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    Latifa Hospital's NICU Receives 1058 Admissions in 2019.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 September, 2020: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children revealed that it’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is the largest NICU in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, admitted 1058 babies in 2019, compared to 967 in 2018. Out of the 1058 admissions in the NICU, 31 per cent (329) were preterm babies, in addition to almost 10 per cent (96 babies) with low birth weight due to Intrauterine Growth Retardation. Dr Mahmoud Saleh El Halik, Consultant Neonatologist and Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Latifa Hospital revealed that in 2019, the NICU received 11 babies below 500 grams; adding that the smallest was 420 grams.  The hospital has an average of 4000 deliveries per year. The NICU has a highly experienced team that provides care and management for extremely more

    Heart Attack Patient Undergoes Rare Lifesaving Procedure Usually Used for Dissolving Kidney Stones

    • A sixty-eight-year-old Indian man undergoes rare life saving procedure after 90% arterial calcified blockage • Intravascular lithotripsy opens the door for some difficult heart cases with a safer device as compared to other artery drilling services in the UAE   United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020:  A 68-year-old Indian man suffered a severe heart attack on early this September.  After being rushed to a nearby hospital, the doctors discovered a 90% arterial blockage and recommended coronary bypass surgery.  However due to his comorbidities the doctors declined angioplasty as deemed too risky in their opinion.    The patient was transferred to Al Zahra Hospital Dubai where the Cardiology team assess the patient and concluded that he can be managed equally well more

    Euronews Investigates How the UAE is Using Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Education to Combat COVID-19 Related Issues

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th September 2020:  The UAE’s use of Artificial Intelligence has accelerated in the healthcare and education sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Europe’s leading international news channel, Euronews, spoke to leaders in healthcare and education to discover the positives and negatives that AI use has had within these sectors, and what this means for the future in AI tech in the Middle East.  Speaking to Euronews at one of the largest dedicated AI events in the world, AI Everything, Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, United Arab Emirates said: “The issue with the pandemic, is that it's a moving target - it spreads very fast. There's a lot of touch points so you can't really, have people go and sift through all of the data to more

    Medcare Partners with InterSystems to Implement World-Class Healthcare Information System

    Dubai, September 16, 2020:  Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium healthcare provider, has signed an agreement with InterSystems, a creative data technology provider dedicated to helping customers solve the most critical scalability, interoperability, and speed problems, to implement InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system across all its four hospitals and 15 medical centres in Dubai and Sharjah. The implementation reinforces Medcare’s commitment to providing the most advanced healthcare services in the region. Investing in TrakCare offers the solution of a secure, electronic medical record that will give easy, quick and unified access to information about any of its patients to authorized clinicians. Deployed in the cloud, the TrakCare Electronic Medical Record System more

    Mubadala Healthcare Supports Department of Health – Abu Dhabi In Offering Comprehensive Remote Care Program for Patients With Chronic Diseases

    4,351 chronically ill residents were identified as candidates for sustainable care model  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 15 September 2020:   Following on the success of the remote care program launch in partnership with Abu Dhabi Public Health Center and Department of Health to manage COVID-19 patients in home isolation, Mubadala Healthcare providers have collaborated to develop a sustainable remote healthcare program for patients with chronic illnesses who are aged 60 and above.    It has been estimated that there are over 12,000 elderly patients across the emirate of Abu Dhabi who suffer from heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other chronic illnesses. This segment of the community would benefit from the convenience of the remote program and the safety it offers during the pandemic in the form of more

    A Team of UAE Residents Found their Breakthrough Moment with An Innovation That Could Revolutionize the Way We Walk into Our Homes

    The “Wellcome Mat” Is Ready to Protect the Homes of UAE Residents, and The World!   United Arab Emirates,  September 14, 2020:  In the last couple of months, life seems to have taken a wild spin towards uncertain terrain for most citizens of the world. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, normality has been challenged more than ever before, making us put large question marks on things that would have otherwise been unchallenged parts of our daily routines. Our perception of hygiene, germs, and bacteria has since heightened causing people to think twice and thrice about how germs can find their way into their homes. It was this very thought process, that fueled UAE residents Bassam F., his daughter Maya F, and their cofounder Abdul Aziz E. to create the  innovative concept of the Wellcome more

    Dubai Health Authority Completes First-of-its Kind Study on Incidence and Trends of Seasonal Influenza in the Emirate

    • First-of-its-kind Dubai study on the trends and incidence of seasonal influenza. • Almost 30,000 samples studied. • According to the study, almost half of the total seasonal influenza cases were among students less than ten years of age in Dubai.  • Public health specialists advocate the need to get the seasonal flu vaccine, especially in light of COVID-19 and especially for high-risk individuals.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the results of the 2017 to 2019 study on influenza incidence and trends in Dubai.   The results were discussed during a webinar organized by the authority to discuss seasonal influenza in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was moderated by Dr. Hamid Yahya more

    DHA Reemphasizes Preventive Measures for Students

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 September, 2020: Dubai Health Authority discusses the importance of reiterating certain basic precautionary measures to empower school-going children and the need for families to adopt a sanitization routine once children return home from school.     Dr Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section in the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Public Health Protection Department says that while school-going kids would have settled into the new normal, it is important to speak with children regularly so that parents can notice if the child has settled in or is experiencing any uneasiness or anxiety.   She also emphasised the importance of health tips that parents should keep reminding their children of regularly.   Do and don’ts at more

    Dr. Ahmed from Burjeel Hospital Shares 8 Tips to Prevent the Flu

    United Arab Emirates,  09 September 2020:  Flu is the most common infectious disease that millions of people worldwide get infected each year. While most of them recover within a week, an unfortunate lose their life to the seasonal flu virus. The flu is a respiratory infection that can affect anyone across any age, causing mild to severe symptoms. The most common symptoms of the flu include fever, body aches, runny nose, coughing, sore throat, fatigue.  According to Dr. Ahmed Mohamed Abdelaal, Consultant – Pediatrics at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi, the change of season makes it all the more vulnerable for people to catch the flu among many other reasons. Dr.Ahmed says that people come into contact with viruses and bacteria all the time. But during the cold and flu season, catching a cold or the flu occurs more more

    The UAE is Set for 4 Days of Free Fitness

    FITNESS 4 EVERYBODY TO KICK OFF ON 17-20 SEPTEMBER   United Arab Emirates,  September 09, 2020:  The UAE is set for 4 days of free fitness on 17-20 September, as the region’s fitness industry unites in a unique campaign to provide Fitness 4 EveryBody, making fitness more accessible and encouraging UAE residents to make health and wellbeing their top priority in the wake of the pandemic. In the first activation of its kind, the Fitness 4 EveryBody initiative will see more than 20 influential fitness providers offering free access or free classes (online and in-person) at over 60 locations across the UAE for the 4-day event. Organized with the support of Dubai Sports Council, participating fitness providers include Fitness First, GymNation, Gold’s Gym, Fitness 360, MetroFitt, The Platform Studios, more

    SEHA Reopens the Rehabilitation Department at Al Ain Hospital

    • The rehabilitation department provides physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology treatments • Al Ain Hospital has worked tirelessly to implement robust safety measures and processes that keep you and your families protected, maintaining the outstanding standards we are known for.   Abu Dhabi, September 09  2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has reopened the rehabilitation department in Al Ain Hospital, resuming the provision of world class medical care to its patients. The rehabilitation department, which is located in a building separate from the main hospital facility, provides specialized services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.     Sumaya Al Hammadi, Director of the Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy Center, Al more

    Portuguese Tourist Gets New Lease of Life After Cancerous Tumour Removal Procedure in Dubai

    • Procedure was carried out in Rashid Hospital using a minimally-invasive technique.  • Patient was discharged three days after the procedure was performed successfully.  • Patient says she hoped to receive treatment in Dubai after her husband’s life saving cardiac procedure was also performed in Rashid Hospital three years ago.  • The Portuguese couple have been visiting Dubai annually for the last twenty years and have thanked the Emirate’s healthcare system for the provision of high-quality healthcare.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 September, 2020:  Maria Madalena, an 80-year-old Portuguese tourist who has been visiting Dubai yearly with her husband and family for the last twenty years, did not expect to get diagnosed with cancer while on more

    UAE Frontline Heroes Office Registers More than 80,000 Frontline Professionals in New Nationwide Support and Recognition Program

    Survey of UAE Frontline Professionals Identifies Top Five Themes for Frontline Hero Support and Recognition Abu Dhabi, 07 September 2020: The Frontline Heroes Office has established a comprehensive national database of over 80,000 frontline professionals and volunteers actively protecting the UAE and its residents in the fight against COVID-19. The new registry is a significant milestone in an initiative to care for and champion those who put themselves on the frontline in service to the people of the UAE.  The registry provides a detailed national picture of all those who serve on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19, to not only recognize and champion their commitment to public service but also to support their ongoing well-being through enabling the design and provision of a wide range of targeted support more

    Dubai Health Authority(DHA) Expands Specialized Medical Training Programs

    • The Dubai Medical Specialties Training Program currently offers 14 medical specialities.   • The new training specialities will include acute care, endocrinology and metabolism fellowship among others.    • So far, 432 doctors working in various medical specialties at DHA have graduated from the program in the past years while 415 resident doctors are currently pursuing their specializations.   • The duration of the program varies between four to six years based on the selected speciality    • The program helps ensure the provision of highly specialised medical professionals in the Emirate who serve the health system in Dubai with an aim to provide the community with the highest quality of medical services.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, more

    Thumbay University Hospital Now Empanelled With All Leading Health Insurance Providers

    •         Family friendly hospital strengthens patient services. Offers faster insurance approvals, stronger telehealth services, medicine delivery and much more. •         The healthcare destination features amenities such as a multi-restaurant food court, coffee shops, therapeutic garden, health club and movie theatre, while a Marhaba Lounge provides premium, personalised fast-track services for patients. •         State-of-the-art 350-bed private hospital has remained COVID-free from the start of the pandemic  United Arab Emirates,  September 08, 2020:  Thumbay University Hospital, Ajman - the family-friendly healthcare destination - has announced that it has begun accepting all major health insurance policies in a move more

    DLD Adopts Artificial Intelligence Technology in the Smart Valuation Process

    - In its first stage, it covers real estate units - Implementing the valuation service within 15 seconds, and raising customer happiness    Dubai, UAE, 6 September 2020: As part of its keenness to provide smart services in line with the Dubai Paperless Strategy and achieve the government's smart transformation strategy, Dubai Land Department announced the completion the first stage of the project that relies on artificial intelligence in the smart valuation process of real estate units.   The first-of-its-kind project relies on artificial intelligence in the smart valuation process for real estate units, in line with DLD’s approach, which regards innovation as a fundamental pillar for making and shaping the future. As a result of this project, DLD would be contributing to improving the quality, more

    DHA Explores Scope of Further Collaborations With Indian Healthcare Institutions

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 September, 2020:  The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently received the Indian Consul General at the DHA headquarters. HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA received HE Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India to Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Al Qutami highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries in several fields including the health sector. He discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field. He added that DHA is keen to collaborate with global health institutions to foster knowledge-transfer and provide high-quality care to patients.  HE Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India to Dubai and the Northern Emirates congratulated and extended his gratitude to the UAE leadership, all more

    RAK Hospital Regularly Tests all 525 Staff for COVID-19

    • Hospital to deploy robots for exhaustive sterilisation of facilities   • No layoffs, salary cuts or decrease in privileges for any staff   Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 06, 2020:  RAK Hospital has been conducting regular Covid-19 screenings for all 525 of its staff members for several months now, as part of its intensive efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.   The hospital’s extra measures and precautions make it one of the very few healthcare institutions in the country – not just in ensuring the health and safety of its patients – but also putting equal emphasis on the health and wellbeing of all its employees.   Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, RAK Hospital, said: “Since the beginning of the pandemic, all members of more

    COVID-19 Drives Rapid Adoption of Technology in Healthcare, Education, and Telecoms Sectors

    • Demand for telemedicine consultations soared during the pandemic, rising 60-fold in the United States alone  • Artificial Intelligence models now commonly used to help doctors finalise diagnosis • UAE shifted over1.2 million students to distance learning within two weeks  • Government investment and incentives needed to develop telecoms infrastructure  • Global standards for ICT sector would dramatically decrease costs    United Arab Emirates,  September 06, 2020:  The COVID-19 pandemic has been the catalyst for a massive adoption of advanced technologies in the healthcare, education and telecommunications sectors as service providers abruptly switched to online platforms, according to speakers at the at the virtual edition of the Global Manufacturing and more

    MBRU Research Uncovers Saliva Testing as Effective Alternative to Nasal Swab in COVID-19 Detection

    Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences collaborate with healthcare authorities and fellow academics to complete comprehensive study in fight against virus Results show that the diagnostic accuracy of saliva for viral detection has similar sensitivity to the currently used nasopharyngeal swab Dubai, September 6, 2020:  Researchers from the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) have made a significant contribution to the fight against COVID-19 with the completion of a study into the effectiveness of saliva as an alternative to the nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 screening.  The study, a first in the UAE and the MENA region, was a close collaborative effort between the public and private sectors and academia. The research team from MBRU were joined by teams from more

    DHA's Health Tourism Department to Continue Webinars to Discuss Trends in Wellness Tourism

    • Wellness tourism trend shows potential among both residents and tourists.  • Webinars to discuss challenges, opportunities and trends in the current environment • The emirate witnessed a 4 per cent increase in its health tourist arrivals in 2019 to reach 350,118 compared to 2018.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 September 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Health Tourism Department will continue holding a series of webinars in collaboration with the private health sector to discuss the latest trends in health tourism.   The aim of the webinars will be to discuss health tourism in the current global and local context and to discuss areas of focus, ways to provide medical tourists with enhanced health protocols, comfort and high-quality treatment. The webinars will also discuss more

    DHA's Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Units Provide Subspecialized Services

    • In 2019, DHA provided 389,512 diagnostic imaging services which was an increase of 12 per cent compared to 2018.  • 89 per cent of the diagnostic services were provided within 20 minutes of the patient’s arrival to the hospital or the health center.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 3 September, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s radiology department provides subspecialized radiology services for better diagnosis and enhanced patient care.    Dr. Usama Mohammad Hassan AL Bastaki, Acting Director of Diagnostic Imaging Department at the DHA said, “Radiologists play an integral role in patient management. At the DHA, we always consider the highest quality of radiology services and therefore we introduced subspecialty services.    “In Rashid Hospital there more

    Aster Hospital UAE Removes Rare Pregnancy Breast Tumor Weighing 1.2 kgs

    • Pregnancy tumor weighing approximately 1.2kgs, one of the largest to be reported, treated successfully at Aster Hospital, Al Qusais, Dubai     2 September, Dubai, UAE:  A 25 year-old patient was treated at Aster Hospital, Qusais, to extract a “Lactational Adenoma” also known as “Breast Tumor of Pregnancy” weighing approximately 1.2kgs with dimensions of 20x15x7cms, one of the largest to be presented. Characteristically, a Lactating Adenoma is a benign stromal tumor that occurs only in pregnant women. It is a solid mass which commonly ranges between 1 to 4 cms, oval or macro lobulated in shape, with well-defined margins parallel to the chest wall.   The patient was presented at Aster Hospital, Qusais, at the time of her delivery when a swelling in her right breast was more

    SEHA Announces New Operating Hours for Healthcare Centers and Dental Care Centers With the Aim to Improve Patient Experience and Satisfaction

    Abu Dhabi, 01 Sep, 2020:   Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has announced the extension of operating hours for its healthcare and dental centers to improve patient experience and satisfaction. The healthcare centers in Abu Dhabi, which include Madinat Mohamed bin Zayed, Al Bateen, Al Falah, Al Samha, and Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Center, operating hours are 7:00am to 10:00pm, Sunday to Thursday. Al Maqtaa and Baniyas, Madinat Khalifa , and Al Zafaranah Diagnostic &Screening Center, will operate from Saturday to Thursday, 7:00am to 10:00pm. Al Bahia Healthcare Center will operate from Saturday to Thursday, 7:00am to 12:00am. Al Madina Occupational Health Center will operate from Sunday to Thursday, 7:00am-3:00PM. Furthermore, healthcare centers in more

    Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare offers his condolences on the sad demise of Former President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

    United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020:   “My profound condolences on the sad demise of Former President of India and Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee.   He was a great scholar and an astute politician, who cut across party lines in maintaining relationships and focused on the future of India as the top priority.   I had the occasion to present to him the project initiative of Aster Volunteers in New Delhi while he was President.    The warm and simple stature he maintained, despite the highest office he occupied was commendable. May God bless his departed soul.”   - Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
    Seha Launches ‘I Am Committed' Initiative in Partnership With 81 Designs

    Over 50,000 wristbands will be created to acknowledge the UAE community’s commitment to contribute to the country’s fight against COVID-19   Abu Dhabi, May 04, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest health care provider, announced the launch of the ‘I am Committed’ initiative in collaboration with 81 Designs, a UAE-based social enterprise. The program aims to increase awareness of the government’s efforts to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, encourage the community to adhere to more

    FOAP Launches the E-Initiative “Coronavirus and Arthritis”

    Sharjah, May 4, 2020:  The Friends of Arthritis Patients Society (FOAP) of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA), has recently launched the “Coronavirus and Arthritis” online initiative to provide moral support to arthritis patients amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). As part of the initiative, a series of awareness videos have been published on FOAP’s social media platforms, in addition to streaming medical episodes entitled “doctor’s advice” through the Instagram live feature, where a more

    10 Healthy Eating Tips from UAE Team Emirates' Nutritionist, Gorka Prieto

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 03, 2020:   Being cooped up at home for weeks now means that health and diet are arguably more important than ever. Extra time spent at home means easy access to some of our favourite treats, increased boredom and ultimately more snacking.   To keep your body healthy during lockdown, you need to stay active, drink enough water and eat the right food. Luckily, there are many ways to do that during lockdown - UAE Team Emirates’ nutritionist, Gorka Prieto talks through 10 tips which are super easy to follow.   1) Maximise more

    10 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain During Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 3 May 2020:   Ramadan is the month of self-reflection, contemplation, prayers and good deeds. However, the routine of fasting and feasting can be challenging for the body, Mrs.  Cynthia Bou Khalil, nutrition specialist at Allurion Technology shares some important tips on how to avoid gaining weight in Ramadan. Eat right amounts of calories The fasting individuals must make sure to get daily intake of calories. This helps keep a check on their health and prevents from gaining weight. Avoid overeating and cravings  The moment more

    Local Disinfectant Developed to Fight COVID-19

    Sharjah, April 30, 2020:  The Sharjah-based Hilali Light Industries Co. has recently revealed its success in developing a new disinfectant with an advanced formula that helps combat the new coronavirus (COVID-19) by 99.9% BRAX is the name of the new product which is approved by Dubai Municipality after its conformity to the requirements, standards, and conditions of quality and efficiency approved in the UAE, where Dubai labs have proven that BRAX can kill viruses and germs very efficiently, and it is suitable for use in sterilizing and disinfecting surfaces, hospitals, offices, more

    Health Promotion Department Highlights Fasting Benefits in Amid (COVID-19) Pandemic

    Sharjah, April 29, 2020:  As part of its annual Ramadan campaign “Hilal Al-Seha” aimed at clarifying the best health and food practices that should be adopted in Ramadan, the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, recently organized a webinar, in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), on the health and nutritional benefits of fasting in amid new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. With the participation of more than 180 individuals from inside and outside the country, the webinar was moderated by Dr. Ayoub Al more

    Together, We Will Help Defeat COVID-19 for a Healthier Nation: Al Rawabi's “Salute to Our Doctors” Initiative

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 29, 2020:   When it comes to fighting COVID-19, all the precautions recommended by Dubai’s Health Authority, such as washing your hands often, sanitizing personal items, practicing physical distancing and avoiding sick people are key. But experts also say that even if there’s currently no vaccine to help prevent COVID-19, simple solutions such as Al Rawabi functional products can be considered to boost immune systems which will give each of us an edge in staying healthy.  “We are not powerless” says Dr Ahmed El more

    Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (HMG) Reports First Quarter Net Income Growth of 5.35%

    • Q1 revenues of SAR 1,343.3 million grew 9.4% and decreased by 4.4% on the previous quarter • Group’s total capacity stands at 1,913 beds and 1,371 clinics as at 31 March 2020, through which an integrated system of general and specialized services is provided  • Ramp-up of electronic services and remote medical consultations; delivery of medicines and other medical services to serve customers at home     29 April 2020:  Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group (“HMG”, or the “Group”), Saudi Arabia’s largest more

    AAAASF Introduces Tools to Enable Self-Assessment for Reopening Medical Facilities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 April 2020:   Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world, the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) has introduced a Desk Review Process that focuses on activities that are fundamental to ensure the safety of staff, patients and communities during the current public health emergency.    The Desk Review Process by AAAASF is aimed at staying connected and engaged with the accredited facilities that are due for resurvey, but the worksheet can be used by any facility to gauge its more

    Free Telemedicine Services for Children of Determination at Zulekha Hospital

    Dubai, UAE, and 28 April 2020:   On the auspicious occasion of Ramadan, Zulekha Hospital has stepped forward to offer their newly launched telemedicine services absolutely free for the Children of Determination during the month of Ramadan. The hospital has launched telemedicine services in the wake of the covid19 lockdown that is implemented across countries to prevent the spread of the disease. Expressing appreciation for the Children of Determination Co-Chairperson Zanubia Shams said, “Every year, we recognize these special children over an iftar gathering along with more

    Dubai Health Authority's Contact Centre 800DHA (342) Received more than 567,743 Calls since January 2020.

    Since the start of the COVID-19 situation, DHA contact centre received a total of  229,640 through the COVID-19 hotline.  In the month of April, 157,891 calls were received for COVID-19 cases.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 April 2020:  Dubai Health Authority’s Contact Centre has been working round-the-clock and providing support, education and guidance to customers and community members as an official source of information related to COVID-19 and DHA services. To be able to serve different customer segments, DHA contact centre agents provide more

    Thumbay Labs Launches COVID-19 Testing in Dubai and the Northern Emirates with Multiple Sample Collection Centers, Approved by Ministry of Health UAE

    • Sample collection at all Thumbay Hospitals and Clinics located at Dubai, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Fujairah.   • COVID-19 will be tested by Government approved RT PCR methodology. The results will be sent online.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:   Thumbay Labs, the largest network of CAP-accredited private diagnostic labs in the region owned by Thumbay Group, has launched COVID-19 testing under authorization by the Ministry of Health (MOH), UAE, augmenting the Coronavirus testing facilities of the more

    ServeU Launches Specialized Disinfection Services

    THE NEW LINE OF DISINFECTION SERVICES FULLY COMPLIES WITH OSHA REGULATIONS AND IS CERTIFIED BY DUBAI MUNICIPALITY   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 26, 2020:    ServeU, a subsidiary of Union Properties and a leading facilities management service provider in the UAE, has launched a new line of specialised disinfection services.  In response to the current Covid-19 outbreak, the company is now offering a full set of cleaning and disinfection services for their customers across businesses, offices and residential properties, including sanitization and more

    Amana Healthcare Joins Forces With Abu Dhabi's Hospitals to Free Up 100+ Beds for First-line Defense Against COVID-19

    Mubadala Healthcare Provider welcomes Patients from Cleveland Clinic  Abu Dhabi and Other Abu Dhabi Healthcare Facilities in Collaboration with Abu Dhabi’s DoH and SEHA   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 26 April 2020:  Amana Healthcare, in partnership with the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH) and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has freed up more than 100 beds at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and other acute-care hospitals to increase the Emirate’s critical-care capacity cases.   Senior Vice President of Mubadala Healthcare, Hasan more

    The First Largest Virtual World Dental Conference Concludes With Thousands of Medical Participants Around the World Attending

    April 25, 2020:    The Saudi Dental Society has conducted the first and largest virtual  Dental Conference around the world, with senior lecturers from the most prestigious universities in the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia were contacted to give continuous lectures for 11 hours a day for three days event. This conference came with the aim of motivating the members and colleagues in the dental society considering the social divergence the world is witnessing today. This conference witnessed the registration of more than 16 thousand more

    Health Promotion Department Launches its Annual Ramadan Campaign “Hilal Al-Seha”

    Sharjah, April 24, 2020:  With the aim of raising health awareness and enhancing healthy lifestyles among community members, the Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, has recently launched its annual campaign “Hilal Al-Seha”. The campaign highlights the most important health and food practices that should be followed in the holy month of Ramadan. This year’s campaign is carried out through the HPD’s social media platforms in line with the precautionary measures taken by the UAE government to limit the spread of more

    UN-Habitat Launches COVID-19 Response Plan and Campaign Targeting the World's Most Vulnerable Communities

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2020:  The continuing spread of the COVID-19 crisis threatens the most vulnerable in cities and communities, particularly the one billion people living in slums and informal settlements, including refugees, internally displaced people and migrants. To address the crisis, UN-Habitat is launching an urgent COVID-19 Response Plan for 64 countries focusing on immediate action in poor and densely populated areas. This is supported by the COVID-19 Campaign to mobilize support among national, city and local governments and community leaders through its more

    Health Promotion Department UrgesPpeople to Avoid Fear and Anxiety Over COVID-19

    Sharjah, April 23, 2020:  The Health Promotion Department, HPD, at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah underlined the importance of continuing work and achieving outstanding outcomes in terms of delivering the awareness health messages to community members and coming up with innovative initiatives. The remarks were made during the online meeting headed by Her Excellency Iman Rashid Saif, Director of the Health Promotion Department, in the presence of heads of departments and health educators. The meeting comes as part of the remote working system implemented by the more

    New Technology to Help People With Diabetes Monitor Their Glucose Levels During Ramadan

    Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre system offers alternative for regular glucose monitoring, helping to reduce risks associated with variations in glucose levels during the fasting period   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 April 2020:   Thousands of people living with diabetes will be able to monitor their glucose levels while fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan.   According to the International Diabetes Federation and the DAR (Diabetes and Ramadan) International Alliance, unmonitored fasting for patients living with diabetes carries the risk of complications more

    UAE's Logistics Sector Plays a Key Role in Global Efforts to Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic

    • New Analysis from Dubai Chamber highlights the country’s connectivity as being integral to helping the world navigate the current crisis   • UAE has the highest connectivity to global maritime trade networks among all countries in the Middle East and neighbouring Africa West Asia and South Asia region     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 22, 2020:   The UAE’s status as a vital global logistics hub is helping the global community effectively navigate the coronavirus pandemic – according to a new Analysis  by Dubai more

    COVID-19 Threatens US$80.58 Billion MENA Leisure Attractions Industry as MENALAC Seeks Government Support

    COVID-19 threatens all aspects of the Middle East’s US$237 billion leisure and tourism industry, including the leisure entertainment and attractions sector (theme parks, amusement parks and family entertainment centres) that collectively employs 5.4 million people whose jobs are now at stake     Date: Dubai, UAE, April 22, 2020   Key News Highlights 1. International visitor impact in the Middle East is estimated at US$102 billion (Dh375 billion) in 2019, of which 79 percent, or US$80.58 (Dh295.7 billion) is in the leisure industry, according to the World more

    7 Tips for Fasting With Diabetes

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates 21 April 2020:   Muslims are required to fast during the holy month of Ramadan. However certain medical conditions like diabetes may be exempt from fasting especially if fasting may pose a risk or harm to their health.   Metabolic consequences of prolonged fasting combined with dietary changes and alterations to the dosage and timing of the medications can lead to complications ranging from high blood sugars (hyperglycemia), mildly low blood sugars (hypoglycemia) to more serious complications like severe hypoglycemia and diabetic more

    Dubai Chamber Organizes Webinar on How to Ensure Health and Well-being of Employees

     The workshop aimed to highlight and share best practices for dealing with the physical and mental impact of Covid-19, on employees  The presenters emphasised on strong leadership and regular communication with employees as the foundation for protecting their emotional well-being      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:    Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network Task Force on Employee’s Welfare and Wellbeing organized a webinar with the objective to understand the different successful strategies, practices and measures companies more

    At Home with Galaxy: Reminder Makes It Easy to Stay on Task

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:   Balancing your daily work, exercise, and domestic chores form one of the biggest challenges of working from home. A great way to get yourself adjusted to the new work environment is to set yourself reminders, so you don't forget to keep up with important tasks.  With Samsung's Reminder app, you can stay on task by getting alerts based on the time of day or your location to make it easier to keep on top of your daily routines.  Exercise, for example, is an essential part of a healthy daily routine. The Reminder more

    UAE Takes Part in IAEE - MENA Chapter Forum on the of Challenges of Exhibitions Industry Amid COVID-19

    Sharjah, April 21, 2020:   The CEO of the Expo Centre Sharjah and Member of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE – MENA Chapter), His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, called for redefining the exhibitions through the investment in the new technologies, such as the 5G communications, robots, and the AI technologies and the development of a new concept of the conferences, exhibitions, and events sector, stressing that the exhibition industry must be an integral part of the economic recovery plans. The remarks were made on the sidelines of Al more

    Three Workout Tips From Fitness First to Boost Your Stamina During Ramadan

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:   Exercise and fasting can go together without causing any harm to the body. During the fasting period, exercise can help elevate energy levels, improve physical fitness, build muscle and joint strength and boost body composition. It also helps control weight and keeps the body healthy.    Not only does exercising have various physical and health benefits, it also has many neurological advantages, including improved neurogenesis (increased brain cell production) and enhanced mental strength and toughness. More people around more

    Dubai Health Authority Calls on Organizations to Meet Health Insurance Requirements

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, April 21, 2020:   Employees and sponsors should comply with the mandatory health insurance scheme in the Emirate of Dubai, which is in line with the Health Insurance Law number 11 of 2013, said a top health official.   Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation said, “We fully recognize the challenges faced by organizations, sectors and communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We must comply with the basic need of employees which is the mandatory health insurance policy and therefore if the employee’s policy needs more

    Ramadan Tips to Improve Body's Immune System

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 20 April 2020:   Holy Month of Ramadan shortly begins and it’s very important to be prepared, Ms Archana Baju the Clinical Dietician at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi say: “A healthy diet helps to maintain and improve overall health. Proper Nutrition and hydration is essential. People who follow a healthy balanced diet plan have stronger immune system and stay healthy during the fasting period”.   Remember,    Eat fresh foods everyday which includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, lentils, whole grains more

    Understanding Endometriosis

    A leading fertility clinic – IVI Fertility, throws light on the condition and how it affects women’s fertility Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 20, 2020:   Endometriosis is a medical condition affecting millions of women around the globe today. It is a debilitating and often painful disease that is commonly underdiagnosed in women who are in their reproductive age. Further compounding the situation, the disease has an average diagnosis period of about seven and a half years.  All these aspects make it harder for experts to fully establish the exact more

    Global Village Hails Everyday Heroes Around the World by Participating in #LightItBlue

    Major UAE landmark Global Village lights Gate of the World in blue to show support for the frontline fighters against COVID-19   20 April 2020, Dubai:   Global Village is celebrating everyday heroes around the world by taking part in #LightItBlue, a worldwide campaign to show support for healthcare professionals and essential workers in the fight against COVID-19.  Global Village is one of several global landmarks invited to participate in the #LightItBlue initiative and shine a beacon of support. Following last Thursday's tribute, Global Village will continue more

    Zulekha Hospital Launches Telemedicine Services in UAE

    19th April 2020, Dubai, UAE:   Zulekha Hospital has successfully launched Telemedicine services in UAE for their regional and international patrons. Patients can now easily avail medical consultations from the comfort of their homes with this facility. The telemedicine services have come handy at an apt time when the nation is fighting the global pandemic of corona virus and social distancing is the norm to break the chain of the disease.   Individuals can book their telephonic or video appointments with the hospital’s multispecialty doctors throughout the day, more

    Health Promotion Department Releases First Edition of Its Awareness-Raising Health E-Bulletin

    Sharjah, April 19, 2020:  The Health Promotion Department, HPD, has recently launched its first e-bulletin which aims to raise awareness about the healthy lifestyles followed while staying home in accordance with the directives of the UAE government to adopt the precautionary measures to limit the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The first edition of the e-bulletin is entitled “Healthy lifestyle at home – proper nutrition” and it will be available at the HPD’s online and smart platforms. The topics of the first issue touched on how important that our more

    5 Percent of People Over 60 and 15 Percent of People Over 75 Years of Age Suffer From Aortic Stenosis

    Medical experts recommend Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) surgery to combat aortic stenosis in the elderly Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April, 19 2020: Apollo Hospitals announced thatone of its patients is the longest-living person to have received pioneering heartsurgery. The old man underwent an operation a few years ago to replace an aortic valve. Aortic stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve does not open and close properly, which can result in breathlessness, chest pain, dizziness and heart failure.Aortic valve stenosis disease is associated with age. It more

    Financial Markets Perspective on a Pandemic

    By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East and Africa, Aberdeen Standard Investments   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2020:   Financial markets are attempting to price in a rapid and unprecedented series of shocks to the world economy. The net result has been the fastest bear market in the history of equities. Should investors buy or sell even at these depressed levels for the FTSE100?  To answer such a question, we need to know several facts. Firstly, will public health measures, especially the creation of effective vaccines, bring this pandemic under control more

    HFZA Launches Disinfection Drive to Sterilize its Facilities

    The move comes in line with the National Disinfection Programme    Sharjah, April 19, 2020:   The Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has launched a disinfection drive to sterilise all its facilities in cooperation with the Sharjah Environment Company (Bee'ah). The sterilization campaign covered the authority’s head office, Hamriyah Port Office and Hamriyah Port Customs Office as well as main and service roads, various internal and external facilities and offices, using highly effective disinfectants, according to the highest international more

    The UAE Joins “One World: Together at Home” Global Special to Support Frontline Healthcare Workers in Covid-19 Response

    Celebrating inspiring stories of the world’s healthcare workers and sharing messages of gratitude from treated patients       • Emirati star Hussain Al Jassmi joins a lineup of A-list celebrities in the multi-hour historic broadcast and digital special.    • The event will broadcast on Dubai TV channels and international TV stations, streaming on Amazon Prime, Apple, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube at 10pm UAE timing. • The global special will feature inspiring stories of UAE healthcare workers fighting Covid-19 more

    China's Virus-hit Economy Shrinks for First Time in Decades - Comments From Aberdeen Standard Investments

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2020:    Nicholas Yeo, Head of Equities - China at Aberdeen Standard Investments, comments: “The contraction of the Chinese economy in the first quarter is no surprise and the magnitude was broadly in line with expectations.   “All eyes are now on how the Chinese economy recovers. The authorities have so far taken a targeted approach to stimulus and have yet to unleash the full power of fiscal and monetary might. But there is no doubt more will come, including tax cuts and exemptions as well as low cost more

    The 10 Things You Should Never Forget to Disinfect with SterilOx

    ** Stay as diligent as possible with your cleaning and don’t miss the hidden germ spots where bacteria loves to lurk **       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   With COVID-19 currently front of mind, we are all much more conscious about killing germs on the things that we come into contact with daily. This can include our computers, phones, door handles and kitchen worktops to name just a few. However, there are a multitude of other not-so-common areas within your home where germs and bacteria just love to grow, and the worst bit? You may more

    Coronavirus Lockdown Expects to Witness a Surge in Residential Waste Levels

    • Grandiose, UAE’s eco-friendly supermarket chain encourages residents to adopt sustainable way of living with proper waste management techniques • The supermarket brand aims to support UAE’s vision to diverting 75 per cent of waste away from landfills by 2021     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:  While the world is focusing on social distancing and staying indoors to bolster health and hygiene factors during the current pandemic of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the rise in residential waste levels are inevitable and can more

    SEHA Completes Over 28,000 Virtual Consultations

    The new Telemedicine Virtual Outpatient Clinic ensures continuity of treatment as the community observes social distancing    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. April 16, 2020:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has completed over 28,000 telemedicine virtual consultations within the first month of launch.  The Telemedicine Virtual Outpatient Clinic, which launched in March, was introduced in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi as a simple yet critical initiative to manage and more

    Increasing Number of UAE and KSA Residents are Concerned About Job and Income Loss Due to the Coronavirus

    In addition to this, most residents think the pandemic will incur a long lasting damage to their respective economies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   The latest data from YouGov’s survey run between 8th- 15th April shows an increasing number of people in the UAE and KSA are concerned about the loss of job or salary due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. The proportion of respondents who said this has increased from 44% to 51% this week. Notably, UAE residents are much more worried about this outcome as compared to people in KSA (64% vs 38%). In more

    Three Mubadala Healthcare Initiatives to Support the National COVID-19 Response

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:    • Healthpoint’s Drive-Through Centre that facilitates safer, quicker screening of suspected COVID-19 cases in Abu Dhabi, and that caters for screening up to 375 individuals per day     • Medication Delivery Initiative across several Mubadala Healthcare medical facilities that provides critical medication delivery to patients in their homes, with more than 5,000 prescription delivered to date      • National Reference Laboratory’s Patient Testing with a fast more

    Aster Hospitals Introduce Virtual Outpatient Service Through Teleconsultation

    The new and unique service provides patients uninterrupted care if they cannot make it to hospital for whatsoever reasons   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:      Aster Hospitals UAE, a world-class facility under Aster DM Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider in the Middle East and India, has introduced specialist virtual outpatient service that allows patients to receive uninterrupted care and treatments without visiting the hospitals. The initiative has all the elements experienced while visiting a hospital. The patients can book their doctor more

    DAC and Persil Together to #SupportFrontliners in the Fight Against Covid-19

    Donating 100,000 liters of disinfectant and laundry detergent to health and retail workers in GCC   Dubai, United Arab Emirates; April 16, 2020:  DAC and Persil, laundry and home care brands of the German company Henkel, join hands to launch a CSR campaign to protect frontliners who are braving a challenging environment at a time of pandemic. #SupportFrontliners is an initiative that aims to help safeguard health, retail and delivery service workers, along with their families, by providing them with cleaning products for personal use. The initiative is part of Henkel’s more

    Investment Banks Face Added Risk in the Middle East Following Covid-19 Pandemic

    - New report by Oliver Wyman and Morgan Stanley explores current trends, analysis and risk facing wholesale and investment banking - Impact of COVID-19 on wholesale banking more profound in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries due to low oil price - Investment banks at risk of significant profit decline in the post-COVID-19 environment     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 14 2020:  Leading management consultancy Oliver Wyman and investment bank Morgan Stanley have released its latest report highlighting that in the event of a rapid economic more

    Refinitiv Special Report: COVID-19 & OPEC - What is the New Normal?

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020:   Refinitiv released a special report.pdf on Covid-19 and the implications on global oil markets. Covid-19 has significantly impacted global economic outlook and oil demand as global Covid-19 cases have crossed 1.8 million and the death toll has crossed 113,849. US fresh unemployment claims crossed 6 million for the second week in a row and Mar 20 non-farm payrolls were lower by more than 700,000 m-o-m. According to the report, Light Distillates and Jet/Kerosene are most impacted in refined products. While driving demand picks up more

    COVID-19: Boehringer Ingelheim Steps Up Effort with Global Support Program

    • Global support fund for local relief increased to EUR 5.8 million • Over 100 scientists and 11,000 lab hours committed to COVID-19 research in international consortia, expected to expand • 10 days paid leave offered to 51,000 employees for volunteering • EUR 580,000 relief fund made available for Making More Health communities and social entrepreneurs in India and Kenya UAE, 14 April 2020 – Boehringer Ingelheim has significantly stepped up its support to the fight against Covid-19. A Global Support Program has been set up to bring more financial relief, more

    A Full Ironman-Distance Triathlon ... At Home!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 14, 2020:   Jan Frodeno, a member of Breitling’s Triathlon Squad, is one of his sport’s greatest stars. He claimed the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and has won three IRONMAN® World Championships. This is clearly a man who can handle a challenge. In the year that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of virtually all sporting events, Frodeno took on a “triathlon at home” (Tri@Home) on Saturday, April 11, 2020, and incredibly, swam 3.8 kilometers, rode 180 kilometers, and ran 42 kilometers, more

    Six Herbs and Spices Available at The Waterfront Market to Strengthen Your Immune System!

    Waterfront Market Collaborates with Nutritionist Zeina Maktabi      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 April 2020:  Dubai’s premier fresh food market, the Waterfront Market has collaborated with nutritionist, Zeina Maktabi to share a list of the most powerful herbs and spices available at the market, which help increase immunity levels and fight off viruses.    Nutritionist Zeina Maktabi holds a degree in nutrition and dietetics from the American University of Beirut and a master’s degree in Public Health & Health Promotion from the more

    Medical Experts Suggest That Around 31 Percent of the Middle East Population is Susceptible to Varicose Veins

    Worldwide the prevalence is found to be between 10 to 30 percent with higher prevalence in developed countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 April 2020:  Veins return blood from the rest of your body to your heart, so the blood can be recirculated. To return blood to your heart, the veins in your legs must work against gravity. If it doesn’t it leads to a condition called Varicose Veins. This is caused by weakened valves (incompetent valves) within the veins that allow blood to pool in your veins instead of traveling to your heart. Studies suggest that around 31 percent more

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