Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2017: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai has launched a brand-new holistic spa that balances body, mind and soul.
From 16th December, Soul Wellness & Spa, that offers indulgent bespoke therapies, will introduce new poolside yoga classes each Saturday at 5.30pm and Sunday at 6.45am. Held on the property’s 54th floor terrace, they are priced AED 80 per session. The venue opens daily from 8am to 10pm, while spa treatments start at 9am.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2017: The festive season has arrived and leaves you with long working days and lengthier nights. The hectic schedule takes a toll on your body and leaves you feeling sluggish and grumpy. What can you do to energise yourself? Enter H2GO, launched by QNET, a prominent Asian direct selling company, to rid you off exhaustion and fatigue, instantly boosting your energy levels, and keeping you charged up for all the fun activities this December.
H2GO is an instant energy booster and contains anti-fatigue tablets that converts plain water into H2-rich water. Hydrogen molecules, which are light and small, are rapidly diffused deep into the cells and instantly energises every part of your body.
This latest addition demonstrates that QNET, in keeping up with their ......read more
UAE, Dubai - December 13, 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of the 2nd edition of the Dubai Health Forum, which will take place on January 15-16, 2018 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
The first edition of the forum in 2017 attracted over 2,200 attendees from 16 countries with over 40 speakers, 4 workshops, 8 panel sessions and 11 health talks over the course of two days.
Attendees included high-level speakers including ministers from UAE & Oman, City Mayors, noble peace prize winner, Paralympians, head of international organisations and other international guest speakers.
HE Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 13 December 2017 – The fight against childhood obesity has found strong and determined allies in both public and private sectors globally, and has spurred new approaches aimed at addressing the growing cases of obesity among children throughout the world.
Seeking to find new ways to solve childhood obesity, the first Abu Dhabi Childhood Obesity Forum, organised by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi in partnership with MEED, has invited local and international experts and advocates who presented the very latest initiatives designed to reverse the threats posed by obesity on the future of the world’s children.
Dr. Shatha Al Ghazali, Head of Cancer Prevention at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi sees the school environment as playing a critical role in the ......read more
Hospital Innovates in Landscaping Irrigation
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. December 12, 2017: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has reduced the amount of water it uses by nearly a third as part of its ongoing attempts to become one of the greenest hospitals in the region.
Located in the Arabian Peninsula, where rainfall is scarce and surrounded only by salt water, the UAE is charged with cutting its reliance on desalination plants.
The hospital reduced the amount of domestic water it was using by 30 percent - saving more than four Olympic swimming pools worth of water per month - in the nine months to the end of September 2017.
According to a report released today by the hospital’s inhouse sustainability team, monthly water usage within the hospital fell from 28,787 cubic meters in December 2016 to 19,830 ......read more
“Meet the Experts in Men’s Health on the Public Day this Wednesday”
Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11 December 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the first edition of Men’s Health Congress, focusing exclusively on men’s health, will be held from the 13th to the 15th of December this year, at the Mohammed bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.
The 3-day Men’s Health Congress is a highly specialized conference and exhibition, delving deeply into 3 core areas of men’s physical health, mental health and social well-being and covering various topics including Male Hormones, Prostate Cancer, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, ......read more
Basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of three types of the most curable cancers
Dubai becomes first government body in the world to provide this type of cancer screening and treatment under the basic benefit plan.
All Dubai visa holders who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover now are eligible for screening as per international best practice screening criteria and thus treatment of these three types of cancer.
Types of cancers covered are: breast, colorectal and cervical cancer.
This has been possible because of the joint initiatives of the Authority, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 10, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the launch of a Basmah initiative, ......read more
RAK Hospital and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, collaborate to provide comprehensive fertility services to RAK, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Fujairah
December 10, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Residents of Ras Al Khaimah will now have access to comprehensive fertility services as Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, a company of Bourn Hall International, and RAK Hospital partner to launch the first fertility clinic in the Emirate. The collaboration ensures top-of-the-line IVF consultancy and intervention at the doorstep of RAK residents, who were earlier travelling to other emirates for fertility treatments. The clinic primarily provides IVF consultation, along with the medical management of genetic disorders, such as genetic screening to avoid hereditary diseases.
At least one in four couples in the ......read more
87% do not realise that diet is a huge (80%) contributing factor to a healthy BMI
Only 15% know that a child’s puppy fat converts into real weight by the ages of 10 to 11 years old
Dubai, 10th December, 2017: King’s College Hospital London in the UAE today announced the results of a study it commissioned to assess awareness levels of parents in the Emirates around child obesity, with a focus on body mass index (BMI)*, their children’s eating habits, as well as their perception of puppy fat. The study is part of an effort to better understand the factors responsible for the rising incidence of child obesity in the UAE.
Despite parents’ emphasis on their children’s health, the study observed that several parents may be touched by ‘BMI blindness.’ ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 December, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Diabetes Centre, a multidisciplinary diabetes management facility, was recognised by The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) as a Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care and as a Centre of Education.
IDF comprises of over 230 national diabetes associations in 165 countries, and has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950. The Dubai Diabetes Centre is the first and only such centre recognized within the United Arab Emirates.
Dr Ahmad Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA, said: “We are delighted that the Dubai Diabetes Centre is recognized in both categories, which is a remarkable achievement. Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care includes centres that provide the whole range of ......read more
IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase
Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2017: The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate. According to the DHA report entitled ‘Dubai Annual Health Statistical Report 2016,’ in 2016, the total fertility rate (TFR), or the average number of children a woman would have during her reproductive years, in the emirate was 5.2 per woman for nationals - which correlates with the emirate’s goals – and 1.7 for non-national women. A total of 31,887 live births were recorded in Dubai during the same period, making a Crude Birth Rate (CBR) of 12.4 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Bedaya ( the beginning) programme for new recruits at the Authority.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “ We consider the employees at the Authority to be one family and the Bedaya program is an excellent initiative to help newly joined employees understand the mission, vision and functioning of the Authority so that they can add their creative inputs and help us achieve our vision of a healthier and happier community.”
The DHA currently has more than 12,200 employees. In 2017, more than 600 employees joined the 47 year-old organisation and this month 120 new recruits will be the first to participate in the Bedaya programme.
Amna ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai International Marine Club, led a star-studded line-up for the start of the Dubai Sports Council’s DXB 24HR Walkathon on Thursday morning, as hundreds of enthusiastic hoi polloi mingled with top Dubai Government officials and Emirati celebrities at the second edition of this unique community-focused event.
Sheikh Mansoor was joined at the 7.30am start by His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC); Major-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police; Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Naturalisation and Residency Dubai (DNRD); and Major General Obaid Muhair Bin Suroor, Deputy Director General of the General ......read more
Dubai, November 23, 2017: In collaboration with the General Pensions and Social Security Authority (GPSSA), Pure Health Company organized a workshop to raise the awareness of the company's employees working in the company's medical laboratories about the Federal Pension and Social Security Law as well as GPSSA procedures. This workshop is held as part of the company's efforts to maximize the number of national human resources within its laboratory network for the sake of achieving its vision towards Emiratisation of this important sector.
The workshop was attended by representatives from Pure Health Headquarters and 110 laboratory members, and it was presented from GPSSA by H.E Mr. Mohamed Saqer Al Hammadi, Director of the Customers Happiness Department, who emphasized that GPSSA is keen to cooperate with the private ......read more
23 November 2017, Dubai, UAE: This World Anti-Obesity Day, experts are calling for parents to introduce more exercise and healthy eating into their children’s daily lives to prevent the emerging obesity epidemic in the region, and help prevent the psychological effects of obesity.
Childhood obesity has emerged as a major health challenge around the globe affecting more than 41 million children worldwide, and forecasted to reach 70 million by 2025, if current trends continue . According to the World Health Organisation, over 17% of children in the UAE are classed as obese . The effects of obesity extend to the community and finances of the country and it is currently costing the UAE $6 billion per year .
The psychological effects of obesity are overwhelmingly evident according to ......read more
The first hospital to offer the Magseed technology for more accurate detection and removal of breast lumps and lesions
Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017: Medcare Women and Children hospital has introduced the most advanced technology for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous breast tumours and lesions in the Middle East. The precision offered by the Magseed system will enable a safer, faster and more comfortable patient experience.
The increased awareness about breast cancer and mammographic screening has led to more frequent detection of breast lesions (tissue which has suffered damage through injury or disease) and lumps. In many cases, a lesion is not easily visible or detectable for targeted treatment. Therefore, the key to successful management of these non- detectable lesions is having an accurate location of ......read more
Unprecedented global-first initiative brought together public and private sector players to drive city-wide movement that encouraged residents and visitors of all ages and fitness levels to commit to 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days by providing free sports, workout classes, pop-up gyms, weekend fitness carnivals and expert advice
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 21 November 2017: Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, upped the sporting ante over the last month, with 786,000 citizens and residents of all ages and fitness levels officially registering to participate. Dubai readily accepted the ‘Challenge’ posed by His Highness to get moving and embrace a ......read more
Dubai, November 19, 2017: Pure Health, a healthcare services company dedicated to empowering healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better, has become one of the first in the UAE healthcare to pioneer the latest SAP Technology Solutions to deliver excellence through quality service and health solutions.
Pure Health’s strategy is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to enhance the UAE’s position as a global center for futuristic healthcare.
The SAP Go-Live ceremony was held recently at the Pure Health head office in Business Bay, Dubai. Mr. Zakaria Haltout, Head of Global Channels and General Business – MENA at SAP, Mr. Mohamed Khan, Channel Head SAP Global Partner Organization in MENA and Mr. Muhammad Hammad, Account Manager at SAP ......read more
30-day initiative came to a spectacular end during closing weekend carnival at Dubai Festival City on 18 November
Appearance by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua
Guinness World Records verified new record set by attendees
Incredible fireworks display brought DFC to a close
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 November 2017: The first Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) came to a spectacular close over the weekend, capping an immensely successful month of the inaugural movement that saw Dubai residents and visitors energised to clock in at least 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 straight days. This global first, which launched on 20 October with the aim of making Dubai the most active city in the world, closed with the last of its series of high-octane fitness carnivals at Dubai Festival City on 17-18 ......read more
Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,highlights the importance of regular fertility screening for men; offers complimentary screening from November 20th to 30th
November 19, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Regular fertility screening for men is just as important as it is for women, since most men are unaware of physical issues that could lead to infertility, warn doctors at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai. Survey results also state that in around 50 percent of the cases, problems with men could be the cause of fertility issues. To highlight the importance, this Movember, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, is offering complimentary fertility screening for men from November 20 to November 30 at its clinic premises.
Infertility in men could be because of a number of reasons. One of the common causes is varicocele, which is basically ......read more
Participating in the inauguration lap with cancer survivors
More than 2,000 participants attend to support cancer patients and raise donations
Walkathon is first Relay for Life to take place in MENA region
Event part of the global Relay for Life movement organised by the American Cancer Society since 1985
Sharjah, November 17, 2017: With the participation of more than 2,000 people, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), today (Friday), launched the region’s first ever Relay for Life at the American University of Sharjah, a 24-hour walkathon aimed at generating publicity and funds for the fight against cancer.
Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, who is the International ......read more
Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, highlights the top 6 myths about prostate cancer
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – November, 16th 2017: Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer in the US. Moreover, it is second most common cause of cancer death next to pulmonary cancer in the US. A 2015 report of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi points out that 20 per cent of the cancers diagnosed annually among males in the UAE are prostate cancer.
While Prostate cancer is an extremely serious disease, it is curable and can be medically treated. However, lack of awareness about this health condition triggers a number of misconceptions. Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital ......read more
[DUBAI, ABU DHABI] Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2017 Conference and Exhibition.
This year’s event was led by Guest of Honour His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and attended by over 350 delegates.
The first day morning saw the recognition of numerous achievements in the UAE and GCC including an unprecedented number of recipients in the Middle East for the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Adoption Model (EMRAM) and Outpatient EMRAM Award. Other Awards given out included the DHA Recognition Awards, Heathcare IT Leader Hall of Fame Awards and ......read more
The “Blue Ring Challenge” mass screening and charity initiative inaugurated by Dubai Police Head of Medical Committee
Register online and get diabetes screening worth 700 dirhams for just 1 dirham
For each screening and registration, the center to donate Dhs 1 to charity
Just 15-20 minutes of exercise can drop the sugar level by approximately 20 percent in diabetic patients
Win lucky draw prizes like IPhone X, Smart Gear, bicycles and family annual health checkup vouchers.
November 15,2017; Dubai, UAE: To commemorate World Diabetes Day, Dubai RAK Diabetes Center kicked-off a month long campaign against diabetes for Dubai residents, with an aim to create awareness on the importance of exercise to lower sugar levels. The ‘Blue Ring Challenge’ was inaugurated by Brig. Dr Ali ......read more
From Guinness World Record attempts and an appearance from Anthony Joshua, to dragon boat racing and fireworks – Dubai Festival City is the place to celebrate the Dubai Fitness Challenge finale
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14 November 2017: Following the announcement that it will be hosting the first ever Dubai Fitness Challenge closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th, Dubai Festival City has revealed some of the event highlights set to take place during the weekend. Soon coming to an epic close, the Dubai Fitness Challenge, was especially designed to inspire Dubai’s citizens, residents and visitors to boost their physical activity by committing to a minimum of 30 minutes of daily activity for 30 days
The two action packed days will see everything from dragon boat racing and ninja warriors to sunset yoga on the ......read more
Dr. Zaid Al Aubaidi, Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic & Pediatric Spine Surgeon, lists down the top Non-Disease Orthopedic Issues in Children
29th June 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Every day, children are born with various orthopedic problems that can seriously affect their lives, if they are not treated well in time. Orthopedic conditions in children occur because their bodies including their bones, muscles and joints are still developing. These problems are primarily of the bone, joint, spine and limb development in the growing child. These problems can be congenital (i.e. ......read more
UAE, June 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has closed several medical and pharmaceutical establishments nationwide for one to four months, depending on their violations, following inspections conducted by the Health Governance Department. The inspections were undertaken to ensure that all health facilities operating in the UAE are compliant with existing health regulations.
Monitoring was also done amidst reports concerning safety violations by a number of health facilities in the country. The violations included poor storage of medicines and other pharmaceutical ......read more
UAE, June 28, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the launch of its new electronic suggestion scheme platform; “Afkari”. The newly launched Idea management Hub will be available through the internal and external MOHAP portals, giving the employees the opportunity to propose ideas and suggestions. The ministry will facilitate and implement the best proposed ideas that will lead to the development of its services and to achieve the happiness of its employees and customers.
H.E. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health & Prevention, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 27 June, 2017 – The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has stated that it’s following closely the food recall warning on FDA’s website in regards to Bulletproof 360, Inc. recalling five Collagen Protein Bar and Bite products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The affected products were distributed between April 7, 2017 and June 12, 2017 in U.S. retail stores and on bulletproof.com and sent to customers in different countries, including UAE.
MOCCAE urges UAE ......read more
UAE, June 22, 2017- Prime Healthcare Group signed an agreement with Etisalat to provide an end-to-end managed services solution for their entire network infrastructure. The project will provide faster, secure and reliable communication enabling Prime Healthcare Group to improve their business efficiency and enhance their security across its countrywide operations.
Salvador Anglada, Chief Business Officer said: “In the healthcare business; confidentiality of patient information, timely response and access to the best medical expertise is of utmost significance to build a ......read more
Follow simple rules of thumb to stay well hydrated, which will make the flight a more pleasant part of your trip
Dubai, UAE, June 22 2017: With schools breaking for summer holidays, chances are you’ve planned your upcoming vacation. You've spent hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars planning your vacation, but at most times long haul flights can be like a drain, sucking all the moisture out of your skin and leaving you feeling tired and dry. This is the last thing you want to experience, particularly when you arrive at your destination. In order to beat the jet lag and stay ......read more
UAE, June 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lundbeck to raise community awareness on mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer's disease, among others.
Present during the signing ceremony were H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention; H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector; and from Lundbeck, Emad Wajih, Regional Manager for the Gulf and the ......read more
UAE, June 20, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention and Chairman for Supreme Pharmacovigilance committee, announced that the Ministry of Health and Prevention has recently issued four administrative circulars to withdraw some batches of a pharmaceutical product and medical devices from the local market. The move was in pursuant of Federal Law No. (4) of 1983 concerning pharmaceuticals and related companies and Ministerial Resolution No. (366) of 2010 governing withdrawal, suspension, or ......read more
20 June 2017
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the Salem Medical Fitness System to facilitate preparation of medical examination applications online for companies with over 50 employees and selected typing centres.
Eligible employers can register with the DHA through the Salem portal. Login credentials will be sent within 15 business days of submitting the request. Copies of corporate documents, including establishment cards and business license, must be provided for successful registration.
Medical examination ......read more
UAE, June 19, 2017- Ministry of Health and Prevention participated, as part of the UAE delegation led by TRA, in the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017, which is the world's largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The Forum is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD. As part of the program, the UAE delegation visited Mr. Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General to brief him about the UAE ICT advancement and vision.
MOHAP represented by Mr. Ali Alajmi, Director, Information Technology Department, and Ms. Mubaraka ......read more
UAE, June 19, 2017 - In adherence with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by its Hospitals Sector, held the second laboratory to develop framework to reduce cancer and heart disease indicators. The workshop was held at the JW Marriot Marquis hotel, and witnessed the attendance of Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for MOHAP’s Hospitals Sector, and Dr. Muna Al Kuwari, Director of Specialized care management and ......read more
UAE, June 19, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently opened a mobile clinic at Al Muhaisnah Health Center to help people stop smoking in line with the National Tobacco Control Program implemented under the theme ‘I quit and now it is your turn.’ From Al Muhaisnah Health Center, the mobile clinic will move to Mirdif City Center where it will stay until June 22, 2017.
H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics Sector, led the opening of the mobile clinic in a ceremony held at Al the ......read more
UAE, June 18, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre, commemorated World Blood Donor Day under the theme ‘give blood , give now , give often.’ It held a special event to honour regular blood donors and supporters of blood transfusion services which was attended by H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector; Safia Al Shamsi, Director of Laboratories and Blood Bank; and Mona Sulaiman Al Ali, Managing Director of the Sharjah Blood ......read more
UAE, June 18, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has successfully hosted and organized a series of community and charity based initiatives for both the Holy Month of Ramadan and the commemoration of Zayed Humanitarian Day--complementing the Ministry's aims of further promoting its core values, which includes social responsibility, enhancing feelings of solidarity and social cohesion, developing the spirit of volunteerism and charity work and introducing joy and pleasure to the hearts of the oppressed. The initiatives were held with the participation of the Ministry's ......read more
Dubai, June 17th, 2017: Hamad Sultan Khamis Khalfan Al-Yahyaee, 18-year old UAE national from Abu Dhabi, and his younger brother Mohamed have reclaimed the beats of life after successful heart transplantations at the Gleneagles Global Health City hospital in Chennai, India.
Hamad and Mohammed’s family – that had earlier lost a child to heart failure - couldn’t thank the Almighty more, not to mention the families of the two Indian heart donors, for bringing happiness back to their home.
The two siblings were referred to Gleneagles after they were diagnosed with an ......read more
Aster Volunteers programme comes in line with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative
As part of Aster Volunteers program, medical aid is being provided in Al Zaatari, Al Azraq & Erbid Syrian refugee camps in Jordan.
Two containers of Salma Food packets worth AED 1.5 million will be dispatched to famine affected areas in Somalia, Africa, in partnership with the Government of Dubai – Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 June, 2017: Aster DM Healthcare announced the launch of the ‘Aster Volunteers’ ......read more
Coagulation tests measure a person's blood clotting ability, which can help clinicians assess risks of excessive bleeding or clotting
The CP3000 coagulation system can optimize laboratory workflow and expedite the time to produce accurate test results
The system’s compact design and high-throughput testing capabilities make it one of the most efficient coagulation systems on the market
DUBAI, June 15, 2017: Today, Abbott announced that the Sekisui CP3000 coagulation system, a fully automated analyzer that tests bleeding and clotting function in blood, is now ......read more
Reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, the camp continues throughout the holy month, providing guidance on health matters related to diabetes, cardio, eye, diet and wellness
June 14, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Keeping in line with the teachings of Ramadan, and reflecting the spirit of the Year of Giving, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is currently running a month-long health camp at its premises. The camp provides visitors with a detailed analysis of their health, advising them on ways to control and manage their ailments while fasting. The health checks, scheduled from ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 14th June: Abstaining from food and water during the hot summer month of Ramadan might be challenging, however for most Muslims, the holy month presents an opportunity to increase the spiritual connection and physical well-being.
“The holy month of Ramadan is a perfect time to get strong – physically and mentally. By taking the focus away from food, you have room to focus on more enriching and important things in life. However, with the long hours of fasting, many question how to stay fit during Ramadan. While staying fit and healthy is no ......read more
UAE Genetic Diseases Association and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre step up efforts towards awareness among UAE community
Economic impact of prevention-based approach will give the highest returns in the long run
Genetic testing is the key to improving the quality of genes in consanguineous marriages
June 13, 2017; Dubai, UAE: According to the World Health Organisation, the most cost-effective strategy for reducing the burden of genetic disorders is to complement disease management with prevention programmes.
“We strongly believe that prevention is the key to ......read more
UAE, June 13, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention recently signed an agreement with Pfizer-Gulf to raise local community awareness on infectious diseases and highlight the role of preventive measures and vaccinations in building a sustainable and healthy environment according to local and international policies and legislations.
In the presence of Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention, the agreement was signed at the Ministry’s office in Dubai by Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al-Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health ......read more
UAE, June 12, 2017 - The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Health Centers and Clinics Department, organized a training workshop on life skills, under the theme ‘Education and Training for the Prevention of Psychological and Physical Risks.’ The workshop was held at the Sharjah Training and development Center, and witnessed the attendance of Dr. Laila Al Jasmi, Deputy Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine, in addition to a number of employees from the same department, the Human Resources Department, and the Customer Service Centre. ......read more
The campaign is planned in line with UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ programme
Dubai, June 12, 2017: Century Financial Brokers, the region's leading financial brokerage firm and online trading service provider, has launched the “Health, Wealth & Happiness” (HWH) initiative this holy month of Ramadan. This is in keeping with the UAE's President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2017 being the ‘Year of Giving’.
Century Financial Brokers has launched this campaign to create an atmosphere of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11 June, 2017 – Following the information circulated about Chocolate maker Mars recalling some of its stock of Galaxy, Malteasers and Minstrels confectionery from markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland, due to the potential presence of salmonella, the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has contacted Mars UAE and reassured consumers that the products available locally are not imported from either the UK or Ireland.
Majd Mohamed Al Herbawi, Director of Food Safety Department at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2017: Women often experience pelvic pain while menstruating and heavy flow during menstruation. Most times women often disregard the pain believing it to be the usual period pain which will get better after those 5 days. This is one of the most common myths associated with Endometriosis. Pelvic pain during menstruation is one of the most common symptoms of Endometriosis often considered period pain. Women believe that sever pain during periods is normal and is caused because they have a low threshold for pain. Periods are not always meant to be painful and ......read more
UAE, June 7, 2017- Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health & Prevention in UAE, the Ministry of Health & Prevention has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanofi to initiate comprehensive measures for the prevention of non-communicable diseases in the country.
H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector and Public Health, and Jean-Paul Scheuer, Country Chair and General Manager, Gulf Countries, Sanofi, signed the MoU at ......read more
Importance of correct posture and back-bone health highlighted.
June 7, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: As a community initiative and to acknowledge the tireless efforts of cab drivers, RAK Hospital distributed Iftaar packages to hundreds of cabbies in Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday. This year, taking a step further, the hospital has also offered drivers a chance to avail free neck and back assessment and subsequent consultation with the specialist doctor to ease the discomfort that comes from prolonged sitting behind the wheel. The initiative has been successful in boosting the morale of the cab ......read more
UAE, June 7, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Jafza, a DP World company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in the country.
The Memorandum was signed at Jafza head office by Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under Secretary of Public Health and Licensing Policy at the Ministry of Health and Protection and Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO Jafza and Senior Vice President and General Manager of DP World, UAE Region. Senior Ministry and Jafza officials were also present.
Under the agreement, ......read more
UAE, June 6, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) announced that it has successfully examined 453 women of all nationalities, since the launch of its free breast cancer screening campaign. The campaign was launched to raise awareness about the importance of detecting cancer in its early stages. It is scheduled to continue until 15 June, and supports the wise leadership’s declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving.
Dr. Ayesha Abdullah, head of the Early Breast Cancer Screening Campaign Team, noted that the campaign successfully oversaw the screening of 241 women in ......read more
The summit, organized by Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care Companies, discussed latest innovations and trends in the management of the disease to improve public health outcomes
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 06, 2017: With one in 11 people living with diabetes worldwide, the disease is one of the largest global health emergencies of the twenty-first century. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is no exception, with four countries among the top 10 globally in terms of prevalence in this region.
As part of its commitment to diabetes management ......read more
A 58 year old female British patient* had struggled with mobility for more than five decades and was experiencing severe pain and restricted movement for the past year
Doctors at Aster Hospital, Mankhool diagnosed a dislocated hip, a birth defect that had gone undetected at all the life-cycle stages when such a condition is likely to be diagnosed
A total hip replacement surgery by a team of Aster experts saw the patient walking within 24 hours of the surgery.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 June, 2017: A 58 year old British woman successfully underwent ......read more
UAE, June 6, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to all medical facilities and hospitals to withdraw Brilinta 90 mg batch number JB504 by AstraZeneca, with immediate effect because of wrong packaging. The medicine, which is used in patients with heart attack and stroke, has been withdrawn because the package contains another drug called Zurampic (Lesinurad) 200mg tablet, also manufactured by AstraZeneca.
H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, and ......read more
UAE, June 6, 2017- Cerner Middle East & Africa today announced the appointment of two additional general managers to strengthen its client engagement model in the Middle East. Adrian Dey has been appointed as the new general manager for Qatar, and Michael Schelper, chief operating officer in the Middle East & Africa, will take on the additional role of general manager for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait.
The move comes at a time when Cerner Middle East & Africa has established a strong presence in the region and is working with client organizations to support a focus ......read more
UAE, June 5, 2017- Al Baraha Hospital organized and event to celebrate World Hypertension Day, launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017 to raise awareness about the importance of detecting and treating high blood pressure at an early stage. The event was also organized in adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving, to achieve the vision of Al Baraha Hospital and the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), to provide the UAE with distinguished health services, according to the highest international standards, while working to combat and raise awareness ......read more
June 4, 2017: The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by the Statistics and Research Center, signed a service level agreement with the Friends of Cancer Patients Society in Sharjah and its Pink Convoy initiative, to strengthen institutional cooperation in research and statistics, to develop the UAE’s National Cancer Registry. The agreement was signed at the Ministry’s head office in Dubai by Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAPS’s Health Centers and Clinics Sector, and H.E. Sawsan Al Fahoum Jafar, Chairman of the Board of ......read more
The Dubai-based healthcare solutions provider addresses patients’ needs from the comfort of their own homes
Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2017: Studies indicate that the comfort and familiar surroundings of a patient’s own home can maximize the healing process, reduce recovery times and increase overall wellbeing. As Dubai’s population continues to grow, so has the demand for a professional at-home healthcare service which addresses the changing needs of the community, from post-operative and palliative care, to maternity care to elderly assistance.
Fully ......read more
UAE, June 1, 2017 - In adherence with the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving, the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP), represented by Al Baraha Hospital, organized a free medical consultation for workers, employees and their families. The free consultation was organized in cooperation with Drydocks world, and aimed to raise awareness about the importance of regular check-ups and introduce the community to the services offered by Al Baraha Hospital.
Dr. Ahmed Al-Khadim, Director of Al-Baraha Hospital, noted that the consultations were organized in adherence with ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May, 2017: Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Arab Health, a unique international collaboration sees fruition this Ramadan as a Dubai resident receives the region’s first ever fully 3D printed prosthetic leg.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the DHA, said: “ In line with the vision His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the DHA has prioritised fostering the development of future ......read more
UAE, May 31, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) has signed an agreement with Roche Pharmaceutical Company to strengthen the UAE’s strategic drug stockpile, by adding 76 categories of drugs to aid in severe cases and emergency situations.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of MOHAP’s Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center, and Abdulrahman Sabra, General Manager at Roche Pharmaceutical Middle East FZCO – UAE. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health & Prevention was ......read more
The clinic will offer specialty medical care services including Dental, Family Medicine, Gynecology, ENT, Orthopaedic, Pediatric, Physiotherapist, X-ray and Dermatology
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 May 2017: In the presence of Mr. Hamad Ahmed Hamad Bin Suqat Al Falasi, Chairman of Bin Sougat group, Medcare, the premium healthcare division of Aster DM Healthcare, inaugurated a new state-of-the-art clinic in Bin Sougat. The facility is in close proximity to Al Rashidiya Area, Garhoud, Khawaneej, Al Tawwar and Nid al Shaba, and aims to serve the healthcare needs of the Emirati ......read more
UAE, May 29, 2017- To develop local talent in the region and support nationalization programs throughout the Middle East, Cerner Middle East & Africa today announced the launch of the Cerner Masouliya (meaning “responsibility” in Arabic) program.
This program is designed to provide nationals in the region with knowledge in health care and information technology, as well as to develop skills to help their respective health care organizations transform the medical system in their countries.
Masouliya is aligned with the initiatives of multiple governments in ......read more
UAE, May 28, 2017- The Ministry of Health & Prevention’s (MOHAP) Department of Health Education and Promotion, won first place in the ‘Best Community Sport Initiative’ competition, for its smart application, ‘Heroes of Health.’ The competition was organized by the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare, under the patronage of His Excellency (H.E.) Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, and Chairman of the General Authority for Youth and Sports Welfare.
Dr. Fadila Mohammed Sharif, Director of Health ......read more
Around 43% of people with MS had stopped working within three years of diagnosis. This figure rose to 70% after ten years.
The overall MS (Multiple Sclerosis) prevalence in the Arabian Gulf region is 31-55 MS cases per 100,000 in the whole population.
The prevalence rate of MS in UAE is 54.77 per 100,000 in the whole population, with the mean age of onset at 26.6 years.
Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017: Marking World MS Day observed on 31 May every year, renowned experts in UAE have come together to garner the support of medical associations, government and the ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 28th May 2017: According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention on an average, children are exposed to more secondhand smoke than nonsmoking adults. Two out of every five children aged 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke in the United States. It can come from a cigarette, cigar, or pipe.
Scientific studies show that there can be around 4000 chemicals in cigarette smoke; at least 250 are known to cause disease. They can be breathed in by anyone near a smoker. Some of these chemicals are: Tar, which has many chemicals in it some of which cause cancer, ......read more
UAE, May 28, 2017- Prime Hospital, Dubai’s leading private, multi speciality hospital, has recently been accredited with the ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), an internationally recognized healthcare leader committed to advancing the safety, efficacy and efficiency of surgical care worldwide. Dr. Neil Hutcher, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President, SRC, headed the team that conducted the inspection of Prime Hospital.
The ‘Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery’ program is a ......read more
V-Kool helps protect against dehydration by welcoming Dubai summer on a safer note
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28, May 2017: Being under the sun or even indirect sun for long periods of time requires one’s body to work hard to keep itself cool, so the first rule in protecting yourself from dehydration this Ramadan is preventing heat exposure. However, what are the possibilities of being affected by heat when one is already under shade in their vehicle?
With temperatures expected to soar above 40 degrees Celsius this summer and Ramadan, vehicular heat strokes can easily be ......read more
UAE, May 27, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention hosted the third workshop on unified patient record database, in the presence of coordinating committee members from concerned health authorities and government bodies such as Abu Dhabi Health Authority, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai Healthcare City, Emirates Identity Authority, and Purehealth.
H.E. Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Support Services Sector, led the opening of the workshop to emphasize the importance of the unified database project. H.E. said that coordination and integrated support from all ......read more
UAE, May 27, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has signed an agreement with Novartis Middle East to enhance the country’s health security and ensure sufficient medical supplies during emergency cases, including 41 pharmaceutical products and other life-saving medicines.
The signing ceremony was attended by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, and Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations Center, and Mohamed Ezzeddine, Regional Director - Gulf Region, ......read more
Former Real Madrid star, Michel Salgado, is the Director of Spanish Soccer School in Dubai
According to a Premier League Youth Soccer Study, under 14 and under 16 players sustain the highest number of injuries during training
3M Healthcare Business emphasizes the importance of sports-care for the UAE youth in partnership with Dubai Sports City and the Spanish Soccer School
Dubai, UAE, 27 May 2017: 3M Healthcare Business today announced that it is sponsoring the Spanish Soccer School, where Michel Salgado, the former Real Madrid player, is director. In doing so, ......read more
Shall help revolutionize emergency care, saving thousands of lives with immediate availability of emergency responders during the Golden Hour , through leveraging technology and training.
As part of “Aster Volunteers” programme Aster DM Healthcare initiates 3,00,000 new BLS training for Volunteers over the next 3 years across India & GCC for widening its current pool of 2,00,000 BLS Trained people
President of India met the Delegates from Aster DM Healthcare along with ministers and MPs for a pre-launch brief of “Aster Emergency App” ......read more