• More than 100 stakeholders including private and public hospitals, diagnostic and health technology firms participate in the workshop to discuss the strategy.
• Strategy aims to deliver patient-centric and data-driven healthcare services, regulation and integration through digital innovation.
• Workshop held for stakeholders to provide feedback and contribute to the finalization of this pioneering strategy for the Emirate of Dubai.
• Aim is to create a comprehensive Dubai Digital Health Strategy with inputs and contribution of the health sector in Dubai.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 30, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority held a workshop today at the Emirates Towers in Dubai with more than 100 key healthcare stakeholders including health providers and ......read more
• Medcare Women & Children Hospital’s doctors remove 3ks fibroid masses with the largest being 20 x 20 cm
• This medical case required highly unusual combination of minimally invasive surgical methods, laparoscopy and mini-laparotomy due to the variation of fibroids.
Dubai – May 30, 2023: A group of experts in Medcare Women & Children Hospital extracted three kilograms of large fibroids from the uterus and liver of an Indian woman through an unusual combination of surgical procedures, giving back her quality of life. Ms. Jayanthy, aged 50 year, suffered from extreme uterine fibroids that caused her unbearable pain, and could have become a thereat to her life if left untreated.
Prior to visiting Dr. Shiva Harikrishnan, a leading obstetrics and gynaecology consultant at ......read more
• A 67-year-old Emirati man, suffering from intense backpain, was cured in a day following one minimally-invasive surgery at Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital
• The recently introduced OLIF technique is revolutionizing spinal surgery by allowing surgeons to operate on the lower spine without cutting into bones or breaking the spine
Dubai – May 23, 2023: A groundbreaking surgical procedure at Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital in Dubai has successfully alleviated intense back pain in a 67-year-old Emirati man named Abdalla Mohamed Mahmoud Sulaiman Al Ali. After suffering pain that was continually getting worse for 10 years due to a degenerative curve in his spine, the patient underwent a recently introduced minimally-invasive surgery, resulting in a remarkable recovery within just one ......read more
Colon Cancer is the 3rd most common cancer in the UAE. Everyone over 45 should undergo routine screening.
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE - May 23, 2023: RAK Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah is taking proactive steps to raise awareness about the dangers of developing colon cancer and the importance of screening. As part of their initiative, the hospital is offering free consultations with renowned Gastroenterologist Dr. Sayed Naveed Azam every Thursday from 3-5 pm until the end of this month.
Colon cancer ranks as the 3rd most common cancer in the UAE and is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The lack of symptoms during the initial stages of colon cancer makes it challenging to detect. Individuals may have polyps or colon cancer without realizing it, highlighting the vital role of screening. Symptoms such as changes in bowel habits, ......read more
Leading Global Health Experts converge at P&G’s ‘Demystifying Neuropathy Forum’ to address the growing Public Health Concern of Peripheral Neuropathy
UAE, 19th MAY 2023 – As part of Neuropathy Awareness Week 2023, P&G Health, brought together globally renowned health experts with 6000 Healthcare Professionals from across Asia, India, Middle East, and Africa at the ‘Demystifying Neuropathy Forum’. Hosted out of Mumbai and simulcast to 8 countries, the signature event saw deliberations on the latest clinical guidance and research findings on screening and management of the growing public health concern of Peripheral Neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a chronic clinical condition, wherein the peripheral nervous system is damaged. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy ......read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 17, 2023: Ambulatory Healthcare Services, a SEHA Healthcare Facility, a subsidiary of PureHealth – the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform, has announced that Al Samha Healthcare Center in Abu Dhabi has started welcoming patients on Sundays starting May 7, 2023.
Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Khulood Al Dhaleei, Chief Operating Officer at AHS, said “We are pleased to welcome Al Samha community to Al Samha Healthcare Center on Sundays. This expansion is in line with the community’s growth and in accordance with their healthcare needs. We continuously strive to provide our patients with easy access to high-quality healthcare services in close proximity to their homes to spare them the need to travel for long distances.”
The new ......read more
• Running from May to June, campaign to test 50,000 individuals.
• MoHAP aiming to reduce hypertension rate by 30% by 2030.
Dubai May 16th, 2023: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has launched the National Campaign for Early Detection of Hypertension in collaboration with the International Society of Hypertension and campaign sponsors. This year, the campaign is set to test 50,000 adults at various locations across the country during May and June, working alongside government and private health institutions, universities, Life Pharmacies, the Emirates Cardiac Society, Servier, and Omron.
Themed "Don't wait! Take part and be aware: Monitor Your Blood Pressure and Embrace a Confident, Healthy Life", the campaign aims to raise health awareness within the community about ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE. 12th May, 2023 – M42, a first-of-its-kind, tech-enabled, integrated healthcare powerhouse created through the coming together of G42 Healthcare and Mubadala Health is currently undergoing a pioneering study on human and ocean health.
The study is being conducted on blood and ocean water samples retrieved post the expedition of the recently concluded 2022 Golden Globe Race, where Commander Abhilash Tomy (Retired), former Indian Navy Officer scripted maritime history with a podium finish after a gruelling 236 days at sea in which he circumnavigated the globe.
During his voyage aboard the UAE-registered boat BAYANAT, Abhilash collected water samples from remote parts of four oceans – the Indian, South Pacific and North and South Atlantic – to aid studies on the presence of microplastics.
The ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2023: Dubai Health Authority’s ( DHA’s) Public Health Protection Department, completed a vision-screening campaign across Dubai schools. The campaign took place from October 2022 until the end of March 2023 and vision-screening was conducted for more than 26, 700 students from various schools in Dubai.
The campaign took place in collaboration with Al Jaber Optical, the Pan-Emirati Eye Care provider. The vision-screening was conducted by qualified optometrists from Al Jaber Optical’s expertise team and included basic vision tests (visual acuity).
The campaign also included awareness about eye care and the importance of regular eye examinations.
Dr. Ramadan Ibrahim AlBlooshi, Acting Director at DHA’s Public Health & Protection Department said: “ ......read more
The program covers over 900 workers from 100 companies
Major-General Obaid bin Suroor: We seek to enhance the health of our workers and make preventive healthcare knowledge a way of life
Dr. Ramadan Al Balushi: The campaign contributes towards realizing the vision of a healthier and happier society
Dubai - United Arab Emirates - May 3, 2023 - Taqdeer Award, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council, with the support of the Dubai Health Authority, has launched a wide campaign for the early detection of preventable diseases targeting 900 workers in more than 100 distinguished companies that won the Award in its last cycle.
The initiative, which will continue until May 17 at the headquarters of the ......read more
• UAE among the first countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region to declare itself completely free of malaria.
• UAE President’s humanitarian initiatives to combat the disease highly praised by international health organizations.
• MoHAP has an effective strategy and federal legislation in place to safeguard community members from communicable diseases.
• MoHAP works tirelessly in conjunction with health authorities throughout the country to prevent the importation of malaria.
Dubai April 24th, 2023: The Ministry of Health and Prevention has joined the global community in observing World Malaria Day on April 25, a day that marks the 16th anniversary of the UAE being declared malaria-free by the World Health Organization in 2007.
The Ministry has reiterated the ......read more
• Emirati patient suffering from an enlarged blood vessel in the abdomen and 6 other comorbidities, saved at Medcare Hospital Al Safa using a rare, advanced surgical procedure
• Endovascular Aneurysm Repair has revolutionized the treatment of aneurysms, providing patients with reduced pain, faster healing, and improved outcomes
Dubai – April 18, 2023: The life of an 80-year-old Emirati patient with multiple chronic conditions has been saved with an innovative surgical procedure at Medcare Hospital Al Safa. The patient, when admitted to the hospital, was suffering from a critical condition, called an abdominal aortic aneurysm. This is a balloon-like bulge, called an aneurysm, in the aorta, the main artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
A team of surgeons at Medcare ......read more
The meeting was attended by representatives from the public and private health sector.
Dubai 13th of April 13, 2023: The UAE Health Council has discussed several national health initiatives and projects aimed at achieving the country's national health goals during its periodic meeting held in Dubai.
Chaired by HE Abdulrahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the meeting was attended by H.E. Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Chairman of Department of Health, Abu Dhabi, HE Awad Saghir Al Ketbi Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and Dr Abdul Aziz Al Muhairi, Director of the Sharjah Health Authority, as well as representatives from public and private health entities.
During the meeting, a number of major projects were discussed to help ......read more
People can walk in to get consultations on the 10th and 12th of April for their acute and chronic issues.
The Holistic treatment modality gains momentum worldwide.
10th April 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: With the motto of ‘Enhancing health for All’ on the occasion of World Homeopathy Day, RAK Medical Center, Al Jazeera in Ras Al Khaimah is holding a Free Homeopathy Consultation camp on Monday, 10th April and Wednesday, 12th April 2023 from 6 pm to 8 pm on both days. People can seek consultation for all their acute and chronic issues from Dr. Harkirat S. Wilkhoo, a Specialist Homeopath at the center with 23 years of clinical experience in treating all kinds of diseases.
Homoeopathic treatment is an effective method of healing which is why its popularity is increasing the world over for both acute and chronic ......read more
10 April 2023 | Riyadh: To mark World Health Day 2023, SRMG’s daily sports newspaper Arriyadiyah has launched a sports initiative in the Kingdom, encouraging people to embrace movement and participate in sports.
Arriyadiyah has printed the world’s first newspaper that people can play sports on, transforming parts of the city into football and basketball, and other sporting arenas, encouraging everyone to take a moment away from their usual routines and get active.
The light-hearted campaign forms part of the much-loved sports newspaper’s plan to encourage people to increase their participation in sports and exercise this World Health Day, and beyond.
Around 25% of Saudi Arabia’s population currently suffer with obesity, a condition made worse by inactivity and sedentary lifestyles. As ......read more
More than 3000 persons of various ages, multi-nationalities & different classes in society have participated in the “Step for Life” Initiative and walked 150 million steps.
The “Step for Life” Initiative is launched by the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department in Dubai & Dubai Sports Council in partnership with Plan B Group.
The Initiative aims to encourage members in society to contribute to charitable work and to combine between sport & charitable activities through participating in the one–billion steps walk initiative versus amount of money for the sake of Al-Jalila Foundation.
The steps are counted through the Steppi Application, which is provided to each participant to calculate his steps accurately.
The Initiative’s target is to reach one billion ......read more
Up to 80% of children with ASD have sleep disorders that will persevere into adulthood if they are not addressed, says expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic
March 30, 2023, CLEVELAND: Up to 80% of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have insomnia, which can impact negatively on their own and their families’ wellbeing, but fortunately there are several interventions and strategies that can help, says an expert from Cleveland Clinic Children’s ahead of World Autism Day on April 2.
ASD is a life-long disorder of the nervous system caused by genetic, metabolic, or other biological factors. According to the World Health Organization, around 1 in 160 children worldwide has ASD.
“Insomnia is significantly more common in children with ASD compared with the ......read more
• The partnership to improve the well-being of the individual and society through a world-class health system.
• MoU to strengthen strategic partnerships with the private sector to enhance the quality of life in UAE.
• MoU: A series of workshops, events, and initiatives to be held.
• Al Rand: We are keen to enhance the quality of life in the UAE through state-of-the-art healthcare system.
Dubai, March 28, 2023: In an effort to foster a healthy lifestyle and tackle noncommunicable diseases, the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has entered into a strategic partnership with AstraZeneca, a leading biopharmaceutical company. The collaboration aims to improve the quality of life for individuals and society by developing a world-class healthcare system.
The ......read more
Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day and improving sleep hygiene will encourage quality sleep, which helps regulate appetite-control hormones
March 27, 2023, CLEVELAND: With Muslims around the world marking Ramadan and adjusting sleep patterns according to mealtimes and, in some countries, reduced working hours, an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic is encouraging them to focus on the quality and quantity of sleep to support their fasting and wellbeing.
Vaishal Shah, M.D., of Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center, says, “It is well known that we function better when we get sufficient good-quality sleep, but studies have shown that sleep also affects our satiety and hunger levels. According to this research, partial sleep deprivation is associated with changes ......read more
• UAE Committed to International Efforts to End Tuberculosis by 2050
• MoHAP Launches Community Awareness Programs to Increase Awareness of Tuberculosis and Prevent Its Spread
March 24, 2023: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has stressed that the UAE is one of the world’s top countries with low rates of tuberculosis, attributing this accomplishment to its collaborative efforts with local health authorities to implement effective prevention strategies and programs to curb and control the disease.
In addition to standardizing surveillance methods, MoHAP has developed an efficient follow-up system and constantly provided effective tuberculosis drugs. The ministry has also increased the capacity of TB healthcare professionals and implemented tuberculosis screening programs. Additionally, ......read more
• Colon Cancer accounts for nearly 9% of total cancer deaths in the UAE
• Early detection and treatment increases the 5-year survival rate to 90%
• Dubai Science Park and Neuro Spinal Hospital are partnering to offer free medical consultations until mid-April
Dubai, UAE, 21 March 2023: Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in the UAE – but also one of the easiest cancers to prevent. Dubai Science Park, a member of TECOM Group PJSC, is launching an interactive awareness campaign to educate UAE residents on the importance of early screening for the detection of colon cancer as part of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout March until April 15th.
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and the second ......read more
Fit Social, a new health, fitness, wellness and lifestyle destination for women, is now open for membership from women who wants to remain fit and enjoy a healthy and long life. The launch campaign offers 30 percent discount
Date: Dubai, UAE; March 20, 2023
A women-only health, fitness, wellness and lifestyle destination has been opened at the Dubai Women’s Association premises opposite Dubai Hospital on the Abu Baker Al Siddique Road in Abu Hail Area of Dubai, that offers a wider choice of health, fitness, wellness, nutrition and lifestyle facility for women to help them keep physically and mentally fit.
Fit Social’s women-only health, fitness and lifestyle destination has been established in association with Dubai Women’s Association – whose members will benefit from the world-class state-of-the ......read more
Learn about more than 800 career choices in just a few days.
Scientific brain mapping tools help to unlock the brain design and lead to career success
The book presents amazing career discovery tools for school-going children and is a crucial read for post-college adults stuck in their future job choices
An ideal reckoner for parents and teachers giving new age career options for generation Alfa
20 March 2023; Dubai, UAE….."The 21st-century world of work is going to be different. It is important to be educated and prepared for the multiple career changes which are going to be part of the new world". Dr. Sweta Adatia, a Neurologist at RAK Hospital in UAE through her new book ‘Future Ready Now’ provides neuroscience-based research and practical tools, to help ease the perilous journey ......read more
With incidence rising globally, expert from global health system discusses psychological, genetic, fertility and lifestyle implications of colorectal cancer diagnosis in patients under 50
March 16, 2023, CLEVELAND: The incidence of colorectal cancer in younger people is rising globally and there are special considerations to take into account when caring for this patient population says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, speaking during the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month of March.
For reasons not fully understood, incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer is rising globally at an alarming rate, and researchers have estimated that within the next decade 1 in 10 colon cancers and 1 in 4 rectal cancers will be diagnosed in adults younger than 50 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 14, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) is actively participating in UAE Reading Month, which is celebrated in March every year.
His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority, highlighted that it is an important celebration that aims to fulfil the UAE leadership’s endeavour to establish a culture of science and knowledge among its people and promote further intellectual growth in society.
He highlighted the importance that the authority attaches to keeping pace with the directions and vision of the country.
He said that UAE aims to promote the culture of reading among members of society to consolidate a culture of science and knowledge, and to make reading a daily practice as it contributes to building a generation aware and able to ......read more
Electronic library has more than 29 million electronic medical sources of information and knowledge
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority( DHA) announced today the opening of membership for its electronic medical library for licensed health professionals in Dubai.
The move provides 24/7 access to more than 29 million medical and scientific resources that medical professionals can access electronically through their mobile phones and smart devices.
Dr. Marwan Al Mulla, CEO of Health Regulation Sector at the DHA highlighted the importance of this initiative that aims to enhance evidence-based medical practices and scientific research among health professionals licensed by the Dubai Health Authority. It enables healthcare professionals to access millions of books and magazines, medical ......read more
• First dedicated global forum to robotic surgery will gather globally renowned experts, healthcare practitioners and policymakers to discuss the latest developments in health technology
• Forum to host H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, UAE Minister of Health and Prevention
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 13 March 2023 – The US Society of Robotic Surgery and Crescent Healthcare (a Division of the Crescent Group of Companies) are set to host the Global Robotic MedTech Forum in the Middle East for the first time on 16 March 2023. Taking place in Dubai, the event will focus on the latest advancements in robotic surgery, a rapidly growing field that is revolutionizing healthcare.
While the region’s healthcare sector has prioritized robotic surgery, this is the first ......read more
March 10,2023: HE Dr Mohammed Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), emphasized that the designation of March 11th as National Doctor's Day exemplifies the wise leadership's commitment to honoring Emirati doctors and celebrating their significant humanitarian role, dedicated efforts, and unwavering commitment to safeguarding the health of the community.
"Emirati doctors boast exceptional scientific and professional skills that enable them to make a positive impact in their field while maintaining the highest levels of efficiency and responsibility. They are truly a vital source of trust and reassurance for every member of society," Al Olama said.
In his statement on the occasion of National Doctor's Day, which falls on March 11 of every year, Al Olama further ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 8, 2023: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently held a ceremony to conclude its activities for Innovation Month 2023. The ceremony was held in presence of H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the DHA and DHA executives and employees, to honour winners who presented innovative concepts.
UAE Innovates is the largest national event of its kind, with the aim of consolidating the culture of innovation, enhancing community participation, celebrating local innovators and applying their innovations in a way that improves quality of life.
DHA held a ceremony to conclude UAE Innovation Month 2023 and honour the winners of DHA’s most innovative idea submissions.
Al Ketbi said during the ceremony that the DHA is keen to foster an environment that stimulates creativity and ......read more
• First ASHI-accredited Transplant Immunology Laboratory in the United Arab Emirates
• The accreditation demonstrates the Purelab’s commitment to clinical excellence, quality, advanced learning, continuous improvement, and innovation
Abu Dhabi, 03 March 2023 – Reinforcing its surging reputation, Purelab – a subsidiary of PureHealth Group – the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform – has announced that its flagship Transplant Immunology Laboratory has achieved another international accreditation from the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI).
With the accreditation, Purelab’s Transplant Immunology Laboratory has become the first-of-its-kind immunology lab to be accredited in the UAE. The achievement is a ......read more
Research from global health system showcases the need for further safety studies
February 28, 2023: New research from global health system Cleveland Clinic that erythritol, a popular artificial sweetener, is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Findings were published this week in Nature Medicine.
Researchers studied over 4,000 people in the U.S. and Europe and found those with higher blood erythritol levels were at elevated risk of experiencing a major adverse cardiac event such as heart attack, stroke or death. They also examined the effects of adding erythritol to either whole blood or isolated platelets, which are cell fragments that clump together to stop bleeding and contribute to blood clots. Results revealed that erythritol made platelets easier to activate and form a clot. Pre-clinical ......read more
Al Zahra Hospital inaugurates Heart Attack Center along with a state-of-the-art interventional suite in the region.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 27 February, 2023: Al Zahra hospital in Dubai inaugurated its JCI accredited Heart Attack Center and upgraded its Advanced Interventional Suite.
The opening ceremony took place in the presence of senior health officials including His Excellency Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority and other government officials, Sheikh Majid bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Managing Director of Al Zahra hospital and representatives of Siemens Healthineers.
With the recent upgrade, the hospital marks a milestone, being the first in the region to feature two of Siemens Healthineers latest breakthrough technologies in one place: The ARTIS ICONO Biplane cardiac angiography ......read more
Keynote speakers address barriers to implementing cervical cancer elimination strategy
Sharjah, February 17, 2023: Sharjah Declaration 3.0, a milestone document outlining the roadmap for the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health concern, was unveiled during the recent 3rd Cervical Cancer Forum (CCF). The declaration emphasises the importance of sustained collaboration and partnerships between governments, healthcare providers, and civil society organisations, as well as the need for increased investment in cervical cancer prevention, screening, and treatment programmes.
The declaration — endorsed by representatives of governments, academia, international organisations, and advocates who pledged their commitment to improving access to vaccines, screenings, treatment, and palliative care for human ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 16, 2023: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) recently won the Disruptor of the Year for Product/Service category at the Global Business Excellence Awards.
DHA received this award for DHA’s Virtual Inspection Framework “RASED”.
The DHA’s Health Regulation Sector introduced this online service, known as ‘Rased’ in June 2021, to move towards a digital system. While in-person inspections also take place, the sector has adopted the digital method for areas where online inspections are possible.
In line with the DHA’s regulatory scope of work, the DHA’s Health Regulation Sector regularly carries out inspections across all healthcare facilities including outpatient clinics, diagnostic centres and pharmacies in Dubai.
Dr ......read more
99% of registered contestants categorized as obese with a BMI of 30 and above
14 February 2023; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: The registration for the country’s biggest weight loss challenge, aimed at raising awareness on Obesity, an initiative by RAK Hospital - the RAK Biggest Weight Loss Challenge (RBWLC 2023) witnessed over 10,000 participants committing themselves to lose the flab and becoming healthier. Individuals from all over the UAE have registered for the challenge, with a maximum i.e. 45% enrollments emanating from the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah. Dubai accounted for 25%, Sharjah 13%, Abu Dhabi 12% and 5% registered from other emirates.
22% of the contestants have registered under the physical category whereas nearly 8 out of 10 participations registered in the virtual group. Additionally, 9 corporate ......read more
PCR partners with Marz Method to offer cancer patients or family members free equine therapy sessions
Sharjah, February 10, 2023: For over a decade, the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), the nationwide breast cancer awareness campaign completing its final leg of the 11th edition in Abu Dhabi today (Friday), has become a prominent event in the region, attracting widespread support and participation from individuals and organisations alike.
The distinctive character and traditions of the UAE influenced the concept behind the Pink Caravan Ride. Its horse riders embody the country's cultural heritage and serve as a magnet for spectators. PCR noble causes and its equines attracted Deutsche national Cristina Marz, trauma therapist and founder of Marz Method, who saddled up and trekked on Thursday in Ras Al Khaimah, ......read more
The annual campaign raises awareness in RAK on Thursday and sets sight on the capital to conclude its nationwide journey
Sharjah, February 9, 2023
The Pink Caravan Ride PCR), the annual breast cancer awareness campaign that treks the seven emirates offering free check-ups, is the fruit of tireless volunteers putting their hearts and soul into making a difference in their communities. The ongoing 11th edition, which kicked off on February 4, is a resounding success thanks to the dedication and hard work of its volunteers, who, over the course of just a few short weeks, put in an incredible 59,830 hours of their time to help make the event a reality.
Between January 1st and February 4th, 154 volunteers clocked in an impressive 24,640 hours of work, while the medical team comprising 45 members put in 11,880 hours during 22 ......read more
50 percent of horse riders in the 11th edition of the breast cancer awareness campaign are men
● 2,114 men screened in 5 days
● Over 100 horse riders raising awareness across the nation, 50% of whom are men
Sharjah, February 8, 2023
The 11th Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) continued its seven-day trek in Umm Al Quwain, offering free check-ups and heightened awareness on the significance of routine screening for women and men. With over 100 horse riders, 50% of whom are men, the annual awareness campaign marks a historic achievement and sends a strong message that breast cancer affects the entire community, not just women.
On Tuesday, the Pink Brigade trekked across UAQ and was greeted by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Faisal Al Mualla at Kite Beach after starting their journey from UAQ Wall and Fort ......read more
11th Annual Nationwide Breast Cancer Campaign Brings Free Screenings, Awareness, and Support to Dubai citizens and residents
Sharjah, February 06, 2023: On Sunday, Dubai rose early to extend a warm reception to the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), the annual nationwide breast cancer awareness campaign, making its 11th trek through the seven emirates to raise community awareness about early detection and encourage regular screening.
Organised by the Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and his wife, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of FOCP, the pink brigade kicked off Day 2 journey from DIFC Gate Avenue at 8am, where scores of ......read more
Volunteering equestrians led by PCR Special Envoy Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi welcomed by Sheikh Abdullah bin Majid Al Nuaimi to raise public awareness across Ajman
Sharjah, February 05, 2023: The resounding response to the 11th edition of the UAE’s leading breast cancer awareness campaign, Pink Caravan Ride, yesterday (Saturday) with the Higher Steering Committee announcing a total of 8,775 free screenings already conducted nationwide, is a testament to the lasting impact of this community welfare initiative established over a decade ago.
Of the 8,775 screenings, 8,467 were carried out in the fixed clinics across the nation, which started welcoming citizens and residents, both women and men, on January 20. On the inaugural day of campaigning across Sharjah and Ajman, a total of 308 free screenings were carried ......read more
Sharjah, February 4, 2023: For young equestrians Sheikha Azza Bint Khaled bin Saqr Al Qasimi and Said Mohammad Al Musharakh, the annual Pink Caravan Ride is more than just a leisurely horseback ride - it's a powerful platform to inspire the community, especially the younger generations and raise awareness about the importance of early detection and regular screening to tackle breast cancer.
Azza, a determined 12-year-old, has been a part of the annual PCR ride since the tender age of five and continues to use her passion for horse riding to make a positive impact on the UAE community. With her siblings by her side, she proudly set out on the first leg of the Sharjah route on Saturday, inspiring all those around her with her unwavering spirit.
And at just 9 years old, Said is already making a name for himself in the ......read more
Friends Of Cancer Patients’ yearly ride to raise cancer awareness and promote screening for early detection runs from 4-10 February under the theme “Powered by You”
Sharjah, February 4, 2023
His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed AlQasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, inaugurated the 11th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), which kicked off from Al Heera Beach, Sharjah, on Saturday.
Coinciding with World Cancer Day, the annual awareness campaign, organised by the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) under the theme ‘Powered by You’, will travel across the seven emirates between February 4 and 10 offering free screenings and raising awareness on breast cancer and the importance of early detection to tackle the disease.
The PCR marked the annual awareness ......read more
The annual awareness campaign offers free screenings to men and women across the seven emirates
More than 150 volunteers and 100 equestrians will embark on the nationwide campaign
More than 35 fixed, mobile and Minivan clinics will offer free screenings
Offers clinical, ultrasound, and mammograms for both women and men
Sharjah, February 3, 2023
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Royal Patron of Friend of Cancer Patients (FOCP), the 11th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) will kick off its annual weeklong trek across the seven emirates tomorrow (Saturday) to raise awareness on ......read more
Dubai – February 03, 2023: King’s College Hospital London – Dubai has inked a partnership agreement with Weight Loss Solutions Australia (WLSA) to provide patients in Dubai with access to the latest in weight loss treatments and technologies developed by the Australian organization. The partnership will allow patients to benefit from the expertise of both organizations.
The partnership aims to alleviate the health challenges associated with obesity as recent studies have shown that over 60 per cent of adults in the UAE are either overweight or obese. Experts have estimated that such high rates can be attributed to factors such as unhealthy dietary habits, lack of physical activity, and a sedentary lifestyle. Further, this has also caused an increased risk of other related health problems such as diabetes, ......read more
• First-of-its-kind access-focused pharmacy will operate in DHCC Building 33
• Abwab Al Khair will enhance patient access to medication for chronic diseases
Dubai, UAE; February 3, 2023: Dubai Healthcare City Authority, (DHCA), the governing body of Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the emirate’s enabling healthcare freezone, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dar Al Ber Society to open its second endowment and charity pharmacy in the UAE and the first in DHCC to fund charitable projects.
The agreement, which was signed on the last day of Arab Health, will primarily focus on patient access to medications for chronic diseases, with the provision of medicine to those in need, and low-income patients who cannot afford the cost of the medicine or are not covered by ......read more
220 medical facilities are served by Empower's district cooling services
Empower supplies Dubai Healthcare City with 142,000 refrigeration tons
Dubai, UAE, 02 Feb 2023: In the context of the ‘Arab Health 2023, the region’s largest exhibition of its kind, the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest provider of district cooling services, confirmed that developed countries, including the UAE, realized early on the importance of district cooling in protecting the environment and preserving the health of society, which is one of the most important and prominent factors affecting human health and affected by its practices.
Empower is currently providing district cooling services to 43 large healthcare projects, which together constitute 220 medical facilities, most ......read more
• New shift in expanding private health sector investments in Dubai
• Contributes to enhancing investment opportunities and supporting innovative technological solutions in the sector.
• Al Ketbi: We are committed to consolidating partnerships to serve Dubai’s goals and future aspirations
• Al Zarooni: ‘UAE at the forefront for attracting investments in healthcare sector’
Dubai, UAE, 2 February 2023: Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority, which seeks to promote cooperation and coordination between the two sides to enhance investment opportunities in Dubai’s healthcare sector, support the formation of healthcare start-ups, and develop innovative technological solutions. This aligns with the ......read more
• 1.2 million drug packages tracked and traced across the UAE.
• 1,760 partners ready to interact with and support the platform.
• The platform being showcased at the Arab Health 2023
Dubai, February 2, 2023: The UAE health authorities has officially launched the national drug tracking system " Tatmeen", the region’s first platform of its kind to track and trace pharmaceutical products. With this innovative system, the UAE is taking a major step towards ensuring the immunity and security of its medical supply chains.
The highly advanced track and trace platform was unveiled by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DoH), and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) during their participation in Arab Health 2023, taking place ......read more
During the 7-day ride across the UAE FOCP initiative supplies free breast cancer testing facilities for the public
Sharjah, February 2, 2023
As part of the Pink Caravan Ride’s efforts to curb breast cancer and increase awareness, the Friends of Cancer Patients’ annual initiative is offering free breast cancer screenings in all seven emirates through their mobile clinics and mammography unit during the seven-day national ride.
In addition to its ongoing efforts, the PCR established dedicated fixed clinics throughout the United Arab Emirates providing free breast cancer screenings between January 20th and February 10th, offering the public another opportunity to receive convenient and cost-free testing.
The mobile clinics and minivans will be running in conjunction with the pan-emirate ride starting on the ......read more
Partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services
UAE patients to get direct access to Apollo’s expert medical team without travelling outside UAE
February 2, 2023 - Dubai, UAE: RAK Hospital, UAE’s premier hospital enters into a clinical collaboration agreement with Apollo Hospitals Group, the largest healthcare provider in Afro-Asia. The partnership will cover training, telemedicine services, academics, and laboratory referral services with the aim to cooperatively advance the field of health utilising the latest medical technology.
The post-pandemic period necessitates healthcare providers to collaborate across geographic borders, and such relationships are crucial in light of the escalating disease burden and changing non-communicable disease ......read more