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Al Qassimi Hospital Receives International Accreditation as Centre of Excellence in the Treatment of AV block.

• Ministry of Health boosts UAE’s global leadership in the number of accredited health facilities. • Dr. Yousef Al Serkal: MoHAP is proud to be part of the UAE government’s achievements. • MoHAP the fastest institution in the world in the process of accrediting its facilities within 6 years. • Al Qassimi Hospital’s cardiology centre is the largest of its kind in the UAE and can handle 50 to 60 case per month.   Sharjah, January 19, 2021:  Adding yet another feather to its cap, the Sharjah-based Al Qassimi Hospital has achieved accreditation as a centre of excellence in the treatment of Atrioventricular (AV) block from the Joint Commission International (JCI).   The advanced international accreditation was granted to the hospital after passing rigorous assessments ......read more

‘Blue Zone' from COVID-19 Prime Assessment Centre to Relocate to Al Rowda Healthcare Center

Centre will exclusively serve all members of the Abu Dhabi community who have received a positive COVID-19 test result Abu Dhabi, Jan 14, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA”, has announced the relocation of the ‘Blue Zone’ from the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center in Abu Dhabi to Al Rowda Healthcare Center. The center, managed by Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA healthcare facility, will exclusively serve all members of the community who have received a positive COVID-19 test result.  The blue zone is one of four zones in the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center located in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), which was opened in May 2020. The first center to be dedicated for patients with a positive test result, the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center played a pivotal ......read more

SEHA Commences the Administration of the Covid-19 Vaccine to UAE Community at 40 Locations

Following the official registration of Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated COVID-19 vaccine, SEHA establishes three centers to exclusively administer the vaccine to the UAE public Abu Dhabi, January 13, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the opening of two COVID-19 Vaccination Centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and one in Dubai, for members of the community who wish to receive the Beijing Institute of Biological Product’s inactivated vaccine. The COVID-19 Vaccination Centers, located in Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal in Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain Convention Center in Al Ain City, have the collective capacity to administer vaccine shots to 6,000 people daily, and were established in a record time of four days. The centers were ......read more

COVID-19 Vaccination is Now Available at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah Free of Charge

United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2021:  For the benefit of the Greater Community, this service is being offered at “free of cost” to everyone holding a valid Emirates ID. As you are aware the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine from Sinopharm is inactivated registered vaccine in the UAE which provides acquired immunity against COVID-19. Moreover, this vaccine will be given in term of two doses with an interval 21 – 28 days between the first & second doses. Based on initial results of phase 3 trials have shown it has an overall efficacy of 86%. The analysis also shows the vaccine to have 99% seroconversion rate of neutralizing antibody and 100% effectiveness in preventing moderate and severe cases of the disease.  It showed no serious safety concerns till date. Zulekha Hospital Sharjah started this CSR initiative last ......read more

COVID-19 and Working from Home by Dr. Muhammad S. Tahir

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 January 2021:  Since the Early news of COVID-19 in the beginning of January 2020 started appearing and gradually set the stage to change for lifestyle. Early months no body was aware of the impact it will make in the long run. However unknown fear and limited research resulted in different hypothesis and hence suggestions to protect the society.  Among social distancing, frequent hand washing, sanitization campaigns, use of mask, checking temperature and many more efforts unfolded and led to completely change the norm of the society.  “As the life goes on with these changes and working from home preferences over going to the workplace for obvious reasons has created different challenges. Human, being a gregarious in nature, socialization is not an option instead is necessity to ......read more

Rashid Hospital Doctors Perform Special Implant Procedure for an Epilepsy Patient.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 6, 2021:  Doctors at Rashid Hospital transplanted a small device (roughly the size of a one-dirham coin) under the skin of the chest of a 14-year old Emirati girl who was suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy seizers.  Since the successful procedure, H.A. has been able to breathe a sigh of relief as she now prepares herself for programming the device and leading a life with minimum seizures that are less severe and less frequent in nature, thus greatly improving the quality of her life and giving her a brighter future.  Dr. Abdulla Qassim, Consultant and Head of Neurosurgery at Rashid Hospital said, “The mechanism is so sophisticated that the patient does not realise there is an implant in the body. After a thorough evaluation, we concluded that the patient was the right ......read more

Hundreds of Thousands of Cervical Cancer Cases Could Be Prevented with HPV Vaccines and Pap Smear Tests

Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death of young women, but can be easily prevented and treated if caught early says expert from American hospital Cleveland Clinic   United Arab Emirates -  January 05, 2021:   Hundreds of thousands of cervical cancer cases per year could be prevented through widespread vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) and annual pap smear tests, says an expert at a top American hospital, Cleveland Clinic, marking Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January.   Dr. Robert DeBernardo, Section Head of Gynecologic Oncology and Vice Chair Subspecialty Care for Women’s Health at Cleveland Clinic, said: “Cervical cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related death for young women, but is also entirely preventable between widespread HPV vaccinations and early and ......read more

Dubai Central Lab Is Now Esma Halal Certification Body

Dubai, 05 January 2021: The Product Conformity Assessment Section in Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) was recently registered as one of the halal certification bodies at the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) to grant the National Quality Mark (EQM) for halal products on behalf of the authority, according to the technical requirements contained in Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014. Recognition of DCL as Halal certification body is part of Dubai Municipality's efforts to expand its areas of work in certification services and product conformity assessment in line with the directions of the top leadership in achieving Dubai Municipality’s vision of building a happy and sustainable city and enhancing Dubai's position as the capital of the Islamic economy. Eng. Amin Ahmed Amin, Director of DCL said ......read more

DHA begins COVID-19 Vaccination for Frontliners in the Government Sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 4 January 2021:  In line with the rollout of the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine, DHA has begun the vaccination drive for frontliners and employees in vital professionals in the government sector. Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector at the DHA and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Vaccination Steering Committee said the vaccination drive is in line with providing vaccines for priority groups in the first phase.  “These employees are public-facing employees, we are truly thankful to all frontliners across all sectors. We have received the list of these employees after coordination with relevant stakeholders across all government departments and we have booked their appointments.” DHA will also shortly begin the same process for frontliners in ......read more

Newborn baby undergoes life-changing complex foot correction procedure at Aster Hospital, Mankhool

•       Baby girl born with severe congenital foot deformity called ‘Club Foot’ undergoes corrective procedure which allows her to learn to walk normally without any complications  •       The procedure, using the ‘Ponseti Method’, has helped many infants born with birth deformities at Aster Hospitals •       Clubfoot is a common congenital birth defect, with an average prevalence of approximately 1 per 1000 live births[1] Dubai, UAE, 3 January, 2020:  A baby girl born at Aster Hospital, Mankhool with a birth deformity in her left ankle and foot, commonly known as ‘Club Foot’ has undergone a correction procedure using the ‘Ponseti Method, a method used to help infants born with this birth ......read more

MoHAP Puts Spotlight on the Service of Approving Retirement and Medical Disability Applications by Competent Medical Committee

United Arab Emirates -  December 29, 2020:   One of the services provided by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, to its customers is the approval of applications for retirement, or work and occupational injuries, according to the decision of the competent Medical Committee. The applicant must be an employee in any of the ministries or federal authorities, a local government department, or private-sector employees covered by health insurance. For workers in the government sector, a letter from the employer should be submitted to the Office of the competent Medical Committee. Accredited medical standards His Excellency Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al-Rand, Undersecretary of the Ministry’s Health Assistant Sector, Health Centers and Clinics, said: “Approving the application for retirement due to ......read more

Renal Failure in Women

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 December 2020: The risk of developing chronic renal (kidney) diseases is higher in women as compared to men. Approximately 195 million women worldwide suffer from kidney-related problems. The prevalence of the disease in women is 14% on an average, while in men, it’s 12%. It is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, causing 600,000 deaths each year globally.  The leading causes of kidney failure in women are not different from what affects men, which is diabetes, followed by high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis - a renal cyst which is a hereditary disease that results from the presence of a polycystic kidney and Alport syndrome (a genetic condition characterized by kidney failure, hearing loss and eye abnormalities). The diseases can affect in two ways. It can result in SLE, an ......read more

DHA signs MoU with Gulf Medical University

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  December 28, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Medical University to promote cooperation in the field of medical education and training.  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Prof. Hossam Hamdy. Chancellor, Gulf Medical University, signed the MoU at the DHA headquarters in Dubai.  The MoU aims to promote cooperation in medical training and enhance competencies of health personnel across health specialties. It also aims to promote cooperation in organizing joint health-supporting programmes such as conferences, seminars and events and unifying efforts to spread the culture of innovation in society.  Commenting on the MoU, Al Qutami said that the cooperation with the Gulf Medical ......read more

Dubai Health Authority, Rashid and Latifa Hospital Receive International Recognition for their Covid-19 Response

• Over 100 Hospitals from 28 Countries Recognized at the International Hospital Federation’s Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program   • The DHA’s Dubai Shield Program was recognised at the Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program for proactively responding with outstanding and innovative actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic.   • DHA’s hospitals – Rashid and Latifa Hospital for Women and Children were recognized for their COVID-19 response action plan.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2020. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has been recognized at the International Hospital Federation’s Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program for its COVID-19 response action plan along with over 100 hospitals from 28 ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare Chooses Cayman Islands to Set Up Clinical Excellence Hub for the Western Hemisphere

United Arab Emirates -  December 22, 2020:   Today Aster DM Healthcare and Cayman Islands Government announced an agreement making the Cayman Islands Aster’s clinical excellence hub for the Western hemisphere, serving the Caribbean Region, North America, Canada, Latin & South America. The agreement will see Aster initially develop around 150-bed comprehensive, tertiary and quaternary care hospital, with an opportunity to expand in the future based on need, alongside an assisted living facility and healthcare university in the long-term. With this project, Aster aims to replicate its “Medcity” concept which has proven to be highly successful as its flagship facility in Kochi, India. The team leading the project hopes to break ground by mid-2021, with the commencement of the Aster Cayman Medcity - ......read more

Dubai Health Authority: We Aim to Establish the Emirate as the Ideal Destination for Health Tourism

Four per cent growth in the number of health tourists to Dubai in 2019 compared to 2018.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 21, 2020:  The readiness of UAE’s health sector and its success in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic will contribute to effectively accelerating the recovery of the health tourism sector, said a high-level official. Mohamed Al Mheiri, Director of Health Tourism Department at the DHA said that all concerned stakeholders are taking preventive measures to enhance the safety and well-being of the community and maintain health security.   He highlighted that the UAE has ranked number one in the Middle East region and 14th globally in terms of COVID-19 handling, according to a survey released by UK's Global Soft Power Index. The survey ranked 105 countries in the world ......read more

Saudi Arabia - Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Statement from UPS

December 21, 2020:   UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the successful delivery of the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates. Saudi Arabia is the first Arab country to roll out the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, marking a breakthrough milestone in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Rachid Fergati, UPS Managing director for Middle East and Indian subcontinent said: “UPS has proudly delivered the first batches of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Saudi Arabia, to support vaccinations of first citizens and expatriates in the country.  Saudi Arabia is the first country in the Middle East that we are serving and we are in position to continue delivering what matters to help stamp out the pandemic in the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Doctors Provide Pre-travel Advice

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is encouraging those who plan to travel to ensure they take necessary pre-travel vaccinations at least one month prior to their journey to ensure the effectiveness of the vaccines. The pre-travel health services are available across all DHA Primary Healthcare Centre and the services include pre-travel counseling, risk assessment, vaccinations and medications.  Dr. Alia Mohammad Al Dallal, Consultant Family Physician and Acting Director of Specialized Program Services Department at DHA’s Primary Health Care Sector said, “In terms of the COVID-19 vaccine, people who intend to travel should first seek their healthcare provider’s advice so that they can assess their medical condition, allergies if any, pre-existing health conditions ......read more

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Volunteer Program and Frontline Heroes Office Introduce Innovative New Emergency Response Training Program for UAE Frontline Heroes

• New Jaheziya program to offer internationally accredited emergency and disaster management certification to UAE frontline professionals • Self-sustaining training program to build long-term capacity and readiness for always-on response to potential emergencies and natural disasters   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 December 2020: The Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Volunteer Program and the Frontline Heroes Office are partnering to provide UAE frontline professionals accredited emergency and disaster management training through a new comprehensive program that is recognized as the international gold standard for medical and emergency response.   The new “Jaheziya” training initiative, which translates as “Readiness” from Arabic, will enhance the knowledge and skills of frontline professionals ......read more

P&G Commits to 2,021 Acts of Good in 2021 and Inspires Millions through Lead with Love Campaign

• P&G and its brands will make their next wave of donations for COVID-19 relief including health, hygiene and cleaning products, PPE and financial support worth tens of millions of dollars as the first “acts of good” for 2021. • Lead with Love campaign unites P&G’s longstanding and ongoing Citizenship efforts of Community Impact, Equality & Inclusion, and Environmental Sustainability. • Unveiled through a powerful new creative film, “Emotions,” P&G invites everyone to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better.   December 19, 2020:   Today, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is announcing a commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products, personal ......read more

Dubai Health Authority provides COVID-19 Testing to Dubai World Trade Centre Visitors

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2020: The Dubai Health Authority is providing COVID-19 testing services at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for visitors said a high-level official. Dr. Farida Al Khaja, CEO of Clinical Support Services and Nursing Sector said that the DHA has provided this service for company representatives, exhibitors and exhibition-goers who participate in international conferences that are hosted at DWTC. She said the move is in line with the Authority’s vision to continue to provide easy and accessible COVID-19 testing services across the Emirate. In September this year, DHA added three new Covid-19 testing centres  The centres, each with a capacity to carry out 550 tests a day, are located in Al Rashidiya Majlis, Al Hamriya Port Majlis and Jumeirah 1 Port Majlis.  Dr. Al ......read more

Dr. Afnan Al Shuaiby Appointed New Chair of Board of the Arab International Womens' Forum

HAIFA AL KAYLANI APPOINTED PRESIDENT & FOUNDER OF THE AIWF    December 15, 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - On the 14th December 2020 there was a Board meeting of the Arab International Women’s Forum (‘AIWF’). The meeting was held to discuss the decision of Mrs Haifa Al Kaylani, the original Founder of the AIWF, to step down as Chair and to approve the appointment of the new Chair, Dr Afnan Al Shuaiby as of 1st of January 2021. Mrs Al Kaylani will remain as a Director of the AIWF and hold the title of President & Founder. Mrs Al Kaylani founded the Arab International Women’s Forum 20 years’ ago and she felt now was an appropriate time to hand over the role to a successor. AIWF was set up as a development organisation based in London with the clear aim of supporting women’s ......read more

Pacemaker Smaller Than a Dirham Changes Patients' Lives

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patients Benefit from March to Miniaturization in First-of-its-Kind Procedure    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2020:  Patients at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, can now benefit from a cutting-edge miniature pacemaker device smaller than a one-dirham coin. Physicians at the hospital recently performed the UAE’s first implant of a synchronized leadless miniature pacemaker implant. The device, which is 93% smaller than a traditional pacemaker, was implanted into a 22-year-old Emirati woman to correct a slow heart rate problem. Complications from a slow heart rate can include fatigue, dizziness, loss of consciousness and even the risk of sudden death. The 30-minute, minimally invasive procedure took place in November. Since ......read more

Dubai Complementary Medicine Centre Treats More than 4000 Patients in 2019.

Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Dubai Complementary Medicine Centre (DCMC) revealed that 4,055 patients benefited from its services in 2019.  DCMC is the only government centre in the GCC to provide comprehensive complementary medicine services.  Out of the 4,055 patients, 2,732 benefited from the centre’s ozone clinic, 805 from the bio resonance clinic and 518 from the metatron clinic.  Complementary medicine has many benefits as it mostly involves natural remedies, helps boosts the immune system, reduces pain, reduces muscular spasm and fatigue and improves patient’s overall quality of life. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA said, “The centre is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and with skilled ......read more

Breastfeeding Friends Association takes part in Regional Forum for People of Determination

Sharjah, December 13, 2020:  The Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah participated in the Regional Forum for People of Determination, themed ‘our happiness among you’, which was organized, on Tuesday, by the Read & Enjoy Library to mark the International Day of People of Determination. Held under the patronage of Sheikha Shamsa bint Hasher Al Maktoum, Honorary President of the library, board member of the UAE Volleyball Association, and President of the National Teams Committee, the event was attended by Widad bu Sheneen, the Founder and Chairwoman of the Read & Enjoy Library, Her Excellency Eng. Khawla Al Noman, Head of Breastfeeding Friends Association, and a large number of people of determination and community ......read more

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UK Ambassador to the UAE Receives Latest Update on Covid-19 Vaccine From SEHA…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 21, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, hosted Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Patrick Moody, to share the latest developments surrounding the success of the third phase of the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials. British Ambassador Moody was accompanied by ......read more

DaburCares provides Hand Sanitizers to Disadvantaged Communities with the Support of SmartLife and ...…

Started in March this year, DaburCares initiative has helped 20,000 individuals and families so far Dubai, UAE; November 21, 2020:  DaburCares initiative by Dabur International continues to protect disadvantaged communities with provision of hand sanitizers and care packs. In the latest phase of the programme, more than 5000 individuals and families in the UAE were provided Dermoviva ......read more

DHA Holds 35 Virtual Webinars to Discuss Prevention and Management Methods of Cyberbullying…

The webinar is in line with the fourth National Bullying Prevention Week Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 November 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is participating in the fourth National Bullying Prevention Week with 28 local & federal authorities. The initiative is organized by the Ministry of Education and is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman ......read more

Aster Volunteers to Provide 9000 Free Diabetes Tests as Part of Week-long Awareness Campaign…

• On occasion of World Diabetes Day, the Diabetes Awareness Week is being launched from 17th November onwards in UAE where people can avail HbA1c tests for diabetes free-of-cost at any Aster Hospitals & Clinics and Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres across the country  • In addition to the free 9000 tests worth AED 2 million, free consultations will also be provided at ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Launches Contactless eWallet Payment System…

• The Authority becomes the first government entity in Dubai to implement this smart payment system.  • Al Qutami: The Authority is keen to be at the forefront of the paperless transformation  • Patients will be able to easily make payments using eWallet at DHA hospitals, clinics and fitness centres.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 16, 2020:  ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Men's Health Survey Shows High Stress Levels and Low Awareness…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 16, 2020:  More than two thirds of men in the UAE may be putting themselves at risk for advanced prostate and testicular cancers by not knowing the symptoms of the disease and failing to schedule an annual checkup with their doctor, a new study shows. A survey of 1,000 people living in the UAE, commissioned by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of ......read more

Phishing Attacks Soar 220% During Covid-19 Peak as Cybercriminal Opportunism Intensifies…

F5 Labs releases 2020 Phishing and Fraud Report; COVID-19 scams and increasing attacker sophistication raises global cybersecurity stakes  16 November 2020 – COVID-19 continues to significantly embolden cybercriminals’ phishing and fraud efforts, according to new research from F5 Labs. The fourth edition of the Phishing and Fraud Report found that phishing incidents rose 220% ......read more

WCU: Vaccine Hopes and Virus Fears Battle for Supremacy…

United Arab Emirates -  November 16, 2020:   Following the U.S. election, the focus as expected, quickly returned to the Covid-19 pandemic and the promising news on the vaccine front. Precious metals and energy reacted strongly in opposite directions after Pfizer and BioNTech said their coronavirus vaccine was more than 90% effective in preventing Covid-19. Gold slumped by more ......read more

Medcare Aids Two Infants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy With Revolutionary Gene Therapy Worth USD 2.1 ...…

United Arab Emirates -  November 15, 2020:   The premium medical provider has offered the gene therapy as part of a global programme (Managed Access Programme) that has given access to the world’s most ground-breaking treatment to 100 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) patients in the world in 2020 Medcare Hospitals has become the first healthcare provider in the Middle East to ......read more

5 Tips for Diabetes Management…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 November 2020: With advances in diabetes treatments, it is now easier for patients suffering with the disease to have a fulfilling normal lifestyle. Dr. Vikram Hundia – Consultant Endocrinologist at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai continue, coming to terms with the diagnosis can be difficult one for many people, there is light at the end of the tunnel in managing the ......read more

Portion Plates can Empower Millions of Children with Type 2 Diabetes to Easily Visualize Healthy ...…

Dietitian from American hospital Cleveland Clinic Children’s recommends a plate filled with half fruit and vegetables, one quarter lean protein, and one quarter grains or carbohydrates   United Arab Emirates -  November 12, 2020:    Millions of parents and their children with diabetes can use simple portion plates to easily visualize healthy meals and manage ......read more

Ashuja'an Association Launches in UAE for World Diabetes Day 2020…

United Arab Emirates -  November 12, 2020:  Ashuja’an Association, the first and largest, association in Israel that acts on behalf of Arab children and communities living with diabetes, announces it’s launch into the UAE in time for World Diabetes Day 2020. In light of the recent peace treaty between the UAE and Israel, Ashuja’an Association, meaning ......read more

Men ‘Should See a Doctor if They Have Medical Concerns'…

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s #MENtion It campaign encourages men to Speak Up about their Health  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 12, 2020:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s network of healthcare providers, has launched the annual men’s health campaign ‘#MENtion It’ to encourage people to have regular check-ups ......read more

Diabetes Friends Association marks World Diabetes Day, Launches “Blue Circle” Drive…

Sharjah, November 10, 2020:  The Friends of Diabetes Association, one of the health-promoting organizations under the Health Education Department of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah has launched on Tuesday the “Blue Circle” campaign, which comes in conjunction with the World Diabetes Day and as part of the global initiative “Blue Circle” aimed at ......read more

DHA Receives 6,681 Requests for a New Healthcare Professional License in 2020…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 November 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Health Regulation Sector has received approximately 6,681 new requests for a DHA healthcare professional license since the beginning of the year to date, said a top health official. This brings the number of licensed health professionals in Dubai to approximately 39,000.  In terms of health ......read more

Ski Dubai Warms up for Dubai Fitness Challenge…

Dubai, UAE, 10 - November 2020: To coincide with the Dubai Fitness Challenge (30 October – 28 November), Ski Dubai will host a series of free-to-attend activities, which will make it fun and easy for everyone to complete their 30 minutes of physical activity. Having recently hosted a ‘snowga’ class to kickstart the 30-day challenge, HIIT and hiking will get a cool new twist on ......read more

Gargash Hospital and Dermoviva Baby Educate Little Ones on Hygiene, to Promote a Healthier Society…

Dubai, UAE; November 10, 2020: Teaching children about the spread of germs and how to avoid it, is a challenge for most parents. To make this task easier for parents through entertaining ways, Gargash Hospital and DermoViva Baby collaborated to educate little ones on hygiene, with a view to promote health, safety and a happier society, in honour of the upcoming UAE National Day. The fun, ......read more

50-year-old Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patient with 3.5kg Life-Threatening Tumor had “Almost Lost ...…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 10, 2020:  Doctors at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have successfully removed a massive cancerous tumor growing in the pancreas of a 50-year-old woman after she was turned away from several other hospitals due to the size of the mass.  This aggressive form of cancer has very few symptoms until it is in its advanced stage. The patient began ......read more

Medcare Hospitals' Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Unveils How People Can Miss Obvious Symptoms…

United Arab Emirates -  November 09, 2020:  A simple experiment carried out by a leading healthcare provider in the UAE revealed the lack of being able to spot symptoms, and highlighting the need for a professional check-up. Throughout October, Medcare Hospitals launched a campaign to raise awareness on breast cancer through an interesting experiment which was shared on its ......read more

Emirati Surfer Fought Cancer and Currently Joining the Dubai Fitness Challenge…

Mo Rahma, the first international surfer from the UAE is set to take the Dubai Fitness Challenge in a slightly different way competing in 30 different sports in 30 days this month. United Arab Emirates -  November 08, 2020:    Mo Rahma, who learned surfing in the wavepool in Dubai, is always inspiring himself to complete a new challenge. With this month the Dubai fitness ......read more

DHA Doctors Perform First-ever Intrauterine Fetal Surgery in the Arab Region…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2020:  Last week at Latifa Hospital for Women and Children, a tiny little fetus, a brave mother and a team of highly specialized doctors created history when they performed the first-ever intrauterine fetal surgery for a spinal cord defect in the Arab region. The extremely delicate six-hour surgery was performed on a 25-week-old fetus that was ......read more

Abu Dhabi Sports Council Partners With the Frontline Heroes Office to Support the Wellbeing of ...…

Partnership will offer sport initiatives in recognition of the heroic role of frontline professionals 8th November 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   Abu Dhabi Sports Council, which spearheads the emirate’s leadership vision to develop sport and youth activities, has partnered with the Frontline Heroes Office to demonstrate its support and recognition of frontline ......read more

Breastfeeding Friends Association Marks 20th Anniversary of Its Establishment…

Sharjah, November 5, 2020:  Under the theme “20 Years of Giving and the march continues”, the Friends of Breastfeeding Association of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah organized on Thursday a virtual ceremony on the 20th anniversary of its establishment. The event was attended by  Her Excellency Dr. Khawla Al Mulla, ......read more

Aster Joins Hands with Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020 as the Official Hospitals & Clinics Partner…

• In alignment with Dubai’s mission to create a fitness focused mindset among the residents, The Group has launched a #LiveBetterwithAster campaign to motivate Dubai residents to actively take-up the 30x30 fitness challenge • Aster Hospitals and Clinics is offering various free fitness sessions and giveaways through its booths at Dubai Quranic Park and Kite ......read more

SEHA Hosts Breastfeeding Week at Select Healthcare Facilities in Line With the National Program…

Abu Dhabi - November  05, 2020:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network, is hosting the annual national Breastfeeding Week at Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Madina Zayed Hospital, and Al Dhafra Hospital. Conducted from November 1 to 7, the annual Breastfeeding Week aims to promote the importance of breastfeeding with all three SEHA ......read more

Campaign ‘‘Let's Beat Coronavirus' Launched with Participation from Dubai Corporation for Ambulance ...…

The awareness campaign titled ‘Let’s Beat Coronavirus’ was held at Etihad Mall, Dubai    United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:    Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Watani Al Emarat Foundation and Union Coop launched the awareness campaign ‘Let’s Beat Coronavirus’ in order to educate the public about the dangers of the ......read more

Dental Health Advice for Babies and Toddlers…

Dubai, Unites Arab Emirates, 3 November 2020:  Oral health is a prime indicator of your overall physical health and well-being of life. Even if you’ve been told you’ve got nice teeth, it’s important to take the right measures every day to look after them and avoid problems. This means having the right oral care products, as well as being conscious of your everyday habits. ......read more

Gate Avenue at DIFC Launches Fitness Hub Offering Complimentary Classes during Dubai Fitness ...…

Gate Avenue Fitness Hub offers more than 20 free fitness classes including HIIT, Pilates, yoga and more from 1 to 7 November 2020   Dubai, UAE - 2nd November 2020:  Gate Avenue at DIFC, one of Dubai’s most sought-after lifestyle destinations, has launched the Gate Avenue Fitness Hub, an exciting week-long activation to encourage the DIFC and wider Dubai community to get ......read more

University Hospital Sharjah Introduces 5-minute ‘Haki Knife' Surgery to Remove Painful Trigger ...…

United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:   As part of its commitment to bring innovative treatments to its patients, University Hospital Sharjah (UHS) has introduced the ‘HAKI Knife’ technique, a modern minimally invasive surgery which takes only five to 10 minutes to free a patient from trigger finger, a painful sensation which comes from the locking of the muscles ......read more

MBRU AIDS Parents of Newborn Baby With Severe Respiratory Complications…

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences Medical Simulation Center gives parents valuable practical guidance to simulate insertion of a tracheostomy tube that allows the baby to breathe safely Khalaf Ahmed Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center is the largest facility of its kind in Dubai and recreates a complete patient journey in a realistic hospital ......read more

The Awareness Campaign Titled ‘Let's Beat Coronavirus' was held at Etihad Mall, Dubai…

United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:  Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Watani Al Emarat Foundation and Union Coop launched the awareness campaign ‘Let’s Beat Coronavirus’ in order to educate the public about the dangers of the epidemic and encourage people to take all precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of Covid19 in ......read more

What is Presbyopia and How Can You Treat it?…

By Dr. Avinash Gurbaxani, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina & Uveitis Specialist, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai United Arab Emirates -  November 02, 2020:    Having trouble focusing on near objects, especially as you head into your 40s and 50s, could be a key sign that you are developing presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that affects many people, worsening as ......read more

Men's Health in the Spotlight During Movember Campaign at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall…

United Arab Emirates -  November 01, 2020:    The awareness campaign in November inspires men to overcome their fear of testing for critical health issues.  As every year goes by, health issues related to men are gaining attention worldwide. That's because most men do not discuss their health issues, don’t take action, and die too young, that too when most of the ......read more

DHA participates in Dubai Fitness Challenge…

Doctors highlight physical and mental health benefits of exercise  United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 1 November 2020: Dubai has transformed itself again into a fitness hub with the fourth edition of the 30*30 Dubai Fitness Challenge.   Dubai Fitness Challenge brings with it a sense of positivity, enthusiasm and manages to transform the whole city into a fitness hub. The support ......read more

Strong Growth in Global Investment Demand for Gold in Q3 Partially Offset Weakness Elsewhere as ...…

United Arab Emirates -  November 01, 2020:    Global gold demand dropped by 19% y-o-y to 892t in Q3, as consumers continued to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the lowest quarterly total since Q3 2009. The Year-to-date demand of 2,972.1t was 10% lower versus the same period in 2019, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends ......read more

DHA Endocrinologist Discusses Tips to Manage Diabetes Ahead of World Diabetes Day…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 30, 2020:  Ahead of World Diabetes Day, which falls on November 14 every year, the Director and Consultant Endocrinologist of DHA’s Dubai Diabetes Center, Dr. M. Hamed Farooqi, highlights some tips, which people with diabetes can follow to help manage their blood sugar level.  Farooqi says that Type 2 diabetes in particular is a lifestyle ......read more

Career in Water Treatment Can Lead to Key Role In Developing Vital New Technology…

Dubai’s ‘water doctor’ turns spotlight on essential water hygiene for students at university’s virtual career fair Dubai, UAE - 30 October, 2020:  Rodger Macfarlane, the chemical engineer who has become one of the Middle East’s leading water treatment experts, says a career in making water safe offers students a wealth of opportunities to help develop vital ......read more

Dubai Health Authority raises awareness on stoke prevention ahead of World Stroke Day 2020…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 28, 2020:  Ahead of World Stroke Day, which is on the 29th of October every year, a DHA neurologist discusses the importance of lifestyle measures and the need to be aware on how to minimise brain damage in case of a stroke by taking quick actions.  “When it comes to stroke, every second counts. In fact, two million brain cells die every ......read more

Minimal Invasive Surgery at Zulekha Hospital Dubai Saves Life of a UAE Resident with Brain Aneurysm…

Smoking and high blood pressure cause brain aneurysms that can kill. Never ignore a sudden striking headache.   Dr. Parviz Dolati with Mr. Yaqoob Yousuf 28 October 2020, Dubai, UAE: Yaqoob Yousuf is a very active 59 year old UAE resident, who experienced a sudden onset of headaches which were the worst pains he ever experienced. These headaches lasted for two weeks and were ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Launches a State-of-the-art Centre for Treating Infectious Diseases…

Al Qutami: The authority spares no effort in utilizing its capabilities to overcome the COVID-19 challenge. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 28 October, 2020: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) inaugurated today a Hospitality Care Center, which is a center specialized in treating infectious diseases. The center is located in the Dubai Industrial Zone and it consists of three floors, which ......read more

Namaste: Get Your Stretch on with Free Yoga Classes at Festival Plaza…

Starting 30th October, classes will be free for all guests  Chill-seekers are in for a month of Zen as the popular mall invites guests to nourish and flourish  Dubai, UAE - 26 October 2020:  Dubai is a city known for its hustle and bustle and while it’s one of the many reasons we love the city, sometimes everyone needs a breather. Look no further than ......read more

FOAP Reviews Current & Future Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Approaches…

Sharjah, October 25, 2020:  The Friends of Arthritis Patients Society, FOAP, of the Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA) organized on Saturday the 2nd Virtual Rheumatologists Forum, under the theme “It’s time for activity”. The event, which brought together an elite group of doctors and consultants from inside and outside the ......read more

Thumbay Group Etches its Mark on the Global Map in 23 Years; Thumbay Medicity Ajman Plays a Key ...…

United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2020:  Established in 1998 by its Founder President Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Thumbay Group has crafted many a success story, especially in its core sectors of medical education, healthcare and research. The Group’s distinctive achievements and reputation in the UAE’s corporate landscape led it to accomplish the extra-ordinary, and has been ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Organizes Webinar on Breast Cancer Awareness…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2020:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently organized a webinar on breast cancer awareness. The webinar covered several topics including latest research, trends and the importance of early detection. As part of the month-long initiatives to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place every year in October, the Authority is providing ......read more

Water Experts Sound Warning Over Hygiene as Covid Restrictions Relax…

Culligan Middle East questions if sufficient legionella testing is being carried out as water systems shut down for months are switched on again Dubai, UAE, 24 October, 2020:  As more hotels, malls and offices reopen in the Gulf region with the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions, experts have raised concerns over the level of business and domestic water hygiene safeguards. Culligan ......read more

ART Fertility Clinics Record 78 Percent Success Rate…

Highest success level documented across its UAE clinics  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 October 2020:  ART Fertility Clinics, previously known as IVI- Middle East Fertility Clinics, have achieved a landmark achievement in August, with its UAE centers recording 78 percent pregnancy success rate. This is considered as the highest level in the history of the healthcare facility and in the ......read more

Expert Urges Osteoporosis Patients to Get Back on Track With Bone-Health Injections…

 Extra precautions taken at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre to protect patients at its reopened facilities Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 21 October 2020:  With a focus on safety precautions at all of its recently reopened facilities, Mubadala Healthcare’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) is encouraging those patients with osteoporosis who are treated ......read more

Facts Vs Myths about Mammograms – Brough to you by Dr. Sadir Alrawi – Director of Surgical Oncology ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October 2020: Mammography remains the gold standard screening technique and offers an effective means to detect breast cancer early.  Although most women know they should undergo mammograms at some point in there lives, there is still some confusion regarding  Mammograms can only detect signs of cancer when it’s too late to treat it. - ......read more

Dubai's Health Insurance System Prioritizes Patients and Sustains Momentum…

In terms of numbers, according to e-claims data, from January to September this year, the gross claims were 11.83 billion AED Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 20, 2020:  Dubai’s health insurance and healthcare providers are prioritizing patients and their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, said a top health official. Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance ......read more

NOVARTIS Sheds Light and Pioneers in Research and Activities to Raise Awareness on Sickle Cell ...…

• Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most common chronic blood disorders in the world1. Globally around 300,000 babies are born with the disease annually while 300 million people carry the trait.4,9 Gulf is a region with one of the highest prevalence rates of Sickle Cell Disease among Middle Eastern ancestry marking Saudi, Oman, and Bahrain as the countries with the highest rates ......read more

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