Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority recently won an award at the International Data Corporation (IDC)’s edition of the IDC Future Enterprise Awards.
DHA won an award in the ‘Best in Future of Operations’ category and was recognised as an entity that has successfully rethought the ways in which its operations are managed keeping digital transformation in mind.
International Data Corporation (IDC) hosted more than 200 senior IT and business leaders from across the UAE for the IDC DX Forum 2022, which took place at Dubai's iconic Museum of the Future under the theme "Digital Leaders for the Digital Era.”
The event culminated in the 2022 edition of the IDC Future Enterprise Awards, which formally recognised the achievements of UAE-based organizations ......read more
5, December 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital recently celebrated 15 successful years of its operations in UAE. Set up in 2007, RAK Hospital is recognized all over the Arab region for its innovative healthcare procedures and ground-breaking surgical expertise.
The 15th-anniversary celebrations witnessed the entire RAK Hospital staff and respective family members come together to reflect the inclusion in diversity which has become such a proud hallmark of civic society in UAE. A wide range of cultural events and activities marked the occasion. Moreover, the sheer magnitude of talent on display was astonishing and was cheerfully applauded by one and all in the audience. The highlight of cultural events was the fashion show by angels-in-white, whereby the doctors shed their white coats and sashayed down the ramp with ......read more
• This was a registry study that examined data from 2005 through 2019 on 17,951 patients diagnosed with hypercholesterolemia at age 20 to 39 in a large health care system composed of multiple academic and community-based practice sites
• Only 30% of the 5,438 patients with severe hypercholesterolemia achieved guideline-directed ≥50% reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and 23% had an LDL-C level persistently 190 mg/dL or greater
• 48.5% of patients with severe hypercholesterolemia were prescribed lipid-lowering therapy
• Of the 12,513 patients with moderate hypercholesterolemia, only 20% received lipid-lowering therapy and only 36% showed at least a 30% reduction in LDL-C
• Women with severe hypercholesterolemia were less likely than men to have ≥50% LDL-C ......read more
United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) celebrated today the 51st UAE National Day at its headquarters in Dubai.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) congratulated on his behalf and on behalf of all employees of the DHA, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan ( May God protect him) and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai ( May God protect him), Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and the people of the UAE.
Al Ketbi said that this day is a proud day for the UAE and its people. He said: “Today, we reflect on our achievements and successes during the last 51 years and aspire to be more ......read more
Remember the acronym BEAT to beat diabetes
24 November 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Homeopathy emphasizes on the holistic management of diabetes and can be taken safely along with conventional medicines to better manage the condition and prevent complications of the disease. In their latest ‘Diabeat’ webinar on ‘Alternative Medicine & Diabetes’ organised by RAK Hospital as part of the RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022 informative series, Dr Harkirat Singh Wilkhoo, Consultant Homeopath & Health and Lifestyle Specialist at RAK Hospital touched upon various aspects of diabetes, classical symptoms and management.
Diabetes is a global epidemic affecting an estimated 382 million people worldwide. The WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030. An estimated 4 million people ......read more
Met Health minister in Riyadh and visited the world's largest virtual hospital
Riyadh: Saudi Minister of Health Fahd Al-Jalajel and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus joined Saudis of all ages in the #Walk30 event, held Tuesday at the Wadi Hanifa Park in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
The event, launched by Saudi Health for the first time in 2018, aims to raise awareness about the benefits of walking 30 minutes as a daily exercise.
Al-Jalajel had received, earlier that day, the WHO chief at his ministry's office where they discussed the global health situation and joint projects.
Dr. Tedros praised Saudi Arabia's efforts to promote the international health agenda, especially during the pandemic, where Saudi funding contributed to accelerating vaccine production and reducing the number of covid ......read more
Health entities can benefit from shared experiences of healthcare professionals and cancer patients, say panelists at an exclusive CGCC session
Sharjah, 23 November 2022
In a special session titled ‘Power of Patient Knowledge: Patients’ Voice in National Cancer Control Planning’, an engaging panel of experts came together to highlight the importance of patient understanding in providing optimum disease care and prevention at the 5th Combined Global Cancer Conference (CGCC).
At the plenary session held on the sidelines of the event, hosted by leading biopharmaceutical company MSD, health specialists also addressed the process of engaging patients in control and prevention planning.
During the session, MSD reaffirmed its commitment to facilitating access to healthcare services through inclusive ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority received a high-level delegation from the National Healthcare Group in Singapore.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority received a high-level delegation headed by Eugene Fidelis Soh, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (Integrated Care) at National Healthcare Group at the Dubai Health Authority headquarters.
The two sides discussed knowledge transfer and collaboration opportunities in key areas such as innovation, digital transformation, public health and medical research.
Al Ketbi highlighted that such collaborative opportunities serve the common interest of the healthcare sector that aims to provide the highest quality of care to patients and ensure community wellbeing.
He added that ......read more
More than 30 per cent of all stored data constitute of medical records, which can be used effectively to initiate cancer control strategies, say panelists at the 5th Combined Global Cancer Conference
Sharjah, November 21, 2021: Sociocultural barriers that shy away people from seeking healthcare attention and the role of media in creating awareness to help early cancer detection and treatment were highlighted today (Monday) at the 5th edition of the Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (CGCC) on Monday, at Al Jawaher Centre for Receptions and Conferences in Sharjah.
The early session on the first day of the conference addressed the roadblocks affecting the region in championing cancer through screening, early detection, treatment and reintegration to society. The power of media in bringing more awareness among the public, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2022: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) conducted educational workshops and free health examinations at AccessAbilities Expo.
The 4th AccessAbilities Expo, is the largest event for people with disabilities in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa (MENSA) and is taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
AccessAbilities Expo aims to bring the latest technologies, services and ideas from around the world that public and private sectors in the UAE can adopt to enhance the lives of people of determination. It provides a common platform to meet, learn and collaborate with global ......read more
• Both entities to collaborate on National Genomics Initiatives in Indonesia to deliver long-term value in the country
• Strategic MoU inked during the UAE Business Forum in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of annual G20 meeting
Abu Dhabi, November 17, 2022 — As part of its commitment to strengthen its clinical genomics capabilities and collaborate with global leaders in the domain, G42 Healthcare – a leading Abu Dhabi based AI health-tech company, has announced a strategic MOU with Indonesia’s health tech DNA company, Asa Ren Pte Ltd.
The MOU between G42 Healthcare and Asa Ren is aimed at developing and enhancing genomic sequencing, bioinformatics capabilities and digital health solutions to support the Indonesian Government’s National Genomics ......read more
Dubai, November 16, 2022: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized a blood donation campaign in cooperation with PHRMAG, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Gulf, at the Dubai Blood Donation Centre, which is affiliated with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
The initiative aims to encourage MoHAP’s private sector partners to donate blood to save patients, promote social solidarity, and raise awareness of the private sector's social responsibility practices.
The campaign was launched by Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Health Regulation Sector, MoHAP, during his visit to the Dubai Blood Donation Centre. HE Al Amiri was the first blood donor, followed by the directors of PHRMAG member companies and their personnel.
As part of its commitment to ......read more
• The ‘One Billion Steps Challenge’ saw more than 8,000 people from the UAE communities and abroad with 1,017,329,987 steps registered - covering 622,313km – the equivalent of walking almost 14 times around the entire world.
• The Challenge which concluded on the final day of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress recorded figures that were more than the average daily steps and active minutes by STEPPI users.
• It was held in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Prevention, Department of Community Development, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Department of Culture and Tourism and fitness app STEPPI.
Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) has revealed its ‘One Billion Steps Challenge’ exceeded its very ......read more
Abu Dhabi, November 11, 2022 – Malaria No More, in partnership with the Reaching the Last Mile Initiative, today hosted a panel discussion through its climate and global health initiative, Forecasting Healthy Futures. The session was entitled “Climate-Proofing Global Health Systems with Earth Observation Data, Artificial Intelligence, and other transformative technologies.”
The discussion centered on emerging global health solutions, fuelled by catalytic investments by the Reaching the Last Mile initiative. Panelists discussed the challenges climate change poses for disease elimination efforts and presented a selection of highly sophisticated prediction and planning tools using multiple data sources, high-resolution earth observation data, and artificial intelligence to predict and prevent disease ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 11 November 2022: Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced its participation in the Dubai Fitness Challenge, an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.
Conveniently located in Dubai Media City, Samsung has kick-started a month-long fitness and health activities at the newly introduced SmartThings Home – Dubai space, encouraging both employees and visitors from neighboring areas and the wider Dubai community to participate and complete 30 minutes of exercise each day for 30 days.
“Building on the success of the world’s biggest SmartThings Home space, launched last month right here in Dubai, we are very proud to take part in Dubai’s journey to get active by creating a fun-packed ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 10, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the International Hospital Federation’s 45th World Hospital Congress is taking place in Dubai under the theme “Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare”.
Dubai is hosting the prestigious World Hospital Congress for the second time.
Dr. Ramadan Al Blooshi, chairman of the organising committee of the conference, highlighted that this is the largest gathering of global healthcare professionals to take place in Dubai after COVID-19.
He said: “We are keen to study the outcomes and recommendations of this congress to take into view short-term and long-term strategies we can ......read more
Crowdsourcing space for consultants to work on complex cases
Riyadh: Saudi Health launched Tuesday, November 8th, the national platform for treating heart patients, with the aim of accelerating treatment decisions and enhancing wide-range discussion among consultants on cases that require urgent intervention, while encouraging knowledge transfer between local and global cardiology specialists.
The platform was launched by SEHA Virtual Hospital in cooperation with the Innovation Empowerment Center, in a ceremony held in Riyadh with attendees from the Saudi Health Council, the Saudi Cardiac Catheterization Society, the Digital Government Authority, and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the 45th IHF World Hospital Congress, will kick off on November 9 under the theme "Achieving Sustainability and How Should We Look in 2030?".
The three-day conference, which Dubai won the bid to host, will be an important platform for senior officials, doctors, experts, and decision-makers from health institutions all over the world to share experiences and develop medical protocols for hospitals.
Dr. Ramadan Alblooshi, Chair of the IHF Organizing Committee said that the conference will cover a wide range of topics related to the most recent advancements and progress in healthcare as well as the ......read more
Cincinnati, OH, November 8, 2022--- USA based top rated mental wellness practice Naya Clinics is celebrating 7 years of excellence! While Naya Clinics serves clients all across the globe, one location in particular stands out. Since 2015, Naya Clinics has been providing their online services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Naya Clinics offers the top therapists in Riyadh and therapists in Jeddah. Each and every staff member at Naya Clinics is in accordance with all licenses and qualifications. Furthermore, the staff is trained in the most modern practices to offer the most effective services for their clients.
Naya Clinics Therapists in Saudi Arabia offer guidance for many different circumstances. Sam Nabil, the founder of Naya Clinics has a vast experience working with clients from Saudi Arabia having lived in the GCC for more ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 3, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hoisted today the UAE flag to join the Flag Day celebrations taking place across the country.
DHA raised the UAE flag to show their pride and appreciation to their homeland. The UAE flag was raised at the DHA headquarters by His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority in presence of senior DHA officials and employees.
Al Ketbi on his behalf and on behalf of all DHA employees congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, on the occasion.
During the flag-raising ceremony, Al Ketbi said: "Flag ......read more
Complications of an old car accident caused a cerebrospinal fluid spill
Riyadh: A Saudi medical team in Medina ended, on Wednesday 2nd of November the suffering of a patient in his fifties who endured a fracture in the base of his skull that caused it to leak cerebrospinal fluid through his nose, in an endoscopic operation that lasted 3 hours.
The Medina Health Assembly (western Saudi Arabia) confirmed that the patient came to the emergency department in a critical condition, semiconscious, and suffering from leakage of cerebrospinal fluid. Clinical examinations were immediately conducted that showed a gap in the base of the skull with swelling inside the cerebral ventricles.
Upon retrieval of his medical history, it was found that the patient had suffered from the consequences of an old traffic accident that led to ......read more
Doha – November 2, 2022: The Health Sciences Library and Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a two-day course to investigate how the art of communicating science impacts public engagement with health messages at both the individual and population levels.
Titled ‘Leveraging Science Communication Tools to Craft Effective Health Messages,’ the course was directed by Jamie Gray, associate librarian and director of health sciences library at WCM-Q, and was attended by allied health professionals, dentists, educators, nurses, pharmacists, health communicators and physicians.
The course faculty included Dr. Javaid Sheikh, dean of WCM-Q, Dr. Maya Adam, director of health media innovation and clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at ......read more
5th Season of WA'AI Pan-Arab Health awareness visual content awards
Riyadh: Saudi Health Minister Fahad Al-Jalajel stressed the pivotal role local health awareness played in helping Saudi society combat the pandemic, his comments on Monday, October 24, came at the closing ceremony of the WA'AI awareness awards at its fifth season which was held in the capital city Riyadh.
Al-Jalajel added that health awareness is a preventive measure, and this is what the country’s vision 2030 is based on, stressing that adequate health information is an effective recipe for a healthy life full.
Minister Al-Jalajel praised the participants in the WA'AI Award, saying: “We're happy with this awareness that spreads and can be felt all around us, for example, in the STEPs initiative, the number of those who ......read more
• Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UAE and accounted for 21.4% of new cancer cases in the country in 2020, according to the Globocan study
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27, October 2022: To drive greater awareness around breast cancer and the impact of infectious diseases on breast cancer patients, Pfizer and Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) held a media roundtable on Wednesday October 26, highlighting breast cancer management once suspecting or being impacted by an infectious virus – understanding the challenges, signs and symptoms posed on both cancer patients & survivors.
Pfizer has been partnering with FOCP since 2017. The roundtable also included highlights of a battle and journey from one cancer survivor and another cancer patient in the UAE, shedding light on how other ......read more
The initiative aims to serve the lower-income community in areas where quality healthcare is inaccessible
27, October 2022 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Enhancing community outreach and ensuring that quality healthcare is delivered to the doorstep of the population, RAK Hospital, in a first-of-its-kind initiative in the Northern Emirates, has announced the launch of ‘RAK Hospital on Wheels’.
The sophisticated ‘Mobile Clinic’ with a focus on catering to the dynamic healthcare requirements of the people is equipped with world-class equipment and facilities and offers services from a team of medical professionals at a very affordable cost.
Talking about the need for such a concept, Dr. Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, RAK Hospital said, “Having served the people of Ras Al Khaimah for 15 years we ......read more
Make exercise a social activity, perform a ‘Talking Test’ to check if the intensity is right for you
RAK Hospital educates Diabetes Challenge 2022 participants on Exercise Protocols during the ‘Diabeat’ Webinar series
A typical office worker with a desk job walks less than a Kilometer in a day when the minimum requirement is at least 5-7 Kms
Stamina, strength and flexibility should be the components of the exercise regime for diabetics
Muscles are essential in the management of diabetes; lower muscle mass can hinder our capacity to clear glucose from the bloodstream
Muscle capacity is lost by 1% every year after age 20.
25, October 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Exercise is a crucial tool in the management of diabetes and has been shown to reverse the condition in many instances. In their latest ......read more
Doha – October 25, 2022: The Division of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) held a series of in-person workshops and webinars.
The initiatives are part of CPD’s mission of providing high quality continuing medical education and professional development opportunities for physicians and healthcare professionals based on identified needs and the latest scientific and medical developments. All CPD activities are designed to increase competence, enhance performance in practice, and improve healthcare outcomes for patients.
One such activity was a CPD-hosted workshop on Team-Based Learning (TBL), an evidence based collaborative learning strategy that offers small group learning within large classes. Titled ‘Introduction to Team-Based Learning,’ the syllabus ......read more
• Future Minerals Forum will take place from January 10 – 12, 2023, in Riyadh and is expected to attract more than 9,000 participants
• Event is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources under the patronage of King Salman bin Abdulaziz
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 24, 2022 – Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources (MIM) today announced initial details about the second Future Minerals Forum (FMF), which will take place from January 10-12, 2023 at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh, under the patronage of The custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
FMF 2023 will gather global mining industry leaders, including governments and business executives from around the world, and ......read more
regional center for coordinating disease prevention and control
Riyadh: Ministers of Health in the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC countries launched Saturday, October 22, at the council's HQ in Riyadh, the Gulf Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
The center aims to enhance coordination, transfer knowledge, and prevent the spread of communicable and non-communicable diseases across the GCC.
The inauguration coincided with the Minister's Committee meeting chaired by Saudi minister of health Fahd Al Jalajel, where they discussed implementing the joint health action plan, in addition to following up on the latest international health regulations, supporting the healthy cities initiative, and classification of health specialties in GCC states.
The community awareness campaign is run in partnership with the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) to shed a light on breast cancer and the importance of early detection under the #FestivalCares programme
Doha, Qatar – 24, October 2022: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment and the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) launched a joint awareness campaign on breast cancer and the importance of early detection. The campaign is held under the umbrella of the mall’s #FestivalCares initiatives.
The breast cancer awareness activities come as part of the awareness campaign during the month of October, which is internationally recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month or The Pink Month. It is generally celebrated in the community through events and initiatives ......read more
• The 9th edition of the event which is being hosted in the Middle East for the first time, begins tomorrow and will run until 26th October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
• Hundreds of attendees including senior officials from Government entities will be present with the event consisting of workshops and fitness activities that aims to promote physical exercise.
Abu Dhabi - 22, October 2022: The 9th edition of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress hosted for the first time in Abu Dhabi will begin tomorrow (Sunday 23rd October).
The Congress is organized by Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) in collaboration with the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, and in strategic partnership with the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, ......read more
Almost tragedy fly's young girl to a 2-hour operation
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: A surgical team in Tabuk (Northern Saudi Arabia) managed on Tuesday, October 18, to save the life of a young girl who was cut in the jugular vein while playing on a glass table.
The two-and-a-half-year-old girl was playing on a glass table in her house, which collapsed beneath her, leaving her with a deep cut and severe bleeding.
The girl’s family ran her to the nearby King Khaled Hospital within minutes, where she was immediately admitted to the operating room, suffering from trauma and a severe drop in blood pressure due to bleeding. She was met with a team consisting of a vascular consultant, an ENT consultant, and a pediatric consultant.
The medical team confirmed that the source of the bleeding was a cut in the upper ......read more
Under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed, Dubai will host the World Hospital Congress in November 2022.
More than 1000 participants from 60 countries are expected to attend the conference.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, the Dubai Health Authority will co-host the 45th International Hospital Federation’s World Hospital Congress.
The conference will be held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DWTC), from 9 to 11 November 2022, with pre-congress activities taking place on 8th November. This year’s overarching theme is ‘Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare’.
More than 1000 ......read more
For the first time in the UAE’s history, tourists will be offered 24/7 healthcare services covering all health-related issues – including consultation, treatment and aftercare – all for a cost-effective medical package of Dh 149!
Dubai, UAE; October 20, 2022: Mulk Med Healthcare – Middle East’s first virtual hospital modelled telehealth ecosystem approved by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) – today announces the launch of the first of its kind Mulk Med Privilege Health Card for UAE Tourists, Students, Corporates, Communities, Individuals and Families covering all their healthcare needs through unlimited 24/7 online video Telehealth Consultations.
This exclusive and comprehensive health saver card will encompass the ......read more
The latest methods and techniques used in the treatment of snake and reptile bites discussed
Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2022: As many as 1,200 doctors and specialists from the UAE participated in the sessions of the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST), hosted by the capital Abu Dhabi, where they were briefed on the results of studies and research in toxicology presented by experts, specialists and university professors from different countries of the world.
In addition, doctors and specialists from the Emirates Health Services Corporation, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” and other health institutions in the UAE were briefed on the latest methods and techniques used in the treatment of snake and reptile bites, as well as learning about the latest methods of preparing antitoxin ......read more
As part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign, and in line with its social responsibility program
Kuwait, 19th October 2022: Burgan Bank recently concluded a health awareness workshop organized for its staff in collaboration with Royale Hayat Hospital, as part of its month-long Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. Under the umbrella of the Bank’s comprehensive social responsibility strategy, the workshop was aimed at spreading awareness amongst the Bank’s staff, especially women, as well as highlighting key means of prevention and early detection.
The workshop included a lecture by Dr. Noha Al Saleh, General Surgery and Surgical Oncology Consultant at Royale Hayat Hospital; focusing on the most important facts about breast cancer, including its types, symptoms, and risk factors, as well as its means of treatment ......read more
• Pfizer takes bigger strides towards a patient-centric approach through delivering first-in-class science for patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
• As part of its Atrial Fibrillation awareness campaign, Pfizer announces its strategic partnership with FibriCheck and AlTibbi in UAE.
• Pfizer aims to screen 100,000 individuals across the Gulf with this innovative program.
UAE – October 18 2022 – Pfizer is further highlighting its commitment on becoming a more patient-centric company by launching the first of its kind screening program in collaboration with FibriCheck and AlTibbi, to detect Atrial Fibrillation disease, in the UAE.
Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders that result in irregular heartbeats often leading to a stroke. Characterized by ......read more
Dubai, October 18, 2022: In yet another unprecedented move taken in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Emirate of Dubai has recently seen the launch of the UAE’s first-of-its-kind drive-through blood test service.
The new service will be provided by Unilabs, the leading Swiss diagnostic service provider, which has been ISO certified by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC), in collaboration with the United Medical Center (UMC) in Dubai.
The drive-through blood test comes as part of a package of services delivered by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), in partnership with the private health sector to provide customers and community members with better and faster access to services while also maintaining high quality standards and a safe and healthy environment.
With the launch of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17th October 2022: On the World Mental Health Day, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) hosted a lecture entitled “The Influence of Thoughts on Accelerating Psychological and Physical Recovery: How Thoughts Impact Physical Wellbeing”, presented by psychologist and bioenergy health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara. The lecture took place in the Library's main theatre and attended. with a large participation of visitors and members.
“Over the past five decades, the UAE has attached a great importance to mental health, considering it an integral part of public health and one of the main pillars of society's well-being and stability. Mental health is also a catalyst for the productivity of the community and continuous contribution in the development journey. Hence, the UAE has launched many initiatives ......read more
Aster Pharmacy, the retail arm of Aster DM Healthcare has entered into a long-term joint venture agreement with Al Hokair Holding Group to setup and operate pharmacies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
UAE, October 17, 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in GCC and India, is expanding its footprint in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the Aster Pharmacy division. Aster Pharmacy, the leading pharmacy chain in the UAE, through this partnership, aims to set-up and operate 250+ stores over a period of 5 years and provide ease of access to pharmaceutical and wellness products across the segments of Nutrition, Baby care, Skin Care, Home Healthcare, etc. Through this joint venture agreement, both partners will work towards bringing Aster Pharmacy’s in-house quality care products to serve the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 17, 2022: Under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), on Monday, opened the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST), in the presence of Mohammed Mousa Al Ameeri, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Food Diversity Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.
The Congress is being organised by Amsaal, the first of its kind company in the Middle East, in ......read more
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announces it as a National initiative after the first batch of 100 security personnel receive BLS certified training from RAK Hospital
A first-of-a-Kind initiative by the institution aims to save thousands of lives by making First Aid readily available
Life Support Training to cover adults, children and infants emergencies
9 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital die but immediate CPR can double or triple their chances of survival.
October 14, 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: With the aim to save maximum number of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 October, 2022: To foster and promote medical education opportunities, the Dubai Health Authority’s Medical Education and Research Department announced today that medical interns can receive training across government or private hospitals in the Emirate.
The move aims to provide a further impetus to the medical education programs that DHA offers medical students.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority said: “People are the most important human resource in the health-care delivery system and we ......read more
MoHAP calls on UAE community to adopt healthy lifestyles to support the health of their hearts
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has joined the world in celebrating the World Heart Day, which falls on September 29 of every year, by organizing an initiative to offer its staff and customers free medical tests.
MoHAP emphasized it will spare no effort to increase public awareness about the impact of cardiovascular diseases on quality of life through activities and events that will help restrict the spread of cardiovascular diseases and enhance the outcomes of national health ......read more
WebOps will support healthcare organisations on their digital journey to automate and streamline workflows, improve service levels, lower costs, and optimize supply & inventory management
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 22nd September 2022: WebOps Global – a subsidiary of WebOps LLC, USA – the world’s leading healthcare supply chain solutions provider, has launched its first international headquarters in the UAE.
As the healthcare sector in the country witnesses a rising demand amidst rapid digital transformation, infrastructural development, a ......read more
Dr. Firas Husban, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2022: Over the past 100 years, significant advancements have been made in spinal fusion to treat scoliosis. These advancements have led to improved fusion rates, lower complication frequency, greater three-dimensional correction of the deformity and more rapid postoperative recovery.
However, spine fusions mean fewer motion segments (less spine motion), which may lead to lower function in high-level physical activity and greater chance for spine ......read more
• The campaign to be launched during press conference on September 26
• The campaign targets most vulnerable groups to influenza complications, including the elderly, pregnant women, and those with chronic diseases.
• The annual camapgin to run until next December
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) will launch the National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign at a press conference to be held next week.
Themed "Protect yourself...Protect your community", the annual seasonal flu campaign will kick off on September 26; in cooperation with Abu ......read more
· In line with the UAE Government’s initiative of attracting industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs in sectors including pharmaceuticals and medical technology, Arab Health secured deals worth over AED2.8 billion earlier this year
· Exhibitors at the 2023 event will cover the full spectrum of the healthcare industry, including medical equipment and devices, disposables, wellness and prevention, and healthcare infrastructure, amongst others
· Informa Markets has confirmed the 2023 edition of the exhibition and congress will take place from 30 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2022: With health and wellbeing a top priority in the UAE, Cigna Insurance Middle East [CIME] – the leading global health services company – inaugurated its fun-packed fitness events series – Cigna Run and Fitness – on Saturday, 10th September, welcoming 350 participants representing all age groups and people of all abilities.
The flagship fitness event kicked off at Ibn Battuta Mall in Jebel Ali Village with 2.5 kms and 5 kms runs, both timed and untimed, catering to all levels of fitness, High Intensity Interval training (HIIT), ......read more
Dubai United Arab Emirates, September 2022: Lifegen, the UAE-based company focusing on providing world-leading cancer detection and management solutions, partners with Datar Cancer Genetics to enable access to Trucheck, a highly accurate blood-based multi-cancer screening test across the UAE region.
LifeGen’s partnership with Datar Genetics spans across multiple markets and addresses the serious problem of late cancer diagnosis through the use of the Trucheck blood test, which can detect over 70 cancers. The progressive CE-marked test provides early cancer diagnosis and is able to ......read more
UAE plays pivotal role in supporting international efforts to prepare for and respond to health emergencies
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has taken part in the 3rd G20 Health Working Group (HWG3) meeting held recently in Indonesia to discuss strengthening global health architecture through expanding global manufacturing and research hubs for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response actions.
Led by HE Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Director General of Emirates Health Services, the ministry’s delegation highlighted the importance of promoting solidarity among ......read more
More than 6 million meals donated to the Zero Hunger global campaign since its start
Dubai, September 01, 2022: In partnership with United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dubai’s popular community supermarket Choithrams presents the 2022 edition of Zero Hunger global campaign. Under the theme, “Add Goodness to Meals”, an awareness and fundraising campaign will be rolled out between 1 September and 31 December 2022, and proceeds will go to WFP’s School Feeding Programmes in the Middle East region.
Through its school ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 23, 2022: The Dubai Fertility Centre was recently reaccredited with a ‘Diamond-level’ accreditation from Accreditation Canada International (ACI) for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Leadership standards.
This is the highest level of recognition from Accreditation Canada. It is awarded to highly committed and quality-oriented organisations that monitor outcomes, use evidence and best practices to improve services.
The accreditation makes the centre the first and only government centre in the world to receive this accreditation ......read more
Advances in medicine are bringing hope to millions of hepatitis patients worldwide, according to hepatologist ahead of World Hepatitis Day (July 28)
27 July, 2022: Infection with the hepatitis C virus is almost always curable, but given its impact on liver health, it is important to catch it early and to address any liver damage after the infection has been eliminated, says a hepatologist from global health system Cleveland Clinic ahead of World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28.
Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver and viral hepatitis ......read more
• The Second Chance initiative was launched by Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood in partnership with Aster Volunteers, CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare to support underprivileged children in need of liver transplant
• Safan Ali is the first child to benefit from the liver transplant programme which would support 50 children in the first phase.
• Children from underprivileged families can seek to undergo the liver transplant at Aster CMI and Aster RV Hospitals in Bangalore, and Aster Medcity and Aster MIMS Hospital Calicut in Kerala, India. Families in need can seek ......read more
• MoHAP: 28,195 licensed health professionals until the end of Q1, 2022
• Applicants meeting all requirements provided for to get their license in one working day
• Ministry provides best licensing services to attract talented cadres and enhance the vitality of the health sector
The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has reported that a total of 28,195 health professionals had been licensed as of the end of the first quarter of this year, with the average time it took to issue a license for applicants meeting all requirements provided for being no more ......read more
Expert weighs in on sunscreen ingredients, application tips and precautions
18 July, 2022: People who use sunscreen regularly have lower risk of skin cancer and younger-looking skin, but with so many varieties on the market, it is important to choose one that works well, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic.
Dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, says that daily use of sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher can reduce the risk of skin cancer. In addition, individuals can slash their risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 July, 2022: A 50-year-old man weighing about 180kgs underwent a minimally invasive kidney surgery for removal of a big deer-horn shaped kidney stone which caused him flank pain and discomfort for more than three years.
Umar, an expatriate in Dubai had a huge stone in his kidney for the past few years. He had approached several hospitals in different countries, but due to the challenges of the operation and morbid obesity, the procedure was refused by various doctors. He was told to lose weight before any surgery could be done since his weight was a ......read more
Dubai - July 07, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) and its educational platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU) collaborated with the Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals for a public awareness program about overactive bladder (OAB) and urinary Incontinence at Khorfakkan Hospital. This was the first of many collaborations to promote preventable urological health issues by the AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals following their signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) the previous week.
The scientific program aimed to educate and raise awareness about the common urological ......read more
July 07, 2022: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently organized a workshop on occupational safety and health to review the best international practices in this field and develop innovative solutions to promote the wellbeing of employees at work.
The workshop featured a number of presentations discussing the most common methods for fostering a healthy workplace and reducing occupational injuries. This is in addition to interactive discussions on how to promote a healthy and safe work culture.
The event comes as part of the ministry’s commitment to supporting ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2022: Rashid Hospital’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(PMR) underwent expansion with the support and donation from Seddiqi Holding.
The philanthropic effort led to major expansion of services including a new gym for physical exercises, a rehabilitation section for nervous system injuries, a hydrotherapy pool, an occupational therapy and rehabilitation unit, an upgraded physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic, and a sports medicine clinic.
Additionally, the department also has a dedicated Retinal Prosthetic ......read more
Cleveland Clinic expert explains the condition and gives tips to avoid and treat it
4 July, 2022, CLEVELAND: With travel restrictions easing and many people taking vacation days at this time of year, an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic is advising individuals to take precautions to avoid overexposure to the sun or risking what is commonly referred to as sun poisoning.
Matthew Goldman, MD, a family medicine doctor at Cleveland Clinic, explains that sun poisoning is a nonscientific term to describe a severe sunburn that often mimics a flu bug or ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 June, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Health Insurance Corporation, which regulates the health insurance sector in Dubai, has launched the first-of-its-kind value-based healthcare model for the Emirate.
The model known as EJADAH is a value-based model rather than volume-based healthcare.
At the launch of the event, which was attended by all health providers, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, DHA’s Director-General H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi said in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed ......read more
Ancestry testing can go back from 5 to 100 generations and more
Home collection is available 24X7 from anywhere in UAE
27 June 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: In its endeavor to always bring the latest and the most advanced technologies to the UAE population, RAK Hospital has introduced the latest NGS Technology for Ancestry Testing. Considered the most advanced and detailed technology in the world, it provides an in-depth analysis of a person’s ancestors by locating them not only by country or continent but in a specific geographical location.
Ancestry testing can go back from ......read more
Dubai - June 24, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) has announced a series of new initiatives, supported by Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals, to promote effective scientific and training programs to improve the practice of Urology in the region through its education platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU). The AAU and ASU also pledged to promote numerous public awareness programs for various preventable health issues faced by men and women.
The announcement was made during an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai where the Dr Yasser Farahat, Secretary-General of the ......read more