GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine

 
  Share

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 28, 2017:  The Public Health Department of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has carried out a needs assessment for ophthalmological and cancer care in the Emirate. 

Dr. Muhammad Wasif Alam, Director Public Health and Safety Department at the DHA, said: “Before we start any program or initiative or even develop a policy, we need to understand if the program/initiative is needed or is it already going on by other organization, so that duplication is avoided. This is called doing a Situational Analysis. However, it may not give enough information due to lack of data available, therefore out department goes one-step further and we do Needs Assessment. Needs assessment is a combination of Quantitative study (data analysis) and Qualitative study (Focus group – talking to experts in the area of their expertise).”

He said that the Public health & Safety Department (PHSD) at the DHA has done three needs assessment in the last two years. 

Dr Alam said: “Each assessment is extremely comprehensive and contains over 200 pages of data analysis, data modelling and forecast with recommendations for improving the services after an in-depth analysis and after internationally benchmarking the services available in the Emirate.”

In 2016, the department carried out the Mental Health Needs Assessment, which was referenced by Ministry of Health and Prevention for developing the national Mental Health Policy and may be utilized in developing any mental health strategy or policy or program for Dubai.     

In 2017, the PHSD has conducted two other needs assessments to assess two important health topics: eye health and cancer care in Dubai.

Dr Alam, said: “The needs assessment of eye health outlined the recommendations and appropriate practices needed for better eye health in Dubai. It gives a detailed overview of what is being practiced and what obstacles need to be tackled to cater the needs of the residents of Dubai as well as encourage medical tourism. This work was recently completed in close collaboration with Noor Dubai Foundation and Primary Healthcare Services Sector (PHCS) at the DHA.”

In addition to that PHSD started in mid of 2017 the cancer needs assessment which is another study  focused on qualitative approach by meeting key experts from different sectors such as Dubai hospital, PHCSS, the private health sector and others. The results and recommendation of this study are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

Dr Alam, said: “The eye health and cancer needs assessment studies may help in setting the baseline targets and may be repeated in the next 2-3 years to assess changes or improvements in the services provided in eye health and cancer care. 

Dr Alam added, “Today, with the support of DHA leadership and values, much of the DHA strategy initiatives are focused on prevention, healthy life style and promotion of health so that the people of Dubai can lead a disease free, productive and happy life.”



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 12151 times
Posted on : Thursday, December 28, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Recent study: Dubai's total fertility rate in 2016 at 5.2 for nationals and 1.7 for non-national wom...
Next Story : DHA announces healthcare facilities timings during New Year Holiday.
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Skyline Book Fair 2018
Holiday hair: The best product to keep your locks smelling fresh and protected
Marchon Eyewear Summer 2018 Collections
ServeU to Take Huge Leap Forward with Smart Cleaning Robots
du Distributes Eid Gifts at Al Jalila Children's Hospital
Al-Futtaim ACE celebrates Eid with exciting offers and activities
Filorga introduces two new additions to its UV-BRONZE range offering a comprehen...
24 hour Mega Sale at Dalma Mall!
CSR Initiatives by Malabar Gold & Diamonds continues in full strength
Purify Your Skin with Skin Republic
A Sparkling Gift Guide for Eid al-Fitr by Mouawad
Skin Hydration is one of the primary challenges our skin faces in the UAE
Beauty on the Go
Al Ghandi Auto brings the most Affordable Electric Vehicle - Chevrolet Bolt EV -...
Rapid renewal of smartphone portfolio brings next generation Nokia 5 and Nokia ...
Captivate Your Senses with Marks & Spencer's Exclusive Oud Collection
Crowe Horwath announces global rebrand to “Crowe” Sometimes a smart decision i...
Stylish men's watch - BU4018-11H - with rose gold case and black dial is a real ...
Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center distributes Eidia on first day of Eid
Splash's ‘Life After Fashion' Campaign Breathes New Life into Old Garments
iVOOMi Smartphones Enter the UAE Market Exclusively on SOUQ.com
New open-air member of the AMG GT family
Abu Dhabi Treats Eid Al Fitr Visitors to Shopping Bonanza with 90% Discounts Acr...
The Summer Just Got Sweeter with the New Palm Candy Collection from Max
Hamilton Jazzmaster Maestro Auto Chrono
Tissot Chrono XL Tour de France Special Edition Cycling just got big
Dubai to Witness the First Ever Jewellery Season With Grand Discounts and Surprises
Great Moments Manero Flyback accompanies Swiss National Soccer Team To Russia
The Lacoste Moon Collection
The Rado True Phospho wins 2018 Good Design Award®
Axalta and Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Go Green in Kuwait
Hair Rituel by Sisley Now available at Paris Gallery
Boss watches presents Master Collection
Mido Baroncelli - A Trilogy of Limited Editions
Eid Al Fitr, the FIFA World Cup and much more at Danat Al Ain Resort
Zulekha Hospital surgeon saves patient from losing normal hand functions
Summer Romance in the air with Max's new seasonal Collection
Celebrate Eid Al-Fitr with Emaar Entertainment
Eight Tips to Avoid Overindulging this Eid
Skydance: The Sun – shining amid the immensity of the galaxy
Liali Jewellery gets the Capillary Technologies boost to enhance customer engagement
Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain - Quran Competition
Ibn Battuta Mall debuts three international kids' shows this Eid Al Fitr and DSS
DHA Hospitals becomes first in the Emirate to use clip technology by angiography...
Dubai Summer Surprises Calendar of Events Revealed
Celebrate Eid Al Fitr at Dubai Festival City
All Abroad… Mobile Cinema Bus presented by Pert Plus
Etisalat launches the Middle East's first Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular
GSK distributes 8,500 ecofriendly Iftar meal bags to people across the GCC
Masdar City's Etihad Eco-Residence Wins Emirates Green Building Council MENA Gre...