• DHA provides an overview of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023
• Al Ketbi: The aim of the Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 is to provide investors with detailed information on key healthcare priority areas and to provide a detailed overview of the health sector so that they can make viable investments.
• Al Ketbi: Health investment in areas of need benefits investors, helps create a dynamic and robust health sector, and provides community members and visitors with access to the highest quality of specialised and accessible care.
• Post COVID-19 key areas of focus include: innovation, digital health, medical equipment, mental health, MedTech start-ups, urgent care, long-term care, rehabilitation and home care.
• Dubai Health Investment Guide 2023 is a ready-reckoner for investors to ......read more
Annual ride in aid of breast cancer awareness kicks off with its opening ceremony on the 4th February at at Al Heera Beach
Sharjah, January 31, 2023: The Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), an annual breast cancer awareness initiative of UAE-based Friends of Cancer Patients society has announced the official routes for the ride, set to commence its 11th edition on February 4th in conjunction with World Cancer Day. This journey of hope and courage will traverse the seven emirates, with the first day focusing on raising awareness for the most prominent and preventable types of cancer, including breast, skin, colon, prostate, testicular, childhood, and cervical cancer.
The ride will begin on February 4th in Sharjah and Ajman, with riders starting at Al Heera Beach in Sharjah, the official opening ceremony at 8:00 AM and the start of the ......read more
• Healthcare spending in the GCC is forecast to reach USD 99.6 billion in 2023 from USD 86.2 billion in 2020
• DHCC’s total economic contribution to the GDP of Dubai reached AED 2.8 billion in 2021
• Despite pandemic-related restrictions on global travel, Dubai doubled the number of health tourists in 2021 with international visitors spending USD 198 million on healthcare
Dubai- UAE - 30 January 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), today launched a major whitepaper titled ‘Emerging Opportunities In Middle East Healthcare’ which reveals in-depth insights into the regional healthcare sector, with special focus on the GCC.
The study, the latest initiative in DHCA’s mission to contribute to the development of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 29, 2023: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) recently received an accreditation for the internship and residency program from National Institute for Health Specialties.
This is the first-of-its kind accreditation in the UAE in this field.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority said that medical professionals are the core of the health sector and that the DHA prioritises providing them with continuous learning opportunities that helps them stay up-to-date with the latest in the medical field ,in all aspects, from processes to technologies.
He added that accreditations are vital in the health sector as they provide a benchmark to ensure unified standards of care across different health facilitates.
Dr. Mohammed Al Houqani, Secretary General ......read more
• As Gold Sponsors of iconic event, Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare to showcase AI-powered solutions in diagnostics, digital health, therapeutics, advanced omics, and patient care
• G42 Healthcare also signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Future Health Summit, to be held along the sidelines of Arab Health
• Mubadala Health and G42 Healthcare experts to focus on the emerging technology trends in healthcare in deliberations and panels
Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2023: Mubadala Health, the integrated network of world-class healthcare facilities, and G42 Healthcare, the leading Abu Dhabi-based AI health-tech company, are jointly taking centre stage at Arab Health 2023 in Dubai to showcase their innovative solutions and patient care.
The partnership between the two leading healthcare ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 25, 2023 : Dubai Health Authority recently held a workshop with relevant stakeholders to discuss the progress of the NABIDH initiative and to discuss ways to enhance integration with the health sector in the Emirate.
NABIDH, is an ongoing digital transformation project that will ensure one electronic medical file for every patient.
Presently, NABIDH has unified to over 7 million medical records and more than 31,000 clinicians and 382 healthcare facilities are part of the initiative. More than 43 medical record systems are also part of the initiative.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority highlighted the progress made by this initiative and emphasized that DHA focuses on utilizing the latest healthcare technologies to ensure the provision ......read more
As the world marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an expert from Cleveland Clinic discusses means of prevention and the potential benefits of immunotherapy treatments
Wednesday, 25 January, 2023, CLEVELAND: The research and development of immunotherapy drugs to treat patients who have cervical cancer, especially in its advanced stages, is offering hope to hundreds of thousands of women worldwide, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic. However, speaking during the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month of January, he points out that regular screenings remain a vital tool to prevent cervical cancer.
Cervical Cancer is the fourth-most common cancer among women worldwide and is caused mainly by persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the World Health ......read more
• Aster DM Healthcare’s patient care digital platform now provides complete access to Aster hospitals, clinics, diagnostics centers and pharmacies in UAE, putting healthcare management in the hands of patients.
• myAster has touched over one million lives since its introduction and ranks number 1 as free medical app on Play Store and App Store
Dubai - January 23, 2023: In alignment with UAE’s Vision 2031 to position the country in the Top 10 for quality healthcare, Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare providers in GCC and India, today officially unveiled the full-fledged version of myAster app, the region’s first integrated healthcare platform providing access to hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and pharmacies as Aster continues to lead the healthcare ......read more
• New centre of excellence in Endometriosis offers renewed hope for fertility and pain management for patients across the UAE & region.
• Medcare Women & Children Hospital successfully treats over 500 endometriosis patients, yearly
Dubai – January 18 2023: Medcare Women & Children Hospital has become the first hospital in Dubai to receive the Gold Seal Accreditation as Centre of Excellence for Endometriosis Multidisciplinary Care (COEMEC) by the Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), USA. This accreditation is awarded for meeting the highest global standards of medical care for endometriosis, a chronic inflammatory disease affecting roughly 10% (per cent) of women and girls who are of reproductive age worldwide. Endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the ......read more
RAK Hospital launches the 3rd edition of UAE’s most loved weight loss competition
The 8-week contest starts on 20th January; participants can start registering now via the official event website
People encouraged to ‘Lose Big, to Win Big’ and will get educated on life-altering lifestyle habits
16th January 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The Country’s biggest weight loss challenge is back with a bang for the third time, with AED 50,000 worth of cash prizes on offer for the top winners. Continuing the cause of raising awareness on Obesity, the biggest epidemic of modern times, RAK Hospital in association with the Ministry of Health and Prevention Ras Al Khaimah announced its popular community initiative, the RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge (RBWLC) 2023.
The 8-week challenge which saw over ......read more
Devadaru Ayurveda Medical Centre launched in Dubai Residential Oasis complex.
Dubai Residential Oasis Family Fest ’23 took place on the 13th and 14th of January at the sprawling Dubai residential Oasis campus in Al Qusais. Announcing this in a press release Mr. Hani Mustafa Al Hamed, Property Manager, Dubai Residential Oasis said that the community-wide celebration featured a variety of on-stage entertainment, games, sports, music, food and clothing stalls. The Family Fest was attended by over 324 families from around 15 nationalities and it was two fun filled days. The main members of the DRO Fest organizing committee included Anil Moopen, Abdul Baree, Sadat Nalakat, Mujeeb M Ismail, Daison Varghese, Siraj Ismail. The event also witnessed the launch of Devadaru Ayurvedic Medical Centre.
“Following the success of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2023: Following the announcement of the Abu Dhabi community campaign supporting the National Programme for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation “Hayat”, launched by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate, the number of registrants in the “Hayat” programme reached more than 10,000 organ donors from different nationalities, backgrounds and ages, who expressed their desire to become organ donors post mortem. This confirms their belief in the importance of organ donation as a noble humanitarian act that embodies the highest meaning of giving and gives others renewed hope in life. These values create a vivid scenario of community solidarity, where organ donation, whether during life or after death, saves ......read more
Friends Of Cancer Patients’ yearly ride to raise cancer awareness and promote testing for early detection invites all horse riders in the nation to join their procession for a worth cause
Sharjah, January 10, 2022: The Higher Organising Committee of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) — the annual breast cancer awareness initiative — is calling on all horse-riders interested in joining their 11th yearly nation-wide ride, to register for participation. The ride which starts on February 4th, coinciding with World Cancer Day, will travel across all seven emirates, and concludes on February 10th, as they raise awareness for breast cancer.
The committee noted that the yearly gathering of the public and communities across the country, along-side the participation of horse-riders all over the nation, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 27 December 2022: Mubadala Health signed a partnership agreement with Abu Dhabi Pension Fund (ADPF) to provide exclusive healthcare services to ADPF-registered pensioners. The agreement will result in the implementation of a personal health program for pensioners. All new pensioners will be immediately enrolled in the program. The agreement will enhance cooperation between the two parties, in line with Mubadala Health’s mission to achieve the highest levels of health and quality of life for the Abu Dhabi community. The agreement will also expand the social benefits offered to pensioners.
As part of the agreement, Mubadala Health’s network of healthcare facilities will provide healthcare services to pensioners through the newly launched “Health is Wealth” program. The first level is designed to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 27, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has developed a self-assessment tool, which is an instant 24/7 online service that is
free-of-cost to support investors, health professionals and medical facilities.
The aim of the service is to provide support and guidance to stakeholders and to enhance sustainability of the health sector in the Emirate.
Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of the Health Regulation Sector at the DHA said that the self-assessment tool, is an important initiative and enables applicants who want to apply for a medical license to check whether they meet all the conditions required to obtain a health professional license to practice medicine in the Emirate of Dubai.
Professional titles and all licensing requirements are clearly mentioned in line with ......read more
• Harvard Business Council International Awards is developed on the concept of total quality management
• Ambulatory Healthcare Services offers comprehensive community-based healthcare services in Abu Dhabi
• AHS CEO Dr Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi presented with HBC Women Leader Gold Award
• Ambulatory Healthcare Services bestowed with HBC 2022 Dealing with COVID-19 Diamond Award
Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 22, 2022: In a recognition that underlines its growing reputation in the UAE and beyond, Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform, has won two prestigious international awards from the New York-based Harvard Business Council.
AHS, which offers comprehensive, community-based ......read more
Wins AED 5000 cash prize. Reduces his blood sugar levels by 50% and loses 11 KGs
Challenge aids thousands in conquering diabetes. Participants’ average blood sugar levels back to normal in just 3 months
AED 40,000 worth of prizes in cash and kind for winners
20 December 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The 3-month-long RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022 (RAKDC22) concluded today with the announcement of the winners during a prize distribution ceremony held at the RAK Hospital premises in Ras Al Khaimah. The one of its kind challenge aimed at reducing the biomarkers of the disease proved that diabetes can be very effectively managed and even reversed by modifying your lifestyle. This was evident from the fact that almost all the participants showed significant improvement in their HbA1c levels, from an average reading of ......read more
Delegation includes renowned professor Dr. Zhang Yongzhen, who led efforts to sequence and publish the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Dr. Zhang Yongzhen, is a recipient of the 7th Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award for his groundbreaking scientific research on the first complete genome sequencing of Sars-CoV-2.
Al Ketbi congratulated Dr Yongzhen and highlighted the pivotal role of scientific research in the field of healthcare and the importance of fostering and promoting scientific research in healthcare.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2022: His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation(MBRF)
The delegation was headed by ......read more
Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2022 – Her Excellency Sarah bint Yousif Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology, visited a GE facility in Dubai, and met with senior figures from its energy, healthcare and aviation sectors. Discussions were held at GE’s first of its kind in the region, state-of-the-art gas turbine facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and featured demonstrations of future technologies, including a focus on the energy transition, digital aviation and healthcare solutions.
The Minister was received by Dr Dalya Al Muthanna, President of GE in the UAE and the Global Chief of Strategy and Operations for GE International Markets, along with other leaders.
During the visit, HE Sarah bint Yousef Al Amiri and members of the delegation shared insights into the ......read more
• Adel Omar: ‘Caring for children's health is a top priority for Dubai Culture.’
Dubai, UAE, 14 December 2022: Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children (AJCCC), an entity of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), hosted the inauguration ceremony of the fourth ‘Wellness on Wheels’ programme, organised by the Ministry of Community Development in cooperation with the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), in the presence of Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development; His Excellency Amer Ahmad Sharif, President of MBRU and CEO of Dubai Academic Health Corporation; and Dr Saeed Mubarak bin Kharbash, CEO of the Arts & Literature Sector at Dubai Culture.
The programme provided about 200 children with a variety of health ......read more
Metabolic surgery successful in treating Type 2 diabetes without fear of remission
14 December 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: While Type 2 Diabetes constitutes a big majority of all diabetic cases globally; it’s actually the associated complications which make it as one of the biggest medical challenges to human society. Almost all chronic patients of diabetes develop some or other complications over the years. Moreover, hectic work schedules, increased stress levels overall and an improper lifestyle sometimes do not allow effective management of diabetes through a treatment route solely dependent on medications.
During the latest ‘Diabeat’ webinar by RAK Hospital on ‘Surgical Management of Diabetes’ organized as part of the RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022 informative series, Dr. Surendra Ugale, one ......read more
• · The initiative to enhance design thinking in health policies & programs
• · 1st-of-its-kind innovation program, combining technology and tools for entrepreneurs.
• · A platform that brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, startups, and healthcare providers
• · The program comes in line with the UAE Strategy for Talent Attraction and Retention
• · 25 private and public-sector graduates completed a 3-month training
Dubai, December 14, 2022: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized a graduation ceremony to honor winners and graduates of the second edition of the Be Bold program, the first-of-its-kind ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 12, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently received a high-level delegation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education- International (ACGME-I) in presence of senior officials from the public and private health sector in Dubai.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of DHA received the delegation headed by Dr. James Arrighi, President and CEO of ACGME-I and Lori Lewis, Executive Director at ACGME-I.
Al Ketbi provided an overview of the health services in the Emirate.
He highlighted that the Emirate is always keen to implement the best international standards and practices in the health sector to provide community members and visitors with the highest quality of internationally recognised care in line with the vision of His ......read more
Cancer survivors stress the importance of screening and early detection at the 24-hour walkathon
Sharjah, 11 December 2022: “Perseverance and hope are the ultimate way to fight through your cancer treatment journey,” said 35-year-old Rukayat Muideen, a Nigerian national and cancer survivor at Relay for Life 2022 (RFL), out of more than 700 survivors who attended the 24-hour walkathon that concludes at 4pm on Sunday (December 11) with the support of over 2,000 participants.
Raising the slogan “Ready, Set, Live”, the RFL is a 24-hour multidisciplinary relay organised by UAE-based Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), and the largest peer-to-peer cancer fundraising event in the world that allows parents and guardians to participate in raising awareness and understanding among children, in a ......read more
The nine-storey facility costs AED 450 million dirhams and will contribute to Dubai’s growing health sector.
Al Ketbi: The private medical sector is a strategic partner in enhancing the competitiveness of the emirate
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 9, 2022: His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the groundbreaking ceremony of Prime Healthcare’s new hospital at Dubai Healthcare City today.
Designed by Stantec, a leading international design and consultant, the AED 450 million project will be a nine-storey; 33,000 square meter facility, that will offer advanced non-invasive, interventional procedures and specialized rehabilitation facilities for heart, lung and oncology diseases and a wide spectrum of other specialties too.
His Excellency Awadh ......read more
Almost every second diabetic will develop detectable neuropathy in 10 years
Treatments for neuropathic pain have limited effects only
A person with diabetes has 15-46% higher risk of lower extremity amputation
8 December 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Diabetic neuropathy and the resultant diabetic foot remain among one of the more serious complications of uncontrolled blood sugar levels in the human body. 40-50% of diabetics develop detectable neuropathy within 10 years of the onset of diabetes. During the latest ‘Diabeat’ webinar by RAK Hospital on ‘Diabetic Neuropathy & Diabetic Foot’ organized as part of the RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022 informative series, Dr. Sweta Adatia, Specialist Neurologist at RAK Hospital emphasized the need for prevention while discussing in detail a holistic ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 5, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority recently won an award at the International Data Corporation (IDC)’s edition of the IDC Future Enterprise Awards.
DHA won an award in the ‘Best in Future of Operations’ category and was recognised as an entity that has successfully rethought the ways in which its operations are managed keeping digital transformation in mind.
International Data Corporation (IDC) hosted more than 200 senior IT and business leaders from across the UAE for the IDC DX Forum 2022, which took place at Dubai's iconic Museum of the Future under the theme "Digital Leaders for the Digital Era.”
The event culminated in the 2022 edition of the IDC Future Enterprise Awards, which formally recognised the achievements of UAE-based organizations ......read more
5, December 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: RAK Hospital recently celebrated 15 successful years of its operations in UAE. Set up in 2007, RAK Hospital is recognized all over the Arab region for its innovative healthcare procedures and ground-breaking surgical expertise.
The 15th-anniversary celebrations witnessed the entire RAK Hospital staff and respective family members come together to reflect the inclusion in diversity which has become such a proud hallmark of civic society in UAE. A wide range of cultural events and activities marked the occasion. Moreover, the sheer magnitude of talent on display was astonishing and was cheerfully applauded by one and all in the audience. The highlight of cultural events was the fashion show by angels-in-white, whereby the doctors shed their white coats and sashayed down the ramp with ......read more
United Arab Emirates, November 28, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) celebrated today the 51st UAE National Day at its headquarters in Dubai.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority(DHA) congratulated on his behalf and on behalf of all employees of the DHA, President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan ( May God protect him) and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai ( May God protect him), Their Highnesses Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, and the people of the UAE.
Al Ketbi said that this day is a proud day for the UAE and its people. He said: “Today, we reflect on our achievements and successes during the last 51 years and aspire to be more ......read more
Remember the acronym BEAT to beat diabetes
24 November 2022; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Homeopathy emphasizes on the holistic management of diabetes and can be taken safely along with conventional medicines to better manage the condition and prevent complications of the disease. In their latest ‘Diabeat’ webinar on ‘Alternative Medicine & Diabetes’ organised by RAK Hospital as part of the RAK Diabetes Challenge 2022 informative series, Dr Harkirat Singh Wilkhoo, Consultant Homeopath & Health and Lifestyle Specialist at RAK Hospital touched upon various aspects of diabetes, classical symptoms and management.
Diabetes is a global epidemic affecting an estimated 382 million people worldwide. The WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030. An estimated 4 million people ......read more
Health entities can benefit from shared experiences of healthcare professionals and cancer patients, say panelists at an exclusive CGCC session
Sharjah, 23 November 2022
In a special session titled ‘Power of Patient Knowledge: Patients’ Voice in National Cancer Control Planning’, an engaging panel of experts came together to highlight the importance of patient understanding in providing optimum disease care and prevention at the 5th Combined Global Cancer Conference (CGCC).
At the plenary session held on the sidelines of the event, hosted by leading biopharmaceutical company MSD, health specialists also addressed the process of engaging patients in control and prevention planning.
During the session, MSD reaffirmed its commitment to facilitating access to healthcare services through inclusive ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority received a high-level delegation from the National Healthcare Group in Singapore.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority received a high-level delegation headed by Eugene Fidelis Soh, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (Integrated Care) at National Healthcare Group at the Dubai Health Authority headquarters.
The two sides discussed knowledge transfer and collaboration opportunities in key areas such as innovation, digital transformation, public health and medical research.
Al Ketbi highlighted that such collaborative opportunities serve the common interest of the healthcare sector that aims to provide the highest quality of care to patients and ensure community wellbeing.
He added that ......read more
More than 30 per cent of all stored data constitute of medical records, which can be used effectively to initiate cancer control strategies, say panelists at the 5th Combined Global Cancer Conference
Sharjah, November 21, 2021: Sociocultural barriers that shy away people from seeking healthcare attention and the role of media in creating awareness to help early cancer detection and treatment were highlighted today (Monday) at the 5th edition of the Combined Gulf Cancer Conference (CGCC) on Monday, at Al Jawaher Centre for Receptions and Conferences in Sharjah.
The early session on the first day of the conference addressed the roadblocks affecting the region in championing cancer through screening, early detection, treatment and reintegration to society. The power of media in bringing more awareness among the public, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 17, 2022: Dubai Health Authority( DHA) conducted educational workshops and free health examinations at AccessAbilities Expo.
The 4th AccessAbilities Expo, is the largest event for people with disabilities in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa (MENSA) and is taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
AccessAbilities Expo aims to bring the latest technologies, services and ideas from around the world that public and private sectors in the UAE can adopt to enhance the lives of people of determination. It provides a common platform to meet, learn and collaborate with global ......read more
• Both entities to collaborate on National Genomics Initiatives in Indonesia to deliver long-term value in the country
• Strategic MoU inked during the UAE Business Forum in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of annual G20 meeting
Abu Dhabi, November 17, 2022 — As part of its commitment to strengthen its clinical genomics capabilities and collaborate with global leaders in the domain, G42 Healthcare – a leading Abu Dhabi based AI health-tech company, has announced a strategic MOU with Indonesia’s health tech DNA company, Asa Ren Pte Ltd.
The MOU between G42 Healthcare and Asa Ren is aimed at developing and enhancing genomic sequencing, bioinformatics capabilities and digital health solutions to support the Indonesian Government’s National Genomics ......read more
Dubai, November 16, 2022: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has organized a blood donation campaign in cooperation with PHRMAG, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association Gulf, at the Dubai Blood Donation Centre, which is affiliated with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
The initiative aims to encourage MoHAP’s private sector partners to donate blood to save patients, promote social solidarity, and raise awareness of the private sector's social responsibility practices.
The campaign was launched by Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Health Regulation Sector, MoHAP, during his visit to the Dubai Blood Donation Centre. HE Al Amiri was the first blood donor, followed by the directors of PHRMAG member companies and their personnel.
As part of its commitment to ......read more
Abu Dhabi, November 11, 2022 – Malaria No More, in partnership with the Reaching the Last Mile Initiative, today hosted a panel discussion through its climate and global health initiative, Forecasting Healthy Futures. The session was entitled “Climate-Proofing Global Health Systems with Earth Observation Data, Artificial Intelligence, and other transformative technologies.”
The discussion centered on emerging global health solutions, fuelled by catalytic investments by the Reaching the Last Mile initiative. Panelists discussed the challenges climate change poses for disease elimination efforts and presented a selection of highly sophisticated prediction and planning tools using multiple data sources, high-resolution earth observation data, and artificial intelligence to predict and prevent disease ......read more
Dubai, UAE – 11 November 2022: Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced its participation in the Dubai Fitness Challenge, an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.
Conveniently located in Dubai Media City, Samsung has kick-started a month-long fitness and health activities at the newly introduced SmartThings Home – Dubai space, encouraging both employees and visitors from neighboring areas and the wider Dubai community to participate and complete 30 minutes of exercise each day for 30 days.
“Building on the success of the world’s biggest SmartThings Home space, launched last month right here in Dubai, we are very proud to take part in Dubai’s journey to get active by creating a fun-packed ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 10, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the International Hospital Federation’s 45th World Hospital Congress is taking place in Dubai under the theme “Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare”.
Dubai is hosting the prestigious World Hospital Congress for the second time.
Dr. Ramadan Al Blooshi, chairman of the organising committee of the conference, highlighted that this is the largest gathering of global healthcare professionals to take place in Dubai after COVID-19.
He said: “We are keen to study the outcomes and recommendations of this congress to take into view short-term and long-term strategies we can ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the 45th IHF World Hospital Congress, will kick off on November 9 under the theme "Achieving Sustainability and How Should We Look in 2030?".
The three-day conference, which Dubai won the bid to host, will be an important platform for senior officials, doctors, experts, and decision-makers from health institutions all over the world to share experiences and develop medical protocols for hospitals.
Dr. Ramadan Alblooshi, Chair of the IHF Organizing Committee said that the conference will cover a wide range of topics related to the most recent advancements and progress in healthcare as well as the ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 3, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) hoisted today the UAE flag to join the Flag Day celebrations taking place across the country.
DHA raised the UAE flag to show their pride and appreciation to their homeland. The UAE flag was raised at the DHA headquarters by His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority in presence of senior DHA officials and employees.
Al Ketbi on his behalf and on behalf of all DHA employees congratulated President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; Their Highnesses the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of the Emirates, on the occasion.
During the flag-raising ceremony, Al Ketbi said: "Flag ......read more
• Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UAE and accounted for 21.4% of new cancer cases in the country in 2020, according to the Globocan study
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27, October 2022: To drive greater awareness around breast cancer and the impact of infectious diseases on breast cancer patients, Pfizer and Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) held a media roundtable on Wednesday October 26, highlighting breast cancer management once suspecting or being impacted by an infectious virus – understanding the challenges, signs and symptoms posed on both cancer patients & survivors.
Pfizer has been partnering with FOCP since 2017. The roundtable also included highlights of a battle and journey from one cancer survivor and another cancer patient in the UAE, shedding light on how other ......read more
The initiative aims to serve the lower-income community in areas where quality healthcare is inaccessible
27, October 2022 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Enhancing community outreach and ensuring that quality healthcare is delivered to the doorstep of the population, RAK Hospital, in a first-of-its-kind initiative in the Northern Emirates, has announced the launch of ‘RAK Hospital on Wheels’.
The sophisticated ‘Mobile Clinic’ with a focus on catering to the dynamic healthcare requirements of the people is equipped with world-class equipment and facilities and offers services from a team of medical professionals at a very affordable cost.
Talking about the need for such a concept, Dr. Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, RAK Hospital said, “Having served the people of Ras Al Khaimah for 15 years we ......read more
Make exercise a social activity, perform a ‘Talking Test’ to check if the intensity is right for you
RAK Hospital educates Diabetes Challenge 2022 participants on Exercise Protocols during the ‘Diabeat’ Webinar series
A typical office worker with a desk job walks less than a Kilometer in a day when the minimum requirement is at least 5-7 Kms
Stamina, strength and flexibility should be the components of the exercise regime for diabetics
Muscles are essential in the management of diabetes; lower muscle mass can hinder our capacity to clear glucose from the bloodstream
Muscle capacity is lost by 1% every year after age 20.
25, October 2022, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Exercise is a crucial tool in the management of diabetes and has been shown to reverse the condition in many instances. In their latest ......read more
Under the patronage of Hamdan bin Mohammed, Dubai will host the World Hospital Congress in November 2022.
More than 1000 participants from 60 countries are expected to attend the conference.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 October, 2022: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, the Dubai Health Authority will co-host the 45th International Hospital Federation’s World Hospital Congress.
The conference will be held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre (DWTC), from 9 to 11 November 2022, with pre-congress activities taking place on 8th November. This year’s overarching theme is ‘Global Learnings, Local Actions: Sustainable Healthcare’.
More than 1000 ......read more
For the first time in the UAE’s history, tourists will be offered 24/7 healthcare services covering all health-related issues – including consultation, treatment and aftercare – all for a cost-effective medical package of Dh 149!
Dubai, UAE; October 20, 2022: Mulk Med Healthcare – Middle East’s first virtual hospital modelled telehealth ecosystem approved by Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA) – today announces the launch of the first of its kind Mulk Med Privilege Health Card for UAE Tourists, Students, Corporates, Communities, Individuals and Families covering all their healthcare needs through unlimited 24/7 online video Telehealth Consultations.
This exclusive and comprehensive health saver card will encompass the ......read more
The latest methods and techniques used in the treatment of snake and reptile bites discussed
Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2022: As many as 1,200 doctors and specialists from the UAE participated in the sessions of the 21st World Congress of the International Society on Toxinology (IST), hosted by the capital Abu Dhabi, where they were briefed on the results of studies and research in toxicology presented by experts, specialists and university professors from different countries of the world.
In addition, doctors and specialists from the Emirates Health Services Corporation, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA” and other health institutions in the UAE were briefed on the latest methods and techniques used in the treatment of snake and reptile bites, as well as learning about the latest methods of preparing antitoxin ......read more
• Pfizer takes bigger strides towards a patient-centric approach through delivering first-in-class science for patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
• As part of its Atrial Fibrillation awareness campaign, Pfizer announces its strategic partnership with FibriCheck and AlTibbi in UAE.
• Pfizer aims to screen 100,000 individuals across the Gulf with this innovative program.
UAE – October 18 2022 – Pfizer is further highlighting its commitment on becoming a more patient-centric company by launching the first of its kind screening program in collaboration with FibriCheck and AlTibbi, to detect Atrial Fibrillation disease, in the UAE.
Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders that result in irregular heartbeats often leading to a stroke. Characterized by ......read more
Dubai, October 18, 2022: In yet another unprecedented move taken in cooperation with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Emirate of Dubai has recently seen the launch of the UAE’s first-of-its-kind drive-through blood test service.
The new service will be provided by Unilabs, the leading Swiss diagnostic service provider, which has been ISO certified by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC), in collaboration with the United Medical Center (UMC) in Dubai.
The drive-through blood test comes as part of a package of services delivered by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), in partnership with the private health sector to provide customers and community members with better and faster access to services while also maintaining high quality standards and a safe and healthy environment.
With the launch of the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 17th October 2022: On the World Mental Health Day, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) hosted a lecture entitled “The Influence of Thoughts on Accelerating Psychological and Physical Recovery: How Thoughts Impact Physical Wellbeing”, presented by psychologist and bioenergy health consultant Dr. Ahmed Emara. The lecture took place in the Library's main theatre and attended. with a large participation of visitors and members.
“Over the past five decades, the UAE has attached a great importance to mental health, considering it an integral part of public health and one of the main pillars of society's well-being and stability. Mental health is also a catalyst for the productivity of the community and continuous contribution in the development journey. Hence, the UAE has launched many initiatives ......read more