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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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    Under the theme ‘Caring Like Family' Saudi German Health demonstrates its transformation journey at Arab Health 2022

    January 27, 2022- Saudi German Health (SGH), a leading healthcare group in the MENA region, is showcasing an array of cutting-edge digital transformation programs at the ongoing Arab Health 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The leading healthcare group’s participation at the event is in line with its commitment to deliver end-to-end care to its patients and enable them to experience world-class healthcare services driven by its ethos of ‘Caring Like Family’. SGH’s presence at the largest healthcare exhibition in the region, is in line with its initiatives to ......read more

    SEHA announces opening of Ettihad Heroes Healthcare Center in Abu Dhabi specializing in children's COVID-19 vaccinations

    Starting Monday 24 January, the center will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 3 to 16 years old Abu Dhabi, 27 January 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the launch of the Ettihad Heroes Healthcare Center in Abu Dhabi. The center will specialize in providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 3 to 16 years,in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority. Staffed by an integrated medical team of ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Launches its Corporate Booth at India Pavilion – Expo 2020; Presents a Digital Global Showcase of its Multi-Geography Integrated Healthcare Offering

    Dubai, 27 January 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, UAE’s largest health-care provider with one of the largest integrated health-care networks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and India, has launched its corporate booth at the India Pavilion, Expo 2020 where the company will digitally display its presence and facilities across 7 countries. The booth will run through Expo’s Health and Wellness week.  Aster DM Healthcare is one of the key healthcare partners of the India pavilion at Expo 2020, with a dedicated emergency clinic at the basement to provide medical first aid to ......read more

    “Jafza's Strategic Pillars” Reinforce Dubai's Leading Position in Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals Trade & Manufacturing

    • The comprehensive offerings of the free zone enabled 47% of Dubai’s healthcare and pharmaceuticals trade • The free zone witnessed a surge of over 11% in its customer base across the sector   United Arab Emirates, 26 January 2021: DP World’s leading trade and logistics hub, Jebel Ali Free Zone’s (Jafza) solidified healthcare & pharmaceuticals businesses, facilitating 47 per cent of Dubai’s trade in 2020. The AED 21.8 billion trade generated by the free zone added much value to the economy of the emirate and the country. In 2021, the free ......read more

    Dubai Healthcare City and Prime Healthcare Group to Establish Prime Heart and Lung Hospital

    • The new specialised hospital will have three centres of excellence dedicated to heart, lung, and oncology • The new 100-bed specialty hospital well be housed in DHCC’s Phase 2 expansion in Al Jaddaf   United Arab Emirates, Dubai; 25 January 2022: Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) has signed an agreement with Prime Healthcare Group on day two of Arab Health 2022, for the landmark launch of Prime Heart and Lung Hospital in Dubai Healthcare City Phase 2.   Prime Heart and Lung Hospital will be an important addition to DHCC healthcare enabling ......read more

    Ghayathi Hospital, a SEHA Facility, granted Emergency Department License to provide Critical Frontline Community Care

    After meeting requirements set by the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi    Abu Dhabi, 25 Jan 2022:  Ghayathi Hospital, part of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) network, has been granted its Emergency Department license by the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH). The license means Ghayathi Hospital joins nine other frontline healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi that are approved to deliver emergency care to patients. They include SEHA facilities Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Tawam Hospital, Madinat Zayed Hospital. Prior to ......read more

    SEHA: Individuals Infected with COVID-19 can Donate Blood After 10 Days

    Abu Dhabi, 21 January 2022:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is urging the public to save lives by donating blood. This comes after a reminder to citizens and residents that anyone who has been infected with COVID-19 can safely donate blood 10 days after positive result if asymptomatic and if symptomatic he can donate 10 days after resolution of symptoms. In addition, people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine can donate blood.   Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer at SEHA added: “Blood ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Allocates Three New Centres and a Hall for COVID-19 Screening

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai - 21 January 2022:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has added three new centres to the list of COVID-19 screening centres for PCR tests. More than 200 screening centres (governmental and private) are available throughout the Emirate to conduct COVID-19 screening.  The new DHA COVID-19 drive-thru screening centres in collaboration with Unilabs are: Al Mankhool, Nad Al Sheba, Nad Al Hammar, each centre has a capacity of 1500 examinations per day, the centres are open round-the-clock, seven days a week. People can use the drive-thru option ......read more

    SEHA to host 2nd Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference – A Boost to Mental Health Reforms in the Emirate

    2022 edition of hybrid conference, held in collaboration with the Department of Health, will feature an array of mental health topics in line with new model of care Abu Dhabi, 20 Jan 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, in collaboration with the Department of Health (DoH), is set to host the 2nd Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference on the 28th and 29th of January 2022 held both virtually and physically at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The two-day hybrid conference is a part of SEHA’s ......read more

    Beware of Fake RT PCR Test Results through Third Party Agencies

    • Fake negative RT PCR test reports are getting detected at the UAE airports  • Ongoing scam by third party agencies and travel agents to provide fake negative report to travelers to be able to board flights • Aster DM Healthcare has issued a public advisory encouraging people to avail RT PCR testing service directly from authentic healthcare service providers rather than through agents   Dubai – January 19, Dubai, UAE: To curtail the rising instances of fake RT PCR test results issued by third party agencies, primarily for travel purposes, on behalf ......read more

    What if the Solution to Sleep Apnoea Syndrome was to be found at Arab Health 2022 ?

    January 18, 2022:  Meet Sefam, from 24 to 27 January, at Arab Health, the leading healthcare trade fair in the Near and Middle East. An opportunity to discover the Sefam S.Box concept - an innovative and connected PCP technology that puts patients back in charge of their own treatment.     A historical exhibitor  In order to strengthen its position in the Near and Middle East, Sefam will once again take part in the Arab Health trade show this year. A pioneer in the treatment and diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing, the company, which was established in ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare to Set Up its 6th Hospital in Kerala

    • Entailing an initial investment of around Rs. 140 crores, the hospital will be situated in the Kasaragod district of Kerala • Aster aims for the hospital to begin its operations in 2024-25   Dubai, 18th January 2022: With an aim to increase its focus and growth in India, Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in GCC & India, is strengthening its footing in the country by signing a 30-years lease agreement to set up its sixth hospital in the state of Kerala, adding to existing 14 hospitals in India. The hospital is being set up by ......read more

    Logo of Aster Royal Hospital, Upcoming 200 Bedded Hospital in Muscat, Oman, unveiled by Indian Ambassador H.E Amit Narang

    Dubai, 17th January 2022: The name & logo of newly constructed 200 bedded multispecialty hospital, ‘ASTER ROYAL’ was unveiled by Indian ambassador to the Sultanate to Oman - His Excellency Amit Narang in Muscat.  “The upcoming quaternary care hospital with permission from Ministry of Health Oman will aim to conduct complex treatment including transplant which will help the residents and citizens of Oman from travel to other countries for these procedures” Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & MD Aster DM healthcare conveyed through a Digital video ......read more

    SEHA Announces Closure of Mina Rashid Covid-19 Drive-through Services Center

    Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has permanently closed its COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center in Mina Rashid, Dubai. Members of the public requiring COVID-19 PCR tests or vaccinations in Dubai are encouraged to book appointments at the SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services in City Walk or Al Khawaneej using the SEHA app. These centers are open from 10am to 8pm every day. ...read more

    SEHA Wins Two Globally Recognized Awards for Excellence in Nursing Healthcare

    Abu Dhabi, Jan 14, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has won two prestigious nursing awards: the Nursing Informatics Unit of the Year 2020-2021 award, announced at the GCC eHealth Workforce Development Conference, and the Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality, presented to SEHA’s Ghayathi Hospital. Aysha Al Mahri, Group Chief Nursing Officer at SEHA, said: “Nurses are the foundation of our network. Representing the largest portion of our workforce, they play a ......read more

    SEHA Successfully Saves Life of 7-Year-Old Boy through Complex Pediatric Heart Procedure

    The complex pediatric cardiac surgery was performed at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) Abu Dhabi - 14 Jan 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully saved the life of a 7-year-old boy with a serious and complex congenital heart condition through implanting an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). Diagnosed in the womb with a very rare form of congenital cardiomyopathy, the patient – Alyan - had presented a history of losing consciousness, with his family needing to conduct cardiac compressions ......read more

    SEHA Extends its Working Hours for COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain throughout the Week

    Abu Dhabi, 13th January 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced updated operational hours for its COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. All of SEHA’s COVID-19 Drive-Through Centers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain are now open seven days a week from 8 AM to 10 PM. The decision comes as part of SEHA’s commitment to provide its patients with the highest level of customer services and support for their PCR testing needs.   SEHA provides a wide range of COVID-19 drive-through service ......read more

    Discover The Infectious Waste Disposal Solution at Arab Health

    United Arab Emirates-  January 12, 2022:  ECODAS has again signed up for the next edition of Arab Health. The company, which specialises in the treatment of infectious clinical waste, will present its patented and innovative technology at the French pavilion. A great opportunity for visitors to discover an efficient, clean and environmentally friendly waste treatment method.   A must-see exhibitor To meet new customers and partners, ECODAS is participating again this year in Arab Health, a leading international meeting of the healthcare sector in the United Arab ......read more

    New UAE weekend: SEHA announces updated operational hours across its facilities

    Abu Dhabi, January 07, 2022: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced its updated operational hours following the new UAE weekend change.  In line with SEHA’s commitment to make healthcare as accessible as possible, four of its facilities – Baniyas and Al Bahia Healthcare Centers in Abu Dhabi; and Al Hili and Al Yahar Healthcare Centers in Al Ain will remain operational seven days a week, effective Saturday, January 8th, 2022. In addition, emergency departments across all SEHA healthcare facilities will continue to ......read more

    SEHA Announces Relocation of COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center from Al Ain Hospital as of 4 January 2022

    Abu Dhabi, 04 Jan 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced today transferring the services of the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center at Al Ain Hospital, to the Covid-19 Prime Assessment Center at the Al Ain Convention Center, as of January 4, 2022. “SEHA” said that all positive cases and contacts, in Al Ain should visit the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center in Al Ain Convention Center as per the below: the positive cases through Gate No. 7, and contacts through Gate No. 3. ...read more

    Minister of Health: Mohammed bin Rashid's Vision made the UAE the Beating Heart of the Future, the Land of Opportunities and the Capital of making the Impossible Possible

    Al Owais congratulates Sheikh Mohammed on the 16th anniversary of his accession to the throne HE Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has emphasized that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had catapulted the UAE into new heights of excellence and prosperity and opened new avenues of innovation and creativity for his people. Speaking on the 16th anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed’s accession to the throne, Al Owais said January 4 is an occasion to celebrate an ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Announces New Working Hours for its Health Facilities

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 3 January 2022:  Dubai Health Authority announced the new official working hours for its health facilities, in line with UAE’s new working week. DHA administrative employees at the headquarters will work on weekdays from Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm and on Friday, the working hours will be 7:30 am to 12 pm.   Hospitals:  Emergency departments will work round-the-clock on all days, while working hours in specialized clinics in Rashid Hospital and Dubai Hospital will be from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm and staff will work in ......read more

    SEHA announces operational hours for New Year's Weekend across its healthcare facilities

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. December 30, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced today its updated operational hours and visitation hours across its healthcare facilities for the New Year’s weekend. The new working timetable will go into effect starting Friday 31st until Sunday 2nd of January, 2022 for all of its facilities.   For a full list of opening times, please see below:   Emergency Departments Hospital Friday ......read more

    Schedule for Abu Dhabi's 'Active Parks' Initiative to Promote Healthier Lifestyle Announced

    ● Free four-week programme by DCD and ADSC will run at 12 locations in Al Dhafrah, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi to maximise engagement across the Emirate   ● Daily sessions start at 4pm, offering different classes including DanceFit, RunFit, Bootcamps, CrossFit, and Yoga     Abu Dhabi, 29 December 2021: The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi, has released the schedule for 'Active Parks,' the new community fitness programme that will run from December 30, for four weeks, across 12 public parks and urban green spaces in the Emirate, ......read more

    Ministry of Health Approves Emergency Use of Sinopharm CNBG's New Recombinant Protein Vaccine

    December 28, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has approved the emergency use of the Sinopharm CNBG's new recombinant protein vaccine, following the strict monitoring and evaluation of the data of the study conducted in the UAE. The ministry affirmed that the emergency use of the new vaccine is in full compliance with the regulations and laws for a faster review of licensing procedures. This is part of the ministry's painstaking efforts, in cooperation with health authorities, to enhance the prevention of community members from the Covid-19 ......read more

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Dubai Health Authority conduct telemedicine workshop

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 December, 2021: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Dubai Health Authority conducted a virtual training workshop with the Ministry’s Emirati employees in the UAE embassies and consulates across various countries of the world, in order to introduce the Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine consultation service. The workshop is in line with the recent MoU signed by the two entities aimed at offering healthcare programs to Emirati citizens abroad and to the ministry’s staff by providing tele-consultations as part of ......read more

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences to Adopt a 4.5 Day Week from January

    The decision to transition to the new 4.5-dayweek style was made after members of the MBRU undertook an exercise to examine the impact of the new weekend shift Undergraduate and postgraduate students’ schedules were shifted to ensure an uninterrupted educational experience    Dubai, UAE, 25 December 2021:The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences has welcomed the UAE government's landmark decision to embrace a new work week cycle, announcing that it will begin operating on a Saturday-Sunday weekend mode from January 1.   The ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Center of Excellence Toxicology Unit at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

    Abu Dhabi, 21 Dec 2021:  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced the Toxicology Unit, which will provide patients with comprehensive and integrated healthcare services.  Clinical toxicologists diagnose and manage cases of poisoning and disorders caused by toxins or chemicals that have a negative impact on people. This includes the management and follow-up care of patients with pesticide, hydrocarbon, chemical, plant poisoning, snakebite, scorpion bites, and insect ......read more

    G42 Healthcare and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Clinical Research and Diagnostics

    Move follows Declaration of Collaboration between Department of Health Abu Dhabi and AstraZeneca to drive healthcare sector growth The Declaration of Collaboration signing was in the presence of H.E. Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health    Abu Dhabi, December 21, 2021: G42 Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi based leading health tech company and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42, and AstraZeneca, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, have announced a collaboration to further enhance clinical ......read more

    Dubai Hospital Carries out more than 3,700 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultations since the beginning of this Year.

    • The hospital has highly-specialised clinics for pregnant women with chronic diseases • Joint cooperation with Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital for fetal echocardiography    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2021: The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at Dubai Hospital has carried out 3,772 conultations for pregnant women.   Accute medical care services were provided to high-risk pregnant women who required joint medical care from different specialties  in order to reduce the risk of complications and protect fetal and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Receives the First Global Shipment of the New AstraZeneca “Evusheld” COVID-19 Medication

    ● Abu Dhabi received first global Evusheld shipment on December 20 ● In partnership with Etihad Cargo, AstraZeneca, and Department of Health-Abu Dhabi ● Storage and distribution of the medication will be facilitated through the Rafed Distribution Center in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 20, 2021: Abu Dhabi received the first global shipment of AstraZeneca’s Evusheld, long-acting antibody medication, after gaining Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention. The long-acting antibody medication is ......read more

    SEHA Successfully Concludes Ninth Emirates Oncology Conference in Abu Dhabi

    Largest oncology conference in the UAE, hosted virtually, welcomed over 8,000 experts and delegates from the international medical community Abu Dhabi, 15 December 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully concluded the Ninth Emirates Oncology Conference, the largest conference of its kind in the UAE.  Held under the theme ‘Modern Comprehensive Cancer Care in the Era of the Pandemic’ the four-day virtual event took place over two consecutive weekends. Over 8,000 experts and delegates from the ......read more

    First Comprehensive Stroke Centre certification from American Stroke Association outside USA achieved by two Stroke Centres in Dubai

    The certificate reinforces Dubai’s drive to provide world-class specialised and accessible care to its population and visitors alike. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2021: Dubai Health Authority’s Rashid Hospital and Mediclinic’s City Hospital received the Comprehensive Stroke Centre certification from the American Stroke Association for their ability to provide the highest quality of care for stroke patients. This is a milestone achievement for the Emirate’s health sector as this is the first Comprehensive Stroke Centre certification from American ......read more

    Kenyan Star Runners Inspire DIA Students through a Visit Organized by Dubai Fitness Challenge

    Dubai, UAE – Dec 14, 2021: Dubai International Academy - Emirates Hills, the flagship school of Innoventures Education, was identified by Dubai Tourism and the organizers of Dubai Fitness Challenge, as one of the schools’ that is committed to promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. To encourage this positive outlook further amongst students, a special interaction was organized for the students of DIA at Emirates Hills with some of the Kenyan star athletes who are world record holders such as Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa and Janet Jepkosgei Busienei amongst others.  The ......read more

    SEHA's Specialist Childhood Obesity Service helps Overweight 13-Year-Old lose 11kg in Four Months

    Two of SEHA’s Children Specialty Centers offer health and weight management as part of multidisciplinary treatments for youngsters Abu Dhabi,14 Dec 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is helping to fight childhood obesity through the wide range of services offered at its two Children’s Specialty Centers where youngsters learn to control and reduce their weight and improve their overall wellbeing.  The centers, at Al Mushrif Children's Specialty Center in Abu Dhabi and Al Towayya Al Ain, are the first and ......read more

    UAE hosts WHO Celebration of Universal Health Coverage Day

    December 13, 2021:  The Expo 2020 Dubai hosted the World Health Organization’s (WHO's) celebration of the Universal Health Coverage Day, which falls on December 12, under the theme “Leave no one's health behind: invest in health systems for all”. On this occasion, the Expo 2020 Dubai devoted one day to celebrating the global efforts on the journey towards universal health coverage and advancing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for global prosperity. The ceremony was attended by HE Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, Her ......read more

    Lose Big to Win Big at UAE's Biggest Weight Loss Competition ‘RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge'

    -       RAK Hospital and UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) – Ras Al Khaimah Office join hands for the initiative   -       AED 500 up for grabs for every kilo shed by the winner!   -        More than 3000 participants to register for the challenge -        UAE ranked 5th in Global Obesity Index 13th December - 2021; RAK, UAE: Continuing its commitment towards a fitter and healthier UAE and in line with the country’s vision and national agenda, which aims to reduce ......read more

    Fine Hygienic Holding opens newly remodeled showroom in Riyadh

    One-stop shop houses Fine’s well-known brands and solutions for businesses and homes December 11, 2021- Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has unveiled its newly remodeled showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia that features its world-renowned hygienic products and solutions for businesses and homes alike under one roof. Located at the National Products Center and Chamber of Commerce, the showroom is an extension of Fine’s business model that provides customers in the capital with easy access to its diverse product portfolio. In a short period after its official opening, the Executive ......read more

    Inspiring Young Female Doctors in the UAE and Beyond

    SKMC’s Dr. Shaden Abdelhadi shares the story of her prolific career and how support from SEHA is helping women working in healthcare achieve their dreams Abu Dhabi,December 09, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is continuing with its efforts to propel the careers of young and ambitious female doctors. Setting an example of perseverance and sheer determination, coupled with excellence in her field, is Dr. Shaden Abdelhadi, FRCP (Edin), FAAD is an internationally trained Emirati Pediatric Dermatologist specializing in ......read more

    SEHA's Advanced in-Womb Laser Procedure Greatly Improves Chances of Survival for Unborn Identical Twins Suffering from Rare Condition

    Corniche Hospital’s Advanced Fetal Medicine Unit successfully treats cases of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Abu Dhabi,December 07, 2021:  Doctors at Corniche Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network – have performed advanced laser procedures to save the lives of unborn identical twins suffering from a rare but potentially fatal condition. As part of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) Awareness Day on 7th December, SEHA has shared the story of two women pregnant with monochorionic twins ......read more

    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City-Ajman (SKMCA) Lab Achieves CAP Accreditation

    Ajman – December 7, 2021: The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City-Ajman (SKMCA) Lab has been awarded the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation as a result of the successful site inspection; a part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.  The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is one of the world’s largest organizations of board-certified pathologists, promoting excellence in laboratories and advancing the practice of pathology and laboratory science.    The 70-year-old organization’s goal is to improve patient safety by advancing the ......read more

    Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award worth US $250,000 Now Open for Nominations from Nurses Worldwide

    • The winner of the First Prize would be awarded US $ 250,000 while 9 other finalists would be receiving substantial monetary prize at a grand ceremony in Dubai on International Nurses Day on 12th May, 2022. • Nurses from around the world can submit their nominations via www.asterguardians.com by 30th January, 2022.   Dubai, UAE - 04, December 2021: 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 globally, Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award ......read more

    SEHA announces operational hours for UAE National Day

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 30, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced updated working hours across its facilities for UAE citizens and residents on the occasion of Commemoration Day and the UAE’s 50th National Day. The public holiday is from Wednesday 1st December to Friday 3rd December.  SEHA’s emergency departments will continue to operate 24/7 over the public holiday.  SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Thru Service Centers will operate from 10am – 8pm on Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd ,and Friday ......read more

    SEHA marked Commemoration Day across its Facilities

    Abu Dhabi,November 30, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, marked Commemoration Day across all of its facilities, including Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Al Corniche Hospital, Al Ain Hospital, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain Hospital, Al Dhafra Hospital, Al Rahba Hospital and Ambulatory Healthcare Services.  SEHA facilities flew the UAE flag at half-mast at 8:00am, then SEHA employees stood for a moment of silence and prayed for the nation's martyrs, before raising the flag again at 11:30 ......read more

    Newborns in Dubai Hospitals Receive Gifts and Car Seats to Mark 50th UAE National Day

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 29, 2021: To celebrate the occasion of the 50th UAE National Day, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA),  Dubai Health Authority(DHA) and Dubai Police, in cooperation with  UNICEF Gulf, launched the “My child’s golden jubilee gift,” initiative.  The joint government initiative will provide gifts and car seats to families of newborns in public and private sector hospitals in Dubai. More than 450 car seats will be distributed to families of newborns across 21 public and private hospitals in Dubai. The car seats can be ......read more

    DHA's Social Fund Programme Receives Financial Contribution from Al Rostamani Group

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Social Fund Programme known as ‘Yumnak’ has recently received financial contribution from Al Rostamani Group. The contribution is for first line of defense employees.  His Excellency Awadh Al Ketbi, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, received a delegation from Al Rostamani Group at the DHA headquarters.  Dr. Wafa Al Rostamani,  Dr. Najla Abdullah Al Rostamani and other senior officials including Salem bin Lahej, Director of DHA’s Health Fund Office attended ......read more

    Orthocure SportsMed Clinic- Opens its grand doors at The Mall in Jumeirah

    November 25, 2021:  Orthocure is the brainchild of Dr. Saeed and Dr. Ali, pioneers in the field of Orthocare and Orthopedic Surgery. The two originally conducted numerous orthopaedic surgeries at Mirdiff, but found that with their expertise in robotic surgery and a growing clientele with demand for sports rehab programs and holistic non-invasive treatment, an upgrade was needed. Thus, in alliance and partnership with Dr. Naveen Singh, a Swiss citizen, professional athlete and well renowned sports rehabilitation specialist having many established businesses. In association with Mr. ......read more

    The National Program for Donation and Transplantation of Organs and Human Tissues emphasizes the importance of organ donation during the ADNOC Marathon

    SEHA encourages community to adopt a healthy lifestyle to reduce organ failure   Abu Dhabi,November 24, 2021:   The National Program for Donation and Transplantation of Organs and Human Tissues reiterated the importance of organ donation as a life-saving act of charity during its participation in this year’s ADNOC Marathon.   The program, is partnering with this year’s ADNOC Marathon to help increase registrations for life-saving organ donations. The third edition of the ADNOC Marathon will take place on November 26th, while the ADNOC Marathon ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Uses Radionuclide Therapy to Treat Chronic Joint Disease.

    This is the first time nuclear medicine is being used to treat this condition in the UAE and the Gulf region.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2021:  Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Hospital has begun the use of radionuclide therapy to treat various chronic joint diseases.  This is the first time nuclear medicine is being used to treat this condition in the UAE and the Gulf region. Using Radiosynovectomy, a small amount of a beta-emitting radionuclide (Y90) is injected into the affected joint delivering a minor radiation dose, this helps reduce ......read more

    SEHA and Abu Dhabi Energy Services begin First Phase of its Energy Savings Framework to Enhance Sustainability across the SEHA Network

    The Energy Savings Framework Agreement was signed in September to initiate energy-saving projects for SEHA and its facilities Abu Dhabi - 19, Nov 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, and Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), have begun the first phase of their Energy Savings Framework Agreement that aims to retrofit SEHA’s healthcare facilities and reduce power and water consumption. As part of the agreement, which was originally signed in September, ADES will implement ......read more

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