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7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress In Joint Meeting with The French ENT Society

Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, UAE – January 18, 2017:  Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 7th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress (EROC) kick started today at the InterContinental Hotel, Festival City. The Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Congress is held in collaboration with the French ENT Society contributing the finest speakers and experts in high-precision specializations to add more value to the Congress. The conference was inaugurated in the presence of H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and a number of senior health more

Ministry of Health Opens Connected Solar Clinic Donated by Siemens Stiftung

To enhance healthcare in refugee-populated Mafraq Amman, January 18, 2017:  Deputizing for Minister of Health H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Al-Sheyyab, Director of the Planning Department at the Ministry of Health Dr. Basheer Al Qaseer officially inaugurated the Connected Solar Clinic, a first-of-its-kind health facility enabling a superior level of medical services in off-grid settings, in Mafraq Governorate on Wednesday 18 January, 2017. Donated by Siemens Stiftung – a non-profit foundation established by Siemens AG – and designed and implemented by SOLARKIOSK, the clinic adds to the capacities of the Jordanian Ministry of Health in the bordering region to Syria, where medical facilities for residents and Syrian refugees struggle to meet the public’s needs.  The Connected Solar Clinic, based on an award-winning more

SOLSTEO the leading European manufacturer of first-class industrial EO sterilisers will be attending at Arab Health 2017 from January 30th To February 2nd

United Arab Emirates  - January 18th 2017:  The knowledge of EO sterilisation process and the focus of SOLSTEO team on innovation make the company a recognised global expert in this field of expertise: SOLSTEO is a member of the ISO/TC 198/WG 1, representing the French mirror committee. “Using innovation to keep one step ahead of the competition” could be SOLSTEO’s motto. This culture of innovation is rooted in the passion for automation shared by all SOLSTEO team members. This year in Arab Health, SOLSTEO will present 2 technological breakthroughs, bringing innovation in the automation of EO sterilisers to guarantee 100% data recording and reporting: EQ-Sim: software programs tested and validated 95% by virtual machines! The commissioning a new production equipment is always a challenge. more

RAK Diabetes Center Jumeirah creating mass awareness on Heart Health

Campaign entails complimentary heart check and consultation with specialist cardiologist Never ignore even seemingly innocuous symptoms as those could be signs of a potential cardiac disorder, says Dr Nathani Diabetics at a greater risk of dying from heart disease and stroke; three-fold greater chance of heart failure, while the risk of transient ischemic attacks is two to six times higher. Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   In order to take charge of one’s cardiac health and to highlight the high-risk relationship between diabetes and cardio vascular diseases, RAK Diabetes Center, Jumeirah, has organised a complimentary heart check at its venue on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The campaign entails free tests including ECG, random blood sugar, blood pressure, height and weight, BMI and consultation with specialist more

Cocoona Wins Best Aesthetic Clinic Award for 2016

Prestigious award reinforces growing reputation of Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation Dubai, January 18, 2017:  Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, which specializes in plastic, cosmetic, dental, orthopaedic, weight loss, hair transplant, dermatology and dietary services, has won the Best Aesthetic Clinic award at the prestigious Mother, Baby & Child Awards for 2016, reinforcing its growing reputation and surging market leadership in the aesthetic and cosmetic domain across the region. Dr Sanjay Parashar, Consultant Plastic Surgeon & Founder of Cocoona Centre, received the award at a gala ceremony held at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai in December 2016. Cocoona was adjudged the best aesthetic clinic of the year, and was among 338 nominees across 31 different award categories. The Mother, Baby & more

Unique Group brings expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment chambers to new healthcare markets

Dubai, January 17, 2016:  Unique Group, the leading integrated subsea and offshore solution provider, is investing almost 2m euros in an innovative healthcare division to bring its 25 years’ of expertise in hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) chambers to new markets.  The new division – Unique Medical Technology – will launch in February 2017 at the Arab Health Show in Dubai, where the business will be demonstrating its expertise in quality focused production and client services for the healthcare sector.  The move follows the acquisition in 2015 by Unique Group of Oceanwide SaS, the Netherlands-based market leader in the design, construction and maintenance of self-propelled hyperbaric lifeboats. Headquartered in Rotterdam, Unique Medical Technology will serve the healthcare market across Europe, more

Distinguished CSR Contribution Award for Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre

Dubai, January 16, 2017:  Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre, a multi-specialty primary health care facility in Dubai, has received the Health Award for distinguished CSR contribution at the Annual Health Awards, jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai and the HEALTH magazine, today.  The award was presented to Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of Board of Directors of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at an event held at the Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai today. The initiative aims to celebrate outstanding contributions of individuals, companies and innovations in the healthcare industry. Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre was recognised for spreading health awareness in and outside their workplace and making a more

"HEAR I AM" Survey Reveals 71% of Hearing Loss Patients Reported Better Hearing Following Treatment

Survey finds 62% of the total respondent pool believe that getting older is the principal cause of hearing loss  Almost two third of parents do not believe that their children's treated hearing loss will affect their long-term development Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Supported by the Ministry of Health and Prevention in the UAE, and in cooperation with The Emirates Medical Association, ORL, Head & Neck Society, MED-EL Medical Electronics - the leading provider of hearing implants in the Middle East, announced in a media roundtable today the results of the "Hear I am" Study. The survey was formulated to understand behavioral trends towards hearing loss in the UAE, and to raise awareness on the positive social impacts of overcoming hearing loss. The "Hear I am" survey, which was more

UAE Hospital and Surgeon Among Top Elite in Mena Region to Earn International Accreditation

Zulekha Hospital Dubai distinguished as Centre of Excellence by IFSO   Dubai, UAE, 16 January, 2017:  A multidisciplinary hospital and one of its foremost surgeons have been listed among the very best in the MENA region to achieve accreditation from the leading international bariatric surgery certification as a specialised centre for surgery of obesity and diabetes. Having facilitated more than 400 successful bariatric surgeries, Zulekha Hospital Dubai has been recognised for its surgical weight loss programme and outstanding management of morbidly obese patients by the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO). The IFSO endorses institutions and surgeons as Centres of Excellence (CEO) worldwide to improve the overall quality of management for patients undergoing bariatric and more

YSY CEMP to Be Unveiled at Arab Health 2017 - Pain Relief and Tissue Repair

United Arab Emirates- January 16th 2017:  From January 30 to February 2, 2017, French firm YSY MEDICAL will be presenting YSY CEMP, its brand new medical device based on pulsed electromagnetic field technology, recognized particularly for pain relief. YSY CEMP uses innovative technologies such as hi-tech sensors and pulsed electromagnetic field, together with unprecedented and exclusive protocols. Its new post-partum indications and hands-free use ensure optimum quality of care. Through sensors applied to the damaged area, pulsed electromagnetic signals accelerate ion exchange in the plasma membrane while restoring the disrupted electrical membrane potential. This field can penetrate deep into tissue and favors microcirculation. Patients are treated fully clothed and receive immediate, lasting relief. more

Rashid Hospital saves life of teenager after quad bike accident

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 16, 2016:  Timely intervention by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved the life of an 18-year Emirati after he was critically injured in a quad bike accident in the dessert. Ambulance officials brought the patient into Rashid Hospital’s Trauma centre on 7th January at 1:30 am. with polytrauma and massive bleeding. A multispecialty team of vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists took immediate action and decided to opt for minimally invasive procedures to save the patient. Dr Ayman Al Sibaie, consultant interventional radiologist at Rashid Hospital said: “The accident had resulted in a severe injury to the patient’s aorta (main blood vessel in the human body), and thus the patient was in an extremely critical condition when he was brought in to the hospital. We more

LINET Group to participate in the 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference

LINET Group to participate in the 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al-Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 12 January, 2016:  LINET Group, Europe’s premier manufacturer of healthcare beds and provider of hospital and nursing home solutions that has just announced its expansion to the MENA region with a new showroom in Dubai, will be taking part at the upcoming 5th International Child & Adult Behavioral Health Conference. The conference, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mabarak Al-Nahayan, UAE Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development, will take place at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers from the 12th to the 14th of January. LINET more

Urgent Need To Develop A Healthcare Insurance Framework To Contain Medical Inflation Across The Region

Healthcare per capita spending in UAE amongst top 20 world-wide 12 January 2017, Dubai:  Having healthcare insurance become mandatory across the region, and medical pricing and inflation continuing to rise, healthcare providers, insurance companies, and solutions providers must ensure their business models can sustain the significant impact it will have on the healthcare insurance landscape. With 98% of Dubai residents and over 4 million people in the UAE having health insurance, the UAE spends $1,200 per person on healthcare – putting it in the top 20 countries for healthcare spending per capita*. The healthcare spend per person is commendably high in comparison to much of the rest of the world.  With this, UAE needs to take a closer look at the healthcare insurance sector, to improve efficiencies and reduce more

Dubai Health Authority's smart clinic raises awareness on how to fight obesity.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 12, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held today a smart clinic to discuss how to tackle obesity and get on a healthier track in the New Year. Information was disseminated via the Authority’s Twitter account and through Periscope. Obesity is a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases and experts at the smart clinic focussed on the link between childhood obesity and obesity in adulthood. According to report by the Dubai Health Authority’s Schools and Educational Institutions Unit, 33 per cent of school children from kindergarten to grade 12 across 176 private schools are either overweight or obese. Of these 14 to 16 per cent are obese.   Dr Waffa Ayesh, Director of Clinical Nutrition at the DHA, said: “ This year, we would like to encourage families to more

ADFD Contributes AED735 Million towards King Hussein Medical City Expansionary Project

Phase one will ensure a 940 bed, state-of-the-art hospital capable of accommodating 1,200 patients daily Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 January, 2017:  In a press conference held in Amman, Jordan - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced a AED735 million (US$200 million) UAE grant earmarked for expansionary works at King Hussein Medical City. This latest contribution is in line with the framework of the 2013 UAE government grant contribution of AED4.6 billion (US$1.25 billion) to the Gulf Development Fund, a five-year grant program from the GCC member countries to finance development projects in line with the government of Jordan’s strategic goals.   The grant will fund the first phase of the expansionary works - specifically to construct a state-of-the-art 940-bed hospital capable of accommodating 1,200 patients more

Healthpoint Abu Dhabi Achieves Gold Seal of Approval from JCI

Patients are further assured of quality care and world-class health services  Abu Dhabi, 10 January 2016:  The Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s largest healthcare accreditor, has awarded the Gold Seal of Approval to Healthpoint, the super-specialty destination hospital in Abu Dhabi, for its superior standards in full-cycle healthcare and patient safety. The accreditation is considered the gold standard in global healthcare and recognizes Healthpoint’s commitment to world-class services. Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, joins its sister companies Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in claiming this international accreditation.  The medical staff and physicians at Healthpoint joined efforts to assist the more

NMC doctor closes multiple holes in the heart of mother-of-two without surgery

Doctor neatly closed holes with miniature, umbrella-like stents, inserted through leg vein Holes in the heart are traditionally treated with open heart surgery and leave large scars Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  A mother-of-two who was suffering with chronic shortness of breath has been given a new lease of life thanks to an innovative new heart procedure. The 38-year-old woman, who did not wish to be named, had been searching for a diagnosis for her breathing troubles for six months when she met with Dr. Sanjay Rajdev, Consultant Interventional Cardiology, NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi. Dr Rajdev diagnosed with woman with multiple holes in the heart. The condition – whose official medical name is ‘fenestrated atrial septal defect with inter-atrial septal aneurysm’ - is usually treated with heart more

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Records 58 Per Cent Increase in Patient Check-ups

Zulekha Hospitals Dubai and Sharjah welcome more than 2,902 women for medical tests to reduce breast cancer cases in UAE Dubai, UAE, 8 January, 2017:  Zulekha Hospital says its ongoing breast cancer awareness drive is having a growing impact after a record number of female patients registered for X-Ray mammograms and specialist check-ups. A total of 2,902 women have attended medical appointments at Zulekha Hospitals in Sharjah and Dubai since the launch of the ‘Pink It Now’ initiative in October 2016. This represents a 58% increase in consultations from its 2015 campaign.  Launched by Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Founding Board Member of Friends for Cancer Patients (FoCP), ‘Pink It Now’ was the latest part of Zulekha Hospitals’ string of CSR initiatives more

Arab Health Exhibition seeks to bridge the specialist skills gap to improve patient care in the GCC

  Limited regional skills in treatment areas such as oncology and cardiology drives Arab Health to offer local physicians 28 hands-on-training sessions in specialised techniques  More than 900 high-level healthcare professionals have registered to benefit from these niche and practical learning experiences at the region’s largest healthcare exhibition Sessions will focus on using state-of-the-art equipment for specialised treatments in cardiology, neurology, surgery, gastroenterology, urology, oncology and radiology  Dubai, UAE, 08 January 2017:  Recent findings indicate that limited super-specialised care in areas such as oncology and cardiology are driving outbound medical tourism in the GCC . In Dubai alone, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) spent AED 307 million towards overseas treatment for more

Dubai Health Forum to gather world-renowned experts

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 5, 2017:  The Dubai Health Forum, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, will gather world-renowned experts who will speak about the future of medicine. The two-day event will take place at the Grand Hyatt on January 9 and 10 and will commence with a welcome address from His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).   Renowned speakers at the event include His Excellency Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammed Al Owais, UAE Health and Prevention Minister. Al Qwais, who has been Minister of Health since 2013, also oversaw the transformation of the department, which changed from the Ministry of Health to the Ministry of more

9th European Society of Endocrinology Clinical Update in Abu Dhabi to Highlight Metformin's Break-through Effects in Diabetes-related Cancer Cases

Event hosted  in partnership with Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) Scheduled to run from January 13-14, 2017 at the Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, Abu Dhabi Established physicians from across Europe will discuss latest in endocrinology outcomes, trends, developments and best practice with a specific focus on diabetes-related cancers, vitamin D and calcium deficiencies through workshops and case studies  HAAD accredited offering scheduled at 10.75 CME hours Abu Dhabi-UAE: 4 January 2017:  The 9th European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) Clinical update will take place from January 13-14, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, and will this year focus on endocrinology-related cancers and vitamin D and calcium deficiencies.  To be held at Abu Dhabi’s Hilton Capital Grand Hotel, the keynote presentation of the more

More than 1500 registered for Dubai Health Forum

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017:  The Dubai Health Forum, which will take place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, has already received 1500 registered delegates. The forum is a momentous stepping stone on Dubai’s journey to become a global pacesetter in innovative healthcare, and will bring together highly respected decision makers, health practitioners, international guest speakers, industry experts, multinational corporates and innovators launching next-generation, game-changing technologies. The thought-provoking talking points range from Technology in Healthcare: Future Trends; Sustainable Health Systems; Governance, Legislations and Medical Ethics; Healthcare Leadership Trends; Investment for a Healthier more

Further collaboration between the laboratory and clinicians to bridge the gap towards better holistic patient care in the GCC

With the laboratory testing market in the GCC expected to grow at a CAGR of up to 6.5%, the MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress is to focus on facilitating a closer relationship between caregivers Dubai, UAE. January 03 2017:  MEDLAB Exhibition & Congress, the world’s leading event for laboratory management and diagnostics, has introduced a new focus for its scientific programme for 2017 with updates on laboratory testing and developments in clinical diagnostics. It will review the expanding role of laboratory medicine in patient care in the GCC and will feature the correlation of tasks between a laboratory professional and a clinician, in analysing algorithms of the disease, test interpretations and standards in reporting. In 2016, the global in-vitro diagnostics market (universally known as ‘laboratory more

RAK Hospital launches clinic for neck and back pain

Neck and back pain the leading cause of disability worldwide; the third highest in the UAE for death and disability combined The premier rehabilitative care provider will be offering free consultation for degenerative spinal problems, followed by X-ray and physiotherapy sessions January 2, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Lower back and neck pain is one of the leading cause of disability worldwide, and needs serious attention, stressed doctors at RAK Hospital, one of UAE’s premier provider of comprehensive healthcare. One of the most common reasons behind missed work, the health issue is now emerging in far younger ages than before, necessitating the need to address both preventive as well as corrective measures. Keeping this in view, and in response to the growing need, RAK Hospital has introduced an exclusive clinic for neck and more

Business France sets the stage for robust French participation at Arab Health 2017

130 companies to showcase country’s expertise at the tradeshow Three major French hospitals to make their first appearance  United Arab Emirates, December 29th 2016:  France’s global expertise in healthcare is set to take the centre stage at the Arab Health 2017 as 130 companies from the country, covering a number of key areas of the sector, put on a strong display at the Middle East’s largest healthcare exhibition in Dubai from January 30 to February 2, 2017. Building on the success of the country’s previous participation in the exhibition, France has a bigger presence this year with a quarter of the companies from the country attending the event for the first time. Significantly, the France pavilion, organized by Business France, will host for the first time three major hospitals – more

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