened 1315 participants in Dubai and Sharjah detecting 16 positive results since it started in 2015
‘Screen and Survive’ supports an element of the UAE Vision 2021 in which the country aims to be one of the world's best in providing quality and sustainable healthcare services
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 March, 2018: Zulekha Healthcare Group launched today its ‘Screen and Survive’ campaign in its third edition in the honourable presence of His Excellency Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman of Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority. The campaign offers free screenings that are open to the public including residents and visitors from March 12th till April 30th 2018. The campaign aims to support the UAE’s national target of ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 13 March 2018 – Keeping abreast of trade partners’ health status through their published reports on the website of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), the Department of Animal Development & Health at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued a temporary ban on live birds from Bulgaria.
The move follows reports of an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus in Bulgaria. MOCCAE announced that it has taken the following precautionary measures:
Temporarily banned the import of all species of domestic and wild live birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their non-heat-treated by-products from Bulgaria.
Banned the import of poultry meat and non-heat-treated products and table eggs from the region of Dobric, ......read more
CMRC’s ICU Rehab Symposium 2018 sheds light on the importance of Post-Acute Rehabilitation and Post-Acute Care
Dubai, 11 March 2018: The Cambridge ICU Rehab Symposium 2018, organized by Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center, UAE’s leading rehabilitation and post-acute care provider, was held at The Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City. The symposium, which was attended by over 150 healthcare professionals from the GCC and surrounding regions, was the first of its kind platform in the UAE that covered unique and multidisciplinary approach discussions in providing early and comprehensive rehabilitation for critically ill patients.
The event featured keynote lectures and symposia, that shed light on various aspects of ICU clinical care, with emphasis on the rehabilitation of ......read more
British Orchard Nursery educate parents on Sleep Therapy for Children
Sleep deprivation can result in lack of retention power, hyperactivity and violent outburst, affects concentration and slows down problem solving skills
One hour of sleep loss at night can set back cognitive abilities by two years
March 11, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Sleeping is a learnt behaviour and parents should begin setting a sleep pattern for toddlers as young as six to eight weeks old for optimum developmental growth, advise experts. Understanding the need for proper sleep among toddlers and children, the British Orchard Nursery organised a ‘sleep therapy session’ to educate parents on importance of a full night, restful sleep in youngsters. The session highlighted the various ways to inculcate good sleeping habits to help parents ......read more
UAE is among the first countries in the world to introduce the first targeted biologics
The incidence of atopic dermatitis has increased by 2- to 3-fold during the past decades in industrialized countries
Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2018 – Under the patronage of the Emirates Dermatology Society, Sanofi today announced the launch of an innovative therapy, that is seen to significantly help adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD). After receiving a fast-track approval by the Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE is one of the first few countries in the world to make the therapy available to patients.
“Launching healthcare innovations in the UAE is high on the agenda of the Ministry of Health & Prevention, and we have taken significant steps in the past years to ......read more
Telemedicine use to be the key component of the alliance, will bring best affordable care to patients
UAE healthcare group’s collaboration with leading US healthcare provider will bring expertise in clinical operations, educational services, and digital innovation
March 8th, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Continuing its efforts to bring world-class expertise and clinical care to the doorstep of UAE residents, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) based Arabian Healthcare Group has formed a strategic alliance with Dignity Health, one of the largest healthcare providers based in the United States.Through this collaboration, the Arabian Healthcare Group and its subsidiaries that include flagship RAK Hospital, RAK Medical Centers, RAK Diabetes Centers and several other entities, will provide more advanced medical services in the area of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 7, 2018: Doctors at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed women’s health issues to mark International Women’s Day, which takes place every year on the 8th of March.
Doctors from Dubai Health Authority highlighted that despite massive advances in maternal health; one of the biggest challenge facing women of childbearing age in this region is obesity.
Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “Many women are now benefitting from massive improvements in care during pregnancy and childbirth introduced in the last century. Advances in gynaecological fields including laparoscopy and fertility treatments have presented various advanced treatment options that were not available previously. However, as gynaecologists the biggest challenge in terms of women’s ......read more
UAE, March 5, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular directing doctors practicing in the UAE private medical facilities to issue an electronic or printed medical prescription instead of handwritten ones within six months from the circular’s issuance date. The move will prevent the error of giving wrong medicines to patients by pharmacists due to illegible handwriting on prescriptions, which could lead to wrong medications being dispensed or incorrect doses recommended and this could in some cases cause serious complications. The circular is addressed to the directors of medical districts, managers of private and public medical facilities, private medical practitioners, and managers of private pharmacies.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health ......read more
Research finds that 90% of individuals in the UAE are sleep deprived
46.42% per cent of individuals sleep for seven hours per nighti
Studies reveal that 24% of UAE residents suffer from sleep disorders
Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018: Experts at Medcare are urging individuals to recognise symptoms of sleep disorders and take timely action to avoid negative effects of sleep deprivation on physical and emotional wellbeing.
“Sleep deprivation is a serious concern affecting a great majority of individuals residing in the UAE. Unfortunately, many patients are unaware of the fact that sleep deprivation can lead to sleep disorders, and ignore symptoms,” said Dr. Hady Jerdak, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine at Medcare Hospital. “A lack of sleep can ......read more
In 2017, 17.3% of the UAE population between the ages of 20 and 79 had type 2 diabetes and 30% of deaths in UAE are due to cardiovascular disease
Type 2 Diabetes has a major public health impact due to rapid economic growth, sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets which are all characteristic to the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28 February 2018- Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, recently held a symposium in collaboration with the Emirates Diabetes Society. The event, which was organized within the Diabetes and Ramadan International Alliance (DAR), where Boehringer Ingelheim addressed the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes and the link with cardiovascular disease.
The medical gathering brought ......read more
Arab nationals suffer from one of the highest rates of genetic disease in the world
Rare disease day is marked on the last day of February every year. This year’s theme is ‘Research’
27 February 2018, Dubai, UAE: This Rare Disease Day, experts are calling for increased research to unlock the answer to rare diseases which will, in turn, help the 25 million patients from the Middle East living with rare disease .
There are more than 6000 known rare diseases, of different prevalence rates, and this number is continuously growing . Most rare diseases are caused by a genetic defect, which means that children are born with the condition and will not get better by themselves. The symptoms of rare disease can often be very serious, making patients very sick or causing disabilities that ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 26, 2018: Hikma Medical Center, one of the leading dental care facilities in Abu Dhabi, participated in the TEDxMIS conference that was held recently in Bahamas. The world-renowned independently-organized TED event - TEDxMIS featured the world's leading thinkers and doers in the field of Implant Dentistry.
Making the most of this opportunity to present Hikma Medical Center’s world-class capabilities, extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of dentistry, Dr. Anas Aloum, Consultant in Prosthodontics & Aesthetics at Hikma Medical Center spoke about “Disease- Free Dentistry”. He delved deep into the subject to explain the effects and potential risks of developing various dental diseases due to cosmetic dentistry procedures. Dr. Anas went on to seek the attention of ......read more
New Sweat Hub DRYP in Dubai Marina hosts open weekend on 2nd & 3rd March with complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies
Dubai, UAE, February 24, 2018: DRYP – literally the hottest new fitness centre in Dubai, opens in Dubai Marina this coming weekend, 2nd and 3rd March, and to celebrate they are offering a schedule of complimentary classes and delicious raw vegan bites and smoothies from the DRYP Kitchen.
Choose between any of the following classes:
Friday 2nd March
10.30am Hot Yoga Classic (90 mins)
12.30pm Hot Yoga Sculpt (60 mins)
4pm Hot Yoga Classic (90 mins)
Saturday 3rd March
10.30am Hot Yoga Classic (90 mins)
12.00pm Hot Yoga Express (60 mins)
5.00pm Hot Yoga Sculpt (60 mins)
6.30pm Hot Yoga ......read more
German Medical Center FZ-LLC story of the miraculous birth.
German Medical Center FZ-LLC specialize in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and beyond, all within a single, clinically-integrated network, German Medical Center medical professionals reform all vital aspects of your healthcare.
German Medical Center FZ-LLC located at Dubai Healthcare City, Ibn Sina Building 27, Block B, Clinic 302 & 404.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 22, 2018: German Medical Center the Dubai-based leading medical center specialize in Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and beyond share the miraculous birth story.
“From the hopes and fears of the real-life ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2018: German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, introduces its medical expertise to the topic of Osteosarcoma.
Osteosarcoma is a malignancy that affects the bones and is rare in children, but bone sarcoma is one of the three malignant tumors after leukemia and lymphoma in adolescents and adults. This tumor stems from rapid growth of cells in sites surrounding the bone, such as cartilage, fibroblasts, bone-forming cells, and more.
Providing the right medical attention to persons suffering pulmonary or osteoarthritic diseases, German Medical Center provides state-of-the-art technology to effective test, diagnose and treat cancer and malignant ......read more
Innovative mobile App, Tawari, promises rapid medical assistance
SHARJAH, Feb 20 , 2018 – A new mobile App promises patients with chronic illness reduced waiting time at hospital and easy way to call an ambulance. Developed by a student of Skyline University College Sharjah, the App called ‘Tawari’ is currently on display at the Sharjah Center for Astronomy and Space Sciences as part of the UAE Innovation Month being celebrated in Sharjah from February 15-21.
The App is one of the 12 innovative projects that have advanced to the final stage of the Innovation Competition organized as part of the third International Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program.
Dr Kakul Agha, who teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Skyline University and mentor of the innovative ......read more
On February 28, riders, doctors and volunteers begin a 7-day mission across the UAE
First mobile mammography clinic in the world will offer free breast examinations to UAE citizens and residents through the year
The AED15 million mammography unit is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment and latest technologies to offer breast and cervical cancer tests
Dr Sawsan Al Madhi: The Pink Caravan’s permanent mobile clinic signals a fruition of seven years of breast cancer awareness efforts.
Sharjah, February 19, 2018: The Pink Caravan Ride’s higher organising committee held a press conference in Sharjah today (Monday) to announce that the eighth edition of the annual pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative will be accompanied by a mobile mammography unit that will offer free, ......read more
Pure Health will build the entire software platform and hardware infrastructure for the Riayati program
DUBAI - February 19, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and ruler of Dubai, launched the Riayati Platform, the United Arab Emirates National Unified Medical Records program.
Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare solutions provider has been mandated to Develop, operate and manage the innovative initiative, the company announced during Medlab 2018. The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has signed an agreement with Pure Health to build the entire software platform and hardware infrastructure for managing the Riayati program.
Riayati is part of the UAE Vision 2021, in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid ......read more
…and 22% would give up their partner!
United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018: Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner!
Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits; half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60% will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking ......read more
A Highly Relevant Evidence-Based Course for Those Working in a High Stress Environment, Or For Those Responsible for Supporting Other Adults or Adolescents Facing Mental Health Difficulties.
Courses Beginning on February 26th, 2018
Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018: Global awareness of mental health issues and its impact on both self and society has never been more prevalent. In a high speed, modern world, self-care and productivity can be at risk when both individuals and organizations fail to recognize the need for managing mental and emotional challenges within themselves or their workforce.
With working hours increasingly becoming lost to mental health crises, the importance of recognizing and managing the signs and symptoms of such amongst colleagues and staff is greater than ......read more
UAE, February 17, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued six circulars to the relevant bodies to withdraw a baby food product which could be contaminated with Salmonella according to the request of the manufacturer; The circular also warns against the use of unlicensed addiction remedies and against the use of some cosmetics containing a high concentration of mercury, a herbal formula for weight loss, nutritional supplements that cause high blood pressure and skin whitening products. The Ministry requested the concerned parties to take necessary measures to withdraw the products from the market and prevent their circulation and import, if available. These products are not registered with the Drug Department at MOHAP.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 14, 2018: German Medical Center, a Dubai-based specialized healthcare facility with remarkable staff committed to providing top-notch medical services and ensuring a satisfactory experience for patients, taps into a pool of important information on diabetic health, with diabetes being the most common chronic condition in the UAE.
There are two main kinds of diabetes: type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. More than 90% of all people with diabetes have type 2.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when the pancreas cannot make insulin. Everyone with type 1 diabetes requires insulin injections. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin or the body does not use insulin properly. People with type 2 diabetes usually have a family history of this condition and are most ......read more
The way we are working is not working with 87% employees that are disengaged at work
Burnt-out employees are 30% more likely to quit their jobs
75% of all healthcare costs and issues are stress-related and therefore preventable
Women in high-pressured jobs have a 40% greater risk of heart disease and 60% greater risk of diabetes
Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018 – At the World Government Summit 2018, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global asked women to redesign the world they want to inherit.
“We are working in a world where to be constantly ‘switched on’ is rewarded, where burnout equals success, where we forget to recharge ourselves but not our phones, where we take better care of our devices than ourselves, a world where we are losing sleep and our ......read more
Aetna International calls on health care providers and insurers globally to develop better wellness, prevention and antimicrobial resistance strategies
Antimicrobial resistance causes 700,000 deaths per year globally – without action, the death toll could reach 10 million by 2050
Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance
31 January, United Arab Emirates: Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 ......read more
Improved Bone Marrow Transplants, Gene Therapies, and New Medications Will Mean Longer, Healthier Lives for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia Patients, Cleveland Clinic Physician Tells Arab Health Congress
January 31st 2018, DUBAI: A series of clinical breakthroughs will revolutionize treatment of genetic blood disorders and increase the life expectancy of children diagnosed with sickle cell disease and thalassemia, a leading physician said today during the Arab Health Congress in Dubai.
Dr. Rabi Hanna, M.D., a specialist in pediatric hematology, oncology, and blood and ......read more
The state-of-the-art Fakeeh University Hospital will provide tertiary and secondary care to the growing community in DSO and its neighboring areas.
DUBAI – January 30, 2018: Saudi Arabia's leading healthcare provider Fakeeh Care has signed an agreement with Emitac Healthcare Solutions (EHS), a leading solutions provider in the MENA region, to provide advanced turnkey healthcare solutions to its Fakeeh University Hospital [FUH], a state-of-the-art hospital and medical university project being developed at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) integrated free zone Technology ......read more
For the first time ever in an Emirati patient, doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital utilised a pioneering heart technique to save baby Omar’s life, which non-surgically replaces pulmonary heart valves using a modified stented valve
Omar’s parents have fought for their baby’s survival ever since he was born premature with a rare congenital heart disease: “Omar is the living testimony for life. We are parents and we never quit; we always keep fighting”, says Omar’s mother.
30 January 2018, Dubai, UAE: Parents of an Emirati ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2018: Maternal age is the one of the most important factors to help identify a woman's odds of having a baby. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, recent analysis of the patient demographics reveal that of every 1000 patients that come to the clinic, the age group of 20 to 30 is also witnessing a surge in both, male and female infertility factors. The average percentage from this group is almost 15% of the total patient count which is the second highest. It is also noted that there has been a steady increase in female ......read more
Agreement part of the Ministry’s ambitious plans for enhanced healthcare provision across the Emirates
Partnership will draw on Mubadala Healthcare’s expertise across a range of clinical areas through its network of world class healthcare services
Jan 30th, 2018 - ABU DHABI (UAE) – The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore cooperation across eight key healthcare pillars.
The agreement will see ......read more
UAE, January 29, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has made a historic achievement by becoming the first institution in the world to use a smart application to help treat chronic or recurrent depression, or multiple depressive disorder, associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) for patients over 18 years old. The app was launched to provide social and psychological support to patients. The announcement was done during the Ministry’s participation at this year’s Arab Health Exhibition and Conference in Dubai currently running until February 1, 2018.
Using artificial ......read more
Dr. Mfed Mosely, Consultant Neonatologist & Pediatrician at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain explains how fever is often your child’s friend
UAE, 29th January, 2018: It’s 3 am. Your 1-year-old child is upset and crying. And… he is hot. The thermometer reads 38.9 C. You’re nervous. Your child is nervous. Fever can feel like your family’s, well… enemy.
Believe it or not, and despite the fear and trepidation often associated with it, fever is often your child’s friend. Fever revs up the body’s immune system and activates ......read more
UAE is world’s fastest growing medical tourism hub with total health expenditure allocation jumping from current USD 23 billion to USD 28 billion by 2021
Gulf Dentex 2018, will be held in October from 22nd to 24th in ADNEC in Abu Dhabi
Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018: Indian Dental Association (IDA), 2nd largest dental association in the world and Al Fajer Information & Services, the leading UAE-based exhibition and conference organizer held a press conference at Conrad Dubai today (Monday, January 29th 2018) to announce the inaugural edition of Arab International ......read more
One in five UAE residents suffer from arthritis
World renowned American Knee implant designer and patent holder of “Arabic Knee” in the Middle East, Dr. William Hodge joins the hospital to offer the innovative procedure; has treated over 100,000 joint patients worldwide using the therapy
The revolutionary regenerative therapy, which uses patient’s own stem cells is natural, allows quicker recovery and is far less invasive
Particularly useful for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, knee injury, torn cartilage or tendons and rotator ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the DHA online media channel during his tour of the 43rd edition of the Arab Health Congress.
The DHA online media channel known as Sahaa Wa Saada (Health and Happiness) can be downloaded from the app store or google play. The app is called DHA Media and provides users with a wide variety of content such as live coverage of DHA’s conferences and events, prevention tips ......read more
HD Steth Offers Next-Gen Smart Stethoscope with Integrated EKG
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: At Arab Health, HD Medical Inc. will debut and demonstrate HD Steth™ a next generation Smart Stethoscope featuring an integrated EKG for instant and accurate cardiac diagnosis. For the first time it is possible to simultaneously capture and visualize heart sounds and EKG waveforms for detecting structural, electrical, mechanical and ischemic cardiac abnormalities.
HD Steth transforms the way medicine is practiced at the point of care with real-time Bluetooth transmission of ......read more
UAE, January 28, 2018 - H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, received a plaque from the Joint Commission International (JCI) following the accreditation of 213 UAE-based health centers. The accreditation marked another milestone in the UAE’s efforts to become a global leader in line with the UAE National Agenda leading to UAE Vision 2021. The plaque was bestowed on the Minister in recognition of his leadership as the Ministry continues to take strategic steps to apply the highest international standards.
Dr. Mark R. Chassin, The Joint ......read more
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Raising Awareness During Glaucoma Awareness Month
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 28, 2018: Glaucoma is one of the UAE’s leading causes of blindness, often going unnoticed until it causes loss of vision, and specialists at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are urging residents to get regular testing.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and health organizations are joining together to share information about the condition. Globally, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, with more than 60 million people suffering from the disease ......read more
306 sector companies in freezone with plans to grow the industry
Dubai, 27 January 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the MENA region, will be showcasing the growth opportunities it offers to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry at the Arab Health 2018 Conference and Exhibition from 29 January to 1 February.
Jafza is home to some of the world’s leading healthcare multinationals and is taking part in the region’s largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals highlighting its strengths ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018: The second round of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic witnessed the support of the OMEGA brand ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia for Breast Cancer Awareness
Both, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia teed off his second round at the Emirates Golf Club wearing a pink t-shirt in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic (ODDC) on the pleasant morning of January 26th.
As title sponsor of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, OMEGA's commitment and long-standing support for men and women in sport was clearly on ......read more
Diabetic retinopathy check-ups possible without visiting an ophthalmologist.
All diabetic clinics across DHA primary healthcare centres have installed digital retinal cameras, images are sent to ophthalmologists in Dubai Hospital via telemedicine.
Headache clinics across Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centre use telemedicine and family physicians to coordinate with neurologists from Rashid Hospital.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 24, 2018: In a move to ensure convenience for patients, DHA is focusing on further strengthening its telemedicine ......read more
Cervical cancer is the most preventable female cancer, yet is the 7th leading cause of death for females in the UAE. As early detection greatly improves treatment success, National Reference Laboratory encourages the 1.8 million women in the UAE, at risk of developing cervical cancer, to visit their doctor and ensure that screening is part of their routine healthcare.
Abu Dhabi, January 24th 2018 – National Reference Laboratory (NRL), a Mubadala Investment Company, is encouraging all females to follow the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), and the Department ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, 23 January, 2018: 54-year-old, Ahmed Falahis has been able to recover and improve quality of life after suffering with a 38 centimetre infectious lesions on his right thigh for over 10 years. He was diagnosed with angiomatosis on his limb which occupied an entire region and extended over multiple layers of skin and subcuits.
The patient suffered with the benign tumour for years which now began to grow very quickly over the past year, this rapid growth projected a high risk of losing the entire lower limb due to infections. The thought of undergoing a surgery ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 21018: The Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of the 1st Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum, which will take on 20-21 February, in Dubai.
The forum’s theme is “Reimagining Experience” .World experts will gather for the two-day event to discuss the latest trends in health tourism, methodologies to ensure patient protection, patient insurance, ways to enhance patient experience and strategies to create an overall environment that fosters medical tourism.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, ......read more
Foundation Holdings has consolidated a transaction to acquire and launch a new organization, Right Health
Services approximately 450,000 patients with over 200 medical and administrative staff
Aims to touch over one million lives by 2022
Dubai-UAE: 22 January, 2018 – Foundation Holdings, a global strategic investment firm focused on building sustainable industry-defining companies in the impactful healthcare, education and consumer sectors, today announced the launch of Right Health, the UAE’s largest and fastest-growing value healthcare ......read more
Learn to recognize early signs of diabetes to avoid complications, warn doctors
RAK Hospital’s Blue Ring Challenge screened thousands of people across UAE; several diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, with few apparent signs
A RAK taxi driver with dangerous sugar levels at 500 was provided immediate treatment.
Symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, weight gain followed by weight loss, blurry vision, irritability, increased thirst and hunger and frequent urination
January 22, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Hundreds of residents in the UAE could be suffering from ......read more
UAE, 21 January 2018– Cerner Middle East and Africa will showcase its leading health care innovations during Arab Health 2018, the latest edition of the largest annual gathering of health care and trade professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region taking place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“With many MENA governments currently racing to transform the health care experience for patients and creating more proactive plans for their communities, Arab Health provides an ideal platform for unveiling best ......read more
UAE, January 20, 2018 - The United Arab Emirates (UAE), with its more than 213 health facilities, has been ranked number one in the number of internationally accredited facilities by the Joint Commission International (JCI), once again highlighting its series of achievements and indices geared towards accomplishing the aspirations of the UAE Vision 2021 in order to strengthen its position on the global competitiveness map and take the lead in many international reports and indicators.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) successfully obtained international accreditation for a ......read more
Meets youngest nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai
Twinkle Khanna discusses education for girls with Oxford student Malala Yousafzai
Pad Man becomes the first Indian film to be showcased at The Oxford Union
‘Making a movie a movement’, Pad Man aims to put an end to the social taboo surrounding menstruation
Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2018: Bestselling female Indian author, film producer and woman empowerment champion Twinkle Khanna, joined a canon of esteemed cultural, political and high profile figures as she addressed students at The Oxford ......read more
Dubai, UAE – January 17, 2018: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress (EROC) started today at the InterContinental Hotel, Festival City.
The Congress is held in association with Austrian ORLHead & Neck Society, contributing the finest speakers and experts in high-precision specializations to add more value to the congress.
The congress was inaugurated in the presence of ......read more
1300 square meters to present 130 French Companies
30% of new exhibitors to introduce a whole new range of expertise in hospital furnishings & equipment, hygiene and risk prevention, diagnostics and implants
United Arab Emirates;January 17,2018: 130 French companies will be participating in the Middle East's largest healthcare exhibition from 29 January to 1 February 2018 on the French Pavilion. 33 companies will be visiting Dubai for the first time. Occupying an exhibition space of almost 1,300 m2, they will showcase their expertise in a wide variety of ......read more
Several other important IT initiatives in the road map in 2018.
Revamping the online health facilities and medical professionals licensing system among the initiatives for 2018.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will create a unique immunization record for each individual in Dubai to improve preventative care, said a top health official on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Health Forum.
Amani Al Jassmi, Director of Information Technology at the DHA, said: “The initiative is known as HASANA and it will ......read more
Dubai, January 16, 2018: Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare solutions provider and the Sarstedt Group Germany announced that the two companies have entered into a 3-year exclusive distribution agreement for the United Arab Emirates. In a unified vision to advance patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through advanced blood collection solutions. The goal is to improve the overall laboratory testing quality and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across the UAE in the field of laboratory testing.
The agreement ensures the UAE ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 2nd edition of the Dubai Health Forum took place today.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the forum in presence of senior officials including H.E Lt. Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim , Deputy chairman of Police and Public Security.
More than 35 international health experts from 18 countries have come ......read more
Medeor 24x7 International hospital, Al Ain takes a look at why do some doctors tell their patients they have polycystic ovarian syndrome, but others don’t?
Dubai, UAE: 14th January, 2018: There are certain guidelines on the features that should be present in order for someone to be diagnosed with PCOS “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”. An ovary that has more than 10 follicles is considered to be a “polycystic ovary.” Approximately 25 to 30% of all women will have ovaries that meet this definition. But 25 to 30% of all women DO NOT have PCOS ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2018: Nearly one in two patients at Dubai Hospital’s nephrology department seeking dialysis treatment for kidney disease are diabetic.
As per 2016 statistics, the hospital performed about 33,000 dialysis sessions for about 250 patients. Of these, diabetics make up 45 to 48 per cent of the total number of patients on dialysis.
In 2017, the hospital performed about 35,337 dialysis sessions for about 260 patients. Of these, 45 to 48 per cent were diabetic.
Dr Amna Khalifa Al Hadari, head of the nephrology ......read more
Sight Me 3 to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from Feb 13-15, 2018
Sharjah, 11 January ,2018: Expo Centre Sharjah will host the third edition of Sight ME, the region’s only exhibition for visual disability technologies from February 13 to 15, 2018.
The first of its kind event for the blind and visually impaired in the region, the exhibition which is organized by the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired.
“This is very significant event for the entire region and Expo Centre Sharjah is proud to host the third edition of the show, especially since it supports ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018: A high-level meeting chaired by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed a number of important short and long term measures to reduce patient waiting-time across all DHA facilities.
Al Qutami also highlighted that the patient journey, patient satisfaction and happiness is a top priority.
The meeting was attended top executives from the DHA’s various sectors, hospitals, primary healthcare centres and included members from the innovation and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2018: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children will begin expansion of its facilities this year, said a top health official.
The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department.
Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital in the Emirate.
Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “The expansion of the labour suite is to increase capacity and further create a patient-centric and family-centric environment in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2018: Precision medicine, genomics research, lifestyle management and Artificial Intelligence (AI), are some of the topics that will be discussed at the Dubai Health Forum in January 2018, said a top health official.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of DHA, earlier announced that the forum will be held from January 15-16 featuring over 33 international speakers from 22 countries.
“The forum is in alignment with the goals of the Dubai Health Strategy 2021 and will showcase new technology and innovations ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 04, 2018: Pure Health Medical Supplies and Immucor Inc. have signed a five-year exclusive distribution agreement for the UAE. In a unified vision for advanced patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through reagents, scalable automation and data management solutions. The goal is to improve the overall patient experience and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across UAE in the field of transfusion and transplantation diagnostics.
The agreement ensures the UAE gets the latest in diagnostics technology leading to improved ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018: MEDICAL TUBING is specialised in clean-room thermoplastic extrusion of flexible tubing and flexible plastic sheets used to manufacture medical pouches. MEDICAL TUBING is the only French manufacturer offering medical PVC compounds, tubes and sheets for medical sector players: laboratories and manufacturers of medical devices.
Operating in the medical sector for 30 years, MEDICAL TUBING has its own compounding unit thanks to which it is able to offer a wide range of raw materials and medical-grade PVC compounds, including phthalate-free. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018: On February 5-9, 2018, CML-ID will be exhibiting at the France Pavilion at MEDLAB Dubai. Specializing in the development, manufacture and distribution of medical devices, consumables, equipment and services, the group will present its comprehensive offering for clinical laboratories. CML-ID's range includes a full pre-analytical offering. CML-ID's pre-analytical solutions address all the factors that might influence sample results prior to analysis. Sampling quality and sample transport are two of the strategic challenges facing ......read more
With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East.
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a majority equity stake (60%), the TAC Home Healthcare division specializes in the distribution of respiratory equipments and sleep disorder diagnosis services for patients suffering from respiratory ......read more
IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase
Dubai, UAE, 30 December 2017: The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate. According to the DHA report entitled ‘Dubai Annual Health Statistical Report 2016,’ in 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children a woman would have during her reproductive years, in the ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 28, 2017: The Public Health Department of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has carried out a needs assessment for ophthalmological and cancer care in the Emirate.
Dr. Muhammad Wasif Alam, Director Public Health and Safety Department at the DHA, said: “Before we start any program or initiative or even develop a policy, we need to understand if the program/initiative is needed or is it already going on by other organization, so that duplication is avoided. This is called doing a Situational Analysis. However, it may not give enough ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the New Year Holidays which fall on 31st December and 1st January 2018.
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 these hospitals will be functional round-the-clock on all days.
All clinics at Dubai Hospital, Rashid ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with SRG Holdings Limited to build a specialized dialysis centre in Al Barsha area in Dubai.
The funds for the design and construction of the Dubai Dialysis Centre will be donated by SRG Holdings Limited.
The Centre will have 60 rooms, of which 42 will be patient rooms and 18 will be private rooms to serve the needs of patients who are suffering from kidney failure and need dialysis. The centre will also provide state-of-the-art preventive services in the field of ......read more
Donation Helps Patients with Bad Debts Meet Cost of Medical Treatment
Dubai-UAE: 25 December, 2017 – by the end of the UAE’s Year of Giving, proclaimed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Endowment Development Department at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) presented a cheque for AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority. The donation was part of the Shifaa initiative that aims to support health facilities in providing treatment to patients with bad debts.
Disbursed from AMAF’s health endowment that allocated AED ......read more
Dubai, UAE – December 20 2017: Plastic Surgery is gaining popularity faster than one thought. It is no more a rich man’s choice. It is accessible and affordable for almost everyone. Indeed, Dubai today has the largest percentage of plastic surgeons to the population and has a large number of clinics offering cosmetic services and treatments. It can be a daunting task to choose a surgeon or a clinic, given the number of choices. Hence to help people make the right and informed decision, Dr. Sanjay Parashar, the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic ......read more
17 exhibitors on the French Pavilion to introduce their innovations in the reagents, analysers, medical and molecular biology, haematology segments
35% of new companies participating for the first time
Dubai, United Arab Emirates December 20, 2017 - 17 French companies, including six new companies, will be taking part in the largest laboratory exhibition in Dubai, from 5 to 9 February 2018. France's range of in vitro diagnostic devices will be displayed over an area of 189 square meters, and will showcase the innovations that form the strategic foundations of the ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 20, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority’s Schools and Educational Institutions Health Unit recently held a workshop for school staff to educate them on skills needed to assist children with health conditions.
More than 400 participants including doctors, nurses, teachers and the school management team attended the workshop.
The training was conducted by school health experts, members from the Noor Dubai Foundation, doctors from Dubai Diabetes Centre, experts from the Mental Health Program, DHA’s public health and ......read more
Dubai, 20 December 2017: Galderma is delighted to announce that 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Cetaphil, their dermatologically formulated skincare range which is clinically proven to strengthen and protect even the most sensitive skin ensuring healthy skin.
Cetaphil Middle East has proudly hosted an event to commemorate the 70-year success of Cetaphil. The event has taken place in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel on the 13th of December and has been attended by members of the skincare industry, researchers, pharmacists, healthcare professionals and officials from the Ministry of ......read more
Dubai, 19 December, 2017 – The Emirates Dermatology Society (EDS) and Novartis, launched today ‘Skin To Live In’ - a groundbreaking campaign bringing hope and inspiration to people living with psoriasis, one of the world’s most prevalent autoimmune skin disorders, and creating greater public awareness.
“Psoriasis is a common, non-contagious, autoimmune disease that affects about one adult in 50, or 125 million people worldwide, making it one of the most common autoimmune skin disorders,” said Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi, President ......read more