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    Avivo's Ribbon of Life Walk in support of Breast Cancer on 19th October

    Group providing Free Mammography for women across UAE  Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  To mark solidarity towards breast cancer patients and survivors and to create awareness on the disease, Avivo Group is organising the “Ribbon of Life Walk” on Friday, October 19th. Open to all, the two-kilometer walk, which will be held between 4pm and 5 pm at Horizon International School, Al Wasl, Dubai, aims to alert public on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of screening and early detection to raise survival chances. Onsite registrations can be done at the venue on the day of the walk between 3:00 – 3:45 pm. To further support the cause, Avivo Group is encouraging women across UAE to avail free mammography and breast examination at Group’s facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and ......read more

    Dubai Festival City Run 2018 to take place on November 9th

    Set around Dubai Festival City, participants can enter various run categories ranging from the 21km half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15th October 2018:   The first-ever Dubai Festival City Run will take place on November 9th. Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, will host the run which is being organised by RaceME.  Depending on skill level, runners can take part in the 21km half marathon, the 10km or 5km routes and finally, kids can also participate in the 1km Festival City Run Teeny Tiny.  Those wishing to register can do so at www.raceme.ae/dfc and online registrations is open until November 3rd. The Dubai Festival City Run half marathon will start at 6:30am.  The run is open to both seasoned marathon runners as well ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority showcases its smart services at GITEX 2018.

    All-in-one app rolled out for patient convenience.  Al Qutami highlighted that DHA is keen to continue investing in smart technologies to enhance efficiencies, empower patients and further bolster the health management system. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2018:   Community members will now have access to an all-in-one Dubai Health Authority (DHA) app that will help users access various health services from managing appointments at DHA facilities to checking the application status of their medical fitness test.   The app was displayed at GITEX 2018. DHA also showcased other smart services in line with its vision to provide smart health services to community members.   HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority highlighted that in line with the vision of ......read more

    400 UAE residents come together on World Arthritis Day

    A full day of free activities was organised by the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) to raise awareness of the management of the chronic illness  Dubai, UAE – 14th October 2018 –   Over the weekend the Middle East Arthritis Foundation (MEAF) conducted its public community event at the Shangri-La hotel, Dubai to mark World Arthritis Day 2018 (WAD). Four hundred patients and their families and carers gathered to participate in several activities including a fashion show, nutrition and pain management sessions as well as free bone density and hand scan tests, all designed to create greater awareness of the chronic disease, support those who suffer from arthritis, and encourage early diagnosis.  With more than 50 million people around the world diagnosed with some form of arthritis and one in five ......read more

    T-Mobile and Ericsson sign major $3.5 billion 5G agreement

    Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards. Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will leverage Ericsson’s market-leading 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the network. The contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital services solutions, including dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core, enabling T-Mobile to rapidly launch innovative and groundbreaking 5G experiences to customers. Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer, T-Mobile, ......read more

    Healthcare leaders sign in Dubai a Call for Action to raise awareness about ‘silent killer' Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis (NASH) in the Middle East

    Dubai, October 13, 2018:   A regional coalition led by the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society (EGHS), Saudi Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and Transplantation (SASLT), and European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) signed a Call to Action to raise awareness about a ‘silent killer’ called NASH (Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis). A sever form of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), NASH is already affecting over 10% of the global population with high incidence across the Middle East. The Call for Action was announced on the sidelines of the 3rd International Hepatology Summit (IHS 2018) endorsed by the Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society, accredited by the Dubai Health Authority and supported by Gilead Sciences. This year IHS 2018 has seen over 170 ......read more

    Dubai's Jehad Medical Clinic bags JCI for the third time

    DUBAI – October 11, 2018:   Jehad International Medical Clinic (JIMC), a specialised medical service provider in Dubai, has achieved accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) for the third time. This accreditation is for the medical facility’s commitment to demonstrate compliance with the global organisation’s quality and patient safety standards. JIMC is an advanced clinic for the treatment of hemorrhoids and other ano-rectal diseases without conventional surgery. The clinic offers expertise by the first surgeon in the UAE to offer infrared rays and laser treatments for hemorrhoids, thus the patient can go home or to work after 10 to 15 minutes of the treatment.    The JCI is the United States-based highest gold standard for medical facility benchmarking. The JCI ......read more

    Ibn Battuta Mall partners with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment

    Glam up for a cause this October Dubai, 9 October 2018:   Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai is tying up with Pink Caravan to promote breast cancer awareness and treatment through a unique, beauty-themed Glam up for a Cause campaign this October.  Running from 11 until 27 October, the campaign will help spread awareness about the importance of self-examination and dispel myths associated with breast cancer. The event is being held in collaboration with Pink Caravan, a UAE-wide breast cancer awareness initiative under Friends of Cancer Patients Society.  During the three-week campaign, nurses from  Mediclinic at Ibn Battuta Mall will advise on the importance of self-screening, with general health checks – including glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol monitoring, and body mass index measurement – ......read more

    Health Shield Medical Center to Celebrate Women of the Capital

    Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018:  In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Health Shield Medical Center will partner with leading medical equipment distributors Dansys and Samsung to bring free screenings to the female residents of Abu Dhabi on October 9th.  The multi-specialty healthcare facility operated by private integrated healthcare group, Capital Health, will also celebrate women by paving a path to wellness through complimentary 3D/ 4D ultrasounds and revolutionary Regenlab PRP gynecology treatments. Health Shield Medical Center is just one of the facilities that Capital Health has developed in line with UAE Vision 2021 and Plan Abu Dhabi 2030. With a strategy to pioneer new healthcare models, patients will be provided with the best quality care possible from Capital Health. As spots are limited, residents can ......read more

    DHA to launch Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 7, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will launch a Dubai Healthcare Professionals Registry by the end of this year.   The announcement was made at the 13th International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), which is taking place in Dubai under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).    The conference is taking place for the first time in the Middle East. The main theme of the conference is empowering regulation with innovation and evidence.  The four sub-themes are: Safe Practice and Quality, Innovative Regulation Models, Medical Work Force and Medical Education.   HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA ......read more

    Strengthen your “Vagus Nerve” to reduce stress, suggests doctor ahead of World Mental Health Day

    7th October 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Addressing mental health and the ways to reduce anxiety and stress ahead of World Mental Health Day, Dr Sweta Adatia Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital and RAK Diabetes Center, Dubai, advises to tap into the power of the Vagus Nerve to improve and strengthen one’s mental health.    As per the doctor, most diseases start in the mind, moving to organic brain and later follow with the systemic symptoms; the pattern known psycho-neuro-physio-immuno-endocrinology.    “A long and wandering nerve, the vagus nerve is made of both motor and sensory fibers and connects the brain stem to organs and systems, including the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and female sex organs, as well as linking the neck, ears and tongue to the brain,” explains Dr Adatia, ......read more

    Aster DM Healthcare wins Special Recognition at Arabia CSR Awards 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 6 October 2018:   At the 11th Arabia CSR Awards 2018, Aster DM Healthcare was felicitated with a special recognition in the healthcare category, for its outstanding contribution to the society through its corporate social responsibility programmes. The award was presented by Dr. Saeed Al Kindi- Former Minister of Environment & Water, UAE and Honorary Member of Emirates Environmental Group along with Dr. Radhiya Al Hashimi- Executive Committee Member of Emirates Environmental Group.  Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, said: “At Aster DM Healthcare, we firmly believe that profit should be a by-product in healthcare. Guided by this philosophy, we have been constantly exploring ways to give back to our society and environment. In ......read more

    DHA launches world's first comprehensive healthcare change management framework.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority has designed the world’s first comprehensive healthcare change management framework and is currently highlighting this framework at international conferences. This is yet another first for the Emirate and the idea behind this framework is to have a structured three-year change management roadmap to help uplift the health sector and create a stimulating and motivating environment for employees. The framework has been designed in collaboration with GE Healthcare.  Patient care and satisfaction are at the heart of this framework and DHA officials said that patients will be able to witness noticeable improvements in the quality of health services within a year from today. Factors such as waiting time, appointment systems, empowering patients ......read more

    Health Insurance Industry Must Adapt and Innovate Following New Retirement Law, Urges SAICOHEALTH Chief

    Retirement law’s impact on healthcare insurers and providers to come under the spotlight at 4th MENA Insurance Congress Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018:  At the 4th MENA Health Insurance Congress, major players from across the regional insurance industry will explore and dissect the immediate and long-term implications of the UAE Cabinet’s historic decision to approve a new expatriate retirement law, according to Georges Chidiac, UAE Country Manager and Senior Vice President of SAICOHEALTH. Although the formal Congress agenda was finalized before the new law - which is expected to provide special residency-visa privileges for expat retirees over 55 years of age for a period of five years - was passed, Chidiac expects the topic to be a popular talking point among industry representatives on the sidelines of various ......read more

    Dubai Customs launches “Locks of Hope” in support of cancer patients

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:  Dubai Customs launched “Locks of Hope” two-day campaign in support of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FoCP) as part of the agreement signed between the two sides. The aim is to support FoCP and its activities through donation and awareness campaigns which can help relieve patients and their families.  The campaign saw a positive turnout, and 13 female employees donated locks of hair which will be used to make artificial hair for cancer patients who lost their hair to chemotherapy.  Director of Dubai Customs, Ahmed Mahboob Musabih expressed his pride in this initiative as it helps in giving hope to those whose lives have been turned upside down.  Musabih added:” This campaign is the first of its kind at the government departments level and it aims to ......read more

    Friends Of Cancer Patients and University Hospital Sharjah Step Up Cancer Care in the UAE

    Two parties sign agreement to collaborate and expedite diagnostics and treatment processes  Sharjah, September 27, 2018:  Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), a UAE-based cancer non-profit and organisers of one the nation’s most popular annual breast cancer awareness campaigns, the Pink Caravan Ride, has entered into an agreement with the University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) to boost the cancer detection, prevention and treatment services they have been offering to the UAE community across its seven emirates.  According to the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) signed by the two parties, first-of-its-kind Pink Caravan Mobile Screening Clinic that was introduced by the campaign early 2018 to offer free screening and early detection services to communities across the UAE throughout the year, will be stationed on the UHS ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Nice University Hospital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 25, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nice University Hospital.  The Mou was signed by HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the DHA  and Charles Guepratte, Chief Executive Officer of Nice University Hospital in the presence of high level officials including Her Excellency Raja Rabia, the Consul General of France in Dubai and Mr. Guillaume Huart, Regional Counselor for Health – Middle East at Embassy of France.  The purpose of the MoU, which is applicable until mid-2021, is to establish a framework between the two parties to provide training programmes for UAE nationals based on the experience and knowledge of Nice University Hospital. The training will cover all medical fields and will be applicable for ......read more

    Zulekha Hospital's ‘pink It Now' Breast Cancer Campaign Reaches 7600 Screenings to Date

    627,000 women are estimated to die from breast cancer in 2018 worldwide  This campaign included the book launch “Twisting Fate”, which depicts the inspiring story of Dr Pamela Munster’s research and experience of breast cancer first-hand Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 September, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital’s ‘Pink It Now’ breast cancer campaign has attracted 7,600 women to attend the free screenings and consultations in its hospitals to-date. The campaign launch was attended by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority; Brig. Dr. Ali Singel, Director of Dubai Police Health Center; Captain Expert Anoud Saadi, Chairman of the Women's Police Council; Ms. Maha Bastaki  - Director of Cultural Office of Her Highness Sheikha Manal; Ms. ......read more

    Sharjah to Represent UAE at Global Healthy Cities Summit in Belfast

    UAE Showcases Its Pioneering Experience in Who’s Healthy Cities Initiative at Global Forum Being Held in Northern Ireland   Sharjah, UAE, September 25, 2018:  Represented by Sharjah, the UAE will be participating in the International Healthy Cities Conference 2018 being held from October 1 - 4 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Sharjah has been nominated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to take part in the Belfast conference following its successful implementation of the WHO’s Healthy City initiative. Represented by Sharjah, UAE is the only Arab country to take part in the global forum.     The announcement came in the fourth meeting of the Executive Committee for Expansion of Healthy Cities in the Emirate of Sharjah, held yesterday (Monday) at the Muwailah Suburb Council in Sharjah under ......read more

    DHA signs MoU with Dubai Government Human Resources Department.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, September 23, 2018:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today a MOU with the Dubai Government Human Resources Development (DGHR) to rotate national workforce between government and private departments and to train frontline DHA employees. The aim of the MoU is to develop employee expertise through structured on‐the‐job training and to provide them with experience across various entities.  The MoU is part of a series of MoU’s that DGHR signed with various private and governmental entities to strengthen and develop national talent.  HE Abdulla Ali Bin Zayed Al Falasi, Director-General of DGHR signed MoU’s with HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA, HE Ahmed Mahboob Misbah, Director General of Dubai Customs, HE Arif Al Muhairi, ......read more

    Certain Uterine Fibroids May Impact Your Ability to Conceive

    40 to 60 % of women who have undergone myomectomy for removal of fibroids have conceived successfully post-treatment Submucosal or a fibroid larger than six cm in diameter, may impede conception by up to 70 percent Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 September 2018:   Painful and heavy periods, bloating and constipation are common indicators of women with uterine fibroids. However, in the UAE many young women ignore these symptoms because of a common misconception that such fibroids only affect older women. According to Dr Laura Melado, IVF Specialist, Abu Dhabi, IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic, uterine fibroids can affect any woman in the reproductive age group, as their growth is dependent on the production of oestrogen and progesterone - hormones that maintain and regulate the female reproductive system.    It is ......read more

    Abu Dhabi calls for increased push to promote quality patient experience

    International Patient Experience Symposium will align UAE’S patient experience practices with global standards Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  UAE has made improving healthcare delivery a key plank of its Vision 2030. The state envisions to enhance the health of individuals and societies in the region through the provision of comprehensive and excellent health services, in a healthy and sustainable environment, through implementing policies, legislations, programs and effective partnerships locally and internationally. Digital transformation and transition to value-based care are pushing care providers to change their patient experience approach. As patient experience moves center stage at many of the nation’s health systems, leaders responsible for this function are tackling issues related to a maturing ......read more

    Emirati graduate from CUD invents device to help asthma patients breathe clean air

    Dubai, September 20, 2018:   A graduate of Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has been honoured by the Supreme Commander of Dubai Police, Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, for inventing an innovative that device that analyses air quality and helps asthma and allergy sufferers avoid contaminated areas.   Inspired by his sister’s struggle with asthma, Saeed Matar Al-Jabri, who is currently studying for a Masters in Information Technology Management and Governance at CUD, came up with the idea while pursuing his undergraduate engineering studies at the university. Saeed explained, “I was embarking on my final graduation project and felt that I could use my technical skills to develop something that would really make a difference. My sister had been suffering severely from asthma, requiring frequent ......read more

    Free ECG and consultation with specialist cardiologist for UAE residents ahead of World Heart Day

    Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, aims to create awareness on heart diseases and to provide a proactive approach to avoid cardiac issues Increasing number of people in their 20s becoming victims to cardiac issues  Spin the “Health Wheel” to win fabulous and exciting prizes from bicycles to weighing scales to free consultations with doctors, dietician and fitness trainer September 19th 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Focusing more on prevention rather than cure, Dubai’s RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, is offering free ECG and cardiac consultation with Dr Mukesh Nathani, Specialist Cardiologist at the Center just ahead of the World Heart Day. Scheduled for September 22nd and 29thbetween 9am and 5pm the camp will be open to UAE residents across all ages. As a measure of encouragement the Center has ......read more

    Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health at MIT aims to Revolutionize Disease Prevention, Detection, and Treatment

    Launched today, J-Clinic builds on MIT expertise across multiple scientific disciplines This is the fourth major collaboration between MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization New center will harness the power of machine learning for preventative medicine, clinical diagnostics, and drug discovery and development This work will focus on a wide range of conditions that affect millions, from cancer and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, kidney disease and asthma Dubai, UAE, September 18, 2018: Today, MIT and Community Jameel, the social enterprise organization founded and chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78, launched the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (J-Clinic). This is the fourth major ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Healthcare, Fitness and Medicine
     
    Dubai Health Authority to have unified immunization records for the Emirate.

    Several other important IT initiatives in the road map in 2018. Revamping the online health facilities and medical professionals licensing system among the initiatives for 2018. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will create a unique immunization record for each individual in Dubai to improve preventative care, said a top health official on the sidelines of the ongoing Dubai Health Forum.   Amani Al Jassmi, Director of Information Technology at the DHA, said:  “The initiative is known as HASANA and it will ......read more

    Pure Health and Sarstedt sign 3-Year exclusive distribution agreement for the UAE'

    Dubai, January 16, 2018:   Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare solutions provider and the Sarstedt Group Germany announced that the two companies have entered into a 3-year exclusive distribution agreement for the United Arab Emirates. In a unified vision to advance patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through advanced blood collection solutions. The goal is to improve the overall laboratory testing quality and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across the UAE in the field of laboratory testing.  The agreement ensures the UAE ......read more

    Al Qutami inaugurates 2nd edition of Dubai Health Forum

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2018:  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 2nd edition of the Dubai Health Forum took place today.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the forum in presence of senior officials including H.E Lt. Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim , Deputy chairman of Police and Public Security.   More than 35 international health experts from 18 countries have come ......read more

    PCOS and Infertility: A rising concern if not diagnosed accurately in the UAE

    Medeor 24x7 International hospital, Al Ain takes a look at why do some doctors tell their patients they have polycystic ovarian syndrome, but others don’t? Dubai, UAE: 14th January, 2018:  There are certain guidelines on the features that should be present in order for someone to be diagnosed with PCOS “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome”. An ovary that has more than 10 follicles is considered to be a “polycystic ovary.” Approximately 25 to 30% of all women will have ovaries that meet this definition. But 25 to 30% of all women DO NOT have PCOS ......read more

    Dubai Hospital advocates importance of early detection of kidney disease.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2018:   Nearly one in two patients at Dubai Hospital’s nephrology department seeking dialysis treatment for kidney disease are diabetic.  As per 2016 statistics, the hospital performed about 33,000 dialysis sessions for about 250 patients. Of these, diabetics make up 45 to 48 per cent of the total number of patients on dialysis.  In 2017, the hospital performed about 35,337 dialysis sessions for about 260 patients. Of these,  45 to 48 per cent were diabetic.  Dr Amna Khalifa Al Hadari, head of the nephrology ......read more

    Sharjah to host region's only show for visual disability tech

    Sight Me 3 to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah from Feb 13-15, 2018 Sharjah, 11 January ,2018:  Expo Centre Sharjah will host the third edition of Sight ME, the region’s only exhibition for visual disability technologies from February 13 to 15, 2018. The first of its kind event for the blind and visually impaired in the region, the exhibition which is organized by the Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired. “This is very significant event for the entire region and Expo Centre Sharjah is proud to host the third edition of the show, especially since it supports ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority Director-General chairs brainstorming meeting, reduction in patient waiting time and patient happiness discussed.

    Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  A high-level meeting chaired by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) discussed a number of important short and long term measures to reduce patient waiting-time across all DHA facilities.  Al Qutami also highlighted that the patient journey, patient satisfaction and happiness is a top priority.  The meeting was attended top executives from the DHA’s various sectors, hospitals, primary healthcare centres and included members from the innovation and ......read more

    Latifa Hospital for Women and Children to double capacity of labour and delivery suite.

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 10, 2018: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children will begin expansion of its facilities this year, said a top health official. The facilities that will undergo expansion include the labour and delivery suite and the emergency department. Latifa Hospital for Women and Children is the oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital in the Emirate.  Dr Muna Tahlak, CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “The expansion of the labour suite is to increase capacity and further create a patient-centric and family-centric environment in ......read more

    Dubai Health Forum announces key speakers.

    Dubai, UAE, January 7, 2018:  Precision medicine, genomics research, lifestyle management and Artificial Intelligence (AI), are some of the topics that will be discussed at the Dubai Health Forum in January 2018, said a top health official. His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of DHA, earlier announced that the forum will be held from January 15-16 featuring over 33 international speakers from 22 countries.  “The forum is in alignment with the goals of the Dubai Health Strategy 2021 and will showcase new technology and innovations ......read more

    Pure Health and Immucor Sign 5 Year Distribution Agreement for UAE

    Dubai, UAE, January 04, 2018:  Pure Health Medical Supplies and Immucor Inc. have signed a five-year exclusive distribution agreement for the UAE. In a unified vision for advanced patient safety, this partnership is designed to drive innovation through reagents, scalable automation and data management solutions. The goal is to improve the overall patient experience and optimize efficiency, quality and performance across UAE in the field of transfusion and transplantation diagnostics.  The agreement ensures the UAE gets the latest in diagnostics technology leading to improved ......read more

    Medical Tubing Shows Its Custom-designed Films and Tubes at Arab Health 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018: MEDICAL TUBING is specialised in clean-room thermoplastic extrusion of flexible tubing and flexible plastic sheets used to manufacture medical pouches. MEDICAL TUBING is the only French manufacturer offering medical PVC compounds, tubes and sheets for medical sector players: laboratories and manufacturers of medical devices. Operating in the medical sector for 30 years, MEDICAL TUBING has its own compounding unit thanks to which it is able to offer a wide range of raw materials and medical-grade PVC compounds, including phthalate-free. ......read more

    Labelians (Cml-id Group): a Comprehensive Pre-analytical Offering, From Sampling to Transport

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 4, 2018:  On February 5-9, 2018, CML-ID will be exhibiting at the France Pavilion at MEDLAB Dubai. Specializing in the development, manufacture and distribution of medical devices, consumables, equipment and services, the group will present its comprehensive offering for clinical laboratories. CML-ID's range includes a full pre-analytical offering. CML-ID's pre-analytical solutions address all the factors that might influence sample results prior to analysis. Sampling quality and sample transport are two of the strategic challenges facing ......read more

    Air Liquide enters Saudi Arabia's Home Healthcare market

    With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East. Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018:  TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a majority equity stake (60%), the TAC Home Healthcare division specializes in the distribution of respiratory equipments and sleep disorder diagnosis services for patients suffering from respiratory ......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, 30 December 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 ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority carries out needs assessment for eye health and cancer care in the Emirate in 2017.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 28, 2017:  The Public Health Department of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has carried out a needs assessment for ophthalmological and cancer care in the Emirate.  Dr. Muhammad Wasif Alam, Director Public Health and Safety Department at the DHA, said: “Before we start any program or initiative or even develop a policy, we need to understand if the program/initiative is needed or is it already going on by other organization, so that duplication is avoided. This is called doing a Situational Analysis. However, it may not give enough ......read more

    DHA announces healthcare facilities timings during New Year Holiday.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the New Year Holidays which fall on 31st December and 1st January 2018. Timing of DHA hospitals: Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical practitioners will be on call to ensure work continues as usual. The emergency departments of all these hospitals will be functional round-the-clock on all days. All clinics at Dubai Hospital, Rashid ......read more

    Dialysis Centre to be built in Dubai.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with SRG Holdings Limited to build a specialized dialysis centre in Al Barsha area in Dubai. The funds for the design and construction of the Dubai Dialysis Centre will be donated by SRG Holdings Limited. The Centre will have 60 rooms, of which 42 will be patient rooms and 18 will be private rooms to serve the needs of patients who are suffering from kidney failure and need dialysis. The centre will also provide state-of-the-art preventive services in the field of ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Donates AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority

    Donation Helps Patients with Bad Debts Meet Cost of Medical Treatment Dubai-UAE: 25 December, 2017 – by the end of the UAE’s Year of Giving, proclaimed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Endowment Development Department at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) presented a cheque for AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority. The donation was part of the Shifaa initiative that aims to support health facilities in providing treatment to patients with bad debts.  Disbursed from AMAF’s health endowment that allocated AED ......read more

    Dr. Sanjay Parashar launches the Arabic version of his book “Revealing The Skin I am In”

    Dubai, UAE – December 20 2017:   Plastic Surgery is gaining popularity faster than one thought. It is no more a rich man’s choice. It is accessible and affordable for almost everyone. Indeed, Dubai today has the largest percentage of plastic surgeons to the population and has a large number of clinics offering cosmetic services and treatments. It can be a daunting task to choose a surgeon or a clinic, given the number of choices. Hence to help people make the right and informed decision, Dr. Sanjay Parashar, the Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic ......read more

    France's renowned scientist and technical experts renew their presence at MEDLAB 2018

    17 exhibitors on the French Pavilion to introduce their innovations in the reagents, analysers, medical and molecular biology, haematology segments 35% of new companies participating for the first time Dubai, United Arab Emirates December 20, 2017 -  17 French companies, including six new companies, will be taking part in the largest laboratory exhibition in Dubai, from 5 to 9 February 2018. France's range of in vitro diagnostic devices will be displayed over an area of 189 square meters, and will showcase the innovations that form the strategic foundations of the ......read more

    DHA conducts training workshop for private school staff on assisting children with medical conditions.

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 20, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Schools and Educational Institutions Health Unit recently held a workshop for school staff to educate them on skills needed to assist children with health conditions.  More than 400 participants including doctors, nurses, teachers and the school management team attended the workshop.  The training was conducted by school health experts, members from the Noor Dubai Foundation, doctors from Dubai Diabetes Centre, experts from the Mental Health Program, DHA’s public health and ......read more

    Cetaphil celebrates 70 years of healthy skin in Middle East'

    Dubai, 20 December 2017:  Galderma is delighted to announce that 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Cetaphil, their dermatologically formulated skincare range which is clinically proven to strengthen and protect even the most sensitive skin ensuring healthy skin. Cetaphil Middle East has proudly hosted an event to commemorate the 70-year success of Cetaphil. The event has taken place in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel on the 13th of December and has been attended by members of the skincare industry, researchers, pharmacists, healthcare professionals and officials from the Ministry of ......read more

    Emirates Dermatology Society And Novartis Launch ‘Skin To Live In' A Groundbreaking Campaign For People Living With Psoriasis

    Dubai, 19 December, 2017 –   The Emirates Dermatology Society (EDS) and Novartis, launched today ‘Skin To Live In’  -  a groundbreaking campaign bringing hope and inspiration to people living with psoriasis, one of the world’s most prevalent autoimmune skin disorders, and creating greater public awareness.  “Psoriasis is a common, non-contagious, autoimmune disease that affects about one adult in 50, or 125 million people worldwide, making it one of the most common autoimmune skin disorders,” said Dr. Anwar Al Hammadi, President ......read more

    DHA to implement citywide Emergency and Crisis Management Nerve Centre

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19 December, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a MoU with Avanza Solutions to implement a citywide Emergency & Crisis Management Nerve Center. The MoU was signed by H.E Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority and Waqas Mirza, Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer Avanza Solutions. The MoU is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of Dubai Executive Council and the Dubai Future Foundation, for ......read more

    French medical expertise back in Dubai on the occasion of Arab health 2018

    1300 square meters to present 130 French Companies  30% of new exhibitors to introduce a whole new range of expertise in hospital furnishings & equipment, hygiene and risk prevention, diagnostics and implants United Arab Emirates;December 18, 2017 -  130 French companies will be participating in the Middle East's largest healthcare exhibition from 29 January to 1 February 2018 on the French Pavilion. 33 companies will be visiting Dubai for the first time. Occupying an exhibition space of almost 1,300 m2, they will showcase their expertise in a wide variety of ......read more

    Pure Health awarded the Special Award by Siemens Healthineers Middle East

    Dubai, December 18, 2017:  Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare services company dedicated to Empowering Healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better was recently awarded a special honour by Siemens Healthineers Middle East. The Award was presented by Mr. Kay Zwingenberger Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers Middle East and Africa and Mr. Romain Fournials, Vice President of Laboratory Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, to Mr.  Adnan Asif, Pure Health’s Chief Operating Officer.  The award comes as a result of the Pure Health’s ......read more

    DHA strategy achievements

    Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2017:  As the Dubai Health Strategy 2021 completes almost two years of implementation, DHA experts to evaluate its success in improving healthcare services in the emirate and to understand its impact on the overall health sector.   “DHA’s Dubai Health Strategy has 2016-2021 has three key goals”, says Fatima Abbas, Director of Health Policy and Strategy at the DHA. “These are: drive innovation and ensure governance, protect and improve population health and ensure patient happiness by providing world-class health services. These ......read more

    DHA DG discusses private-government partnership at summit

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, highlighted the successful experience of the United Arab Emirates in  partnership between the two sectors (government and private),  He highlighted the great role and vision of the UAE leaders in the development of the country. Al Qutami discussed this during the main meeting of 4th Arab Conference on Administrative Reform and Development held at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo, recently. The conference took ......read more

    Al Qutami: Dubai has established itself as a main center in the pharmaceutical market in the region.

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, confirmed that Dubai is an essential and influential player in the pharmaceutical sector and that it has established itself as a main Centre for the pharmaceutical sector in the region. Al Qutami said that DHA is focused on further development and strengthening of this vital field of medicine and that the Authority pays significant importance to the development of import, distribution and storage systems of medicines and that it works with local and global ......read more

    Top 10 Health Tips for 2018

    Dr. Anita Das Gupta, Clinical Dietitian at Burjeel Hospital shares health tips for 2018   United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 17th December 2017:  Lose weight, exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet-we make such resolutions every year and 2018 will be no different. Interestingly, most of the people make new-year resolutions relating to health and diet. Therefore, it is very important to know how to maintain a balanced and a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Anita Das Gupta shares a few tips for a happy and a healthy 2018. Balance it out: The easiest way to maintain an ideal weight ......read more

    Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai Announces New Yoga Sessions

    Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2017: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai has launched a brand-new holistic spa that balances body, mind and soul. From 16th December, Soul Wellness & Spa, that offers indulgent bespoke therapies, will introduce new poolside yoga classes each Saturday at 5.30pm and Sunday at 6.45am. Held on the property’s 54th floor terrace, they are priced AED 80 per session. The venue opens daily from 8am to 10pm, while spa treatments start at 9am.  ...read more

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Ministry of Health & Prevention meets UN team to discuss NCD prevention and control in UAE

    UAE, December 5, 2017- In the framework of strengthening preventive measures and reducing the rate of non-communicable diseases, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) met with a UN interagency task force for Non communicable diseases to review UAE experiences and discuss national multi sectoral response. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, MOHAP said, the UAE seeks to strengthen international and regional cooperation to support the control of non-communicable diseases, namely (diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and chronic ......read more

    Dabur International wins ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award'

    December 2, 2017: Dabur International has bagged the ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award’ at the 4th GCC Best Employer Brand Awards for exemplifying exceptional human resource (HR) practices, policies, and strategies. Given by the Employer Branding Institute and Stars of the Industry Group, this year’s Awards recognized leading GCC organizations with authentic employer brand and strong talent management, talent development, and talent innovation structure. The ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award’ is the latest in a string of accolades bestowed on Dabur International for ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention launches online system to check medication dosage

    UAE, December 2, 2017- As part of the ongoing ‘Wareed’ project, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that patients can verify the correct medication dosage via the ‘Cerner Millenium’ core application, which links all clinical, operational and administrative data of 15 government hospitals and more than 68 clinics in Dubai and the Northern Emirates into a unified system. H.E Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, said that the Ministry will continuously tap advanced health information systems to ensure quality ......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 ......read more

    The seasonal influenza...What you need to know

    UAE, November 28, 2017 - As part of its strategy to provide a comprehensive and integrated health care in an innovative and sustainable environment to ensure community wellness, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) assured the community that with starting the influenza season, the recorded cases are among the expected at this time of the year and there is no unexpected increase in the numbers reported at the country level. MOHAP works with local health entities to strengthen national influenza response capacities including diagnostics, antiviral susceptibility monitoring, disease ......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 ......read more

    Ministry of Health and Prevention reveals details of ‘Visiting Doctors Program' for December 2017

    November 26, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for December 2017 will cover Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital and Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah, and Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah. The participating doctors specializing in Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology,  Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT),  Pediatric Nephrology,  Pediatric Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular surgery and Ophthalmology will provide consultation, diagnostic, and therapeutic services to patients of the ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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