Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020: The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19.
More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain. Airbus leverages a patented design to manufacture the visor frames, using PLA plastics.
"One of the reasons I love my job is the capability we have for advanced design and quick manufacture. Overnight, we have gone from making aerospace concepts to medical equipment. This genuinely makes a difference in the fight against the pandemic and I couldn’t be prouder of our teams working day and night on ......read more
Ajman, UAE - April 01, 2020: As part of the precautionary measures announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention aimed at combating the spread of Covid-19 and under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, Ajman Sewerage Private Company Limited (ASPCL) is appealing to its customers to use its online services available instead of visiting its customer service centers with immediate effect.
The endorsement, which was issued by H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and chairman of the Executive Council, is geared towards ensuring the health and safety of the community while ensuring the sustainability, efficiency and continuity of service delivery to the residents of Ajman.
Customers planning to visit any of the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020: In an effort to support the State Government of Kerala in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Aster DM Healthcare is undertaking proactive measures as a responsible healthcare organization with significant presence in the State. The measures were announced by Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare following his conversation with the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, who is the leading Kerala’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 crisis.
The measures are:
1. Aster shall be donating Rs 2.5 Crores to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support the excellent efforts by the Government of Kerala to contain and eradicate COVID-19
2. Aster has hospitals at Kochi, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kottakal and ......read more
VPS Healthcare and one of India’s leading mental health specialty center, Cadabam’s, join hands to set up an online mental health support system
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020: The spike in the number of people tested positive for Covid-19 has induced stress and anxiety among many. In an attempt to help those battling depression, fear panic and other issues, VPS Healthcare has associated with Cadabam’s Group, a renowned psycho-social rehabilitation center in India, to offer online mental health support for all in the UAE. The healthcare provider has now opened “VPS Cadabams Mindtalk”, an online service.
Imposition of stricter measures such as confinement to rooms, physical distancing, quarantining, travel restrictions and more have pushed many into ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 April 2020: Since a lot of people are now asked to work from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to talk to Dr Ahmed Labib regarding applying best practices in home to avoid neck and back pain:
Dr. Ahmed Labib the Consultant Orthopedics and Sports injuries Head Of Department at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai say: "Many people don't have proper office chairs and working for extended periods of time on your bed or hunched over a coffee table is not great for your body and overall health. That means you have to be extra aware of your posture and routine, so you can reduce the stress and strain that might come from working in a compromised position," explained Dr. Ahmed Labib
Here are easy tips to follow so that your new home office set-up is more ......read more
**Multi-purpose Sterilizer 99.99% effective against Covid-19 takes the region by storm. Use it on Children’s Toys, any hard or soft surfaces, AC Ducts and so much more!**
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020: Maintaining a clean, healthy and sterile home has never been more prevalent. With the current CoronaVirus outbreak we have to spend the majority of our time indoors with our family, children and pets. During this time it is vitally important to make sure that our living spaces are clean from both a health perspective and to really relax and feel comfortable in our surroundings. With this in mind, brand new SterilOx has excitingly just launched in the region and is here to ensure lots of hassle-free cleaning days ahead! SterilOx received the Certificate from the laboratory in ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020: Once the threat of the coronavirus epidemic going global was raised Dr Faisal Mahmood, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the Aga Khan University, was anticipating a healthcare emergency in Pakistan.
He and his colleagues rapidly assessed preparedness preparations and started coordinating with the provincial and federal governments.
Pakistan’s first COVID-19 patient was identified on February 26 – a 22-year-old man who had returned from Iran just a few days ago. Feeling unwell, he came to AKU to be tested.
“Once he tested positive, we admitted him immediately,” Dr Mahmood said. “Although he had COVID symptoms, he seemed healthy and calm. Since we were all prepared to deal with patients, it was an easy decision for the ......read more
Clinics and specialized medical facilities in IVF treatments undertake specific measures to combat threats related to Coronavirus
Dubai, UAE, 31st March 2020: Medical professionals in the UAE have stepped up their game with relentless efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Several healthcare facilities have implemented unique steps at their facilities to align with government’s policies.
“As a responsible IVF brand, it is critical that we collaborate with the government’s policies and mobilize action plans that safeguard patients, staff and doctors and yet cater to the needs of our patients. As such, our strategy utilizes safety precautions along with technology utilization,” said Dr Laura Melado, IVF Specialist of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic.
As most of the patients at the ......read more
On a mission to create a holistic ecosystem in the digital economy, empower innovative B2B tech startups, and provide job opportunities
Dubai, UAE - 31 March 2020: GELLIFY, a new innovation platform for the business community, opens a hub in Dubai Internet City. Aiming to provide the community of B2B innovators - from investors, startups to corporates - with a unique and integrated approach, the Italian-headquartered company acts as an international technology transfer highway, exchanging startups’ cutting-edge technologies between Europe and the Middle East.
The third branch after Italy and Spain, GELLIFY Middle East innovation hub will help to revolutionize businesses in the region and become more competitive in the digital age. It simultaneously acts as an investor, a venture capital, a growth ......read more
Sharjah, March 31, 2020: The Expo Centre Sharjah recently held a virtual meeting to ascertain the smooth functioning of the entire departments and services. The meeting comes as part of the precautionary measure taken by the centre to maintain the health and safety of employees and customers to cope with the government preventive measures amid the outbreak of the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19).
Headed by His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, the meeting was attended by department heads and managers, where they discussed the general controls of the departments work and the implementation of a package of stimulus measures to ensure business continuity and sustainability, as well as providing support to the economic sectors in the Emirate and reviewing the future plans for the exhibition agenda in the ......read more
Service is approved by Dubai Municipality and other international bodies
Dubai, March 31, 2020: Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, has announced it has introduced a new service to provide customers with effective sanitizing services for home owners, businesses and public facilities.
The non-toxic and food-safe sanitization service is approved by the Dubai Municipality and other relevant bodies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Boeing and Airbus and is effective for disinfecting surfaces against viruses for up to 30 days*.
Commenting on the sanitization service, Darko Macura, Chief Executive Officer of Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, said, “We all have an important role to play to reduce the risk and limit the spread of the virus. As part of our ......read more
A pro bono initiative accelerating & facilitating the access and the circulation of essential non-personal data between public and private organizations
United Arab Emirates, March 30- 2020: Under the impulse of the World Health Organization and the European Union stressing the importance of data sharing, Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company, today announced launching a COVID-19 Data Exchange initiative. The platform will be available pro bono to a large community of companies and organizations looking to contribute to the resolution of this crisis. The technology enables the exchange of vital non-personal data to hinder COVID-19’s dissemination and restrain its economic impact.
Scientific communities, hospitals and healthcare operations, pharmaceutical organizations, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 March 2020: The recent spread of COVID 19 has brought a lot of uncertainty, unpredictability and unknown fear around the world. The mass spread of the illness and the number of casualties are causing a dreadful feeling of helplessness amongst people everywhere, fearing for their futures.
There are mixed news of hopefulness, light at the end of the tunnel and unknown fear which leaves everything uncertain. Moreover, restriction of movement across borders as well as the seclusion from social interactions, are making people feel trapped while worrying for their families across borders. These emotions can lead to many psychological implications like anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Pessimistic thinking, boredom and lack of communication with your near and dear ones, may ......read more
72 percent recognize that washing hands frequently could help fight the outbreak
Survey reveals that a majority of UAE residents are aware of the ‘touchpoints’ on how Covid-19 spreads and the ways to stop it
March 30th, 2020, Dubai, UAE: As the world battles against Coronavirus, a recent study by Kantar, one of the world’s largest research agencies, reveals that majority of UAE residents are well-informed on how to best contain the virus. The study, which took into account both hygiene and social distancing concluded that between 60 and 70 percent of the residents were aware of the ‘touchpoints’ on how Covid-19 spreads and the ways to stop it.
The survey which concluded last week interviewed a diverse segment of the UAE population to understand how the ......read more
• New tele-consultation service allows patients to remotely access medical advice for general ailments from home or office
• People seeking information on COVID-19 can also reach a medical professional through the Aster call center – 04-4400500
Dubai, UAE, 30 March 2020: Aster DM Healthcare has introduced a free tele-consultation service across its Medcare, Aster Hospital and Aster Clinic facilities in the UAE, allowing patients to remotely consult qualified doctors for all general ailments. The leading private healthcare group is one of the first to offer such a service to patients in the UAE, supporting the community to access quality healthcare advice during this challenging time.
Through visiting the respective facilities’ websites, patients can book an ......read more
Four early signs of Leukaemia every woman should know
Dubai, UAE 29th March 2020: It has been observed that the incidence of acute leukaemia in the UAE residents is 1.78 per 100,000 people, with 2.31 IR in females and 1.57 IR in males. The commonly affected age group is individuals between 20 to 44 years of age, with females getting affected more than the men.
Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood cells, specifically the white blood cells. Though exposure to radiation and chemicals are some of the causative factors, more important causes include secondary mutations which cause the leukaemia.
Dr Punit Jain, MD, DM (Haematology), Consultant Haematologist / Haemato-Oncologist & Bone Marrow Transplant Physician at Apollo Hospitals outlines some of the key things every woman should be conscious of, to be able to be diagnosed ......read more
• The UAE is the fifth country to implement this method of screening, allowing for faster testing and it’s considered as a referral center at SEHA for screening
• HE Salem Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” says that SEHA has advanced technologies to detect the emerging corona virus
• Testing can be completed in five minutes for a car with four passengers and results will be shared through SMS and on the SEHA app within six hours
• Patients will need to book an appointment through Estijaba 8001717
Abu Dhabi, March 28, 2020: The Department of Health (DoH) Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), today announced the launch of the country’s first drive-through testing facility for COVID-19. Located in the ......read more
The move aims to safeguard patients trying to conceive
Dubai, UAE, 26th March 2020: In the wake of the ongoing Corona crisis, Fertility centers and specialists in the UAE have started offering patients telephonic consultations to help combat the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing.
“Considering the current situation, we deem it vital to keep patients safe and secure by controlling the number of visits to the clinic. These are extraordinary times and call for extraoridinary measures. As a responsible IVF facility, we understand how important it is to act immediately, and hence have taken a step to offer telephonic consultations to our patients to contain the spread of the virus,” said Prof. Dr Human Fatemi, Medical Director of IVI Middle East Fertility Clinics."
The decision by ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 26 March 2020: Dr. Faisal Dalfi the Specialist Internal Medicine at Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi gives tips to prevent Corona Virus Covid 19:
Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol based rub.
Cover your nose and mouth with a bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent the virus from entering your body.
Keep at least 1 meter distance while on the street or in the supermarket.
Avoid crowded places and go out of the house, only if absolutely necessary.
The virus remains viable on metallic surface, cardboard as well as plastic, so please keep all surfaces clean in your home including door handles and hand rails and follow hand hygiene.
Wear a surgical face ......read more
By Simon Fisher, Executive Vice President – Gulf, ACE Group
As the world holds its collective breath over the full human and geographical impact of COVID-19, which is developing on an hourly basis and which remains unclear amidst the uncertainty of exponential transmission rates, one common consideration is to what extent private insurance policies respond to the cost of treatment in countries that adopt a predominantly private healthcare model.
Technically, and as a general rule, now that the virus has been classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a ‘pandemic’, healthcare policies will no longer respond to the treatment of a policyholder who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, due to policy exclusions which recognise this change. Notably in UAE, health authorities stipulate minimum coverage requirements ......read more
Dubai, UAE - March 26, 2020: His Excellency, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company, chaired the company’s first remote board meeting to discuss business continuity and precautionary efforts amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
In line with government directives on social distancing and remote working, the meeting discussed ongoing efforts by the organization to contain the spread of the virus while limiting the level of disruption to services for the people of the UAE.
His Excellency concluded the meeting by thanking the Board of Directors for their ongoing support and praised employees for their commitment and collaborative spirit in a time of adversity.
Concluding the meeting, His Excellency, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi Chairman, Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company said: “These are ......read more
The prevalence of this cancer amongst women in UAE is the highest in the world at 10.1 cases per 100,000 population
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 26th March 2020: Newly diagnosed diabetics over the age of 50 years, particularly those who are not overweight have 4 to 7 times the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to general population
In the UAE, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) reported that 17.3 percent of the adult population of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), more than 1 million people, had type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), placing the country 15th worldwide for age adjusted prevalence. They reported that the prevalence of DM is rising faster in the UAE than any other part of the world and would likely double by the year 2040 due to the sedentary lifestyle and rising prevalence of obesity in the ......read more
Campaign will run under the hashtag #AskDXBdoctor
Dubai-UAE: 25 March, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Twitter have partnered to launch a campaign entitled #AskDXBdoctor to increase the availability of credible health information on COVID-19 on the platform through an open dialogue with the public.
Tomorrow, the authority’s account on Twitter (@DHA_Dubai) will launch the campaign through a Tweet that includes the hashtag #AskDXBdoctor, inviting the public to ask questions to registered doctors in Dubai in both Arabic and English. Upon selecting the button that appears in the Tweet, people will be able to tweet with the hashtag #AskDXBdoctor and post a question about COVID-19, to which the authority will respond to.
Commenting on the partnership between ......read more
Al Qutami: The world is going through a difficult crisis that requires consolidated and collaborative efforts.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has honoured philanthropists who have contributed to promote integrated healthcare and disease prevention to tackle COVID-19.
Al Qutami received the philanthropists at the DHA headquarters today.
The list of businesspersons and prominent personalities who contributed towards this cause
Included Buti Obaid Al Mulla, Chairman of Al Mulla Group, Abdullah Abdul Karim Al Arif, Chairman of Al Arif Investment Group, and Hamouda Ghanem bin Hamouda from Hamouda Bin Hamouda Group.
They expressed their support to DHA in the fight against COVID-19 and expressed their solidarity during this global pandemic. They highlighted ......read more
- Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide - when caught in its early stages, before metastasis (which is the growth of a secondary tumor separate to the primary site of cancer), it is known that cancer survival rates are higher
- NYUAD researchers have developed a new fluid analyzing platform that allows for the isolation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which are formed during metastasis
- The new technology, featured in the Nature journal Microsystems and Nanoengineering, enables the effective isolation of CTCs from prostate cancer patients’ blood samples, and allows for high precision analysis of CTCs’ mechanical properties at the single cell level
- The new platform could potentially constitute an important test for monitoring and studying metastasis, and can also be ......read more
“Through a Rational and realistic approach, we support the government & fall in line with the government strategy to defeat the global pandemic,” says Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President.
22nd March, 2020 - Ajman: The Medical Education, Healthcare & Research activities of Thumbay Group have implemented several steps throughout their entities ......read more
The latest on COVID-19, including some encouraging news for parents.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2020: I understand the concern about the coronavirus most of us have right now. After all, it’s dominating the headlines and probably your work and home conversation.
But as a pediatrician, let’s talk first about what’s ......read more
• A range of measure has been put into place by AFZ, including building sanitization programme, and testing of remote working systems
• Social distancing efforts assisted with digital platform offering over 150 services to customers and investors
Ajman, United Arab Emirates (March 18, 2020): As part of its efforts to enhance health and safety, Ajman ......read more
University’s Transplant Program has registered 11 successful organ operations on 4 children and 7 adults
Officials and parents urged people to register for donation through the Hayat initiative
Dubai, March 18, 2020: Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) is committed to improving health in the UAE and beyond; to date MBRU has successfully ......read more
Jana and her mother with treating surgeon Dr. Yasser Menaissy
Sharjah, UAE, 17 March 2020: Five year old Jana Akawi, was brought to Zulekha Hospital Sharjah with complaints of recurrent chest infections increasing up to 6-7 times a year. Following an echocardiogram, she was found to have a large Atrial Septal Defect with moderately severe pulmonary hypertension which ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2020: Spread of disease is a global problem that threatens our health, so it is important to have good hygiene and maximum precautions for cleaning and disinfection to product the whole family from germs found at home.
Sanytol, available at Glambeaute.com, is committed to helping you keep your homes healthy with effective products ......read more
Initiative aimed at ensuring business continuity & enhancing safety of employees & customers
March 16th, 2020 - Community Development Authority (CDA) in Dubai announced the launch of a remote work policy that allows its employees to perform their official tasks from their residences and ensure the continuity of operations, in view of the ongoing circumstances. The initiative was ......read more
Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide, with approximately 1·8 million new cases in 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 16th March 2020: Non communicable diseases are having a huge impact on the health and economy of the world. Cancers are rising in incidence and prevalence. Colorectal Cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer worldwide, with ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2020: Cerebral palsy is a disorder that causes problems with movement and balance. It is a condition that babies are born with or that develops very early in life, though some children with cerebral palsy may not have noticeable symptoms until they are toddlers. Babies with cerebral palsy are often slow to roll over, sit, crawl, or ......read more
**The Al Wasl-based Dermalase Clinic, to be handled by leading beauty and wellness specialists, is part of the expansion plan of the Group that has presence in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Kuwait**
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 15, March 2020: Avivo Group, one of the fastest-growing healthcare service providers in the GCC, has opened an exclusive beauty-enhancement and ......read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 14, 2020: Ajman Free Zone signed a memorandum of understanding with the Saudi German Hospital Ajman with the aim of providing health services to customers, investors, and employees.
This step came as part of Ajman Free Zone's efforts to provide services of various levels to customers and investors, to enable them to run their business ......read more
Dubai, UAE 12th March 2020: A hospital often witnesses frantic relatives rushing into an emergency room, holding their unresponsive patient. With shallow breathing, dangerously low blood pressure and oxygen levels, and a high fever, most individuals are of the opinion that the heart of the patient is in jeopardy of stopping if left untreated any longer.
Life and death situations like this are ......read more
Global mental health consultant maintains bioenergetic science to further improve health treatment outcomes in Arab region
Dubai, UAE, 11 March 2020: Renowned motivational speaker and mental health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara was honoured in Dubai recently by H.E. Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at the 8th ......read more
Sharjah, UAE, 10 March 2020: In pursuance of customer happiness, community safety, and overall visitor hygiene, Sahara Centre, a leading retail, dining, entertainment, and leisure destination, is proud to pioneer the installation of handrail UV sterilizers on its escalators’ handrails. The sterilizers wipe out 99.99 per cent of germs on handrails through a process known as ......read more
March 10, 2019, Dubai, UAE – Vision is often considered to be the most valuable of the senses. The eyes perform the vital function of sight by a complicated physical and chemical process which is prone to disease especially with advancing age. Due to modern medicine and advances in lifestyle, we are all living longer, and age is a key factor in decreased eye ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 10, 2020: While health authorities across the world are asking travelers to postpone their travel plans unless necessary, it is important for those who travel to know the checks and measures in place as well as their responsibility, especially if they have recently traveled to places of widespread coronavirus transmission.
On Thursday, 5 March, the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2020: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) received today a high-level delegation from the British Embassy.
The delegation was led by HE Andrew Jackson, Her Majesty's Consul General to Dubai and Northern Emirates.
Al Qutami discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 08, 2020: Recent advances in maternal and Fetal medicine have undoubtedly taken many pregnancies to term and improved the well-being of preterm babies as well as twin/triplet pregnancies. In wake of the same, IVI Middle East Abu Dhabi started its IVI Fetal Medical Centre to enhance fetal care in the UAE and the region. IVI Fetal emphasises that fetal ......read more
Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 07, 2020: Ajman Free Zone signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Preventive Medicine Ajman, part of Ajman Medical Zone, with the aim of providing distinctive and exceptional services to investors, companies’ employees and workers, in the Free Zone.
The two parties have agreed to exchange data and information that ......read more
Spring Clean your Health
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 05, 2020: According to the IDF (International Diabetes Federation), 32 per cent of the adult population (age 20-79) in the UAE, including both UAE nationals and expatriates, will be living with diabetes or prediabetes over the next decade. Type 2 Diabetes is an illness that can be managed but also affects your blood ......read more
• Admin and HR professionals most likely to be asked to work remotely
• Firms in hospitality, aviation and logistics planning redundancies and unpaid leaves
Dubai, UAE, 4 March 2020 – With the Coronavirus outbreak spreading across the world, one-third of Gulf-based employers are planning to have staff work from home, according to a survey conducted by Middle East ......read more
Patients suffering from complicated liver problems get a new lease of life with liver transplants
Middle East, 4th March 2020: Liver is a unique organ and so is liver failure. Failure of organs like kidney, heart, pancreas, small intestine can be managed medically or bridged for some time (i.e., Dialysis for kidney, Ventricular assist devices for heart, insulin for pancreas, parenteral ......read more
[Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2020]: RIZEK, the UAE’s upcoming online marketplace that connects freelance service professionals with end customers, has partnered with NMC Healthcare in a first-of-its-kind-deal, to facilitate on-demand medical service in the UAE — becoming the UAE’s first online marketplace to offer such a service.
From intravenous therapy to intramuscular ......read more
They discuss when to visit a healthcare centre, how testing works and how to protect yourself from the coronavirus.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 4, 2020: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) health professionals provide answers to some of the most pressing questions with regard to COVID-19.
Dr Abdulla Al Rasasi, Head of Preventive Medicine Section in Public Health Protection ......read more