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Tips to avoid penalty headaches on Dubai's mandatory health coverage

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  An unintended consequence of mandatory health insurance has been the commoditization of health plans. What was once seen as an additional benefit for some key employees has become mandatory for all employees – naturally leading to a massive increase in demand for the health insurance industry. This is particularly relevant for employers with less than 100 employees, dependents of employees and domestic help. Under the Compulsory Health Insurance Law in Dubai, which aims to build homogenous health services for all, every employer is mandated to offer medical insurance to their employees.  Keeping up with a demand hike of this level is no small feat for any industry, especially when insurance seekers and sponsors alike faced fines for non-compliance by a set deadline. As of the beginning of ......read more

Rashid Hospital recognised as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery.

The hospital performs the highest number of mini-gastric bypass procedures in the region. The hospital is currently expanding its bariatric services due to a high-waiting list. Hospital follows stringent selection criteria and only those patients who medically need surgery and have exhausted other methods of weight loss are selected.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2017:  Dubai Health Authority run Rashid Hospital recently received international recognition as a centre for metabolic and bariatric surgery. The Surgical Review Corporation presented Dr. Alya Al Mazrouei, CEO of Rashid Hospital and her team with the certification.  In 2016, the general surgery department performed 400 bariatric surgery procedures, of which 65 per cent of the patients have several comorbidities. Of these, in 95 per cent ......read more

A pebble with a message encourages women to get breast cancer checks

Medcare initiated a unique direct engagement campaign to help women in UAE proactively seek guidance for breast cancer checks. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2017:  Breaking the silence and taboo around breast examination, Medcare has initiated a ‘discreet’ campaign to help women directly reach out to healthcare specialists for screening and mammography, with an opportunity to have their questions on the disease answered. As part of the effort, a pebble was placed inside the shoes of women who went for prayers and attended religious education sessions. Upon coming back, the women felt a lump inside their shoes, and were compelled to examine the small stone that gave them a simple yet powerful message “Some Lumps are Not Visible, Breast Check Tips at 800 Medcare”. The first phase of the ......read more

Julphar's Board of Directors recommends 16% cash dividends and 3% bonus shares

March 22, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE):  The Board of Directors of Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries recommends the distribution of 16 percent cash dividends and 3 percent bonus shares for the year 2016 – subject to the formal approval of the company’s shareholders during the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held on April 16th, 2017. Commenting on the Board’s decision, Julphar’s Chairman His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi said: “Last year witnessed economic and political challenges impacting the region. However, we managed to maintain a strong performance, which demonstrates our solid and stable foundation. We are deeply committed to enhance our shareholders’ value and we believe in our long term vision to be the leader in enabling access to quality ......read more

DHA's telehealth project begins.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 21, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has begun the implementation of its much-awaited RoboDoc project. The first patient to undergo treatment using this advanced technology was based in Hatta Hospital. Doctors from Rashid Hospital’s respiratory department communicated with the team of doctors at Hatta Hospital to provide specialised consultation and respiratory management for a 40-year-old patient with respiratory complications. DHA is the first government health organization in the region to implement telehealth. RoboDocs have been placed at Hatta Hospital’s emergency department and DHA’s 24-hour primary healthcare centres- Al Barsha and Nad Al Hammar and they are linked to Rashid Hospital’s Trauma Center.  Soon the Authority will roll out this ......read more

DHA felicitates scientific committee of DUPHAT conference.

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, March 21, 2017:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and Chairman of the Board held a meeting today at the DHA headquarters to felicitate the members of the scientific committee of the 22nd edition of Dubai International Pharmaceuticals & Technologies Conference & Exhibition – (DUPHAT) which took place recently at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.  The aim of the meeting was to appreciate the dedication of the members of the committee, headed by Dr Ali Sayed, Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the DHA, in chalking out the latest scientific program for the DUPHAT conference.  Al Qatami emphasized the need to strengthen the role of pharmaceutical services and he highlighted the importance of establishing ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group participates in Dubai Medical Tourism roadshows in Nigeria and Ghana

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, participated in the Dubai Medical Tourism Roadshows organized in Nigeria and Ghana recently. The roadshows brought together healthcare facilities and travel operators specialized in medical tourism to meet with Dubai-based facilities to sign agreements and begin referring on patients for treatment in Dubai. 

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Complete Men's Health Clinic Launched at RAK Hospital

Clinic aimed at creating awareness on unique male problems through its monthly campaigns; highlights Male Menopause, its symptoms and treatments in its fist outreach. Mood swings, developing large breasts, decreased libido, erection problems, loss of muscle mass could all be symptoms of Male menopause, consult Doctor. 1 in 5 men over 45 face low testosterone levels; Diabetic and Hypertensive more prone. March 20, 2017, Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  To create awareness regarding Andrology and Men’s Health issues, RAK Hospital is launching a Complete Men’s Health Clinic starting this month. The first-of its- kind campaign focused on providing guidance, help and treatment options for male problems will be held for 3 days from 25th -27th March 2017 at their facility in Ras Al Khaimah. This will be the first in the ......read more

International Happiness Day: Keeping sick kids smiling can help improve patient outcomes, says leading children's hospital

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017:  This International Happiness Day, paediatric experts at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) are highlighting the importance of promoting happiness and play in hospitals as a tool to support positive patient outcomes. Being in hospital can be an anxious wait for many parents. A mother from the UAE, who currently has a child being treated at GOSH, explains that, for parents, it is often hard to be happy when their children are so sick. “At times like these, we as parents look forward to the future when our children can be successfully discharged and returned home,” she explained.   To support the difficult journey, GOSH, who treat over 1,500 patients from the Middle East each year, aims to incorporate happiness into every aspect of the hospital treatment. According to ......read more

7th Pink Caravan Ride Offers 7,108 Breast Cancer Examinations across the UAE

Ride’s achievements dedicated to the memory of late Ameera BinKaram Closing ceremony attended by HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan The highest number of clinical examinations performed during a 10-day PCR  100 riders and 70+ volunteers traveled over 200 km to spread breast cancer awareness in the UAE Year of Giving  48,499 free clinical examinations offered since 2011  Sharjah, 19 March 2017:   At the end of the seventh Pink Caravan Ride, the number of people’s lives this pan-UAE breast cancer campaign has touched with awareness about the importance of early detection through regular screenings speaks louder than words. The 10-day campaign broke its previous records, offering free screenings, mammograms and expert medical advice to 7,108 people – the highest the ......read more

Lose the Back Pain at Work

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017:  In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with long commutes only serve to exacerbate the gradual damage that can be caused by having a bad posture. The ill-effects of sitting with poor posture for a few hours is not immediate, but over time the stress that poor posture places on your spine can lead to anatomical changes in your spine. This, in turn, can provoke back pain through the constriction of your blood vessels and nerves. Back pain due to poor posture is characterised by the ......read more

Cancer and Heart Disease Account for 85% of Critical Illness Claims in the UAE

Average Age of Critical Illness Claimant in the Middle East is 48, with Youngest Child Claimant just 4-Years-Old; 76% of UAE Residents ‘Underinsured’ for Critical Illness: Industry Report “Many clients are coming to us too late,” warns Region’s Largest Independent Financial Advisor Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  There is no doubt the emotional and physical burden patients face when diagnosed with a chronic disease or terminal illness, however financial strains can often exacerbate an already debilitating situation for both patients and their loved ones. “How will I cover my treatment and rehabilitation costs? What will happen to my family if I need to leave work? Who will cover their basic living expenses? These are questions patients sadly often have to face while already trying to cope ......read more

IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic stresses the importance of pre-marital screening to avoid passing on of genetic diseases to children

The pre-marital screening is a customary blood test, which allows couples to be genetically screened for incurable inherited diseases before they start a family.  The test checks for 549 diseases, 600 genetic disorders and 4000 genetic mutation by a blood sample only. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 March 2017:  Marriage is a significant event in a couple’s life. However, most of us are not fully aware of our state of health or what we might be carrying forward genetically. Though you might not have any health problems in the past, you may be a silent carrier of a hereditary disease, which could affect your children once you choose to conceive. The IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic is a highly advanced IVF institution with clinics in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Muscat. The institution stresses on the importance of pre-marital ......read more

DHA inks deal with Emirates Hospitals Group to provide restorative neurorehabilitation for UAE patients in Slovakia

This initiative will help hundreds of patients - from infants to adults - in the UAE suffering from neurological deficits that require specialised care As one of the few institutes in Europe, ADELI Medical Centre specialises in paediatric neurorehabilitation  DUBAI, March 11, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed an agreement with Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, to help adult and paediatric patients with neurological disorders avail advanced restorative therapy at ADELI Medical Centre, an international clinic for intensive neurorehabilitation in Pieštany, Slovakia.   ADELI Medical Centre is part of the Emirates Hospitals Group network.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the ......read more

Al Jazira's win over Al Ain gets extra special as differently-abled persons join in their victory

Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 9, 2017:   Patients of Emirates Rehabilitation and Homecare Centre (EHRH) were invited by the popular Al Jazira Club to relish an evening of pure football in style. Four football-crazy differently-abled patients of the Dubai-based rehab centre were specially invited to watch their favourite team, Al Jazira in action against Al Ain in the Arabian Gulf League match held at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi yesterday. The patients and their families cheered on ecstatically from the VIP box as Al Jazira scored 2 over Al Ain, while an entire team of medical experts from EHRH readily stood by to take care of the patients.  EHRH is the first-of-its-kind healthcare provider dedicated to long-term recovery, elderly care and home health services in the UAE. “The Al Jazira Club gave ......read more

Let's Support Breast Cancer Awareness, One Bite at a Time

Join Dubai’s top chefsat Pink Caravan’s ‘Pink Bite’ fundraiser on 14 March at Galeries Lafayette Dubai Mall Sharjah, 09 March 2017:  Last year they raised a whopping AED 51,000 auctioning the quirky ‘pink shawarma’, and this year Pink Caravan Ride’s record-breaking event, ‘Pink Bite’ is gearing up to be bigger and more entertaining than ever.  Seven celebrated Dubai chefs will team up with seven prominent Pink Caravan ambassadors, who will create regionally inspired, pink-themed dishes live before a huge gathering of breast cancer awareness supporters and advocates. The dishes will be auctioned, whose proceeds will support the Pink Caravan’s mission of making people aware about the importance of early detection, and will be used to offer free screenings to people ......read more

Emirates Hospitals Group partners with DHA to provide restorative neurorehabilitation for UAE patients at its Slovakia facility

This initiative will help hundreds of patients - from infants to adults - in the UAE suffering from neurological deficits that require specialised care As one of the few institutes in Europe, ADELI Medical Centre specialises in paediatric neurorehabilitation  DUBAI, March 08, 2017:  Emirates Hospitals Group, a leading healthcare services provider in the UAE, has signed an agreement with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to help adult and paediatric patients with neurological disorders avail advanced restorative therapy at ADELI Medical Centre, an international clinic for intensive neurorehabilitation in Pieštany, Slovakia.   ADELI Medical Centre is part of the Emirates Hospitals Group network.  The MoU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the ......read more

International Women's Day: Healthcare leaders commit to raising the bar on gender diversity at the 2017 MENA MedTech Forum

Mecomed hosts the 3rd MENA MedTech Forum “Joining forces for better patient outcomes” at Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre on 8th and 9th March 2017 Dubai, UAE 8th March 2017:  On International Women’s Day today healthcare leaders from across the region pledged to take action in closing the workplace gender gap while attending the 3rd MENA MedTech Forum in Dubai. The commitment comes following local survey results which revealed very few women in senior leadership roles within the corporate healthcare environment in MENA , mirroring global numbers reported by the World Economic Forum showing only 6% of CEOs in the healthcare industry are women .  The MedTech event, which attracted more than 400 medical technology professionals, regulators and policy makers was used as a platform to examine ......read more

Diabetic patients 20 times more likely to have vision problems

RAK Hospital free Eye Check up Camp, dedicated to UAE’s Year of Giving program, to provide comprehensive tests to identify diabetes related eye diseases March 8, 2017; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  Taking forward hospital’s “Nazar Ayeni” community initiative that has provided eye screening for over 16,000 RAK residents so far and just ahead of the World Glaucoma Week, RAK Hospital will be conducting a Free Eye Check Up camp on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm at RAK Eye Care Center located within the hospital premises. The camp is dedicated to UAE’s Year of Giving initiative and would particularly focus on Diabetes linked eye diseases and will provide free Vision test, Tonometry or eye pressure measurement to check for glaucoma (an eye diseases that can cause blindness by damaging the nerve in the ......read more

Dubai Clinic offering Free Fertility Tests for Women throughout March

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre in Dubai help women assess their reproductive health and take appropriate measures A healthy fertile woman has only 20% chance of getting pregnant per month, at 40 years it’s less than 5%  Low ovarian reserve means reduced fertility and an increased risk of miscarriage March 7, 2017; Dubai, UAE:  On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, is offering all women in the UAE a chance to get a free fertility health check throughout March at their clinic in Jumeirah. The fertility check would include a free AMH, FSH and LH hormone blood tests to assess a female’s ovarian reserve and help determine her fertility potential. The free screening will be particularly beneficial to women under ......read more

NMC Royal Hospital forms Patient Advisory Board

Board is made up of hospital patients, who will participate in review and development of hospital policies, services, and systems March 5 2017. Abu Dhabi:  NMC Healthcare, one of the region’s largest private healthcare providers, has committed to maintaining and increasing high standards of care at NMC Royal Hospital Khalifa, City, Abu Dhabi, by introducing a Patient Advisory Board. The Board, which is made up of existing patients who reside in the hospital’s surrounding community and is headed by the hospital’s management team, aims to identify the service and expectation gaps at the hospital, and represent the voice of the community in regards to patient care. The group will actively participate in the development of the hospital policies and systems, helping ensure the planning of services and care ......read more

World Hearing Day Campaign Highlights the Importance of Hearing in Life's Great Moment's

There are moments in life when hearing matters; but there are moments when hearing is everything  Over 5% of the world’s population are currently living with disabling hearing loss Dubai, UAE, 02 March 2017:  The World Health Organization marks the 3rd of March of every year, as the World Hearing Day. This day is meant to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care around the world. MED-EL Medical Electronics, the leading provider of hearing implant solutions in the Middle East, is supporting this year's world hearing day by announcing a global campaign to highlight the significance of hearing in one's life.  The campaign film "Moment of Silence," has been launched to show that while there are moments in life when hearing matters; there are some when hearing is everything, with once ......read more

Burn calories for free this March at Motion Ladies Fitness Center

** From 19th to 25th March, enjoy the center’s full class schedule for free ** Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  For one week, ladies only fitness center, Motion Ladies Fitness Center, will be offering free classes from their class schedule to women around Dubai.  Set in a beautiful villa oasis in Umm Suqeim, Motion Ladies Fitness Center provides a welcoming and relaxed environment where women can work on their health and fitness goals together with motivating trainers.  Starting on 19th March 2017, the center will be welcoming new customers to enjoy any fitness class from their daily schedule which includes TRX, Barre, Yoga, Pilates, Reformer Pilates, Zumba and much more. Classes normally start from AED 110 and up, and are hosted in small intimate ladies only groups with passionate and professional ......read more

Dubai Science Park and Sanofi Announce Partnership to Tackle Rare Diseases in the Middle East

Partnership will help raise awareness about rare diseases in the Middle East and develop knowledge and technical capabilities within the health care community  Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Dubai Science Park (DSP), a member of TECOM Group, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanofi, one of the world's leading biotech companies, dedicated to discovering and delivering transformative therapies for patients with rare and special diseases. The MoU will bring together DSP, the region’s leading community for research and innovation in the sciences, and Sanofi to cooperate, collaborate, and help shape the environment of rare diseases in the Middle East region. According to research by Rare Disease UK, an organisation dedicated to raising awareness of rare diseases, 1 in 17 people, or 7% of the ......read more

Hospital introduces unique Motherhood experience

RAK Hospital’s comprehensive and luxurious concept works on overall health, well-being and appearance of expectant mothers Customized post natal massages, diet and exercise to help women come back to shape. Programme includes relaxing spa and yoga sessions, and complimentary paediatrician consultation until the baby’s first birthday, among other services 27th February 2017, Ras Al Khiamah, UAE:  RAK Hospital, one of the premier healthcare institutions based in Ras Al Khaimah has introduced a unique and luxurious motherhood experience for women offering complete care, support and pampering “mothers to be” in every possible way. The distinct program from pre-conception to post delivery and beyond offers an individualised approach for woman and her pregnancy needs. The ‘Royal Motherhood ......read more

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Dubai Hospital saves life of pregnant cardiac patient and her baby.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2016:  In a one-of-a-kind surgery, a multidisciplinary team of doctors saved the life of a pregnant woman and her baby after she was admitted to the emergency department of the hospital in a critical condition with a malfunctioning heart valve. A. R. W. a 30-year-old Iraqi pregnant expatriate with a history of rheumatic heart disease was rushed to ......read more

DHA provides opportunities for employees for online continuing medical education…

DHA reaccredits UpToDate as a source of online continuing medical education. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 19, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority reaccredited UpToDate, an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource which clinicians can use to make the right point-of-care decisions.  This means that approximately 12000 DHA staff members have online ......read more

Former Ethiopian ambassador gets a new life at RAK Hospital…

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Schneider Electric & Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Showcase Comprehensive Hospitality Offering…

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Aster DM Healthcare's Founder receives the Indian Innovator Award…

Dubai, UAE, December 19, 2016:  Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, received the 2016 ‘Indian Innovator Award’ in the healthcare innovation category, during the third annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award ceremony, which is organized by Entrepreneur MENA, a franchise of BNC Publishing.  The Award recognizes Dr. Azad ......read more

Rashid hospital gets international certification for treatment of high-quality treatment of ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2016:  Rashid Hospital’s gastroenterology centre was selected by KPMG UK to represent the region in the documentation of good practise Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) care as part of the Quantum IBD project, which publishes perspectives on the principles of high-quality care in IBD. KPMG UK carried out a study to help understand how to ......read more

International Dental Restoration Expert Dr. Fradeani Conducts Exclusive Course in Dubai…

Dental tourism is being dubbed the backbone of the Middle East’s burgeoning medical tourism industry, and much of this growth is being attributed to technological advances in the area of dental implants and prosthetics. To better acquaint the region’s dental practitioners with some of the latest tools in the field, international expert Dr. Mauro Fradeani conducted a lecture and live ......read more

3:33pm is Danger Time for Dieters…

Experts from the New Atkins Lifestyle have identified the exact time of day when most slimmers are likely to give into temptation and reach for a sweet treat Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2016:  You know the term, “midnight cravings”, well forget all about it, because experts now believe that 3.33pm is the precise time of day when dieters are most likely to give into temptation and ......read more

Immediate investment in training required to address existing workforce capacity gaps in the ...…

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UAE Ministry of Health & Prevention receives ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management ...…

UAE, December 15, 2016 - The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has successfully received ISO 9001:2015 certification for Quality Management Systems. The UK-based Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), the world’s leading provider of independent assessment services, certified nine of the Ministry’s new central departments following stringent assessment.   Dr. ......read more

DHA primary healthcare centres introduce audiology services in select centres.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority’s (DHAs) Primary Healthcare Sector has introduced audiology services in Nad Al Hamar and Al Barsha centre, said a top health official. Dr Manal Taryam, CEO of Primary Healthcare Sector at the DHA, said: “Primary Healthcare Centres across the DHA provide a plethora of specialised services, our scope is ......read more

Get the mandatory health insurance before the year ends to avoid fines…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 15, 2016:  As the date for enforcing penalties for those who have not complied with the Dubai mandatory health insurance scheme nears, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) officials are urging sponsors who have not yet provided their employees and dependents with insurance to complete the process as soon as possible. The last and final phase in the three-year ......read more

DHA: Seven new hospitals in the pipeline in Dubai…

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American Hospital Dubai successfully hosts storytelling session in support of SAADA's ‘Reading is ...…

UAE, December 13, 2016 - The American Hospital Dubai, in collaboration with Al Aalm Al Arabi for Publishing and Distribution, recently hosted a storytelling session for young children above the age of two years in support of the ‘Reading is Healing’ initiative by SAADA, a health insurance program for the citizens of the Emirate of Dubai. The session complements the directive of H.H. ......read more

Kidney surgery using 3D printing technology performed for the first time in the MENA region.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2016:  Doctors at Dubai Hospital performed a kidney surgery using 3D technology, making the hospital the first in the MENA region to use this technology for kidney surgery. Dr Yaser Al Saeedi, Consultant Urologist at Dubai Hospital and main surgeon for this surgery performed the procedure on a 42-year-old Palestinian expatriate who had a tumour in ......read more

DHA launches electronic medical complaints portal.…

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United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 8, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres on Sunday December 11 which is a holiday to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). Timing of DHA hospitals: Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings ......read more

DHA study links Vitamin D with improved outcomes in Asthma patients.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 7, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) doctors have recently published a study in the American Thoracic Society in San Francisco about their research, which shows the link between supplementation of Vitamin D and improved outcomes in Asthma patients. The study is the first-of-its-kind to be conducted in the Middle East and one of few studies in ......read more

Vidal Health strengthens its foothold in the UAE; brings Globalnet TPA under its umbrella…

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:   Vidal Health TPA Services AE LLC, a part of well-established Vidal Health Group in India, joins with another distinguished TPA services provider in the UAE, Global Net TPA LLC.  Vidal Health Group is promoted by Girish Rao, a first generation entrepreneur and a thought leader in the Indian Healthcare Industry. Girish has extensive experience of more ......read more

Nine in 10 GCC leaders believe health and safety key to business success, survey reveals…

Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2016:  Leaders across the GCC are identifying worker protection against injury and ill health as vital to safeguarding their businesses’ reputation and resilience and improving productivity, according to new survey findings published today. Nine in 10 senior managers operating within the Gulf Corporation Council believe the investment decisions they make on ......read more

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Why should I care about my kidneys?…

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Coping with Night Shifts and Sleep.…

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Noor Dubai Foundation joins the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 6, 2016:  Noor Dubai Foundation (NDF), a Dubai based non-governmental organization (NGO) active in prevention of avoidable causes of blindness, joined the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The IAPB is the global umbrella body of over 125 organizations, comprising of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), professional bodies, ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention participates in 9th Global Conference on Health Promotion in China…

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EMC gifts 15,000AED following two-day awareness exhibition by students from Emirates Autism Center…

Pop-up market offering students hand-made free gifts proves a hit with staff, customers and the community EMC presents 15,000AED check to help in provision of high quality services for autistic children.  Abu Dhabi, 3rd December 2016:  A special exhibition offering paintings, jewellery and key chains made by students from the Emirates Autism Center (EAC) was held at Emirates ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention wins best federal initiative award for early childhood reading ...…

UAE, November 30, 2016 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention has won the best federal initiative award for promoting early childhood reading program during a ceremony in Abu Dhabi led by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The Ministry was one of the 45 individuals and organizations recognized over their support for the ......read more

“Reading is Healing" initiative captures the imagination of young minds…

Amirah Al Marzouqi, an award winning Emirati author conducted a book reading session supporting the ‘UAE Reading Year’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 November 2016:  Under the auspices of Dubai Health Authority, Government of Dubai and other partners, Medcare Women and Children Hospital hosted an interactive reading session led by Amirah Al Marzouqi, an award winning Emirati ......read more

Dubai Health Authority celebrates 45nd UAE National Day…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 29, 2016:  Ahead of the 45th UAE National Day, His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) congratulated on his behalf and on behalf of all employees of the DHA, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid ......read more

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Dubai-UAE: 29 November, 2016:  Every year, the holiday season brings with its festivities, family time and never-ending feasts with rich foods ranging from gravy laden dishes to buttery treats and sinfully indulgent desserts to delicious hot and cold beverages.  It’s a time that is marked by indulgence, relaxing with family and friends and taking a break from the regular 9-5 ......read more

Dubai Medical Tourism Office holds workshop with private sector…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 29, 2016:  The  Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Medical Tourism Office organized an informative workshop under the title “Broaden our potential” for the DXH group members.  The workshop was hosted by The Murooj Rotana Hotel in Dubai and was attended by the marketing directors and international patient managers of the DXH ......read more

2% of UAE population suffer from Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease…

New Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Launched in UAE  Dubai, 29 November 2016:  A senior gastroenterologist in the UAE has warned that around 2% of UAE population suffer from Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, these statistics were revealed at a healthcare media roundtable hosted by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company FZCO to announce the ......read more

ProVita Acquires Homecare Provider to Improve Quality of Life for Long-Term Care Patients in Abu ...…

NMC Healthcare subsidiary acquires LifeWise Home Healthcare Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 29, 2016:  ProVita International Medical Center, NMC Healthcare subsidiary and the UAE’s pioneer of long-term care for chronically ill pediatric and adult patients requiring continuous medical intervention, has acquired homecare provider LifeWise Home Healthcare. The deal is set to further improve ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention successfully holds conference on the optimal use of antibiotics…

UAE, 29 November, 2016- The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), through the Central Infection Prevention and Control Committee in Dubai and in collaboration with M3 Inc., successfully hosted a conference covering the optimal use of antibiotics. The event, which was held under the patronage of Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector, MOHAP, was part of ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention organizes blood donation campaign on Martyrs' Day and UAE ...…

UAE, November 29, 2016- The Sharjah Blood Transfusion and Research Centre of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) will hold a blood donation campaign from November 30 to December 3, 2016 as part of its activities during UAE Martyrs’ Day and National Day. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Assistant Sector - Health Centers and Clinics, ......read more

DHA hospitals and health centres receive reaccreditation from Joint Commission International for ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2016:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hospitals and health centre received an international accreditation for the fourth time in a row. Latifa Hospital, Dubai Hospital and Rashid Hospital earned Joint Commission International’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation and Thalassemia Centre earned Joint Commission ......read more

European and Gulf partnership for post-graduate diabetes training with the support of the ministry ...…

EASD-GGSD and Lilly announce 5th year of Postgraduate Course in Clinical Diabetes for healthcare professionals in the GCC 650 doctors and healthcare practitioners working in diabetes in the GCC benefit from postgraduate training  Dubai – November 27, 2016:  In a region where the incidence of diabetes is one of the highest in the world and at a time when globally half of ......read more

It's the season to enjoy outdoor sports and stay hydrated…

Dubai, UAE, 27 Nov 2016:  With pleasant weather now in our midst, doing outdoor sports or being more physically active has never been more inviting.  You must have noticed that more and more of your neighbours are going for a run early morning or in the evening. There are also some fitness groups outdoors who challenge their physical strength with high intensity trainings. In the UAE, ......read more

What's more beautiful than the opportunity to turn back the clock!…

That’s what Kaya Skin Clinic’s Project Rewind is all about. The region’s biggest skin clinic offers women across four GCC nations, a chance to win against ageing, with a comprehensive package customized for the individual. From Botox® and fillers to PRP and advanced non-surgical face lifts, Kaya brings it all together. The Rewind, as the experience is called, is carefully ......read more

Regional experts and policy makers launch first MENA Heart Failure Alliance, setting out key ...…

The regional event, ‘MENA Heart Failure Roadmap: Closing the gaps in Heart Failure across the Middle East and North Africa’, was held at Park Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi on Saturday 26th November    UAE. 27 November 2016:  The MENA Heart Failure Alliance, the region’s first dedicated group for heart failure management, was launched during a regional experts event ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Secures AED 12 million for Algeria's Health Sector…

Agreement Signed in the Presence of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Al Nahyan  UAE Government Grant to Provide 10 Hospitals with Medical Equipment  Abu Dhabi, UAE,  24 November, 2016:  His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the tune of AED12 million with His ......read more

Conference to highlight UAE safety and health developments…

Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2016:   The latest developments in keeping employees safe and healthy in the UAE will be highlighted at a major conference in Abu Dhabi. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) sixth UAE Annual Networking Conference will see the Ministry of Education, the Abu Dhabi Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHAD) and Dubai Municipality provide ......read more

Launched by Meraas and Operated by Houston Methodist: Valiant Clinic - A Premium Multispecialty ...…

The premium multispecialty outpatient clinic launched by Meraas and operated by Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, will add a new dimension to Dubai’s healthcare sector.  Valiant Clinic to offer patients from the UAE and the region exceptional and customized healthcare.  Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2016:   Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company, has launched ......read more

American Hospital Dubai launches Colon Cancer Screening Program designed to save lives among over ...…

UAE, November 23, 2016- American Hospital Dubai has launched a new screening program for colon cancer – one of the most common forms of cancer and a main cause of cancer related deaths worldwide – at the UAE Cancer Congress 2016, where the hospital was the Main Partner. The new program is designed to prevent, detect and cure colon cancer in women and men aged 50 and over, and so save ......read more

Innovation at the heart of a healthier, happier UAE, say experts at Innovation Live! Summit…

Discussions conclude that the convergence of consumer technology, health education and a disease prevention mindset can help people better manage their health and disease  Continued innovation in the development of medicines is also critical in creating new therapies that significantly improve patients' lives Panel underlines the importance of innovation for a healthier, happier ......read more

Increasing Number of Patients with GERD being detected, say experts from Aster Hospital and Clinic…

Local experts urge early detection of GERD symptoms – a chronic digestive disease, and encourage seeking appropriate medical attention to improve quality of life  On the occasion of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week, Aster Hospital and Clinic initiates a nationwide programme to increase awareness of symptoms and treatment in order to alleviate discomfort for ......read more

World Anti-Obesity Day: Expert paediatricians warns of rising epidemic of childhood obesity in UAE…

World Anti-Obesity Day: Expert paediatrician warns parents in the UAE to address the rising epidemic of childhood obesity to protect their children from fatal diseases in the future  Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2016:   Consultant Paediatrician from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) highlights on World Anti-Obesity Day the potential long term risk to children’s ......read more

Healthcare investment in MENA sees Arab Health & MEDLAB develop into stand-alone events…

Dubai, UAE, 21 November 2016:  Due to the significant increase in healthcare investment across MENA, the region’s two largest healthcare shows – Arab Health and MEDLAB Exhibitions & Congresses – are being launched as two stand-alone events that will take place consecutively during January and February next year.  In 2016, Arab Health, the largest healthcare ......read more

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