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 program especially across its primary healthcare centres.
In the last quarter of 2014, DHA implemented telemedicine in the field of diabetic eye-care for its diabetic patients who visit the primary healthcare centres.
Dr Manal ......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 of Health Abu Dhabi, Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening which recommend that all females aged 25 to 65 years undergo a Papanicolaou test, also known as Pap smear test, every 3 to 5 years; and, all females aged 15 to 26 years receive the HPV ......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 made Mr. Falahis anxious as he was being referred to multiple surgeons over the years who had all recommended surgical treatment.
Dr. Fadi Alnehlaoui, Surgical Oncologist & General Surgeon at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah counselled the ......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, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “In line with the vision of our leaders, the DHA is working towards developing a robust medical tourism sector in Dubai. In 2016, Dubai witnessed an overall growth of ......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 organization.
Right Health has been established through the acquisition and integration of 31 existing medical and health service providers, including facilities under Ruby Clinic and Group Companies (RCGC), Class Medical Centre (CMC) as well as BioHealth ......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 diabetes without being aware of the fact, leading to severe repercussions, warned doctors at RAK Hospital, urging people to recognize the symptoms of the disease. The warning came at the hospital’s comprehensive Diabetes screening programme, the ......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 Union, the world's most prestigious debating society. The event came ahead of the worldwide release of her highly anticipated debut as producer, Pad Man, in cinemas 25th January 2018.
The day also saw a meeting between Twinkle and ......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 H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and a number of senior health leaders. In the opening speech of the conference H.E, Al Qatami said: “It goes without saying that the close ......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 areas: hospital furnishings and equipment, hygiene and risk prevention, diagnostics, and implants.
The pavilionrun by Business France will showcase the latest French innovations at Arab Health 2018. The technicality of these ......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 provide access to unified immunization records at any facility and will ensure availability of relevant data. It also enable the DHA to lay the foundation for the Population Health Management System which will be robust enough to manage and contain ......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 gets the latest in diagnostics technology leading to improve result outcomes.
Sarstedt shares Pure Health’s vision for empowering healthcare across the region by utilizing state of the art technology and products.
Joseph Sielemann, ......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 together for the two-day forum that is taking place in Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.
Precision medicine, genomics research, lifestyle management and Artificial Intelligence (AI), are some of the topics that will be discussed at the ......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 “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”.
Dr. Zahida Jabeen Chaudary, Specialization; Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain said, “In order to have PCOS, a woman needs to have other findings such as ......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 department, said: “The statistics clearly reflect the connection between diabetes and kidney disease. We see a lot of young adults suffering from this disease because the onset of early diabetes and when diabetes is uncontrolled it leads to ......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 the UAE leadership’s initiatives to help people who are blind and visually impaired. The event will go a long way in introducing latest innovations, technologies and products to the entire region and help alleviate the pains of tens of thousands ......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 customer satisfaction team.
The team discussed issues including waiting time and chalked out a time-line to implement short and long-term solutions to reduce waiting time and enhance customer satisfaction.
Al Qutami thanked the team for their ......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 line with international modern practises. The design is such that it will enhance accessibility, safety and delivery of service. The expansion will not only increase capacity but also it will improve patient flow procedures, minimize patient transfers ......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 in health care delivery. We are very focused on using the latest in technology to better patient care. In medicine particularly, it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest in technology because it has a direct impact in improving the lives of ......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 treatment outcomes.
Today’s immunohematology labs are facing many challenges: increased workloads and high demand for faster turnaround times while improving efficiency and reducing costs. The challenge has been presented to do more with less ......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. Consequently, it enjoys great flexibility and end-to-end control of the production process.
MEDICAL TUBING offers a wide range of tubing (standard, multilumlens, co-extruded, bulb-shaped, star-shaped or profiled, etc.) tailored to the needs of its ......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 laboratories when it comes to providing reliable and reproducible diagnoses.
The transport process must therefore be optimized to ensure that samples remain unaltered. This prevents cost overruns due to non-compliance ......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 conditions (sleep apnea, ventilation, chronic respiratory failure). TAC is the main player in the country in this field, serving over 1,400 patients at home throughout the country. The Home Healthcare division of TAC generated a revenue of over €5.5 ......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 emirate was 5.2 per woman for nationals - which correlates with the emirate’s goals – and 1.7 for non-national women. A total of 31,887 live births were recorded in Dubai during the same period, making a Crude Birth Rate (CBR) of 12.4 per ......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 information due to lack of data available, therefore out department goes one-step further and we do Needs Assessment. Needs assessment is a combination of Quantitative study (data analysis) and Qualitative study (Focus group – talking to experts in ......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 Hospital and Latifa Hospital will remain closed during the holidays.
Timings of primary healthcare centres (PHCs):
The Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar health centres will function 24 hours on all days.
All other PHC’s will be closed ......read more
UAE, May 20, 2017 -The Ministry of Health and Prevention has launched a free-of-charge early breast cancer screening campaign for all UAE women citizens and residents starting May 21, 2017 to increase the overall survival rate of people with the disease. Mobile clinics equipped with mammography technology will be deployed in several shopping centers in the Northern Emirates, where a dedicated platform will also be set-up to receive applications and reach out to larger number of women.
The campaign is within the framework of the move to declare 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’ ......read more
Thiqa policy holders to avail 3 FREE IVF cycles. No co-payment needed!
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 May 2017:A big decision on fertility treatments for Thiqa policy holders has come as a huge relief for couples unable to conceive naturally.Changes inAbu Dhabi health schemes have facilitated the removal of a cap on infertility treatments set last year. The cap was announced in June 2016, effective from 1st July 2016 limiting in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) at private centres forThiqa insurance holders in Abu Dhabi from three cycles to one cycle and that too with a 20% ......read more
UAE, May 18, 2017-The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) represented by its Health Centres and Clinics Sector recently organized an event to celebrate World Family Doctor Day at the Ministry’s office in Dubai. The event was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, Dr. Ayesha Suhail, Director of the Primary Healthcare Department, and Dr. Haifa Fares, Director of the Family Medicine Residency program.
The ......read more
UAE, May 18, 2017 - As part of its responsibility to monitor the implementation of the National Health Agenda 2021 and its progress, the Executive Group of Health Regulatory Indicators, chaired by H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, recently held its second meeting in the presence of the local regulatory health authorities. Members of the Executive Group aim to address medical malpractices cases in the country and increase the number of local health facilities with international ......read more
UAE, May 17, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention unveiled a campaign to mark ‘World NO Tobacco Day’ which is being celebrated under the theme ‘Tobacco - A Threat to Development’ this year. The launch was held in the presence of H.E. Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, the Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Health Clinics and Centers; Dr. Wedad Al Medor, Head of the National Tobacco Control Committee; a number of department heads; physicians and technicians working in the field of Tobacco Control; and the sponsoring company.
Dr. Al Rand ......read more
Patients suffering from chronic ailments will be advised on best possible ways to manage their health while fasting
The camp will be particularly beneficial for people over the age of 40 and suffering from chest pain, high BP, diabetes or diabetic foot pain
May 17, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: With a change in diet plan and sleeping pattern during the holy month of Ramadan, patients suffering from chronic ailments need special care. In order to help people take stock of their health ahead of Ramadan, RAK Hospital has organised diabetes, heart and foot assessment at their premises on ......read more
UAE, May 17, 2017 - Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and Vice Chairman of the Medical Licensing Committee, stated that 45 new private healthcare facilities – including 42 multi-disciplinary medical centers and three clinics – have been issued licenses since the beginning of 2017.
He said that the increasing number of healthcare facilities reflects the transparency and speed of the procedures followed by the Ministry, encouraging the private sector to invest as a ......read more
Dubai-UAE: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get a makeover? It does not matter who you are or where you live at one point or another there has always been something that you wish that you could change about yourself, the way you look-be it to have that perfect nose, those perfect lips and that perfect body weight. While some people are simply content to live with their appearance, however, over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of people opting for makeovers with the help of medical science and technology to enhance their appearance and thus improve ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority-run Dubai Gynecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) marked today International Family Day by hosting a gathering for those born through fertility treatments at the Centre.
The facility is the first government fertility center in the UAE and one of the leading establishments’ of-its-kind.
Proud parents who conceived with the help of fertility treatments they received at the Centre got together to celebrate this day with their children.
The Authority organized several activities for the children including ......read more
DUBAI - May 15, 2017: Nurses at Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare provider in the UAE, were honoured with the prestigious DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts that nurses take up every day. The awards were a part of the Nurses Day celebrations by the Emirates Hospitals Group in Dubai amidst 400 nurses and other members of the organization.
The DAISY Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in Glen Ellen, CA, established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by his ......read more
Capabilities of MicroScan Presented to HCPs in a regional roadshow across Kuwait and Abu Dhabi
Dubai, May - 15, 2017- Beckman Coulter, a worldwide leader in developing clinical diagnostic products and solutions, has introduced the workflow efficiency boosting MicroScan range of solutions to healthcare providers (HCPs) and members of the medical community in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi.
MicroScan products offer choice in panel formats, setup and speed. Its unique PROMPT™ setup with combo identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) panels provides flexible workflow. ASTs ......read more
UAE, May 15, 2017 - H.E. Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, recently issued Ministerial decree No. 550 of 2017 on the declaration of death. The decree covers three main provisions, namely death resulting from cardiac-respiratory arrest; death resulting from complete loss of brain functions; and pediatric brain death guidelines.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Public Health Policy and Licensing sector, emphasized that the UAE is keeping abreast of the latest developments in global health legislations and ......read more
UAE, May 14, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently announced that the one-year ‘Giving Clinics’ initiative designed to provide free medical consultations has yielded positive results a month after its launching in mid-March. The initiative, which is in line with the declaration of 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving,’ aims to help people in need and make them happy.
Undersecretary H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama underscored the Ministry’s keenness to harness all essential resources to ensure the initiative’s success according to the vision of H.H. ......read more
UAE, May 13, 2017 -The United Arab Emirates (UAE), represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), won the Best Utilization of Information Technology and Applications to Support Clinical Practice Award, at the 2nd International Saudi Health Informatics Conference (ISHIC 2017), in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health & Prevention Hospitals Sector, expressed his happiness with MOHAP’s win. Winning the award reflects the ministry’s commitment to the future of healthcare, and reflects international recognition as ......read more
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2017: His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the new Medcare Hospital in Sharjah this morning in the gracious presence of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. The hospital is located on King Faisal Street in the Al Qasimiya Area of Sharjah.
An opening video was showcased during the ceremony about Medcare Hospitals and Medical Centres, the latest developments in the medical field, and the new facilities being offered at the ......read more
Ajman Bank Health Awareness Week will see Aster doctors educating over 450 employees on healthy lifestyle measures and providing free health check-ups.
The initiative is being conducted in alignment with Ajman Bank’s corporate responsibility objective of encouraging their employees to lead better and healthier lifestyles.
Dr. Aster Mobile Clinic - Aster’s mobile health service unit will visit 6 branches across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi to provide free health services.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 May, 2017: Aster Clinic, Ajman in partnership with Ajman ......read more
UAE, May 10, 2017- As part of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s commitment to provide distinguished health services to the UAE community, Undersecretary H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama recently visited Al Madam Health Center in Sharjah along with H.E. Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Hospitals Sector. The visit was one of the Ministry’s regular field trips being organized to check the efficiency of local health centers.
The center’s Director and medical staff welcomed the Ministry officials. H.E. ......read more
UAE, May 10, 2017- The American Hospital Dubai has announced that it recently acquired the industry-leading and state-of-the-art computerized tomography (CT) scanner with reduced radiation dose requirements, setting a new record as the first hospital in the entire Middle East region to own the ground-breaking medical equipment.
In a landmark move, the hospital purchased the Toshiba Aquilion One Genesis 640-slice CT scanner, the world’s first dynamic volume area detector CT system, to add to its list of cutting-edge health equipment. The CT scanner offers 320 detector ......read more
UAE, May 9, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), recently received H.E. Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE, at the Ministry’s office in Abu Dhabi to discuss opportunities for enhancing relations in the health sector. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Essa Ahmed Al Mansouri, Manager of the Undersecretary’s Office and Director of International Health Relations.
H.E. Al Olama welcomed H.E. Mollen and noted the strong relations between their two countries. During ......read more
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) places a burden on healthcare systems
Patients typically receive an antibiotic to kill the bacterial. Bacterial resistance to commonly used antibiotics has increased considerably over the past few decades
MRSA can spread rapidly among people having close contact with those infected
Complicated skin infections can progress extremely rapidly in severity
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9th May, 2017: In the Middle East, MRSA can pose major challenges to healthcare systems due to commonly used antibiotics losing their effectiveness and ......read more
Women, Men and couples facing fertility issues invited to attend.
Repeated IVF Failure, Recurrent miscarriages, Fertility laws, update on latest fertility treatments to be discussed at the session.
May 8th 2017, Dubai, UAE: Couples facing fertility problems such as repeated IVF failures and recurrent miscarriages can now find hope, support and guidance through UAE’s first and only IVF & Fertility Support Group. The Group, founded by Cassie Destino, an American expat in the country and mother of twins, is progressively becoming a pillar of strength for many who are finding ......read more
Aster DM Healthcare organized an International CME on Lifestyle Disorders, which saw the attendance of medical professionals from within the local and International network of Aster.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 8 May, 2017: With the objective of offering a platform for Doctors across different specialties, to come together and discuss latest treatment modalities and practices to ensure development by preventing lifestyle disorders, Aster DM Healthcare organized the fourth edition of Synerge International Medical Conference on ‘Lifestyle Disorders’ on Friday, 28th April ......read more
The initiative offered health check-up to more than 650 employees at Empower’s Head Quarters and Camp
Dubai, UAE, 8 May 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, conducted Wellness Programs to help, nurture and improve the health and well-being of its employees. The move falls in line with the company’s social responsibility programmes, and its commitment to support Dubai government's vision of a happy, healthy and safe society in accordance with its 2021 goal - ‘Inclusive and ......read more
UAE, May 8, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has organized an induction workshop for food catering companies to shed light on the objectives and the nutritional standards of the newly launched ‘Health Meeting’ initiative. The initiative supports the ongoing effort to promote workplace practices that make healthy eating choices available at all work-related events.
Dr. Fadila Mohammed Sharif, Director of the Health Education and Promotion Department, said that the initiative is part of Ministry of Health and Prevention - Health Promoting Work Environment Program, ......read more
A pediatric orthopedic awareness campaign on the prevention and cure of musculoskeletal concerns in children conducted by Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS)
United Arab Emirates, Dubai –8th May 2017: According to the World Health Organization, child injuries are a global public health problem. There is also high morbidity associated with childhood injuries: for every injured child who dies, there are several thousand children who live on with varying degrees of disability. A large proportion of these injuries (for example, drowning, burns, falls) occur in or around the ......read more
Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 7th May, 2017: Nearly 900-1000 additional ICU beds will be required by 2021 in the UAE to meet the growing demand for patient health care services, senior officials from LINET Group announced. The announcement was made in effect to the burgeoning health care sector in the UAE, which is currently witnessing a structural shift and poised to record a strong growth of 60 per cent in next five years to Dh103 million by 2021, ......read more
UAE, May 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Department of Clinical Quality and Health Accreditation in the Hospital Sector, has launched the ERMS initiative to establish rights for patients in the community, giving them further access to health care and health facilities, while providing them with comprehensive, efficient and effective services.
Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for MOHAP’s Hospitals Sector, said: “By launching the ERMS initiative, we aim to raise awareness among the community regarding patient rights ......read more
UAE, May 4, 2017- H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, Undersecretary of the Supportive Services Sector at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), recently inaugurated the 8th Travel Road Exhibition at MOHAP’s office in Dubai, in cooperation with Dnata. The exhibition was participated in by a number of international companies from the tourism and travel industries who presented MOHAP employees with the best travel and hotel offers.
The exhibition was attended by Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Ministry Undersecretaries, ......read more
UAE, May 4, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Department of Primary Health Care at the Dubai Healthcare City, has announced the official opening of the Dubai Specialized Dental Center in Al Hamriya. H.E. Dr. Nasser Khalifa Al Budoor, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry and the Director of Dubai Medical District, and H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, Undersecretary of the Supportive Services Sector led the traditional ribbon cutting to mark its official opening. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of Primary Healthcare ......read more
FUJAIRAH – May 5, 2017: Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has opened its well-known brand Emirates Hospitals Clinics in Fujairah, aimed at addressing the gap of quality care for residents in the emirate. The clinic was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah.
Strategically located in the FEWA Building on Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdulla Street in the heart of Fujairah, the state-of-the-art family clinic is the latest addition to Emirates Hospitals Group’s growing number ......read more
The patient was suffering from retinal detachment; was referred to RAK Hospital after two unsuccessful surgeries in her home country that left her blind.
Retinal detachment can lead to blindness in the affected eye.
Symptoms include light flashes or floaters, blurred vision and a curtain-like shadow over one’s visual field; patients should consult an eye specialist at the earliest
May 2, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: When Wafa Jamil Boudi, a 61-year-old Syrian resident, began experiencing light flashes and floaters in her right eye, she did not pay much attention to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel Hotel, the first holistic health and wellness resort in the Middle East with an aim to drive wellness tourism in the region.
This collaboration is in line with the vision of the Dubai Health Experience, which is overseen and implemented by the DHA. The MoU was signed in the presence of Shaikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Head of Municipality and Planning Department in Ajman.
DXH was launched in ......read more
In 2006, the WHO and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) launched the concept of the seven-star pharmacists to meet the needs and demands of the healthcare system and encourage the development of pharmacist
Pharmacists from Middle East countries including UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, KSA, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, Turkey & Romania attended the two day training workshops in Dubai
Through interactive workshops conducted by industry experts, the pharmacists were prepared for better engagement with patients and consumers
The workshops supported the idea of ......read more
NRL is the exclusive laboratory services provider to MOHAP for the breast and cervical cancer screening program.
NRL supports Ministry’s awareness campaign for the enhancement of women’s health and improvement of early cancer detection rates.
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 April 2017: National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, has expanded its partnership with the Ministry of Health & Prevention’s (MOHAP) to include laboratory testing for its breast cancer screening program, in addition to cervical cancer screening. Under ......read more
30 April 2017, Dubai, UAE: With asthma the most common chronic disease among children and increasing in prevalence , a pediatric respiratory expert from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) is calling for parents in the UAE to educate their children about the condition.
The burden of asthma is relatively higher in some countries in Africa, the Middle East and Western Europe when compared to the rest of the world . A 2009 survey conducted in Al Ain assessed the impact of asthma on school attendance and found that 62% of asthmatic boys and 72% of asthmatic girls missed at least ......read more
Statement follows ban on imports of vegetables and fruits from five countries earlier in the week
Dubai-UAE: 28 April, 2017 – Following the decision to ban imports of vegetables and fruits from select countries, His Excellency Sultan bin Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Under Secretary for Regions at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, stated that the decision comes as part of the Ministry's keenness to ensure the health and safety of consumers by confirming the entry of consignments that do not pose any danger to the public health.
He added: “This ban ......read more
Partners with UAE’s only IVF and Fertility Support Group to eliminate social stigma attached with infertility
April 28, 2017, Dubai, UAE: With the aim to provide education, raise awareness, support and encourage women and couples struggling with infertility, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, collaborates with the ‘IVF & Fertility Support Group – UAE’, the country’s exclusive forum for voicing out all issues related to infertility. Bourn Hall Fertility Centre will support the group’s growing membership by offering expert advice, ......read more
** During April, be in motion with the center’s fitness package offers **
This April, Motion Ladies Fitness Center, is launching three tempting fitness packages to get you motivated and fit, just in time for the summer. With something for everyone, the center wants to encourage woman to get moving.
Starting on 1st April 2017, the center will be launching the below fitness packages:
Strong and fit for summer combo offer:
If you like to keep your fitness routine interesting by doing different classes and exercise, then this is the fitness package ......read more
Abu Dhabi – April 26, 2017: Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) signed an agreement today to establish a medical tourism network for international patients travelling to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for healthcare and treatment services. The agreement was signed during TCA Abu Dhabi and HAAD’s participation at the 2017 Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which kicked off on April 24 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, and runs until April ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th of April 2017: INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, member of INDEX Holding, signed a cooperation agreement with International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine to host the 8th Edition of International Congress of the International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine in Dubai, UAE from 26 – 28 February 2018 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Chairman of INDEX Holding and Prof. Dr. Faisal AlNasir, Secretary General and Treasurer of the Society. According ......read more
UAE, 25 April, 2017- As part of the World Occupational Health and Safety Day, the Ministry of Health and Prevention is conducting a workshop today (April 25, 2017) in collaboration with the Arab Labor Organization, the World Health Organization and the International Labor Organization, in coordination with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization and the Federal Authority for Human Resources. The event is being held in the presence of H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of MOHAP, Dr. Ayesha Suhail, Director of Primary Healthcare ......read more
UAE, 24 April, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will host a workshop titled ‘The first National Forum for Safety & Occupational Health’ from April 25 to 27, 2017 at the Le Meridien - Dubai Airport Hotel. The event is being organized in cooperation with the Arab Labour Organization (ALO), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in coordination with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources. It will coincide with International Occupational Health ......read more
UAE, 24 April, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed the recommendations of the 6th National Pharmacovigilance Conference that was held previously in Dubai under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention
His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention shared that the conference came out with 10 recommendations as below:
1. Importance of building trust in the critical role of testing medicines ......read more
Dubai, UAE - April 20, 2017: Mobile Doctors 24-7, a state-of-the-art population health management control center available 24-7 at the click of a button, has announced a unique digital healthcare solution that combines teleconsultation, telemonitoring and home health to provide healthy, acute and chronic condition management for the UAE residents.
The service was introduced in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, at the recently concluded the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) program in ......read more
UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and the Drug Department, organized at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai the 6th National Conference of Continuum of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety in the UAE being held under the patronage of H.E. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention and in cooperation with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licenses and Chairman of the Higher ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2017: Cardiac surgeons from Dubai Hospital have successfully performed a complex emergency cardiac surgery that lasted more than 12 hours.
The surgery was performed on a 41-year-old Sri-Lankan expatriate who was first admitted to an emergency department of a private hospital. Upon diagnosis, the hospital requested a transfer to Dubai Hospital for immediate surgery.
The patient had a Type A Aortic Dissection, which is a life-threatening condition that needs immediate surgical intervention.
Dr Abdelrahman Al Jassmi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, ......read more
The special six-week program illustrates how to effectively manage the disease and helps patients live life to the fullest
Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation has developed an interactive Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) aimed to help chronic illness patients, particularly those afflicted with various forms of Arthritis, ‘self-manage’ their condition.
With two-hour long sessions taking place every Saturday for six weeks, Arthritis patients can sign up for the free-of-charge program to be hosted at the Towers Rotana Hotel in Dubai ......read more
UAE, April 19, 2017- Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Managing Director of Prime Healthcare Group, has been conferred the ‘Business Excellence Award 2017’ by the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) - Dubai, the only recognized representative organization of the emirate’s Indian business and professional community. He was recognized for his outstanding role in successfully leading the growth of the Group network of 12 medical centers, one super-specialty hospital, one state-of-the-art laboratory, and eleven pharmacies across the UAE in less than two decades. An orthopedic surgeon ......read more
UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American University of Beirut as part of its partnership with international academic institutions to share and exchange experiences in the field of vocational training for the health sector.
The agreement, which is renewable for another year, was signed at the Ministry’s office in Dubai by H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services of MOHAP, and Professor Hassan Diab, Vice President of the American University of Beirut ......read more
UAE, April 18, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention celebrated today (Tuesday, April 18, 2017) the World Malaria Day under the theme ‘Malaria-Free’ at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. Held under the presence of H.E. Dr. Yousef Al Serkal Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector, the event was attended by Ibrahim Obaid Al Naboodah, Director of the National Center for Malaria Vector Control along with Departmental Directors and representatives of various health authorities and municipalities.
Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of primary health care said ......read more