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    Noor Dubai Foundation launches its first tele-ophthalmology programme in Nepal

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 July 2024: In line with our mission of people centered eye care services that are environmentally responsible to support sustainability, Noor Dubai Foundation launched its latest programme in Nepal in collaboration with Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS). The project employs tele-ophthalmology to enhance eye care accessibility in remote areas of Nepal over a 3-year period across 15 health centres. The programme encompasses primary care, expert consultations, and training. Telemedicine and tele-ophthalmology revolutionise healthcare delivery through electronic communication and advanced technology, enabling remote exchange of medical information. These innovative solutions leverage real-time data analytics and technology driven insights to optimise healthcare delivery and decision-making, ensuring efficient and ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Performs Life-Saving Surgery on 15-Year-Old Emirati Boy After Serious Car Accident

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 July 2024: Tawam hospital recently demonstrated the remarkable expertise of its medical team with their timely intervention in saving the life of a 15-year-old Emirati boy who was in critical condition following a severe car accident that resulted in significant brain haemorrhage. The young patient, who had fallen into a coma and was unresponsive, was swiftly transported to Tawam Hospital’s emergency department, part of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA). The hospital's skilled medical emergency trauma team in the children's emergency unit implemented advanced resuscitation techniques to stabilise the boy. An urgent CT scan revealed a severe brain haemorrhage, placing substantial pressure on delicate brain tissues and posing an immediate threat to his life. The young ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Launches Summer Training Programme for Students

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 July , 2024: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has initiated its annual Summer Training Programme, set to run until the end of July. The programme includes a select group of high school and university students. Aligned with DHA's efforts in attracting national talent, the programme aims to prepare and equip students by refining their skills, enhancing their personal and professional capabilities, and imparting knowledge relevant to various medical and administrative roles within the organisation. Moreover, the programme seeks to foster students' sense of responsibility, assist in discovering their talents, guide them towards suitable career paths aligned with their educational and professional aspirations. It also aims to familiarise them with the nature and scope of career opportunities ......read more

    The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma'an Signs MoU With Emirates Cancer Society To Provide Lifechanging Support For Cancer Patients in Abu Dhabi

    ‘I Deserve A Life’ initiative focuses on cancer prevention, as well as accessibility to healthcare for patients across the emirate The authority’s Social Investment Fund is targeting AED 1M in funds from individuals and corporations to support the initiative led by Emirates Cancer Society The Memorandum of Understanding was signed and stipulates the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an and Emirates Cancer Society’s partnership in making a critical impact on the lives of cancer patients in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 July 2024: The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, in partnership with Emirates Cancer Society, is encouraging community members and corporates to contribute to improve the overall wellbeing of the community by dedicating funds towards its ‘I Deserve ......read more

    Cigna Healthcare Names Leah Cotterill Middle East and Africa CEO, outside KSA

    Cotterill is the first woman to lead an international health insurance company in the UAE. In her new role, she will be responsible for driving strategic growth across the region's key markets, outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dubai, UAE, 02 July 2024 - Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, today announced Leah Cotterill as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Cigna Healthcare – Middle East and Africa (outside KSA). Cotterill becomes the first female CEO to lead an international health insurance company in the UAE, marking a significant milestone for the industry. The announcement aligns closely with the UAE’s commitment to including more women in leadership roles and fostering gender equality. In her new role, Cotterill will drive the organization’s strategic growth and ......read more

    Arabian Center partners with Dubai Health Authority to empower the community's health journey

    Arabian Center, a community shopping, entertainment and lifestyle mall in Dubai, is proud to announce a collaborative three-day health awareness initiative with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Taking place from 4th to 6th July at Arabian Center in the Night Court area, the partnership will see a dedicated booth set up where DHA professionals will offer a variety of informative and engaging activities. Every day from 10 am to 10 pm, DHA will offer free health screenings with personalized advice. Visitors can also engage with the DHA staff to learn more about various health topics including various topics including travel season, nutrition, physical activity, skin care, heat stroke, hydration, sleep pattern, mental health, smoking, oral health and health screenings. The initiative exemplifies Arabian Center's unwavering ......read more

    RAKEZ receives RoSPA Silver Award for health and safety excellence

    Ras Al Khaimah, 28 June 2024: Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has been conferred with the prestigious Silver Award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), a British charity dedicated to saving lives and preventing life-changing injuries resulting from accidents. This international recognition highlights the economic zone's commitment to maintaining and enhancing safety standards across its operations. RoSPA's awards programme recognises institutions and organisations worldwide for their leading role in promoting and upholding the highest occupational health and safety standards. RAKEZ Group CEO Ramy Jallad said, "We are thrilled to receive the RoSPA Silver Award for our proactive approach to health and safety management. We believe a safe workplace is not just a regulatory requirement but a ......read more

    MoHAP and Dubai Health Authority Join Forces for IWBD's Roundtable on Gender Equality in Healthcare Leadership

    Women take centre stage for a crucial dialogue on diversity, equity, and inclusion June 26, 2024, Dubai, U.A.E.- The International Women Board of Directors (IWBD) successfully concluded the groundbreaking HER Impact: Women Leadership in Healthcare Roundtable. This inspiring event, held on June 25th, 2024, at Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai, brought together industry leaders and prominent figures to champion women's leadership and shape the future of healthcare. This exclusive gathering featured distinguished leaders in healthcare, including His Excellency Dr. Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand (Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector at MoHAP), Dr. Ayesha Ahmad Saif AlTheeb (Head of Public Health Programs & Studies Section, Consultant Public Health, Dubai Health Authority), Dr. Alya Zaid Harbi (Director of the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Wins Three Prestigious Awards for EJADA artificial intelligence system

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 June, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) has secured three prestigious awards for its groundbreaking value-based healthcare initiative, "Ejada Ai," reaffirming its commitment to achieving global healthcare excellence. The "EJADA Ai" system, is entirely powered by artificial intelligence; it aims to enhance preventive care for chronic diseases and their complications and improve healthcare and quality of life.  Moreover, it will help the health sector move from a volume-based to a value-based care model. The authority's pioneering approach to value-based healthcare has garnered recognition through multiple accolades, including the UAE Innovates 2024 Award for the Most Innovative Disruptive Project.  UAE Innovates is the largest national event celebrating ......read more

    Family Development Foundation successfully concludes ‘100 Days Sports Challenge Program' for women empowerment

    The Program is a key facet of the ‘Building Women’s Skills and Abilities’ service Abu Dhabi, June 25, 2024: The Family Development Foundation (FDF) successfully concluded its innovative ‘100 Days Sports Challenge Program’ aimed at fostering active participation of women and bolstering their skills in sports, health, and education across Abu Dhabi. As a key component of the ‘Building Women’s Skills and Abilities’ service, the initiative also focused on enhancing the psychological well-being of women by positively shaping their familial and social connections. Khawla Al Mehairi, Head of the Women Empowerment Department at the FDF, reiterated the foundation’s commitment to empowering women and nurturing their balanced development through the ‘Building Women's Skills and ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Envisions Future of Healthcare for 2030

    Workshop Explores Advanced and Integrated Healthcare System for Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 24, 2024: Dubai, today, witnessed an interactive workshop to envision the future of healthcare for 2030, enhancing the emirate's status and increasing its competitiveness in the international healthcare arena. The workshop aimed to meet the growing healthcare needs, providing high-quality services exceeding expectations of Dubai residents, visitors, and health enthusiasts from within and outside the country. The workshop saw a selection of local and international healthcare leaders, decision-makers, planners, policy-makers, and specialists participating, transforming into active and insightful interactive sessions enriched with a comprehensive range of innovative ideas. These ideas focused on elevating the level and ......read more

    Health Tips for Pilgrims During the 2024 Hajj Season

    To ensure their safety and protection, the Dubai Health Authority urges pilgrims to adhere to health practices for disease prevention. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 13, 2024: Dubai Health Authority emphasises its utmost concern for the health and safety of Hajj pilgrims and is providing pilgrims with health tips to adhere to before, during, and after performing the Hajj rituals to ensure their well-being and protect them from any health risks during their pilgrimage. Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education at DHA's Public Health and Protection Department  highlighted the ongoing efforts of the Authority in collaboration with its strategic partners to educate pilgrims and guide them to adhere to recommended health measures, including getting necessary vaccinations at least 15 days before travel to ensure ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Hosts Clinical Exams for Arab Board Specialisations 2024

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2024:  The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) hosted the clinical exams for paediatric, emergency, and family medicine specialisations under the Arab Board of Health Specialisations until May 2024, with the participation of over 120 doctors from within and outside the country. This marks the first nationwide electronic examination system implemented across the Arab world, covering all examination centers. Concurrently, digitally-administered clinical exams took place across Arab countries, involving over 120 doctors from the UAE, GCC countries, and neighboring Arab nations. The exams aimed to evaluate knowledge, skills, and professional behaviours essential for healthcare practice, adhering to international examination standards. Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of DHA’s Health Regulation Sector ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority conducted 615 inspection visits during the first quarter of this year

    Of these inspections, 70% were conducted remotely via the "Rased" smart system for licensing and smart inspection of health facilities. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 June, 2024: Dubai Health Authority conducted 615 inspections during the first quarter of this year. Of these inspections, 70% were conducted remotely via the "Rased" smart system for licensing and smart inspection of health facilities. The Rased system, linked to the Sheryan system, enables health inspectors to instantly assess the status, type, classification, licensing, tasks, and compliance of healthcare facilities in line with Dubai Health Authority's approved licensing conditions. Faris Al Mazmi, Director of the Clinical Audit and Control Department at DHA’s Health Regulation Sector emphasised the Authority's support ......read more

    In line with the UAE's determination to provide world-class healthcare services: His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan Inaugurates ART Fertility Clinic in Al Ain Cit

    Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, June 7th, 2024: His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan bin Mabarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, affirmed that the UAE earned a distinguished reputation on a global scale in the field of healthcare, thanks to the great support and dedication of our wise leadership, represented by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, May God protect him, who always emphasizes the importance of this vital sector and its importance to the UAE's progress and development. His Excellency emphasized that the UAE makes no compromises in its efforts to upgrade this sector constantly, whether by engaging the best medical expertise globally or acquiring the newest equipment and technology for use in public or private hospitals. His Excellency made this statement during his ......read more

    In Partnership with United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) , DHA announces the launch of ‘DHA Standards for Regulating Organ Donation and Transplant Services in the Emirate of Du

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 June, 2024: In partnership with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the Dubai Health Authority has announced the launch of a groundbreaking project titled "Health Standards for Organ Donation and Transplantation Services in the Emirate of Dubai." The Dubai Health Authority recently announced the initiation of the project, a collaboration with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). This initiative encompasses a comprehensive set of regulatory health standards developed by the authority as part of its ongoing endeavors to advance all aspects of healthcare services within a cohesive healthcare framework focused on enhancing quality and patient safety. This strategic move is poised to cultivate the growth and enhancement of the healthcare sector in the Emirate of Dubai. The ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and National Training (Jaheziya) Sign MoU to Update and Enhance Emergency and Health Crisis Management System in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 3, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) has bolstered its efforts in updating the emergency, crisis, and health disaster management system, the DHA has recently signed a  memorandum of understanding( MoU)  with National Training ( Jaheziya) to prepare and train medical and specialised personnel, enhance their capabilities and efficiency to handle emergencies, disasters, and health crises according to international standards and protocols. The MoU was signed by Dr. Khaled Abdullah Lootah, Public Health Consultant and Director of the Disaster and Crisis Centre at the Dubai Health Authority, and Dr. Adel Al Shamry Al Ajami, CEO of the UAE Readiness and Medical Response Program  and Director-General of the National Training ( Jaheziya) The memorandum outlines expanding cooperation ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center becomes first healthcare institution in UAE to receive FACT Accreditation for Cellular Therapy

    Abu Dhabi-UAE, May 31, 2024: The Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) announced today that Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) has received the internationally recognized FACT accreditation for its comprehensive cellular therapy program. Under the leadership of its Chief Executive Officer Prof. Yendry Ventura, ADSCC is the first healthcare institution in the UAE to be recognized by FACT, positioning the UAE as a leading destination for cutting-edge medical advancements in the region. Out of the 261 centers worldwide accredited by FACT for cellular therapy, ADSCC stands as one of only two centers in the entire Middle East to meet FACT’s rigorous standards. This accomplishment solidifies ADSCC's position as a leader in advanced cellular therapy. The center achieved FACT accreditation ......read more

    HH Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Inaugurates Medcare's Flagship Royal Speciality Hospital in Dubai

    Introducing a Unique Multi-Sensory Healing Experience, Medcare Royal Speciality Hospital has been dedicated to citizens of the world. Key Highlights: Location: Situated in Al Qusais, just 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport, this 126-bed advanced care facility integrates over 30 specialties under one roof, combining advanced medical care with a multi-sensory healing experience in a luxurious setting. Expert Team: The hospital is bringing in 83 doctors with local and international expertise and is equipped with advanced digital technology for enhanced patient care and management, including AI-enabled diagnostic solutions, remote monitoring and consultation, electronic medical records (EMR) and real-time disease management. Dubai, UAE, 30th May 2024: His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum inaugurated the ......read more

    AIDA recommends use of biologics to treat certain diseases, and AI in dermatological treatments, as well as modern and safe laser and injection techniques in aesthetic medicine.

    Abu Dhabi, May 26, 2024: The 10th edition of the International Conference in Dermatology and Aesthetics (AIDA) has focused on new developments in dermatology, including the use of biologics to treat some intractable diseases, using AI to treat dermatological diseases, and modern and safe laser and injection techniques in aesthetic medicine. On its final day, AIDA proposed that the UAE should intensify its collaboration with the public and private sectors, and engage with pharmaceutical companies to develop biologics for the treatment of skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema and severe alopecia. This is because the UAE is one of the first countries to provide new and innovative treatments to patients in a more expedient and effective manner, thereby enhancing patient access to essential medicines. It also underscored the ......read more

    AIDA-2024 discusses the uses of AI in medicine and cosmetic surgery

    Team of Kuwaiti newly graduated dermatologists wins the conference’s scientific competition on its 2nd day Abu Dhabi, May 25, 2024: On the second day of the 10th edition of the International Conference in Dermatology and Aesthetics (AIDA), currently being held in Abu Dhabi, a first-of-its-kind educational medical competition was held in the UAE for newly graduated dermatologists from residency programmes in a number of (GCC) countries. Twelve doctors from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait participated in the competition. Each country was represented by three doctors, who were required to answer to a series of medical and histology questions and also general cultural questions. The Kuwaiti team was the winner, with the UAE team in second place. The competition was run by the Scientific Committee and Conference ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and University of Birmingham Dubai sign MoU to enhance healthcare sector development efforts.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 22, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) and University of Birmingham Dubai recently signed a MoU to enhance healthcare sector development efforts. The MoU was signed by HE Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Professor Yusra Mozoughi, Provost of University of Birmingham Dubai, in the presence of officials and experts. The MoU marks a significant step in advancing human resources for health and strategic development initiatives. Fourteen employees graduated from the university's training program, aligning with global best practices in health systems and policy development. The memorandum includes various areas of cooperation, focusing on developing health policies and strategies, implementing advanced mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation, and ......read more

    5 Habits to Improve Your Sexual Health

    Most men believe that a decline in sexual function is a natural part of aging. If you discover discouraging changes in your sensual function, you should not assume they are permanent or inevitable. Your sensual function depends on your overall wellbeing. Also, it depends on the lifestyle choices and decisions you make that impact your health. Your lifestyle choices and decisions play a vital role in your ability to have a robust erection and maintain it. Lasting longer in bed can help boost your sensual pleasure and that of your significant other. At Aneeq, you’ll find helpful ways to boost your sexual stamina and live well in the process. Let’s discover more about these ways. Elevate Your Sexual Stamina Cardiovascular exercises are important. They offer the best way to enhance your sexual health. Sex may increase ......read more

    Cigna Run&Fitness supports People of Determination

    All event proceeds went to Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination. Activities included 5km, 2.5km walk or run, group spin, yoga, and high intensity interval training. Dubai, UAE, 15 May 2024 - As part of its commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles in the UAE, Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, recently hosted their fourth Cigna Run&Fitness event of winter 2023-2024 at Al Forsan Park in Expo City Dubai. The event, designed for all levels of fitness to create a welcoming atmosphere for working out and having fun, also supported the Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association for People of Determination. Cigna Healthcare donated the full registration fee amounting to over 10,000 AED, to support the Al Noor Rehabilitation & Welfare Association's ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and Appolonia Dental Group signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance oral and dental health for students in private schools in Dubai.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, …. May 2024: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Appolonia Dental Group signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance oral and dental health for students in private schools in Dubai. The agreement aims to improve healthcare services in private schools in Dubai, raise awareness about the importance of oral health in the school community, and align with government directives and international medical standards. Dr. Ramadan Al Blooshi, the Director of Public Health Protection Department at  the DHA, and Dr. Yaser Haj Hamed, Chairman and Managing Director of Appolonia and Synergy Dental Group, signed the memorandum. The initiative includes regular dental check-up visits, educational programs for students, faculty, and parents, as well as training programs for medical staff in private schools in ......read more

    Discovering Russian Aromatherapy Massage in Dubai

    Discovering Russian Aromatherapy Massage in Dubai: A Fusion of Relaxation and Culture In the bustling metropolis of Dubai, where cultures blend seamlessly, one can find a treasure trove of wellness practices from around the world. Among these, Russian aromatherapy massage stands out as a unique fusion of soothing techniques and aromatic bliss. This article explores the essence of Russian aromatherapy massage and its growing popularity in the vibrant city of Dubai. The Essence of Russian Aromatherapy Massage: Russian aromatherapy massage is a holistic approach to relaxation and rejuvenation that combines the benefits of traditional Russian massage techniques with the therapeutic properties of essential oils. Rooted in centuries-old Russian healing traditions, this massage therapy aims to promote physical, mental, and ......read more

    Dubai Central Laboratory implements AI-based technology to detect ‘Legionella' bacteria

    Up to 99 per cent accuracy in quantitative detection of bacterial counts Procedure is supported by an integrated technological system operates by the laboratory, which encompasses 5,000 advanced technologies and devices Hind Mahmoud Ahmed: "The technology is extremely precise and prompt, generating results in 48 hours against the standard 14-day processes." “Microbiological analysis laboratories carry out more than 100,000 tests per year” Dubai, UAE, May 12, 2024, Dubai Central Laboratory, affiliated with Dubai Municipality has implemented a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology which is the first in the region to seamlessly detect Legionella pulmonary bacteria, a form of bacteria that causes several acute respiratory infections. The method is both accurate and sustainable in ......read more

    HE Al Olama: Nursing Profession Vital for Health Sector Sustainability, Nurses Essential for National Defence

    Dubai May 11th, 2024: HE Dr Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) emphasized that the nursing profession plays a vital role in sustaining the health sector and enhancing its competitiveness, providing health and nursing services that adhere to international best practices.  Dr Al Olama noted that the Ministry is committed to leading the transformation of the nursing sector towards a bright and sustainable future. “Significant progress has been made in collaboration with partners to implement the National Strategy for Nursing and Midwifery, which provides a roadmap for developing the profession and promoting high-quality education and training in line with national health priorities. Additionally, the strategy focuses on attracting national talent, essential for ......read more

    Medcare introduces latest medical advancements to over 500 doctors at its Women & Children conference

    Pioneering innovations in integrating medical and surgical perspectives to improve the health of women and children were introduced by Medcare Women and Children Hospital, featured as a specialised hospital in Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals 2024 list. Dubai – May 09, 2024: The Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) has conducted an international conference addressing over 500 doctors in the UAE presenting the latest innovations and treatment modalities in women and child care. The one-day conference focused on integrating medical and surgical perspectives to bridge the health gaps in women’s and children’s care. The medical conference featured a lineup of 27 keynote presentations by specialists and consultants, from the areas of obstetrics and gynaecology, foetal medicine, radiology, ......read more

    Dubai's Health Accounts receives international praise

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 7, 2024:  Leading international  institutions praised Dubai's healthcare economic approach implemented by the Dubai Health Authority.  Notable entities include OECD, World Bank, and University of Hong Kong. The accolades were in response to Dubai's tenth edition of the report for Health Accounts System for the Emirate of Dubai (HASD), which was released at the end of last year.  The report detailed the strength and dynamism of the healthcare insurance system, its service sustainability, remarkable development, and growth in substantial healthcare spending.  According to the report, healthcare expenditure in the region reached AED21.4 billion in 2022.  Sameh El-Saharty,  Lead Health Policy Specialist, MENA region at The World Bank stated that Dubai was ......read more

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Performs Bile Duct Injury Repair Using Robotic Surgery

    Patient making full recovery following innovative robotic-assisted surgical procedure Abu Dhabi, 07 May 2024: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s leading hospitals for serious and complex care and member of the PureHealth network, today announced a new milestone in the hospital’s use of definitive surgical repair using robotic surgery; successfully treating a patient suffering from complications related to multiple gallstones and features of acute cholecystitis. The surgery, led by Dr. Salem Al Harthi, consultant and chair of Surgery Department at SSMC, marked another significant achievement in the field of minimally invasive surgery and robotic-assisted procedures. It also further underscores the hospital's commitment to deliver advanced health care solutions centered around personalized care and ......read more

    St. George's University Spotlights Thalassemia in the MENA Region Ahead of World Thalassemia Day

    Ahead of World Thalassemia Day on May 8, St. George’s University (SGU), School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, is raising awareness about this prevalent genetic blood disorder, as thalassemia is one of the most common genetic disorders in the MENA region due to a consanguineous marriage tradition in some countries.  What is Thalassemia? Thalassemia, characterized by reduced hemoglobin levels in the blood due to genetic mutations, poses significant challenges for individuals and families. Thalassemia results from genetic mutations affecting the production of hemoglobin, the protein responsible for carrying oxygen in red blood cells. While some individuals may experience no symptoms (thalassemia minor), others face severe complications such as fatigue, anemia, delayed growth, and paleness (thalassemia major). Living ......read more

    Dubai Municipality initiates comprehensive pest control strategies following adverse weather conditions in Dubai

    The Municipality has implemented integrated pest control plans aimed at safeguarding public health Al Karrani: Constant efforts will be made to control the spreading of mosquitoes across Dubai, further enhancing the public health system and ensuring a safe environment. Sterilization campaigns have been focused on 102 water collection sites and over 75,000 water drainage outlets. A total of 511 liters of liquid pesticides and 391 kilograms of eco-friendly solid pesticides have been utilized for pest control purposes. Dubai, UAE, 5 May 2024: Dubai Municipality (DM) has intensified its efforts to control pests that endanger public health through comprehensive strategies and programs. These initiatives include spreading of approved chemical, physical, and biological control methods, with a specific focus on curbing the ......read more

    Ogilvy Introduces Global Health Influence Offering

    New Ogilvy survey shows 7 in 10 people either follow or seek out health content or learn about health/medical issues from social media – and a vast majority of those who engage take some form of action APRIL 30, 2024 — Ogilvy announced a health-first suite of global influencer marketing services designed to bridge the gap between medical expertise and public awareness by providing pharmaceutical, healthcare, and wellness brands access to the burgeoning Influence economy at a specialist level. By embracing influence, brands can establish exceptional relationships with patients and healthcare communities, leading to improved consumer engagement, medical adoption, and brand awareness. Both patient and healthcare provider communities are increasingly relying on social media platforms for health information, with ......read more

    Inside this innovative Indoor Hydroponic Farm in the Maldives

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 29 April 2024: OZEN LIFE MAADHOO proudly boasts one of the Maldives’ only indoor hydroponic farms as part of its ongoing efforts to bolster food security, safeguard the local environment, and nurture sustainable consumption. The innovative farm spans 140 square-metres and accommodates 13 varieties of leafy greens and herbs such as Italian and Thai Basil, Flat Parsley, Lettuce, Endive, Baby Kale, and more – providing organic ingredients for OZEN LIFE MAADHOO’s on-site F&B concepts. Each month, 200kg of fresh produce is exported to neighbouring hotels under the Atmosphere Core portfolio including its sister property OZEN RESERVE BOLIFUSHI and OBLU XPERIENCE Ailafushi. Hydroponic farms implement cutting-edge technology to provide the optimal controlled environment for plant growth, ......read more

    Medcare Eye Center successfully restores vision for a 27-week-old premature blind infant with severe Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

    The male infant was born prematurely at 27 weeks via Caesarean section, weighing 900 grams, with the mother having gestational diabetes, a known risk factor for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a common cause of reversible childhood blindness caused by inadequate retinal blood vessel formation in preterm infants. Approximately 32,300 infants worldwide are diagnosed with irreversible vision impairment due to ROP annually, of which approximately 20,000 become blind or severely visually impaired.  Dubai, April 29, 2024: A newly turned 60-week-old blind baby boy with Stage 3 Retinopathy of Prematurity, who was delivered prematurely at 27 weeks via an emergency Caesarean section to a mother with gestational diabetes,  had glimmers of hope in his eyes. This ......read more

    A New Blueprint for Health and Vitality at AyurMa: Introducing PraMā at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

    April 26th, 2024,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: AyurMa, the pioneering wellness haven at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, is spreading further ripples of innovation with a newly launched program, PraMā: a comprehensive evidence-based health screening system comprising technology-based diagnostics. All guests staying at Landaa Giraavaru are offered a complimentary AyurMa consultation to gain a preliminary understanding of their unique health profile. For those wishing to go deeper, PraMā draws from in-depth biomarker diagnostics, postural and joint mobility findings, metabolic evaluations, pulse readings, iris diagnosis and more to craft a personalized blueprint for optimal health and wellbeing. PraMā comprises four stages of assessment across a two-hour session at AyurMa. Using the insights ......read more

    Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai unveils 20% expansion, equipped with the latest technology

    Dubai, April 25, 2024: Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, the first international branch of the prestigious 200-year-old Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, is proud to announce the successful completion of a significant expansion project, now enhanced by a ceremonial ribbon cutting. This expansion increases the hospital's capacity by 20% and enhances accessibility to specialised eye care in Dubai and the wider region. On April 23rd, the hospital celebrated this milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by key figures, including Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and Mr. Allae Omar Almanini, CFO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA). This event underscored the hospital's commitment to excellence and collaboration with leading health ......read more

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Team Successfully Removes 30.5kg Ovarian Tumor

    Patient in full recovery following the operation by SSMC’s obstetrics and gynecology specialists on a tumor of unusual size Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 April 2024: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for serious and complex care and member of the PureHealth network, recently performed a landmark operation by successfully removing a tumor of unusual size. Despite ovarian tumors of this size (30.5kg) being extremely rare, the 1.5-hour operation was skilfully conducted by Dr. Muhieddine Seoud and SSMC’s obstetrics and gynecological (OB-GYN) surgical team. The operation was a resounding success with the tumor removed in one piece and the patient is now making a full recovery. The 63-year-old patient, a limousine driver from the Philippines, was recently admitted to SSMC via its Emergency ......read more

    The Importance of Healthy Eating: A Key to Overall Well-being

    Eating healthily is more than just a trend; it's a fundamental part of maintaining overall health and well-being. This article explores why healthy eating is crucial and how it impacts various aspects of your life, from physical fitness to mental clarity. To stay strong and have enough energy to fulfill your everyday tasks, you have to eat well and keep a balance between carbs, fats, and protein. To learn more about this balance and understand what type of food suits your needs, keep reading this article. Healthy Diet Explained Healthy eating involves choosing a variety of foods that provide the necessary nutrients to maintain your body’s health, energy, and function. This includes controlling a balance of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Foods that are minimally processed, rich in whole grains, and ......read more

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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently concluded the Dubai Medical Research Forum 2024, which witnessed significant engagement and rich discussions on the global challenges facing the field of medical research and specialisation in general, as well as the rapid developments and innovative advancements in the local and global healthcare sector in this field. The event was attended by Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharief, Director of the Medical Education and Research Department at the Dubai Health Authority along with a large group of experts and ......read more

    RAK Hospital Introduces New Diabetes Care Model for Holistic Management

    Utilizing innovative technology and data analytics, the new disease management tool provides 360-degree Diabetes Care support to patients, setting new standards in healthcare delivery. This initiative deploys dedicated health counselors to offer personalized guidance and support to patients. 25 March 2024; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE — RAK Hospital, the leading healthcare institution in the UAE, has embarked on a brand-new journey to transform Diabetes Management by introducing a cutting-edge disease management tool in collaboration with THB, Asia’s foremost Enterprise ......read more

    Response Plus Holding Net Profit surges 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023

    Group Revenue increases to AED 345.36 million Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2024 – Response Plus Holding PJSC (ADX: RPM), the largest pre-hospital care and emergency medical services provider in the UAE and KSA, has released its audited financial results for the period ending December 31, 2023. The Group’s Net Profit surged 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023, compared to AED 29.31 million recorded in the previous year, while the Group’s Revenue increased to AED 345.36 million as of December 31, 2023 against AED 320.86 million a year before. Similarly, the ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic-Led Study Discovers Link between High Levels of Niacin - a Common B Vitamin - and Heart Disease

    Excess niacin fuels inflammation, cardiovascular disease through newly discovered pathway March 21, 2024, Cleveland: Researchers from global health system Cleveland Clinic have identified a new pathway that contributes to cardiovascular disease associated with high levels of niacin, a common B vitamin previously recommended to lower cholesterol. The team, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., discovered a link between 4PY, a breakdown product from excess niacin, and heart disease. Higher circulating levels of 4PY were strongly associated with development of heart attack, stroke and other ......read more

    Nadezhda Grishaeva's Ultimate Fitness Guide: Tips from Moscow to Dubai

    Unlocking Fitness Secrets with Nadezhda Grishaeva: From Novice to Pro Nadezhda Grishaeva's name causes a resonance in the wellness sphere, which is not often seen. A beacon of inspiration and expertise, Nadezhda has not only dominated the athletic world but also paved the way for enthusiasts at every level. This feature delves deep into her journey, extracting pearls of wisdom that cater to a spectrum of fitness aficionados, from beginners to the recovering, and illuminates the myriad opportunities awaiting them in the dynamic city of Dubai. Her story motivates many, and sports fans of ......read more

    Baros Maldives Launches Exclusive Serenity Healing Therapy: A Journey To Inner Peace And Balance

    Nestled in the heart of the pristine Baros Maldives, Serenity Spa invites guests to embark on a transcendent wellness journey tailored to profoundly rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. The skilled Serenity Spa therapists, deeply attuned to the needs of Baros’s guests’ well-being, present a new spa experience designed to transport guests to a realm of serenity and healing. This thoughtfully curated journey begins with a 45-minute immersive water therapy session in the crystalline waters of the Baros lagoon, followed by a 90-minute tranquil healing massage incorporating natural ......read more

    Medcare Hospital Al Safa performs life-saving vascular surgery to restore blood flow to a 72-year-old British expat's brain after a stroke

    The highly competent medical team at Medcare Hospital Al Safa, led by the Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Saher Arour, performed a complex medical procedure saving the patient from any further recurrent  strokes   Dubai – March 18, 2024: Ms. Vivienne Alison Davidson, a 72-year-old UK expat, overcame severe carotid artery stenosis, a condition that caused her to have two recurrent strokes, through a complex surgical intervention carried out at Medcare Hospital Al Safa. Ms. Vivienne was in danger of having recurrent strokes due to her critical medical condition, ......read more

    PureHealth launches Emirati Women Chapter to empower national talent

    Emirati women selected to receive mentorship from inspirational female leaders during initial pilot phase. Abu Dhabi-UAE. 15 March 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has launched the Emirati Women Chapter (EWC), in association with General Women’s Union. EWC is a mentorship and upskilling initiative dedicated to empowering and inspiring Emirati women on their journey towards personal and professional growth across a range of industries. The initiative’s launch follows PureHealth's 'Remarkable Emirati Women' forum, which, under ......read more

    Dubai Customs Elevates Employee Well-Being with Cutting-Edge Medical Center Unveiling

    Dubai – 11 March 2024: With the goal of ensuring healthcare provision for its employees within the premises, Dubai Customs inaugurated a Medical Center at its headquarters. The opening ceremony, presided over by H.E. Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Busnad, Director General of Dubai Customs, marked the initiation of healthcare services for employees and their families. Attendees included Marwan Haji Nasser, Chairman and CEO of Tadawi Healthcare Group, along with executive directors and department managers from Dubai Customs. This initiative is part of Dubai Customs' dedication to fostering ......read more

    HE Al Owais: commends spirit of responsibility & dedication of Emirati Doctors, says they set inspiring examples for generations to come

    Dubai March 10th, 2024: HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has paid heartfelt tribute to Emirati doctors, lauding their dedication, expertise, and the compassionate care they provide to the community. In a statement marking Emirati Doctor's Day, Al Owais said: "Under the wise directives of our leadership, we celebrate Emirati Doctor's Day, honouring our medical professionals who consistently demonstrate commitment to excellence, and play a pivotal role in safeguarding the health of our society."  “Today, the ......read more

    Cancer awareness and prevention can save lives and soften its impact

    From Wound Care to Antibiotics: KFSH&RC Wins Big at National Patient Safety Awards Cancer awareness and prevention can save lives and soften its impact By: Dr Lori Stetz, Chief Medical Officer - Americas, International Health, Cigna Healthcare and a member of the scientific advisory board for TargetCancer Foundation. Cancer's devastating impact is hard to ignore. It has been estimated that one in six deaths globally is now attributable to cancer, making it likely than you or someone close to you will be directly affected at some point in your life. In the World Health ......read more

    James Dyson is looking for world-changing ideas as international student design and engineering competition opens for 2024

    The James Dyson Award is open for entries between March 6th - July 17th, offering winners a chance to secure a portion of a global prize fund To date, the Award has supported over 400 young inventors with more than £1million The James Dyson Award, the international student design and engineering competition run by the James Dyson Foundation, today opens for entries, calling for novel inventions that tackle a pressing real-world problem.    Young inventors’ ideas have the potential for global impact   Open to all engineering and design students and ......read more

    International Women's Day: Five Tips for Aspiring Female Doctors

    By Dr. Sasha Lake, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomy, St. George's University, School of Medicine in the Caribbean. On March 8, International Women's Day will again celebrate the remarkable contributions of women and recognize their achievements. Previously, women were traditionally relegated to subordinate roles in society, including within the medical profession. However, times have changed, and more women are studying and practicing medicine. Pursuing a career in medicine also opens opportunities for leadership positions in the health care field and ......read more

    Ground breaking achievements at Parkinson's Centre of Excellence king's College Hospital London Dubai

    Dubai 5th March 2024 - The Parkinson’s Forum held at Dubai Police Officers Club transcended boundaries of medical excellence and community engagement. Graced by dignitaries Sheikh Faisal Bin Obaid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Rashid Bin Nasser Al Nuaimi, this visionary event was orchestrated by the People of Determination Empowerment Council of Dubai Police in association with Friends of Parkinson’s UAE and King’s College Hospital London Dubai. The gathering featured renowned Parkinson’s specialists from the UK and Europe, including Dr. Vinod Metta, Professor Ray ......read more

    MoHAP Hosts Innovative Lab to Design National Framework for Health and Wellness

    The National Framework aims to design a world-class Emirati model to promote and ensure the sustainability of health and wellness for the UAE community. Sessions covered 4 themes: lifestyle, quality of physical and psychological life, quality of healthy life in learning and working environments, accessibility, and quality of health services. Setting up 10 teams of experts from various federal, local, academic, and private government entities and involving community members to brainstorm initiatives that define the vision and objectives of the national framework. Dubai, March 4th, ......read more

    Ahead of World Obesity Day, New Research Confirms Benefits of Weight-loss Surgery for Patients with Diabetes

    CLEVELAND, 29 February, 2024 – A new study is offering hope to individuals with obesity and diabetes, showing that bariatric surgery can help to improve both conditions, even putting diabetes into remission in some cases, according to a bariatric surgeon from global health system Cleveland Clinic who co-authored the study. Ahead of World Obesity Day (March 4), Ali Aminian, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Metabolic and Bariatric Institute, explains that obesity and diabetes go hand in hand – the accumulation of excess body fat can cause and exacerbate type 2 ......read more

    Cigna Healthcare Awards Excellence: Celebrating Partner Achievements

      Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2024: Cigna Healthcare Middle East, the globally acclaimed health services company, proudly announces the winners of its 5th Annual Middle East Partner Award. Held in Dubai, this event celebrates the outstanding contributions of brokers who have spearheaded transformative healthcare initiatives throughout the Middle East, echoing Cigna Healthcare's commitment to building a healthier future for its people. In assessing partners for these awards, Cigna Healthcare employed a comprehensive evaluation process focused on key areas: business growth, client ......read more

    Unlocking the Genetics of Weight Loss: RAK Hospital's Initiative Sheds Light on Personalized Solutions

    Free Genetic testing and counseling for all 20 winners of the RAK Hospital's 2024 Weight Loss Challenge announced Genetic testing has emerged as a promising tool to provide insights into an individual's unique genetic predispositions related to weight regulation and metabolism, enabling personalized strategies for weight loss. 250 genes directly or indirectly influence weight gain and obesity; however, over 95% of human genes are polygenic and are epigenetically reversible Genetic testing offers insights into genetic variants enabling personalized exercise recommendations ......read more

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services opens 18th Visa Screening Centre in Abu-Dhabi

    Ambulatory Healthcare Services opens 18th Visa Screening Centre in Abu-Dhabi Located inside Al Qurm Smart Services Centre in Makani Mall in Al Shamkha, the centre enables residents to complete the whole visa process under one roof Abu Dhabi-UAE. 23 February 2024 – In alignment with the regulatory standards issued by the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre on the operations of visa screening centres in the Emirate, the Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has opened its 18th visa screening centre in Abu ......read more

    Hikma delivers strong 2023 performance and positive outlook for 2024

    Amman, 22 February 2024 – Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC (‘Hikma’ or ‘Group’), the multinational pharmaceutical company, today reports its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2023. The Group reported revenue growth of 14% (15% in constant currency) to $2.875 billion )compared to $2.517 billion in 2022). In 2023, we continued to deliver on our purpose of making high quality medicines accessible to those that need them. All three of our businesses grew, driven by new launches, partnerships and a focus on delivering more from our existing portfolio. Riad ......read more

    DHA launches ‘Assessment of Critical Care and Emergency Transfer Services' Project with Health Standards Organization (HSO) & Accreditation Canada.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 21, 2024: Health Standards Organization (HSO) & Accreditation Canada and the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently launched the project, "Assessment of Critical Care and Emergency Transfer Services." This strategic project aims to support the emergency medicine strategy and is part of the authority's initiatives to provide an efficient and integrated healthcare system based on excellence and high-quality healthcare in all areas. The project is designed to ensure the provision of safe and effective care pathways for ......read more

    Dubai's Healthcare Sector Witnesses Extraordinary Growth in Facilities and Workforce

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 20, 2024:  Dubai's healthcare sector has experienced remarkable growth in its facilities and workforce over the past five years, from 2019 to 2023, reflecting the rapid expansion of this sector, which is considered to be one of the most advanced and progressive sectors.  Recent statistics from Dubai Health Authority( DHA) revealed a notable increase in the number of healthcare facilities from 3,431 in 2019 to 4,922 in 2023.  This includes 53 government and private hospitals, 58 day-care surgery centers, 2,315 specialised ......read more

    Medcare introduces over 300 UAE doctors to the latest advancements in Orthopaedic and Spine surgeries

    A multidisciplinary approach with AI and robotics emerging as game-changers in orthopaedics and sports medicine was presented at the 9th Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Symposium UAE’s most advanced technologies and latest medical practices in treating complex sports injuries, orthopaedic traumas, bone degeneration and congenital defects puts the country at the forefront of international destinations for Orthopaedics care Dubai – February 19, 2024: Over 300 Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine experts from across the UAE gathered at the 9th Medcare Ortho & Spine ......read more

    SEHA's Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Services Attains AABB Global Accreditation for Healthcare Excellence

    The accreditation highlights ADBBS's dedication to top international standards in blood handling and safety for patients and donors, in line with PureHealth's commitment to healthcare excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE, February  14, 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, announced that the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Services (ADBBS) has received formal accreditation from the globally renowned Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies. The accreditation awarded to ADBBS underscores its unwavering dedication to upholding the highest international standards in ......read more

    Dubai's Health Insurance System sees significant boost with 21.68 billion transactions in 2023

    An official report by the Dubai Health Authority for the year 2023 has revealed a significant leap in the healthcare insurance system in Dubai, with transactions totaling 21.68 billion dirhams through the electronic insurance portal. Approximately 4.47 million individuals benefit from the healthcare insurance umbrella in Dubai, a marked increase from 100,000 insurance claims in 2012 to over 3 million monthly claims in 2023. Al Ketbi stated that the authority is keen on enhancing Dubai's healthcare welfare.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 12, 2024: The Dubai ......read more

    Lifespan Sports Medicine Center Clinic LLC and Healthspan Digital Inc Announce Collaboration to Launch Healthspan, a Comprehensive Longevity Program in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE - Lifespan Sports Medicine Center Clinic LLC (Lifespan), a leading provider of sports medicine and wellness services in the UAE, is thrilled to announce a joint venture with Healthspan Digital Inc, a Canadian HealthTech company specializing in Healthspan-as-a-Service, to co-launch a comprehensive and membership-based longevity program called Healthspan. The collaboration aims to redefine the approach to healthy living and promote longevity through a comprehensive and personalized program focusing on preventive care, precision fitness and healthy aging.  The Healthspan ......read more

    Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital performs UAE's first artificial ligament surgery with LARS on an Italian patient

    Dr. Massimo Piracci, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon at Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital introduces LARS with artificial ligament to help the 44-year-old patient, who met with a severe knee injury during a football match in Dubai a few years ago. Studies say that knee injuries are notably five times more frequent in the UAE than in other parts of the world and are witnessing an upward trajectory.2 Dubai, February 08, 2024: Italian executive chef and football enthusiast, Mr. Cosimo Danese, underwent the first Ligament Augmentation and Reconstruction Surgery (LARS) in the UAE ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Showcases Medical Library Services at AEEDC Dubai 2024 Conference and Exhibition

    Dr. Wadeia Mohamed: The library enhances medical education in line with the latest trends in governmental practices. The library provides more than 31 million medical sources to its members from healthcare professionals. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 7, 2024: During its participation in the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC Dubai 2024), the Dubai Health Authority is showcasing the outstanding services offered by its electronic medical library to healthcare professionals working in various healthcare facilities in the Emirate of Dubai. The ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Showcases Efforts to Regulate and Develop Dentistry at AEEDC 2024

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 6, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) announced, during its participation in the UAE International Dental Conference and Arab Dental Exhibition "AEEDC" 2024 currently held in Dubai, the details of the recently published document- "Scope of Practice and Core Competencies for General Dentistry and Specialisation - Second Edition". The document details the scope of practice for general dentistry and specialisations for healthcare professionals involved in providing services according to best practices in the field. Presently, the ......read more

    Empowering community, RAK Hospital's Obefit Webinar Unravels Secrets to a Healthier Life

    ‘6 Rules of Good Health’ explained during the educative session Overweight individuals face heightened vulnerability—25-50% more prone to injuries in emergencies Obese individuals who either smoke or drink alcohol daily have a reduced lifespan of about 15 years. 6 February 2024, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE- RAK Hospital continues its dedication to community well-being with the latest Obefit webinar, an integral component of RAK Hospital’s ongoing RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge 2024. The webinar, themed 'Burning Calories & Good Health,' delved into essential ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Autism Center and Emirates Autism Society sign MoU

    The MoU aims at opening new horizons for supporting students on the autism spectrum. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) today signed a memorandum of understanding  ( MoU) with the Dubai Autism Center as part of the Authority's ongoing efforts to provide comprehensive healthcare for all members of the community, especially those in critical need of continuous care, including students with autism spectrum disorder in special needs schools.  This signing ceremony took place during the Dubai Health Authority's participation at ......read more

    MoHAP, UAE Health Authorities Launch Unified Digital System to Enhance Career Progression of National Healthcare Professionals

    • Platform fosters harmonization of national requirements and competencies through comprehensive, accurate data. • A digital platform for enhancing government cooperation in the healthcare sector. • Facilitating the attraction and empowerment of top national healthcare talent • Aligned with ‘Nafis' platform to amplify Emirati participation in the private sector. • Seamlessly integrated with the National Health Workforce Accounts Programme   Dubai, February 1st, 2024:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) in collaboration ......read more

    Cigna Healthcare Study ranks UAE a World-leader for Vitality

    • UAE exceeds global averages with a third of people reporting high vitality due to country’s holistic health approach. • Study explores impact of stress, work-life balance and inflation on people’s health and wellbeing. • 61% of UAE employees embrace office work, noting improved concentration and coworker relationships; but financial stress weighs heavy with 99% of respondents reporting burnout symptoms.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 February 2024: The UAE tops global charts with exceptional vitality scores, according to the Cigna Healthcare ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and Knowledge and Human Development Authority(KHDA) sign MoU to enhance Quality of Life of Students

    • MoU aims to  improve health and quality of life across private schools in Dubai.  • HE Al Ketbi highlighted the importance of promoting health and wellbeing in schools • HE Miran highlighted that ensuring health and safety of students is a top priority.  • The two entities emphasised that promoting healthy lifestyles is a crucial step in enhancing students' quality of life and academic performance.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 31, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) and Knowledge and Human Development ......read more

    Arabian Healthcare Group Announces Expansion with New Community Clinics in RAK

    Clinics will feature 24/7 urgent care services, led by experienced internists 31 January 2024; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE– Arabian Healthcare Group (AHG), the leading healthcare provider in the region with RAK Hospital as its flagship brand, in collaboration with CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest hospital systems in the United States, is proud to announce a significant expansion of its services in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) through the establishment of new community clinics. The initiative is part of AHG's commitment to serving the entire RAK market across all insurance categories ......read more

    SEHA Hosts 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference with International Experts

    • Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference fosters innovation for improved well-being • SEHA highlighted innovation in Mental Health   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 January 2024: The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth – the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, successfully concluded the 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference which was held on 27-28 January. The conference brought together specialists to discuss and analyze the latest standards in mental healthcare, fostering reforms in mental health ......read more

    DHA's EJADA Artificial Intelligence System Fosters Disease Prevention and Value-based Care

    • EJADA Ai Enhances Healthy Lifestyles for Residents and Supports Dubai's Position on the Digital Health Map. • EJADA Ai Identifies Individuals Most Susceptible to Diabetes Risks and Reduces Financial Burden by 25 to 30%. • Artificial Intelligence Manages Preemptive Prevention System for Chronic Diseases in Dubai.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that the EJADA Ai system, launched a year ago, is achieving remarkable results. The system monitors, analyzes, and evaluates the quality of healthcare ......read more

    SEHA achieves impressive ICV Score Strengthening its Contribution to National Economy

    The National ICV Program aims to strengthen local supply chains as well as promote sustainability and advanced technology adoption   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 January 2024 – The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has achieved a remarkable National In-Country Value (ICV) score, positioning SEHA as the highest ICV certified healthcare company in the program.   The ICV score, a pillar of the National ICV Program initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), reflects a ......read more

    RAK Hospital Empowers Participants in RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge 2024 with Expert Insights on Obesity Management

    • A comprehensive three-step approach as the standard of care for managing obesity advocated   • Hormone system malfunction often due to factors like stress, tumor growth, or diabetes, plays a crucial role in the development of obesity    • For individuals with a BMI above 40 and impaired quality of life, bariatric surgery emerged as the most permanent remedy   23 Jan 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE — RAK Hospital, in its ongoing commitment to fostering health awareness and wellbeing, conducted the third installment of the OBEFIT webinar ......read more

    Ahlstrom unveils Reliance Fusion: a Major Innovation in Sterilization Wraps at Arab Health 2024

    United Arab Emirates: January 17th,  2024th - Ahlstrom Specialties, a French company and world leader in special fibre-based materials, specialises in the design and manufacture of single-use sterilization wraps for use in CSSD and in OR. The company plans to exhibit its latest innovations at Arab Health 2024 in France pavilion, Hall Za'abeel 2. This participation marks a first for the company, which, after having visited the show several times as a visitor, seized the opportunity to present its products as a France Pavilion exhibitor.  The company will thus be able to meet ......read more

    Preventing Famine and Deadly Disease Outbreaks in Gaza Requires Faster, Safer Aid access and more Supply Routes

    As the risk of famine grows, and more people are exposed to deadly disease outbreaks, a fundamental step change in the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza is urgently needed, United Nations agencies warned today.  The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) say that getting enough supplies into and across Gaza now depends on: the opening of new entry routes; more trucks being allowed through border checks each day; fewer restrictions on the movement of humanitarian workers; and guarantees of safety for people accessing and distributing ......read more

    The Power of Relationship-Based Design in Transforming Healthcare Experiences

    Going beyond food, drink, and accommodation to deliver safe, comfortable, and inclusive spaces.  Today's healthcare organisations face mounting challenges attracting and retaining patients and staff. To stay competitive and enhance experiences, many providers are turning to hospitality models - but what does hospitality actually mean in a healthcare context? At its core, hospitality is about relationships – welcoming, caring for, and valuing people. As Albert Calet, Head of Healthcare MEA at MillerKnoll explained, "It's far more than amenities and services." ......read more

    DHA: More than 14,000 Medicines Coded under Dubai Drug Code

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2024:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it has coded over 14,000 medicines in the UAE  using the Dubai Drug Code  (DDC), which was launched by the Authority 11 years ago. This coding aligns with the latest international technologies and standards, supporting the DHA's future efforts to achieve optimal health sustainability. DHA announced this at the ongoing Dubai International Pharmaceutical and Technology Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT). Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation at the ......read more

    UAE Aims to be Best Tourist Friendly Destination for People with Disabilities

    *Dubai hosts International Conference on Accessible Tourism  * Ahmed bin Saeed: “The UAE is moving forward to become the best tourist destination in the world.”  * IATA: “The conference provides sustainable solutions for travelers with disabilities * Call on stakeholders to work together to remove barriers to smooth mobility and inclusive tourism  * 50 million people with special needs in the region are eager to visit friendly tourist destinations  * 142 billion euros in lost opportunities in the global tourism and travel sector annually  * ......read more

    MoHAP Announces Results of the 100 Days of Challenge to Prevent Diabetes

    • Ministry of Health and Prevention targets pre-diabetes as part of the national campaign for the early detection of type II diabetes    • Achievement is the first stage of an integrated program of screening, treatment, and follow-up for pre-diabetes cases.   Dubai, January 11, 2024:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has revealed the achievement of the objectives of the 100-day challenge as part of the Government Accelerators Program initiative, which targeted conducting 5,000 tests for the early detection of diabetes at the national level, ......read more

    Empowering Healthy Lifestyles: RAK Hospital's Webinar Tackles Obesity with 'My Plate Method'

    Fruits and vegetables should make 50% of the plate, as they contain essential micronutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavonoids, promoting overall good health Unsaturated liquid oils like olive oil, groundnut oil, mustard oil, and sunflower oil recommended for cooking as they enhance HDL (good cholesterol) without clogging arteries Trio of overeating, insufficient physical activity and the consumption of fast foods rich in fat and sugar are major culprits contributing to obesity 9 January 2024, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE– As a significant step in the RAK ......read more

    MoHAP Mourns Death of Palestinian Cancer Patient from Gaza

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 8, 2024:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) today announced the death of a 32-year-old Palestinian patient from Gaza Strip, who had been battling an advanced stage of stomach cancer and associated complications.   The patient, upon arrival in the country, was immediately admitted to a specialized health facility for treatment. Despite the best efforts of medical professionals, her condition progressively deteriorated, leading to her passing. Expressing profound sorrow, MoHAP extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, praying ......read more

    The Dubai Health Authority's Medical Committee has Issued the Second Edition of the Updated Guidelines

    42,000 applications were received by the committee through its electronic system last year. Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  January 2, 2024: The Dubai Health Authority’s General Medical Committee for the Emirate of Dubai, has issued the second version of its guidelines, for all Dubai government employees and external customers. This comes after making the necessary updates and obtaining approval from the medical committees at the state level, to serve as a reference for decision-making in accordance with relevant legislation. The updated guidelines consist of 194 pages ......read more

    Dubai Health Unveils Comprehensive Readiness Plan for New Year Celebrations in Dubai

    • The readiness plan encompasses setting up a comprehensive, medically equipped field hospital in the downtown Burj Khalifa area.  • Dubai Health’s approach to healthcare is anchored in its primary value of 'Patient First’.   Dubai- December 30, 2023: Dubai Health announced its preparedness plan to ensure visitors’ safety and well-being during the upcoming New Year's celebrations in various locations across Dubai. The comprehensive readiness plan encompasses setting up a fully equipped field hospital in the downtown Burj Khalifa area, ......read more

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