National Car Rental
Apr 19, 2014
  GoDubai Daily News
 Home
 UAE
 Middle East
 Asia
 World
 Business
 Sports
 Entertainment


  Go Dubai Services
 Daily Horoscope
 Tip of the day
 Recipe of the day
 Joke of the day
 Weather
 Events (UAE)
 Press releases
 Prayer timings
 Opinion poll

Want to know the cheapest airfare to your dream destination?

Ask Our Travel Experts

Other Experts

  • Medical Doctors
  • Alternative Therapists
  • Finance Consultant
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Computer Experts
  • Beauty Therapists
  • Auto Expert
  • Seeking Experts
  •   Sports
    UAE’s strides in healthcare

    The UAE’s maternal mortality rate has practically been eradicated according to a study conducted by the UAE General Women’s Union. The reduction in the number of maternal mortality rates has dropped to 99.9 per cent since 2004. A commendable feat indeed since this is regarded as the highest success rate in the world.

    It is also indicative of the UAE leadership’s commitment in bringing world class, advanced healthcare to its people. Not only have 99.9 per cent of deliveries been performed under supervision of qualified health workers, national awareness campaigns and women-oriented healthcare teaching centres have been instrumental in promoting awareness. It is a major contributing factor to changing perception among women about healthcare and implementing healthcare conscious behaviour patterns. In this context, Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak’s words as the Chairperson of the UAE’s General Women’s Union are a significant reminder of the strides the country has made in reducing mortality rates in pregnant women. If one looks at the success achieved in reducing maternal mortality in view of maternal ailments among pregnant women in the UAE, it is indeed impressive.

    According to the UAE medical statistics, 22 per cent of pregnant women suffer from diabetes. Moreover, there has been a rise in caesarean sections by 18.2 per cent in 2007 and at least 80 per cent of the women are susceptible to contract osteoporosis. Besides, genetic-related diseases and spread of chronic and psychiatric disease are a cause of concern. In view of these figures, it is therefore heartening to see the UAE healthcare sector achieve this success.

    Not only is this confined to the maternal mortality sector, even infant mortality has seen a remarkable drop. Besides, the death rate among children under five years of age has dropped dramatically. The eradication of polio since 1994 and diphtheria since 1990 have also contributed to reducing infant and children mortality. In 2005, infant mortality rate was 7.7 in 1000 while the death rate among children under five dropped to 9.9 in 2005 from a much higher figure of 14 in 1990. Despite the heartening progress in child healthcare, other child aliments continue to pose a challenge.

    The good news is that the government is committed to bolstering the child healthcare sector by improving medical resources and facilities. The UAE leadership’s continued and untiring efforts to improve the healthcare of its people are, indeed, laudable. This is why the people have full confidence in the leadership and its ability to provide for their betterment and well-being.

    (Khaleej Times)

     
    Email this article Print this article Discuss this article
     
     
    Back to Editorial Main page >>

    How to be a soccer fan in the age of austerity

    GDANSK - Couch-surfing, a junk-food diet, bootleg kits, budget flights at punishing hours, and above all enough passion for the beautiful game to remind yourself why you endure this.
    Welcome to the life of a football fan in the age of austerity. <...
    The number game

    WITH THE world’s second most populated country readying to go to the hustings from April 7, demographics are going to play an important role in determining the results. This time, it is the young and first-time voters who are expected to make a difference.

     
    Great Discounts on Dubai Hotels. Book Now !
     
      More Top Stories in Sports
    Arsenal beat Wigan Athletic in shoot-out, reach final
    Al Nasr rally to defeat Al Shabab
    Huge demand for IPL games in UAE
    Wawrinka defeats Nadal to win Australian Open
    Dubai Marathon yet another grand success
    Li Na beats Bouchard, reaches Australian final
    Nahyan praises Emirati lady winner of FIA award
    Amazing Azhar levels Sri Lanka
    Sharapova out in another early upset in Australia
    Series heads for a close finish
    Roger Federer still eyes a Slam
    Djokovic beats Ferrer to win Abu Dhabi title
    Misbah happy with ‘special wins’
    Jacques Kallis to quit test arena after India finale
    All set for the Sharjah-Al Shaab clash
    Sri Lanka clinch a thriller
    Nadal poised to return to Mubadala World Tennis
    Tiger Woods is top, ?but challengers? abound
    UAE can qualify for 2018 World Cup: Gabriel Calderon
    Ameer Al Reef steals the show
    Andy Murray voted BBC sports personality of 2013
    Sri Lanka beat Pakistan, stay on top in T20
    Chelsea and Manchester City lead pursuit of Arsenal
    UAE qualify for World T20
    Ton-up Dhawan helps India clinch series
    Grafite header surprises Al Ain
    Al Ketbi wants to end 7-year home win wait
    West Indies level ODI series 1-1 against India
    Sebastian Vettel wins Brazilian GP, equals Schumacher’s record
    Team India give Sachin Tendulkar perfect farewell gift
    Vettel on pole for what could be a record win
    Djokovic dumps Nadal to win ATP World Tour title
    Olympian Ahmad launches NAS Shooting Team


    Dubai Q1 trade hits Dh326b
    Dubai Holding unit’s profit jumps
    Emaar Properties launches ‘Samara’ villas
    Expo 2020 boosts growth, investment opportunities
    Nakheel eyes Dh8 billion new projects
    Empower acquires Palm Utilities in $500m deal
    China may overtake US as No. 1 economy
    Dubai Investments exports rocket 129% in last 5 years
    UAE equities to stay bullish
    Dubai foreign trade crosses Dh1 trillion
    Expo win inspiring Dubai Financial Market
    Dubai looks all set to enjoy heightened investor interest
    Dubai to hike spending 11%
    Dubai to lead Islamic economy
    Islamic economy summit begins today
    UAE jumps in IDI ranking
    Dubai tracks new levels of growth
    More housing units in Dubai
    UAE job market rebounds
    Safe haven status helps Dubai real estate recover
    Islamic finance industry is fastest growing sector

     
    © 2004 GoDubai.com
    All Rights Reserved.
    Terms under which this service is provided to you.
    Read our privacy guidelines.
    Contact our advertising team for advertising /promotions and
    sponsorship on GoDubai.com