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Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre Launches ‘One Billion Steps Challenge' To Encourage Citizens And Residents To Live A Healthier Lifestyle

• The ‘One Billion Steps Challenge’ is aligned with hosting the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress’ activities. • In partnership with the STEPPI fitness app, the Challenge will run from 23rd  of September until the 26th of October 2022, which is final day of the Congress, encouraging people to be more active. • Users can download the app for free, take part and be in with a chance of winning flight tickets with Etihad Airways to any destination in Europe and Asia.    Abu Dhabi, 23rd September 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated center protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness has collaborated with ......read more

COVID-19: SEHA Opens Al Wagan Drive-through Testing Center

• The new center at Al Wagan Hospital will operate daily to support the UAE’s on-going efforts to tackle COVID-19   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - 18, August 2022: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 2022: Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the opening of a new drive-through testing center at Al Wagan Hospital, part of Tawam Hospital.    Located within Al Wagan hospital, the center will provide a convenient and easily accessible alterative to those in need of testing and provide accurate and reliable test results for all members of Al Wagan community and those residing in adjacent remote areas.    The PCR tests are available in Al Wagan n Hospital on daily basis from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM where ......read more

Amana Healthcare Earns Coveted CARF Accreditation for Highly Specialized Amputee Rehabilitation Program

• First provider in the UAE to earn CARF accreditation for amputee rehabilitation services • The three-year accreditation underpins Amana Healthcare’s pledge to provide world-class patient care across its programs and services   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 28 July 2022: Amana Healthcare, a Mubadala Health partner, has received a three-year accreditation from the US-based Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its highly specialized Amputee Rehabilitation Program.   The sought-after CARF accreditation requires the strictest levels of accountability and adherence to internationally accepted standards within the health and human services fields. Following the rigorous audit of Amana Healthcare’s inpatient rehabilitation facility, programs, and services, CARF awarded the health ......read more

Geltec Healthcare FZE Officially Rebrands as Bioventure Healthcare FZE to Reflect Strengthened Position in Supplements and Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing

Region’s largest softgel capsules and tablets manufacturer to play key role in the UAE’s vision to become pharma hub and grow industrial sector  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 27 June 2022:  GlobalOne Healthcare Holding (GHH), Yas Holding’s Healthcare Division, announced the rebranding of its subsidiary Geltec Healthcare FZE as Bioventure Healthcare FZE, as part of its strategy to strengthen its business and drive growth in the pharmaceutical and supplement manufacturing industry.    A strategic partner of multi-national companies and a key exporter to the U.S., Bioventure Healthcare FZE plans to expand the production capacity of its manufacturing plant by introducing new products such as oral solid tablets, capsules and sachets lines by 2023. This will lead to an increase in the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre Releases the Latest Updates on the Occupational Safety and Health Electronic Application “AL ADAA”

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 22 June, 2022:  Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, has released an update on “AL ADAA”, an electronic application established with the aim of enhancing and unifying compliance with occupational safety and health requirements in both the private and government sector entities across Abu Dhabi.  Since its launch in 2016, the Centre registered 84% of targeted government entities in AL ADAA, and 57% of targeted private sector entities in 9 main sectors, including building & construction sector, transport sector, energy sector, culture and tourism sector, health sector, education sector, ......read more

Mubadala Health Brings Two International NHS Brands Together under One Roof to Deliver Comprehensive Top-Quality Diabetes Care in Abu Dhabi

• Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) and Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi enter a partnership agreement to deliver UAE-based ophthalmology services for diabetes and endocrinology patients   20 June 2022, Abu Dhabi – UAE: Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of the Mubadala Health network, has recently entered a partnership agreement with Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, to provide ophthalmology services for ICLDC patients in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, also a Mubadala Health Partner, is a result of a partnership with Moorfields London, a leader in ophthalmology services in the United Kingdom. In a move that brings two internationally renowned healthcare brands from the United Kingdom’s National Health Services (NHS) together to collaborate under one ......read more

International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress Set to Take Place in Abu Dhabi this October

• Brought by Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, the congress is set to drive conversations and collaborations to promote physical activity and public health • Early bird registration now open • Call for abstracts extended to 19th June 2022     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 16 June, 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, has announced that the 9th edition of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH) will be taking place in Abu Dhabi from the 23rd to the 26th of October 2022 under the theme “Making Every Move Count”.    The ISPAH Congress is the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) Launches the IFHAS Program allowing "Thiqa" Card Holders to Benefit from a Full Medical Examination

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate - 15 June, 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the government entity accelerating the UAE’s mission towards a healthy and safe society by bolstering public health initiatives, announced the launch of IFHAS; a new program aimed at the early detection of chronic diseases through comprehensive periodic examinations. With chronic diseases a global and local challenge and a leading cause of death, this distinguished health program will see “Thiqa” card holders above 18 years of age benefit from comprehensive medical examinations, helping them to potentially avoid the risk of a number of chronic and non-communicable diseases. This program is in line with global experts and specialists’ recommendations, stressing the importance of adopting appropriate prevention measures, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre Resumes its “Safety in Heat” Program

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 June 2022:  Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, relaunched its annual "Safety in Heat" program coinciding with the decision to prohibit work during midday hours in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The program sets clear guidelines on working outdoors between the hours of 12:30pm to 3:00pm for a duration of three months from June 15 to September 15 of every year. Part of its annual calendar of initiatives, ADPHC’s “Safety in Heat” program aims to raise awareness among employers and supervisors on the importance of taking the necessary measures to protect workers from heat and avoid ......read more

ADQ to Acquire Leading Turkish Pharmaceuticals Company Birgi Mefar Group to further Strengthen its Healthcare & Life Sciences Portfolio

• ADQ to acquire leading Turkish Pharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) of sterile solutions and injectables  • Investment expands ADQ’s life sciences capabilities in sterile injectables and wider pharmaceutical services segments, while complementing its broader commitment to Turkey   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13, June 2022: ADQ, an Abu Dhabi-based investment and holding company, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Birgi Mefar Group (BMG), one of Turkey’s leading producers of sterile injectable products.   As a full-service pharmaceutical CDMO, BMG is a production service provider for sterile injectable products, namely vials and pre-filled syringes used for vaccines. BMG also produces primary packaging ampoules and vials ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi completes Surgical First in UAE

Physicians successfully carried out a pioneering valve-in-valve transcatheter mitral valve replacement Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - June 01, 2022:  Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, have successfully performed a valve-in-valve transcatheter mitral valve replacement (VIV-TMVR) in a clinical first for the United Arab Emirates. The 77-year-old patient, Sfeir Iskandar, who had a history of prior coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and mitral valve replacement, was referred to the specialists at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi with recurrent heart failure. He was found to have severe mitral valve regurgitation (valve leaking) and failure of his mitral valve. His complex case was further exacerbated by the fact that he had multiple medical problems, having previously suffered a stroke, ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) Launches Annual World No Tobacco Day Campaign

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate - 31, May 2022:  In conjunction with the annual World no Tobacco Day on May 31, Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated center protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, has launched its annual campaign to raise awareness about the harms of smoking and the importance of quitting under the theme: "Together Towards a Tobacco-Free Abu Dhabi". With the aim of raising awareness about the harmful effects of smoking tobacco, the importance of quitting smoking tobacco in all its kinds including alternatives and electronic products, avoiding exposure to passive smoking, and adopting a healthy lifestyle, ADPHC has supported its strategic partners' concerted ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre Hosts Abu Dhabi Research committee of COVID-19 Core Meeting

First meeting of the year held in the presence of participating members from leading health and academic institutions Abu Dhabi, UAE - 12 May 2022 – Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, hosted this year’s first Abu Dhabi COVID-19 Research Committee core meeting. Held in the presence of participating members from leading health and academic institutions, the meeting addressed this year’s plans and progress towards stronger research outcomes related to SARS-CoV-2. The first core meeting of the year which was chaired by H.E Dr Farida Al Hosani, Executive Director of Infectious Diseases at Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre and Official ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Center launches Nutritional information Workshops for 600 Hotel Food Establishments Registered under the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 11, May 2022:  Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre that aims to promote the physical, mental, and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public awareness around prevention and early identification, launched the first of a series of workshops aimed at training hotel food establishments on displaying nutritional information on their menus as part of the SEHI program.    The program, introduced by ADPHC, aims to train 600 hotel food establishments registered under the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi on displaying calorie and macro-nutritional information on their menus to support in building a community landscape that empowers people to make informed and healthy decisions and food choices. As ......read more

Danat Al Emarat Hospital in Abu Dhabi welcomes 3 Newborns during the First few hours of Eid Al-Fitr

  Newborn baby girl, Noura, is the first newborn to bring joy at Danat Al Emarat Hospital on Eid Al-Fitr 2022   2 May 2022, Abu Dhabi – UAE: Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children, a Mubadala Health partner, celebrated the first day of Eid Al-Fitr with the arrival of three newborns – two girls and one boy.    Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany, CEO of Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children said: “We are so blessed to deliver these precious newborns into the world at this momentous time of the year during Eid Al-Fitr. Including the babies born on this special day, a total of 28,279 babies have been born at Danat Al Emarat Hospital since we delivered our first baby on 28 October 2015. Of the total number of births, 14,731 boys were delivered and 13,548 girls, with 15,605 overall, ......read more

RAK Hospital Gifts Iftar Packages to Hundreds of RAK Cabbies and Talabat Drivers

The ready meals serve as a token of appreciation to around 1300 drivers for their tireless service to the community This year the hospital included Talabat drivers to share the Iftar in appreciation of their 24/7 services during Covid times    April 22, 2022 - Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Reflecting the charitable spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, RAK Hospital gifted ready Iftar packages to around 1300 drivers in Ras Al Khaimah in a single day. The packages were distributed at the hospital premises where around 800 RTA taxi drivers and 500 Talabat drivers lined up to receive their Iftar. The initiative serves as a token of appreciation for these community helpers who often break their fast behind the wheel to ensure constant convenience for the society.  Thanking the drivers Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director ......read more

New Obstetrics Head at Latifa Hospital

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dubai 20 April, 2022: Latifa Hospital for Women and Children has appointed Dr. Fadi Mirza as the Head of its Obstetrics Department. Dr. Fadi Mirza is an internationally acclaimed Maternal Fetal Medicine physician with a strong academic background. He joins Latifa Hospital after an illustrious career at Columbia University Medical Center in the Unites States and the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well Maternal Fetal Medicine, and he is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Dr Muna Tahlak, consultant gynaecologist and CEO of Latifa Hospital, said: “Dr Mirza is a world renowned Maternal Fetal Medicine physician and we are ......read more

The Department of Radiology at Rashid Hospital obtains International Accreditation from American College of Radiology

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 19, 2022: The Department of Radiology at Rashid Hospital obtained an international accreditation from the American College of Radiology making Rashid Hospital the first government hospital to obtain this accreditation at an international level and in second place after Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.  The American College of Radiology follows a set of strict procedures and standards before granting such an accreditation. The accreditation reflects the rapid development of the Department of Radiology, the level of equipment and technologies it possesses, as well as safety and security factors, in addition to highly skilled radiologists and technicians, who are in charge of the department. Dr. Usama Al Bastaki , Consultant and Director of the Radiology Department at the Dubai Health Authority, ......read more

Dubai Health Authority uses Advanced Technology for Kidney Failure Patients

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2022: The Dubai Health Authority ( DHA) has started using advanced technology to prepare patients for dialysis through catheters using sound waves and without surgical intervention. This makes the Dubai Health Authority the first health institution in the Middle East and Eastern Europe to use this advanced technology for patients with kidney failure. Last week, Rashid Hospital succeeded in performing the first operation using this technology on a 20-year-old patient who was suffering from kidney failure and urgently needed to start the dialysis process. Doctors at the Vascular Surgery Department at Rashid Hospital were able to deploy this technology and prepare the patient for hemodialysis through the catheter and without the need for surgery. Dr Deena Al Qudra, Head of the Vascular ......read more

RAK Medical Center Jazeera Organizing a Free Camp on the occasion of World Homeopathy Day

Consult specialist Homeopath for free on 11th and 13th April  8th April 2022; Ras Al Khaimah - UAE: On the occasion of World Homeopathy Day, RAK Medical Center, Al Jazeera in Ras Al Khaimah is holding a Free Homeopathy Consultation Camp on 11th and 13th April respectively. People can benefit by availing consultations with Dr. Harkirat S. Wilkhoo, a Specialist Homeopath with 22 years of clinical experience in treating acute and chronic diseases. The camp will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on both the days.  Talking about the treatment protocol and explaining the benefits, Dr. Wilkhoo, says, “Homeopathy is increasingly becoming popular as people are looking for natural therapies without having to worry about any side effects. Our holistic approach works on treating the root cause of the problem and curing the ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention Invites the Public to Use Online Services to Attest Sick Leaves, Approve Medical Reports

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has called on the public to benefit from its online services to attest sick leaves, approve medical reports and obtain approval from medical committees. The Ministry said customers can submit an application to attest sick leaves and approve medical reports through its website or at customer service centers, given that some leaves require certain approval from concerned medical committees. Improving Health System Quality “The ministry will make every possible effort to keep pace with the latest solutions and adopt the best online and smart technologies in government services in accordance with the best practices and international standards adopted in this field, HE Dr. Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, said. Al Rand stressed ......read more

The Clean Way to Break Your Fast: Coconut Water

Rubicon’s Ramadan remedy will keep you hydrated during the Holy Month The Holy Month of Ramadan is around the corner, a great time to spend time with loved ones, practice your faith and of course fasting. Avoid suffering from dehydration with Rubicon 100% Organic Natural Coconut Water, the best natural drink to keep your body's hydration levels in check during the Holy Month with loads of electrolytes, potassium and vitamins. Created using the finest organic coconuts, add an exotic twist to your Ramadan with a refreshing pack of 100% Organic Coconut Water from Rubicon. Fasting is a component of Ramadan that needs to be done with proper preparation and care. The gruelling Middle East heat combined with fasting, exposes your body to a loss of mineral-rich fluids. At Iftaar, Rubicon coconut water serves as an excellent drink ......read more

5 Reasons Coconut Water Is a Must in Your Workout Routine

Bring the exotic island life to your gym with Rubicon’s 100% Organic Coconut Water Everyone recognizes the numerous health benefits of coconut water, including the high level of natural electrolytes, antioxidants and nutrients, not to mention the delicious taste. Add an exotic twist to your workout with a refreshing pack of 100% Organic Coconut Water from Rubicon. Packed using the finest organic coconuts, hand-picked for their freshness to ensure premium quality and natural goodness. The pioneers of exotic fruit juice have put together 5 reasons why 100% Organic Coconut Water is a must for natural hydration before or after  any exercise routine: Rubicon’s 100% Organic Coconut Water is high in fibre, Vitamin C and has more potassium than 4 bananas with no added sugar.  Our bodies lose valuable ......read more

Live Myoma Surgery Performed Successfully at Dubai London Hospital for ENDO Dubai

22 March 2022, Dubai, UAE: ENDO Dubai, a leading scientific event in the field of gynaecological surgery endorsed by the Dubai Health Authority and a project of MIS Academy, welcomed over 900 gynaecologists, general surgeons, endocrinologists, internal medicine practitioners, as well as health administrators and legislators from around the world across three days in Dubai to discuss the latest and best practices available in the industry. As part of the unmissable gathering, a fibroid weighing 500 grams has been successfully removed from the uterus of a 37-year-old patient in a live keyhole surgery performed by Doctor Rajesh Devassy, a world pioneer in minimal-access myoma surgery, at Dubai London Hospital.   The Dubai-based patient has been suffering from symptoms including severe bleeding resulting in anaemia and weakness for ......read more

Mother to Child Transmission of COVID-19 Infection, Possible but Rare - Study

17, February 2022: SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 infection, can be transmitted from mother to baby before, during and after childbirth – but such occurrences are rare, a new study reveals. Overall, fewer than two per cent of babies born to mothers with SARS-CoV-2 infection also test positive for the virus, but they are more likely to test positive when the women have severe COVID-19 or were diagnosed after childbirth.  Experts also discovered that vaginal births and breast feeding do not increase the likelihood of babies testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 when their mothers have the infection. An international research team, led by the University of Birmingham’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health, published its findings today in BMJ after examining data from around the globe ......read more

Dubai Health Authority Highlights its Success Stories as part of the UAE Month of Reading

Success stories document national achievements that support medical knowledge and enrich the National Archives     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 17, 2022: As part of its participation in the UAE Month of Reading 2022 under the slogan “UAE Reads”, Dubai Health Authority announced today the launch of five publications in Arabic that document the national achievements made by the authority over the past years. The aim of the publications is to disseminate medical information to provide a reference for researchers as well as to contribute to enriching the National Archives with distinguished medical achievements.  The "success stories" included documentation of a number of national achievements accomplished by Dubai Health Authority medical facilities  including the Dubai Thalassemia ......read more

RAK Hospital Partners with Smile Train to Provide Free Cleft Surgeries in the UAE

• Arabian Healthcare Group’s flagship hospital aims to conduct 30 surgeries a year for children in need • ‘Smile Train’ has supported 1.5 million cleft surgeries worldwide • Globally, a baby is born with a cleft every three minutes     Ras Al Khaimah, UAE – March 16, 2022 – Arabian Healthcare Group’s flagship brand, RAK Hospital, has partnered with Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, to provide free cleft treatment for people affected by cleft lip and/or palate in the UAE and across the Middle East. Globally, one in 700 babies is born with a cleft lip and/or palate, which can cause difficulties in eating, breathing, hearing and speaking. Cleft treatment alleviates many of these difficulties, ultimately enabling them to ......read more

SEHA Calls for Increased Awareness on the Benefits of Peritoneal Dialysis for Patients Suffering With Kidney Disease

Abu Dhabi, 11 March 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is educating patients with kidney disease about the benefits Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) has to offer when compared to Hemodialysis (HD). This includes improved quality of life, fewer visits to healthcare centers as well as serving as an effective bridge to kidney transplantation. Kidney patients frequently get given Hemodialysis (HD) to treat kidney, or renal, failure and some patients are not even offered PD as an option. HD requires multiple weekly trips to a health center and long hours undergoing treatment. PD can be done at home by the patient once a catheter has been fitted surgically. As part of its commitment to delivering integrated care to patients and educating them on the best available treatment options, ......read more

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Performs Milestone Kidney Transplant on Five-Year-Old Patient

Hospital carries out 52 successful pediatric operations as part of SEHA’s Kidney Transplant Program Abu Dhabi, 10 March 2022:  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and, SEHA Kidney Care, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), have performed 52 pediatric kidney transplants, with one of the most recent cases being a successful procedure to treat a five-year-old boy suffering from end stage renal disease. The operation marked a major milestone in the number of pediatric kidney transplants carried out by SEHA’s Kidney Transplant Program since its inception in 2010.  The patient, Salem Al Falahi, was born with a congenital bladder problem that meant his kidneys failed early in his life. The Emirati youngster had been receiving dialysis treatment (both peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis), since he was ......read more

World Kidney Day: SEHA Kidney Care leads the way in ensuring Kidney Health for all

SEHA’s Transplant Program has performed 393 transplants in total since its inception     Abu Dhabi, 09 March 2022: This World Kidney Day, SEHA Kidney Care (SKC) is communicating its vital role in improving and elevating renal care in Abu Dhabi.    This year’s theme for World Kidney Day on the 10th of March is ‘Kidney Health for All’ aimed at bridging the knowledge gap to better enable kidney care. Since its launch, SKC has been focused on pioneering the provision of comprehensive medical services for thousands of patients with varying types of kidney disease.    To further increase access to kidney services, renal care services across SEHA were recently integrated under SEHA Kidney Care in order to guarantee that patients receive the same caliber of ......read more

Whopping 126 kgs Collectively Lost by 4 ‘Biggest Losers' as RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge concludes!

Biggest loser awarded AED 18,000 cash prize for losing 36 kgs 10 weeks challenge organised by RAK Hospital saw more than 10,000 participants. Average weight loss of 10 kgs per participant was recorded. 4th March 2022 - RAK, UAE: 10-weeks of sheer hard work, determination, motivation and self-discipline was witnessed as 10,944 participants across UAE battled their bulge at ‘The RAK Biggest Weight Loser Challenge’ launched by RAK Hospital in association with Ministry of Health and Prevention, Ras Al Khaimah. While the top four winners recorded a combined weight loss of 126 kgs, all the 16 winners; one male and one female each, in physical, virtual and percentage of weight lost categories along with top 10 highest weight loss winners were announced on 4th March 2022 which also marks World Obesity Day. The annual CSR ......read more

This World Hearing Day, SEHA Calls for Greater Awareness about Hearing Loss among all Ages

Although largely preventable, by 2050 nearly 2.5 billion people are projected to have some degree of hearing loss and at least 700 million will require hearing rehabilitation Abu Dhabi, 02 March 2022:  On World Hearing Day, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is urging people of all ages to keep track of their hearing and attend regular screenings. As the leading provider of preventive and curative hearing services, SEHA is marking the day with several initiatives to encourage people of all ages to not take their hearing ability for granted and instead, take proactive steps that will protect its loss.  This year’s global theme ‘To hear for life, listen with care’ brings to light the fact that one in two young people are at risk of hearing loss due to ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) Implements Healthy Vending Machine Guidelines Across Healthcare Facilities

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 2, March, 2022: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the government entity accelerating the UAE’s mission towards a healthy and safe society by bolstering public health initiatives, has initiated its healthy vending machine program across Abu Dhabi’s healthcare entities. This initiative is in line with ADPHC’s objective to provide easily accessible and nutritious food options as an effective method to combat chronic diseases. ADPHC’s Healthy Vending Machine Guidelines were first introduced in 2021 and implemented across healthcare facilities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as part of a phased approach, with the objective of providing visitors and employees in healthcare facilities with healthier snack options than those regularly available in vending machines. The ......read more

Doctors at Tawam Hospital Successfully Perform Revolutionary Non-Surgical Therapy to Treat Patient with Enlarged Prostate

Introduced by SEHA for the first time, Rezum Water Vapor Therapy is a non-surgical procedure for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia  Abu Dhabi, 01 March 2022:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has introduced a novel non-surgical therapy called Rezum Water Vapor Therapy (Rezum) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as enlarged prostate condition. The procedure was successfully carried out at Tawam hospital on a 67-year-old patient with life-changing results.  While most men have continued prostate growth throughout their life, for some this can enlarge the prostate enough to constrict the urethra, the tube runs that carries urine from the bladder. Referring to the study conducted by the American Urology Association, ......read more

Premarital Screening and Counseling Service Now Available at Mezyad Healthcare Center

Abu Dhabi, 25 February 2022:  Ambulatory Healthcare Services, an Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), has announced an extension of its premarital screening and counseling service at the Mezyad Healthcare Center in Al Ain.    Carried out in cooperation with the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, premarital screening and counseling searches for infectious diseases and common genetic disorders. The service helps to pave the way for a healthy and happy marriage, especially for couples looking to have children. It is also an opportunity for couples to meet with a physician who can address any health concerns before marriage.  A premarital medical examination is compulsory for couples looking to get married in the UAE. It includes screening for infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B and C, genetic ......read more

Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic Offers Specialist Treatments for Children with this Rare and Painful Skin Disease

Specialized Clinic at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City helps all children suffering from genetic skin conditions by providing optimized multidisciplinary services Abu Dhabi, 24, Feb 2022:  Children suffering from a rare and painful genetic skin disorder are now receiving all needful care and treatment under one umbrella at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City’s (SKMC) specialized Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic (EB-Clinic). This clinic was established by Dr. Shaden Abdelhadi, a Europe, UK, and the USA trained Emirati Consultant in Pediatric, Adolescent and Adult Dermatology, and Human Medical Genetics. EB-Clinic is located at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, a leading facility of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and offers the full spectrum of world-class management for Epidermolysis Bullosa patients.  Epidermolysis ......read more

SEHA and Salma Hospital to Offer Superior Quality Care and Rehabilitation to Children with Long-Term and Post-Acute Conditions

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 Feb 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, acquired Salma Children's Rehabilitation Hospital (Salma) last Septmber, providing superior quality care and rehabilitation to children with long-term and post-acute conditions. The acquisition is in line with SEHA’s vision of providing an integrated and advanced healthcare system that improves patient access to care and elevates the treatment experience. Through Salma, SEHA has the capabilities and expertise to provide care and rehabilitation to children and adults with post-acute and long-term medical conditions establishing SEHA as the provider of choice for this type of specialized medical service. Speaking about the significance of Salma joining the SEHA network, Dr. Anwar Sallam, ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Achieves Major Milestone with Topping-Off of New Cancer Center Building

State-of-the-art facility set to transform cancer patients’ journeys in the UAE and the region Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. February 21, 2022: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, today completed the exterior construction of its new Cancer Center in the UAE capital. The final glass panel was fitted to the tenth floor of the facility during a topping-off ceremony attended by the Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Deputy Group CEO of Mubadala Investment Company, Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi; Mubadala Health CEO, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais; and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi CEO, Dr. Jorge Guzman.  At the ceremony, which was also attended by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi caregivers, the final glass panel was signed and inscribed with personal messages.  Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi said: ......read more

SEHA Emphasizes the Importance of Exercise in Strengthening Immunity and Preventing Diseases

Studies indicate that 8,000 steps a day reduce chances of mortality by 50% Abu Dhabi, 18 Feb, 2022:   Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has stressed the importance of exercise in boosting the body’s immunity and preventing mental, metabolic, muscle, and bone diseases, resulting in a longer and healthier life. Dr. Bachar Omar Al Afandi, Head of the Division of Endocrinology at Tawam Hospital, one of SEHA’s facilities said, “Studies have established that exercise strengthens immunity. It has been proven that regular walking is an acceptable healthy alternative to high-intensity physical sports. Additionally, evidence supports that increasing the number of steps per day can gradually decrease the risk of various diseases.” He added, ......read more

Doctors at Tawam Hospital perform Lifesaving Operation on 8-year-old Boy Suffering from Widespread Tumor Growth

Six-hour operation carried out at the SEHA-operated hospital’s world-class Pediatric Oncology Ward Abu Dhabi,14 Feb 2022:  Specialist cancer doctors and surgeons working at Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, have successfully saved the life of an eight-year-old Filipino boy after removing several tumors from his kidney, lungs and abdomen.  The child was referred from a private hospital to Tawam Hospital ICU in Al Ain, one of the top cancer centres of excellence for paediatric oncology in the UAE, with low oxygen saturation and difficulty breathing with suspicions of a large mass in the chest. Detailed examination and investigation revealed a large tumor in his left kidney, with the cancer having also spread to his lungs. Due to the critical ......read more

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Children's Mental Health Week: Young SKMC patient with ADHD Accepted to Study at Dream College…

Abu Dhabi, 10 February 2022:  To mark this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (February 07-14), Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has stressed the importance of paying close attention to young people’s psychological needs. Sheikh Khalifa Medical City provides quality mental health care for children and adolescents to ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Becomes First Hospital in the Region to Introduce New Minimally Invasive ...…

• Outpatient glaucoma surgery immediately lowers eye pressure and significantly reduces reliance on medication   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: February 09, 2022:  A new technology that has the ability to immediately lower eye pressure and effectively treat the progressive damage that glaucoma can cause to the optic nerve, while also reducing or eliminating the reliance on ......read more

New Analysis Highlights Transformation Under Way Across Abu Dhabi's Health Sector as Economic ...…

Oxford Business Group and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company team up for Covid-19 Response Report   Abu Dhabi, February 07, 2022: A new Covid-19 Response Report (CRR), produced by Oxford Business Group (OBG) in partnership with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), shines a spotlight on the advanced medical and digital ecosystems that are paving the way for the emirate to ......read more

Doctors at Tawam Hospital Successfully Remove Brain Tumors from 52-Year-Old Patient in Marathon ...…

Complex procedure performed on 52-year-old Iraqi woman by highly specialized team of surgeons at Tawam Hospital Abu Dhabi, 03 February 2022: Doctors at Tawam Hospital, part of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, successfully removed multiple benign brain tumours from a 52-year-old Iraqi woman. The complex 22-hour surgry was carried out ......read more

Diagnosed With Chronic Schizophrenia Overcomes All Odds to Pursue Her Dream…

patient with schizophrenia who received life-changing care at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Abu Dhabi, 01 Feb. 2022:  Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), a healthcare facility operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), successfully managed to help a woman get her life back on track after being diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia. The 43-year-old woman started experiencing ......read more

SEHA announces opening of Ettihad Heroes Healthcare Center in Abu Dhabi specializing in children's ...…

Starting Monday 24 January, the center will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 3 to 16 years old Abu Dhabi, 27 January 2022:  Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, has announced the launch of the Ettihad Heroes Healthcare Center in Abu Dhabi. The center will specialize in providing COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 3 to ......read more

“Jafza's Strategic Pillars” Reinforce Dubai's Leading Position in Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals ...…

• The comprehensive offerings of the free zone enabled 47% of Dubai’s healthcare and pharmaceuticals trade • The free zone witnessed a surge of over 11% in its customer base across the sector   United Arab Emirates, 26 January 2021: DP World’s leading trade and logistics hub, Jebel Ali Free Zone’s (Jafza) solidified healthcare & pharmaceuticals ......read more

Ghayathi Hospital, a SEHA Facility, granted Emergency Department License to provide Critical ...…

After meeting requirements set by the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi    Abu Dhabi, 25 Jan 2022:  Ghayathi Hospital, part of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) network, has been granted its Emergency Department license by the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH). The license means Ghayathi Hospital joins nine other frontline healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi ......read more

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 ......read more

SEHA to host 2nd Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference – A Boost to Mental Health Reforms ...…

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 ......read more

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