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“Ministry of Health and Prevention” and Pfizer, joint efforts to establish the first NCDs global Excellence centres

Health Minister and Pfizer delegation review innovative healthcare services Al Owais: Our wise leadership’s directives played pivotal role in creating conducive investment environment for leading international medical and pharmaceutical companies Al Olama: Ministry of Health strikes new partnerships to launch and implement initiatives and projects, focusing on upgrading the quality of healthcare services Dr. Yousef Al-Sarkal: We intend to develop an innovative system to support self-care for heart patients, launch a one-year awareness campaign and implement training programs to improve the medical team's competence. UAE, Dubai, April 20, 2019:   HE Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), met Dr. Amrit Ray, the Global President, R&D and Medical, Pfizer EMB, to ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention inaugurates new Geltec manufacturing plant established with an investment of 110 million dirhams

The UAE has 20 pharmaceutical factories and 73 global scientific offices,  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April 2019:  His Excellency Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health Policy and Licensing, Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), inaugurated the new plant for Geltec that manufactures dietary supplements and medicines at the National Industries Park (NIP) of DP World. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Ahmad Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Parks and Zones of DP World, UAE Region, and Mr. Vikram Tannan, Geltec Group Director, and the Management and Team of Professionals from Geltec. Geltec has invested over AED 110 million in the facility and will be producing dietary supplements and pharmaceutical products in soft gelatine capsules and gelatine enrobed tablets, with a ......read more

Rising obesity rates in the UAE cause of concern for doctors

Healthcare experts in the UAE urge residents to take steps to a healthier lifestyle amidst concerns about rise in conditions related to obesity Bareen International Hospital launches new fitness challenge to encourage residents to take heed of latest advice to curb obesity epidemic 18 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The battle against obesity in the UAE is far from over, warn healthcare professionals at Bareen International Hospital in Mohammad Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. With 30% of the world’s population being obese or overweight (according to the World Health Organization), the figures are more alarming in the Middle East. The prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents ranges from 5% to 14% in males and from 3% to 18% in females.  Furthermore, in the UAE for example, obesity levels are as high as 37% of the ......read more

Health Promotion Department: A Well-Prepared and Impressive Programme for Children in the 11th Edition of Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Iman Rashid Saif: We are keen to strengthen the Emirate of Sharjah’s efforts to raise health awareness among children and their families Sharjah, April 17, 2019:   The Health Promotion Department at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah (SCFA) will take part in the 11th edition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), which is by organized by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) under the theme “Explore Knowledge”. The event will be held at Sharjah Expo Centre during the period from 17 – 27 April.  The participation of the Health Promotion Department comes as part of its strenuous endeavors to spread health awareness among members of the society in general and to promote children’s health culture in particular. It also comes in line with the Department’s ......read more

Move to the rhythm of live handpan music at Golden Mile Galleria's third Run & Flo free fitness event

Musician Anas Alhalabi will elevate workouts that inspire a better quality of life on Saturday, 20 April Dubai, 17 April 2019:  Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting celebrated percussionist and handpan artist Anas Alhalabi at the third edition of its Run & Flo free fitness event, where participants will feel the benefits of cardio and mobility-based workouts to rhythmic music.  Over 200 people participated in the first two editions of Run & Flo, with another big turnout expected at the next event on 20 April. Warm Up & Run begins at 5pm, followed by Yoga Flow at 6pm.  Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria Building 8, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, Run & Flo encourages a healthy and active lifestyle through simple workouts, running, yoga and meditation. Participants can enter ......read more

World Famous Psychologist Dr Ahmed Emara Brings Bioenergetic Science Courses To Dubai In Hope of Spreading Happiness

Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:  Globally renowned in his field Dr Ahmed Emara will bring Inner Healing and Bioenergy training workshops to Dubai from 18th -21st April 2019. Having completed over 20 similar workshops worldwide for Arab nationalities and famous for his lifelong study of the mind and dedication to finding a more universal, all-encompassing way for people to achieve true happiness. The founder of Emara Foundation- Egypt, Al Naeem Consultation Center - United Arab Emirates and Emara Academy – USA is also known for his guest slots on prestigious television shows, including MBC as well as his avid following and thousands of views via his YouTube Channel and other social platforms. Awarded a Ph.D. in Psychology and now with over 18 years of experience in psychological counselling, mental health, and industrial ......read more

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Launches 15th Annual “Global Asbestos Awareness Week” April 1-7, 2019

Translated across six different languages, this year’s campaign expands its reach in the work towards a global asbestos-free future   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2019 –   The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent non-profit dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, announced the launch of the 15th Annual ‘Global Asbestos Awareness Week, (GAAW) April 1-7, 2019.   Global Asbestos Awareness Week is dedicated to awareness and prevention, with each day featuring educational resources from leading organizations, guest blogs, videos, and asbestos victims’ stories. The week culminates on April 7th with an online, worldwide candlelight vigil.   Building on strength and collaboration, this year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week will focus ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention confirms that: The Dietary Supplement “Extracted from Red Rice Yeast” Allegedly Claiming to Clean blood vessels is not licensed by MoHAP and Not Reg

The Ministry is monitoring all misleading rumors triggered by social media platforms in order to safeguard the health of the community   UAE, Dubai, April 10, 2019:   The Ministry of Health & Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a warning against the hazards of buying medicines online or relying on its allegations. In this context, the Ministry has strongly warned against the use of a dietary supplement produced from red rice yeast claiming its ability to unclog blood vessels.    The Ministry further underlined that this product is not licensed by MoHAP and its specifications are unknown, noting that all the communicated information is deceptive and not based on scientific ground, and it can lead to health hazards that may occur to high cholesterol and hypertension patients. MoHAP said that its ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention Steps Up its Efforts to Promote Health Services towards Prestigious Competitive Levels Living Up to UAE's Reputation

Dubai, UAE, April 06, 2019:  HE Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention:  The UAE is joining the world countries in celebration of the World Health Day which falls on April 7 every year. This year’s theme is “Universal Health Coverage” under the slogan “Health for All”.  In this regard, the Ministry of Health underlines its commitment to launching the health initiatives, programmes, and projects which consolidate the leading position of our health system, in addition to our integrated and innovative health services in line with the latest medical technologies.  Furthermore, we, at the Ministry of Health, spare no effort to explore the future and to achieve the health services sustainability in accordance with the country’s wise leadership to ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare wins four Dubai Business Excellence Awards

Medcare Hospital receives Dubai Quality Award, while Medcare Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital presented with the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award  Aster Clinic wins the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award, while Aster Pharmacy receives the Dubai Service Excellence Awards under the Health & Wellness  category Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 03, 2019:    Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, The Department of Economic Development (DED) organised the 25th Annual Dubai Business Excellence Awards, to recognise outstanding pursuit of excellence in business practices in 2018. Aster DM Healthcare, one of the leading healthcare service providers in the UAE and the region, picked up four recognitions of ......read more

Julphar to Support Zimbabwe Healthcare Sector

Pharma company visits African nation as part of UAE delegation Healthcare system in critical state’ says company’s Director – Africa Region Meetings held with Country’s president and local companies Visit in wake of Cyclone Idai devastation April 3, 2019, Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) –   Julphar, one of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Middle East and Africa, has pledged its support to the Zimbabwean government to help boost the country’s healthcare sector, days after a devastating tropical storm battered the country. The announcement was made during a visit by the UAE pharmaceutical company to the African nation as part of a UAE delegation last month. Accompanied by representatives from the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) and Abu Dhabi Health Services ......read more

Mushrif Mall initiates an immersive Autism Awareness campaign

CSR event hosted to better understand autism and improve awareness of the lives of individuals living with it  April 02, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi hosted activities to raise awareness of Autism in the UAE on the 2nd of April as part of their annual CSR programme geared to motivate more parents to come forward if they notice anything different in children as early intervention is key for an affected child’s progress. Wajeb Al Khoury, Director, Line Investments & Proprty said, “Children with autism and their families face unique and daunting challenges that the community can never fully appreciate and we hope to raise awareness for the syndrome and ultimately help parents find the missing pieces of the autism puzzle.” Among the expert speakers will be Amal Galal Sabry, Director, ......read more

Medcare launches innovative chatbot platform to engage patients and optimise the healthcare journey

Medcare has announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way patients in the UAE region interact with their healthcare provider The virtual health assistants are the first and only chatbots in the region that allow the patient to manage all aspects of their appointments online including booking, rescheduling and cancelling United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1 April 2019:   Medcare today announced the launch of its new “virtual health assistant” chatbots which are set to revolutionise the way patients in the UAE region access healthcare services. The two new health assistants use advanced artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to learn about the patient in order to personalise responses and give accurate information in ......read more

Hospital urges youngsters to screen for colon cancer, make lifestyle adjustments

On the occasion of World Colon Cancer Awareness Month, doctors at RAK Hospital urge people to go for early screening and adopt a healthy lifestyle  Recent study on UAE residents found one-fifth of colon cancer cases in patients below the age of 40 26th March, 2019; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:   Despite the fact that colon cancer is potentially preventable by making a few healthy lifestyle adjustments and adopting screening tools, the disease continues to prevail among the top few cancers among the UAE residents. A recent study on colon cancer screening conducted on residents between the ages of 29 to 81 years found that around one-fifth (22 percent) of the cancer cases were patients below the age of 40, while people younger than 50 years old made up 41 percent of the total. Other recent statistics also back up the claim ......read more

UAE eHealth Week 2019 Recognized the Latest Health IT Achievements in UAE

Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2019:  The best in healthcare information and technology in both the UAE and the world were celebrated and discussed extensively at the 4th HIMSS Middle East UAE eHealth Week 2019 Conference and Exhibition. The 2019 edition of e-Health Week is the ninth event hosted by HIMSS in Dubai and was held under the patronage of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), the Department of Health, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Emirates Health Informatics Society and supported by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).   During the Opening Address HIMSS recognized 12 Dubai Health Authority hospital facilities, as HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) or Outpatient Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (O-EMRAM) Stage 6 achievers. The EMRAM – developed by ......read more

Core Beats – Dubai's favourite free fitness concert – is back at Club Vista Mare

R&B music-themed beachfront workouts on Saturday, 30 March Dubai, UAE, 25 March 2019:   Dubai’s favourite celebration of movement – Core Beats – is back for its second, free-to-attend edition of 2019 at Club Vista Mare at Palm Jumeirah on Saturday 30 March.   Participants will experience immersive yoga and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts at the vibrant beachfront destination, guided by experts from Dubai’s top studios Yoga La Vie and Barry’s Bootcamp. Club Vista Mare’s Core Beats free fitness concert series has been a huge hit since its launch last year, hosting over 2,000 participants so far. Set against a backdrop of spectacular views, the upcoming concert features adrenaline-charged beach workouts to R&B music and a live performance by celebrated ......read more

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) patient helps raise awareness on kidney disease

Living-donor kidney transplant patient speaks out about his journey to recovery on World Health Day. SEHA participates in World Kidney Day by offering free consultations and educational events that focus on the burden of kidney disease, disparities and access to healthcare. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates March 20, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network organized various events across Abu Dhabi to provide a platform for Yousef Al Naqbi, a kidney transplant patient to share his experience with kidney failure. The events helped raise awareness on kidney disease, risks, prevention and the co-existence with kidney failure on World Kidney Day.  After years searching for a cure for his kidney disease, Mr. Al Naqbi obtained the correct diagnosis and treatment at Sheikh ......read more

Zulekha Hospital Dubai Inaugurates Open Heart Cardiac Center in the UAE

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) will now be available at Zulekha Hospital Dubai Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE, according to The World Health Organization Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 March, 2019:   Following the opening of Zulekha Hospital Dubai’s new facility this year, the healthcare group has announced the addition of an open heart center at the new facility. The Cardiac Center of Excellence now offers comprehensive end-to-end cardiac care and is equipped to facilitate high-risk treatments.    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) represent 30% of deaths in the UAE. The UAE Vision 2021 outlines a reduction in the number of lifestyle diseases such as CVDs to ......read more

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) honours strategic partners

Dubai, March 19, 2019:   His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Director General of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has honoured ZAJEL, the UAE’s leading provider of courier and parcel delivery services, in recognition of its role as a strategic partner in the health services sector and its continued support for the development of Sheryan, Dubai’s online health licensing system for all healthcare professionals and facilities. Khawla Kabanji, CEO of ZAJEL, expressed her deep appreciation for the recognition for the fastest growing courier company and said it would motivate it and its employees to make even more efforts to enhance the level of its services.

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Saudi German Hospital to open Dhs 300 million facility in Ajman

The 200-bed tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility to be the biggest hospital in the emirate, with covered area spanning over 41,062 square meters    March 19th, 2019; Ajman, UAE: Saudi German Hospitals Group – one of the largest private hospital groups in the MENA region – has announced their world class, state-of-the-art, Dhs300 million worth healthcare facility in Ajman. The tertiary-care speciality and sub-speciality facility will be the biggest hospital in Ajman, designed to cater to the growing population across all northern emirates, while offering a wide range of medical services. Spanning over 41,062 square meters, the 200-bed hospital will commence operations soon.   With 46 OPD clinics and over 20 specialities, Saudi German Hospital, Ajman, will be the Group’s third healthcare ......read more

Golden Mile Galleria sets the stage for next edition of Run & Flo free fitness event

Warm Up & Run and Yoga Flow workouts back by popular demand on Saturday, 23 March    Dubai, 19 March 2019:   Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah is hosting the second edition of its free Run & Flo fitness event following a tremendous response to the first session last month.   Over 100 fitness enthusiasts and their friends and families participated in the first Run & Flo last month, guided by triathletes, fitness experts and yoga gurus. The next event is on 23 March, with another session planned for April.     Held on the terraces of Golden Mile Galleria Building 8, adjacent to Al Ittihad Park, the event features Warm Up & Run and Yoga Flow sessions that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle through simple workouts, running, yoga and meditation. Participants ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention : National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening is running as scheduled

Ministry of Health highlights the importance of early detection of diseases   UAE, Dubai, March 17, 2019:   The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has stressed that the National Periodic Health Screening and Cancer Screening initiatives titled ‘Etminan’ (Contentment in Arabic) are running smoothly and perfectly as scheduled.   Being part of the Cabinet approved programmes, the two initiatives aims to reduce the prevalence of cancer and non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, breast, cervical and colon cancer. The ‘Etminan’ initiative has been launched to support the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s strategy, seeking to heighten the public awareness on health risks and provide diagnostic and therapeutic services in ......read more

Ministry of Health launches 3rd phase of Heart Experts Programme

Youssef Mohammed Al Serkal: The Ministry has several national programmes that serve the national indicators of cardiovascular diseases, UAE, Dubai, March 16, 2019:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has announced the third phase completion of its initiative, ‘Heart Experts,’ programme, selecting, training and empowering a group of students to serve as awareness ambassadors for cardiovascular health in their schools, neighborhood and local community.   The pilot phase of the programme was completed at the Al Mawakeb School in Al Barsha, targeting 21 students aged 15-17 years. The Hear Experts initiative falls under the umbrella of the Operational Plan Initiatives to achieve the National Indicators for the reduction of mortality due to cardiovascular disease. The programme goals ......read more

First in Asia, Aster CMI Doctors rescue teen suffering from rarest of the rare genetic disease

Doctors give a new lease of life to teen through a bone marrow transplant Till now, less than 10 such cases have been successfully transplanted in the world The hospital highlights the need to increase awareness on Immune Deficiency Aster CMI Hospital’s Pediatric Immunology Department recognized as Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (FPID) center of excellence  Dubai, March 14th, 2019 –   Ciara (name changed), a 13-year-old-girl from Mauritius, suffering from rarest of the rare Complement Deficiency genetic disease, C1q deficiency since the age of 2, became the first teen in Asia suffering from this complex condition to receive a bone marrow transplant. Thanks to the team of efficient doctors at Aster CMI Hospital in Bangalore, a part of Aster DM Healthcare’s global ......read more

Speech by HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention on Children's Day

Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019:  Since the early days of founding the Union, the UAE has been very keen to be at the forefront of global countries foreseeing the future and pay utmost attention to children, seeing it a top national priority. This is because children are the builders of the future and the sustainable wealth that will boost the country’s future status.  To that end, the UAE dedicated a national day to celebrate Emirati children and reflect the wise leadership’s keenness to provide children of citizens and residents alike full care and attention within a supportive and sustainable environment that contributes to enhancing their capabilities and skills.  In doing so, the UAE is trying to develop difference makers who are capable of shaping the future, devising innovative solutions and building on ......read more

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Dubai Diabetes Centre to expand services…

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Dubai Health Authority signs MoU with Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment ...…

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Dubai Health Authority holds summer training program for Emirati students.…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention signs agreement with GSK to ensure delivery of medical supplies ...…

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Aster Hospital, Mankhool opens state-of-art Cath lab with advanced Cardiovascular diagnostic ...…

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Rashid Hospital doctors save life of elderly patient by performing first-of-its-kind procedure in ...…

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 ......read more

The Factors that Trigger Infertility are Common in Men & Women…

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 ......read more

Dubai Health Authority discusses collaboration with British healthcare firms.…

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 ......read more

Dubai Health Authority and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority sign MoU to implement ...…

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 ......read more

Dubai health facilities rating system underway…

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50-80 percent of football injuries affect feet and legs…

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Rashid Hospital doctors save sea captain's life using a highly sophisticated procedure…

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 ......read more

Boehringer Ingelheim R&D pushes to transcend disease boundaries…

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The Breastfeeding Friends Society provides education and psychological support to mothers…

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Experts urge residents to recognize early signs of Heart Disease…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention recalls some anti-hypertensive medications containing Valsartan…

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Nabadat initiative to provide free heart surgeries to more than 100 Indian children…

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HP Collaborates with Abu Dhabi's Danat Al Emarat Hospital to Re-invent Patients' Experience…

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 ......read more

New hope for patients as world's first and only approved therapy to treat two types of multiple ...…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention introduces Virtual Reality in rehabilitation of stroke patients…

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Free Hepatitis C screening and treatment now included in the Dubai Mandatory Health Insurance ...…

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Rashid Hospital becomes first in the Middle East to launch state-of-the-art catherization lab…

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Prime Healthcare Group achieves 'Superbrands' status for third year in a row…

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Mubadala Healthcare's Healthpoint Launches Integrated Information System and Achieves Top Industry ...…

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Dubai to host 7th edition of International Genetic Disorders Conference 2018…

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ProVita International Medical Center Treats a Stroke Patient Back to Health…

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Ministry of Health & Prevention announces Visiting Doctors Program for July 2018…

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Ministry of Health and Prevention launches Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program ...…

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 ......read more

Medeor 24x7 International Hospital Al Ain Signs MoU with Fatima College of Health Sciences…

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 ......read more

DHA focuses on expanding reach of telemedicine…

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 ......read more

Philips ranked amongst 25 great places to work for in the UAE…

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’ ......read more

Timely surgery saves infant from imminent brain damage …

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, ......read more

Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation technique.…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 20, 2018:   Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation known as InterStim technique for the treatment of fecal incontinence and chronic constipation. Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Many factors can cause this condition such as nerve or muscle damage. Some causes of nerve or muscle ......read more

Dubai Cares launches ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk' program in Zimbabwe to promote healthy water, sanitation ...…

The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program will benefit 25,000 girls aged 10-12 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2018:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched a new program in Zimbabwe titled “WASH UP! Girl Talk” in partnership with Sesame Workshop. The AED 3,497,172 (USD 952,000) program aims to empower primary school-aged ......read more

Fatima Bint Hazza Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club…

Abu Dhabi - June 18, 2018:   Under the gracious patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies ......read more

Al Qutami ensures preparedness of DHA health facilities ahead of Eid holidays…

DHA announces timings of health facilities during Eid Al Fitr holidays United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 13, 2018:  His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has discussed preparedness of DHA facilities with top officials to ensure smooth delivery of health services during the Eid Al Fitr holidays.   Additionally, he visited ......read more

Zulekha Hospital introduces ‘Lose More Win More' campaign in support of UAE's quest to fight obesity…

Obesity is a major cause of NCDs (Non Communicable Diseases) which account for 76% of all deaths in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 June, 2018:   Zulekha Hospital has announced the results of its ‘Lose More Win More’ campaign which is an employee drive designed to raise awareness on the importance of combatting obesity in UAE. The campaign involved an employee challenge to lose ......read more

Emirati double amputee becomes first in the region to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics.…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 12, 2018:  Under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and in partnership with Mediclinic, Mercuris and Immensa Technology Labs, an Emirati double amputee recently became the first to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics. The department of humanitarian services at the DHA fully supported and funded the initiative.  Twenty-five ......read more

Eight Tips to Avoid Overindulging this Eid…

Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  As Eid is a celebration with family and food at its core, one is surrounded by traditional abundance, which makes it all too easy to overindulge in the plentiful delicious treats that are available during this time. Spinneys Dubai’s health and nutrition expert, Freda Molamphy, gives some simple tips to bear in mind that should help to keep food intake a ......read more

DHA Hospitals becomes first in the Emirate to use clip technology by angiography for valve repair ...…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 10, 2018:   The Dubai Heart team consisting of cardiologists from Dubai and Rashid Hospital conducted the first MitraClip Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair by angiography in Dubai for an 81-year-old elderly patient with a leaky mitral valve.  The MitraClip device is used for treatment of people with mitral regurgitation (MR), a serious, ......read more

Zulekha Hospital surgeon saves patient from losing normal hand functions…

Major health losses from minor accidents can be avoided if addressed rightly in time Dubai, UAE, 10 June, 2018: Sudip Adhikari, a 25-year-old Nepalese expat working in the UAE,was admitted to Zulekha Hospital Dubai after crushing his finger in a sliding door of a vehicle resulting in the amputation of his middle finger. Adhikari rushed to the hospital and had preserved the amputated part of ......read more

Al-Futtaim ACE – FIFA World Cup…

Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  The FIFA Football World Cup is just few weeks away and Al-Futtaim ACE has a fun range of products to host the perfect game night including football themed beanbags, chairs and floor cushions to a wide range of serveware, drinkware and snack and dip trays and more.    Customers can also win prizes up to AED 10,000 by shopping for AED 250 or more at ......read more

Four Ministry of Health and Prevention healthcare centres receive international healthcare ...…

UAE, June 6, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced that four of its primary healthcare centres in Dubai have received the Renewal of JCI Accreditation for the application of standards and specifications in line with global requirements and international best practices. The Al Rashidiya, Al Muhaisnah, Hor Al Anz, and Al Ittihad medical centres received this accreditation ......read more

Ministry of Health & Prevention wins ‘Global Winner Award' in ‘Idea of the Year' category of Ideas ...…

UAE, 5 June, 2018- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) won the ‘Global Winner 2018’ award during its participation at the Ideas Arabia 13th International Conference & Competition 2018, which was held under the theme ‘Spirit of Innovation.’  The event witnessed Dubai Quality Group and its Ideas Arabia subgroup honor winners from various categories of the ......read more

Dubai Health Authority marks Zayed Humanitarian Day…

This day is marked to remember the Founding Father's philanthropy and humanitarian work. To mark this day, the DHA has collaborated with Dar Al Ber society to build 100 wells to provide clean drinking water to people in countries of need. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, June 4, 2018:   Dubai Health Authority held several  initiatives to mark “Zayed humanitarian ......read more

Helping Restore The Lost Confidence for Moms…

Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Many women notice changes in their bodies post-pregnancy. Pregnancy can be tough on a woman's body - from the rapid weight gain (and subsequent loss), to over-expanding skin, to a baby pressing against your internal organs for months on end. In most of the cases, patients consult plastic surgeons because they are not comfortable with the way they feel ......read more

Blood donation awareness a constant need in Ramadan…

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, May 30, 2018:  The DHA-run Blood Donation Centre is encouraging donors, especially those with rare blood groups to continue donating during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Dr Mai Raouf, Director of the Dubai Health Authority run Dubai Blood Donation, said: “The centre will be open after Iftar so that people who are fasting also have an opportunity to donate ......read more

Panasonic boosts efforts in increasing asthma awareness, holds asthma health fair for employees…

Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:   Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa (PESMAF), a division of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF), continues to help raise further awareness about asthma in view of the increasing rates of asthma prevalence in the UAE.  A study conducted across the Middle East revealed that 13 per cent of the country’s population suffer ......read more

Pure Health introduces Aptio 2 robotic automation system in the region…

With the advanced diagnostic system, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah Hospital becomes the central reference location point for all labs in Ras Al Khaimah.  Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2018: PureHealth, leading healthcare technology solutions provider in the UAE, has announced introduction of one of the world’s most advanced diagnostic systems in the region. Pure Health installed Siemens Aptio ......read more

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