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    Dr.Azad Moopen honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at 9th Entrepreneur India Awards 2019

    • The prestigious award recognizes Padma Shri Dr. Azad Moopen’s three-decades of commitment in making quality healthcare affordable and accessible. • The ninth edition of the awards celebrated the spirit of entrepreneurship and recognized the finest across industries who are bringing the best to the world.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  21 July  2019:   The Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Dr. Azad Moopen has been honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Entrepreneur India Awards 2019, held as a part of Entrepreneur Annual Conclave 2019 in New Delhi. The event brought together over 500+ attendees celebrating the achievements of entrepreneurs and innovators from different walks of life.   The prestigious accolade is in recognition of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) adds six new features to the SEHA app

    More than 184,000 users have accessed the app in five months  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 21, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the largest healthcare network in the UAE, has launched 6 new features on its SEHA app with the aim of facilitating patient transactions easily and remotely through their smart devices. Some of the new features include pre-employment medical examinations, pre-marital examinations, Weqaya examination, issuing Absher Cards for people of determination and senior citizens, and patient’s invoives. Bader Al Qubaisi, Acting Group Chief Information Officer at SEHA, said: "We are committed to providing the latest technologies and harnessing them to service our clients across the numerous medical facilities. We are continually improving our processes to meet and exceed ......read more

    Danube Group Expands into the Healthcare segment

    ~Danube Group is planning to invest 10 million dollars in next 2 years in the health care segment ~ Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   After successful hospitality venture UAE’s leading business giant Danube Group, enters into the healthcare division with the launch of American Aesthetic Medical Center on 17th July 2019 in Dubai. Present on the occasion were Fayez Abdullah Al Marzooqi, Head of Department at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Islamic Culture, Mr Rizwan Sajan - Founder and Chairman Danube Group along with other senior management of the group.    The clinic is located at Umm Al Sheif Road, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and plans to service patients with most advanced and innovative techniques for both surgical and non-surgical treatments like Plastic Surgery, Hair ......read more

    More than 73 thousand patients receive screening and treatment through SEHA's mobile health clinics

    Abu Dhabi - UAE, July 17, 2019: More than 73 thousand patients received screening and treatment through Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) unique mobile health clinic offerings since 2018 and up to May 2019. Serving the community since 2010, these mobile clinics reflect SEHA’s heritage and legacy in providing advanced, accessible healthcare for the community, in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Government. Mohammed Hawas Al Sadid, Ambulatory Healthcare Services CEO, said: “SEHA is the cornerstone of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and is the only provider with a genuine network that can create value across the system for patients. This network includes 3 mobile clinics fully equipped to provide curative and preventive services for major events and remote areas. What sets these clinics apart as well is that ......read more

    Hospital launches free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” in Ras Al Khaimah

    RAK Hospital offers complimentary service for the residents of UAE recovering from cardiac issues   One in five people who have suffered a heart attack will have a recurrent attack within the next five years   Cardiac wellness and recovery programmes can reduce chances of a repeat heart attack by 47 percent; 42 percent less likely to die within an average of eight years   July 17th, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In order to create a support system for cardiac patients and help them manage their condition better, RAK Hospital has launched a free “Healthy Heart Wellness Programme” for the UAE residents at the hospital premises. The programme aims to educate and counsel patients recovering from heart attacks, angioplasty, stenting and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), while introducing them to ......read more

    Don't Run Risk of Damaging Your Vision With Poor Food Choices, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Warn

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   From managing our weight, fighting diseases, to giving us the energy we need to work or study each day, there are many well-known benefits to a healthy and balanced diet.   Making the correct choices when it comes to what you eat each day can also play a significant role in keeping your eyes healthy and maintaining your vision throughout your lifetime.   As well as treating a range of vision-related ailments each day, Doctors at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai explain to patients how their daily food choices can have a huge impact on their eyes.   Dr. Luisa Sastre explains how a rich and varied diet filled with some of the most common foods found in most people’s kitchens are essential to the health of your eyes.   “A ......read more

    Doctors conduct first procedure in the UAE using donated amniotic membrane for burn victims

    Doctors saved the lives of two burn victims and used donated amniotic membrane from a mother that delivered a baby via C-section. This is the first procedure in the UAE where amniotic membrane from the placenta is used to accelerate wound care and regenerate skin tissue.   United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 14, 2019:  Two young Afghani nationals were rushed into Rashid Hospital after a gas cylinder defect left both of them with massive flame burns.   Twenty-seven year old Hafizulla had 45 per cent total body surface area affected by second-degree superficial and deep burns. His cousin, 20-year-old Khayal Mohammed had 30 per cent burns. Both were in a critical condition.    A multidisciplinary team of doctors from the hospital and the Burns unit of the hospital carried out several procedures to ......read more

    Al Qutami chairs DHA CEO council meeting

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 11, 2019:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) chaired today a meeting with the CEO council of the DHA. He said that DHA aims to keep pace with the global developments in the health sector and has adopted a series of ambitious and innovative projects and initiatives to enhance the Emirate’s competitiveness and to ensure Dubai remains an ideal destination for patients seeking treatment. He added that the DHA has all the capabilities needed to succeed in achieving its goals, which are supported by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and ......read more

    Millennials' Naturally Leading the Wellness Journey

    By Krishan Kumar Chutani, CEO Dabur International Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  09 July  2019:   Globally, Millennials are often recognized as the key generation driving the US$4.2 trillion global wellness market . Their thirst for holistic wellbeing is unparalleled when compared to previous generations. In the US alone, the millennial cohort has grown to value health as the second most valued aspect of their lives . Armed with their love for health-centric pursuits and interests like yoga, kombucha, and meditation to name but a few, wellness as a whole has bloomed into a way of life instead of something they do on the side. Because this generation harnesses wellbeing methods and products on a daily basis, they’ve collectively expanded the definition of ‘healthy’ to encompass a daily ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Provides Outstanding Medical Services for the Treatment of Pediatric Digestive Disorders at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women and Children

    Sharjah, July 8, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has revealed the success of a national medical team at Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children to save the life of a Asian girl child and restore her normal growth rate, similar to the children of her age. The girl was suffering from a short bowel syndrome caused by repetitive bowel resections, liver dysfunction, some bacterial infections, and pancreatic insufficiency. Dr. Kalthoum Al Baloushi, Director of MoHAP’s Hospitals Administration, pointed to the high-caliber medical team who received the girl following the failure to treat her at private hospitals and refusal of other hospitals to undertake her treatment. She explained that Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children is considered MoHAP’s sole reference to receive and treat ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Experts Safely Remove a 3.5 kg Fibroid Uterus Laparoscopically

    Fibroids can grow to be dangerous if not detected and treated rightly in time Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 July 2019: 49 year old Khalidah, was admitted to Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah with complaints of Menorrhagia and Dysmenorrhea, which is mainly heavy menstrual flow for months together. Following examination, it was found that her uterus was enlarged as much as it would at 32 weeks of pregnancy. An ultrasound and MRI scan made it clear that she had multiple fibroids, the largest being 10 centimeters and there were many others measuring 5-6 centimeters which occupied the whole of her abdominal cavity. Fibroids are a very common condition for women and can be dangerous if left untreated. They can continue to grow, both in size and number. As these tumors take over the uterus the periods become heavier and it may be accompanied by ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) implements smart pharmacy systems to improve efficiency

    A total of 1.7 million prescriptions for 500,000 patients issued through the smart pharmacy system    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates July 07, 2019: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network has implemented a new smart pharmacy system in its facilities to reduce waiting time and prescription errors. This initiative was a result of a development strategy that ensures a balance between operations, eliminating complicated routines, and enabling medical staff to serve patients optimally. The smart pharmacy system has dispensed over 1.7 million prescriptions since 2014.   Dr. Maha Al Ghufli,  Corporate Pharmacy Manager at Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), said: “SEHA has a clear strategy focused on quality, employee empowerment and simplifying work ......read more

    India's Union Budget – Comments from Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  06 July  2019:    “It is very good to hear that we are striving to become a $ 5 Trillion economy soon. This will place India on the world center stage. However, regarding NRIs and Healthcare sector , there is not much to sing about.  It is good to know that NRIs shall be allowed to take Aadhar Card. This will help them to sort out many issues that they face now for identity and transacting business while in India.” There has been no significant announcements pertaining to healthcare in union budget. While there was hope that the allocation for health sector in view of the requirement for funding the Ayushman Bharath , this has not been allocated.  It is good that the focus is in education and I hope that there will be more funding for starting and upgrading ......read more

    Indian expat saved from life-long paralysis after severe neck injury

    Sustaining a fall from great height, the 29-year-old construction worker’s neck bone was severely crushed with fragments compressing his spinal cord The patient was rushed to RAK Hospital where urgent high-risk surgery was performed on him  July 4, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  A 29-year-old construction worker was brought back from the brink of life-long paralysis at RAK Hospital when he suffered a dangerous fall from a construction site where he worked. Ajeet Ram Sudhar, an Indian expat who works for RAK ceramics, fell from about 10 feet, the impact severely crushing his neck bone. He was rushed to RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah where doctors found that the patient's neck bone was not just badly crushed but the fragments were compressing his spinal cord.  The case called for urgent surgical ......read more

    Abu Dhabi had its first water birth at Burjeel Hospital

    Enhanced patient experience offered through improved infrastructure  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 02 July 2019:  The relaxing effect of water during childbirth is attracting water births among local residents and Mrs. Shamma Al Mansoori and Mohamed Al Mansoori opted to give birth in the tranquil environment of a water birthing pool recently at Burjeel Hospital.   The attending Obstetrician Dr. Sausan AbdulRahman Consultant - Obstetrics and Gynecology at Burjeel Hospital helped in making the experience fulfilling for Madam Shamma “We find that our patients have a more relaxed, pain free and fulfilling birthing experience and feel more in control, especially that they can be fully mobile and no need to take pain medications by any route, also the feeling of lightness in weight as water is carrying the ......read more

    Pilgrims told to get medical advice before going to Hajj

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 1, 2019:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has advised pilgrims to ensure they seek medical advice before going to Hajj.  Dr Badria Al Harmi, Director of Public Health Protection Department at DHA says,  “The most important step for any hajj pilgrim is to avail of the necessary vaccines.  Ideally, the vaccines should be taken four weeks prior to travel. Every pilgrim should also visit their family medicine doctor six to four weeks prior to travel, especially if they have chronic diseases such as diabetes.” Vaccinations: Al Harmi says,  “The meningococcal vaccine is mandatory for all pilgrims. We also advice pilgrims to take the flu vaccine especially people over 65 years old, children under 12 years old, pregnant women, people with cancer or terminal ......read more

    Introducing VLCC's Eclipse PRP Treatment

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:    Founded by Mrs. Vandana Luthra as a beauty clinic in 1989, VLCC is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services, as well as a high level of consumer trust. VLCC prides itself on its commitment to provide the most state-of-the-art services to all its clients ensuring they are working with the best of technology, specialists and equipment introducing VLCC Eclipse PRP, the next generation of the popular PRP treatments.  The Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial also known as the ‘vampire facial’, is a combination of microdermabrasion and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) application that boasts incredible results. PRP is derived from your own blood’s serum, which contains a high level of platelets. These ......read more

    Honourable Governor of Karnataka Shri Vajubhai Vala inaugurates Multi-Specialty Aster RV Hospital in Bengaluru

    • Aster DM Healthcare, the third largest healthcare company in India, launches its second healthcare facility in Bangalore, a 250 bedded multi-specialty quaternary care hospital with state-of-the-art technology • This would be Aster’s 13th hospital in India and a part of its global network of 25 hospitals, 116 clinics and 219 pharmacies    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:     Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service network in the GCC and the third largest healthcare company in India, is expanding its footprint by commissioning its second multi-specialty quaternary care hospital in Bangalore called Aster RV Hospital. Located in the heart of the city at JP Nagar 1st Phase, the hospital has been formally inaugurated by the Honourable ......read more

    Seha's Kidney Dialysis Services Achieves Milestone in Peritoneal Dialysis, Helping to Improve Patient's Quality of Life

    • (SEHA) completes 60 successful kidney transplant operations since 2018 • Between January 2018 and May 2019, over 248 kidney dialysis sessions were conducted     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully announced the results of achieving a new milestone in Peritoneal Dialysis. Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of SEHA’s network, has successfully completed 60 kidney transplant operations since 2018, 35 of which were successful kidney transplant operations from living donors and 5 from late donors during 2018. Since the start of 2019, there have been 20 surgeries completed.    Dr Mohamed Yahya Al Seiari, Consultant Physician at SKMC who ......read more

    DHA plans to develop “Certificate of Need” guidelines

    Guideline will help map out investment opportunities in the health sector  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 27, 2019: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held a workshop with the private sector to receive their input and feedback prior to developing a “Certificate of Need” policies and guidelines. The workshop took place during the Dubai Healthcare Investors’ Forum that was held today at Hyatt Regency, Creek Hotel and was supported by Advention Business Partners and Taylor Wessing.  The CON guidelines will help further bolster the health sector and promote need-based investments so that there is equilibrium in the sector and to avoid imbalances in supply and demand in health services. The move also aims to provide patients with access to a wide range of medical specialties.  Last year, DHA ......read more

    Dr. Azad Moopen meets CM of Himachal Pradesh in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 26 June 2019 1. Honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Honourable Industrial Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Mr. Bikram Singh and representative of visiting delegations with the Indian Ambassador to UAE- H.E Mr. Navdeep Suri, Consul General of India to UAE- H.E Mr. Vipul, Dr. Azad Moopen, Governing Body Member of IBPC and Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, Mr. Suresh Kumar, Chairman of IBPC and Mr. Nimish Makvana, President of IBPC   2. Dr. Azad Moopen, Governing Body Member of IBPC and Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare with Honourable Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh- Shri Jai Ram Thakur, during the IBPC meeting in Dubai    

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    'Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications'

    Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......read more

    Seemingly Harmless Varicose Veins May Lead to Dangerous Complications

    Varicose veins affect one in every two people aged 50 and older, and 15 to 25 percent of all adults in the UAE Dubai, UAE: 23rd June, 2019: Tired legs, bulging veins, ulcers and a burning sensation are just some of the symptoms associated with varicose veins, a condition that affects one in every two people. According to Dr. Ashkan Haghshenas, Specialist Vascular Surgeon, specialized in Varicose Veins at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, many people wrongly see it solely an aesthetic issue when, in reality, it is a chronic disease that affects a growing number of people in the UAE each year. Furthermore, if left untreated, varicose veins can lead to potentially dangerous complications. The main symptoms of varicose veins include heavy and uncomfortable legs after standing for a long time, swollen feet and ankles, ......read more

    UAE on track to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030

    Dubai, UAE - 23 June 2019:   With the prevalence rate of Hepatitis C (HCV) being under 2% in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country is close to reaching the World Health Assembly’s goal of eliminating the virus by 2030. Through providing educational programs for healthcare professionals, Gilead Sciences Middle East supports the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Dubai Health Authority’s efforts towards the early detection and diagnoses of HCV.    “While the prevalence of HCV is low in the UAE, early detection and treatment is paramount to preventing health problems that may result from infection, as well as preventing the transmission of the virus. Physicians should feel empowered to drive HCV screenings and be fully equipped with the knowledge and tools required for early ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Unveils the Largest Expansion of Medical Examination Centers to Reach 18 Centers

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 June 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) unveiled its plans for expanding medical examination centers for residency to reach 18 centers to enhance the services provided by the existing 10 centers in light of the heavy turnout by the ministry’s clients. The number of beneficiaries from the services provided by these centers has reached 752,000 customers in 2018, considering that each transaction is done in record time, only 7 minutes. This led to increasing the customer happiness rate to 83%, amid expectations of further increase, in conjunction with the opening of three new centers in October 2 centers in Sharjah and 1 in Fujairah. H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: ......read more

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    “Ministry of Health and Prevention” and Pfizer, joint efforts to establish the first NCDs global Excellence centres

    Health Minister and Pfizer delegation review innovative healthcare services Al Owais: Our wise leadership’s directives played pivotal role in creating conducive investment environment for leading international medical and pharmaceutical companies Al Olama: Ministry of Health strikes new partnerships to launch and implement initiatives and projects, focusing on upgrading the quality of healthcare services Dr. Yousef Al-Sarkal: We intend to develop an innovative system to support self-care for heart patients, launch a one-year awareness campaign and implement training programs to ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates new Geltec manufacturing plant established with an investment of 110 million dirhams

    The UAE has 20 pharmaceutical factories and 73 global scientific offices,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April 2019:  His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), inaugurated the new plant for Geltec that manufactures dietary supplements and medicines at the National Industries Park (NIP) of DP World. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ahmad Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Parks and Zones of DP World, UAE Region, and Mr. Vikram Tannan, Geltec Group Director, and ......read more

    Rising obesity rates in the UAE cause of concern for doctors

    Healthcare experts in the UAE urge residents to take steps to a healthier lifestyle amidst concerns about rise in conditions related to obesity Bareen International Hospital launches new fitness challenge to encourage residents to take heed of latest advice to curb obesity epidemic 18 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The battle against obesity in the UAE is far from over, warn healthcare professionals at Bareen International Hospital in Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. With 30% of the world’s population being obese or overweight (according to the World Health Organization), the ......read more

    Health Promotion Department: A Well-Prepared and Impressive Programme for Children in the 11th Edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

    Iman Rashid Saif: We are keen to strengthen the Emirate of Sharjah’s efforts to raise health awareness among children and their families Sharjah, April 17, 2019:   The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) will take part in the 11th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), which is by organized by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) under the theme “Explore Knowledge”. The event will be held at Sharjah Expo Centre during the period from 17 – 27 April.  The participation of the ......read more

    Move to the rhythm of live handpan music at Golden Mile Galleria's third Run & Flo free fitness event

    Musician Anas Alhalabi will elevate workouts that inspire a better quality of life on Saturday, 20 April Dubai, 17 April 2019:  Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting celebrated percussionist and handpan artist Anas Alhalabi at the third edition of its Run & Flo free fitness event, where participants will feel the benefits of cardio and mobility-based workouts to rhythmic music.  Over 200 people participated in the first two editions of Run & Flo, with another big turnout expected at the next event on 20 April. Warm Up & Run begins at 5pm, followed by ......read more

    World Famous Psychologist Dr Ahmed Emara Brings Bioenergetic Science Courses To Dubai In Hope of Spreading Happiness

    Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:  Globally renowned in his field Dr Ahmed Emara will bring Inner Healing and Bioenergy training workshops to Dubai from 18th -21st April 2019. Having completed over 20 similar workshops worldwide for Arab nationalities and famous for his lifelong study of the mind and dedication to finding a more universal, all-encompassing way for people to achieve true happiness. The founder of Emara Foundation- Egypt, Al Naeem Consultation Center - United Arab Emirates and Emara Academy – USA is also known for his guest slots on prestigious television shows, including ......read more

    Yoga- The SuperFAST 30 Days Meltdown.

    An integral part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is balancing the soul, mind and the body. The coaches over at Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga (BTA) use this mantra to motivate members, keeping in mind personal preference and physical ability. This encouragement and support provided by the coaches allow you to work towards a better version of yourself.   The strenuous and challenging body movements lead to an increase in the body’s flexibility.   There are various programmes and classes offered for different requirements. Recently BTA completed their successful batch of ......read more

    The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches 15th Annual “Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2019

    Translated across six different languages, this year’s campaign expands its reach in the work towards a global asbestos-free future   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2019 –   The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, announced the launch of the 15th Annual ‘Global Asbestos Awareness Week, (GAAW) April 1-7, 2019.   Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to awareness and prevention, with each day featuring educational resources from leading organizations, ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention confirms that: The Dietary Supplement “Extracted from Red Rice Yeast” Allegedly Claiming to Clean blood vessels is not licensed by MoHAP and Not Reg

    The Ministry is monitoring all misleading rumors triggered by social media platforms in order to safeguard the health of the community   UAE, Dubai, April 10, 2019:   The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the hazards of buying medicines online or relying on its allegations. In this context, the Ministry has strongly warned against the use of a dietary supplement produced from red rice yeast claiming its ability to unclog blood vessels.    The Ministry further underlined that this product is not licensed by MoHAP and ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Steps Up its Efforts to Promote Health Services towards Prestigious Competitive Levels Living Up to UAE's Reputation

    Dubai, UAE, April 06, 2019:  HE Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention:  The UAE is joining the world countries in celebration of the World Health Day which falls on April 7 every year. This year’s theme is “Universal Health Coverage” under the slogan “Health for All”.  In this regard, the Ministry of Health underlines its commitment to launching the health initiatives, programmes, and projects which consolidate the leading position of our health system, in addition to our integrated and innovative health ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins four Dubai Business Excellence Awards

    Medcare Hospital receives Dubai Quality Award, while Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital presented with the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award  Aster Clinic wins the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award, while Aster Pharmacy receives the Dubai Service Excellence Awards under the Health & Wellness  category Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 03, 2019:    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, The Department of Economic Development (DED) organised the 25th ......read more

    Julphar to Support Zimbabwe Healthcare Sector

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    Mushrif Mall initiates an immersive Autism Awareness campaign

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    Medcare launches innovative chatbot platform to engage patients and optimise the healthcare journey

    Medcare has announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way patients in the UAE region interact with their healthcare provider The virtual health assistants are the first and only chatbots in the region that allow the patient to manage all aspects of their appointments online including booking, rescheduling and cancelling United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1 April 2019:   Medcare today announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way ......read more

    Make Your mind and body happy

    March 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Most people think that all kinds of exercising is just getting fit and muscle building, whereas they lose the key point – this isn’t just a physical issue, but a great mental benefit. The thing is that nowadays in our stressed and speedy lives we need some activity, which helps us both to keep fit and gives positive emotions. Dance lessons in Dubai is the best way to reach these aims. Dance For You offers you a unique experience like no other dance schools, where one can choose from a great range of Ballroom and Latin-American dance classes. ......read more

    Hospital urges youngsters to screen for colon cancer, make lifestyle adjustments

    On the occasion of World Colon Cancer Awareness Month, doctors at RAK Hospital urge people to go for early screening and adopt a healthy lifestyle  Recent study on UAE residents found one-fifth of colon cancer cases in patients below the age of 40 26th March, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Despite the fact that colon cancer is potentially preventable by making a few healthy lifestyle adjustments and adopting screening tools, the disease continues to prevail among the top few cancers among the UAE residents. A recent study on colon cancer screening conducted on residents ......read more

    UAE eHealth Week 2019 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements in UAE

    Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the 4th HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2019 Conference and Exhibition. The 2019 edition of e-Health Week is the ninth event hosted by HIMSS in Dubai and was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), the Department of Health, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Emirates Health Informatics Society and supported by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).   During the Opening ......read more

    Core Beats – Dubai's favourite free fitness concert – is back at Club Vista Mare

    R&B music-themed beachfront workouts on Saturday, 30 March Dubai, UAE, 25 March 2019:   Dubai’s favourite celebration of movement – Core Beats – is back for its second, free-to-attend edition of 2019 at Club Vista Mare at Palm Jumeirah on Saturday 30 March.   Participants will experience immersive yoga and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts at the vibrant beachfront destination, guided by experts from Dubai’s top studios Yoga La Vie and Barry’s Bootcamp. Club Vista Mare’s Core Beats free fitness concert series ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) patient helps raise awareness on kidney disease

    Living-donor kidney transplant patient speaks out about his journey to recovery on World Health Day. SEHA participates in World Kidney Day by offering free consultations and educational events that focus on the burden of kidney disease, disparities and access to healthcare. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 20, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network organized various events across Abu Dhabi to provide a platform for Yousef Al Naqbi, a kidney transplant patient to share his experience with kidney failure. The events helped ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital Dubai Inaugurates Open Heart Cardiac Center in the UAE

    Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be available at Zulekha Hospital Dubai Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March, 2019:   Following the opening of Zulekha Hospital Dubai’s new facility this year, the healthcare group has announced the addition of an open heart center at the new facility. The Cardiac Center of Excellence now offers comprehensive end-to-end cardiac care and is equipped to facilitate ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) honours strategic partners

    Dubai, March 19, 2019:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has honoured ZAJEL, the UAE’s leading provider of courier and parcel delivery services, in recognition of its role as a strategic partner in the health services sector and its continued support for the development of Sheryan, Dubai’s online health licensing system for all healthcare professionals and facilities. Khawla Kabanji, CEO of ZAJEL, expressed her deep appreciation for the recognition for the fastest growing courier company and said it would motivate it ......read more

    Saudi German Hospital to open Dhs 300 million facility in Ajman

    The 200-bed tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility to be the biggest hospital in the emirate, with covered area spanning over 41,062 square meters    March 19th, 2019; Ajman, UAE: Saudi German Hospitals Group – one of the largest private hospital groups in the MENA region – has announced their world class, state-of-the-art, Dhs300 million worth healthcare facility in Ajman. The tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility will be the biggest hospital in Ajman, designed to cater to the growing population across all northern emirates, while offering ......read more

    Golden Mile Galleria sets the stage for next edition of Run & Flo free fitness event

    Warm Up & Run and Yoga Flow workouts back by popular demand on Saturday, 23 March    Dubai, 19 March 2019:   Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting the second edition of its free Run & Flo fitness event following a tremendous response to the first session last month.   Over 100 fitness enthusiasts and their friends and families participated in the first Run & Flo last month, guided by triathletes, fitness experts and yoga gurus. The next event is on 23 March, with another session planned for April.     Held on the ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention : National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening is running as scheduled

    Ministry of Health highlights the importance of early detection of diseases   UAE, Dubai, March 17, 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has stressed that the National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening initiatives titled ‘Etminan’ (Contentment in Arabic) are running smoothly and perfectly as scheduled.   Being part of the Cabinet approved programmes, the two initiatives aims to reduce the prevalence of cancer and non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, breast, cervical and colon ......read more

    Ministry of Health launches 3rd phase of Heart Experts Programme

    Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal: The Ministry has several national programmes that serve the national indicators of cardiovascular diseases, UAE, Dubai, March 16, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the third phase completion of its initiative, ‘Heart Experts,’ programme, selecting, training and empowering a group of students to serve as awareness ambassadors for cardiovascular health in their schools, neighborhood and local community.   The pilot phase of the programme was completed at the Al Mawakeb School in Al Barsha, ......read more

    First in Asia, Aster CMI Doctors rescue teen suffering from rarest of the rare genetic disease

    Doctors give a new lease of life to teen through a bone marrow transplant Till now, less than 10 such cases have been successfully transplanted in the world The hospital highlights the need to increase awareness on Immune Deficiency Aster CMI Hospital’s Pediatric Immunology Department recognized as Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (FPID) center of excellence  Dubai, March 14th, 2019 –   Ciara (name changed), a 13-year-old-girl from Mauritius, suffering from rarest of the rare Complement Deficiency genetic disease, C1q deficiency since ......read more

    Speech by HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention on Children's Day

    Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019:  Since the early days of founding the Union, the UAE has been very keen to be at the forefront of global countries foreseeing the future and pay utmost attention to children, seeing it a top national priority. This is because children are the builders of the future and the sustainable wealth that will boost the country’s future status.  To that end, the UAE dedicated a national day to celebrate Emirati children and reflect the wise leadership’s keenness to provide children of citizens and residents alike full care and attention within a ......read more

    Aster Hospitals Launches Awareness Campaign to Prevent Onset of Chronic Kidney Disease

    World Kidney Day marks launch of awareness and screening initiative  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 14 March 2019:    Aster Hospitals has launched an awareness and screening initiative to promote prevention of chronic kidney disease (CKD) through education, awareness and early diagnosis. 50 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases from various causes. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes at least 2.4 million deaths per year and is now the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Through the campaign, Aster Kidney Care will encourage early ......read more

    Colon Cancer Screening Important in Catching the Disease in the Early Stages

    Colon Cancer is a Preventable Disease Yet it Remains One of the Most Common Forms of Cancer in the UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. March 13  2019:  Even though cases of colon cancer are on the decline due to increased community awareness and screening using sophisticated technologies, it is still the most common cancer among men in the UAE.  Physicians in the UAE recommend that people should start regularly screening for colon cancer at the age of 40. This advice is for those who do not have a family history of colon cancer, and who have no symptoms. Screening should ......read more

    A New Manufacturing Approach to Optical Transceivers

    Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2019:   The Challenge  Traditionally, to bring down the cost basis of optical transceivers, the industry relied solely on economies of scale to drive supplier volume for all-optical subassembly supply chains. This stands in stark contrast to the multi-$100 billion silicon electronic supply chain which has benefited from shared design methodologies, automated wafer manufacturing, shared packaging approaches and common test infrastructure to deliver unparalleled economies of scale for computing and networking equipment. The optical transceiver ......read more

    Digital healthcare platform Altibbi accelerates operations to meet growing demand for quality healthcare in the Middle East

    Dubai, 11 March 2019:   The MENA region’s first and largest digital health platform Altibbi is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare and improving medical outcomes for those who lack access to quality healthcare providers by managing up to 1,000 consultations a day through its growing network of registered and verified doctors. The company began with the launch of an extensive Arabic medical dictionary to address the lack of health awareness in the Middle East. Today, Altibbi is the preferred choice for remote  healthcare provision in the region. The company has ......read more

    Takeda announces results of pioneering Ulcerative Colitis study

    The pharmaceutical leader conducted an industry-first head-to-head study of two biologic therapies commonly used to treat the illness: vedolizumab and adalimumab Vedolizumab was found to be superior in achieving clinical remission and mucosal healing at week 52 Study focused on patients with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis   Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:   Global biopharmaceutical company Takeda today announced the results of its pioneering VARSITY study into the effectiveness of two common therapies used to treat Ulcerative Colitis. Shared at ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Hosts the Coordination Meeting of the Supreme Committee for Organ Transplantation

    Through “Hayat” App, organ donors can register online to donate their organs after death A proposal on adding the status “donor” in the Emirates ID   UAE, Dubai March 9, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) hosted in Abu Dhabi the coordination meeting of the Supreme Committee for Organ Transplantation. The meeting was headed by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the   Ministry of Health & Prevention, with the participation of Dr. Ali Al Obaidili, ......read more

    MoHAP Launches a New E-Service Allowing Submission of Complaints Against Private Medical Facilities

    UAE, Dubai, March 07, 2019 The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the launching of a new E-service to submit complaints or observations against the private medical facilities, its medical and technical staff, which are dealing with members of the society. The service aims to ensure that healthcare service providers fulfill their role in accordance with global standards, and within the context of MoHAP’s policy in upgrading E-services, with a view to promoting health system quality and innovating smart solutions, besides the commitment to carrying out quality ......read more

    RAK Hospital wins MRM business award for the 2nd time

    The only Hospital in the UAE to receive the honor in 10th cycle of the awards March 6, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: At a prestigious ceremony hosted at Dubai Opera, RAK Hospital was awarded the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MRM) Business award during the 10th cycle of the awards. The healthcare institution stood tall amongst the winners as being the only hospital in the entire UAE to be recognized at the forum. This is the second time the hospital has won the Business Excellence Award for their outstanding commitment to quality care and innovation. “We are humbled and honored to ......read more

    Feeling Good in Your Own Skin with Surge Body Fitness

    ** Working towards achieving your own personal goals of self-confidence** March 04, 2019 - Dubai, UAE We all associate exercise with weight loss or building muscles, but the mental benefits may far outweigh the physical. In our high-stress society, regular exercise can help us not only de-stress but it can make us feel happy and confident within ourselves and one of the main goals at Surge Body Fitness is to help both men and women feel confident and content in their bodies.  Surge Body Fitness offers an experience like no other, the energizing space is a balance of both ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital offers free colorectal cancer screenings in the UAE

    The ‘Screen and Survive’ campaign aims to drive awareness of the fatal disease and save the lives of the UAE’s citizens through preventative screenings United Arab Emirates, 4 March, 2019:  In the presence of dignitaries from the Ministry of Health and Dubai Health Authority, Zulekha Healthcare Group has today launched its fourth annual ‘Screen and Survive’ colorectal cancer (CRC) campaign. The initiative aims to raise the awareness of the disease by offering free preventative screenings to the public between March 4th and May 3rd 2019 in order to ......read more

    3-D Printed Model Helps Save Young Woman From Total Paralysis

    Surgeons Used 3D-Printing to Help Plan Rare Spinal Cord Surgery Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. March 04, 2019:   A 35-year-old woman has been saved from becoming paralyzed, following swift diagnosis from Healthpoint and a complex tumor removal surgery at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, both part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers.   F.K was diagnosed with cervical schwannoma, a slow growing tumor in the lining of the nerves in the spine, which can cause progressive weakness and tingling sensations as it grows and presses on the spinal ......read more

    UAE Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Third of the Population Never Had Their Hearing Checked

    Dubai, UAE, March 4th, 2019: On the occasion of World Hearing Day, MED-EL Medical Electronics the leading provider of hearing solutions, announced today the results of a survey querying 500 adults in the UAE about their approach towards hearing loss issues, as part of an international study of 11,000 adults across the globe. The survey revealed that just about one-third of the population in the UAE has never had their hearing checked, while on a more positive note, approximately 53% of those surveyed underwent a hearing screening over the past year. The survey was commissioned by MED-EL and ......read more

    DHA Successfully Saves Patient's Jaw Using 3D Printing

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 4, 2019:  Experts from Dubai Health Authority’s Primary Healthcare Centre and Rashid Hospital have collaborated with 3D printing healthcare startup Sinterex, to save the jaw of a patient who had an aggressive tumour.  The patient, a 17-year-old girl in high school, was admitted to hospital after discovering she had a large, fast growing tumour of the right jaw.  Dr Khaled Ghandour, Maxilofacial Surgeon at DHA, said that the patient was diagnosed with Ossifying Fibroma, a particularly aggressive form of tumour, which meant that the ......read more

    Survey Reveals That Nearly One-Third of the UAE Population Never Had Their Hearing Checked

    Dubai, UAE, March 3rd, 2019: On the occasion of World Hearing Day, MED-EL Medical Electronics the leading provider of hearing solutions, announced today the results of a survey querying 500 adults in the UAE about their approach towards hearing loss issues, as part of an international study of 11,000 adults across the globe. The survey revealed that just about one-third of the population in the UAE has never had their hearing checked, while on a more positive note, approximately 53% of those surveyed underwent a hearing screening over the past year. The survey was commissioned by MED-EL and ......read more

    Diabetics Vulnerable to 'Eye Pressure Attack'

    Sudden Attacks of Neovascular Glaucoma Threaten Eyesight Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - February 28, 2019:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Imperial College London Diabetes Centre are using World Glaucoma Week in March to warn diabetics in the UAE to be careful of sudden attacks of acute glaucoma, which could threaten their vision.  One of the leading causes of blindness in the UAE, glaucoma generally presents without noticeable symptoms and develops over many years until it begins to affect a person’s vision. However, patients with diabetic eye disease are ......read more

    Five habits to adopt in your everyday

    February 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE We are creatures of habit. Every day, most of us will stick to our morning routines like clockwork: wake up, make coffee, check social media feeds, go to work, etc. Of course, not all habits are created equal, as we form bad habits along with the good. But what if just a few simple steps each day could encourage us to start on the right foot? Research suggests it takes 21 days to establish a new habit through repeat behaviour. With our busy schedules and endless tasks, it is important that our habits are positively impacting our productivity, health, and ......read more

    Patient with a rare Gastric condition is saved by Zulekha Hospital

    SMA syndrome is a rare disease that is often misdiagnosed with only 300 registered cases worldwide Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 February 2019:  Zulekha Hospital successfully operated on 27 year-old female Fatimah who suffered from Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS) which is a rare gastrointestinal tract disease that causes chronic pain, vomiting, full body weakness and weight loss. Fatimah underwent MRI, CT and X-ray scans and has previously been diagnosed for years with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). However, recently at Zulekha Hospital Fatima discovered that her ......read more

    DHA Director General inaugurates Innovation Centre

    Dubai Health Authority established an Innovation Centre to create an environment for collaboration with the private sector and universities in the field of healthcare innovation  The aim of the Innovation Centre is to transform Dubai into a leading healthcare destination by fostering innovative and integrated care models and by enhancing community engagement.  The centre will ensure the implementation of the Dubai Innovation and Artificial Strategy that was launched in 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 24, 2019:  In line with the UAE vision and Dubai ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention Announces Renaming of Al-Baraha Hospital to Al-Kuwait Hospital

    Upon the Directives of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum His Excellency Abdulrahman Al Owais: In recognition of the hospital’s historic role since Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum opened it His Excellency Mohamed Salim Al Olama: In gratitude for the impactful role of the hospital in delivering healthcare services His Excellency Youssif Al Serkal: The hospital has become a value added to the healthcare system UAE, Dubai, 24 February 2019: As per the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ......read more

    Dubai Based Bike Club will ride for the fifth year to raise awareness for Autism in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 24 February 2019 – Berets MC, a Dubai based bike club will raise awareness for autism with the help of several cause supporters and exhibitors for the fifth year in a row by hosting an Autism Awareness Ride at the Dubai Investment Park on March 15th. This event invites children and teachers from local autism schools, bike riders, and the public to come down to support and have a fun day filled with activities, meet the biker community in the UAE and witness the ride. Entry is free of charge. The event will kick off with the ride including numerous bikers ......read more

    More than 1,000 people from the UAE community participate in the country's largest walkathon to support people with arthritis

    Patients, caretakers, families and friends come together to fight chronic disease 24th February 2019, Dubai, UAE – Over the weekend, the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) concluded its ‘Walk for Arthritis’ awareness event, targeted at improving the quality of life for people with arthritis, through exercise and movement. More than thousand people walked 3.5km in Dubai Creek Park and took part in various activities like an open-air fitness session, exercises specially designed for patients with arthritis and more, to show their support for people suffering from this ......read more

    ‘Take Water. Give Life'

    MonViso Water announces alliances with upcoming events to support its CSR collaborations  February 23, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Dubai, UAE: MonViso, the purest and minimally mineralized Italian water will have a presence at major events in the UAE as it continues its “Take Water. Give Life” campaign, where for every 1 litre sold, MonViso is donating 1 AED to the Al Jalila Foundation which supports the global cause of transforming lives through medical education and research.  The brand’s humanitarian and sustainability commitment is evident, as since January 2017 ......read more

    Dubai Hospital raises awareness of Childhood Cancers

    Holds awareness campaigns to educate community about signs and symptoms of childhood cancer. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2019:  Face painters and magicians visited Dubai Hospital today to meet children with cancer as part of the annual event that aims to bring them joy and cheer. Dubai Hospital and Mediclinic Middle East organised a campaign to mark International Childhood Cancer Day, which falls on February 15 every year.  Dubai Hospital doctors also held awareness campaigns to educate the community about the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer, importance ......read more

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