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    King's College Hospital Joins WeightLoss Solutions Australia to Combat Obesity in UAE

    Dubai – February 03, 2023: King’s College Hospital London – Dubai has inked a partnership agreement with Weight Loss Solutions Australia (WLSA) to provide patients in Dubai with access to the latest in weight loss treatments and technologies developed by the Australian organization. The partnership will allow patients to benefit from the expertise of both organizations.  The partnership aims to alleviate the health challenges associated with obesity as recent studies have shown that over 60 per cent of adults in the UAE are either overweight or obese. Experts have estimated that such high rates can be attributed to factors such as unhealthy dietary habits, lack of physical activity, and a sedentary lifestyle. Further, this has also caused an increased risk of other related health problems such as diabetes, ......read more

    Dubai Healthcare City Joins Hands with Dar Al Ber Society to Open Endowment and Charity Pharmacy

    • First-of-its-kind access-focused pharmacy will operate in DHCC Building 33 • Abwab Al Khair will enhance patient access to medication for chronic diseases    Dubai, UAE; February 3, 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority, (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the emirate’s enabling healthcare freezone, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society to open its second endowment and charity pharmacy in the UAE and the first in DHCC to fund charitable projects.    The agreement, which was signed on the last day of Arab Health, will primarily focus on patient access to medications for chronic diseases, with  the provision of medicine to those in need, and low-income patients who cannot afford the cost of the medicine or are not covered by ......read more

    Empower: District Cooling is the most Advantageous Sustainable Cooling Solution for the Health Sector

    220 medical facilities are served by Empower's district cooling services Empower supplies Dubai Healthcare City with 142,000 refrigeration tons Dubai, UAE, 02 Feb 2023: In the context of the ‘Arab Health 2023, the region’s largest exhibition of its kind, the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest provider of district cooling services, confirmed that developed countries, including the UAE, realized early on the importance of district cooling in protecting the environment and preserving the health of society, which is one of the most important and prominent factors affecting human health and affected by its practices.  Empower is currently providing district cooling services to 43 large healthcare projects, which together constitute 220 medical facilities, most ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority and DIEZ Sign Strategic Partnership to support the Founding of Healthcare Companies

    • New shift in expanding private health sector investments in Dubai • Contributes to enhancing investment opportunities and supporting innovative technological solutions in the sector. • Al Ketbi: We are committed to consolidating partnerships to serve Dubai’s goals and future aspirations • Al Zarooni: ‘UAE at the forefront for attracting investments in healthcare sector’   Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2023: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, which seeks to promote cooperation and coordination between the two sides to enhance investment opportunities in Dubai’s healthcare sector, support the formation of healthcare start-ups, and develop innovative technological solutions. This aligns with the ......read more

    UAE Health Authorities Officially Launch National Drug Tracking System Tatmeen

    • 1.2 million drug packages tracked and traced across the UAE.   • 1,760 partners ready to interact with and support the platform.   • The platform being showcased at the Arab Health 2023   Dubai, February 2, 2023:  The UAE health authorities has officially launched the national drug tracking system " Tatmeen", the region’s first platform of its kind to track and trace pharmaceutical products. With this innovative system, the UAE is taking a major step towards ensuring the immunity and security of its medical supply chains. The highly advanced track and trace platform was unveiled by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DoH), and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) during their participation in Arab Health 2023, taking place ......read more

    PCR's Free Breast Cancer Screenings Rolls Out Across 7 Emirates with Over 30 Medical Clinics

    During the 7-day ride across the UAE FOCP initiative supplies free breast cancer testing facilities for the public  Sharjah, February 2, 2023 As part of the Pink Caravan Ride’s efforts to curb breast cancer and increase awareness, the Friends of Cancer Patients’ annual initiative is offering free breast cancer screenings in all seven emirates through their mobile clinics and mammography unit during the seven-day national ride. In addition to its ongoing efforts, the PCR established dedicated fixed clinics throughout the United Arab Emirates providing free breast cancer screenings between January 20th and February 10th, offering the public another opportunity to receive convenient and cost-free testing. The mobile clinics and minivans will be running in conjunction with the pan-emirate ride starting on the ......read more

    RAK Hospital Signs a Clinical Collaboration Agreement with Apollo Hospitals Group India

    Partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services UAE patients to get direct access to Apollo’s expert medical team without travelling outside UAE February 2, 2023 - Dubai, UAE: RAK Hospital, UAE’s premier hospital enters into a clinical collaboration agreement with Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest healthcare provider in Afro-Asia. The partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services with the aim to cooperatively advance the field of health utilising the latest medical technology. The post-pandemic period necessitates healthcare providers to collaborate across geographic borders, and such relationships are crucial in light of the escalating disease burden and changing non-communicable disease ......read more

    With Hip Fractures Expected to Double Worldwide by 2050, Cleveland Clinic Expert Recommends 5 Lifestyle Changes for Better Bone Health

     Orthopedic surgeon visiting Arab Health says individuals of all ages can take simple steps now to help protect their bone heath in the future      February 1, 2023, Dubai, UAE: Osteoporotic bone fractures are dangerous and often debilitating, and their incidence is expected to rise significantly as global populations age, according to research. The good news is that there are several simple steps individuals can take at any age to protect their bone health, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, who is visiting Arab Health in Dubai this week. Speaking on the sidelines of the annual event, orthopedic surgeon Mark Schickendantz, MD, cited a recent study presented by researchers from Hong Kong at last year’s American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Annual Meeting. Dr. ......read more

    WCM-Q Diabetes Researcher Ranked among World's Best

    Doha – February 1, 2023: Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) clinician and researcher Dr. Rayaz Malik has been ranked among the world’s leading experts in the fields of diabetic neuropathy and diabetes complications.  Dr. Malik, professor of medicine and assistant dean for clinical investigations at WCM-Q, was ranked 7th for diabetic neuropathies (nerve damage) and 13th for diabetes complications, in a ranking of the most influential clinical researchers across the world.  This list was independently compiled by Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare. It ranks the performance of researchers impartially, using a series of objective metrics to judge the number and quality of research papers and the impact factor of the journals in which they have been ......read more

    DHA Extends Service of Birth and Death Certificate Issuance to the Private Sector Hospitals in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1 February, 2023:  Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced during Arab Health 2023 that it has extended the service of birth and death certificate issuance to private sector hospitals in Dubai. The move is aimed to enhance the convenience of community members and ensure easy utilisation of this service. Previously only a public hospital in Dubai could provide this certificate. However, by the end of 2023, all private sector hospitals in Dubai will also be able to issue these certificates. Presently, this service is available at HMS Mirdif Hospital, Medcare Hospital for Women and Children, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, Mediclinic City Hospital, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital  and Zulekha hospital.  Customers will receive a physical certificate and they can request for a digital ......read more

    This Year's Pink Caravan Ride is Powered by You!

    Friends of Cancer Patient’s annual pan-UAE ride recognises the efforts made by all who attend in aid of breast cancer awareness and the drive towards defeating the disease through early detection  Sharjah, February 1, 2023:  The Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), UAE's annual breast cancer awareness campaign, has announced its theme for 2023's ride: "Powered by You." This theme is a reflection of the power and energy that the Pink Caravan Ride derives from each and every person in the UAE community as it makes strides towards mass awareness while offering free breast cancer screenings in efforts to defeat the disease through early detection. This year's theme “Powered by You” highlights the crucial role of community support in the campaign's yearly success and emphasises that without the ......read more

    Life-saving 3D MRI Fetal Heart Imaging Technology Showcased at Arab Health 2023

    Cutting-edge technologies showcased, include fetal cardiac MRI and 3D imaging of the fetal heart, and in adults the totally endoscopic 3D heart valve repair and replacement surgical technique Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 January 2023: Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Specialist Care (RB&HH) and Evelina London Children’s Hospital, both part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, had a regional debut of life-saving, cutting-edge cardiac advances to address cardiovascular issues at Arab Health 2023 including 3D fetal cardiac imaging and machine learning Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as the totally endoscopic 3D heart valve repair and replacement surgical technique. The event is taking place from January 30 - February 2 2023.  In the Middle East, the prevalence of congenital heart ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Highlights Key Areas of Healthcare Investment until 2025

    • DHA provides an overview of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 • Al Ketbi:  The aim of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 is to provide investors with detailed information on key healthcare priority areas and to provide a detailed overview of the health sector so that they can make viable investments. • Al Ketbi: Health investment in areas of need benefits investors, helps create a dynamic and robust health sector, and provides community members and visitors with access to the highest quality of specialised and accessible care.  • Post COVID-19 key areas of focus include: innovation, digital health, medical equipment, mental health, MedTech start-ups, urgent care, long-term care, rehabilitation and home care. • Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 is a ready-reckoner for investors to ......read more

    AD Ports Logistics Unveils New Distribution Business Line to Support the Region's Growing Healthcare Market

    New business line will purchase, handle, and supply high-demand healthcare products for hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and retailers in the UAE & GCC   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 January, 2023: AD Ports Logistics (ADPL), provider of integrated end-to-end business solutions and a subsidiary of AD Ports Group’s Logistics Cluster, has announced the addition of a new distribution business line that will see the company secure exclusive distribution rights for a range of healthcare products. The new business line targets the GCC’s fast-growing healthcare and life sciences sector, whose market size is projected to increase at a CAGR of 4.9% to AED 365.7 billion (US $99.6 billion) in 2023 from AED 316.6 billion (US $86.2 billion) in 2020.  As a distributor licensed by the UAE Ministry of Health and Abu Dhabi ......read more

    Saudi German Health Participates in Arab Health 2023 to Highlight Achievements and New Projects

    30 January 2023- Saudi German Health (SGH), a leading healthcare group in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, is participating in the Arab Health 2023, in line with its commitment to promoting and raising the standards of the region’s healthcare sector. The annual event, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, starts on January 30, 2023 and will run until February 02, 2023. During its participation, SGH highlighted its ethos of ‘Caring Like Family’ and showcased its family tree at the centre of its booth to underline the group’s milestones and family spirit. The group also highlighted several achievements, including the launch of the ‘SGH mobile app,’ which reiterates its commitment to better serving the patients and making healthcare services more accessible. The group ......read more

    Pink Caravan Ride Announces the Official Routes for Pan-Emirate Ride

    Annual ride in aid of breast cancer awareness kicks off with its opening ceremony on the 4th February at at Al Heera Beach Sharjah, January 31, 2023:  The Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), an annual breast cancer awareness initiative of UAE-based Friends of Cancer Patients society has announced the official routes for the ride, set to commence its 11th edition on February 4th in conjunction with World Cancer Day. This journey of hope and courage will traverse the seven emirates, with the first day focusing on raising awareness for the most prominent and preventable types of cancer, including breast, skin, colon, prostate, testicular, childhood, and cervical cancer. The ride will begin on February 4th in Sharjah and Ajman, with riders starting at Al Heera Beach in Sharjah, the official opening ceremony at 8:00 AM and the start of the ......read more

    Dubai Healthcare City Study Reveals Key Sector Trends and Opportunities for Mena Region's Health Industry

    • Healthcare spending in the GCC is forecast to reach USD 99.6 billion in 2023 from USD 86.2 billion in 2020 • DHCC’s total economic contribution to the GDP of Dubai reached AED 2.8 billion in 2021 • Despite pandemic-related restrictions on global travel, Dubai doubled the number of health tourists in 2021 with international visitors spending USD 198 million on healthcare   Dubai- UAE - 30 January 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), today launched a major whitepaper titled ‘Emerging Opportunities In Middle East Healthcare’ which reveals in-depth insights into the regional healthcare sector, with special focus on the GCC.   The study, the latest initiative in DHCA’s mission to contribute to the development of ......read more

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre is Set to Introduce Innovative Healthcare Solutions at LEAP 2023

    Metaverse, AI, Blockchain, and VR in healthcare are among KFSH&RC’s key focus areas Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – January 30, 2022 – King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) announces its participation at the second edition of LEAP, Saudi Arabia's most prominent technology event, which is set to convene global innovators and disruptors in Riyadh between February 6-9.  Internationally ranked as Saudi Arabia's number one hospital and a primary supporter of Vision 2030's healthcare transformation goals, KFSH&RC will present trailblazing technologies that will drive the healthcare sector forward under the three main pillars: operational excellence, patient experience, and the quality of care.  Pillar 1: Operational excellence KFSH&RC will present its ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Receives Accreditation for the Internship and Residency Program from National Institute for Health Specialties

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2023: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) recently received an accreditation for the internship and residency program from National Institute for Health Specialties. This is the first-of-its kind accreditation in the UAE in this field.  His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said that medical professionals are the core of the health sector and that the DHA prioritises providing them with continuous learning opportunities that helps them stay up-to-date with the latest in the medical field ,in all aspects, from processes to technologies. He added that accreditations are vital in the health sector as they provide a benchmark to ensure unified standards of care across different health facilitates. Dr. Mohammed Al Houqani, Secretary General ......read more

    Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare Partnership Set to Revolutionize Regional Healthcare through Innovative Solutions at Arab Health 2023

    • As Gold Sponsors of iconic event, Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare to showcase AI-powered solutions in diagnostics, digital health, therapeutics, advanced omics, and patient care  • G42 Healthcare also signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Future Health Summit, to be held along the sidelines of Arab Health • Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare experts to focus on the emerging technology trends in healthcare in deliberations and panels    Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2023: Mubadala Health, the integrated network of world-class healthcare facilities, and G42 Healthcare, the leading Abu Dhabi-based AI health-tech company, are jointly taking centre stage at Arab Health 2023 in Dubai to showcase their innovative solutions and patient care.    The partnership between the two leading healthcare ......read more

    Aspiring Doctors attend WCM-Q's High School Medical Conference

    Doha – January 25, 2023: More than 250 participants, including teachers, school counselors, high school students, and parents attended this year’s edition of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) High School Medical Conference (HSMC) that was hosted on campus by the Office of Student Outreach and Educational Development.  The conference brought together highly motivated students, aspiring to become the next generation of medical leaders, generated interest in pursuing a career in medicine, and offered a glimpse into life as a WCM-Q medical student. It also provided a valuable platform to engage educators across the entire spectrum of STEM disciplines. The one-day event featured professional development workshops on several topics, including steps towards a complete application, reading and writing ......read more

    382 Health Facilities part of Dubai Health Authority's Single Electronic Medical File Initiative

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2023 : Dubai Health Authority recently held a workshop with relevant stakeholders to discuss the progress of the NABIDH initiative and to discuss ways to enhance integration with the health sector in the Emirate. NABIDH, is an ongoing digital transformation project that will ensure one electronic medical file for every patient. Presently, NABIDH has unified to over 7 million medical records and more than 31,000 clinicians and 382 healthcare facilities are part of the initiative. More than 43 medical record systems are also part of the initiative.  His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority highlighted the progress made by this initiative and emphasized that DHA focuses on utilizing the latest healthcare technologies to ensure the provision ......read more

    New Therapies and HPV Vaccines Offer Hope in the Fight Against Cervical Cancer, But Regular Screenings Remain Vital

    As the world marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an expert from Cleveland Clinic discusses means of prevention and the potential benefits of immunotherapy treatments       Wednesday, 25 January, 2023, CLEVELAND: The research and development of immunotherapy drugs to treat patients who have cervical cancer, especially in its advanced stages, is offering hope to hundreds of thousands of women worldwide, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic. However, speaking during the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month of January, he points out that regular screenings remain a vital tool to prevent cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer is the fourth-most common cancer among women worldwide and is caused mainly by persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the World Health ......read more

    Teenager Cracked Forehead Healed by 3D Surgical Technique

    Saudi teen endured car accident injuries for years without proper medical treatment  Riyadh - January 24, 2023:  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at King Abdullah Medical City KAMC in Makkah completed On Sunday, December 22 a successful 3-hour surgical intervention using the 3D surgical planning technique to repair deformities and fractures in the forehead bone of a patient who suffered from an old traffic accident injury. Makkah Health cluster said that doctors were able to end the suffering of a Saudi teenager, who was involved in a traffic accident seven years ago that led to a fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket. After conducting clinical and radiological examinations, it was revealed that there was a double fracture in the forehead bone and the upper right eye socket, which was not ......read more

    myAster – Region's 1st Integrated Healthcare Platform crosses 352k Downloads since Phase I Launch

    • Aster DM Healthcare’s patient care digital platform now provides complete access to Aster hospitals, clinics, diagnostics centers and pharmacies in UAE, putting healthcare management in the hands of patients.    • myAster has touched over one million lives since its introduction and ranks number 1 as free medical app on Play Store and App Store   Dubai - January 23, 2023: In alignment with UAE’s Vision 2031 to position the country in the Top 10 for quality healthcare, Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare providers in GCC and India, today officially unveiled the full-fledged version of myAster app, the region’s first integrated healthcare platform providing access to hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and pharmacies as Aster continues to lead the healthcare ......read more

    Qatari WCM-Q Medical Student Presents Research into Incurable Blood Cancer at Us Health Conference

    Doha – January 23, 2023: A Qatari medical student at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has presented research into a rare and incurable form of blood cancer at the 64th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which took place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Second-year medical student Haya Al Ansari gave a presentation about a clinical research trial she worked on with a team of doctors from Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. The trial investigated the efficacy of two existing drugs that could help in the treatment of mantle cell lymphoma, which remains incurable. Al Ansari presented to more than 4,000 delegates from different parts of the world at the event. While mantle cell lymphoma can be treated with a number of drugs and put into remission, it cannot be cured fully because drug resistance ......read more

    Tabuk Surgeons Reconstruct Jaw with 3D Printing

    benign tumor affected the 25-year-old of jaw  Riyadh - January 19, 2023:  A Saudi Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team working at King Fahd Specialist Hospital KFSH in Tabuk (northwestern Saudi Arabia) succeeded in reconstructing the jaw of a 25-year-old patient after losing it for a tumor. The medical team treating the case explained that the patient was suffering from pain and swelling in the jaw and face, and after conducting necessary medical examinations and x-rays, it was found that he had a benign tumor in the lower jaw, and a medical procedure was required to remove bones of the right lower jaw. A 3D design of the jaw was made, and the exact location of the bone pieces was determined using 3D imaging technology and virtual simulation. Successful surgery removed the right lower jaw bones while preserving the ......read more

    Dubai's First Accredited Centre of Excellence in Endometriosis, Emerges at Medcare Women & Children Hospital

    • New centre of excellence in Endometriosis offers renewed hope for fertility and pain management for patients across the UAE & region.  • Medcare Women & Children Hospital successfully treats over 500 endometriosis patients, yearly    Dubai – January 18 2023:  Medcare Women & Children Hospital has become the first hospital in Dubai to receive the Gold Seal Accreditation as Centre of Excellence for Endometriosis Multidisciplinary Care (COEMEC) by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA. This accreditation is awarded for meeting the highest global standards of medical care for endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease affecting roughly 10% (per cent) of women and girls who are of reproductive age worldwide. Endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the ......read more

    Cash Prizes worth AED 50,000 on Grab for Top Winners of RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge 2023

    RAK Hospital launches the 3rd edition of UAE’s most loved weight loss competition  The 8-week contest starts on 20th January; participants can start registering now via the official event website People encouraged to ‘Lose Big, to Win Big’ and will get educated on life-altering lifestyle habits   16th January 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The Country’s biggest weight loss challenge is back with a bang for the third time, with AED 50,000 worth of cash prizes on offer for the top winners. Continuing the cause of raising awareness on Obesity, the biggest epidemic of modern times, RAK Hospital in association with the Ministry of Health and Prevention Ras Al Khaimah announced its popular community initiative, the RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge (RBWLC) 2023. The 8-week challenge which saw over ......read more

    Wholesome Family Entertainment Dubai Residential Oasis Family Fest '23

    Devadaru Ayurveda Medical Centre launched in Dubai Residential Oasis complex. Dubai Residential Oasis Family Fest ’23 took place on the 13th and 14th of January at the sprawling Dubai residential Oasis campus in Al Qusais. Announcing this in a press release Mr. Hani Mustafa Al Hamed, Property Manager, Dubai Residential Oasis said that the community-wide celebration featured a variety of on-stage entertainment, games, sports, music, food and clothing stalls. The Family Fest was attended by over 324 families from around 15 nationalities and it was two fun filled days. The main members of the DRO Fest organizing committee included Anil Moopen, Abdul Baree, Sadat Nalakat, Mujeeb M Ismail, Daison Varghese, Siraj Ismail. The event also witnessed the launch of Devadaru Ayurvedic Medical Centre. “Following the success of ......read more

    “Hayat” Enrols more than 10,000 Organ Donors

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2023: Following the announcement of the Abu Dhabi community campaign supporting the National Programme for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation “Hayat”, launched by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate, the number of registrants in the “Hayat” programme reached more than 10,000 organ donors from different nationalities, backgrounds and ages, who expressed their desire to become organ donors post mortem. This confirms their belief in the importance of organ donation as a noble humanitarian act that embodies the highest meaning of giving and gives others renewed hope in life. These values create a vivid scenario of community solidarity, where organ donation, whether during life or after death, saves ......read more

    Pink Caravan Call on Riders to Saddle up for their 11th pan-UAE Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

    Friends Of Cancer Patients’ yearly ride to raise cancer awareness and promote testing for early detection invites all horse riders in the nation to join their procession for a worth cause   Sharjah, January 10, 2022:  The Higher Organising Committee of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) — the annual breast cancer awareness initiative — is calling on all horse-riders interested in joining their 11th yearly nation-wide ride, to register for participation. The ride which starts on February 4th, coinciding with World Cancer Day, will travel across all seven emirates, and concludes on February 10th, as they raise awareness for breast cancer. The committee noted that the yearly gathering of the public and communities across the country, along-side the participation of horse-riders all over the nation, ......read more

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre Successfully Performs a Heart Transplant for the Youngest Patient in the Middle East

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 9, January 2023:  King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre's (KFSH&RC) pediatric cardiac surgery team successfully performed consecutive heart transplants on two children within 24 hours in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.    Before the surgeries, the transplant recipients – an Emirati girl aged less than eight months and a 19-month-old Saudi girl – were in critical condition due to heart failure necessitating the installation of temporary artificial pumps. The girls were also placed in intensive care units while awaiting transplants   The transplants required highly qualified professionals, advanced medical infrastructure, and international logistical support and cooperation.  For the first surgery, KFSH&RC's surgical team ......read more

    King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre achieves ‘Digital Health Most Wired' Recognition by CHIME for the Third Year in a Row

    Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – 4, January 2022 – King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) has once again been recognized by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives’ (CHIME) ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program. KFSH&RC is among the only two healthcare facilities outside the United States to achieve level 9 status for being at the forefront of innovating with healthcare information technology (IT) to improve patient safety and outcomes across the entire organization.     CHIME is an executive organization that enables senior healthcare IT leaders to exchange best practices and promote the effective use of IT to advance healthcare in the communities they serve. For the ‘Digital Health Most Wired’ program, CHIME conducts an annual ......read more

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi supports the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign' to Drive Organ Donation Registration

    • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi installs its first ‘Hayat’ booth to drive organ donor registration in the UAE • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi CEO first to sign up as an organ donor at the booth • To date, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has performed more than 330 life-changing organ transplants    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 3, 2023: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, is working with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) to promote the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign’, supporting the National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation, ‘Hayat’. Launched by DoH, the campaign seeks to drive organ donation registration and raise awareness of the initiative. The multispecialty hospital has installed the first Hayat booth that will ......read more

    Department of Health – Abu Dhabi: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Remain Available within the Emirate's Healthcare Facilities

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate – 30 December 2022: The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate confirmed the continuity of COVID-19 related services in Abu Dhabi. COVID-19 vaccinations and PCR tests remain available in various healthcare facilities in the Emirate including pharmacies and medical centres as well as SEHA's healthcare centres.  This comes after Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announced closure of some COVID-19 centres in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, in its gradual efforts for a return to normal life post-COVID.  The Department remains committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all community members in Abu Dhabi and ensuring that it is providing the necessary healthcare services, as it continues to provide PCR tests and ......read more

    WCM-Q Webinar Series Boosts Population Health

    Doha – December 28, 2022:  Two expert speakers discussed ways to address pressing population health issues in the latest instalments of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Population Health and Wellbeing webinar series.  The latest webinar featured Dr. Sheela Nambiar, president of the Indian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, discussing the central importance of regular exercise for overall health and wellbeing. Prior to that, Dr. Shagufta Feroz, founder and president of the Pakistan Association of Lifestyle Medicine gave a presentation about the health benefits of eating in synchronization with the body’s natural biorhythms. The series is delivered by WCM-Q’s Institute for Population Health (IPH) and is designed to share expert knowledge on major global health challenges such as the epidemic of ......read more

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

    Abu Dhabi, 27 December 2022: Mubadala Health signed a partnership agreement with Abu Dhabi Pension Fund (ADPF) to provide exclusive healthcare services to ADPF-registered pensioners. The agreement will result in the implementation of a personal health program for pensioners. All new pensioners will be immediately enrolled in the program. The agreement will enhance cooperation between the two parties, in line with Mubadala Health’s mission to achieve the highest levels of health and quality of life for the Abu Dhabi community. The agreement will also expand the social benefits offered to pensioners. As part of the agreement, Mubadala Health’s network of healthcare facilities will provide healthcare services to pensioners through the newly launched “Health is Wealth” program. The first level is designed to ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Develops a Tool for Self-Assessment of Medical Licenses

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has developed a self-assessment tool, which is an instant 24/7 online service that is  free-of-cost to support investors, health professionals and medical facilities.  The aim of the service is to provide support and guidance to stakeholders and to enhance sustainability of the health sector in the Emirate.  Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector  at the DHA said that the self-assessment tool, is an important initiative and enables applicants who want to apply for a medical license to check whether they meet all the conditions required to obtain a health professional license to practice medicine in the Emirate of Dubai.  Professional titles and all licensing requirements are clearly mentioned in line with ......read more

    Bupa Arabia Awarded Health Insurance Health Insurance Contract with SNB

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

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    Al Qassimi Women's & Children's Hospital Certified as Baby-Friendly

    September 27, 2021:  Al Qassimi Women's & Children's Hospital of the Emirates Health Services (EHS) has been officially certified as a Baby-Friendly hospital following its success in complying with the quality of healthcare standards and providing outstanding services to women and children. The EHS attributed this achievement to the strenuous and ongoing efforts exerted by the hospital staff members and competent national committee. A four-day assessment process was conducted by the WHO/UNICEF under the supervision of the Ministry of Health's National Committee for ......read more

    Pediatric Gastroenterology Team at SKMC Successfully Care for 17-year-old Girl Diagnosed With Crohn's Disease

    Abu Dhabi, 27 September 2021:  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, continues the successful treatment journey of 17-year-old girl who had been suffering from Crohn’s disease for over half a decade.  Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation in the digestive tract, which may present with abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Unfortunately Crohn’s disease can be both painful and ......read more

    Premarital Screening and Counseling Service Now Available at Al Yahar Healthcare Center

    Abu Dhabi, 27, September 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA Healthcare Facility, announced the opening of the premarital screening and counseling service in Al Yahar Healthcare Center in Al Ain in cooperation with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, in line with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” strategy to provide patients with easy access to healthcare services. The newly opened service includes screening for infection diseases as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, genetic diseases such as Beta –thalassemia and sickle cell anemia, and testing for ......read more

    Al Qassimi Women's & Children's Hospital Successfully Performs 12 Robotic Surgeries for Pelvic Diseases in 5 Days

    September 26, 2021:  The Emirates Health Services (EHS) announced that Al Qassimi Hospital for Women & Children, in cooperation with the Visiting Consultants Program, has successfully performed 12 surgeries to treat pelvic diseases using the surgical robot within five days. With this achievement, Al Qassimi Hospital enhances its leadership at the local level as the first health body to conduct over 151 robotic surgeries since February 2019.  This remarkable achievement underpins the successes of the Robotic Surgery Program in Gynecology which was developed by the EHS in ......read more

    FlexoFix is Building the Middle East's First-Ever All-Encompassing Wellness Eco-System Brand

    Karl Dariane, Founder & CEO of FlexoFix, reveals plans to launch the Middle East's first and only one-stop-shop wellness centre, offering nutritional plans, muscular health services, alignment support, emotional guidance, and much more. Dubai  - September 26, 2021: Karl Dariane, the founder of the first flexology studio in the Middle East, FlexoFix, has experienced such tremendous success that the time to build his vision has finally arrived. FlexoFix will be expanding into an all-encompassing wellness centre as a natural next step. Knowledge, caring, and experience will bring ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare Set to Serve World Tourists, Global Showcase at the India Pavilion, Expo 2020

    • As a corporate partner of the India pavilion at Expo 2020, Aster to operate First Aid Medical booth at the basement of the India pavilion for 6 months and present a grand showcase for a month during the Health & Wellness week starting in January 2022. • UAE’s largest healthcare provider, with a presence across most neighbourhoods, Aster introduces exclusive services to meet the overall healthcare needs of global tourists visiting Dubai.      23rd September, Dubai, UAE: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare provider network ......read more

    DHA Launches Post-COVID-19 Clinics

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 22, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has introduced Post-COVID-19 clinics at two of its health centres in Dubai. The clinics will take place on Tuesdays at Al Barsha Health Centre and on Thursdays at Nad Al Hammar Health Centre. The clinics are for patients with lingering symptoms, often referred to as “long-COVID” as the symptoms persist 4 to 12 weeks after the onset of the illness. This service is not for pregnant women and children under 6 years of age. Dr. Hanan Al Hammadi, Family Medicine Consultant and Director ......read more

    Ministry of Health Launches National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign 2021

    Under the theme "Protecting yourself... protects your community", the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced the launch of the National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign which runs until the end of December 2021.  The campaign is being organized in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Public Health Center (ADPHC), the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company "SEHA", the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and the Emirates Health Services (EHS). The campaign aims to raise community awareness and enhance prevention to reduce complication rates, encourage individuals ......read more

    Patients With Alzheimer's Disease and Their Family Members Encouraged to Join Support Group

    New initiative known as Memory Café will host a two-hour meeting every month at the Centre’s café for patients with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias and their family members. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September, 2021: The DHA’s Seniors' Happiness Centre is encouraging families of patients with Alzheimer’s and other related dementias to join a support group, which will meet on a monthly basis to share experiences, expertise and provide support for patients and caregivers. The newly enhanced service is known as a Memory Café. Once a month ......read more

    SEHA Marks World Alzheimer's Day

    Abu Dhabi, 20 September 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, joins the health community in observance of World Alzheimer’s Day, which takes place annually on September 21. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink (atrophy) and brain cells to die. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia — a continuous decline in thinking, behavioral and social skills that affects a person's ability to function independently. According to the World ......read more

    Dubai CrossFit Championship returns in December with 40 of the World's Fittest in Action

    The three-day Dubai CrossFit Championship will take place from Dec 16-18 and offer more than AED 1 million in prize money   Dubai - United Arab Emirates:  The Dubai CrossFit Championship, one of the most anticipated events in the sport, is set to bring 40 of the world’s biggest CrossFit stars to Dubai for a gruelling three-day challenge that will offer more than AED 1 million in prize money. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, this year’s Dubai CrossFit Championship, which started in 2012 and became the first ever CrossFit sanctioned event in the world in 2018, ......read more

    SEHA Integrates UAE Pass With Its Mobile App and Patient Portal

    Abu Dhabi, 16 September 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announces the integration of the UAE PASS, with SEHA’s Mobile App and Patient Portal, as part of the medical network’s continuous efforts to elevate the patient journey and ensure seamless access to our platforms and services,  This will now allow patients to use their UAE Pass account/login details to login or register directly onto the SEHA Mobile App and Patient Portal, without the need to create separate SEHA credentials. Patients ......read more

    Ministry of Health marks World Patient Safety Day 2021

    September 16, 2021:  Under the theme "Safe maternal and newborn care", the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) is celebrating World Patient Safety Day, observed annually on 17 September. On this occasion, the Dubai Frame will be lit up in orange color at 6 pm. This year's theme aims to promote global awareness on issues related to maternal and neonatal safety, especially during childbirth, it also aims to take sustainable measures to ensure safe and respectful childbirth, activate the safe use of medicines and medical devices during childbirth, and strengthen ......read more

    More Than Half of UAE Residents Affected by Heart Disease

    Survey Conducted By Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Reveals True Scale Of Heart Disease’s Impact On Community   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - September 16, 2021:  More than half of UAE residents have been affected by heart disease during their lifetime, according to a new study commissioned by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health, to mark World Heart Day on September 29.   The survey of more than a thousand UAE residents revealed that 55 percent of respondents had been directly affected by heart disease, either through being diagnosed ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Introduces Ai Policy in Healthcare

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 15, 2021: The Informatics and Smart Health Department at the Dubai Health Authority has launched the first Artificial Intelligence Policy for healthcare in Dubai. The policy is in line with the vision of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence that intends to achieve the UAE Centennial 2071 objectives, boost government performance, and invest in AI adoption.  The AI policy for the health sector in Dubai aims to determine regulatory requirements for the provision of artificial intelligence solutions in field of healthcare; it determines ......read more

    SEHA Kidney Center Inaugurates Country's First Renal Training Program for Nurses

    UAE-based nurses now have the opportunity to specialize in renal care with internationally accredited training program  Abu Dhabi, 15 September, 2021:  SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has launched the country’s first Renal Training Program for locally-based nurses. The six-month training program, which is currently targeting SEHA nurses, is based on international best practice and broadly following the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) competency framework, included six ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Opens Registration for Subspecialty Fellowship Programs

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September, 2021:  Today, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the opening of registration for subspecialty fellowship programs for doctors within and outside the United Arab Emirates from 14 to 30 September, to complete training requirements in facilities affiliated with the Dubai Health Authority. The training requirements will be as per accredited bodies such as the Arab Council for Health Specialties, the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, and the Royal Irish College of Health Practitioners. Dubai Health Authority has obtained ......read more

    DHA's Medical Education Department enhances features of its online learning platform

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2021: The Medical Training Section at DHA’s Medical Education and Research Department highlighted enhanced features for their online portal platform. The MANAAR (Medical Augmentation & Nourishment Anytime Anywhere Resource) portal, the first online Learning Management Platform of DHA now has a Dubai Medical Calendar feature on it. Dr. Wadeia Mohammad Sharief, Director of DHA’s Medical Education and Research Department said: “The Dubai Medical Education Calendar will be a major reference for all healthcare professionals in ......read more

    Frontline Heroes Thank HH Sheikh MBZ

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION  Under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and overseen by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Chairman of the Education and Human Resources Council, the Ministry of Education in partnership with the Frontline Heroes Office launched “Hayyakum,” an initiative that provides scholarships for children of frontline healthcare professionals to attend public schools across the ......read more

    Patient Suffering from “Friedreich Ataxia” Regains Mobility with the Aid of Smart Technology

    Abu Dhabi 09, Sep 2021:  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated an Emirati patient who suffered from Friedreich Ataxia; a genetic condition that affects the nervous system and causes mobility imparities. When the young patient named Amira arrived at SKMC’s Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, she was unable to move her legs and had been suffering from this condition since birth. The rehabilitation team at SKMC developed a personalized intensive ......read more

    SEHA Celebrates World Physiotheraphy Day With Series of Events Aimed to Raise Awareness Within the Community

    Abu Dhabi, 08 September 2021:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, joins the health community in observing World Physiotherapy Day, which takes place every year on September 8. With the aim of raising awareness amongst the community, AHS has organized a series of virtual events for the employees in additional to the educational videos will be published on their account on social media highlighting the importance of physiotherapy as a treatment method and its ability to relieve ......read more

    Pure Health expands lab facilities for COVID-19 testing at Obaiduallah Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah

    Ras Al Khaimah; September 08, 2021:  Pure Health, the leading integrated healthcare solutions provider in the UAE, launched their extended laboratory service offerings at the Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah to include COVID-19 RT- PCR testing.  Healthcare facilities in and around Ras Al Khaimah can now use the laboratory facilities of the hospital operated by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) located in Al Oraibi area, Ras Al Khaimah, for COVID-19 testing. “The COVID-19 testing facility is yet another addition to the Ibrahim ......read more

    Corniche Hospital Helps Women Suffering From Chronic Conditions Resume Normal Lives

    The SEHA facility treats women with complex endometriosis cases, freeing them from what is known to be an elusive condition  Abu Dhabi,07 Sep. 2021:  Corniche Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, continues to make a positive and memorable impact on woman’s health by providing life-changing care for women diagnosed with complex endometriosis. Endometriosis can occur in women anytime from puberty until the age of menopause and is a disorder in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows ......read more

    “SEHA” Postpones the Implementation of the decision related to Al Hosn Green Pass

    06, September 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” announced the decision today to postpone the implementation of Al Hosn Green Pass. Current visitation measures will remain unchanged until further notice.    ...read more

    Patients and Visitors Above 16 Years Old Require the Al-HOSN Green Pass to Access SEHA Facilities

    STARTING FROM Sept 7, 2021, PATIENTS AND VISITORS ABOVE 16 YEARS OLD REQUIRE THE AL-HOSN GREEN PASS TO ACCESS SEHA FACILITIES    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Sept 05, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), announced that patients and visitors above the age of 16 require a green pass on the Al Hosn App to access healthcare facilities and centers across the network. This new process excludes visitors to emergency departments and drive-through testing facilities. This announcement follows the latest directive from the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and ......read more

    Al Mushrif Children's Specialty Center Ends the Suffering of 10-Year-Old Boy

    Abu Dhabi - 05, September 2021:  Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Center, managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA Health System Facility, – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated a child with a foreign object lodged in the nasal cavity. The child had been experiencing a foul-smelling nasal discharge and bad breath for the past two years, while suffering from recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) during this time. Having visited multiple medical facilities, both regionally and abroad, the common diagnosis alluded to unhealthy ......read more

    Madinat Zayed Hospital Successfully Treats Patient With Haemorrhagic Cerebrovascular Accident

    04 Sep 2021:  Madinat Zayed Hospital, part of the Al Dhafra Hospitals that fall under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated 36-year-old female patient, Bushra, who was admitted with haemorrhagic cerebrovascular accident (CVA), intubated for over three weeks.  CVA is a type of stroke that occurs when a blood vessel in the brain or on the surface of the brain leaks or breaks open, causing bleeding in or around the brain. This leads to swelling and pressure, which can damage cells and tissue in the ......read more

    Paediatric Endocrinology Services Transferred from Dubai and Latifa Hospital to Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

     The move aims to integrate specialized paediatric care to best utilize state-of-the-art equipment and expertise.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 2, 2021:  The Paediatric Endocrinology Services at Latifa Hospital for Women and Children and Dubai Hospital have been transferred to Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital.    The move aims to provide specialized paediatric services to children under one roof as well as provides Dubai and Latifa Hospital an opportunity to focus on further developing and expanding their ......read more

    Emirates Health Services Holds Meetings to Siscuss 2023-2026 Strategic Plan

    September 04, 2021:  The Emirates Health Services (EHS) has recently held a meeting to discuss the latest developments on its strategic plan 2023-2026 which is being meticulously developed, in addition to the progress of work on the regulations concerning human and financial resources.  The EHS has also reviewed the latest organizational and institutional achievements accomplished in line with its action plan and the time set for this plan according to operational indicators and standards.  The board of director’s meeting, which is the fourth to be held this year, ......read more

    Corniche Hospital Launches New ‘on Demand' Patient Menu and Upgrades Kitchen Equipment

    SEHA facility enhances holistic patient experience by expanding menu and elevating its accessibility Abu Dhabi, 02 Sep 2021:  Corniche Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has recently upgraded its patient menu and equipped its kitchen with the latest technology in efforts to improve overall patient satisfaction and elevate the inpatient experience. Dr. Khawla AL Nasseri, Acting Chief Operations Officer, Corniche Hospital, said: “Corniche Hospital is wholly committed to providing women and ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Updates Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Educational Institutions in Dubai.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 August 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has updated the guidelines for the management of COVID-19 in educational institutions which fall under DHA’s jurisdiction, said a top health official.   The guidelines apply to Universities, Schools, Nurseries, Early Childhood Centres and Centres for Special Needs, in Dubai which fall under DHA’s jurisdiction.  Dr. Hanan Obaid, Director for the Health Policies and Standards Department at DHA’s Health Regulation Sector said:  “Our aim is to protect the health and ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Felicitates Dubai Holding for ‘The Perfect Gift Is Saving Lives' Blood Donation Campaign

    UAE, Dubai, 31 August 2021: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) organised a ceremony today to felicitate Dubai Holding – a diversified global investment company with operations in 13 countries – for its support and contribution towards successfully concluding ‘The Perfect Gift is Saving Lives’ blood donation campaign.  The campaign helped collect 770 blood units for the Dubai Blood Donation Centre (DBDC).  The campaign kicked off on 1 April 2021 and operated using a state-of-the-art blood donation bus contributed by Dubai Holding to DBDC. The blood donation bus ......read more

    Seha Announces Free Covid-19 Pcr Tests for Students

    Abu Dhabi - August 30, 2021:  In cooperation with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network has announced the provision of free COVID-19 PCR nasal swab tests for all students at selected SEHA facilities and screening centers across the Emirates. The initiative aims to the country’s leadership’s ambition to deliver a safe return to school roll-out.  SEHA COVID-19 Screening Centers are open from Saturday to Thursday, 8am to 8pm and Friday from 10am to 8pm. Walk-ins, without prior ......read more

    Ministry of Health Identifies Covid-19 Testing Facilities for School Students

    August 29, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has revealed the health centers and locations that provide Covid-19 PCR tests for school students, with a total number of 63 centers distributed in all the northern emirates.  The move aims to increase the capacity of the health centers network so that more community members can easily and swiftly benefit from the services provided and avoid overcrowding. This comes as part of the UAE's relentless efforts to battle the spread of coronavirus and an affirmation of the state's proactive approach to ......read more

    Pure Health Launches Pre-Flight COVID-19 Testing Services in Dubai

    Dubai - August 29, 2021:  Pure Health, the leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, announced the launch of its outbound travellers COVID-19 screening services in Dubai. The new service, which is part of Pure Health’s global passenger screening portal, www.preflighttest.com facilitates Covid-19 screening through two locations located in Dubai Marina and The Palm. Home service facility will soon be added to ensure a wider coverage of Dubai.  The new test sites will provide results of the COVID-19 RT PCR tests within 12 to 24 hours, ensuring ......read more

    SEHA Physicians Advise Parents as Children Return to School

    Abu Dhabi, 29 August 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network advise parents and students as children around the country return to school after nearly two years of distance learning as a result of the pandemic. Returning to school will be different this year as students balance their learning and education with their health and safety. While teachers make sure precautionary measures put in place are followed, students must remember the importance of these measures like wearing a mask at all times, maintaining social ......read more

    The Best Teas to Drink for Health

    A dietitian from a top American hospital matches popular tea options to common ailments     Sunday - 29, August 2021:  While studies have shown the health benefits of drinking tea, the variety of options can be overwhelming. A dietitian from a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, explains how different teas offer different benefits.   Beth Czerwony, MS, RD, CSOWM, LD, from Cleveland Clinic's Center for Human Nutrition with the Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute, says: “Study after study shows the benefits of drinking tea, essentially ......read more

    Emirati Women's Day Program to Enroll More Women in the Health Sector

    On Emirati Women's Day, Dubai Health Authority launches "Raeedat" program to encourage Emirati women to work in the health sector. Al Ketbi: The program aims to enhance the presence of Emirati women in the health sector across all specialties Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 28, 2021: Today, the Dubai Health Authority launched a training program known as "Raeedat", which aims to encourage Emirati women to work in the health sector across various specialties. The program aims to provide support and encouragement to Emirati women interested in taking up a ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Announces the Opening of the SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center in Al Aamerah, Al Ain

    Abu Dhabi, 28 August 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of a new COVID-19 drive-through services center in the Al Aamerah area in Al Ain.  The new center is composed of 4 tracks; 1 for vaccination and 3 for nasal swabs and DPI laser-based testing with a capacity of 100 vaccinations and 800 nasal swabs and laser tests per day. The center welcomes clients from Saturday to Thursday from 8 AM to 8 PM and on Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM.  This brings the total number of COVID-19 drive-through ......read more

    New Treatment for Advanced Parkinson's Disease in Abu Dhabi Puts Emirati Patient Back in the Driver's Seat

    61-year-old patient at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi can now confidently drive short distances and walk without assistance     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 26 2021:  A 61-year-old Emirati patient has become the first in Abu Dhabi to benefit from a new treatment that reduces the debilitating symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s disease, helping him regain control over his life. Patients with Parkinson’s disease symptoms have low or falling levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which plays a role in movement and coordination. The number of ......read more

    Al Qassimi Women's & Children's Hospital becomes first across UAE to install 'Minimed 780G' latest insulin pump for a patient with diabetes: EHS

    Another significant medical milestone was revealed by the Emirates Health Services (EHS) after the medical team of Al Qassimi Women’s & Children’s Hospital has successfully inserted the 'Medtronic Minimed 780G' for a patient with type 1 diabetes for the first time in the UAE.   ‘Minimed 780G' is the world's latest insulin pump system. The MiniMed™ 780G system automatically adjusts insulin delivery to patient needs for an easier way to stabilise glucose levels, using modern medical technologies and algorithms. It features an advance ......read more

    Tawam Hospital Adopts a Multidisciplinary Approach to Successfully Treat 75-year-old Man Diagnosed With Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    The Department of Urology at the SEHA-affiliated facility performed non-invasive prostate artery embolization, resulting in the patient no longer requiring a catheter to pass urine Abu Dhabi, 25 August 2021:  Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated a 75-year-old man who was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate grows in size hampering the passing of urine. On a global scale, urinary symptoms of abnormal frequency in the passing of urine are ......read more

    MBRU Scientists Play Key Role in Shaping Dubai's COVID-19 Response

    Comprehensive viral genomic studies yielded valuable information on transmission, mutation, and disease severity Several studies from the research program have been published in international peer-reviewed journals Dubai, August 24, 2021: A team of scientists from Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) played a notable role in supporting Dubai’s response to COVID-19 through crucial viral genomic surveillance research. Scientists from MBRU collaborated with scientists from the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Genomic Center in Al Jalila ......read more

    Emirati Mother Stops Heart Disease in Its Tracks With Proper Diabetes Management

    Imperial College London Diabetes Centre’s 51-year-old patient’s cardiovascular risk score drops from high risk of 17 percent to 0.7 percent with appropriate insulin regimen and lifestyle changes    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 August 2021:  When UAE national Huda Al Ali was first diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in 2019, little did she know that her high blood sugar was slowly damaging her heart.    The 51-year-old mother of two adult daughters has been suffering from Crohn’s disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ......read more

    Innovative Modular Paediatric Emergency Department Launched by Aster in Bangalore

    August 24, 2021:  In order to provide timely and effective treatment to children in all emergency situations, Aster RV Hospital, JP Nagar has launched a state-of-the-art Deployable Paediatric Emergency Department also called Pediatric Emergency Systems 2.0 at the hospital premises. This unit with a capacity of 4 beds has been set up in association with Aster Volunteers, the global CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare. This initiative is the need of the hour keeping in mind the COVID third wave and its anticipated impact on children. This modular unit can be set up in couple of hours as ......read more

    SEHA Introduces Three New COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center in Al Dhafra

    Abu Dhabi, August 21, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced the opening of three new SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers located in Liwa, Sila and Dalma in the Al Dhafra region.   The new centers feature two tracks, one for nasal swabs and the other for DPI laser-based testing with a capacity of 500 nasal swabs and 100 laser tests per day. The center remains open throughout the week from 8:00am to 8:00pm.     The new centers were built with the use of shipping containers, leveraging ......read more

    Gargash Hospital Celebrates 2 Years of Operational Excellence, Announces Aggressive Plans for 2022

    Serving the community successfully since 2019, the hospital is investing aggressively in 2022 as part of its next phase of significant development Dubai, UAE, 19th August 2021: Gargash Hospital, the UAE’s first female Emirati-owned, multi-specialty hospital with primary focus on women and childcare, marked its two years of successful business on August 19th, 2021. The fast-growing healthcare facility announced exciting plans for 2022 at a grand ceremony. The eventful anniversary celebration witnessed the presence of members of Royal Family from the UAE, Dr. Husnia Gargash (Founder ......read more

    Madinat Zayed Hospital Successfully Treats a Patient With Rare Necrosis

    Abu Dhabi, 18 Aug 2021:  Madinat Zayed Hospital, part of the Al Dhafra Hospitals that fall under Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully treated Mr.Rameshver a patient with severe necrotizing fasciitis.  Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection of the fascia (which line & separate muscles), that spread quickly in the body & can cause death, it can be caused by several types of bacteria, the mortality rate can reach up to 70%. The patient first visited Madinat Zayed Hospital’s Emergency ......read more

    Ministry of Health becomes first Body Globally to obtain GC-Mark Accreditation in Data Quality Management

    August 17, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has been awarded the Global Conformity Mark (GC-Mark) accreditation in the management and quality of health statistics, achieving the platinum category. With this accreditation, MoHAP has become the first institution globally to obtain such a prestigious award. The global achievement is yet another testament to the Ministry's commitment to applying the global specs for the management and quality of health data as a course of action. This comes as part of the Ministry's strenuous endeavors to become a ......read more

    Walk-in Vaccination Centers for Students, Educators and School Community Open in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

    • ADEK, DoH, ADPHC & SEHA collaborate to enable safe return to school • New centers created to meet demand for vaccine following the success of Yas Mall pop-up vaccination center for students  • Emirates ID and ALHOSN App required for resident students and educators to receive the vaccine • Dedicated students vaccination centers welcome students and educators between August 17 and October 31 to receive first, second and booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and Sinopharm vaccines • New arrivals can show passport copy, entry permit with UID, and ALHOSN ......read more

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