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    Pump Up Your Energy Level This December with H2GO

    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

    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Health Authority announced 2nd Edition of Dubai Health Forum 2018

    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 forum presents advances and innovative solutions in fight against childhood obesity

    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

    To Support UAE Sustainability Goals, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Decreases Water Usage by 30 Percent

    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

    Dubai Hosts the 1st Men's Health Congress

    “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

    Dubai Health Authority launches Basmah, the Dubai Initiative for treating cancer.

    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

    Ras Al Khaimah welcomes its first-ever fertility clinic

    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

    BMI Blindness in Childhood Obesity

    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 Diabetes Centre recognised by International Diabetes Federation

    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

    Recent study: Dubai's total fertility rate in 2016 at 5.2 for nationals and 1.7 for non-national women

    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 Health Authority launches Bedaya programme for new recruits.

    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

    Sheikh Mansoor Leads Star-studded DXB 24hour Walkathon

    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

    Pure Health organizes a workshop to raise staff awareness about the Federal Pension Law

    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

    World Anti-Obesity Day: Paediatric experts urge parents to understand the psychological effect of childhood obesity

    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

    Medcare Women and Children Hospital introduces safer technology for treatment of breast lumps in the Middle East

    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

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Records Impressive 786,000 Registered Participants in Journey to Become Most Active City in the World

    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

    Pure Health adopts latest SAP solutions

    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

    Dubai Fitness Challenge Closes to Resounding Success

    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

    Men, get yourself fertility checked this Movember

    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

    Jawahar Al Qasimi Launches ‘Relay for Life'

    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

    Myths about Prostate Cancer

    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

    UAE eHealth Week 2017 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements and Showcased Best Practice in Genomics and Artificial Intelligence for Vision 2021

    [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

    Dubai RAK Diabetes Center launches Dhs 1 Diabetes screening for residents

    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

    Dubai Festival City Reveals Highlights of the Dubai Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony

    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

    Emirates Post Group launched awareness campaign on the occasion of World Diabetes Day in all central post offices in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017:  EPG requested society members to visit any of central post offices to run preventive tests on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2017, including tests examinations in cooperation with healthcare providers in the different emirates and provide the consultancies for diabetes, nutrition, and the importance of physical activity during 14 to 23 November 2017. Awareness campaign is organized at EPG head office in cooperation with healthcare providers for employees and auditors including awareness chronic diseases risks and having diabetes test, pressure, cholesterol, bone density test, optometry, and general fitness. The campaign will be, also, organized at the UAE central post offices. Obaid AlQatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Emirates Post Group confirmed EPG celebrates World Diabetes ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare and Medicine
     
    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals recommendations of the 6th National Pharmacovigilance Conference

    UAE, 24 April, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) revealed the recommendations of the 6th National Pharmacovigilance Conference that was held previously in Dubai under the patronage of His Excellency Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention shared that the conference came out with 10 recommendations as below: 1.    Importance of building trust in the critical role of testing medicines ......read more

    Mobile Doctors 24-7 introduces unique digital healthcare solution as part of Dubai Future Accelerators

    Dubai, UAE - April 20, 2017:  Mobile Doctors 24-7, a state-of-the-art population health management control center available 24-7 at the click of a button, has announced a unique digital healthcare solution that combines teleconsultation, telemonitoring and home health to provide healthy, acute and chronic condition management for the UAE residents. The service was introduced in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, at the recently concluded the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) program in ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes 6th National Pharmacovigilance Conference and Drug safety

    UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Public Health Policy and Licensing Sector and the Drug Department, organized at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai the 6th National Conference of Continuum of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety in the UAE being held under the patronage of H.E. Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention and in cooperation with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licenses and Chairman of the Higher ......read more

    Dubai Hospital Performs Complex Heart Surgery

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2017: Cardiac surgeons from Dubai Hospital have successfully performed a complex emergency cardiac surgery that lasted more than 12 hours. The surgery was performed on a 41-year-old Sri-Lankan expatriate who was first admitted to an emergency department of a private hospital. Upon diagnosis, the hospital requested a transfer to Dubai Hospital for immediate surgery. The patient had a Type A Aortic Dissection, which is a life-threatening condition that needs immediate surgical intervention.  Dr Abdelrahman Al Jassmi, CEO of Dubai Hospital, ......read more

    Middle East Arthritis Foundation Launches Arthritis Self-Management Program

    The special six-week program illustrates how to effectively manage the disease and helps patients live life to the fullest Dubai, UAE, 19 April 2017 – The Middle East Arthritis Foundation has developed an interactive Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP) aimed to help chronic illness patients, particularly those afflicted with various forms of Arthritis, ‘self-manage’ their condition. With two-hour long sessions taking place every Saturday for six weeks, Arthritis patients can sign up for the free-of-charge program to be hosted at the Towers Rotana Hotel in Dubai ......read more

    Prime Healthcare Group's MD Dr. Jamil Ahmed honored with Business Excellence Award 2017 by IBPC – Dubai

    UAE, April 19, 2017- Dr. Jamil Ahmed, Managing Director of Prime Healthcare Group, has been conferred the ‘Business Excellence Award 2017’ by the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) - Dubai, the only recognized representative organization of the emirate’s Indian business and professional community. He was recognized for his outstanding role in successfully leading the growth of the Group network of 12 medical centers, one super-specialty hospital, one state-of-the-art laboratory, and eleven pharmacies across the UAE in less than two decades. An orthopedic surgeon ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention signs MOU with American University of Beirut about vocational Training

    UAE, April 19, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the American University of Beirut as part of its partnership with international academic institutions to share and exchange experiences in the field of vocational training for the health sector.  The agreement, which is renewable for another year, was signed at the Ministry’s office in Dubai by H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services of MOHAP, and Professor Hassan Diab, Vice President of the American University of Beirut ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention celebrates World Malaria Day

    UAE, April 18, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention celebrated today (Tuesday, April 18, 2017) the World Malaria Day under the theme ‘Malaria-Free’ at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. Held under the presence of H.E. Dr. Yousef Al Serkal Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector, the event was attended by Ibrahim Obaid Al Naboodah, Director of the National Center for Malaria Vector Control along with Departmental Directors and representatives of various health authorities and municipalities. Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of primary health care said ......read more

    Get the pageant body with A-Tone Fitness Lounge, official fitness partner to the Miss India UAE pageant

    Fitness Trainer and founder of A-Tone Fitness Lounge, Anjali Chandiramani, is the brain behind the bodies of the upcoming Miss India UAE finalists with her formula of CROSS-CUITTM Training coupled with Yoga and Pilates A-Tone Fitness Lounge is the first of its kind urban fitness center that provides both Yasmin Karachiwala’s Bollywood mantra of Body Image Pilates along with a game-changing new fitness trend, CROSS-CUITTM by Anjali Chandiramani A-Tone Fitness Lounge is in Prime Tower, Business Bay, Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2017: A-Tone Fitness Lounge, a ......read more

    IOSH to Unveil New Strategy at Middle East Conference

    16 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: A fresh approach to protecting the world’s workforce is set to be unveiled by the largest professional body for occupational health and safety. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) will present its new five-year strategy, charting how the profession can continue to progress up to 2022, at its annual Middle East Conference in Doha, Qatar on 27 April 2017.  IOSH has chosen the Middle East as the launch-pad for this new strategy because of the region’s growth and increasing drive to cut workplace accidents and work-related ......read more

    The Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes Second Emirates International Conference on Combating Drug Counterfeiting

    UAE, April 16, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued a warning against the online marketing of medicinal products, stressing that 90 per cent of the drugs promoted online are counterfeit and life threatening, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Policy and Licensing Sector at MOHAP, noted that the WHO considers drug fraud as an organized crime that kills hundreds of thousands of patients annually. H.E. Al Amiri emphasized that most of the counterfeit drugs sold online and smuggled ......read more

    World Haemophilia Day: UAE Parents Need to be Aware of the Signs of Bleeding Disorders, Urges Expert Paediatrician

    16 April 2017, Dubai, UAE: Parents across the UAE need to recognise the signs and symptoms of bleeding disorders, including haemophilia, in order to prompt earlier diagnosis and treatment, according to haemophilia expert, Dr Kate Khair, from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH). Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a genetic defect and affects the body’s ability to control blood clotting. Haemophilia, which is the most prevalent inherited bleeding disorder in the region , is inherited through a mutation in the X chromosome which means it is a condition ......read more

    Birth by Appointment: Lack of Effective Pre-natal Guidance Leading to Global Rise in Caesarean Rates

    16 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Over the last 25 years, there has been a significant increase in caesarean section deliveries globally, creating serious implications on health care and costs. Leading international health benefits and services partner and pioneers in the field of maternity insurance cover, Aetna International calls for more comprehensive education on the impact of caesarean births – not only for the mother but wider society as well.  Aetna International wants to ensure all expectant mothers receive the appropriate medical support – to achieve this ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues warning against use of weight loss dietary supplements & medical devices

    UAE, April 15, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued four circulars for various healthcare authorities, warning against the use of food supplements that may cause hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure), and atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat or stroke) in some patients. One of the circulars detailed the latest safety reports on certain medical devices, advising the Directors of all Medical Districts as well as public and private hospitals to withdraw them as they may cause blood clotting which may result in allergic reactions and ......read more

    Sharjah Healthcare City signs landmark MoU in Germany

    Signs the agreement with Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Berlin to promote SHCC project Sharjah, UAE, April 15th, 2017: Sharjah Healthcare City (SHCC) and Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GHORFA), have signed a landmark cooperation agreement. This agreement will establish ties and extend cooperation in promoting the Sharjah Healthcare City project situated in Emirate of Sharjah. GHORFA will assist in promoting Sharjah Healthcare City in Germany and other European countries. The cooperation agreement was signed in line with the 10th Arab German Health Forum in ......read more

    Heart Attack and Stroke for Men and Cancer for Women Top Reasons for Insurance Claims

    Dubai, UAE - April 13, 2017: Zurich International Life’s latest claim statistics reveals that heart attack and stroke were the most common reasons for life and critical illness cover claims by men in the Middle East, while cancer was the leading cause for life and critical illness cover claims by women. Their claims data shows that the majority of claims made by men are from those aged 40 and above, whereas for women, the majority of claims were paid to women in their 30s. The findings were presented as part of the Middle East Claims Statistics and Insights – Jan 2014 to Dec 2016, ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention hosts award ceremony to honor partners of Sharjah's Training and Development Center

    UAE, April 12, 2017- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, represented by the Training and Development Center in Sharjah, recently organized the Annual Honoring Ceremony for its partners in recognition of their role and efforts in enhancing institutional cooperation and achieving its strategic objectives. The ceremony was held in the presence of H.E. Awad Bin Saghir Al Ketbi, Undersecretary for Ministry’s Support Services Sector and was attended by representatives of the Ministries, government organizations, universities and schools.  During the ceremony, a brainstorming ......read more

    IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic Stresses the Importance of Pre-marital Screening to Avoid Passing on of Genetic Diseases to Children

      •    The pre-marital screening is a customary blood test, which allows couples to be genetically screened for incurable inherited diseases before they start a family.  •    The test checks for 549 diseases, 600 genetic disorders and 4000 genetic mutation by a blood sample only. Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 April 2017: Marriage is a significant event in a couple’s life. However, most of us are not fully aware of our state of health or what we might be carrying forward genetically. Though you might not have any health problems in the past, ......read more

    American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Program Expands Globally

    Evidence-based program looks to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs for hospitals around the world Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017 – The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) is launching its acclaimed Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which is the first country outside the United States to implement this cardiovascular hospital care quality improvement program. This AHA/ASA program will benefit patients by providing public and private hospitals quality improvement professional consultation, workshops and ......read more

    RTA and TRL sign MoU to enhance Innovation in service delivery

    April 11, 2017: The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) reaffirmed its commitment to keep on conducting different types of researches to upgrade its innovation drive, taking into account the people happiness as the main objective and top priority through a variety of smart and electronic services it delivers the public from different social segments. To this effect, a MoU signing between the RTA represented by the Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector, and Transport Research Laboratory – TRL has been held recently to collaborate on gearing diverse researches to develop ......read more

    A Revolutionary Non-Surgical Bone Conduction Hearing Solution Launched in the UAE

    •    Stick, Click, Hear – innovative technology offers a simple and gentle way to treat conductive hearing loss  •    Infants with conductive hearing loss to also benefit from new hearing solution  Dubai, UAE, 111 April 2017 – A new innovative technology offering a non-surgical bone conduction solution for conductive hearing loss, will soon be available in the UAE. MED-EL, the leading provider of hearing implant solutions in the Middle East, announced today the launch of the next generation of bone conduction hearing ......read more

    The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches the 13th Annual "Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2017

    This year’s campaign for a global asbestos ban will translate across six different languages, spreading the message to a wide international audience.  Dubai UAE, April 10, 2017 — The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community to help ensure justice for asbestos victims and work toward an asbestos-free future, today announced the launch of the 13th Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) April 1-7, 2017.  Asbestos is a known carcinogen and there is no safe level of exposure. Since the 19th century, asbestos ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention issues warning about addiction of ethyl chloride spray among teenagers

    UAE, April 8, 2017 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to warn about the dangers of misusing ethyl chloride spray which has recently gained interest among adolescent students who have been purchasing it from various social networking sites, e-commerce websites, private pharmacies and specialty stores. The warning states that the substance is a local anaesthetic that affects the central nervous system when inhaled.  H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s Public Policy and Licensing ......read more

    RAK Hospital Marks April as Autism Awareness Month

    Free Screenings for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Counseling for parents throughout the month. Campaign kicked off with fun activities and parent workshops   April 6, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  To promote the rights and well-being of individuals with disabilities, including children with learning differences and developmental issues, RAK Hospital’s Counseling and Psychology Unit is celebrating April as the Autism Awareness Month. The celebrations began on April 1, 2017 wherein children with their parents participated in fun and engaging activities, exciting games, ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority receives delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the Kingdom of the Netherlands at the DHA headquarters. The delegation was headed by His Excellency Martin Van Rijn, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sports in the Kingdom of Netherlands and attended by senior officials including His Excellency Frank Mollen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UAE and HE Hans Sandee, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dubai. The two ......read more

    World Health Day: Expert Psychologists urge parents to keep a look out for depression signs in children

    April 05, 2017 - Dubai, UAE: In support of the 2017 World Health Day theme, Depression: Let’s talk, Clinical Psychologists, Dr Eve McAllister and Dr Daniel Stark from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) are calling for parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression in children. According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting over 300 million people. This World Health Day, GOSH are urging parents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of depression and other common mental health difficulties in ......read more

    Media Statement about the Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the Republic of Croatia

    Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment 05 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Based on the notification from the World Organization for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the Republic of Croatia, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) took the following actions on 19/3/2017: 1.    1.             Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and ......read more

    Emirates Hospitals Group brings premium aesthetic and quality healthcare to Ras Al Khaimah

    Emirates Hospitals Clinics and CosmeSurge Clinics open in Julphar Towers Ras Al Khaimah – April 5, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has announced opening of its two world-class brands -- Emirates Hospitals Clinics and CosmeSurge Clinics in Ras Al Khaimah aimed at addressing the gap of quality care for residents in the emirate. The two centers are located in Julphar Towers, opposite Manar Mall in Al Nakheel in the heart of the city.  The clinics are elegantly designed with appealing interiors and colour schemes and have ......read more

    Experts at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery say swimming boosts bone power

    Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery was the Gold Sponsor at the 13th annual Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim scheduled to take place on March 31 Dubai, UAE, April 4, 2017:  Swimming has long been plugged as a great exercise, one that’s easy on the body and good for individuals with joint pain. It is also said to strengthen bones. Studies and research indicate that individuals who frequently swim laps have greater leg bone mass than those who don’t swim at all. Commenting on the benefits of swimming, Dr. Bhuvaneshwar Machani, Consultant Orthopedics at Burjeel Hospital ......read more

    Surgeons at Burjeel Hospital removed a “tennis ball” tumor from the heart of a 61-year-old patient

    as part of a commitment to provide 200 free cardiac surgeries in 2017 United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – 03, April 2017: Mrs. Safia Farah Jama, a 61-year-old Somali national came to Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi with a complicated case involving a large tumor inside her heart. Cardiac tumors are extremely rare and Mrs. Safia’s tumor was the size of a tennis ball. Her tumor was interfering with the normal blood flow inside her heart, affecting the function of the mitral valve – one of the major valves in the cardiac system.  Surgeons at Burjeel Hospital, one of the ......read more

    LivNordic Spa & Wellness Offers and Activities for the month of April

    Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017 Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living. With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so…. There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third ......read more

    Sharjah shares its ‘success formula' with other GCC countries to become healthy cities

    Health ministry officials visit Sharjah to learn about the Healthy City program Sharjah, UAE, April 2nd, 2017: Sharjah, the healthiest city in the Middle East and Africa region with an impressive score of 88% as per the World Health Organization (WHO) is now spreading the knowledge across GCC. Sharjah Health Authority, welcomed a team of representatives from GCC health ministries to enlighten them on their experience of being the ‘Healthy City’. The city endeavors to score higher during the next evaluation by WHO in the coming years. The primary goal of the WHO Healthy Cities ......read more

    SculpSure, the Revolutionary Body Contouring Procedure Launches in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017:  Spring is just around the corner and there’s no better time to redefine your body with the revolutionary body contouring treatment from SculpSure.  Developed by Cynosure in the US, and distributed in the region by Amico, a leading medical devices provider. SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen.  It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat. For many patients, traditionally invasive ......read more

    RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah conducting Foot Care Clinic

    Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice. 30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and ......read more

    Aster closes FY 2016-17 with a healthy outlook in India and Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March, 2017:  Aster DM Healthcare, the Dubai based healthcare conglomerate, has reported a healthy 2016-17 fiscal year led by its continued expansion and acquisition strategy. Over the past year, the group has expanded its network across GCC as well as India. Key Milestones achieved in FY 2016 -17, as well as upcoming launches: Aster DM Healthcare Group completes 3 decades of operations in 2017 Total 317 medical establishments, including 18 hospitals, 98 clinics and 201 pharmacies as on 30, January 2017  GCC: 3 new hospitals: ......read more

    Media Statement about the Registration of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Commercial Farms in Tennessee, USA, and Malaysian Province of Kelantain

    Dr Majid Sultan Al Qasimi - Director of Animal Health and Development Department, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Based on the notification from the World Organization for Animal Health about the registration of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial farms in Tennessee, USA, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE) took the following actions on 8/3/2017: Prohibited the import of all kinds of live domestic and wild birds, ornamental birds, chicks, hatching eggs and their thermally untreated wastes from the US state ......read more

    396 Million Dirhams Business Deals Sealed In Dubai Derma 2017

    “Scientific Committee Announces the Recommendations in Conclusion of Dubai Derma” Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 29th of March 2017:  The 17th edition of the Dubai Derma Conference and Exhibition concluded today after three days of  great success that has witnessed the participation of 15,000 visitors and participants over the scope of the 3 days. Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of Dubai Derma said: “Dubai Derma has succeeded over the past years to attract local and international doctors, professors, and specialists in the field of ......read more

    Malabar Gold & Diamonds conducts free health check-up in association with Fujairah Government Hospital, Fujairah

    Over 400 residents from Fujairah got benefited from Free Health Check-up & Medicines provided. Dubai, March 29, 2017:  Malabar Gold & Diamonds, one of the BIG 5 jewellery retailers globally with 174 retail outlets globally organized a free medical camp in association with Fujairah Government Hospital, Fujairah, on Friday, 24th February, 2017.  Aiming to ensure the quality health care accessible to everyone, Malabar Gold & Diamonds has been conducting several such health checkup camps in different parts of the Middle East in association with like-minded ......read more

    The first plant of its kind in the Middle East region for generic oncology drugs

     “Gulf Investment Corporation” participates in the capital increase of “Sudair Pharmaceuticals Company” Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2017:  Gulf Investment Corporation which is based in Kuwait announced that it has successfully completed acquisition of a significant minority stake in “Sudair Pharmaceuticals Company” - the owner and the developer of Sudair Specialized Pharmaceuticals Complex. The plan of the company is to set-up a specialized pharmaceuticals complex in a phased manner focusing on high-end generic drugs for cancer treatment in Phase 1 ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention says ‘vitamin B17' cannot cure cancer

    UAE, March 28, 2017 - H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention, has warned the public against a circulating video making false claims concerning the supposed ability of vitamin B17 to cure cancer. These claims lack scientific basis and are not supported by facts issued by global health authorities or even cancer research organizations. H.E. reiterated that spreading misleading information has serious consequences, especially as it relates to a serious disease that causes the death of millions of people ......read more

    National Reference Laboratory (NRL) leads accreditation efforts in the region by completing record-breaking 12 quality assurance accreditations and inspections in 2016

    NRL receives globally recognized ISO 15189 accreditation for quality excellence for four more laboratories in their network.  The latest accreditations support the continued growth of NRL’s delivery of medical laboratory excellence, to ultimately improve patient outcomes across Abu Dhabi and the region. Abu Dhabi, 27 March 2017:  National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, today announced receiving the ISO 15189 accreditation for their laboratory at ICAD and three managed laboratories at Imperial College London ......read more

    Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and Ethiopian Ambassador to the UAE holds meeting to discuss joint health initiatives

    UAE, March 27, 2017- His Excellency (H.E.) Dr. Mohamed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) recently met with H.E. Dr. Abdelqader Saleh, Ambassador of the Republic of Ethiopia to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), at the Ministry of Health and Prevention office in Abu Dhabi to discuss future cooperation across joint initiatives in the field of health. Also present during the meeting was Dr. Essa Al Mansouri, Office Manager for the Undersecretary and Director of International Health Relations, MOHAP. The meeting focused on the further enhancement of ......read more

    Under the Patronage of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah the 18th International Conference of the Union of Arab Chemists opened today

    Ras Al Khaimah - UAE, 27 March 2017:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Managing Director of RAK Free Trade Zone, Managing Director of the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority, His Excellency Mohammed Ahmed Al Kait, Advisor at the Amiri Diwan, Director of Antiquities and Museums Department, HE Prof. Haidar Sayed Jawad Behbehani, Secretary General of the Federation and Deputy Director of Kuwait University and Dr. Ahmed Ali ......read more

    Emirates Hospitals Group to enhance patient care with InterSystems TrakCare

    The leading healthcare provider is the first to adopt “TrakCare as a service” in the United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE – March 26, 2017:  InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, announced that Emirates Hospitals Group, one of the largest private healthcare providers in the UAE, will be implementing the InterSystems TrakCare® unified healthcare information system.  By implementing TrakCare, Emirates Hospitals Group will be the first private chain to deploy a world-class international healthcare information system across all its ......read more

    Tips to avoid penalty headaches on Dubai's mandatory health coverage

    Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  An unintended consequence of mandatory health insurance has been the commoditization of health plans. What was once seen as an additional benefit for some key employees has become mandatory for all employees – naturally leading to a massive increase in demand for the health insurance industry. This is particularly relevant for employers with less than 100 employees, dependents of employees and domestic help. Under the Compulsory Health Insurance Law in Dubai, which aims to build homogenous health services for all, every employer is mandated to offer ......read more

    Latifa Hospital welcomes UK's top doctors in Dubai to share pediatric and neonatal best practices

    Senior doctors from HCA Healthcare UK are participating at the 3rd Latifa Hospital International Pediatric and Neonatal Conference Dubai, UAE, March 23rd, 2017: UK’s leading hospital group, HCA Healthcare UK is here to extend support to the healthcare industry stakeholders in UAE. Having already established their Middle Eastern headquarters in Dubai Healthcare City, HCA’s senior consultants are here to present their innovative solutions at the ‘3rd Latifa Hospital International Pediatric and Neonatal Conference’ (LHPNC 2017) starting today till 25th March 2017 in ......read more

    Philips expands presence across the region

    United Arab Emirates – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announced today that is has expanded its footprint across the region following the inauguration of its new scientific office in Qatar. The new opening comes as part of the company’s overall expansion efforts, and commitment to drive robust partnerships throughout the region with an aim to develop stronger healthcare outcomes. Arjen Radder said, ‘‘Qatar is an important market for Philips. The new office opening reflects Philips’ growing commitment towards investing in the wider region.  Our ......read more

    Rashid Hospital recognised as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery.

    The hospital performs the highest number of mini-gastric bypass procedures in the region. The hospital is currently expanding its bariatric services due to a high-waiting list. Hospital follows stringent selection criteria and only those patients who medically need surgery and have exhausted other methods of weight loss are selected.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority run Rashid Hospital recently received international recognition as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery. The Surgical Review Corporation presented Dr. Alya Al ......read more

    A pebble with a message encourages women to get breast cancer checks

    Medcare initiated a unique direct engagement campaign to help women in UAE proactively seek guidance for breast cancer checks. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2017:  Breaking the silence and taboo around breast examination, Medcare has initiated a ‘discreet’ campaign to help women directly reach out to healthcare specialists for screening and mammography, with an opportunity to have their questions on the disease answered. As part of the effort, a pebble was placed inside the shoes of women who went for prayers and attended religious education sessions. Upon coming ......read more

    Julphar's Board of Directors recommends 16% cash dividends and 3% bonus shares

    March 22, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE):  The Board of Directors of Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries recommends the distribution of 16 percent cash dividends and 3 percent bonus shares for the year 2016 – subject to the formal approval of the company’s shareholders during the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on April 16th, 2017. Commenting on the Board’s decision, Julphar’s Chairman His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi said: “Last year witnessed economic and political challenges impacting the region. However, we ......read more

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