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    Young PCR Horse Riders Raise Hope and Inspiration in the UAE Community

    Sharjah, February 4, 2023:  For young equestrians Sheikha Azza Bint Khaled bin Saqr Al Qasimi and Said Mohammad Al Musharakh, the annual Pink Caravan Ride is more than just a leisurely horseback ride - it's a powerful platform to inspire the community, especially the younger generations and raise awareness about the importance of early detection and regular screening to tackle breast cancer. Azza, a determined 12-year-old, has been a part of the annual PCR ride since the tender age of five and continues to use her passion for horse riding to make a positive impact on the UAE community. With her siblings by her side, she proudly set out on the first leg of the Sharjah route on Saturday, inspiring all those around her with her unwavering spirit. And at just 9 years old, Said is already making a name for himself in the ......read more

    Sultan AlQasimi Inaugurates 11th Edition of Pink Caravan Ride

    Friends Of Cancer Patients’ yearly ride to raise cancer awareness and promote screening for early detection runs from 4-10 February under the theme “Powered by You” Sharjah, February 4, 2023 His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the 11th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), which kicked off from Al Heera Beach, Sharjah, on Saturday. Coinciding with World Cancer Day, the annual awareness campaign, organised by the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) under the theme ‘Powered by You’, will travel across the seven emirates between February 4 and 10 offering free screenings and raising awareness on breast cancer and the importance of early detection to tackle the disease.   The PCR marked the annual awareness ......read more

    11th Pink Caravan Ride Brings Awareness and Early Detection to the Forefront in the UAE

    The annual awareness campaign offers free screenings to men and women across the seven emirates    More than 150 volunteers and 100 equestrians will embark on the nationwide campaign  More than 35 fixed, mobile and Minivan clinics will offer free screenings  Offers clinical, ultrasound, and  mammograms for both women and men   Sharjah, February 3, 2023   Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friend of Cancer Patients (FOCP), the 11th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) will kick off its annual weeklong trek across the seven emirates tomorrow (Saturday) to raise awareness on ......read more

    King's College Hospital Joins WeightLoss Solutions Australia to Combat Obesity in UAE

    Dubai – February 03, 2023: King’s College Hospital London – Dubai has inked a partnership agreement with Weight Loss Solutions Australia (WLSA) to provide patients in Dubai with access to the latest in weight loss treatments and technologies developed by the Australian organization. The partnership will allow patients to benefit from the expertise of both organizations.  The partnership aims to alleviate the health challenges associated with obesity as recent studies have shown that over 60 per cent of adults in the UAE are either overweight or obese. Experts have estimated that such high rates can be attributed to factors such as unhealthy dietary habits, lack of physical activity, and a sedentary lifestyle. Further, this has also caused an increased risk of other related health problems such as diabetes, ......read more

    Dubai Healthcare City Joins Hands with Dar Al Ber Society to Open Endowment and Charity Pharmacy

    • First-of-its-kind access-focused pharmacy will operate in DHCC Building 33 • Abwab Al Khair will enhance patient access to medication for chronic diseases    Dubai, UAE; February 3, 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority, (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the emirate’s enabling healthcare freezone, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society to open its second endowment and charity pharmacy in the UAE and the first in DHCC to fund charitable projects.    The agreement, which was signed on the last day of Arab Health, will primarily focus on patient access to medications for chronic diseases, with  the provision of medicine to those in need, and low-income patients who cannot afford the cost of the medicine or are not covered by ......read more

    Empower: District Cooling is the most Advantageous Sustainable Cooling Solution for the Health Sector

    220 medical facilities are served by Empower's district cooling services Empower supplies Dubai Healthcare City with 142,000 refrigeration tons Dubai, UAE, 02 Feb 2023: In the context of the ‘Arab Health 2023, the region’s largest exhibition of its kind, the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest provider of district cooling services, confirmed that developed countries, including the UAE, realized early on the importance of district cooling in protecting the environment and preserving the health of society, which is one of the most important and prominent factors affecting human health and affected by its practices.  Empower is currently providing district cooling services to 43 large healthcare projects, which together constitute 220 medical facilities, most ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and DIEZ Sign Strategic Partnership to support the Founding of Healthcare Companies

    • New shift in expanding private health sector investments in Dubai • Contributes to enhancing investment opportunities and supporting innovative technological solutions in the sector. • Al Ketbi: We are committed to consolidating partnerships to serve Dubai’s goals and future aspirations • Al Zarooni: ‘UAE at the forefront for attracting investments in healthcare sector’   Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2023: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, which seeks to promote cooperation and coordination between the two sides to enhance investment opportunities in Dubai’s healthcare sector, support the formation of healthcare start-ups, and develop innovative technological solutions. This aligns with the ......read more

    UAE Health Authorities Officially Launch National Drug Tracking System Tatmeen

    • 1.2 million drug packages tracked and traced across the UAE.   • 1,760 partners ready to interact with and support the platform.   • The platform being showcased at the Arab Health 2023   Dubai, February 2, 2023:  The UAE health authorities has officially launched the national drug tracking system " Tatmeen", the region’s first platform of its kind to track and trace pharmaceutical products. With this innovative system, the UAE is taking a major step towards ensuring the immunity and security of its medical supply chains. The highly advanced track and trace platform was unveiled by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DoH), and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) during their participation in Arab Health 2023, taking place ......read more

    PCR's Free Breast Cancer Screenings Rolls Out Across 7 Emirates with Over 30 Medical Clinics

    During the 7-day ride across the UAE FOCP initiative supplies free breast cancer testing facilities for the public  Sharjah, February 2, 2023 As part of the Pink Caravan Ride’s efforts to curb breast cancer and increase awareness, the Friends of Cancer Patients’ annual initiative is offering free breast cancer screenings in all seven emirates through their mobile clinics and mammography unit during the seven-day national ride. In addition to its ongoing efforts, the PCR established dedicated fixed clinics throughout the United Arab Emirates providing free breast cancer screenings between January 20th and February 10th, offering the public another opportunity to receive convenient and cost-free testing. The mobile clinics and minivans will be running in conjunction with the pan-emirate ride starting on the ......read more

    RAK Hospital Signs a Clinical Collaboration Agreement with Apollo Hospitals Group India

    Partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services UAE patients to get direct access to Apollo’s expert medical team without travelling outside UAE February 2, 2023 - Dubai, UAE: RAK Hospital, UAE’s premier hospital enters into a clinical collaboration agreement with Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest healthcare provider in Afro-Asia. The partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services with the aim to cooperatively advance the field of health utilising the latest medical technology. The post-pandemic period necessitates healthcare providers to collaborate across geographic borders, and such relationships are crucial in light of the escalating disease burden and changing non-communicable disease ......read more

    With Hip Fractures Expected to Double Worldwide by 2050, Cleveland Clinic Expert Recommends 5 Lifestyle Changes for Better Bone Health

     Orthopedic surgeon visiting Arab Health says individuals of all ages can take simple steps now to help protect their bone heath in the future      February 1, 2023, Dubai, UAE: Osteoporotic bone fractures are dangerous and often debilitating, and their incidence is expected to rise significantly as global populations age, according to research. The good news is that there are several simple steps individuals can take at any age to protect their bone health, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, who is visiting Arab Health in Dubai this week. Speaking on the sidelines of the annual event, orthopedic surgeon Mark Schickendantz, MD, cited a recent study presented by researchers from Hong Kong at last year’s American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting. Dr. ......read more

    WCM-Q Diabetes Researcher Ranked among World's Best

    Doha – February 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) clinician and researcher Dr. Rayaz Malik has been ranked among the world’s leading experts in the fields of diabetic neuropathy and diabetes complications.  Dr. Malik, professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q, was ranked 7th for diabetic neuropathies (nerve damage) and 13th for diabetes complications, in a ranking of the most influential clinical researchers across the world.  This list was independently compiled by Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare. It ranks the performance of researchers impartially, using a series of objective metrics to judge the number and quality of research papers and the impact factor of the journals in which they have been ......read more

    DHA Extends Service of Birth and Death Certificate Issuance to the Private Sector Hospitals in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 February, 2023:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during Arab Health 2023 that it has extended the service of birth and death certificate issuance to private sector hospitals in Dubai. The move is aimed to enhance the convenience of community members and ensure easy utilisation of this service. Previously only a public hospital in Dubai could provide this certificate. However, by the end of 2023, all private sector hospitals in Dubai will also be able to issue these certificates. Presently, this service is available at HMS Mirdif Hospital, Medcare Hospital for Women and Children, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, Mediclinic City Hospital, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital  and Zulekha hospital.  Customers will receive a physical certificate and they can request for a digital ......read more

    This Year's Pink Caravan Ride is Powered by You!

    Friends of Cancer Patient’s annual pan-UAE ride recognises the efforts made by all who attend in aid of breast cancer awareness and the drive towards defeating the disease through early detection  Sharjah, February 1, 2023:  The Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), UAE's annual breast cancer awareness campaign, has announced its theme for 2023's ride: "Powered by You." This theme is a reflection of the power and energy that the Pink Caravan Ride derives from each and every person in the UAE community as it makes strides towards mass awareness while offering free breast cancer screenings in efforts to defeat the disease through early detection. This year's theme “Powered by You” highlights the crucial role of community support in the campaign's yearly success and emphasises that without the ......read more

    Life-saving 3D MRI Fetal Heart Imaging Technology Showcased at Arab Health 2023

    Cutting-edge technologies showcased, include fetal cardiac MRI and 3D imaging of the fetal heart, and in adults the totally endoscopic 3D heart valve repair and replacement surgical technique Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 January 2023: Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care (RB&HH) and Evelina London Children’s Hospital, both part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, had a regional debut of life-saving, cutting-edge cardiac advances to address cardiovascular issues at Arab Health 2023 including 3D fetal cardiac imaging and machine learning Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as the totally endoscopic 3D heart valve repair and replacement surgical technique. The event is taking place from January 30 - February 2 2023.  In the Middle East, the prevalence of congenital heart ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Highlights Key Areas of Healthcare Investment until 2025

    • DHA provides an overview of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 • Al Ketbi:  The aim of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 is to provide investors with detailed information on key healthcare priority areas and to provide a detailed overview of the health sector so that they can make viable investments. • Al Ketbi: Health investment in areas of need benefits investors, helps create a dynamic and robust health sector, and provides community members and visitors with access to the highest quality of specialised and accessible care.  • Post COVID-19 key areas of focus include: innovation, digital health, medical equipment, mental health, MedTech start-ups, urgent care, long-term care, rehabilitation and home care. • Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 is a ready-reckoner for investors to ......read more

    AD Ports Logistics Unveils New Distribution Business Line to Support the Region's Growing Healthcare Market

    New business line will purchase, handle, and supply high-demand healthcare products for hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and retailers in the UAE & GCC   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 January, 2023: AD Ports Logistics (ADPL), provider of integrated end-to-end business solutions and a subsidiary of AD Ports Group’s Logistics Cluster, has announced the addition of a new distribution business line that will see the company secure exclusive distribution rights for a range of healthcare products. The new business line targets the GCC’s fast-growing healthcare and life sciences sector, whose market size is projected to increase at a CAGR of 4.9% to AED 365.7 billion (US $99.6 billion) in 2023 from AED 316.6 billion (US $86.2 billion) in 2020.  As a distributor licensed by the UAE Ministry of Health and Abu Dhabi ......read more

    Saudi German Health Participates in Arab Health 2023 to Highlight Achievements and New Projects

    30 January 2023- Saudi German Health (SGH), a leading healthcare group in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, is participating in the Arab Health 2023, in line with its commitment to promoting and raising the standards of the region’s healthcare sector. The annual event, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, starts on January 30, 2023 and will run until February 02, 2023. During its participation, SGH highlighted its ethos of ‘Caring Like Family’ and showcased its family tree at the centre of its booth to underline the group’s milestones and family spirit. The group also highlighted several achievements, including the launch of the ‘SGH mobile app,’ which reiterates its commitment to better serving the patients and making healthcare services more accessible. The group ......read more

    Pink Caravan Ride Announces the Official Routes for Pan-Emirate Ride

    Annual ride in aid of breast cancer awareness kicks off with its opening ceremony on the 4th February at at Al Heera Beach Sharjah, January 31, 2023:  The Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), an annual breast cancer awareness initiative of UAE-based Friends of Cancer Patients society has announced the official routes for the ride, set to commence its 11th edition on February 4th in conjunction with World Cancer Day. This journey of hope and courage will traverse the seven emirates, with the first day focusing on raising awareness for the most prominent and preventable types of cancer, including breast, skin, colon, prostate, testicular, childhood, and cervical cancer. The ride will begin on February 4th in Sharjah and Ajman, with riders starting at Al Heera Beach in Sharjah, the official opening ceremony at 8:00 AM and the start of the ......read more

    Dubai Healthcare City Study Reveals Key Sector Trends and Opportunities for Mena Region's Health Industry

    • Healthcare spending in the GCC is forecast to reach USD 99.6 billion in 2023 from USD 86.2 billion in 2020 • DHCC’s total economic contribution to the GDP of Dubai reached AED 2.8 billion in 2021 • Despite pandemic-related restrictions on global travel, Dubai doubled the number of health tourists in 2021 with international visitors spending USD 198 million on healthcare   Dubai- UAE - 30 January 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), today launched a major whitepaper titled ‘Emerging Opportunities In Middle East Healthcare’ which reveals in-depth insights into the regional healthcare sector, with special focus on the GCC.   The study, the latest initiative in DHCA’s mission to contribute to the development of ......read more

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre is Set to Introduce Innovative Healthcare Solutions at LEAP 2023

    Metaverse, AI, Blockchain, and VR in healthcare are among KFSH&RC’s key focus areas Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – January 30, 2022 – King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) announces its participation at the second edition of LEAP, Saudi Arabia's most prominent technology event, which is set to convene global innovators and disruptors in Riyadh between February 6-9.  Internationally ranked as Saudi Arabia's number one hospital and a primary supporter of Vision 2030's healthcare transformation goals, KFSH&RC will present trailblazing technologies that will drive the healthcare sector forward under the three main pillars: operational excellence, patient experience, and the quality of care.  Pillar 1: Operational excellence KFSH&RC will present its ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Receives Accreditation for the Internship and Residency Program from National Institute for Health Specialties

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2023: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) recently received an accreditation for the internship and residency program from National Institute for Health Specialties. This is the first-of-its kind accreditation in the UAE in this field.  His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said that medical professionals are the core of the health sector and that the DHA prioritises providing them with continuous learning opportunities that helps them stay up-to-date with the latest in the medical field ,in all aspects, from processes to technologies. He added that accreditations are vital in the health sector as they provide a benchmark to ensure unified standards of care across different health facilitates. Dr. Mohammed Al Houqani, Secretary General ......read more

    Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare Partnership Set to Revolutionize Regional Healthcare through Innovative Solutions at Arab Health 2023

    • As Gold Sponsors of iconic event, Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare to showcase AI-powered solutions in diagnostics, digital health, therapeutics, advanced omics, and patient care  • G42 Healthcare also signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Future Health Summit, to be held along the sidelines of Arab Health • Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare experts to focus on the emerging technology trends in healthcare in deliberations and panels    Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2023: Mubadala Health, the integrated network of world-class healthcare facilities, and G42 Healthcare, the leading Abu Dhabi-based AI health-tech company, are jointly taking centre stage at Arab Health 2023 in Dubai to showcase their innovative solutions and patient care.    The partnership between the two leading healthcare ......read more

    Aspiring Doctors attend WCM-Q's High School Medical Conference

    Doha – January 25, 2023: More than 250 participants, including teachers, school counselors, high school students, and parents attended this year’s edition of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) High School Medical Conference (HSMC) that was hosted on campus by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development.  The conference brought together highly motivated students, aspiring to become the next generation of medical leaders, generated interest in pursuing a career in medicine, and offered a glimpse into life as a WCM-Q medical student. It also provided a valuable platform to engage educators across the entire spectrum of STEM disciplines. The one-day event featured professional development workshops on several topics, including steps towards a complete application, reading and writing ......read more

    382 Health Facilities part of Dubai Health Authority's Single Electronic Medical File Initiative

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2023 : Dubai Health Authority recently held a workshop with relevant stakeholders to discuss the progress of the NABIDH initiative and to discuss ways to enhance integration with the health sector in the Emirate. NABIDH, is an ongoing digital transformation project that will ensure one electronic medical file for every patient. Presently, NABIDH has unified to over 7 million medical records and more than 31,000 clinicians and 382 healthcare facilities are part of the initiative. More than 43 medical record systems are also part of the initiative.  His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority highlighted the progress made by this initiative and emphasized that DHA focuses on utilizing the latest healthcare technologies to ensure the provision ......read more

    New Therapies and HPV Vaccines Offer Hope in the Fight Against Cervical Cancer, But Regular Screenings Remain Vital

    As the world marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an expert from Cleveland Clinic discusses means of prevention and the potential benefits of immunotherapy treatments       Wednesday, 25 January, 2023, CLEVELAND: The research and development of immunotherapy drugs to treat patients who have cervical cancer, especially in its advanced stages, is offering hope to hundreds of thousands of women worldwide, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic. However, speaking during the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month of January, he points out that regular screenings remain a vital tool to prevent cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer is the fourth-most common cancer among women worldwide and is caused mainly by persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the World Health ......read more

    Teenager Cracked Forehead Healed by 3D Surgical Technique

    Saudi teen endured car accident injuries for years without proper medical treatment  Riyadh - January 24, 2023:  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at King Abdullah Medical City KAMC in Makkah completed On Sunday, December 22 a successful 3-hour surgical intervention using the 3D surgical planning technique to repair deformities and fractures in the forehead bone of a patient who suffered from an old traffic accident injury. Makkah Health cluster said that doctors were able to end the suffering of a Saudi teenager, who was involved in a traffic accident seven years ago that led to a fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket. After conducting clinical and radiological examinations, it was revealed that there was a double fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket, which was not ......read more

    myAster – Region's 1st Integrated Healthcare Platform crosses 352k Downloads since Phase I Launch

    • Aster DM Healthcare’s patient care digital platform now provides complete access to Aster hospitals, clinics, diagnostics centers and pharmacies in UAE, putting healthcare management in the hands of patients.    • myAster has touched over one million lives since its introduction and ranks number 1 as free medical app on Play Store and App Store   Dubai - January 23, 2023: In alignment with UAE’s Vision 2031 to position the country in the Top 10 for quality healthcare, Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare providers in GCC and India, today officially unveiled the full-fledged version of myAster app, the region’s first integrated healthcare platform providing access to hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and pharmacies as Aster continues to lead the healthcare ......read more

    Qatari WCM-Q Medical Student Presents Research into Incurable Blood Cancer at Us Health Conference

    Doha – January 23, 2023: A Qatari medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has presented research into a rare and incurable form of blood cancer at the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Second-year medical student Haya Al Ansari gave a presentation about a clinical research trial she worked on with a team of doctors from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The trial investigated the efficacy of two existing drugs that could help in the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma, which remains incurable. Al Ansari presented to more than 4,000 delegates from different parts of the world at the event. While mantle cell lymphoma can be treated with a number of drugs and put into remission, it cannot be cured fully because drug resistance ......read more

    Tabuk Surgeons Reconstruct Jaw with 3D Printing

    benign tumor affected the 25-year-old of jaw  Riyadh - January 19, 2023:  A Saudi Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team working at King Fahd Specialist Hospital KFSH in Tabuk (northwestern Saudi Arabia) succeeded in reconstructing the jaw of a 25-year-old patient after losing it for a tumor. The medical team treating the case explained that the patient was suffering from pain and swelling in the jaw and face, and after conducting necessary medical examinations and x-rays, it was found that he had a benign tumor in the lower jaw, and a medical procedure was required to remove bones of the right lower jaw. A 3D design of the jaw was made, and the exact location of the bone pieces was determined using 3D imaging technology and virtual simulation. Successful surgery removed the right lower jaw bones while preserving the ......read more

    Dubai's First Accredited Centre of Excellence in Endometriosis, Emerges at Medcare Women & Children Hospital

    • New centre of excellence in Endometriosis offers renewed hope for fertility and pain management for patients across the UAE & region.  • Medcare Women & Children Hospital successfully treats over 500 endometriosis patients, yearly    Dubai – January 18 2023:  Medcare Women & Children Hospital has become the first hospital in Dubai to receive the Gold Seal Accreditation as Centre of Excellence for Endometriosis Multidisciplinary Care (COEMEC) by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA. This accreditation is awarded for meeting the highest global standards of medical care for endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease affecting roughly 10% (per cent) of women and girls who are of reproductive age worldwide. Endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the ......read more

    Cash Prizes worth AED 50,000 on Grab for Top Winners of RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge 2023

    RAK Hospital launches the 3rd edition of UAE’s most loved weight loss competition  The 8-week contest starts on 20th January; participants can start registering now via the official event website People encouraged to ‘Lose Big, to Win Big’ and will get educated on life-altering lifestyle habits   16th January 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The Country’s biggest weight loss challenge is back with a bang for the third time, with AED 50,000 worth of cash prizes on offer for the top winners. Continuing the cause of raising awareness on Obesity, the biggest epidemic of modern times, RAK Hospital in association with the Ministry of Health and Prevention Ras Al Khaimah announced its popular community initiative, the RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge (RBWLC) 2023. The 8-week challenge which saw over ......read more

    Wholesome Family Entertainment Dubai Residential Oasis Family Fest '23

    Devadaru Ayurveda Medical Centre launched in Dubai Residential Oasis complex. Dubai Residential Oasis Family Fest ’23 took place on the 13th and 14th of January at the sprawling Dubai residential Oasis campus in Al Qusais. Announcing this in a press release Mr. Hani Mustafa Al Hamed, Property Manager, Dubai Residential Oasis said that the community-wide celebration featured a variety of on-stage entertainment, games, sports, music, food and clothing stalls. The Family Fest was attended by over 324 families from around 15 nationalities and it was two fun filled days. The main members of the DRO Fest organizing committee included Anil Moopen, Abdul Baree, Sadat Nalakat, Mujeeb M Ismail, Daison Varghese, Siraj Ismail. The event also witnessed the launch of Devadaru Ayurvedic Medical Centre. “Following the success of ......read more

    “Hayat” Enrols more than 10,000 Organ Donors

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2023: Following the announcement of the Abu Dhabi community campaign supporting the National Programme for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation “Hayat”, launched by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate, the number of registrants in the “Hayat” programme reached more than 10,000 organ donors from different nationalities, backgrounds and ages, who expressed their desire to become organ donors post mortem. This confirms their belief in the importance of organ donation as a noble humanitarian act that embodies the highest meaning of giving and gives others renewed hope in life. These values create a vivid scenario of community solidarity, where organ donation, whether during life or after death, saves ......read more

    Pink Caravan Call on Riders to Saddle up for their 11th pan-UAE Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

    Friends Of Cancer Patients’ yearly ride to raise cancer awareness and promote testing for early detection invites all horse riders in the nation to join their procession for a worth cause   Sharjah, January 10, 2022:  The Higher Organising Committee of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) — the annual breast cancer awareness initiative — is calling on all horse-riders interested in joining their 11th yearly nation-wide ride, to register for participation. The ride which starts on February 4th, coinciding with World Cancer Day, will travel across all seven emirates, and concludes on February 10th, as they raise awareness for breast cancer. The committee noted that the yearly gathering of the public and communities across the country, along-side the participation of horse-riders all over the nation, ......read more

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre Successfully Performs a Heart Transplant for the Youngest Patient in the Middle East

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 9, January 2023:  King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre's (KFSH&RC) pediatric cardiac surgery team successfully performed consecutive heart transplants on two children within 24 hours in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.    Before the surgeries, the transplant recipients – an Emirati girl aged less than eight months and a 19-month-old Saudi girl – were in critical condition due to heart failure necessitating the installation of temporary artificial pumps. The girls were also placed in intensive care units while awaiting transplants   The transplants required highly qualified professionals, advanced medical infrastructure, and international logistical support and cooperation.  For the first surgery, KFSH&RC's surgical team ......read more

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre achieves ‘Digital Health Most Wired' Recognition by CHIME for the Third Year in a Row

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 4, January 2022 – King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has once again been recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME) ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program. KFSH&RC is among the only two healthcare facilities outside the United States to achieve level 9 status for being at the forefront of innovating with healthcare information technology (IT) to improve patient safety and outcomes across the entire organization.     CHIME is an executive organization that enables senior healthcare IT leaders to exchange best practices and promote the effective use of IT to advance healthcare in the communities they serve. For the ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program, CHIME conducts an annual ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi supports the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign' to Drive Organ Donation Registration

    • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi installs its first ‘Hayat’ booth to drive organ donor registration in the UAE • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi CEO first to sign up as an organ donor at the booth • To date, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has performed more than 330 life-changing organ transplants    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 3, 2023: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, is working with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) to promote the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign’, supporting the National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation, ‘Hayat’. Launched by DoH, the campaign seeks to drive organ donation registration and raise awareness of the initiative. The multispecialty hospital has installed the first Hayat booth that will ......read more

    Department of Health – Abu Dhabi: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Remain Available within the Emirate's Healthcare Facilities

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate – 30 December 2022: The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate confirmed the continuity of COVID-19 related services in Abu Dhabi. COVID-19 vaccinations and PCR tests remain available in various healthcare facilities in the Emirate including pharmacies and medical centres as well as SEHA's healthcare centres.  This comes after Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announced closure of some COVID-19 centres in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, in its gradual efforts for a return to normal life post-COVID.  The Department remains committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all community members in Abu Dhabi and ensuring that it is providing the necessary healthcare services, as it continues to provide PCR tests and ......read more

    WCM-Q Webinar Series Boosts Population Health

    Doha – December 28, 2022:  Two expert speakers discussed ways to address pressing population health issues in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Population Health and Wellbeing webinar series.  The latest webinar featured Dr. Sheela Nambiar, president of the Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, discussing the central importance of regular exercise for overall health and wellbeing. Prior to that, Dr. Shagufta Feroz, founder and president of the Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine gave a presentation about the health benefits of eating in synchronization with the body’s natural biorhythms. The series is delivered by WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health (IPH) and is designed to share expert knowledge on major global health challenges such as the epidemic of ......read more

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    Abu Dhabi, 27 December 2022: Mubadala Health signed a partnership agreement with Abu Dhabi Pension Fund (ADPF) to provide exclusive healthcare services to ADPF-registered pensioners. The agreement will result in the implementation of a personal health program for pensioners. All new pensioners will be immediately enrolled in the program. The agreement will enhance cooperation between the two parties, in line with Mubadala Health’s mission to achieve the highest levels of health and quality of life for the Abu Dhabi community. The agreement will also expand the social benefits offered to ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Develops a Tool for Self-Assessment of Medical Licenses

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has developed a self-assessment tool, which is an instant 24/7 online service that is  free-of-cost to support investors, health professionals and medical facilities.  The aim of the service is to provide support and guidance to stakeholders and to enhance sustainability of the health sector in the Emirate.  Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector  at the DHA said that the self-assessment tool, is an important initiative and enables applicants who want to apply for a ......read more

    PureHealth Subsidiary Ambulatory Healthcare Services Awarded by New York's Harvard Business Council

    • Harvard Business Council International Awards is developed on the concept of total quality management  • Ambulatory Healthcare Services offers comprehensive community-based healthcare services in Abu Dhabi • AHS CEO Dr Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi presented with HBC Women Leader Gold Award  • Ambulatory Healthcare Services bestowed with HBC 2022 Dealing with COVID-19 Diamond Award      Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 22, 2022: In a recognition that underlines its growing reputation in the UAE and beyond, Ambulatory Healthcare Services ......read more

    58-Year-Old British National Emerges as the Overall Winner in RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022

    Wins AED 5000 cash prize. Reduces his blood sugar levels by 50% and loses 11 KGs  Challenge aids thousands in conquering diabetes. Participants’ average blood sugar levels back to normal in just 3 months AED 40,000 worth of prizes in cash and kind for winners   20 December 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The 3-month-long RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022 (RAKDC22) concluded today with the announcement of the winners during a prize distribution ceremony held at the RAK Hospital premises in Ras Al Khaimah. The one of its kind challenge aimed at reducing the biomarkers of the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Receives Delegation from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation

    Delegation includes renowned professor Dr. Zhang Yongzhen, who led efforts to sequence and publish the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Dr. Zhang Yongzhen, is a recipient of the 7th Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award for his groundbreaking scientific research on the first complete genome sequencing of Sars-CoV-2. Al Ketbi congratulated Dr Yongzhen and highlighted the pivotal role of scientific research in the field of healthcare and the importance of fostering  and promoting scientific research in healthcare. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December ......read more

    UAE Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology visits GE in Dubai to discuss future of Energy, Healthcare and Aviation

    Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2022 – Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, visited a GE facility in Dubai, and met with senior figures from its energy, healthcare and aviation sectors. Discussions were held at GE’s first of its kind in the region, state-of-the-art gas turbine facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and featured demonstrations of future technologies, including a focus on the energy transition, digital aviation and healthcare solutions.    The Minister was received by Dr Dalya Al Muthanna, ......read more

    Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children hosts ‘Wellness on Wheels' Programme

    • Adel Omar: ‘Caring for children's health is a top priority for Dubai Culture.’ Dubai, UAE, 14 December 2022: Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children (AJCCC), an entity of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), hosted the inauguration ceremony of the fourth ‘Wellness on Wheels’ programme, organised by the Ministry of Community Development in cooperation with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), in the presence of Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development; His Excellency Amer ......read more

    RAK Hospital's DiaBeat Program Educates Patients on Surgical Management of Type 2 Diabetes

    Metabolic surgery successful in treating Type 2 diabetes without fear of remission 14 December 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: While Type 2 Diabetes constitutes a big majority of all diabetic cases globally; it’s actually the associated complications which make it as one of the biggest medical challenges to human society. Almost all chronic patients of diabetes develop some or other complications over the years. Moreover, hectic work schedules, increased stress levels overall and an improper lifestyle sometimes do not allow effective management of diabetes through a treatment route ......read more

    MoHAP Honors "Be Bold" Winners and Graduates to Stimulate Innovation and Foresee the Future of Healthcare

    • ·        The initiative to enhance design thinking in health policies & programs • · 1st-of-its-kind innovation program, combining technology and tools for entrepreneurs. • ·        A platform that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, startups, and healthcare providers • ·        The program comes in line with the UAE Strategy for Talent Attraction and Retention • ·        25 private and public-sector graduates completed a 3-month ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Receives High-Level Delegation from Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME-I)

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education- International (ACGME-I) in presence of senior officials from the public and private health sector in Dubai. His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of DHA received the delegation headed  by Dr. James Arrighi,  President and CEO of ACGME-I and Lori Lewis, Executive Director at ACGME-I.  Al Ketbi provided an overview of the health services in the Emirate.  He ......read more

    Perseverance and Support are Cornerstones in Fighting Cancer, say Survivors at RFL 2022

    Cancer survivors stress the importance of screening and early detection at the 24-hour walkathon  Sharjah, 11 December 2022:  “Perseverance and hope are the ultimate way to fight through your cancer treatment journey,” said 35-year-old Rukayat Muideen, a Nigerian national and cancer survivor at Relay for Life 2022 (RFL), out of more than 700 survivors who attended the 24-hour walkathon that concludes at 4pm on Sunday (December 11) with the support of over 2,000 participants. Raising the slogan “Ready, Set, Live”, the RFL is a 24-hour ......read more

    DHA Director General Inaugurates Groundbreaking Ceremony of Prime Healthcare's New Hospital for Advanced Heart, Lung and Oncology Care

    The nine-storey facility costs AED 450 million dirhams and will contribute to Dubai’s growing health sector. Al Ketbi: The private medical sector is a strategic partner in enhancing the competitiveness of the emirate Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 9, 2022: His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the groundbreaking ceremony of Prime Healthcare’s new hospital at Dubai Healthcare City today. Designed by Stantec, a leading international design and consultant, the AED 450 million project will be a nine-storey; ......read more

    The latest Webinar of RAK Hospital Accentuates the Risks of Diabetic Neuropathy

    Almost every second diabetic will develop detectable neuropathy in 10 years   Treatments for neuropathic pain have limited effects only A person with diabetes has 15-46% higher risk of lower extremity amputation  8 December 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Diabetic neuropathy and the resultant diabetic foot remain among one of the more serious complications of uncontrolled blood sugar levels in the human body. 40-50% of diabetics develop detectable neuropathy within 10 years of the onset of diabetes. During the latest ‘Diabeat’ webinar by RAK Hospital on ......read more

    DHA's E-Connected Healthcare Model wins International Data Corporation Award

    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 ......read more

    RAK Hospital Celebrates 15 Glorious Years of its Foundation

    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 ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Celebrates 51st UAE National Day

    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 ......read more

    RAK Hospital Educates on the Management of Diabetes with Alternative Medicine during their latest ‘Diabeat' Webinar

    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 ......read more

    Understanding Patient Experiences Crucial in Providing Enhanced Cancer Care

    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 ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Receives a High-level Delegation from the National Healthcare Group in Singapore

    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 ......read more

    Sociocultural Barriers Affect Screening Rates, Early Cancer Detection in the Region

    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 ......read more

    DHA Conducts Educational Workshops and Free Health Examinations at AccessAbilities Expo

    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 ......read more

    G42 Healthcare Signs MoU with Asa Ren to Boost Genomic Sequencing, Bioinformatics in Indonesia

    • 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 ......read more

    MoHAP Fosters Private Sector Social Responsibility through Blood Donation Initiative

    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 ......read more

    Malaria No More, and Reaching the Last Mile Host Climate & Health Panel on the Sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27)

    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 ......read more

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