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RAK Hospital Educates on the Management of Diabetes with Alternative Medicine during their latest ‘Diabeat' Webinar

Remember the acronym BEAT to beat diabetes   24 November 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Homeopathy emphasizes on the holistic management of diabetes and can be taken safely along with conventional medicines to better manage the condition and prevent complications of the disease. In their latest ‘Diabeat’ webinar on  ‘Alternative Medicine & Diabetes’ organised by RAK Hospital as part of the RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022 informative series, Dr Harkirat Singh Wilkhoo, Consultant Homeopath & Health and Lifestyle Specialist at RAK Hospital touched upon various aspects of diabetes, classical symptoms and management. Diabetes is a global epidemic affecting an estimated 382 million people worldwide. The WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030. An estimated 4 million people ......read more

Understanding Patient Experiences Crucial in Providing Enhanced Cancer Care

Health entities can benefit from shared experiences of healthcare professionals and cancer patients, say panelists at an exclusive CGCC session Sharjah, 23 November 2022 In a special session titled ‘Power of Patient Knowledge: Patients’ Voice in National Cancer Control Planning’, an engaging panel of experts came together to highlight the importance of patient understanding in providing optimum disease care and prevention at the 5th Combined Global Cancer Conference (CGCC). At the plenary session held on the sidelines of the event, hosted by leading biopharmaceutical company MSD, health specialists also addressed the process of engaging patients in control and prevention planning.  During the session, MSD reaffirmed its commitment to facilitating access to healthcare services through inclusive ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Receives a High-level Delegation from the National Healthcare Group in Singapore

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority received a high-level delegation from the National Healthcare Group in Singapore. His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority received a high-level delegation headed by Eugene Fidelis Soh, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (Integrated Care) at National Healthcare Group at the Dubai Health Authority headquarters. The two sides discussed knowledge transfer and collaboration opportunities in key areas such as innovation, digital transformation, public health and medical research.  Al Ketbi highlighted that such collaborative opportunities serve the common interest of the healthcare sector that aims to provide the highest quality of care to patients and ensure community wellbeing.  He added that ......read more

Sociocultural Barriers Affect Screening Rates, Early Cancer Detection in the Region

More than 30 per cent of all stored data constitute of medical records, which can be used effectively to initiate cancer control strategies, say panelists at the 5th Combined Global Cancer Conference  Sharjah, November 21, 2021:  Sociocultural barriers that shy away people from seeking healthcare attention and the role of media in creating awareness to help early cancer detection and treatment were highlighted today (Monday) at the 5th edition of the Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (CGCC) on Monday, at Al Jawaher Centre for Receptions and Conferences in Sharjah. The early session on the first day of the conference addressed the roadblocks affecting the region in championing cancer through screening, early detection, treatment and reintegration to society. The power of media in bringing more awareness among the public, ......read more

DHA Conducts Educational Workshops and Free Health Examinations at AccessAbilities Expo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2022: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) conducted educational workshops and free health examinations at AccessAbilities Expo.  The 4th AccessAbilities Expo, is the largest event for people with disabilities in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa (MENSA) and is taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. AccessAbilities Expo aims to bring the latest technologies, services and ideas from around the world that  public and private sectors in the UAE can adopt to enhance the lives of people of determination. It provides a common platform  to meet, learn and collaborate with global ......read more

G42 Healthcare Signs MoU with Asa Ren to Boost Genomic Sequencing, Bioinformatics in Indonesia

• Both entities to collaborate on National Genomics Initiatives in Indonesia to deliver long-term value in the country   • Strategic MoU inked during the UAE Business Forum in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of annual G20 meeting     Abu Dhabi, November 17, 2022 — As part of its commitment to strengthen its clinical genomics capabilities and collaborate with global leaders in the domain, G42 Healthcare – a leading Abu Dhabi based AI health-tech company, has announced a strategic MOU with Indonesia’s health tech DNA company, Asa Ren Pte Ltd.   The MOU between G42 Healthcare and Asa Ren is aimed at developing and enhancing genomic sequencing, bioinformatics capabilities and digital health solutions to support the Indonesian Government’s National Genomics ......read more

MoHAP Fosters Private Sector Social Responsibility through Blood Donation Initiative

Dubai, November 16, 2022:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized a blood donation campaign in cooperation with PHRMAG, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Gulf, at the Dubai Blood Donation Centre, which is affiliated with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The initiative aims to encourage MoHAP’s private sector partners to donate blood to save patients, promote social solidarity, and raise awareness of the private sector's social responsibility practices. The campaign was launched by Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Health Regulation Sector, MoHAP, during his visit to the Dubai Blood Donation Centre.  HE Al Amiri was the first blood donor, followed by the directors of PHRMAG member companies and their personnel. As part of its commitment to ......read more

Malaria No More, and Reaching the Last Mile Host Climate & Health Panel on the Sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27)

Abu Dhabi, November 11, 2022 – Malaria No More, in partnership with the Reaching the Last Mile Initiative, today hosted a panel discussion through its climate and global health initiative, Forecasting Healthy Futures. The session was entitled “Climate-Proofing Global Health Systems with Earth Observation Data, Artificial Intelligence, and other transformative technologies.”    The discussion centered on emerging global health solutions, fuelled by catalytic investments by the Reaching the Last Mile initiative. Panelists discussed the challenges climate change poses for disease elimination efforts and presented a selection of highly sophisticated prediction and planning tools using multiple data sources, high-resolution earth observation data, and artificial intelligence to predict and prevent disease ......read more

Samsung Enters the Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai, UAE – 11 November 2022: Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced its participation in the Dubai Fitness Challenge, an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.  Conveniently located in Dubai Media City, Samsung has kick-started a month-long fitness and health activities at the newly introduced SmartThings Home – Dubai space, encouraging both employees and visitors from neighboring areas and the wider Dubai community to participate and complete 30 minutes of exercise each day for 30 days. “Building on the success of the world’s biggest SmartThings Home space, launched last month right here in Dubai, we are very proud to take part in Dubai’s journey to get active by creating a fun-packed ......read more

Future Healthcare Trends Discussed at IHF's World Hospital Congress in Dubai

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 10, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the International Hospital Federation’s 45th World Hospital Congress is taking place in Dubai under the theme “Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare”.   Dubai is hosting the prestigious World Hospital Congress for the second time. Dr. Ramadan Al Blooshi, chairman of the organising committee of the conference, highlighted that this is the largest gathering of global healthcare professionals to take place in Dubai after COVID-19.    He said: “We are keen to study the outcomes and recommendations of this congress to take into view short-term and long-term strategies we can ......read more

IHF World Hospital Congress to Kick Off in Dubai this Week

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2022:  Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the 45th IHF World Hospital Congress, will kick off on November 9 under the theme "Achieving Sustainability and How Should We Look in 2030?". The three-day conference, which Dubai won the bid to host, will be an important platform for senior officials, doctors, experts, and decision-makers from health institutions all over the world to share experiences and develop medical protocols for hospitals. Dr. Ramadan  Alblooshi,  Chair of the IHF Organizing Committee said that the conference will cover a wide range of topics related to the most recent advancements and progress in healthcare as well as the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority celebrates Flag Day

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 3, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hoisted today the UAE flag to join the Flag Day celebrations taking place across the country. DHA raised the UAE flag to show their pride and appreciation to their homeland. The UAE flag was raised at the DHA headquarters by His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority in presence of senior DHA officials and employees. Al Ketbi on his behalf and on behalf of all DHA employees congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, on the occasion. During the flag-raising ceremony, Al Ketbi said: "Flag ......read more

Pfizer and Friends of Cancer Patients Collaborate once again to Empower Patients in their Fight against Breast Cancer in the UAE

• Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UAE and accounted for 21.4% of new cancer cases in the country in 2020, according to the Globocan study   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27, October 2022: To drive greater awareness around breast cancer and the impact of infectious diseases on breast cancer patients, Pfizer and Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) held a media roundtable on Wednesday October 26, highlighting breast cancer management once suspecting or being impacted by an infectious virus – understanding the challenges, signs and symptoms posed on both cancer patients & survivors.   Pfizer has been partnering with FOCP since 2017. The roundtable also included highlights of a battle and journey from one cancer survivor and another cancer patient in the UAE, shedding light on how other ......read more

RAK Hospital launches ‘Hospital on Wheels'

The initiative aims to serve the lower-income community in areas where quality healthcare is inaccessible 27, October 2022 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Enhancing community outreach and ensuring that quality healthcare is delivered to the doorstep of the population, RAK Hospital, in a first-of-its-kind initiative in the Northern Emirates, has announced the launch of ‘RAK Hospital on Wheels’.  The sophisticated ‘Mobile Clinic’ with a focus on catering to the dynamic healthcare requirements of the people is equipped with world-class equipment and facilities and offers services from a team of medical professionals at a very affordable cost. Talking about the need for such a concept, Dr. Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, RAK Hospital said, “Having served the people of Ras Al Khaimah for 15 years we ......read more

Exercise can help Reverse Diabetes

Make exercise a social activity, perform a ‘Talking Test’ to check if the intensity is right for you RAK Hospital educates Diabetes Challenge 2022 participants on Exercise Protocols during the ‘Diabeat’ Webinar series A typical office worker with a desk job walks less than a Kilometer in a day when the minimum requirement is at least 5-7 Kms Stamina, strength and flexibility should be the components of the exercise regime for diabetics Muscles are essential in the management of diabetes; lower muscle mass can hinder our capacity to clear glucose from the bloodstream Muscle capacity is lost by 1% every year after age 20.    25, October 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Exercise is a crucial tool in the management of diabetes and has been shown to reverse the condition in many instances. In their latest ......read more

DHA PR: Dubai to host World Hospital Congress next month

Under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed, Dubai will host the World Hospital Congress in November 2022. More than 1000 participants from 60 countries are expected to attend the conference. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, the Dubai Health Authority will co-host the 45th International Hospital Federation’s World Hospital Congress.  The conference will be held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DWTC), from 9 to 11 November 2022, with pre-congress activities taking place on 8th November. This year’s overarching theme is ‘Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare’.  More than 1000 ......read more

Mulk Med Healthcare Unveils Mulk Med Privilege Health Card Combining Comprehensive Health Coverage For UAE Consumers and Tourists

For the first time in the UAE’s history, tourists will be offered 24/7 healthcare services covering all health-related issues – including consultation, treatment and aftercare – all for a cost-effective medical package of Dh 149!   Dubai, UAE; October 20, 2022: Mulk Med Healthcare – Middle East’s first virtual hospital modelled telehealth ecosystem approved by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) – today announces the launch of the first of its kind Mulk Med Privilege Health Card for UAE Tourists, Students, Corporates, Communities, Individuals and Families covering all their healthcare needs through unlimited 24/7 online video Telehealth Consultations.   This exclusive and comprehensive health saver card will encompass the ......read more

1,200 Doctors And Specialists From The UAE Benefit From Studies And Research In Toxicology Through The World Congress Of The International Society On Toxinology (IST)

The latest methods and techniques used in the treatment of snake and reptile bites discussed Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2022: As many as 1,200 doctors and specialists from the UAE participated in the sessions of the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST), hosted by the capital Abu Dhabi, where they were briefed on the results of studies and research in toxicology presented by experts, specialists and university professors from different countries of the world. In addition, doctors and specialists from the Emirates Health Services Corporation, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” and other health institutions in the UAE were briefed on the latest methods and techniques used in the treatment of snake and reptile bites, as well as learning about the latest methods of preparing antitoxin ......read more

Pfizer Collaborates with FibriCheck and AlTibbi to Launch the First of Its Kind Atrial Fibrillation Screening Program in the UAE

• Pfizer takes bigger strides towards a patient-centric approach through delivering first-in-class science for patients with Atrial Fibrillation. • As part of its Atrial Fibrillation awareness campaign, Pfizer announces its strategic partnership with FibriCheck and AlTibbi in UAE. • Pfizer aims to screen 100,000 individuals across the Gulf with this innovative program.   UAE – October 18 2022 – Pfizer is further highlighting its commitment on becoming a more patient-centric company by launching the first of its kind screening program in collaboration with FibriCheck and AlTibbi, to detect Atrial Fibrillation disease, in the UAE.   Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders that result in irregular heartbeats often leading to a stroke. Characterized by ......read more

UAE's First-of-its-kind Drive-through Blood Test Service Launched In Dubai

Dubai, October 18, 2022: In yet another unprecedented move taken in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Emirate of Dubai has recently seen the launch of the UAE’s first-of-its-kind drive-through blood test service.  The new service will be provided by Unilabs, the leading Swiss diagnostic service provider, which has been ISO certified by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC), in collaboration with the United Medical Center (UMC) in Dubai. The drive-through blood test comes as part of a package of services delivered by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), in partnership with the private health sector to provide customers and community members with better and faster access to services while also maintaining high quality standards and a safe and healthy environment. With the launch of the ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library Hosts Dr. Ahmed Emara on the World Mental Health Day

Dubai, UAE, 17th October 2022: On the World Mental Health Day, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) hosted a lecture entitled “The Influence of Thoughts on Accelerating Psychological and Physical Recovery: How Thoughts Impact Physical Wellbeing”, presented by psychologist and bioenergy health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara. The lecture took place in the Library's main theatre and attended. with a large participation of visitors and members. “Over the past five decades, the UAE has attached a great importance to mental health, considering it an integral part of public health and one of the main pillars of society's well-being and stability. Mental health is also a catalyst for the productivity of the community and continuous contribution in the development journey. Hence, the UAE has launched many initiatives ......read more

Aster Pharmacy Enters KSA In Partnership With Al Hokair Holding Group To Set Up 250+ Pharmacies

Aster Pharmacy, the retail arm of Aster DM Healthcare has entered into a long-term joint venture agreement with Al Hokair Holding Group to setup and operate pharmacies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). UAE, October 17, 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in GCC and India, is expanding its footprint in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the Aster Pharmacy division. Aster Pharmacy, the leading pharmacy chain in the UAE, through this partnership, aims to set-up and operate 250+ stores over a period of 5 years and provide ease of access to pharmaceutical and wellness products across the segments of Nutrition, Baby care, Skin Care, Home Healthcare, etc. Through this joint venture agreement, both partners will work towards bringing Aster Pharmacy’s in-house quality care products to serve the ......read more

The 21st World Congress of The International Society On Toxinology (IST) Starts With A Large Participation of Elite Of Scientists and Experts From 37 Countries

Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 17, 2022: Under the patronage of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, Dr. Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), on Monday, opened the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST), in the presence of Mohammed Mousa Al Ameeri, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Food Diversity Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.  The Congress is being organised by Amsaal, the first of its kind company in the Middle East, in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, Department of Culture and Tourism, and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company "SEHA" at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. About 300 ......read more

RAK Hospital Trains Hundreds Of Security Guards As First Responders For Emergency Situations

UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention announces it as a National initiative after the first batch of 100 security personnel receive BLS certified training from RAK Hospital A first-of-a-Kind initiative by the institution aims to save thousands of lives by making First Aid readily available Life Support Training to cover adults, children and infants emergencies 9 in 10 people who have a cardiac arrest outside the hospital die but immediate CPR can double or triple their chances of survival.   October 14, 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: With the aim to save maximum number of lives by making first-aid accessible and available at all places, RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah has committed to creating ‘First Aid Heroes’ by providing high-quality BLS certified Life Support training to hundreds of security guards across ......read more

Dubai Health Authority: Medical Training For Interns Can Be Across Private Or Government Hospitals.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 October, 2022: To foster and promote medical education opportunities, the Dubai Health Authority’s Medical Education and Research Department announced today that medical interns can receive training across government or private hospitals in the Emirate. The move aims to provide a further impetus to the medical education programs that DHA offers medical students. His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority said: “People are the most important human resource in the health-care delivery system and we deeply value the contribution of every healthcare professional and provide them with continuous learning opportunities to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest advances in the field. At the same time, to ensure a steady flow of highly trained ......read more

MoHAP Offers Free Medical Tests in Celebration of World Health Day

MoHAP calls on UAE community to adopt healthy lifestyles to support the health of their hearts The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has joined the world in celebrating the World Heart Day, which falls on September 29 of every year, by organizing an initiative to offer its staff and customers free medical tests. MoHAP emphasized it will spare no effort to increase public awareness about the impact of cardiovascular diseases on quality of life through activities and events that will help restrict the spread of cardiovascular diseases and enhance the outcomes of national health indicators in accordance with government strategic plans and sustainable development programs. The ministry said that enhancing patients' lives has always been a key priority for the UAE's healthcare system, and that it would continue to ......read more

Treating Idiopathic Scoliosis Without Surgery

Dr. Firas Husban, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 September 2022: Over the past 100 years, significant advancements have been made in spinal fusion to treat scoliosis. These advancements have led to improved fusion rates, lower complication frequency, greater three-dimensional correction of the deformity and more rapid postoperative recovery.  However, spine fusions mean fewer motion segments (less spine motion), which may lead to lower function in high-level physical activity and greater chance for spine arthritis. Dr. Firas Husban, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital highlights more on how to Treat idiopathic scoliosis without surgery. Scoliosis is an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, often diagnosed in childhood or early ......read more

MoHAP to Launch National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign

• The campaign to be launched during press conference on September 26 • The campaign targets most vulnerable groups to influenza complications, including the elderly, pregnant women, and those with chronic diseases. • The annual camapgin to run until next December   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) will launch the National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign at a press conference to be held next week. Themed "Protect yourself...Protect your community", the annual seasonal flu campaign will kick off on September 26; in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Center for Public Health and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Department of Health- Abu Dhabi.    The seasonal flu campaign, which comes in line with the UAE’s strategy to provide comprehensive health coverage and protect ......read more

The UAE Reaffirms its Position as a Global Healthcare Hub Following AED2.8 Billion Deals Secured at Arab Health 2022

· In line with the UAE Government’s initiative of attracting industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs in sectors including pharmaceuticals and medical technology, Arab Health secured deals worth over AED2.8 billion earlier this year · Exhibitors at the 2023 event will cover the full spectrum of the healthcare industry, including medical equipment and devices, disposables, wellness and prevention, and healthcare infrastructure, amongst others  · Informa Markets has confirmed the 2023 edition of the exhibition and congress will take place from 30 January – 2 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 14 September 2022: Arab Health has underscored its position as the epicentre of healthcare trade and reaffirmed its support for global businesses and ......read more

Cigna Run and Fitness Kicked Off – Redefining Fun and Fitness in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, September 13, 2022: With health and wellbeing a top priority in the UAE, Cigna Insurance Middle East [CIME] – the leading global health services company – inaugurated its fun-packed fitness events series – Cigna Run and Fitness – on Saturday, 10th September, welcoming 350 participants representing all age groups and people of all abilities.  The flagship fitness event kicked off at Ibn Battuta Mall in Jebel Ali Village with 2.5 kms and 5 kms runs, both timed and untimed, catering to all levels of fitness, High Intensity Interval training (HIIT), along with static cycling events and yoga sessions. “We all know the positive impact an active lifestyle has on our physical and mental health. And it’s even more beneficial when you exercise in company. The Cigna Run & Fitness event ......read more

Trucheck Now Available Across The UAE, A Remarkably Accurate Test To Detect 70+ Types of Cancer With One Simple Blood Test

Dubai United Arab Emirates, September 2022: Lifegen, the UAE-based company focusing on providing world-leading cancer detection and management solutions, partners with Datar Cancer Genetics to enable access to Trucheck, a highly accurate blood-based multi-cancer screening test across the UAE region. LifeGen’s partnership with Datar Genetics spans across multiple markets and addresses the serious problem of late cancer diagnosis through the use of the Trucheck blood test, which can detect over 70 cancers. The progressive CE-marked test provides early cancer diagnosis and is able to test over 70 different types of cancer with 96% accuracy and 99% specificity. Trucheck can be combined with existing annual health check-up programs across healthcare groups, corporates and insurances. Private hospitals across Abu Dhabi and Dubai ......read more

UAE Takes Part in 3rd G20 Health Working Group

UAE plays pivotal role in supporting international efforts to prepare for and respond to health emergencies The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has taken part in the 3rd G20 Health Working Group (HWG3) meeting held recently in Indonesia to discuss strengthening global health architecture through expanding global manufacturing and research hubs for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response actions. Led by HE Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al Serkal, Director General of Emirates Health Services, the ministry’s delegation highlighted the importance of promoting solidarity among member states to better meet essential health needs, support global health systems, and provide supplies, treatments, and safe and effective vaccines, in addition to ensuring equitable access by all countries, thus sowing the seeds of reassurance and ......read more

Add Goodness to Meals by Contributing to Choithrams' Campaign to Support the UN WFP's School Feeding Programme

More than 6 million meals donated to the Zero Hunger global campaign since its start Dubai, September 01, 2022: In partnership with United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dubai’s popular community supermarket Choithrams presents the 2022 edition of Zero Hunger global campaign. Under the theme, “Add Goodness to Meals”, an awareness and fundraising campaign will be rolled out between 1 September and 31 December 2022, and proceeds will go to WFP’s School Feeding Programmes in the Middle East region.  Through its school feeding programmes, WFP ensures that school aged children have access to nutritious school meals and snacks, enabling them to develop in a healthy way and to focus on their education. Since 2015, Choithrams has supported WFP by donating more than 6 ......read more

Dubai Fertility Centre reaccredited with Diamond-level accreditation from Accreditation Canada International ACI

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - August 23, 2022: The Dubai Fertility Centre was recently reaccredited with a ‘Diamond-level’ accreditation from Accreditation Canada International (ACI) for Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Leadership standards. This is the highest level of recognition from Accreditation Canada. It is awarded to highly committed and quality-oriented organisations that monitor outcomes, use evidence and best practices to improve services. The accreditation makes the centre the first and only government centre in the world to receive this accreditation for the second time in a row. This accreditation reflects the distinguished services provided by the Dubai Fertility Centre that are in line with international standards and contributes to enhancing patient safety while providing the highest ......read more

Around 99% of Cases of Hepatitis C Are Curable, but Early Diagnosis and Aftercare are Vital to Prevent or Address Liver Damage, says Cleveland Clinic Expert

Advances in medicine are bringing hope to millions of hepatitis patients worldwide, according to hepatologist ahead of World Hepatitis Day (July 28)      27 July, 2022:   Infection with the hepatitis C virus is almost always curable, but given its impact on liver health, it is important to catch it early and to address any liver damage after the infection has been eliminated, says a hepatologist from global health system Cleveland Clinic ahead of World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28.  Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver and viral hepatitis is caused by one of five strains of hepatitis viruses named from A to E. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 354 million people worldwide live with hepatitis B or C, both of which are blood-borne, and which together are the most ......read more

Actor Sonu Sood helps Seven-Month-Old Safan Ali rRceive a Liver Transplant at Aster Medcity, Kochi through the Second Chance Initiative

• The Second Chance initiative was launched by Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood in partnership with Aster Volunteers, CSR arm of Aster DM Healthcare to support underprivileged children in need of liver transplant  • Safan Ali is the first child to benefit from the liver transplant programme which would support 50 children in the first phase.  • Children from underprivileged families can seek to undergo the liver transplant at Aster CMI and Aster RV Hospitals in Bangalore, and Aster Medcity and Aster MIMS Hospital Calicut in Kerala, India. Families in need can seek further information by Whatsapp on these 24 x7 helplines: 8113078000, 9656000601. Dubai, July 21, 2022: The Second Chance Initiative launched by Aster Volunteers in association with Bollywood Actor Sonu Sood treated its first patient – ......read more

MoHAP Reports Significant Growth in Number of Licensed Healthcare Professionals

• MoHAP: 28,195 licensed health professionals until the end of Q1, 2022 • Applicants meeting all requirements provided for to get their license in one working day • Ministry provides best licensing services to attract talented cadres and enhance the vitality of the health sector   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has reported that a total of 28,195 health professionals had been licensed as of the end of the first quarter of this year, with the average time it took to issue a license for applicants meeting all requirements provided for being no more than one working day. The ministry clarified that applications are typically submitted online using the account of the licensed facility they work for on the ministry’s portal for licensing nursing and medical ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Dermatologist Shares Tips on Picking out the Best Sunscreen

Expert weighs in on sunscreen ingredients, application tips and precautions        18 July, 2022: People who use sunscreen regularly have lower risk of skin cancer and younger-looking skin, but with so many varieties on the market, it is important to choose one that works well, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic.  Dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD, says that daily use of sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher can reduce the risk of skin cancer. In addition, individuals can slash their risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 50% as well as decreasing the risk of the most common skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma, by 40%. Dr. Piliang adds, “Aside from cancer, the sun’s UV rays damage the skin and cause wrinkles, dark spots and sagging. Regular ......read more

180 Kg Man Undergoes Surgery for Kidney Stone in Dubai Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 July, 2022:  A 50-year-old man weighing about 180kgs underwent a minimally invasive kidney surgery for removal of a big deer-horn shaped kidney stone which caused him flank pain and discomfort for more than three years. Umar, an expatriate in Dubai had a huge stone in his kidney for the past few years. He had approached several hospitals in different countries, but due to the challenges of the operation and morbid obesity, the procedure was refused by various doctors. He was told to lose weight before any surgery could be done since his weight was a high-risk factor. However, he was unable to lose the weight , in the meantime, his kidney stone grew to about seven centimeters in diameter and  became like the shape of deer-horn, occupying most parts of the 10 cm left kidney. In addition, he had ......read more

AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals Raise Awareness at Khorfakkan Hospital

Dubai - July 07, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) and its educational platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU) collaborated with the Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals for a public awareness program about overactive bladder (OAB) and urinary Incontinence at Khorfakkan Hospital. This was the first of many collaborations to promote preventable urological health issues by the AAU and SAJA Pharmaceuticals following their signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) the previous week.  The scientific program aimed to educate and raise awareness about the common urological conditions and discussed various important and relevant topics including their effects, how they worsen with age, methods for diagnosis, and possible treatments.  Dr Yasser Farahat, Secretary General of the AAU said, “It is very important ......read more

MoHAP Holds Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health

July 07, 2022: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently organized a workshop on occupational safety and health to review the best international practices in this field and develop innovative solutions to promote the wellbeing of employees at work. The workshop featured a number of presentations discussing the most common methods for fostering a healthy workplace and reducing occupational injuries. This is in addition to interactive discussions on how to promote a healthy and safe work culture.  The event comes as part of the ministry’s commitment to supporting the National Standard for Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS). HE Dr Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, MoHAP, stressed that the ministry is making every effort to enhance ......read more

Rashid Hospital's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation undergoes Expansion

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 5, 2022: Rashid Hospital’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation(PMR) underwent expansion with the support and donation from Seddiqi Holding.  The philanthropic effort led to major expansion of services including a new gym for physical exercises, a rehabilitation section for nervous system injuries, a hydrotherapy pool, an occupational therapy and rehabilitation unit, an upgraded physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic, and a sports medicine clinic.  Additionally, the department also has a dedicated Retinal Prosthetic Organ Restoration Unit. The expansion is in line with the growing demand for rehabilitation services provided by Rashid hospital, which has a state-of-the-art Trauma Centre that is a regional centre of excellence for emergency and trauma ......read more

What Everyone Should Know About Sun Poisoning Symptoms

Cleveland Clinic expert explains the condition and gives tips to avoid and treat it    4 July, 2022, CLEVELAND: With travel restrictions easing and many people taking vacation days at this time of year, an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic is advising individuals to take precautions to avoid overexposure to the sun or risking what is commonly referred to as sun poisoning.  Matthew Goldman, MD, a family medicine doctor at Cleveland Clinic, explains that sun poisoning is a nonscientific term to describe a severe sunburn that often mimics a flu bug or allergic reaction.   Depending on the severity, sun poisoning can cause a range of symptoms that may include a severe rash, blistering or peeling skin, nausea, dehydration, dizziness, confusion, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Introduces Value-Based Healthcare for the Emirate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 June, 2022:  The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA’s) Health Insurance Corporation, which regulates the health insurance sector in Dubai, has launched the first-of-its-kind value-based healthcare model for the Emirate. The model known as EJADAH is a value-based model rather than volume-based healthcare. At the launch of the event, which was attended by all health providers, insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies, DHA’s Director-General H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi said in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, DHA is implementing policies and regulations to further accelerate the development of the health sector keeping patient centricity as priority and ensuring all ......read more

RAK Hospital brings the World's most Advanced NGS Technology for Ancestry Testing to UAE

Ancestry testing can go back from 5 to 100 generations and more Home collection is available 24X7 from anywhere in UAE 27 June 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  In its endeavor to always bring the latest and the most advanced technologies to the UAE population, RAK Hospital has introduced the latest NGS Technology for Ancestry Testing. Considered the most advanced and detailed technology in the world, it provides an in-depth analysis of a person’s ancestors by locating them not only by country or continent but in a specific geographical location. Ancestry testing can go back from 5 to 100 generations and more. You can discover where your DNA is from, the migration paths of your ancestors with a simple saliva collection. The results will give you an unprecedented view of your lineage. Connecting you to your history, it will ......read more

Arab Association of Urology Signs MOU with SAJA Pharmaceuticals to Educate Public on Urology

Dubai - June 24, 2022: The Arab Association of Urology (AAU) has announced a series of new initiatives, supported by Saudi-based SAJA Pharmaceuticals, to promote effective scientific and training programs to improve the practice of Urology in the region through its education platform, the Arab School of Urology (ASU). The AAU and ASU also pledged to promote numerous public awareness programs for various preventable health issues faced by men and women.  The announcement was made during an event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai where the Dr Yasser Farahat, Secretary-General of the Arab Association of Urology, and Dr. Mohammed Khalil, CEO of SAJA, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to mark the beginning of the strategic collaboration between the two organizations.  AAU and SAJA have collaborated in the past to ......read more

Breakthrough Brain Regeneration Treatment Program from Aviv Clinics Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2022 – A ground-breaking new treatment protocol to help restore brain function in post-stroke and traumatic brain injury patients was introduced to Dubai healthcare professionals this week. The announcement was made by Aviv Clinics Dubai, hosting a medical conference under the Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation program of the Dubai Health Authority.  Aviv Clinics provided fully documented evidence of the use of their proprietary Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to improve the cognitive and physical performance of people suffering from stroke and traumatic brain injuries, regardless of the severity of their condition. Aviv’s new medical protocol improves neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to adapt in response to an injury or disease, and reactivates ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare to Open a 550-Bed Super-Specialty Hospital in Indian State Kerala's Capital City – Trivandrum

Aster currently provides employment to 8290+ professionals in Kerala including doctors and nurses. With the new hospital in Trivandrum expected to add 2000 jobs, Aster would be providing employment to over 10,000 professionals in the State. • This would be Aster’s 7th Hospital in Kerala and 16th Hospital in India. The 550 bedded hospital will have several centres of excellence fulfilling the needs of a super-specialty hospital in the region.  • Total investment of Rs. 500 crores estimated for the entire project.    Dubai, June 17, 2022: Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest private healthcare service providers in GCC and India, announced the launch of its latest integrated advanced healthcare facility at Trivandrum in Kerala. The hospital will be a 550-bed unit and will enclose 5.76 lakh sq. ......read more

Serious Heatstroke Occurs 3.5 Times more Frequently in Overweight and Obese Individuals, Says Expert

Heat Stroke is a medical emergency that can lead to fatal consequences, knowing first aid and prevention strategies can help prevent the severity Untreated, heatstroke can lead to organ failure, a coma or death   17 June 2021 - Dubai, UAE: Heat Stroke is the most serious type of heat-related illness caused by prolonged exposure to strong heat usually combined with dehydration leading to the failure of the body’s heat control mechanism. During a heat stroke, the body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. It is considered a medical emergency and can impact any person of any age or gender. However, factors such as renal disease, hypertension, exertion in hot weather, sudden exposure to hot weather, lack of air conditioning, certain medications and health ......read more

Wellx Partners with Fit on Click to Supercharge Corporate Wellness in the Region

• Wellx has joined hands with Fit on Click to transform the corporate wellness space by offering hyper-personalized health insurance plans for organizations and individuals • This partnership will reward and incentivize positive behavioral change at the individual as well as corporate level through bespoke corporate wellness programs curated to reduce health insurance premiums     JUNE 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Wellx, the region’s first wellness insurance platform, and Fit On Click, a corporate wellness and sports service provider of UAE leading its way since 2015 have partnered to bring a new dimension to corporate wellness & insurance. By embedding wellness into existing corporate insurance plans, Wellx and Fit On Click will make employees healthier, and reduce healthcare ......read more

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