Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 23, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a MOU with the Dubai Government Human Resources Development (DGHR) to rotate national workforce between government and private departments and to train frontline DHA employees.
The aim of the MoU is to develop employee expertise through structured on‐the‐job training and to provide them with experience across various entities.
The MoU is part of a series of MoU’s that DGHR signed with various private and governmental entities to strengthen and develop national talent.
HE Abdulla Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director-General of DGHR signed MoU’s with HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA, HE Ahmed Mahboob Misbah, Director General of Dubai Customs, HE Arif Al Muhairi, ......read more
40 to 60 % of women who have undergone myomectomy for removal of fibroids have conceived successfully post-treatment
Submucosal or a fibroid larger than six cm in diameter, may impede conception by up to 70 percent
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 September 2018: Painful and heavy periods, bloating and constipation are common indicators of women with uterine fibroids. However, in the UAE many young women ignore these symptoms because of a common misconception that such fibroids only affect older women. According to Dr Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, Abu Dhabi, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, uterine fibroids can affect any woman in the reproductive age group, as their growth is dependent on the production of oestrogen and progesterone - hormones that maintain and regulate the female reproductive system.
It is ......read more
International Patient Experience Symposium will align UAE’S patient experience practices with global standards
Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018: UAE has made improving healthcare delivery a key plank of its Vision 2030. The state envisions to enhance the health of individuals and societies in the region through the provision of comprehensive and excellent health services, in a healthy and sustainable environment, through implementing policies, legislations, programs and effective partnerships locally and internationally.
Digital transformation and transition to value-based care are pushing care providers to change their patient experience approach. As patient experience moves center stage at many of the nation’s health systems, leaders responsible for this function are tackling issues related to a maturing ......read more
Dubai, September 20, 2018: A graduate of Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has been honoured by the Supreme Commander of Dubai Police, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, for inventing an innovative that device that analyses air quality and helps asthma and allergy sufferers avoid contaminated areas.
Inspired by his sister’s struggle with asthma, Saeed Matar Al-Jabri, who is currently studying for a Masters in Information Technology Management and Governance at CUD, came up with the idea while pursuing his undergraduate engineering studies at the university.
Saeed explained, “I was embarking on my final graduation project and felt that I could use my technical skills to develop something that would really make a difference. My sister had been suffering severely from asthma, requiring frequent ......read more
Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, aims to create awareness on heart diseases and to provide a proactive approach to avoid cardiac issues
Increasing number of people in their 20s becoming victims to cardiac issues
Spin the “Health Wheel” to win fabulous and exciting prizes from bicycles to weighing scales to free consultations with doctors, dietician and fitness trainer
September 19th 2018; Dubai, UAE: Focusing more on prevention rather than cure, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is offering free ECG and cardiac consultation with Dr Mukesh Nathani, Specialist Cardiologist at the Center just ahead of the World Heart Day. Scheduled for September 22nd and 29thbetween 9am and 5pm the camp will be open to UAE residents across all ages. As a measure of encouragement the Center has ......read more
Dubai, UAE – September 18, 2018: Today, MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization founded and chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78, launched the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic). This is the fourth major collaborative effort between MIT and Community Jameel.
• Launched today, J-Clinic builds on MIT expertise across multiple scientific disciplines
• This is the fourth major collaboration between MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization
• New center will harness the power of machine learning for preventative medicine, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery and development
• This work ......read more
The partnership will see Aster setting up Centres of Excellence in Nigeria, offering solutions to complex medical issues
Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018: Aster DM Healthcare, a leading integrated healthcare services provider in Asia, announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with a leading university hospital in Nigeria. Aimed at addressing the need gaps in the Nigerian healthcare sector, the partnership with Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) will see the Company setting up centres of excellence across specialties and also a Telemedicine unit managed by Aster DM Healthcare’s internationally certified specialists, majority of whom are from Aster’s network of 11 hospitals in India.
The announcement came against a wider backdrop of Nigeria scoring poorly among United Nations ......read more
Procedure could help doctors treat disease before it spreads – without drastic surgery
Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018: A new minimally invasive surgery could provide a breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer, based on a review of some of the first patients to receive the procedure.
Currently performed at just a handful of medical centers internationally, ‘microcoil localization’ allows doctors to pinpoint and remove tiny nodules in the lungs without damaging additional healthy tissue.
“Rather than cutting out an entire lobe, or potentially even an entire lung, we can just take out a small bit of tissue,” said Jason Lempel, M.D., a thoracic radiologist at Cleveland Clinic in the United States. “We’re able to treat patients with early-stage lung cancers quickly and thus ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018: The organizing committee of the Sehati (My Health) conference have chosen the speakers and the program content for the 7th edition of the conference. The conference will be organized by the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah during November 27-29.
The committee also decided to organize a youth-run workshop attended by 100 of their peers during the next edition of the conference. The decision came in light of the selection of the youth age group as a target for the activities of this year’s conference. The workshop will review ways to help the youth avoid obesity and to sustain their health in the future.
These decisions were made during the fourth meeting held by the organizing committee of the 7th edition of Sehati conference, which recently ......read more
A full day of free activities to be organised on October, 12th to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness
Dubai, UAE, 11th September 2018: The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) announced that it will hold a public community event on 12th October at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Concurrent with this year’s theme - ‘Don't Delay, Connect Today', the Foundation will host a number of activities led by arthritic patients including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions and free bone density tests, all designed to create greater awareness of the chronic disease.
With more than 50 million people around the world diagnosed with some form of arthritis and one in five people in the UAE, it is imperative that preventative ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 6, 2018: In line with the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) policy to continue providing specialized medical care to the population of Dubai, the Authority is hosting visiting doctors who are currently practicing medicine in countries such as America and Belgium.
This is an ongoing program and the Authority hosts visiting doctors on a monthly basis to provide consultation to patients in highly specialized and super-specialized medical fields.
Visiting doctor- Dubai Hospital:
Dr Bruno Dillmans, Bariatric Surgeon from Belgium will be in Dubai Hospital from 22 to 25 September and Dr A. Kurian Joseph, Gynecologist from India will be in Dubai Hospital from 16 to 20 September.
Visiting doctor- Rashid Hospital:
Dr Sahni Singh and Dr. Matthew Scot Boyce, Consultant ......read more
Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East
After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health.
Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality in schools can be. Fatigue, headaches, dizziness, coughing, and eye, nose and throat irritation are symptoms of poor air quality in learning ......read more
Starting on September 6th, the once-a-month classes will focus on nutrition during and after pregnancy to ensure health benefits for both mother and child
One in three pregnant women lose control over their calorie intake, potentially leading to various health issues
September 4, 2018, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: With the aim to educate women on the importance of balanced nutrition for expectant mothers and babies, RAK Hospital has announced free Antenatal Classes on the first Thursday of every month, starting from Thursday, 6th September. The interactive monthly sessions, “Nutrition During and After Pregnancy”, will be held between 11am and 11:45am and provide in-depth guidelines on diet programmes best suited for each month of pregnancy to ensure the growth of a healthy foetus. Classes will be held at ......read more
KCH opens a new medical centre, which bridges healthcare in Dubai Marina, cementing KCH’s plans to create a triangle of care in Dubai
Future expansion includes upcoming 100 bed hospital in Dubai Hills
Dubai, 3rd September, 2018: King’s College Hospital London in the UAE (KCH) officially opened the doors of its Marina Medical Centre this morning, the first facility with British NHS standards to be located in Dubai Marina. Alongside the new home for KCH, the newly appointed CEO, Christian Schuhmacher, announced KCH’s plans on providing international standards of care and focussing on primary healthcare as frontline care.
The centre was inaugurated by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and H.E. Ahmed H. Al Tayer, Chairman of King’s ......read more
Prestigious award recognizes three-decade of commitment in making quality healthcare affordable and accessible.
Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018: Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 10th edition of The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) Healthcare Excellence Awards. The prestigious accolade is in recognition of his valuable contribution and efforts in the field of healthcare.
Under his leadership, Aster DM Healthcare in the last 31 years has become one of the few entities across the globe providing the complete circle of care from primary, secondary, tertiary to quaternary medical care. Starting with a single doctor clinic in Dubai in 1987, when healthcare was still in its primitive stages in the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 30, 2018: School premises will be filled with the chatter of children and as the gates open to welcome kids’ back-to-school, there are a few tips that can make the transition from holidays to academic life easier.
The DHA’s dedicated school health department recommends that parents should allow children to settle into their new routines over a period of two weeks.
Set bedtimes, even on weekends:
“The first thing to focus on is sleep patterns as that affects the child’s attention span and ability to function through the day,” says Dr Badreyya Al Ehremi, Director of Public Health at the DHA. “School children need nine to eleven hours of sleep depending on their age. Once school starts, it is very important to follow the same sleep pattern ......read more
Sharjah - 29 August 2018: The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized a workshop entitled “First Aid in cases of heat exhaustion.” The event, which is one of the activities organized as part of the 5th edition of the “Health and Tourism 2018” campaign, is being held under the slogan 'Umbrella' and will take place during 1-30 August.
The workshop, which was held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, focused on raising awareness on the concept of heat exhaustion, and educating the community on the best health practices that prevent it. The workshop also focused on ways to combat fires, and the appropriate steps that need to be followed in case of disasters.
The workshop, which was held on the occasion of ......read more
Challenging corrective surgery performed to restore unusual food-pipe disorder
29th August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: After going through two unsuccessful surgeries abroad and suffering for nearly 2 years with excruciating pain in stomach, throat and difficulty swallowing, Bindu F Dukuly, a 73 year old American woman finally found cure at RAK Hospital. The patient had Achalasia cardia, a serious condition caused by the absence of nerves in esophagus.
The commonest symptom of achalasia is difficulty in swallowing. Patients get a sensation that swallowed food as well as liquids gets stuck in the chest. This problem invariably progresses and becomes severe. Other symptoms include regurgitation of swallowed food and liquid, chest pain, heartburn, a sensation of fullness or a lump in the throat, hiccups, and weight ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28th August 2018: Royal Philips ( NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and Habib Medical Group, signed a strategic cooperation agreement to launch an integrated program for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up for sleep disorder patients in Al Habib Medical Group’s hospitals. It is the first agreement of this kind in the Middle East in terms of its program inclusiveness as well as the innovative diagnosis and treatment solutions it provides to enhance the efficiency in hospitals. The partnership will deliver a holistic sleep solution that spans the health continuum within Habib Medical Group’s hospitals.
Philips will provide support in logistics to all sleep disorder units in the Group’s hospitals. Philips will also conduct training to the medical, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018: Every IVF attempt starts with an embryo – the beginning of a baby. However, if repeated efforts to conceive have led to failure, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) experts suggest further investigations through a variety of tests to increase chances of success.
Chromosomal abnormalities with the embryo are one of the major reasons for recurrent implantation failure, resulting in more than two-thirds of all unsuccessful implantations. Parental age is one of the major risk factors for having embryos affected by chromosomal abnormalities. The risk of a failed cycle due to genetic problems with a mother aged above 35 is much higher than a mother in her 20s. However, Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is a test that can check an embryo for chromosomal defects beforehand, thus resulting in a ......read more
14 August 2018 – Dubai, International SOS and Control Risks, the world’s leading medical and security risk experts, provide advice on how to have a healthy Hajj in Saudi Arabia, as well as important tips for business travellers to the region during the pilgrimage this month.
Close to 3 million foreign and domestic pilgrims are expected to perform their religious duties in Mecca, Mina, Arafat & Muzdalifah between Sunday 19 August and Friday 24 August, with many also travelling to Medina in the weeks before and after the pilgrimage. Hundreds of thousands of travellers will have already arrived in Saudi Arabia, and local authorities and transportation hubs have been preparing for the busy period ahead.
International SOS top 15 travel advice tips during Hajj:
Expect heightened security at transport ......read more
RAK Hospital and Waldorf Astoria team up for this community health event.
On-the-spot complimentary health evaluations for attendees to provide each participant with an overall health report card
Counseling on personality enhancement, relationship issues sleep disorders and stress management.
14 August 2018 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates: To promote the culture of wellness and help people gain a holistic outlook on health, RAK Hospital has collaborated with Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah for a one-of-its kind workshop. The interactive session will address various aspects of health including physical activity, nutrition and stress management while focusing on providing information and solutions to help people be and feel their best.
The event is scheduled for Friday, 17th August at ......read more
Mundipharma’s range of BETADINE® products, including hand cleansers, proven to be effective in preventing spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and other illnesses2-7
13 August 2018, Dubai, UAE: Haj and Umra pilgrims preparing to travel to Mecca have been advised to make personal health and hygiene a top priority after cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus was reported. Between 12 January through 31 May 2018, the National IHR Focal Point of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reported 75 laboratory confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS_CoV), including twenty-three (23) deaths.1
With thousands of people from the UAE, and millions more from across the world, expected to make the journey to the Kingdom, public health experts at Mundipharma ......read more
Secondary infertility can be confusing and also heart-breaking. It is important to raise awareness, give clarity and encourage people struggling to get the support they need
UAE, Abu Dhabi, 9 August 2018: There are several women who struggle to conceive after being able to have a child before. Such a condition is termed as secondary infertility. Studies indicate that one in eight couples suffer from infertility, in fact, according to a recent research, 11 per cent of couples who already have a child go on to experience secondary infertility. That's approximately 4 million families or about half of all infertility cases.
“A lot of patients who come to our clinic suffer from secondary infertility. Just like primary infertility, secondary infertility can be equally heart-breaking and requires the same treatment ......read more
Patient suffered multiple complete visual loss attacks despite suggestive therapy; the Neurology team at RAK Hospital treated the complicated case successfully.
Till date, only a few hundred optic neuritis cases with anti MOG syndrome and steroids resistance are recorded world over.
8 August 2018; Ras Al Khaimah: Nawzer Lala, a diabetic middle-aged gentleman, had not the foggiest idea that Optic Neuritis (ON) with positive Anti MOG syndrome is even a disease he would have to deal with. After experiencing repeated attacks of pain around the eyeball with visual loss alternatively in both eyes, Nawzer was referred to Dr. Sweta Adatia, Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital, who detected the problem immediately and after a complete examination concluded these attacks were episodes of Optic Neuritis (ON) linked to Anti ......read more
New Drugs Unleash the Patient’s Own Immune System to Attack Cancer Cells, With Fewer Side-Effects Than Chemotherapy
Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018: On World Cancer Day 2018, one lung cancer survivor is celebrating almost a year with his cancer in remission, and living life to the full, thanks to a new-generation immunotherapy treatment that avoids many of the debilitating side-effects of chemotherapy.
It’s one of four innovative treatments that doctors at Cleveland Clinic, one of the United States’ leading cancer hospitals, have highlighted as helping patients ......read more
Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018: According to the UN, by 2050, the number of over 60s is expected to double – however, when examining the cause of this, scientists are beginning to realise that diet and exercise are not the only factors.
In the latest episode of Vital Signs with Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN International, the programme hears that science is showing our social lives are just as important to living a longer life.
The programme reports from Tiana in Sardinia, Italy, which is home to male residents who are 10 times more likely to reach the age of 100 than ......read more
Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance
1st February, United Arab Emirates: Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 million by 2050 which is more than the number of deaths from cancer, cholera, measles and traffic accidents combined. The cumulative impact on global economic output could reach $1 trillion by 2050. Aetna International is committed to raising awareness of this critical health ......read more
Aetna International calls on health care providers and insurers globally to develop better wellness, prevention and antimicrobial resistance strategies
Antimicrobial resistance causes 700,000 deaths per year globally – without action, the death toll could reach 10 million by 2050
Aetna International believes harnessing big data will alleviate the financial burden from antimicrobial resistance
31 January, United Arab Emirates: Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s deadliest health crises. Without concerted action, the annual death toll could reach 10 ......read more
Improved Bone Marrow Transplants, Gene Therapies, and New Medications Will Mean Longer, Healthier Lives for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia Patients, Cleveland Clinic Physician Tells Arab Health Congress
January 31st 2018, DUBAI: A series of clinical breakthroughs will revolutionize treatment of genetic blood disorders and increase the life expectancy of children diagnosed with sickle cell disease and thalassemia, a leading physician said today during the Arab Health Congress in Dubai.
Dr. Rabi Hanna, M.D., a specialist in pediatric hematology, oncology, and blood and ......read more
The state-of-the-art Fakeeh University Hospital will provide tertiary and secondary care to the growing community in DSO and its neighboring areas.
DUBAI – January 30, 2018: Saudi Arabia's leading healthcare provider Fakeeh Care has signed an agreement with Emitac Healthcare Solutions (EHS), a leading solutions provider in the MENA region, to provide advanced turnkey healthcare solutions to its Fakeeh University Hospital [FUH], a state-of-the-art hospital and medical university project being developed at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) integrated free zone Technology ......read more
For the first time ever in an Emirati patient, doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital utilised a pioneering heart technique to save baby Omar’s life, which non-surgically replaces pulmonary heart valves using a modified stented valve
Omar’s parents have fought for their baby’s survival ever since he was born premature with a rare congenital heart disease: “Omar is the living testimony for life. We are parents and we never quit; we always keep fighting”, says Omar’s mother.
30 January 2018, Dubai, UAE: Parents of an Emirati ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2018: Maternal age is the one of the most important factors to help identify a woman's odds of having a baby. According to IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, recent analysis of the patient demographics reveal that of every 1000 patients that come to the clinic, the age group of 20 to 30 is also witnessing a surge in both, male and female infertility factors. The average percentage from this group is almost 15% of the total patient count which is the second highest. It is also noted that there has been a steady increase in female ......read more
Agreement part of the Ministry’s ambitious plans for enhanced healthcare provision across the Emirates
Partnership will draw on Mubadala Healthcare’s expertise across a range of clinical areas through its network of world class healthcare services
Jan 30th, 2018 - ABU DHABI (UAE) – The UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention and Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore cooperation across eight key healthcare pillars.
The agreement will see ......read more
UAE, January 29, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has made a historic achievement by becoming the first institution in the world to use a smart application to help treat chronic or recurrent depression, or multiple depressive disorder, associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) for patients over 18 years old. The app was launched to provide social and psychological support to patients. The announcement was done during the Ministry’s participation at this year’s Arab Health Exhibition and Conference in Dubai currently running until February 1, 2018.
Using artificial ......read more
Dr. Mfed Mosely, Consultant Neonatologist & Pediatrician at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain explains how fever is often your child’s friend
UAE, 29th January, 2018: It’s 3 am. Your 1-year-old child is upset and crying. And… he is hot. The thermometer reads 38.9 C. You’re nervous. Your child is nervous. Fever can feel like your family’s, well… enemy.
Believe it or not, and despite the fear and trepidation often associated with it, fever is often your child’s friend. Fever revs up the body’s immune system and activates ......read more
UAE is world’s fastest growing medical tourism hub with total health expenditure allocation jumping from current USD 23 billion to USD 28 billion by 2021
Gulf Dentex 2018, will be held in October from 22nd to 24th in ADNEC in Abu Dhabi
Dubai, UAE, January 29th 2018: Indian Dental Association (IDA), 2nd largest dental association in the world and Al Fajer Information & Services, the leading UAE-based exhibition and conference organizer held a press conference at Conrad Dubai today (Monday, January 29th 2018) to announce the inaugural edition of Arab International ......read more
One in five UAE residents suffer from arthritis
World renowned American Knee implant designer and patent holder of “Arabic Knee” in the Middle East, Dr. William Hodge joins the hospital to offer the innovative procedure; has treated over 100,000 joint patients worldwide using the therapy
The revolutionary regenerative therapy, which uses patient’s own stem cells is natural, allows quicker recovery and is far less invasive
Particularly useful for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, knee injury, torn cartilage or tendons and rotator ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2018: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated the DHA online media channel during his tour of the 43rd edition of the Arab Health Congress.
The DHA online media channel known as Sahaa Wa Saada (Health and Happiness) can be downloaded from the app store or google play. The app is called DHA Media and provides users with a wide variety of content such as live coverage of DHA’s conferences and events, prevention tips ......read more
HD Steth Offers Next-Gen Smart Stethoscope with Integrated EKG
Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018: At Arab Health, HD Medical Inc. will debut and demonstrate HD Steth™ a next generation Smart Stethoscope featuring an integrated EKG for instant and accurate cardiac diagnosis. For the first time it is possible to simultaneously capture and visualize heart sounds and EKG waveforms for detecting structural, electrical, mechanical and ischemic cardiac abnormalities.
HD Steth transforms the way medicine is practiced at the point of care with real-time Bluetooth transmission of ......read more
UAE, January 28, 2018 - H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, received a plaque from the Joint Commission International (JCI) following the accreditation of 213 UAE-based health centers. The accreditation marked another milestone in the UAE’s efforts to become a global leader in line with the UAE National Agenda leading to UAE Vision 2021. The plaque was bestowed on the Minister in recognition of his leadership as the Ministry continues to take strategic steps to apply the highest international standards.
Dr. Mark R. Chassin, The Joint ......read more
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Raising Awareness During Glaucoma Awareness Month
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 28, 2018: Glaucoma is one of the UAE’s leading causes of blindness, often going unnoticed until it causes loss of vision, and specialists at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi are urging residents to get regular testing.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month and health organizations are joining together to share information about the condition. Globally, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, with more than 60 million people suffering from the disease ......read more
306 sector companies in freezone with plans to grow the industry
Dubai, 27 January 2018: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the MENA region, will be showcasing the growth opportunities it offers to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry at the Arab Health 2018 Conference and Exhibition from 29 January to 1 February.
Jafza is home to some of the world’s leading healthcare multinationals and is taking part in the region’s largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals highlighting its strengths ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018: The second round of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic witnessed the support of the OMEGA brand ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia for Breast Cancer Awareness
Both, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia teed off his second round at the Emirates Golf Club wearing a pink t-shirt in support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Day at the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic (ODDC) on the pleasant morning of January 26th.
As title sponsor of the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic, OMEGA's commitment and long-standing support for men and women in sport was clearly on ......read more
Diabetic retinopathy check-ups possible without visiting an ophthalmologist.
All diabetic clinics across DHA primary healthcare centres have installed digital retinal cameras, images are sent to ophthalmologists in Dubai Hospital via telemedicine.
Headache clinics across Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centre use telemedicine and family physicians to coordinate with neurologists from Rashid Hospital.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 24, 2018: In a move to ensure convenience for patients, DHA is focusing on further strengthening its telemedicine ......read more
Cervical cancer is the most preventable female cancer, yet is the 7th leading cause of death for females in the UAE. As early detection greatly improves treatment success, National Reference Laboratory encourages the 1.8 million women in the UAE, at risk of developing cervical cancer, to visit their doctor and ensure that screening is part of their routine healthcare.
Abu Dhabi, January 24th 2018 – National Reference Laboratory (NRL), a Mubadala Investment Company, is encouraging all females to follow the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), and the Department ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, 23 January, 2018: 54-year-old, Ahmed Falahis has been able to recover and improve quality of life after suffering with a 38 centimetre infectious lesions on his right thigh for over 10 years. He was diagnosed with angiomatosis on his limb which occupied an entire region and extended over multiple layers of skin and subcuits.
The patient suffered with the benign tumour for years which now began to grow very quickly over the past year, this rapid growth projected a high risk of losing the entire lower limb due to infections. The thought of undergoing a surgery ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 21018: The Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of the 1st Dubai International Medical Tourism Forum, which will take on 20-21 February, in Dubai.
The forum’s theme is “Reimagining Experience” .World experts will gather for the two-day event to discuss the latest trends in health tourism, methodologies to ensure patient protection, patient insurance, ways to enhance patient experience and strategies to create an overall environment that fosters medical tourism.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, ......read more
Foundation Holdings has consolidated a transaction to acquire and launch a new organization, Right Health
Services approximately 450,000 patients with over 200 medical and administrative staff
Aims to touch over one million lives by 2022
Dubai-UAE: 22 January, 2018 – Foundation Holdings, a global strategic investment firm focused on building sustainable industry-defining companies in the impactful healthcare, education and consumer sectors, today announced the launch of Right Health, the UAE’s largest and fastest-growing value healthcare ......read more
Learn to recognize early signs of diabetes to avoid complications, warn doctors
RAK Hospital’s Blue Ring Challenge screened thousands of people across UAE; several diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, with few apparent signs
A RAK taxi driver with dangerous sugar levels at 500 was provided immediate treatment.
Symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, weight gain followed by weight loss, blurry vision, irritability, increased thirst and hunger and frequent urination
January 22, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Hundreds of residents in the UAE could be suffering from ......read more
UAE, 21 January 2018– Cerner Middle East and Africa will showcase its leading health care innovations during Arab Health 2018, the latest edition of the largest annual gathering of health care and trade professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region taking place from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1, 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
“With many MENA governments currently racing to transform the health care experience for patients and creating more proactive plans for their communities, Arab Health provides an ideal platform for unveiling best ......read more
UAE, January 20, 2018 - The United Arab Emirates (UAE), with its more than 213 health facilities, has been ranked number one in the number of internationally accredited facilities by the Joint Commission International (JCI), once again highlighting its series of achievements and indices geared towards accomplishing the aspirations of the UAE Vision 2021 in order to strengthen its position on the global competitiveness map and take the lead in many international reports and indicators.
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) successfully obtained international accreditation for a ......read more
Meets youngest nobel prize laureate Malala Yousafzai
Twinkle Khanna discusses education for girls with Oxford student Malala Yousafzai
Pad Man becomes the first Indian film to be showcased at The Oxford Union
‘Making a movie a movement’, Pad Man aims to put an end to the social taboo surrounding menstruation
Dubai, UAE, January 20, 2018: Bestselling female Indian author, film producer and woman empowerment champion Twinkle Khanna, joined a canon of esteemed cultural, political and high profile figures as she addressed students at The Oxford ......read more
Dubai, UAE – January 17, 2018: Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress (EROC) started today at the InterContinental Hotel, Festival City.
The Congress is held in association with Austrian ORLHead & Neck Society, contributing the finest speakers and experts in high-precision specializations to add more value to the congress.
The congress was inaugurated in the presence of ......read more
1300 square meters to present 130 French Companies
30% of new exhibitors to introduce a whole new range of expertise in hospital furnishings & equipment, hygiene and risk prevention, diagnostics and implants
United Arab Emirates;January 17,2018: 130 French companies will be participating in the Middle East's largest healthcare exhibition from 29 January to 1 February 2018 on the French Pavilion. 33 companies will be visiting Dubai for the first time. Occupying an exhibition space of almost 1,300 m2, they will showcase their expertise in a wide variety of ......read more
Several other important IT initiatives in the road map in 2018.
Revamping the online health facilities and medical professionals licensing system among the initiatives for 2018.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will create a unique immunization record for each individual in Dubai to improve preventative care, said a top health official on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Health Forum.
Amani Al Jassmi, Director of Information Technology at the DHA, said: “The initiative is known as HASANA and it will ......read more
Dubai, January 16, 2018: Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare solutions provider and the Sarstedt Group Germany announced that the two companies have entered into a 3-year exclusive distribution agreement for the United Arab Emirates. In a unified vision to advance patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through advanced blood collection solutions. The goal is to improve the overall laboratory testing quality and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across the UAE in the field of laboratory testing.
The agreement ensures the UAE ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2018: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the 2nd edition of the Dubai Health Forum took place today.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the forum in presence of senior officials including H.E Lt. Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim , Deputy chairman of Police and Public Security.
More than 35 international health experts from 18 countries have come ......read more
Medeor 24x7 International hospital, Al Ain takes a look at why do some doctors tell their patients they have polycystic ovarian syndrome, but others don’t?
Dubai, UAE: 14th January, 2018: There are certain guidelines on the features that should be present in order for someone to be diagnosed with PCOS “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”. An ovary that has more than 10 follicles is considered to be a “polycystic ovary.” Approximately 25 to 30% of all women will have ovaries that meet this definition. But 25 to 30% of all women DO NOT have PCOS ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2018: Nearly one in two patients at Dubai Hospital’s nephrology department seeking dialysis treatment for kidney disease are diabetic.
As per 2016 statistics, the hospital performed about 33,000 dialysis sessions for about 250 patients. Of these, diabetics make up 45 to 48 per cent of the total number of patients on dialysis.
In 2017, the hospital performed about 35,337 dialysis sessions for about 260 patients. Of these, 45 to 48 per cent were diabetic.
Dr Amna Khalifa Al Hadari, head of the nephrology ......read more
Sight Me 3 to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from Feb 13-15, 2018
Sharjah, 11 January ,2018: Expo Centre Sharjah will host the third edition of Sight ME, the region’s only exhibition for visual disability technologies from February 13 to 15, 2018.
The first of its kind event for the blind and visually impaired in the region, the exhibition which is organized by the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired.
“This is very significant event for the entire region and Expo Centre Sharjah is proud to host the third edition of the show, especially since it supports ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018: A high-level meeting chaired by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed a number of important short and long term measures to reduce patient waiting-time across all DHA facilities.
Al Qutami also highlighted that the patient journey, patient satisfaction and happiness is a top priority.
The meeting was attended top executives from the DHA’s various sectors, hospitals, primary healthcare centres and included members from the innovation and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2018: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children will begin expansion of its facilities this year, said a top health official.
The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department.
Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital in the Emirate.
Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “The expansion of the labour suite is to increase capacity and further create a patient-centric and family-centric environment in ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2018: Precision medicine, genomics research, lifestyle management and Artificial Intelligence (AI), are some of the topics that will be discussed at the Dubai Health Forum in January 2018, said a top health official.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of DHA, earlier announced that the forum will be held from January 15-16 featuring over 33 international speakers from 22 countries.
“The forum is in alignment with the goals of the Dubai Health Strategy 2021 and will showcase new technology and innovations ......read more
Dubai, UAE, January 04, 2018: Pure Health Medical Supplies and Immucor Inc. have signed a five-year exclusive distribution agreement for the UAE. In a unified vision for advanced patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through reagents, scalable automation and data management solutions. The goal is to improve the overall patient experience and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across UAE in the field of transfusion and transplantation diagnostics.
The agreement ensures the UAE gets the latest in diagnostics technology leading to improved ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018: MEDICAL TUBING is specialised in clean-room thermoplastic extrusion of flexible tubing and flexible plastic sheets used to manufacture medical pouches. MEDICAL TUBING is the only French manufacturer offering medical PVC compounds, tubes and sheets for medical sector players: laboratories and manufacturers of medical devices.
Operating in the medical sector for 30 years, MEDICAL TUBING has its own compounding unit thanks to which it is able to offer a wide range of raw materials and medical-grade PVC compounds, including phthalate-free. ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018: On February 5-9, 2018, CML-ID will be exhibiting at the France Pavilion at MEDLAB Dubai. Specializing in the development, manufacture and distribution of medical devices, consumables, equipment and services, the group will present its comprehensive offering for clinical laboratories. CML-ID's range includes a full pre-analytical offering. CML-ID's pre-analytical solutions address all the factors that might influence sample results prior to analysis. Sampling quality and sample transport are two of the strategic challenges facing ......read more
With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East.
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a majority equity stake (60%), the TAC Home Healthcare division specializes in the distribution of respiratory equipments and sleep disorder diagnosis services for patients suffering from respiratory ......read more
IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase
Dubai, UAE, 30 December 2017: The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate. According to the DHA report entitled ‘Dubai Annual Health Statistical Report 2016,’ in 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children a woman would have during her reproductive years, in the ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 28, 2017: The Public Health Department of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has carried out a needs assessment for ophthalmological and cancer care in the Emirate.
Dr. Muhammad Wasif Alam, Director Public Health and Safety Department at the DHA, said: “Before we start any program or initiative or even develop a policy, we need to understand if the program/initiative is needed or is it already going on by other organization, so that duplication is avoided. This is called doing a Situational Analysis. However, it may not give enough ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the New Year Holidays which fall on 31st December and 1st January 2018.
Timing of DHA hospitals: Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual.
The emergency departments of all these hospitals will be functional round-the-clock on all days.
All clinics at Dubai Hospital, Rashid ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with SRG Holdings Limited to build a specialized dialysis centre in Al Barsha area in Dubai.
The funds for the design and construction of the Dubai Dialysis Centre will be donated by SRG Holdings Limited.
The Centre will have 60 rooms, of which 42 will be patient rooms and 18 will be private rooms to serve the needs of patients who are suffering from kidney failure and need dialysis. The centre will also provide state-of-the-art preventive services in the field of ......read more
Donation Helps Patients with Bad Debts Meet Cost of Medical Treatment
Dubai-UAE: 25 December, 2017 – by the end of the UAE’s Year of Giving, proclaimed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Endowment Development Department at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) presented a cheque for AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority. The donation was part of the Shifaa initiative that aims to support health facilities in providing treatment to patients with bad debts.
Disbursed from AMAF’s health endowment that allocated AED ......read more
Dubai, UAE – December 20 2017: Plastic Surgery is gaining popularity faster than one thought. It is no more a rich man’s choice. It is accessible and affordable for almost everyone. Indeed, Dubai today has the largest percentage of plastic surgeons to the population and has a large number of clinics offering cosmetic services and treatments. It can be a daunting task to choose a surgeon or a clinic, given the number of choices. Hence to help people make the right and informed decision, Dr. Sanjay Parashar, the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic ......read more
17 exhibitors on the French Pavilion to introduce their innovations in the reagents, analysers, medical and molecular biology, haematology segments
35% of new companies participating for the first time
Dubai, United Arab Emirates December 20, 2017 - 17 French companies, including six new companies, will be taking part in the largest laboratory exhibition in Dubai, from 5 to 9 February 2018. France's range of in vitro diagnostic devices will be displayed over an area of 189 square meters, and will showcase the innovations that form the strategic foundations of the ......read more