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    Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar conducts several happiness events across UAE

    Humanitarian leader spreads message of peace on the occasion of World Tolerance Day On a 4-day visit to the UAE, Gurudev inspires thousands to take up meditation to find inner strength and fulfilment Gurudev visited the country on the invitation of the Fujairah government November 19th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Meditation is the technology to expand the mind and the key to spread positivity and happiness among people. This was the crux of humanitarian and spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s message to the people of UAE on his 4-day visit to the country. Gurudev, who was in the UAE on the invitation of the Fujairah government, conducted series of talks and workshops across the UAE, teaching thousands of people the art of de-stressing themselves. The events, held in Fujairah, Sharjah and Dubai left a ......read more

    UAE's VPS Healthcare expands to Sudan offering tertiary and quaternary care

    Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:  VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.  Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. Senior officials of the Group led by Mr. Savnivise Gopinath, Director – VPS Healthcare, Dubai & India, signed agreements with the insurance companies in Sudan.  VPS Healthcare owns and operates over 125 medical centers, 22 hospitals, 15 brands with more than 13,000 employees spanning across the Middle East, Europe and India to provide comprehensive care and medical support services to patients from all strata of the society at ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility to host the region's largest, most prestigious conference for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in the UAE

    The conference will bring international experts to the region who will give insights on breakthroughs in fertility treatments  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018: The incidence of infertility is on the rise in the UAE. Research indicates that the causes can be attributed to both female and male conditions. Hence, there is a growing demand for infertility treatments. With the entry of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, couples have access to advanced, global quality IVF treatments, right here in the region.  As a leading provider of IVF services, IVI Middle East works continuously towards gaining a better understanding of the challenges couples face in starting a family. Though, some of these infertility problems might be similar to what has been seen in other parts of the world, but other ones are actually ......read more

    Pure Health celebrates a successful year of partnership with the UAE health ministry

    DUBAI – November 15, 2018:   Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, celebrated a successful year of partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) in providing leadership and innovations in the laboratory diagnostics sector.  In 2017, Pure Health took over operations of medical diagnostic laboratories under the Ministry of Health and Prevention, starting with 11 and expanding to over 82 laboratory facilities across all the United Arab Emirates. The laboratories were renovated and updated with state-of-the-art equipment and machines, and also staffed with high calibre laboratory expertise. This move initiated an advanced level of improvement in the efficiency of the laboratories. Pure Health provided the latest global technological solutions and advanced ......read more

    Smart technology and research to tackle diabetes.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2018:   On World Diabetes Day, which takes place on November 14 every year, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed to use of incorporating technology to provide holistic care to those with the disease. DHA is working with several international firms at the Dubai Future Accelerator’s initiative to evaluate and incorporate new technology to treat and manage the disease.   Senior DHA officials including Dr Younis Kazim, CEO of Dubai Healthcare Corporation (DHC) and Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of the Specialised Healthcare Services Sector, met with the companies at DFA, to discuss the use of latest technology in diabetes management. Dr Mohammed Redha, Director of Project Management Office, Informatics and Smart Health at the DHA said that the authority is keen to ......read more

    RAK Fun Zumbathon to mark World Diabetes Day

    The event, hosted by RAK Hospital will be held on 15th November 2018, 7pm – 9pm in Marjan Island In the UAE one in five people are diabetic while another one in five are pre-diabetic November 13th, 2018; RAK Al Khaimah, UAE: In their effort to create awareness about preventing and managing Diabetes with regular physical activity and to commemorate World Diabetes Day, RAK Hospital is organizing a fun Zumbathon on 15th November 2018. The fun event will transform Marjan Island stage into a red-hot, exhilarating dance fitness explosion from 7 pm – 9 pm on that day. Hundreds of participants are expected to dance out diabetes burning about 500,000 combined calories in one session, letting the music move them down a path to wellness and diabetes management and prevention. The Latin-inspired dance workout is one of the ......read more

    IAHV Rehabilitation and training program provide trauma relief to 14,000 refugees

    Emirati Woman spreading peace and happiness amongst war victims and refugees of the region November 12th, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a almost 18,000 people on completion. Focused towards war victims, youth, women and children, the tailor-made programs comprised numerous workshops in the region to help people cope with trauma of war, loss of lives and possessions and of being ......read more

    Roda Hotels and Resorts named front-runner and pioneer of the regions hospitality market and awarded two GCC Best Employer Awards through thriving properties Roda Al Bustan and Rod

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:    Established in 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts continues to flourish in the ever developing UAE hospitality industry. From the seven properties within its portfolio, two have been awarded at this years GCC Best Employer of the year awards, Roda Al Bustan for ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ and Roda Amwaj Suites for ‘GCC’s Best Employer’.  Puneet Baijal, General Manager of Roda Al Bustan, a 5-star hotel neighbouring Dubai International Airport, was awarded the ‘GCC’s Best General Manager – Hospitality’ award for his innovative leadership and unwavering efforts, both of which leave behind immensely satisfied guests and inject passion into the hotels teams and employees. The outstanding 5-star hotel boasts 279 ......read more

    Superhero Color Runners Prove We Are All Unstoppable!

    The Color Run presented by Daman, marks its sixth year with the most colorful yet! Dubai, UAE, 10th November 2018:   A colorful community of ‘superheroes’ turned out in force today at the sixth edition of The Color Run presented by Daman in the UAE. Proving that fun and fitness is very much at the forefront of residents’ minds in the UAE, the Happiest 5k on the Planet was enjoyed once again by thousands of Color Runners.  This year’s Color Run Hero Tour saw families, children, fit-squads and work besties – from babies to grandparents, teens to Millennials – happily dance, skip and run their way through the 5k route in their Hero Capes…and what a route it was! In the all-new Super Zone, Color Runners soared to new heights against the backdrop of the Dubai skyline while the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to transform healthcare with innovative technology.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is working with private companies from across the world to implement cutting-edge technologies to provide patients with the very best standards of care.  The initiative is part of the Dubai Future Foundation’s Dubai Accelerators programme. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA met with the four companies that are part of the DHA’s fifth Dubai Future Accelerators cycle. The DHA is working with these companies to brainstorm and discuss ways to implement these solutions in the health sector in Dubai.  Al Qutami said, “The Dubai Future Accelerators programme is a platform that provides us with an opportunity to explore the use of cutting-edge technology in the healthcare space. At the end of the day, ......read more

    Sprint for a Great Cause at Al Maha

    Join the Al Maha Fun Run to support Al Jalila Foundation's philanthropic endeavours   Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018:  With an aim to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle, Al Maha, A Luxury Collection, Desert Resort & Spa is all geared up to launch their 6th edition of the Al Maha 10km Fun Run at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve on Sunday, November 24th, 2018. Set in the midst of the royal Arabian dessert, Al Maha Fun Run encourages fitness buffs of Dubai, and neighbouring emirates, to participate and run for a philanthropic cause.     Located in the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR), Al Maha’s fabled charm is a nod to the Bedouin way of life and this desert resort epitomises the heritage and culture of the desert environment. Al Maha plays a significant role in achieving ......read more

    Mundipharma signs licensing agreement with Moberg Pharma to bring leading fungal nail treatment to MEA region

    EmtrixTM, the leading treatment for patients suffering from nail fungus and nail psoriasis, will be licensed by Mundipharma from the Swedish pharmaceutical company and to be marketed as part of the popular BETADINE® Infectious Disease portfolio   Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Mundipharma has signed a new agreement with Moberg Pharma, a specialist in topical treatments for nail and skin diseases, to commercialize its consumer healthcare product for the treatment of nail diseases in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).   An innovative and rapidly growing company, Moberg Pharma is one of the leading players in the treatment of nail diseases.  Moberg Pharma is promoting its brands in the US and UK as well through distributors across more than 30 countries.   Under the agreement Mundipharma will ......read more

    Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga's Flagship Studio opens in Burjuman.

    Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga expands its presence in Dubai; opens its flagship studio in Burjuman. It’s been an amazing and progressive journey for the Team BTAY since the inception of its first yoga studio in 1999. Known for its powerful combination of yoga techniques and modern exercises, Bharat Thakur Artistic Yoga plans to come up with new modes of yoga including a ground-breaking technique called Kaya Kalp, a 90 day programme that encompasses anti-ageing powers as well as pre-natal and post-natal yoga.   Located in Burjuman Business Tower, BTAY’s special evening commenced with an exclusive Meditation session conducted by the Yoga Guru Dr. Bharat Thakur himself. More than 400 yoga practitioners attended the session which was a unique one hour long, intense and deeply healing ......read more

    Two-day Carnival Extravaganza Announces the Start of Highly Anticipated Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018

    A record of over 40,000 Dubaians attended the Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on October 26 and 27, and rang in the city-wide movement in style with signature entertainment including the awe-inspiring Sound and Light Show and spectacular fireworks  Main Stage acts included a strong influential line-up of fitness professionals including professional boxer, Badou Jack and fitness guru, Emily Skye to inspire the crowds to get active  Vast range of all-inclusive, free events, activities and specilised zones including mass spinning, interactive cycling, yoga on the helipad and TechnoGym zone got participants started on their 30x30 journey Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30, 2018:   Dubai’s much-anticipated, month-long celebration of health and fitness got off to an exciting start over ......read more

    Prompt medical intervention saves German tourist's life

    Frank Wehner’s leisure trip to UAE was rudely disrupted when he was rushed to the ICU with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain  RAK Hospital quickly diagnosed the condition and performed urgent laparoscopic surgery to treat the condition; patient was able to recover in just four days 30th October, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   A happy vacation turned into an ugly life-and-death situation for 48-year-old Frank Wehner, a German tourist who was rushed to RAK Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, with a ruptured bowel and unbearable abdominal pain. A quick blood and radiological test by the hospital team revealed that the patient had already been suffering from colonic diverticular disease, a condition where small bulges or pockets can develop in the lining of the large intestine and can result in a hole or tear ......read more

    VPS Healthcare launches clinical research fellowships for Fatima College of Health Sciences nursing students

    UAE: 29th October, 2018: VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Royal Hospital and Medeor 24x7 International Hospital in Al Ain today announced the establishment of annual research fellowships for Abu Dhabi’s Fatima College of Health Sciences students. Every year, five nursing students will spend two weeks at some of the world’s top research institutions, observing the latest translational and clinical research methods. The fellowships were announced after the launch of the Moonshot Initiative, a first of its kind program in the region, to support broad-based, sustainable medical research in the UAE. The Initiative was introduced by VPS Healthcare and Abu Dhabi's Al Bayt Mitwahid Association. The Initiative will act as a catalyst to build a world-class clinical research agenda powered by state-of-the-art technology in the ......read more

    IVI Middle East Clinic to provide Fetal screening and diagnosis for women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies

    The center aims to provide streamlined care for women expecting a child Abu Dhabi, UAE, 29 October 2018:   With an aim to enhance fetal care, IVI Middle East has announced the launch of IVI Fetal Medical Center as a part of its extensive portfolio of services. The new facility will provide comprehensive diagnosis and screening for pregnant women with low as well as high-risk pregnancies. The new service will focus on achieving a healthy pregnancy for those expecting.  The specialists at the Fetal Medicine clinic utilise advanced technologies to screen and prevent any complications that may arise in both low and high-risk pregnancies through in-time and accurate diagnosis. “IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic has had a longstanding reputation for working towards achieving a healthy pregnancy. It gives me ......read more

    Research Unveils Many Women in Uae Do Not Take Steps to Check for Breast Cancer

    Aetna International survey finds 43% of women in UAE have never checked for breast cancer 30% of those surveyed admitted they would be “too scared” to visit a doctor if they suspect they have breast cancer Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  29 October, 2018 –   A recent YouGov survey undertaken by leading global health insurance provider Aetna International found that 43% of women in the UAE said they have never taken steps to check for breast cancer. The results demonstrate the need to strengthen awareness for women of all ages in the UAE to undertake regular checks and screenings.    The research also identified how the fear of seeking medical help can even contribute to late diagnosis of breast cancer. Almost a third (30%) of women said they were too scared to see a doctor even if ......read more

    Avivo Group Launches a Humanitarian Drive for Breast Cancer Survivors in the UAE

    Healthcare Group providing free surgeries for Breast Cancer Survivors The Breasthetica campaign to provide three complimentary breast aesthetic surgeries worth AED 300,000 29th October 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Avivo Group, one of the fastest growing healthcare organizations in the GCC, announced the launch of Breasthetica – a social impact campaign for breast cancer survivors in the UAE providing Post Cancer Breast Aesthetic Surgery. The campaign aims to help breast cancer survivors in the country through their recovery process by offering three women free breast aesthetic surgeries. After a mastectomy, breast aesthetic surgery can make a woman feel better about how she looks and can renew her self-confidence. The aesthetic surgeries will be performed by Avivo’s renowned team of board-certified plastic ......read more

    Al Tadawi Medical Centre organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Drive 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018:  Al Tadawi Medical Centre, a leading chain of community healthcare service provider in Dubai, launched a breast cancer awareness initiative and free screening programme focused on early detection to help reduce mortality rate.   The initiative will provide 250 women offering Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultation and free mammogram test starting from October 28, 2018 to November 30, 2018. The drive will educate women on the major causes of breast cancer, which are lifestyle related, especially food habits and lack of physical activities. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of Health Regulations Sector in Dubai Health Authority and was attended by the management and staff of Al Tadawi Medical Centre, Dubai. According to healthcare experts, women are advised to undergo ......read more

    The Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Event Kicks Off the Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE, October 27, 2018:   The cycle season continues and the Spinneys Dubai 92 Build-Up Ride 3 was part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge this morning with over 500 cyclists taking on the 65km route at Al Qudra Cycle Path and doing their bit to make Dubai one of the most active cities in the world.     There’s now just one more distance to cover before the 92km challenge on 14th December. The fourth, 85km Build-Up ride will be held on Friday, 23 November,  at Al Qudra Cycle Path and this will be the last ride before the biggest challenge of the season.   Following the event, cyclists and their friends and family enjoyed the lively cycle village with a number of delicious breakfast treats provided by Spinneys Dubai and fun and energetic activities for everyone to start the Dubai Fitness ......read more

    The LightHouse Arabia: November EventsThe LightHouse Arabia: November Events

    Discover how to find balance, live life with vitality and receive support when you need it with a range of paid and free to attend events at LightHouse Arabia this coming November  Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2018:  The LightHouse Arabia, a community mental health and wellness center on Al Wasl Road, offers a monthly schedule of events and workshops to address the mental health needs of adults and young people in the community, including workshops & seminar training and free- to-attend support groups.     This November, The LightHouse Arabia are offering a wide variety of events. A small selection are as follows:      Relationship Revival Seminar Series   Wednesday, November 21st, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Adults (18+ years)  Topic: Constructive Communication in ......read more

    Al Ghurair Centre Joins Dubai Fitness Challenge With Free Group Exercises

    Dubai, 25 October 2018:  The second season of Dubai Fitness Challenge is back and Al Ghurair Centre invites residents of Dubai to kick-start their exercise regimen.  In collaboration with Gold’s Gym Dubai, Al Ghurair Centre has unveiled numerous free fitness programs that will be lined-up every week from October 26 till November 24. All the programs are carefully designed to involve people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels to exercise every day. Located within the ground floor of the mall, all participating guests can register on the spot with the team stationed at the fitness zone.  The schedule for the free fitness classes are mentioned below:    Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy complimentary fitness classes throughout the week and also avail free BMI and body fat-muscle ratio tests for ......read more

    On Your Marks, Get Set, Go: Dubai Fitness Challenge Kicks Off With a Spectacular Opening Weekend Carnival at Dubai Festival City on 26 & 27 October

    Signature entertainment including a flagship multimedia show and fireworks display will announce the start of Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 on Friday 26 October All inclusive, fully-free range of events, activities, specialised zones including mass spinning,  interactive cycling, yoga on the helipad and TechnoGym zone will get participants started on their 30x30 journey Huge range of sports to explore from Cardio Football on two custom made pitches, and FIFA World Cup Championship Experience to Dragon Boat racing, and holistic wellbeing in its own dedicated zone Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 October 2018: The much-awaited Dubai Fitness Challenge gets off to a roaring start this weekend with an incredible two days of fun activities, team and individual sports, stage acts and a host of events to keep all of Dubai ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Fitness First to promote an active lifestyle for Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Fun workouts and prizes from 26 October to 24 November      Dubai, 24 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is partnering with Fitness First to host a range of activities including body mass index measurements, group exercises, workout competitions, morning walks and more, in support of the Dubai Fitness Challenge that is running from 26 October to 24 November.    In line with the mission of the Challenge to encourage UAE residents to get active for 30 minutes every day, Ibn Battuta Mall is hosting fitness activities at China Court led by experts from Fitness First.    Body mass index checkups: from 26 October to 24 November    Specialists from Fitness First provide free in-body composition analysis to visitors at a dedicated kiosk from 10am to ......read more

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    IVI Fertility Muscat clinic to offer couples FREE First IVF consultation for one full month

    Global total of babies born as a result of IVF and other advanced fertility treatments is more than 8 million Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Infertility is not an unheard of phenomenon today. At a time when one in five couples run into difficulties conceiving a child, IVF is a ray of hope for millions of couples that look forward to having their own families. And over the last few years, there has been a notable IVF baby boom. The science has helped realize the dream of many couples including those who had completely given up hope. The recognition of this science, world over, is ......read more

    Henkel opens first Beauty Care Lab in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Henkel has officially inaugurated its first Beauty Care laboratory in the Middle East. As a further milestone of Henkel’s continuous investment in the region, the new facility provides state-of-the-art technology to innovate and test Beauty Care products tailored specifically for the consumers in the Middle East.  The new Beauty Care laboratory is the second Henkel lab in Dubai, with the first one being opened in 2013 for the Laundry & Home Care Business Unit. The facility is the latest addition to the global network of 22 major R&D ......read more

    Dubai Diabetes Centre to expand services

    DDC to introduce obesity clinic DDC currently studying the use of Artificial Intelligence to detect diabetic retinopathy Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2018:  The Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC), the emirate’s only dedicated multidisciplinary diabetes centre, will undergo expansion services to enhance its capacity and cater to a larger number of patients.   The estimated number of people with diabetes in 2015 was 415 million and in 2040, it can reach up to 642 million. In the UAE, it is estimated one in five people are diabetic and another one in five are ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE)

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 23, 2018:   In a bid to provide free high-cost cardiac surgeries and other humanitarian aid services in the medical field, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment (MBRCHE).  The two organisations have a long-standing relationship and the aim of the MoU is to expand cooperation to reach out to individuals and communities in need of medical services.  The MoU will enable the DHA to provide medical treatment to those with financial ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority holds summer training program for Emirati students.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) began its one-month summer training program for 170 E¬mirati students as part of its efforts to develop national talent in the medical sector. The launch of the program took place in collaboration with Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences at Dubai Healthcare City. Amna Al Suwaidi, Director of Human Resources at the DHA said, “Fostering national talent in the medical sector is a key strategic objective of the DHA. Summer training has multiple advantages for ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention signs agreement with GSK to ensure delivery of medical supplies during emergencies

    UAE, July 21, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) signed a strategic agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Export Limited (GSK) for the provision and distribution of medical and pharmaceutical stocks in emergency situations. The agreement falls in line with the efforts to strengthen the UAE’s medical health security, according to the Article (4) of Cabinet Decision No. 39 of 2015. The list of medicines covered under the agreement includes several products for the treatment of respiratory diseases, nervous system diseases, infections, urology diseases, genecology and ......read more

    Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities in UAE

    Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.   According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.    Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.  Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2018:   With increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in UAE, experts are urging communities to be more aware of early symptoms of heart diseases, and get ......read more

    Rashid Hospital doctors save life of elderly patient by performing first-of-its-kind procedure in Dubai.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2018:  There were several complications along the way and time was not on their hands, but the multidisciplinary team at Rashid Hospital successfully carried out the first pulmonary embolism catheter directed clot lysis procedure in Dubai saving the life of a 64-year-old Arab expatriate. Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is caused by blood clots that travel from the legs to the lungs and block the blood flow to the lungs.  Dr Shibu Bahuleyan, Cardiologist at Rashid Hospital said, “The patient was brought ......read more

    The Factors that Trigger Infertility are Common in Men & Women

    Studies indicate that 40 percent of the infertility cases are caused by men, 40 percent by women and the other 20 percent correspond to mix or combined causes Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2018:    There is a misconception that infertility affects women more than men.  Both are impacted equally, according to experts at IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic – UAE’s leading infertility services institution.  “Infertility impacts both men and women. It is important to know that this problem does not concern the woman only. Our research proves that there are ample ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority discusses collaboration with British healthcare firms.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the British Embassy. The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates and included Karen Baggaley, Healthcare Trade and Investment Advisor at the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Claus Peter Rees, High Value Opportunity Specialist at the British Embassy in Dubai.  Al Qutami highlighted the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority sign MoU to implement Dubai School Health Policy.

    Schools to encourage students to increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week. School healthcare staff to receive training on comprehensive child screening. All school clinic set-ups in Dubai to be unified  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018:   In a move to help implement the comprehensive Dubai School Health Policy, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).    DHA developed the five-year policy after extensive consultation with ......read more

    Dubai health facilities rating system underway

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will rate all healthcare facilities including public and private hospitals and day-care health centres in Dubai in accordance with the Dubai Health Facilities Performance Framework (DHFPF)   The framework, known as Qeyas, will be finalized and implemented by the beginning of next year and has five pillars which include patient safety, clinical quality, patient happiness, financial and operational indicators.   The DHA’s Health Regulation Sector held a workshop today with the private ......read more

    50-80 percent of football injuries affect feet and legs

    Proper precautions and preventative measures can lower the risk of injuries United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15th July 2018:  With the football World Cup fever gripping the world, it is natural to assume that footballers are pain free. However, constant twists, turns and sudden changes of direction involved in football can put the legs and feet of a footballer under tremendous strain. It has been observed that 50-80 percent of football injuries affect the feet and legs. 40-45 percent of leg injuries involve ankle injuries and foot pain, while knee injuries account for 25 percent of leg ......read more

    Rashid Hospital doctors save sea captain's life using a highly sophisticated procedure

    Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:   The odds were against him. More than 90 percent of people with basilar artery occlusion don’t survive if they are not treated correctly, but lucky for sea captain Renato Garcia, the timely and effective care he received by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved his life.  The sea captain was left completely paralyzed after suffering a brain stroke while working on his ship.  “One minute I was fine and the next I felt dizzy. I then blacked out and when I woke up, the paramedics were carrying me to the ambulance. I felt trapped in my ......read more

    Boehringer Ingelheim R&D pushes to transcend disease boundaries

    Promising first-in-class and potential medical breakthrough pipeline projects presented at R&D Press Conference  80 clinical and pre-clinical projects of which 65% have first-in-class and breakthrough potential  Highlight: First-in-class monoclonal antibody shows potential in multiple inflammatory diseases 15 new medicines could potentially be approved by 2025 in immunology, CNS, oncology, respiratory and cardiometabolic diseases   Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018:  Family-owned pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim presented its latest pipeline ......read more

    The Breastfeeding Friends Society provides education and psychological support to mothers

    Sharjah – 14 July 2018 :  The Breastfeeding Friends Society, one of the health promotion associations at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, continues to organize the monthly “Forum for mothers”, in cooperation with a variety of local and private hospitals in Sharjah. The association aims to use these forums to educate mothers on the importance of breastfeeding, and to exchange experiences and tips on coping with breastfeeding and motherhood. A delegation from the society organizes 5 to 6 monthly visits to mothers in various maternity wards, where the ......read more

    Experts urge residents to recognize early signs of Heart Disease

    Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities, affirming foray into tertiary care services in UAE Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.   According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.    Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.  Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention recalls some anti-hypertensive medications containing Valsartan

    UAE, 10 July, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) issued a circular ordering the recall of some antihypertensive medicines containing the active ingredient Valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical after the detection of impurities in the active ingredient.  This recall is a precautionary measure taken by the Ministry following the report issued by the European Medicines Agency indicating the detection of a contamination of the active ingredient with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical that might lead to cancer. Valsartan is a ......read more

    Nabadat initiative to provide free heart surgeries to more than 100 Indian children

    The Nabadat (Arabic for heartbeat) Initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority provides free cardiac surgeries and medical care to children whose parents cannot afford treatment. Many of the families came from small towns, 1200 kilometers away from Mumbai, to provide their children with an opportunity to receive free treatment.  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 10, 2018:   More than 100 Indian children will receive a new lease of life due to free heart surgeries that the cardiac ......read more

    HP Collaborates with Abu Dhabi's Danat Al Emarat Hospital to Re-invent Patients' Experience

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ÜJuly 10, 2018 –   HP Inc., a global leader in innovative technology, has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and children’s medical needs. In partnership with GE Healthcare, HP is re-inventing patients’ experience by utilizing its state-of-the-art Latex Printing Technology to design and print a fun, ......read more

    New hope for patients as world's first and only approved therapy to treat two types of multiple sclerosis (MS), progressive and relapsing forms of MS, launches in the UAE

    First and only medicine approved to treat two types of MS: relapsing forms of MS (RMS) and PPMS  First and only approved disease-modifying therapy for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), one of the most disabling forms of MS    First and only approved MS treatment to target the immune cells, thought to be responsible for the damage that leads to disability  Dubai, 10th July, 2018:   OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab), a first of its kind therapy for both relapsing (RMS) and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (PPMS), amongst the most ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention introduces Virtual Reality in rehabilitation of stroke patients

    UAE, 9 July 2018- In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the vital projects within the framework of UAE Centennial Plan 2071 to improve government performance, accelerate achievement and build creative and innovative work environments, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced its plans to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation in physiotherapy for stroke patients, patients suffering from balance disorder and children with development disorders, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's syndrome, using artificial intelligence techniques to provide ......read more

    Free Hepatitis C screening and treatment now included in the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme.

    The basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of Hepatitis C All Dubai visa holders (who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover) are now eligible for Hepatitis C screening as per international best practice criteria. The initiative will especially benefit those with limited insurance coverage and will reduce late detection of the disease. Joint efforts of the Authority, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers with an aim to focus on preventive community medicine, led to the culmination of this ......read more

    Rashid Hospital becomes first in the Middle East to launch state-of-the-art catherization lab

    The lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology that will directly improve patient outcomes and experience.  Advances in technology can significantly help not only save lives but also minimize the invasiveness of cardiac procedures. The Heart Navigator System and the Dynamic Road Map feature are only available in the cath lab at Rashid Hospital in the Middle East. The cardiology department is the second busiest unit in the hospital after the Emergency and Trauma Centre. Out of the total admissions in the cardiology department, 50 to 60 per cent of the procedures are performed ......read more

    Prime Healthcare Group achieves 'Superbrands' status for third year in a row

    UAE, July 4, 2018 - Prime Healthcare Group has revealed being awarded 'Superbrands' status for the third straight year--demonstrating its excellent performance as one of the country's top healthcare companies. The achievement also reflects the company's significant role as a premier provider of medical services. Being recognized for 'Superbrands' status also highlights why Prime Healthcare Group stands apart from other healthcare companies in the UAE--sealing its reputation as a distinct market leader for the industry. Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Managing Director of Prime ......read more

    Mubadala Healthcare's Healthpoint Launches Integrated Information System and Achieves Top Industry Recognition

    UAE, July 2, 2018 - Mubadala Healthcare and Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, have collaborated to implement Cerner’s integrated electronic health record (EHR) at Mubadala Healthcare’s Healthpoint facility. “We are pleased to be one of the first hospitals in the Middle East to upgrade our health information system with the latest Cerner software,” said Dr. Jose Lopez, CEO, Healthpoint Abu Dhabi. “Our patients will benefit from a seamless experience that starts with their arrival at the check-in desk. The new software will help us access the ......read more

    Dubai to host 7th edition of International Genetic Disorders Conference 2018

    There are more than 400 genetic disorders in the UAE. Mandatory pre-marital screening has been successful in drastically reducing the incidence of new Thalassemia cases. Prevention vital tool to reduce incidence of these diseases Genetic advances such as predictive genetic testing means genes are no longer a deciding factor of disease. Advances in technology to radically reduce new cases and help better manage existing ones. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 2, 2018:   Dubai will host the 7th International Genetic Disorders Conference which aims to bring together ......read more

    ProVita International Medical Center Treats a Stroke Patient Back to Health

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 1, 2018:   NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the pioneer for post-acute care including long term care, post-acute rehabilitation and home health services in the UAE, nursed a patient back to health following a brain stroke.   Tamer, a 45-year-old Egyptian resident of Abu Dhabi, was admitted to NMC ProVita’s inpatient Multi-Disciplinary Medical Rehabilitation Program in March 2018, after having suffered a brain stroke which resulted in ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention announces Visiting Doctors Program for July 2018

    UAE, 27 June, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the details of their Visiting Doctors Program for July 2018, highlighting the scheduled visits will be in the following hospitals: Al Kuwait Hospital, Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital and Saqr Hospital. They will provide their medical services in their key specializations including gastroenterology, gynecology and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Barham Abu Dayyeh, a Consultant in Gastroenterology and Advanced Endoscopy - Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Director of Bariatric and ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program (CCHD) for Newborns

    UAE, 27 June 2018 - Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening program for all newborns. As part of the program launch, the MOHAP is equipping 9 hospitals across 5 emirates, Newborns delivered at these hospitals will now be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using Eve – the first large-scale worldwide installation of Eve on Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeters from MASIMO.  The ministry has put in place necessary logistical and technical infrastructure for the effective implementation of the program, which ......read more

    Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain Signs MoU with Fatima College of Health Sciences

    Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain, a multi-speciality family hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fatima College of Health Sciences to facilitate academic collaboration and educational development opportunities for UAE Nationals.  The MoU was signed by Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain and Dr. Daryl A.Cornish, Director of Fatima College of Health Sciences at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain. The MoU will provide a platform ......read more

    DHA focuses on expanding reach of telemedicine

    Primary healthcare centres will continue to explore the use of technology to improve patient care United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 25, 2018:   More than 1,000 patients have benefited since the launch of the headache clinics at Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centres last year. Dubai Health Authority (DHA) introduced a headache clinic in these two focal primary healthcare centres (PHCs) after examining the high volume of patients who come in complaining of headaches.  To provide specialised care, family physicians connected patients at the centres with ......read more

    Philips ranked amongst 25 great places to work for in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, was ranked as one of the best places to work for in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Great Place to Work (GPTW).  The recognition is in line with Philips objectives of fostering a collaborative working environment that is driven towards performance excellence.  Philips’ people strategy focuses on three core pillars that guide the company’s initiatives and practices across the Middle East. This creates a culture of performance, promoting diversity and inclusion ......read more

    Timely surgery saves infant from imminent brain damage

    Neurosurgeon at RAK Hospital saves a four-month-old Nigerian boy from stunted developmental growth and loss of physical and mental activities The baby was suffering from fluid accumulation within the brain with progressive swelling of the head June 24, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Performing a challenging brain surgery against many odds and under critical circumstances, doctors at RAK Hospital saved a four-month-old baby from brain damage, mental retardation and even death.  Abdullahi David, a Nigerian infant was flown in from his native country to Ras Al Khaimah ......read more

    Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation technique.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 20, 2018:   Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation known as InterStim technique for the treatment of fecal incontinence and chronic constipation. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Many factors can cause this condition such as nerve or muscle damage. Some causes of nerve or muscle damage can be due to childbirth, constant straining during bowel movements, spinal cord injury or stroke. Rashid Hospital recently successfully conducted this procedure for two patients; one of ......read more

    Dubai Cares launches ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk' program in Zimbabwe to promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behavior among school children

    The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program will benefit 25,000 girls aged 10-12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2018:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched a new program in Zimbabwe titled “WASH UP! Girl Talk” in partnership with Sesame Workshop. The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program aims to empower primary school-aged children to practice and promote healthy water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors, particularly around menstrual health. This 2-year program is set to impact a total of 25,000 girls aged 10 to 12 ......read more

    Fatima Bint Hazza Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club

    Abu Dhabi - June 18, 2018:   Under the gracious patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy, President of the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain Ladies Club, officially inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Club’s headquarters.   Her ......read more

    Al Qutami ensures preparedness of DHA health facilities ahead of Eid holidays

    DHA announces timings of health facilities during Eid Al Fitr holidays United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 13, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has discussed preparedness of DHA facilities with top officials to ensure smooth delivery of health services during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.   Additionally, he visited today Rashid Hospital’s Trauma and Emergency Centre to discuss health service delivery during the holidays.   Al Qutami was briefed about the round-the-clock shift system and other ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital introduces ‘Lose More Win More' campaign in support of UAE's quest to fight obesity

    Obesity is a major cause of NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases) which account for 76% of all deaths in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 June, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital has announced the results of its ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign which is an employee drive designed to raise awareness on the importance of combatting obesity in UAE. The campaign involved an employee challenge to lose weight with monetary prizes as an incentive. The programme is aimed at fighting obesity in line with the UAE’s national agenda which includes 10 specific health goals to be achieved by 2021, ......read more

    Emirati double amputee becomes first in the region to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Mediclinic, Mercuris and Immensa Technology Labs, an Emirati double amputee recently became the first to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics. The department of humanitarian services at the DHA fully supported and funded the initiative.  Twenty-five year old Emirati, Fahad Mohammed Ali, a Paralympic champion was able to walk with the maximum feeling of anatomical function due to his 3D prosthetics.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, ......read more

    Eight Tips to Avoid Overindulging this Eid

    Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  As Eid is a celebration with family and food at its core, one is surrounded by traditional abundance, which makes it all too easy to overindulge in the plentiful delicious treats that are available during this time. Spinneys Dubai’s health and nutrition expert, Freda Molamphy, gives some simple tips to bear in mind that should help to keep food intake a little more balanced and ensure you have a healthy and happy Eid At family meals and Eid celebrations, take small portions of the wonderful foods on offer – savour each food and eat ......read more

    DHA Hospitals becomes first in the Emirate to use clip technology by angiography for valve repair of heart patients.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 10, 2018:   The Dubai Heart team consisting of cardiologists from Dubai and Rashid Hospital conducted the first MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair by angiography in Dubai for an 81-year-old elderly patient with a leaky mitral valve.  The MitraClip device is used for treatment of people with mitral regurgitation (MR), a serious, progressive heart disease in which the mitral valve does not close properly, allowing blood to flow backward into the heart, this causes shortness of breath, fatigue and if left untreated can ultimately lead ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital surgeon saves patient from losing normal hand functions

    Major health losses from minor accidents can be avoided if addressed rightly in time Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018: Sudip Adhikari, a 25-year-old Nepalese expat working in the UAE,was admitted to Zulekha Hospital Dubai after crushing his finger in a sliding door of a vehicle resulting in the amputation of his middle finger. Adhikari rushed to the hospital and had preserved the amputated part of his finger by storing it in ice, initial examinations revealed the loss of the finger nail bed and pulp tissue. Dr. Srikanth Varma Racherla, Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon at Zulekha hospital Dubai ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE – FIFA World Cup

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  The FIFA Football World Cup is just few weeks away and Al-Futtaim ACE has a fun range of products to host the perfect game night including football themed beanbags, chairs and floor cushions to a wide range of serveware, drinkware and snack and dip trays and more.    Customers can also win prizes up to AED 10,000 by shopping for AED 250 or more at any of the eight Al-Futtaim ACE stores located across the UAE.    SKU PRODUCT DESCRIPTION   PRICE (AED)  174870 Igloo 4QT Mini Playmate ......read more

    Four Ministry of Health and Prevention healthcare centres receive international healthcare re-accreditation

    UAE, June 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that four of its primary healthcare centres in Dubai have received the Renewal of JCI Accreditation for the application of standards and specifications in line with global requirements and international best practices. The Al Rashidiya, Al Muhaisnah, Hor Al Anz, and Al Ittihad medical centres received this accreditation renewal for providing high quality healthcare services and management, patient and crew safety and upkeep of infrastructure and facilities, in accordance with internationally established standards, ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention wins ‘Global Winner Award' in ‘Idea of the Year' category of Ideas Arabia 2018

    UAE, 5 June, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) won the ‘Global Winner 2018’ award during its participation at the Ideas Arabia 13th International Conference & Competition 2018, which was held under the theme ‘Spirit of Innovation.’  The event witnessed Dubai Quality Group and its Ideas Arabia subgroup honor winners from various categories of the competition. The Ideas Arabia Competition 2018 highlighted the innovations and creations developed by employees and individuals that were implemented by the organizations to achieve quality results ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority marks Zayed Humanitarian Day

    This day is marked to remember the Founding Father's philanthropy and humanitarian work. To mark this day, the DHA has collaborated with Dar Al Ber society to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to people in countries of need. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 4, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority held several  initiatives to mark “Zayed humanitarian Day,” an annual event held in the memory of the Founding Father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Held on the 19th day of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1425, it coincides with ......read more

    Helping Restore The Lost Confidence for Moms

    Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. Pregnancy can be tough on a woman's body - from the rapid weight gain (and subsequent loss), to over-expanding skin, to a baby pressing against your internal organs for months on end. In most of the cases, patients consult plastic surgeons because they are not comfortable with the way they feel physically and emotionally after the child bearings.  Plastic surgery is an option to restore and give back to the patient the lost confidence improving the shape of their bodies or improving the scars ......read more

    Blood donation awareness a constant need in Ramadan

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2018:  The DHA-run Blood Donation Centre is encouraging donors, especially those with rare blood groups to continue donating during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Dr Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Health Authority run Dubai Blood Donation, said: “The centre will be open after Iftar so that people who are fasting also have an opportunity to donate blood after breaking the fast. We also hold regular blood donation campaigns. Each year, we find that people come forward and readily donate blood during the Holy Month and we are thankful to the ......read more

    Panasonic boosts efforts in increasing asthma awareness, holds asthma health fair for employees

    Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:   Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa (PESMAF), a division of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), continues to help raise further awareness about asthma in view of the increasing rates of asthma prevalence in the UAE.  A study conducted across the Middle East revealed that 13 per cent of the country’s population suffer from asthma, which is considered among the highest in the region. PESMAF, recognizing the personal and economic burden of asthma, recently organized an awareness campaign for PMMAF employees in ......read more

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