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    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

    Mubadala Health Partners with Abu Dhabi Pension Fund to Launch Personal Health Program for Pensioners Registered with the Fund

    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 pensioners. As part of the agreement, Mubadala Health’s network of healthcare facilities will provide healthcare services to pensioners through the newly launched “Health is Wealth” program. The first level is designed 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 medical license to check whether they meet all the conditions required to obtain a health professional license to practice medicine in the Emirate of Dubai.  Professional titles and all licensing requirements are clearly mentioned in line with ......read more

    Bupa Arabia Awarded Health Insurance Health Insurance Contract with SNB

    Jeddah - Saudi Arabia:  Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has signed a one-year agreement with Saudi National Bank (SNB) the leader in the banking industry, under which it will provide health insurance services to the bank’s employees and their families. Bupa Arabia said it received SNB’s approval for the contract on Dec. 18. The leading health insurer expects the new partnership with SNB to have a positive impact on the company’s financial results for 2023 as the contract’s initial value is expected to exceed 1% of Bupa Arabia’s annual gross written premium of 2021.  Atef Mufti, Chief Sales Officer at Bupa Arabia, said: “The health insurance contract between Saudi National Bank and Bupa Arabia confirms the latter’s leadership position in the Saudi insurance market and its ......read more

    Saudi Child Swallow Toothbrush

    20 min surgery to extract brush from 9-year-old intestines  Riyadh, KSA:  A medical team at the Makkah's Maternity and Children Hospital succeeded Sunday, December 25, in extracting an electric toothbrush tip from the stomach of a 9-year-old child, endoscopically, without surgical intervention. Makkah's Health Cluster said that the child was transferred to the hospital's emergency room having swallowed the head of an electric toothbrush. After preliminary examinations and conducting x-rays to determine the location of the brush inside the digestive system, it was precisely located inside the stomach, where the medical team decided to remove it so as not to lead to intestinal obstruction. The operation was performed by laparoscope in 20 minutes without any complications, and the nine-year-old continues ......read more

    WCM-Q Research Provides First Detailed Study of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Prevalence in Europe

    Doha – December 26, 2022:  A study entitled ‘Epidemiology of herpes simplex virus type 2 in Europe: Systematic review, meta-analyses, and meta-regressions’ has been published in the prestigious journal Lancet Regional Health-Europe by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q).   The study found that about 10 percent of the population of Europe is infected with the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). HSV-2 prevalence is declining in Europe, but at a relatively slow rate of 1 percent per year, lower than that in other world regions. The prevalence was more common in women than men. The study was conducted by the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group (IDEG) at WCM-Q to address one of the goals of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Global Health Sector Strategy on Sexually Transmitted ......read more

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    The ready meals serve as a token of appreciation to around 1300 drivers for their tireless service to the community This year the hospital included Talabat drivers to share the Iftar in appreciation of their 24/7 services during Covid times    April 22, 2022 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Reflecting the charitable spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, RAK Hospital gifted ready Iftar packages to around 1300 drivers in Ras Al Khaimah in a single day. The packages were distributed at the hospital premises where around 800 RTA taxi drivers and 500 Talabat drivers lined up to receive ......read more

    MENA Hospital Projects Forum 2022 to Feature US$45 Billion Worth of Healthcare Projects across MENA Region

    The MENA Hospital Projects Forum that will take place on June 9-10, in Dubai, UAE, will feature US$243.6 billion worth of opportunities in the Middle East   Date: Dubai, April 20, 2022   News Highlights:   1. MENA region’s healthcare market is projected to grow at 11.7% from US$185.5 billion in 2019 to US$243.6 billion in 2023;   2. Healthcare projects under execution in the Middle East and Africa region are valued at $45 billion, followed by pre-planning and planning schemes worth $23.8 billion;   3. UAE currently spends around 4 ......read more

    New Obstetrics Head at Latifa Hospital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai 20 April, 2022: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children has appointed Dr. Fadi Mirza as the Head of its Obstetrics Department. Dr. Fadi Mirza is an internationally acclaimed Maternal Fetal Medicine physician with a strong academic background. He joins Latifa Hospital after an illustrious career at Columbia University Medical Center in the Unites States and the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well Maternal Fetal Medicine, ......read more

    The Department of Radiology at Rashid Hospital obtains International Accreditation from American College of Radiology

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2022: The Department of Radiology at Rashid Hospital obtained an international accreditation from the American College of Radiology making Rashid Hospital the first government hospital to obtain this accreditation at an international level and in second place after Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.  The American College of Radiology follows a set of strict procedures and standards before granting such an accreditation. The accreditation reflects the rapid development of the Department of Radiology, the level of equipment and technologies it ......read more

    Lead an Active Lifestyle and Earn Cashback with Wellx

    - Wellx is the first-of-its-kind insurance platform offering hyper-personalized protection plans for individuals, families, SME’s & corporates - The brand has partnered with new-gen technology companies, STEPPI & WHOOP, to track and monitor physical activity of users     April 12, 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Tired of insurance providers charging premiums on basic protection plans? Wellx is here to disrupt the insurance landscape in the region like never before! Introducing a health insurance concept that incentivizes engagement for individuals, ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority uses Advanced Technology for Kidney Failure Patients

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) has started using advanced technology to prepare patients for dialysis through catheters using sound waves and without surgical intervention. This makes the Dubai Health Authority the first health institution in the Middle East and Eastern Europe to use this advanced technology for patients with kidney failure. Last week, Rashid Hospital succeeded in performing the first operation using this technology on a 20-year-old patient who was suffering from kidney failure and urgently needed to start the dialysis ......read more

    RAK Medical Center Jazeera Organizing a Free Camp on the occasion of World Homeopathy Day

    Consult specialist Homeopath for free on 11th and 13th April  8th April 2022; Ras Al Khaimah - UAE: On the occasion of World Homeopathy Day, RAK Medical Center, Al Jazeera in Ras Al Khaimah is holding a Free Homeopathy Consultation Camp on 11th and 13th April respectively. People can benefit by availing consultations with Dr. Harkirat S. Wilkhoo, a Specialist Homeopath with 22 years of clinical experience in treating acute and chronic diseases. The camp will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on both the days.  Talking about the treatment protocol and explaining the benefits, ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention Invites the Public to Use Online Services to Attest Sick Leaves, Approve Medical Reports

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has called on the public to benefit from its online services to attest sick leaves, approve medical reports and obtain approval from medical committees. The Ministry said customers can submit an application to attest sick leaves and approve medical reports through its website or at customer service centers, given that some leaves require certain approval from concerned medical committees. Improving Health System Quality “The ministry will make every possible effort to keep pace with the latest solutions and adopt the best online and ......read more

    The Clean Way to Break Your Fast: Coconut Water

    Rubicon’s Ramadan remedy will keep you hydrated during the Holy Month The Holy Month of Ramadan is around the corner, a great time to spend time with loved ones, practice your faith and of course fasting. Avoid suffering from dehydration with Rubicon 100% Organic Natural Coconut Water, the best natural drink to keep your body's hydration levels in check during the Holy Month with loads of electrolytes, potassium and vitamins. Created using the finest organic coconuts, add an exotic twist to your Ramadan with a refreshing pack of 100% Organic Coconut Water from Rubicon. Fasting ......read more

    5 Reasons Coconut Water Is a Must in Your Workout Routine

    Bring the exotic island life to your gym with Rubicon’s 100% Organic Coconut Water Everyone recognizes the numerous health benefits of coconut water, including the high level of natural electrolytes, antioxidants and nutrients, not to mention the delicious taste. Add an exotic twist to your workout with a refreshing pack of 100% Organic Coconut Water from Rubicon. Packed using the finest organic coconuts, hand-picked for their freshness to ensure premium quality and natural goodness. The pioneers of exotic fruit juice have put together 5 reasons why 100% Organic Coconut Water is a ......read more

    Live Myoma Surgery Performed Successfully at Dubai London Hospital for ENDO Dubai

    22 March 2022, Dubai, UAE: ENDO Dubai, a leading scientific event in the field of gynaecological surgery endorsed by the Dubai Health Authority and a project of MIS Academy, welcomed over 900 gynaecologists, general surgeons, endocrinologists, internal medicine practitioners, as well as health administrators and legislators from around the world across three days in Dubai to discuss the latest and best practices available in the industry. As part of the unmissable gathering, a fibroid weighing 500 grams has been successfully removed from the uterus of a 37-year-old patient in a live keyhole ......read more

    Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) organizes UAE Walkathon to Raise Awareness about the Disease

    Supported by the Dubai Municipality and Government, the 2022 Walk of Arthritis brings patients and the UAE Community together to beat and spread knowledge on the importance of strong bone health 24 March 2022, Dubai, UAE - The Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) will organize a signature nationwide event — the ‘2022 Walk of Arthritis’ Walkathon on March 26, 2022, at Dubai Creek Park Gate. The Foundation is thrilled to conduct the walk this year with the theme ‘Let’s Beat Arthritis Together’. Open to the public and supported by Dubai Municipality, the ......read more

    DHA Completes a Project to Develop a Global System for Accrediting Continuing Professional Learning Programs

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority has announced the completion of the project to develop a global system for the accreditation of continuing professional development programs. The project consists of four stages and was conducted in cooperation with the American Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. DHA is the first health institution in the UAE to complete this project aimed at enhancing the quality of medical training programs for health professionals in the Emirate of Dubai. The American Accreditation Council for ......read more

    Dubai Hospital Surgeons Restore Child's Breathing After Complex Surgery

    Surgeons had to reconstruct the larynx and trachea from the child’s thoracic cage  and then they implanted it during a two-hour complex surgery. The surgery was a success and the 3-year-old child was able to breathe normally as well as speak for the first time post-surgery.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2022: Dubai Hospital doctors were able to restore the breathing of a 3-year-old boy from GCC who had been suffering from obstruction of the larynx since birth, which caused him to suffer from severe shortness of breath. The child was operated upon immediately ......read more

    Mother to Child Transmission of COVID-19 Infection, Possible but Rare - Study

    17, February 2022: SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 infection, can be transmitted from mother to baby before, during and after childbirth – but such occurrences are rare, a new study reveals. Overall, fewer than two per cent of babies born to mothers with SARS-CoV-2 infection also test positive for the virus, but they are more likely to test positive when the women have severe COVID-19 or were diagnosed after childbirth.  Experts also discovered that vaginal births and breast feeding do not increase the likelihood of babies testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 when their ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Highlights its Success Stories as part of the UAE Month of Reading

    Success stories document national achievements that support medical knowledge and enrich the National Archives     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2022: As part of its participation in the UAE Month of Reading 2022 under the slogan “UAE Reads”, Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of five publications in Arabic that document the national achievements made by the authority over the past years. The aim of the publications is to disseminate medical information to provide a reference for researchers as well as to contribute to enriching the ......read more

    RAK Hospital Partners with Smile Train to Provide Free Cleft Surgeries in the UAE

    • Arabian Healthcare Group’s flagship hospital aims to conduct 30 surgeries a year for children in need • ‘Smile Train’ has supported 1.5 million cleft surgeries worldwide • Globally, a baby is born with a cleft every three minutes     Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – March 16, 2022 – Arabian Healthcare Group’s flagship brand, RAK Hospital, has partnered with Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, to provide free cleft treatment for people affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UAE and across the ......read more

    Women's Exclusive Fitness Superclub Fitnglam Holds Official Grand Opening Concert Starring Arab Popstar Myriam Fares

    The fitness super club is a one-stop venue for all fitness activities, such as bespoke classes, state-of-the-art workout stations, healthy café, fitness retail store and more.   Dubai, 14th March 2022— The premier women-only fitness super club that is created by women for women, FitnGlam, celebrated the grand launch of its second branch on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Ice Rink, Sports Society Mirdif. Since opening its first doors in October 2021, it continues to transform the fitness and wellness landscape for women in the UAE.    Lebanese ‘Queen of ......read more

    Dubai Science Park hosts Third Edition of WeWalk, bringing the Community Together in Support of Rare Diseases

    • This year marks the third edition of the annual charitable walkathon • Registrations and donations are now open for the public  • Dubai Science Park and the UAE Rare Disease Society join forces to raise awareness for rare diseases and show solidarity to the heroes and their families   Dubai-UAE: 14 March, 2022 – Dubai Science Park (DSP), the leading science-focused community, has announced it will be hosting the third edition of WeWalk, an annual charitable walkathon representing people from all walks of life. Taking place on Saturday 19th March ......read more

    SEHA Calls for Increased Awareness on the Benefits of Peritoneal Dialysis for Patients Suffering With Kidney Disease

    Abu Dhabi, 11 March 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is educating patients with kidney disease about the benefits Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) has to offer when compared to Hemodialysis (HD). This includes improved quality of life, fewer visits to healthcare centers as well as serving as an effective bridge to kidney transplantation. Kidney patients frequently get given Hemodialysis (HD) to treat kidney, or renal, failure and some patients are not even offered PD as an option. HD requires multiple weekly trips to a health center ......read more

    Women's Exclusive Fitness Superclub Fitnglam Launches New Branch in Dubai

    - ARAB POPSTAR MYRIAM FARES TO PERFORM IN AN EXCLUSIVE OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING - The fitness super club will be a one-stop venue for all fitness activities, such as bespoke classes, state-of-the-art workout stations, healthy café, fitness retail store and more.   Dubai, 11th March 2022: The premier women-only fitness super club that is created by women for women, FitnGlam, announced the grand launch of its second branch on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the Sports Society Mirdif. Since opening its first doors in October 2021, it continues to transform the fitness and wellness landscape ......read more

    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Performs Milestone Kidney Transplant on Five-Year-Old Patient

    Hospital carries out 52 successful pediatric operations as part of SEHA’s Kidney Transplant Program Abu Dhabi, 10 March 2022:  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and, SEHA Kidney Care, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), have performed 52 pediatric kidney transplants, with one of the most recent cases being a successful procedure to treat a five-year-old boy suffering from end stage renal disease. The operation marked a major milestone in the number of pediatric kidney transplants carried out by SEHA’s Kidney Transplant Program since its inception in ......read more

    World Kidney Day: SEHA Kidney Care leads the way in ensuring Kidney Health for all

    SEHA’s Transplant Program has performed 393 transplants in total since its inception     Abu Dhabi, 09 March 2022: This World Kidney Day, SEHA Kidney Care (SKC) is communicating its vital role in improving and elevating renal care in Abu Dhabi.    This year’s theme for World Kidney Day on the 10th of March is ‘Kidney Health for All’ aimed at bridging the knowledge gap to better enable kidney care. Since its launch, SKC has been focused on pioneering the provision of comprehensive medical services for thousands of patients with ......read more

    Whopping 126 kgs Collectively Lost by 4 ‘Biggest Losers' as RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge concludes!

    Biggest loser awarded AED 18,000 cash prize for losing 36 kgs 10 weeks challenge organised by RAK Hospital saw more than 10,000 participants. Average weight loss of 10 kgs per participant was recorded. 4th March 2022 - RAK, UAE: 10-weeks of sheer hard work, determination, motivation and self-discipline was witnessed as 10,944 participants across UAE battled their bulge at ‘The RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge’ launched by RAK Hospital in association with Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ras Al Khaimah. While the top four winners recorded a combined weight loss of 126 ......read more

    This World Hearing Day, SEHA Calls for Greater Awareness about Hearing Loss among all Ages

    Although largely preventable, by 2050 nearly 2.5 billion people are projected to have some degree of hearing loss and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation Abu Dhabi, 02 March 2022:  On World Hearing Day, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is urging people of all ages to keep track of their hearing and attend regular screenings. As the leading provider of preventive and curative hearing services, SEHA is marking the day with several initiatives to encourage people of all ages to not take their hearing ability for ......read more

    Oman Insurance Company Partners with Aster DM Healthcare to Offer Exclusive Seamless Access to Quality Healthcare Services in UAE

    • Aster DM Healthcare’s large and integrated network combined with Oman Insurance’s expertise in catering to the healthcare needs of the population will ensure that corporate employers and individuals can access the trusted care that they need without disruption • With four targeted health insurance plans, the one of its kind partnership between a payer and provider will ensure that a patient can access Aster hospitals, clinics and pharmacies as a one-stop solution for their healthcare needs.    Dubai - UAE, March 02, 2022: Oman Insurance, one of the ......read more

    Doctors at Tawam Hospital Successfully Perform Revolutionary Non-Surgical Therapy to Treat Patient with Enlarged Prostate

    Introduced by SEHA for the first time, Rezum Water Vapor Therapy is a non-surgical procedure for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia  Abu Dhabi, 01 March 2022:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced a novel non-surgical therapy called Rezum Water Vapor Therapy (Rezum) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as enlarged prostate condition. The procedure was successfully carried out at Tawam hospital on a 67-year-old patient with life-changing results.  While most ......read more

    Premarital Screening and Counseling Service Now Available at Mezyad Healthcare Center

    Abu Dhabi, 25 February 2022:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, an Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has announced an extension of its premarital screening and counseling service at the Mezyad Healthcare Center in Al Ain.    Carried out in cooperation with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, premarital screening and counseling searches for infectious diseases and common genetic disorders. The service helps to pave the way for a healthy and happy marriage, especially for couples looking to have children. It is also an opportunity for couples to meet with a ......read more

    Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic Offers Specialist Treatments for Children with this Rare and Painful Skin Disease

    Specialized Clinic at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City helps all children suffering from genetic skin conditions by providing optimized multidisciplinary services Abu Dhabi, 24, Feb 2022:  Children suffering from a rare and painful genetic skin disorder are now receiving all needful care and treatment under one umbrella at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City’s (SKMC) specialized Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic (EB-Clinic). This clinic was established by Dr. Shaden Abdelhadi, a Europe, UK, and the USA trained Emirati Consultant in Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Dermatology, and Human ......read more

    DHA Screens more than 81,000 Children with the Online "Baraem" Tool to Detect Developmental Delays

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 22 February 2022: In the last two years, more than 81,000 children have been screened for developmental delays using the DHA’s Baraem tool, which is available on the DHA app. Children who need medical follow-up are then referred to specialized centres for timely intervention.  Dr. Fatima Sultan Al Olama, Consultant and Head of the Child Health Unit at the Dubai Health Authority, said that the Baraem Early Development Screening Tool aims to detect developmental delays in children aged nine months to six years. Al Olama added the aim of this ......read more

    Les Mills – The Global Leader in Group Fitness Reveals Results of Their Global Fitness Survey

    • 12,517 consumers across 14 countries participated in the survey   • Findings reveal an 88% recovery in gym memberships in the Middle East in the last year, where 67% of gym-goers select memberships depending on the instructors   • 79% in the Middle East prefer group workouts while 66% of gym-goers prefer branded fitness classes   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22nd February 2022 – Les Mills – The global leader in group fitness has revealed the results of their Global Fitness Survey today. The Les Mills 2021 Global Fitness Survey ......read more

    SEHA and Salma Hospital to Offer Superior Quality Care and Rehabilitation to Children with Long-Term and Post-Acute Conditions

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 Feb 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, acquired Salma Children's Rehabilitation Hospital (Salma) last Septmber, providing superior quality care and rehabilitation to children with long-term and post-acute conditions. The acquisition is in line with SEHA’s vision of providing an integrated and advanced healthcare system that improves patient access to care and elevates the treatment experience. Through Salma, SEHA has the capabilities and expertise to provide care and rehabilitation to ......read more

    SEHA Emphasizes the Importance of Exercise in Strengthening Immunity and Preventing Diseases

    Studies indicate that 8,000 steps a day reduce chances of mortality by 50% Abu Dhabi, 18 Feb, 2022:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has stressed the importance of exercise in boosting the body’s immunity and preventing mental, metabolic, muscle, and bone diseases, resulting in a longer and healthier life. Dr. Bachar Omar Al Afandi, Head of the Division of Endocrinology at Tawam Hospital, one of SEHA’s facilities said, “Studies have established that exercise strengthens immunity. It has been proven ......read more

    Doctors at Tawam Hospital perform Lifesaving Operation on 8-year-old Boy Suffering from Widespread Tumor Growth

    Six-hour operation carried out at the SEHA-operated hospital’s world-class Pediatric Oncology Ward Abu Dhabi,14 Feb 2022:  Specialist cancer doctors and surgeons working at Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, have successfully saved the life of an eight-year-old Filipino boy after removing several tumors from his kidney, lungs and abdomen.  The child was referred from a private hospital to Tawam Hospital ICU in Al Ain, one of the top cancer centres of excellence for paediatric oncology in the ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Highlights Under-Development App that will help Patients with Depression

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 14 February 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted the features of an under-development app known as ‘Mindspire’ at the UAE innovates event at Expo. Students from the American University of Sharjah designed the app, which won the first price at DHA’s health Hackathon in 2019. Since then, they have been working with the team at DHA to enhance the features of the app to help diagnose and treat patients with depression.  The app aims to help individuals suffering from depression or those who would like a preliminary screening ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Participates in UAE Innovates at EXPO

    DHA highlighted its innovations during the event and discussed the importance of innovation across all fields particularly in healthcare in order to improve patient experience and quality of life. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 February 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted its innovations including AI techniques in healthcare that it has adopted during the UAE Innovates event at Expo. The authority reinforced the importance of innovation across all fields particularly in healthcare to improve patient experience and quality of life. The DHA also highlighted its ......read more

    Emirates Health Services Adopts AI-Based Vision Screening

    Dubai, February 11, 2022: Emirates Health Services has partnered with Emitac Healthcare Solutions to onboard a new smartphone-enabled, integrated vision screening application as part of their routine check-up for children, the technology is developed by the U.S digital health company “GoCheck”. GoCheck Kids, used by over 6,500 pediatric care team members in the U.S. and Europe, is a vision screening platform developed for the detection of vision abnormalities that often lead to learning deficiencies and permanent vision loss, including blindness if not identified early. The ......read more

    Children's Mental Health Week: Young SKMC patient with ADHD Accepted to Study at Dream College

    Abu Dhabi, 10 February 2022:  To mark this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (February 07-14), Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has stressed the importance of paying close attention to young people’s psychological needs. Sheikh Khalifa Medical City provides quality mental health care for children and adolescents to encourage a healthy dialogue and aid patients on the road to acceptance, treatment and the chance to lead a full and active life. Mental health specialists at SKMC point to the case of a 17-year-old ......read more

    Rashid Hospital's Cardiology Department Receives more than 8000 Referrals in 2021.

    • Thirty per cent of cardiology patients at the hospital benefitted from the  cardiac electrocardiography service.   • The hospital is equipped with the latest smart technologies and solutions with an aim to provide the highest quality of patient centered care.   • Smoking and chronic diseases play a major factor that cause arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder)     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 February 2022: The Cardiology Department at Rashid Hospital received 8000 referrals in 2021, said a high level ......read more

    Aster Hospitals Launch Cancer Support Group in UAE on World Cancer Day

    Launch on 4th February 2022 in sync with the WHO `Close the Care Gap’ theme to ensure cancer care access for all Dubai, February 8, 2022:  Aster Hospitals UAE, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, launched a cancer support group coinciding with the World Cancer Day on February 4, observed every year. Under a broad theme of `WE PLEDGE TO CONQUER CANCER,’ the support group was unveiled at an event coined Aster Conquerors, to celebrate the grit and determination of cancer survivors in the UAE from ......read more

    LES MILLS hosted a BODYBALANCE Class as a Preview of their Upcoming Experiential Event in March

    LES MILLS LIVE – the most anticipated fitness festival of the year is back and will take place on 5th March at the Expo 2020 Sports Arena from 10am-10pm  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 February 2022 – Les Mills, the New Zealand based international fitness brand providing world-class fitness programs hosted a BODYBALANCE class on 4th February at Pullman Downtown in Dubai. The class was organised in order to provide a sneak preview of the sessions that will take place at the forthcoming LES MILLS LIVE event in March.   LES MILLS LIVE is expected to be one of the ......read more

    Aster Ranked at 94 in Corporate Knights' Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

    • Aster DM Healthcare is the only listed company from Middle East and India to be featured in this prestigious list for 2022 • The ranking is based on a rigorous assessment of 6,914 companies with more than US$1 billion in revenues   Dubai, 3rd February 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in GCC & India, today announced that it has been ranked at no.94 in the world's 100 most sustainable corporations in the 2022 Global 100 ranking by Corporate Knights, one of the world's most valued and transparent sustainability ......read more

    Doctors at Tawam Hospital Successfully Remove Brain Tumors from 52-Year-Old Patient in Marathon 22-Hour Surgery

    Complex procedure performed on 52-year-old Iraqi woman by highly specialized team of surgeons at Tawam Hospital Abu Dhabi, 03 February 2022: Doctors at Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully removed multiple benign brain tumours from a 52-year-old Iraqi woman. The complex 22-hour surgry was carried out over the course of two days by a multidisciplinary team of specialised surgeons led by the hospital’s Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dr. Mohammed Asha. When the patient was referred to Tawam Hospital, ......read more

    DHA Doctors Save Life of Patient after Eight-Hour Complex Cardiac Surgery

    • Doctors successfully replaced the dissected aorta and conducted reperfusion of the arteries of the heart, brain, kidneys and intestines. • Medical expertise and smart solutions are factors that led to the success of the surgery.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 2, 2022: Doctors at the Dubai Health Authority saved the life of a 36-year-old GCC national who suffered a dissected aorta.    DHA doctors conducted a complex surgery that lasted eight hours at Dubai Hospital, during which the aorta was replaced and blood was reperfused to other arteries ......read more

    Diagnosed With Chronic Schizophrenia Overcomes All Odds to Pursue Her Dream

    patient with schizophrenia who received life-changing care at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Abu Dhabi, 01 Feb. 2022:  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), a healthcare facility operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), successfully managed to help a woman get her life back on track after being diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia. The 43-year-old woman started experiencing severe disturbances to her emotional state. She was encouraged to seek specialist mental health support from SKMC. SKMC’s Behavioral Sciences Pavilion (BSP) is the most comprehensive mental ......read more

    DHA and Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Middle East Sign Agreement at Arab Health 2022

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 January, 2022:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Middle East signed an agreement on the sidelines of the Arab Health Congress and Exhibition, which took  place at Dubai World Trade Centre. The agreement aims to foster collaboration in four areas: Professional training programs, public health awareness programs, service and solutions and collaboration in the field of research and development. The agreement was signed by Dr. Younis Kazim, CEO of the Dubai Health Care Corporation, and Marzena Kulis, ......read more

    Application Deadline Extended for Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award worth US $250,000 to 15th Feb

    • Till date more than 17300+ registrations have been received from nurses from 175 countries  • The announcement comes as a response to increasing requests from nurses worldwide for more time to complete the documentation process, following the Covid-19 surge • Nurses from around the world can submit their nominations via www.asterguardians.com    Dubai, UAE, 31st January 2022: Launched on International Nurses Day in May 2021 by Aster DM Healthcare, with an aim to recognize the phenomenal contribution of nurses to the healthcare delivery system ......read more

    Union Coop Opens ‘Two' Medical Clinics in Cooperation with Prime Medical Center

    The clinics were opened within the Staff Housing for the benefit of Union Coop Employees Dubai, UAE:  Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, in cooperation with Prime Medical Center, has opened two medical clinics equipped with all necessary equipment to treat all diseases, located in the Staff Housing of Muhaisnah and Al Quoz, where it is supervised by an experienced and efficient medical staff that includes specialized doctors, technicians and nurses to provide medical services and medical consultations to the cooperative employees. In detail, Mr. AHMAD BIN ......read more

    Aster Volunteers conduct Basic Life Support Awareness Training for Visitors at the India Pavilion, EXPO 2020

    • As a part of the Health & Wellness week at Expo 2020 which kicked off on 27th January, Aster Volunteers in partnership with India pavilion conducted Basic Life Support (BLS) awareness training, session on fitness and infection control measures for Expo visitors.   • Aster Volunteers could train 171 people on essential life saving skills through the activity   • Aster DM Healthcare has also launched its corporate booth at the India Pavilion – Expo 2020, presenting a digital global showcase of its multi-geography integrated healthcare ......read more

    More than 185,000 Telemedicine Consultations Provided by the ‘Doctor for Every Citizen' Service

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 27, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) highlighted during the ongoing Arab Health Congress and Exhibition the success of its ‘Doctor for Every Citizen’ telemedicine service. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the 24/7 Doctor for Every Citizen initiative in December 2019 to achieve Article Five of the Fifty-Year Charter, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.  Since its inception, more than 185,000 consultations have ......read more

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