Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.
According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.
Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.
Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2018: With increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in UAE, experts are urging communities to be more aware of early symptoms of heart diseases, and get diagnosed in time to prevent health complications. To meet the growing need for cardiovascular services in the UAE, Aster Hospital, Mankhool has opened a state-of-the-art Cath lab that will allow residents to access high quality cardiac services in ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 19, 2018: There were several complications along the way and time was not on their hands, but the multidisciplinary team at Rashid Hospital successfully carried out the first pulmonary embolism catheter directed clot lysis procedure in Dubai saving the life of a 64-year-old Arab expatriate.
Pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening condition that is caused by blood clots that travel from the legs to the lungs and block the blood flow to the lungs.
Dr Shibu Bahuleyan, Cardiologist at Rashid Hospital said, “The patient was brought into the emergency department with complaints of drowsiness and weakness. His blood pressure was very low, so we immediately started IV fluids to keep him stable. We also conducted a battery of tests including an ECG and chest ......read more
Studies indicate that 40 percent of the infertility cases are caused by men, 40 percent by women and the other 20 percent correspond to mix or combined causes
Dubai, UAE, 19 July 2018: There is a misconception that infertility affects women more than men. Both are impacted equally, according to experts at IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic – UAE’s leading infertility services institution.
“Infertility impacts both men and women. It is important to know that this problem does not concern the woman only. Our research proves that there are ample cases attributed to rising male infertility too and it’s about time that we took note of this,” said Prof. Dr. Human Fatemi, ESHRE certified Subspecialist, Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Surgery, and Medical Director at IVI Middle ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018: His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received 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 and included Karen Baggaley, Healthcare Trade and Investment Advisor at the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi and Claus Peter Rees, High Value Opportunity Specialist at the British Embassy in Dubai.
Al Qutami highlighted the long-standing relationship between the two countries in several fields including the health sector. He discussed ways to explore and enhance cooperation between the two countries in the medical field.
He added that DHA is keen to collaborate with global ......read more
Schools to encourage students to increase physical activity to 150 minutes a week.
School healthcare staff to receive training on comprehensive child screening.
All school clinic set-ups in Dubai to be unified
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 18, 2018: In a move to help implement the comprehensive Dubai School Health Policy, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
DHA developed the five-year policy after extensive consultation with stakeholders including KHDA, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Sports Council etc. with an aim to create a safe, healthy and motivating school environment for pupils.
The MoU with KHDA will support the implementation of the policy, it will aid ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will rate all healthcare facilities including public and private hospitals and day-care health centres in Dubai in accordance with the Dubai Health Facilities Performance Framework (DHFPF)
The framework, known as Qeyas, will be finalized and implemented by the beginning of next year and has five pillars which include patient safety, clinical quality, patient happiness, financial and operational indicators.
The DHA’s Health Regulation Sector held a workshop today with the private health sector to discuss the design and implementation of the framework. This is one of the several workshops and feedback cycles conducted with an aim to design a framework with buy-in from hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
Dr ......read more
Proper precautions and preventative measures can lower the risk of injuries
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15th July 2018: With the football World Cup fever gripping the world, it is natural to assume that footballers are pain free. However, constant twists, turns and sudden changes of direction involved in football can put the legs and feet of a footballer under tremendous strain. It has been observed that 50-80 percent of football injuries affect the feet and legs. 40-45 percent of leg injuries involve ankle injuries and foot pain, while knee injuries account for 25 percent of leg injuries.
While most injuries involve little more than some mild pain and discomfort, some can be really serious. One of the most common injuries footballers experience on a regular basis is a sprained ankle, which occurs when ligaments in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018: The odds were against him. More than 90 percent of people with basilar artery occlusion don’t survive if they are not treated correctly, but lucky for sea captain Renato Garcia, the timely and effective care he received by doctors at Rashid Hospital saved his life.
The sea captain was left completely paralyzed after suffering a brain stroke while working on his ship.
“One minute I was fine and the next I felt dizzy. I then blacked out and when I woke up, the paramedics were carrying me to the ambulance. I felt trapped in my body because my brain was functioning but I couldn’t move any part of my body including my face.”
Garcia was transported from Dubai Marina to Rashid Hospital on June 16, where the neurology department diagnosed him with basilar ......read more
Promising first-in-class and potential medical breakthrough pipeline projects presented at R&D Press Conference
80 clinical and pre-clinical projects of which 65% have first-in-class and breakthrough potential
Highlight: First-in-class monoclonal antibody shows potential in multiple inflammatory diseases
15 new medicines could potentially be approved by 2025 in immunology, CNS, oncology, respiratory and cardiometabolic diseases
Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2018: Family-owned pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim presented its latest pipeline updates at a recent event at its global headquarters in Ingelheim, Germany. The company’s R&D strategy and current pipeline has the potential to deliver 15 new medicines for approval by 2025 (probability adjusted). With a high percentage of ......read more
Sharjah – 14 July 2018 : The Breastfeeding Friends Society, one of the health promotion associations at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, continues to organize the monthly “Forum for mothers”, in cooperation with a variety of local and private hospitals in Sharjah. The association aims to use these forums to educate mothers on the importance of breastfeeding, and to exchange experiences and tips on coping with breastfeeding and motherhood.
A delegation from the society organizes 5 to 6 monthly visits to mothers in various maternity wards, where the breastfeeding guides and the volunteers work to help pregnant women and new mothers on their breastfeeding journey, and to educate them on the importance of breastfeeding. The delegation, which works to help around 150-200 mothers of all ......read more
Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic facilities, affirming foray into tertiary care services in UAE
Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE.
According to a study on CVD deaths in UAE, 22% were attributable to acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 16% to cerebrovascular disease, 6% to ischemic heart disease and 5% to hypertension.
Prevalence of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases are extremely high in UAE expatriates.
Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018: With increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in UAE, experts are urging communities to be more aware of early symptoms of heart diseases, and get diagnosed in time to prevent health complications. To meet the growing need for ......read more
UAE, 10 July, 2018 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) issued a circular ordering the recall of some antihypertensive medicines containing the active ingredient Valsartan, manufactured by Chinese company Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical after the detection of impurities in the active ingredient. This recall is a precautionary measure taken by the Ministry following the report issued by the European Medicines Agency indicating the detection of a contamination of the active ingredient with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical that might lead to cancer. Valsartan is a medicine used for the treatment of hypertension to prevent related cardiovascular complications.
According to the Ministry, the circular was released and addressed to all directors of the medical districts, directors of public and private hospitals, ......read more
The Nabadat (Arabic for heartbeat) Initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment in collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority provides free cardiac surgeries and medical care to children whose parents cannot afford treatment.
Many of the families came from small towns, 1200 kilometers away from Mumbai, to provide their children with an opportunity to receive free treatment.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 10, 2018: More than 100 Indian children will receive a new lease of life due to free heart surgeries that the cardiac team from DHA are performing in Mumbai to treat children with cardiac congenital abnormalities.
The initiative is taking place under the patronage of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.
Nabadat, which means ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, ÜJuly 10, 2018 – HP Inc., a global leader in innovative technology, has collaborated with Abu Dhabi’s Danat Al Emarat Hospital to transform the typical dull setting of a CT scan room to a colorful comfort zone. Danat Al Emarat, part of United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical), is a specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi catering to women and children’s medical needs. In partnership with GE Healthcare, HP is re-inventing patients’ experience by utilizing its state-of-the-art Latex Printing Technology to design and print a fun, underwater themed wallpaper and equipment cover that aims to minimize the stress that comes with going into a scan room for critical tests.
“Patients, especially children, fear the concept of visiting hospitals and facing daunting ......read more
First and only medicine approved to treat two types of MS: relapsing forms of MS (RMS) and PPMS
First and only approved disease-modifying therapy for primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), one of the most disabling forms of MS
First and only approved MS treatment to target the immune cells, thought to be responsible for the damage that leads to disability
Dubai, 10th July, 2018: OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab), a first of its kind therapy for both relapsing (RMS) and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (PPMS), amongst the most disabling forms of MS, is now available in the UAE. Offering renewed hope to patients across the Emirates, the therapy, launched by Roche Pharmaceuticals and approved in August 2017 by the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), is the first ......read more
UAE, 9 July 2018- In line with the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the vital projects within the framework of UAE Centennial Plan 2071 to improve government performance, accelerate achievement and build creative and innovative work environments, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced its plans to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) rehabilitation in physiotherapy for stroke patients, patients suffering from balance disorder and children with development disorders, cerebral palsy and Parkinson's syndrome, using artificial intelligence techniques to provide competitive health services locally and globally.
VR rehabilitation technology makes use of virtual world simulation to meet various requirements for effective medical intervention to achieve the best results using the video game controller and ......read more
The basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of Hepatitis C
All Dubai visa holders (who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover) are now eligible for Hepatitis C screening as per international best practice criteria.
The initiative will especially benefit those with limited insurance coverage and will reduce late detection of the disease.
Joint efforts of the Authority, pharmaceutical companies and insurance providers with an aim to focus on preventive community medicine, led to the culmination of this initiative.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 9, 2018: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the inclusion of free screening and treatment for Hepatitis C under the basic benefit plan of the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance ......read more
The lab is equipped with cutting-edge technology that will directly improve patient outcomes and experience.
Advances in technology can significantly help not only save lives but also minimize the invasiveness of cardiac procedures.
The Heart Navigator System and the Dynamic Road Map feature are only available in the cath lab at Rashid Hospital in the Middle East.
The cardiology department is the second busiest unit in the hospital after the Emergency and Trauma Centre.
Out of the total admissions in the cardiology department, 50 to 60 per cent of the procedures are performed in the cath lab (non-surgical methods).
Of all the coronary angiography procedures performed, today almost 80 per cent are treated in the cath lab as opposed to open-heart surgery.
More than 1,900 patients underwent cath procedures at ......read more
There are more than 400 genetic disorders in the UAE.
Mandatory pre-marital screening has been successful in drastically reducing the incidence of new Thalassemia cases.
Prevention vital tool to reduce incidence of these diseases
Genetic advances such as predictive genetic testing means genes are no longer a deciding factor of disease.
Advances in technology to radically reduce new cases and help better manage existing ones.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 2, 2018: Dubai will host the 7th International Genetic Disorders Conference which aims to bring together regional and world experts in the field of genetics to discuss the latest advances in detection and management of genetic diseases.
The conference, organized by the UAE Genetic Diseases Association, will take place on the on 9th and 10th ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 1, 2018: NMC ProVita International Medical Center, a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest healthcare provider NMC Healthcare and the pioneer for post-acute care including long term care, post-acute rehabilitation and home health services in the UAE, nursed a patient back to health following a brain stroke.
Tamer, a 45-year-old Egyptian resident of Abu Dhabi, was admitted to NMC ProVita’s inpatient Multi-Disciplinary Medical Rehabilitation Program in March 2018, after having suffered a brain stroke which resulted in severe weakness in his right upper and lower limbs, swallowing difficulties, pain in his right hip and low spirits. He had become dependent with all activities of daily living and required rigorous physiotherapy amongst other treatments to reverse the ......read more
UAE, 27 June 2018 - Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched the Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening program for all newborns. As part of the program launch, the MOHAP is equipping 9 hospitals across 5 emirates, Newborns delivered at these hospitals will now be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) using Eve – the first large-scale worldwide installation of Eve on Rad-97 Pulse CO-Oximeters from MASIMO.
The ministry has put in place necessary logistical and technical infrastructure for the effective implementation of the program, which includes providing trained personnel and the required medical devices to 9 hospitals providing delivery services, across 6 emirates, to cover 50 per cent of the population of the country. Early examination of congenital heart defects takes 3 minutes, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain, a multi-speciality family hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fatima College of Health Sciences to facilitate academic collaboration and educational development opportunities for UAE Nationals.
The MoU was signed by Dr. Arun Menon, Director of Operations at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain and Dr. Daryl A.Cornish, Director of Fatima College of Health Sciences at Medeor 24x7 International Hospital, Al Ain. The MoU will provide a platform for Emirati students to experience on-the-job training, enhance their clinical skills through programmes benchmarked against international best practices and develop their careers to secure post-graduation employment opportunities to become ......read more
Primary healthcare centres will continue to explore the use of technology to improve patient care
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 25, 2018: More than 1,000 patients have benefited since the launch of the headache clinics at Al Barsha and Nad Al Hamar primary healthcare centres last year.
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) introduced a headache clinic in these two focal primary healthcare centres (PHCs) after examining the high volume of patients who come in complaining of headaches.
To provide specialised care, family physicians connected patients at the centres with neurologists and psychologists in Rashid Hospital. The telemedicine facility at the headache clinic is for urgent and follow-up cases and so far, 124 number of patients have used this facility.
“Telemedicine provides patients with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018: Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, was ranked as one of the best places to work for in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by Great Place to Work (GPTW).
The recognition is in line with Philips objectives of fostering a collaborative working environment that is driven towards performance excellence. Philips’ people strategy focuses on three core pillars that guide the company’s initiatives and practices across the Middle East. This creates a culture of performance, promoting diversity and inclusion as well as building a workforce of the future.
Ozlem Fidanci, Philips CEO Middle East and Turkey said, “We are proud to be recognized as one of the greatest places to work in the UAE. Philips’ goal is to improve the lives of three ......read more
Neurosurgeon at RAK Hospital saves a four-month-old Nigerian boy from stunted developmental growth and loss of physical and mental activities
The baby was suffering from fluid accumulation within the brain with progressive swelling of the head
June 24, 2018; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Performing a challenging brain surgery against many odds and under critical circumstances, doctors at RAK Hospital saved a four-month-old baby from brain damage, mental retardation and even death.
Abdullahi David, a Nigerian infant was flown in from his native country to Ras Al Khaimah with complaints of progressive swelling in his head due to the accumulation of excessive fluids in his brain. Moreover, because of deteriorated brain function he had lost the ability to smile, an action that he was able to perform effortlessly ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced today the working hours for all DHA hospitals, DHA administration, primary health centres and medical fitness centres during the New Year Holidays which fall on 31st December and 1st January 2018.
Timing of DHA hospitals: Hospitals and health centres, will work as per shift timings and medical ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed today an agreement with SRG Holdings Limited to build a specialized dialysis centre in Al Barsha area in Dubai.
The funds for the design and construction of the Dubai Dialysis Centre will be donated by SRG Holdings Limited.
The Centre will have 60 rooms, of which 42 will be patient rooms and 18 ......read more
Donation Helps Patients with Bad Debts Meet Cost of Medical Treatment
Dubai-UAE: 25 December, 2017 – by the end of the UAE’s Year of Giving, proclaimed by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Endowment Development Department at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) presented a cheque for AED500,000 to Dubai Health Authority. The donation was ......read more
Dubai, UAE – December 20 2017: Plastic Surgery is gaining popularity faster than one thought. It is no more a rich man’s choice. It is accessible and affordable for almost everyone. Indeed, Dubai today has the largest percentage of plastic surgeons to the population and has a large number of clinics offering cosmetic services and treatments. It can be a daunting task to ......read more
17 exhibitors on the French Pavilion to introduce their innovations in the reagents, analysers, medical and molecular biology, haematology segments
35% of new companies participating for the first time
Dubai, United Arab Emirates December 20, 2017 - 17 French companies, including six new companies, will be taking part in the largest laboratory exhibition in Dubai, from 5 to 9 ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, December 20, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority’s Schools and Educational Institutions Health Unit recently held a workshop for school staff to educate them on skills needed to assist children with health conditions.
More than 400 participants including doctors, nurses, teachers and the school management team attended the workshop.
The ......read more
Dubai, 20 December 2017: Galderma is delighted to announce that 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Cetaphil, their dermatologically formulated skincare range which is clinically proven to strengthen and protect even the most sensitive skin ensuring healthy skin.
Cetaphil Middle East has proudly hosted an event to commemorate the 70-year success of Cetaphil. The event has taken place in ......read more
Dubai, 19 December, 2017 – The Emirates Dermatology Society (EDS) and Novartis, launched today ‘Skin To Live In’ - a groundbreaking campaign bringing hope and inspiration to people living with psoriasis, one of the world’s most prevalent autoimmune skin disorders, and creating greater public awareness.
“Psoriasis is a common, ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 19 December, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently signed a MoU with Avanza Solutions to implement a citywide Emergency & Crisis Management Nerve Center.
The MoU was signed by H.E Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director General of the Dubai Health Authority and Waqas Mirza, Managing Director & Chief Marketing Officer Avanza ......read more
1300 square meters to present 130 French Companies
30% of new exhibitors to introduce a whole new range of expertise in hospital furnishings & equipment, hygiene and risk prevention, diagnostics and implants
United Arab Emirates;December 18, 2017 - 130 French companies will be participating in the Middle East's largest healthcare exhibition from 29 January to 1 ......read more
Dubai, December 18, 2017: Pure Health, the UAE’s leading healthcare services company dedicated to Empowering Healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better was recently awarded a special honour by Siemens Healthineers Middle East. The Award was presented by Mr. Kay Zwingenberger Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers Middle East and Africa and Mr. Romain Fournials, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2017: As the Dubai Health Strategy 2021 completes almost two years of implementation, DHA experts to evaluate its success in improving healthcare services in the emirate and to understand its impact on the overall health sector.
“DHA’s Dubai Health Strategy has 2016-2021 has three key goals”, says Fatima Abbas, Director of Health ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017: H.E. Humaid Mohammed Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, highlighted the successful experience of the United Arab Emirates in partnership between the two sectors (government and private),
He highlighted the great role and vision of the UAE leaders in the development of the country.
Al Qutami ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017: H.E. Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, confirmed that Dubai is an essential and influential player in the pharmaceutical sector and that it has established itself as a main Centre for the pharmaceutical sector in the region.
Al Qutami said that DHA is focused on further development and strengthening of ......read more
Dr. Anita Das Gupta, Clinical Dietitian at Burjeel Hospital shares health tips for 2018
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, 17th December 2017: Lose weight, exercise regularly, follow a healthy diet-we make such resolutions every year and 2018 will be no different. Interestingly, most of the people make new-year resolutions relating to health and diet. Therefore, it is very ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 16, 2017: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai has launched a brand-new holistic spa that balances body, mind and soul.
From 16th December, Soul Wellness & Spa, that offers indulgent bespoke therapies, will introduce new poolside yoga classes each Saturday at 5.30pm and Sunday at 6.45am. Held on the property’s 54th floor terrace, they are priced AED 80 per ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2017: The festive season has arrived and leaves you with long working days and lengthier nights. The hectic schedule takes a toll on your body and leaves you feeling sluggish and grumpy. What can you do to energise yourself? Enter H2GO, launched by QNET, a prominent Asian direct selling company, to rid you off exhaustion and fatigue, instantly ......read more
UAE, Dubai - December 13, 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of the 2nd edition of the Dubai Health Forum, which will take place on January 15-16, 2018 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
The first edition of the forum in 2017 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 13 December 2017 – The fight against childhood obesity has found strong and determined allies in both public and private sectors globally, and has spurred new approaches aimed at addressing the growing cases of obesity among children throughout the world.
Seeking to find new ways to solve childhood obesity, the first Abu Dhabi Childhood Obesity ......read more
Hospital Innovates in Landscaping Irrigation
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. December 12, 2017: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has reduced the amount of water it uses by nearly a third as part of its ongoing attempts to become one of the greenest hospitals in the region.
Located in the Arabian Peninsula, where rainfall is scarce and surrounded only by salt water, the UAE is ......read more
“Meet the Experts in Men’s Health on the Public Day this Wednesday”
Dubai – United Arab Emirates, 11 December 2017: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the first edition of Men’s Health Congress, focusing exclusively on ......read more
Basic benefit plan under the mandatory health insurance scheme to cover screening and treatment of three types of the most curable cancers
Dubai becomes first government body in the world to provide this type of cancer screening and treatment under the basic benefit plan.
All Dubai visa holders who automatically by law have the mandatory health insurance cover now are eligible for ......read more
RAK Hospital and Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, collaborate to provide comprehensive fertility services to RAK, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Fujairah
December 10, 2017, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Residents of Ras Al Khaimah will now have access to comprehensive fertility services as Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, a company of Bourn Hall International, and RAK Hospital partner ......read more
87% do not realise that diet is a huge (80%) contributing factor to a healthy BMI
Only 15% know that a child’s puppy fat converts into real weight by the ages of 10 to 11 years old
Dubai, 10th December, 2017: King’s College Hospital London in the UAE today announced the results of a study it commissioned to assess awareness levels of parents in the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 December, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Diabetes Centre, a multidisciplinary diabetes management facility, was recognised by The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) as a Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care and as a Centre of Education.
IDF comprises of over 230 national diabetes associations in 165 countries, and has been ......read more
UAE, December 5, 2017- In the framework of strengthening preventive measures and reducing the rate of non-communicable diseases, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) met with a UN interagency task force for Non communicable diseases to review UAE experiences and discuss national multi sectoral response.
Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and ......read more
December 2, 2017: Dabur International has bagged the ‘GCC Best Employer Brand Award’ at the 4th GCC Best Employer Brand Awards for exemplifying exceptional human resource (HR) practices, policies, and strategies. Given by the Employer Branding Institute and Stars of the Industry Group, this year’s Awards recognized leading GCC organizations with authentic employer brand and ......read more
UAE, December 2, 2017- As part of the ongoing ‘Wareed’ project, the Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that patients can verify the correct medication dosage via the ‘Cerner Millenium’ core application, which links all clinical, operational and administrative data of 15 government hospitals and more than 68 clinics in Dubai and the Northern Emirates into a ......read more
IVI Middle East Fertility Clinic says breakthrough infertility treatments contributing to emirate’s steady population increase
Dubai, UAE, 29 November 2017: The latest statistical report released by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) notes the steadily booming population of Dubai, considered the UAE’s largest and most populous emirate. According to the DHA ......read more
UAE, November 28, 2017 - As part of its strategy to provide a comprehensive and integrated health care in an innovative and sustainable environment to ensure community wellness, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) assured the community that with starting the influenza season, the recorded cases are among the expected at this time of the year and there is no unexpected increase in the ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 27, 2017: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched today the Bedaya ( the beginning) programme for new recruits at the Authority.
His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “ We consider the employees at the Authority to be one family and the Bedaya program is an excellent ......read more
November 26, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for December 2017 will cover Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital and Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah, and Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah. The participating doctors specializing in Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Pediatric ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai International Marine Club, led a star-studded line-up for the start of the Dubai Sports Council’s DXB 24HR Walkathon on Thursday morning, as hundreds of enthusiastic hoi polloi mingled with top Dubai Government officials and Emirati celebrities at the second edition of ......read more
Dubai, November 23, 2017: In collaboration with the General Pensions and Social Security Authority (GPSSA), Pure Health Company organized a workshop to raise the awareness of the company's employees working in the company's medical laboratories about the Federal Pension and Social Security Law as well as GPSSA procedures. This workshop is held as part of the company's efforts to ......read more
23 November 2017, Dubai, UAE: This World Anti-Obesity Day, experts are calling for parents to introduce more exercise and healthy eating into their children’s daily lives to prevent the emerging obesity epidemic in the region, and help prevent the psychological effects of obesity.
Childhood obesity has emerged as a major health challenge around the globe affecting ......read more
The first hospital to offer the Magseed technology for more accurate detection and removal of breast lumps and lesions
Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017: Medcare Women and Children hospital has introduced the most advanced technology for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous breast tumours and lesions in the Middle East. The precision offered by the Magseed system will enable a safer, ......read more
Unprecedented global-first initiative brought together public and private sector players to drive city-wide movement that encouraged residents and visitors of all ages and fitness levels to commit to 30 minutes of daily physical activity for 30 days by providing free sports, workout classes, pop-up gyms, weekend fitness carnivals and expert advice
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – ......read more
Dubai, November 19, 2017: Pure Health, a healthcare services company dedicated to empowering healthcare and making the business of healthcare run better, has become one of the first in the UAE healthcare to pioneer the latest SAP Technology Solutions to deliver excellence through quality service and health solutions.
Pure Health’s strategy is in line with the UAE Vision 2021 to ......read more
30-day initiative came to a spectacular end during closing weekend carnival at Dubai Festival City on 18 November
Appearance by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Anthony Joshua
Guinness World Records verified new record set by attendees
Incredible fireworks display brought DFC to a close
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 November 2017: The first Dubai Fitness Challenge ......read more
Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai,highlights the importance of regular fertility screening for men; offers complimentary screening from November 20th to 30th
November 19, 2017; Dubai, UAE: Regular fertility screening for men is just as important as it is for women, since most men are unaware of physical issues that could lead to infertility, warn doctors at Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, ......read more
Participating in the inauguration lap with cancer survivors
More than 2,000 participants attend to support cancer patients and raise donations
Walkathon is first Relay for Life to take place in MENA region
Event part of the global Relay for Life movement organised by the American Cancer Society since 1985
Sharjah, November 17, 2017: With the participation of more than ......read more
Dr. Amr Ahmed Massoud, Specialist – Urology at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi, highlights the top 6 myths about prostate cancer
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi – November, 16th 2017: Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men after skin cancer in the US. Moreover, it is second most common cause of cancer death next to pulmonary cancer in ......read more
[DUBAI, ABU DHABI] Wednesday, 15 November 2017 – The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2017 Conference and Exhibition.
This year’s event was led by Guest of Honour His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board ......read more
The “Blue Ring Challenge” mass screening and charity initiative inaugurated by Dubai Police Head of Medical Committee
Register online and get diabetes screening worth 700 dirhams for just 1 dirham
For each screening and registration, the center to donate Dhs 1 to charity
Just 15-20 minutes of exercise can drop the sugar level by approximately 20 percent in ......read more
From Guinness World Record attempts and an appearance from Anthony Joshua, to dragon boat racing and fireworks – Dubai Festival City is the place to celebrate the Dubai Fitness Challenge finale
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14 November 2017: Following the announcement that it will be hosting the first ever Dubai Fitness Challenge closing ceremony on November 17th and 18th, Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 14, 2017: EPG requested society members to visit any of central post offices to run preventive tests on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2017, including tests examinations in cooperation with healthcare providers in the different emirates and provide the consultancies for diabetes, nutrition, and the importance of physical activity during 14 to 23 November ......read more
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, Bourn Hall Fertility Centre, Dubai, organizes a three-day free screening campaign from 14th to 16th November for fertility-linked diabetes
70 percent of women who have PCOS are insulin resistant
Chances of a miscarriage in Diabetic women are between 30 percent and 60 percent.
Diabetes is one of the main causes behind otherwise ......read more
UAE, November 13, 2017 - The UAE will be the first country in the world after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to introduce a device to treat high blood sugar type II. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) said that the move comes under the Ministry’s plan to combat the risks ......read more
Dubai and Rashid Hospital as well as 12 DHA primary healthcare facilities etched their mark on the hospital digital roadmap by obtaining EMRAM level 6 certification.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 12, 2017 : Healthcare entities in Dubai that have implemented best practices in electronic implementation of medical records were awarded at a ceremony that was held today at the ......read more
International SOS provides travel advice on World Diabetes Day
Dubai, 12 November 2017: In advance of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, International SOS highlights the importance for travellers to manage their diabetes. Due to a range of factors inherent in travel, the ongoing medical management of mobile workers with chronic diseases such as diabetes may be disrupted. ......read more