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SEHA: Individuals Infected with COVID-19 can Donate Blood After 10 Days

Abu Dhabi, 21 January 2022:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is urging the public to save lives by donating blood. This comes after a reminder to citizens and residents that anyone who has been infected with COVID-19 can safely donate blood 10 days after positive result if asymptomatic and if symptomatic he can donate 10 days after resolution of symptoms. In addition, people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine can donate blood.   Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer at SEHA added: “Blood donation is a noble humanitarian act and supports the UAE spirit of giving back. A healthy person can donate blood every 56 days and there are also many surprising benefits renews donor activity and strengthens his body. On behalf of SEHA, I would ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Allocates Three New Centres and a Hall for COVID-19 Screening

United Arab Emirates, Dubai - 21 January 2022:   The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has added three new centres to the list of COVID-19 screening centres for PCR tests. More than 200 screening centres (governmental and private) are available throughout the Emirate to conduct COVID-19 screening.  The new DHA COVID-19 drive-thru screening centres in collaboration with Unilabs are: Al Mankhool, Nad Al Sheba, Nad Al Hammar, each centre has a capacity of 1500 examinations per day, the centres are open round-the-clock, seven days a week. People can use the drive-thru option at these centres.  The Al Lusialy COVID-19 screening hall is on appointment basis only and community members can use the DHA app to book their appointments. The timings are: 8 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday. An increase in societal ......read more

SEHA to host 2nd Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference – A Boost to Mental Health Reforms in the Emirate

2022 edition of hybrid conference, held in collaboration with the Department of Health, will feature an array of mental health topics in line with new model of care Abu Dhabi, 20 Jan 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, in collaboration with the Department of Health (DoH), is set to host the 2nd Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference on the 28th and 29th of January 2022 held both virtually and physically at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The two-day hybrid conference is a part of SEHA’s efforts towards driving mental health reforms across Abu Dhabi. With the prime objective of promoting the integration of psychiatry into primary care, the event will be attended by eminent clinical practitioners, academics and mental health ......read more

Beware of Fake RT PCR Test Results through Third Party Agencies

• Fake negative RT PCR test reports are getting detected at the UAE airports  • Ongoing scam by third party agencies and travel agents to provide fake negative report to travelers to be able to board flights • Aster DM Healthcare has issued a public advisory encouraging people to avail RT PCR testing service directly from authentic healthcare service providers rather than through agents   Dubai – January 19, Dubai, UAE: To curtail the rising instances of fake RT PCR test results issued by third party agencies, primarily for travel purposes, on behalf of leading service providers in UAE, Aster DM Healthcare has issued a public advisory asking people to avail RT PCR test services directly from healthcare providers to receive authentic results. The advisory has been issued in public interest, after ......read more

What if the Solution to Sleep Apnoea Syndrome was to be found at Arab Health 2022 ?

January 18, 2022:  Meet Sefam, from 24 to 27 January, at Arab Health, the leading healthcare trade fair in the Near and Middle East. An opportunity to discover the Sefam S.Box concept - an innovative and connected PCP technology that puts patients back in charge of their own treatment.     A historical exhibitor  In order to strengthen its position in the Near and Middle East, Sefam will once again take part in the Arab Health trade show this year. A pioneer in the treatment and diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing, the company, which was established in 1985, will exhibit its products in the France pavilion of Hall Za’abeel 2 on booth Z2D12 It will present innovative solutions for the overall management of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) - from diagnosis through monitoring to ......read more

Aster DM Healthcare to Set Up its 6th Hospital in Kerala

• Entailing an initial investment of around Rs. 140 crores, the hospital will be situated in the Kasaragod district of Kerala • Aster aims for the hospital to begin its operations in 2024-25   Dubai, 18th January 2022: With an aim to increase its focus and growth in India, Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in GCC & India, is strengthening its footing in the country by signing a 30-years lease agreement to set up its sixth hospital in the state of Kerala, adding to existing 14 hospitals in India. The hospital is being set up by Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) Limited, a material subsidiary of Aster DM Healthcare Ltd. and will be situated in the Kasaragod district of Kerala, catering to patients from Malabar and Southern Karnataka. On behalf of Aster, the ......read more

Logo of Aster Royal Hospital, Upcoming 200 Bedded Hospital in Muscat, Oman, unveiled by Indian Ambassador H.E Amit Narang

Dubai, 17th January 2022: The name & logo of newly constructed 200 bedded multispecialty hospital, ‘ASTER ROYAL’ was unveiled by Indian ambassador to the Sultanate to Oman - His Excellency Amit Narang in Muscat.  “The upcoming quaternary care hospital with permission from Ministry of Health Oman will aim to conduct complex treatment including transplant which will help the residents and citizens of Oman from travel to other countries for these procedures” Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & MD Aster DM healthcare conveyed through a Digital video Message. “Through the services of Senior Omani Consultants & consultants from India, Robotic Surgeries, 24hrs Emergency and intensive care, the team will ensure that each patient would receive royal services in this hospital”, he ......read more

SEHA Announces Closure of Mina Rashid Covid-19 Drive-through Services Center

Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has permanently closed its COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Center in Mina Rashid, Dubai. Members of the public requiring COVID-19 PCR tests or vaccinations in Dubai are encouraged to book appointments at the SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Through Services in City Walk or Al Khawaneej using the SEHA app. These centers are open from 10am to 8pm every day.

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SEHA Wins Two Globally Recognized Awards for Excellence in Nursing Healthcare

Abu Dhabi, Jan 14, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has won two prestigious nursing awards: the Nursing Informatics Unit of the Year 2020-2021 award, announced at the GCC eHealth Workforce Development Conference, and the Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality, presented to SEHA’s Ghayathi Hospital. Aysha Al Mahri, Group Chief Nursing Officer at SEHA, said: “Nurses are the foundation of our network. Representing the largest portion of our workforce, they play a crucial role in elevating the patient experience. Beyond their multifaceted and continuously evolving role, it is the care and compassion of nurses which often leaves a lasting impression on our patients. We are incredibly proud that our nurses’ ......read more

SEHA Successfully Saves Life of 7-Year-Old Boy through Complex Pediatric Heart Procedure

The complex pediatric cardiac surgery was performed at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) Abu Dhabi - 14 Jan 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully saved the life of a 7-year-old boy with a serious and complex congenital heart condition through implanting an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). Diagnosed in the womb with a very rare form of congenital cardiomyopathy, the patient – Alyan - had presented a history of losing consciousness, with his family needing to conduct cardiac compressions at home. In July 2021, he collapsed and was unresponsive for seven minutes, experiencing two episodes of exertional syncope, or fainting, with the second taking place in October.  Admitted to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), a ......read more

SEHA Extends its Working Hours for COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain throughout the Week

Abu Dhabi, 13th January 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced updated operational hours for its COVID-19 Drive-Through Services Centers across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. All of SEHA’s COVID-19 Drive-Through Centers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain are now open seven days a week from 8 AM to 10 PM. The decision comes as part of SEHA’s commitment to provide its patients with the highest level of customer services and support for their PCR testing needs.   SEHA provides a wide range of COVID-19 drive-through service centers in Abu Dhabi cities such as Al Wathba, Al Bahia, Al Manhal, Al Shamkha, Al Madina, Rabdan, as well as in Al Ain’s Asharej, Al Hili, Al Sarouj and Al Aamerah.

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Discover The Infectious Waste Disposal Solution at Arab Health

United Arab Emirates-  January 12, 2022:  ECODAS has again signed up for the next edition of Arab Health. The company, which specialises in the treatment of infectious clinical waste, will present its patented and innovative technology at the French pavilion. A great opportunity for visitors to discover an efficient, clean and environmentally friendly waste treatment method.   A must-see exhibitor To meet new customers and partners, ECODAS is participating again this year in Arab Health, a leading international meeting of the healthcare sector in the United Arab Emirates. The company has not missed a single edition in over 20 years, and this year it will be exhibiting in the Sheikh Saeed Hall at booth S1.H58. ECODAS is a true pioneer and leader in infectious clinical waste treatment, and its steam sterilisation ......read more

New UAE weekend: SEHA announces updated operational hours across its facilities

Abu Dhabi, January 07, 2022: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced its updated operational hours following the new UAE weekend change.  In line with SEHA’s commitment to make healthcare as accessible as possible, four of its facilities – Baniyas and Al Bahia Healthcare Centers in Abu Dhabi; and Al Hili and Al Yahar Healthcare Centers in Al Ain will remain operational seven days a week, effective Saturday, January 8th, 2022. In addition, emergency departments across all SEHA healthcare facilities will continue to operate 24/7. For a full list of facility-wise opening times, please see below: Abu Dhabi Region Hospitals Outpatient Clinics   Hospital Monday to ......read more

SEHA Announces Relocation of COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center from Al Ain Hospital as of 4 January 2022

Abu Dhabi, 04 Jan 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced today transferring the services of the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center at Al Ain Hospital, to the Covid-19 Prime Assessment Center at the Al Ain Convention Center, as of January 4, 2022. “SEHA” said that all positive cases and contacts, in Al Ain should visit the COVID-19 Prime Assessment Center in Al Ain Convention Center as per the below: the positive cases through Gate No. 7, and contacts through Gate No. 3.

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Minister of Health: Mohammed bin Rashid's Vision made the UAE the Beating Heart of the Future, the Land of Opportunities and the Capital of making the Impossible Possible

Al Owais congratulates Sheikh Mohammed on the 16th anniversary of his accession to the throne HE Abdulrahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has emphasized that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, had catapulted the UAE into new heights of excellence and prosperity and opened new avenues of innovation and creativity for his people. Speaking on the 16th anniversary of Sheikh Mohammed’s accession to the throne, Al Owais said January 4 is an occasion to celebrate an inspirational leader with influential charisma. Sheikh Mohammed’s countless achievements can be seen everywhere in the country. He is a statesman with distinction and a great leader who laid solid foundations for the success of the UAE and ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Announces New Working Hours for its Health Facilities

United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 3 January 2022:  Dubai Health Authority announced the new official working hours for its health facilities, in line with UAE’s new working week. DHA administrative employees at the headquarters will work on weekdays from Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm and on Friday, the working hours will be 7:30 am to 12 pm.   Hospitals:  Emergency departments will work round-the-clock on all days, while working hours in specialized clinics in Rashid Hospital and Dubai Hospital will be from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm and staff will work in shift timings.  The timing for patient visits at Rashid Hospital will be 5 to 6 pm, and in Dubai Hospital, it will be from 4 to 8 pm.  At Latifa Hospital, outpatient clinics will be operational from Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 3 pm. ......read more

SEHA announces operational hours for New Year's Weekend across its healthcare facilities

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. December 30, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced today its updated operational hours and visitation hours across its healthcare facilities for the New Year’s weekend. The new working timetable will go into effect starting Friday 31st until Sunday 2nd of January, 2022 for all of its facilities.   For a full list of opening times, please see below:   Emergency Departments Hospital Friday 31/12/2021 Saturday 01/01/2022 Sunday 02/01/2022 Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City 24/7 24/7 24/7 Sheikh Khalifa Medical ......read more

Schedule for Abu Dhabi's 'Active Parks' Initiative to Promote Healthier Lifestyle Announced

● Free four-week programme by DCD and ADSC will run at 12 locations in Al Dhafrah, Al Ain and Abu Dhabi to maximise engagement across the Emirate   ● Daily sessions start at 4pm, offering different classes including DanceFit, RunFit, Bootcamps, CrossFit, and Yoga     Abu Dhabi, 29 December 2021: The Department of Community Development (DCD) in Abu Dhabi, has released the schedule for 'Active Parks,' the new community fitness programme that will run from December 30, for four weeks, across 12 public parks and urban green spaces in the Emirate, with the goal of encouraging the community to engage in regular physical activities to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.   The initiative, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), the municipalities of Abu ......read more

Ministry of Health Approves Emergency Use of Sinopharm CNBG's New Recombinant Protein Vaccine

December 28, 2021:  The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has approved the emergency use of the Sinopharm CNBG's new recombinant protein vaccine, following the strict monitoring and evaluation of the data of the study conducted in the UAE. The ministry affirmed that the emergency use of the new vaccine is in full compliance with the regulations and laws for a faster review of licensing procedures. This is part of the ministry's painstaking efforts, in cooperation with health authorities, to enhance the prevention of community members from the Covid-19 pandemic. The study included individuals who were previously vaccinated with two doses of the Sinopharm CNBG's inactivated vaccine. The seroconversion rate was up to 100% of neutralizing antibodies, along with high safety rates and no side effects recorded ......read more

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Dubai Health Authority conduct telemedicine workshop

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 December, 2021: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Dubai Health Authority conducted a virtual training workshop with the Ministry’s Emirati employees in the UAE embassies and consulates across various countries of the world, in order to introduce the Doctor for Every Citizen telemedicine consultation service. The workshop is in line with the recent MoU signed by the two entities aimed at offering healthcare programs to Emirati citizens abroad and to the ministry’s staff by providing tele-consultations as part of the authority’s Doctor for Every Citizen service. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the 24/7 Doctor for Every Citizen initiative in 2019 to achieve Article Five of the Fifty-Year Charter, in line with the directives of His Highness ......read more

Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences to Adopt a 4.5 Day Week from January

The decision to transition to the new 4.5-dayweek style was made after members of the MBRU undertook an exercise to examine the impact of the new weekend shift Undergraduate and postgraduate students’ schedules were shifted to ensure an uninterrupted educational experience    Dubai, UAE, 25 December 2021:The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences has welcomed the UAE government's landmark decision to embrace a new work week cycle, announcing that it will begin operating on a Saturday-Sunday weekend mode from January 1.   The decision to adapt to the new schedule was taken after members of the MBRU family worked together to assess the impact of the new weekend shift and conducted a scenario planning exercise while considering the nature of the different programs and ......read more

SEHA Introduces Center of Excellence Toxicology Unit at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Abu Dhabi, 21 Dec 2021:  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced the Toxicology Unit, which will provide patients with comprehensive and integrated healthcare services.  Clinical toxicologists diagnose and manage cases of poisoning and disorders caused by toxins or chemicals that have a negative impact on people. This includes the management and follow-up care of patients with pesticide, hydrocarbon, chemical, plant poisoning, snakebite, scorpion bites, and insect stings.  Dr. Anwar Sallam, Group Chief Medical Officer, SEHA, said: “Poisoning, which is a worldwide problem, poses a significant health problem. Our aim here is to open a center of excellence in toxicology that adopts an evidence-based ......read more

G42 Healthcare and AstraZeneca to Collaborate on Clinical Research and Diagnostics

Move follows Declaration of Collaboration between Department of Health Abu Dhabi and AstraZeneca to drive healthcare sector growth The Declaration of Collaboration signing was in the presence of H.E. Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of Department of Health    Abu Dhabi, December 21, 2021: G42 Healthcare, an Abu Dhabi based leading health tech company and a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi’s artificial intelligence and cloud computing company G42, and AstraZeneca, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, have announced a collaboration to further enhance clinical research and diagnostics frameworks in the UAE.   The announcement follows the recent signing of the Declaration of Collaboration between the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) and AstraZeneca in October this year to boost innovation in the ......read more

Dubai Hospital Carries out more than 3,700 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultations since the beginning of this Year.

• The hospital has highly-specialised clinics for pregnant women with chronic diseases • Joint cooperation with Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital for fetal echocardiography    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 20, 2021: The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at Dubai Hospital has carried out 3,772 conultations for pregnant women.   Accute medical care services were provided to high-risk pregnant women who required joint medical care from different specialties  in order to reduce the risk of complications and protect fetal and patient health and wellbeing.   The hospital ensures that pregant women who need integrated medical care receive multi-specialist consultations during each visit based on thier needs so that they do not need to visit the hospital multiple ......read more

Abu Dhabi Receives the First Global Shipment of the New AstraZeneca “Evusheld” COVID-19 Medication

● Abu Dhabi received first global Evusheld shipment on December 20 ● In partnership with Etihad Cargo, AstraZeneca, and Department of Health-Abu Dhabi ● Storage and distribution of the medication will be facilitated through the Rafed Distribution Center in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 20, 2021: Abu Dhabi received the first global shipment of AstraZeneca’s Evusheld, long-acting antibody medication, after gaining Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention. The long-acting antibody medication is designed to prevent severe infection and death amongst immunocompromised patients.    This medication will be in addition to the existing COVID19 medications that are already available within Abu Dhabi and the UAE to ensure the ......read more

SEHA gives Patients with Diabetes a Reason to Smile

A patient with uncontrolled diabetes was encouraged to make significant lifestyle changes to have a life-changing dental procedure. The result was more than just a beautiful smile. Abu Dhabi, 19 Dec 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has shared on World Diabetes Day, the heart-warming story of a patient with uncontrolled diabetes who made significant lifestyle changes to ensure that he had both his diabetes and dental health under control. Following this story, SEHA is sharing the message that the dental profession goes beyond just achieving good oral health and also has a profound impact on the lives of patients with diabetes too.  “The patient presented with progressive periodontitis, severe teeth mobility and missing teeth. He was provided with a removable ......read more

SEHA Successfully Concludes Ninth Emirates Oncology Conference in Abu Dhabi

Largest oncology conference in the UAE, hosted virtually, welcomed over 8,000 experts and delegates from the international medical community Abu Dhabi, 15 December 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has successfully concluded the Ninth Emirates Oncology Conference, the largest conference of its kind in the UAE.  Held under the theme ‘Modern Comprehensive Cancer Care in the Era of the Pandemic’ the four-day virtual event took place over two consecutive weekends. Over 8,000 experts and delegates from the oncology community logged onto the online conference. Hosted from Abu Dhabi, the conference achieved its objective of sparking a pivotal dialogue about how the healthcare community can address and overcome the challenges facing cancer care in the ......read more

First Comprehensive Stroke Centre certification from American Stroke Association outside USA achieved by two Stroke Centres in Dubai

The certificate reinforces Dubai’s drive to provide world-class specialised and accessible care to its population and visitors alike. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 14, 2021: Dubai Health Authority’s Rashid Hospital and Mediclinic’s City Hospital received the Comprehensive Stroke Centre certification from the American Stroke Association for their ability to provide the highest quality of care for stroke patients. This is a milestone achievement for the Emirate’s health sector as this is the first Comprehensive Stroke Centre certification from American Stroke Association outside USA.  The American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, is the world’s leading force for longer, healthier lives and it uses its stroke certification model to assist hospitals with a ......read more

Kenyan Star Runners Inspire DIA Students through a Visit Organized by Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai, UAE – Dec 14, 2021: Dubai International Academy - Emirates Hills, the flagship school of Innoventures Education, was identified by Dubai Tourism and the organizers of Dubai Fitness Challenge, as one of the schools’ that is committed to promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. To encourage this positive outlook further amongst students, a special interaction was organized for the students of DIA at Emirates Hills with some of the Kenyan star athletes who are world record holders such as Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa and Janet Jepkosgei Busienei amongst others.  The athletes addressed the students aged 12 to 19 yrs. at DIA and spoke about perseverance, determination, hard work and commitment as core values to achieve success, which resonated deeply amongst the enraptured students. They were very inspired by the ......read more

SEHA's Specialist Childhood Obesity Service helps Overweight 13-Year-Old lose 11kg in Four Months

Two of SEHA’s Children Specialty Centers offer health and weight management as part of multidisciplinary treatments for youngsters Abu Dhabi,14 Dec 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is helping to fight childhood obesity through the wide range of services offered at its two Children’s Specialty Centers where youngsters learn to control and reduce their weight and improve their overall wellbeing.  The centers, at Al Mushrif Children's Specialty Center in Abu Dhabi and Al Towayya Al Ain, are the first and only DOH-accredited pediatric obesity management centers.  UAE National, Matar Al Aryani is among the youngsters receiving ongoing medical and nutritional advice and care at Al Mushrif Children's Specialty Center. The 13-year-old, who was ......read more

UAE hosts WHO Celebration of Universal Health Coverage Day

December 13, 2021:  The Expo 2020 Dubai hosted the World Health Organization’s (WHO's) celebration of the Universal Health Coverage Day, which falls on December 12, under the theme “Leave no one's health behind: invest in health systems for all”. On this occasion, the Expo 2020 Dubai devoted one day to celebrating the global efforts on the journey towards universal health coverage and advancing the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for global prosperity. The ceremony was attended by HE Abdul Rahman Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, Her Excellency Reem Ebrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of the state for international cooperation and Director General Office, Expo 2020 Dubai, HE Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, and officials from the ......read more

Lose Big to Win Big at UAE's Biggest Weight Loss Competition ‘RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge'

-       RAK Hospital and UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) – Ras Al Khaimah Office join hands for the initiative   -       AED 500 up for grabs for every kilo shed by the winner!   -        More than 3000 participants to register for the challenge -        UAE ranked 5th in Global Obesity Index 13th December - 2021; RAK, UAE: Continuing its commitment towards a fitter and healthier UAE and in line with the country’s vision and national agenda, which aims to reduce obesity, RAK Hospital in association with the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ras Al Khaimah, today announced the country’s largest weight-loss competition, the ‘RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge’ (RBWL).   The 10-week ......read more

Inspiring Young Female Doctors in the UAE and Beyond

SKMC’s Dr. Shaden Abdelhadi shares the story of her prolific career and how support from SEHA is helping women working in healthcare achieve their dreams Abu Dhabi,December 09, 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is continuing with its efforts to propel the careers of young and ambitious female doctors. Setting an example of perseverance and sheer determination, coupled with excellence in her field, is Dr. Shaden Abdelhadi, FRCP (Edin), FAAD is an internationally trained Emirati Pediatric Dermatologist specializing in human genetic skin disorders at the Genetic Pediatric Dermatology Unit at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), part of SEHA.  Dr. Abdelhadi said: “To women in medicine, I urge you to continue persevering, irrespective of the ......read more

SEHA's Advanced in-Womb Laser Procedure Greatly Improves Chances of Survival for Unborn Identical Twins Suffering from Rare Condition

Corniche Hospital’s Advanced Fetal Medicine Unit successfully treats cases of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Abu Dhabi,December 07, 2021:  Doctors at Corniche Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA) – the UAE’s largest healthcare network – have performed advanced laser procedures to save the lives of unborn identical twins suffering from a rare but potentially fatal condition. As part of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) Awareness Day on 7th December, SEHA has shared the story of two women pregnant with monochorionic twins (or identical twins who shared placenta), suffering with TTTS. A rare but dangerous condition, it occurs in about 15% of monochorionic twins as the shared placenta can cause complications due to unbalanced blood supply to each fetus. Doctors at ......read more

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City-Ajman (SKMCA) Lab Achieves CAP Accreditation

Ajman – December 7, 2021: The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City-Ajman (SKMCA) Lab has been awarded the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation as a result of the successful site inspection; a part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs.  The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is one of the world’s largest organizations of board-certified pathologists, promoting excellence in laboratories and advancing the practice of pathology and laboratory science.    The 70-year-old organization’s goal is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education, standard setting and ensuring laboratories meet or exceed regulatory requirements.   “The process of obtaining the accreditation confirms that our management, quality, and ......read more

Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award worth US $250,000 Now Open for Nominations from Nurses Worldwide

• The winner of the First Prize would be awarded US $ 250,000 while 9 other finalists would be receiving substantial monetary prize at a grand ceremony in Dubai on International Nurses Day on 12th May, 2022. • Nurses from around the world can submit their nominations via www.asterguardians.com by 30th January, 2022.   Dubai, UAE - 04, December 2021: Launched on International Nurses Day in May 2021 by Aster DM Healthcare, with an aim to recognize the phenomenal contribution of nurses to the healthcare delivery system globally, Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award has started receiving applications from nurses worldwide. The application system is completely online via www.asterguardians.com, where a nurse can submit her own application for the award or anyone can nominate a nurse, who they think is worthy of ......read more

SEHA announces operational hours for UAE National Day

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 30, 2021: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, announced updated working hours across its facilities for UAE citizens and residents on the occasion of Commemoration Day and the UAE’s 50th National Day. The public holiday is from Wednesday 1st December to Friday 3rd December.  SEHA’s emergency departments will continue to operate 24/7 over the public holiday.  SEHA COVID-19 Drive-Thru Service Centers will operate from 10am – 8pm on Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd ,and Friday 3rd of December, with regular working hours resuming from Saturday 4th of December onwards.  For a full list of opening times, please see below:   Al Ain Hospital Department UAE ......read more

SEHA marked Commemoration Day across its Facilities

Abu Dhabi,November 30, 2021:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, marked Commemoration Day across all of its facilities, including Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Al Corniche Hospital, Al Ain Hospital, Tawam Hospital, Al Ain Hospital, Al Dhafra Hospital, Al Rahba Hospital and Ambulatory Healthcare Services.  SEHA facilities flew the UAE flag at half-mast at 8:00am, then SEHA employees stood for a moment of silence and prayed for the nation's martyrs, before raising the flag again at 11:30 am.  

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Newborns in Dubai Hospitals Receive Gifts and Car Seats to Mark 50th UAE National Day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 29, 2021: To celebrate the occasion of the 50th UAE National Day, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA),  Dubai Health Authority(DHA) and Dubai Police, in cooperation with  UNICEF Gulf, launched the “My child’s golden jubilee gift,” initiative.  The joint government initiative will provide gifts and car seats to families of newborns in public and private sector hospitals in Dubai. More than 450 car seats will be distributed to families of newborns across 21 public and private hospitals in Dubai. The car seats can be used from birth until four years.  The initiative aims to reiterate the importance of road safety and educate community members on the importance of using car seats for babies and children.  Emirates Driving Institute, Emirates General ......read more

DHA's Social Fund Programme Receives Financial Contribution from Al Rostamani Group

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November, 2021:  The Dubai Health Authority’s Social Fund Programme known as ‘Yumnak’ has recently received financial contribution from Al Rostamani Group. The contribution is for first line of defense employees.  His Excellency Awadh Al Ketbi, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, received a delegation from Al Rostamani Group at the DHA headquarters.  Dr. Wafa Al Rostamani,  Dr. Najla Abdullah Al Rostamani and other senior officials including Salem bin Lahej, Director of DHA’s Health Fund Office attended the meeting. The Al Rostamani Group said the contribution is part of the group’s corporate social responsibilities, specifically towards vital sector employees for their hard work and dedication.  The group expressed its appreciation ......read more

Orthocure SportsMed Clinic- Opens its grand doors at The Mall in Jumeirah

November 25, 2021:  Orthocure is the brainchild of Dr. Saeed and Dr. Ali, pioneers in the field of Orthocare and Orthopedic Surgery. The two originally conducted numerous orthopaedic surgeries at Mirdiff, but found that with their expertise in robotic surgery and a growing clientele with demand for sports rehab programs and holistic non-invasive treatment, an upgrade was needed. Thus, in alliance and partnership with Dr. Naveen Singh, a Swiss citizen, professional athlete and well renowned sports rehabilitation specialist having many established businesses. In association with Mr. Deepak, a well-established businessman and investor in Dubai , Orthocure today aims to establish itself as the No.1 leading Ortho care clinic in UAE with top of the line equipment and machinery to a brilliant and unique non-invasive 12 days back to perfect ......read more

The National Program for Donation and Transplantation of Organs and Human Tissues emphasizes the importance of organ donation during the ADNOC Marathon

SEHA encourages community to adopt a healthy lifestyle to reduce organ failure   Abu Dhabi,November 24, 2021:   The National Program for Donation and Transplantation of Organs and Human Tissues reiterated the importance of organ donation as a life-saving act of charity during its participation in this year’s ADNOC Marathon.   The program, is partnering with this year’s ADNOC Marathon to help increase registrations for life-saving organ donations. The third edition of the ADNOC Marathon will take place on November 26th, while the ADNOC Marathon village begun on the 22nd of November.   A theme of ‘Together We Transplant Hope’ will highlight the program’s goal of encouraging donors, with people invited to register via the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention’s ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Uses Radionuclide Therapy to Treat Chronic Joint Disease.

This is the first time nuclear medicine is being used to treat this condition in the UAE and the Gulf region.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2021:  Dubai Health Authority’s Dubai Hospital has begun the use of radionuclide therapy to treat various chronic joint diseases.  This is the first time nuclear medicine is being used to treat this condition in the UAE and the Gulf region. Using Radiosynovectomy, a small amount of a beta-emitting radionuclide (Y90) is injected into the affected joint delivering a minor radiation dose, this helps reduce inflammation and provides long-term symptom relief. The radionuclides are injected in a specialised way to ensure no radiation exposure to other organs.  The method helps in reduction of swelling and pain and helps restoration of normal function to ......read more

SEHA and Abu Dhabi Energy Services begin First Phase of its Energy Savings Framework to Enhance Sustainability across the SEHA Network

The Energy Savings Framework Agreement was signed in September to initiate energy-saving projects for SEHA and its facilities Abu Dhabi - 19, Nov 2021:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, and Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), have begun the first phase of their Energy Savings Framework Agreement that aims to retrofit SEHA’s healthcare facilities and reduce power and water consumption. As part of the agreement, which was originally signed in September, ADES will implement key energy-saving technologies in several of SEHA’s facilities to enhance sustainability across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The strategic collaboration will mark SEHA’s commitment towards the adoption of energy-efficient modifications ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Wins the Gold Award for Leadership and Management at the 44th World Hospital Congress.

• The 44th World Hospital Congress recently concluded in Barcelona and Dubai will host the 45th edition of the congress in November 2022.  • This is the second time Dubai will host this prestigious congress.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2021: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) won the gold award for leadership and management at the prestigious 44th World Hospital Congress that took place in Barcelona. Organized by the International Hospital Federation (IHF), the congress is a platform that connects leaders in the health sector to share knowledge, good practices, exchange new ideas and innovations.   The award committee selected the winners from 250 entries received from 38 countries. The winners were selected based on criteria such as originality, innovation, intended impact, ......read more

Dubai Healthcare City Names Building in Honour of First Emirati Doctor Ahmed Kazim

Tribute will ensure the lasting legacy of Dr Kazim who devoted his life to the care of patients in the UAE and beyond  Move is in line with DHCC efforts to acknowledge pioneers of the region’s medical history, including Al Razi, Ibn Sina and Al Zahrawi Dubai, November 14, 2021: Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the emirate’s healthcare enabling freezone, has paid tribute to Dr Ahmed Kazim, the first Emirati Doctor, naming a building after the esteemed, prominent doctor. Dr Kazim was recognized in 2014 by the UAE Pioneers Award as the first Emirati Doctor. The Award is given to UAE pioneers in diverse fields in honour of their service to the nation and their pioneering spirit and for being the first in their respective fields.  Dr Kazim graduated from medical school in 1950 and started his career in 1955. ......read more

Emirati Doctor becomes First Arab Women to get Elected as the IHF President Designate

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 13, 2021: The United Arab Emirates achieved an important victory in the global health front as Emirati Dr. Muna Tahlak, CEO of DHA’s Latifa Hospital for Women and Children was elected as the President of the International Hospital Federation. This is the first time that an Arab woman will hold this esteemed position, the highest international position in the history of the Union.  The IHF Governing Council voted to elect Dr Tahlak as the new IHF President Designate. In doing so, Dr Tahlak ends her term as Treasurer with IHF and now begins her two-year term as President Designate of the IHF. Commenting on this important historic victory, Dr. Tahlak said: “I am honoured and I extend my deepest thanks and gratitude to our wise leadership who have always directed  to empower ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre and Imperial College London Diabetes Centre Offer 10 Top Tips to Help Prevent Diabetes Type 2

Experts say changing lifestyle, particularly diet and exercise habits, can keep diabetes type 2 at bay, or help to manage or even reverse an existing diagnosis        Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 13 NOVEMBER 2021:    Ahead of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, experts from Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) and Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICDLC) are encouraging members of the community to take charge of their health and avoid or delay developing type 2 diabetes by changing their lifestyle habits.    While the awareness message is focused on prevention, the experts stress that even if a person has already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it is never too late to take up exercising and healthy eating habits as these steps can ......read more

Emirates Oncology Society and Ipsen Break Guinness World Record for Largest Awareness Ribbon

- Emirates Oncology Society (EOS) and Ipsen came together to raise awareness of Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET), an often-misdiagnosed cancer  - Record-breaking event held on the globally recognized World NET Cancer Awareness Day - Awareness ribbon measured a staggering 4.8km2 – more than double the size of the previous record     Dubai (UAE), 11 November 2021 – Emirates Oncology Society (EOS) and Ipsen, a global biopharmaceutical company, have helped the UAE enter the record books once again. At an event held on World Neuroendocrine Tumor (NET) Cancer Awareness Day, teams from the two organizations gathered at Dubai’s Al Habtoor Polo Club to create the world’s largest awareness ribbon. Displaying the ‘zebra’ print associated with the condition’s awareness activities, ......read more

Golden Jubilee Celebrations begin at Thumbay University Hospital, Free Health Packages for 1000 Emiratis Announced!

Campaign ‘Better Health 50’ to run for 50 days 11th November  -  Ajman, UAE: Marking five decades of the UAE’s unification and in line with the ‘Year of 50th’ celebrations, Thumbay University Hospital Ajman has launched free of cost health packages benefiting 500 Emirati couples. The initiative under the theme ‘Better Health 50’ will run for 50 days starting 11th November upto 31st December 2021. Agreement to this effect was signed between Citizens Affairs Office, Government of Ajman and Thumbay University Hospital Ajman in alignment with the vision of Dr. Thumbay Moideen to serve the society.  The comprehensive health packages cover doctor’s consultation and are designed to diagnose, monitor, and prevent health problems and help each citizen to lead healthier ......read more

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Fine Hygienic Holding opens newly remodeled showroom in Riyadh…

One-stop shop houses Fine’s well-known brands and solutions for businesses and homes December 11, 2021- Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has unveiled its newly remodeled showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia that features its world-renowned hygienic products and solutions for businesses and homes alike under one roof. Located at the National Products Center and Chamber of Commerce, the showroom is ......read more

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