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New Therapies and HPV Vaccines Offer Hope in the Fight Against Cervical Cancer, But Regular Screenings Remain Vital

As the world marks Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, an expert from Cleveland Clinic discusses means of prevention and the potential benefits of immunotherapy treatments       Wednesday, 25 January, 2023, CLEVELAND: The research and development of immunotherapy drugs to treat patients who have cervical cancer, especially in its advanced stages, is offering hope to hundreds of thousands of women worldwide, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic. However, speaking during the Cervical Cancer Awareness Month of January, he points out that regular screenings remain a vital tool to prevent cervical cancer. Cervical Cancer is the fourth-most common cancer among women worldwide and is caused mainly by persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV), according to the World Health ......read more

myAster – Region's 1st Integrated Healthcare Platform crosses 352k Downloads since Phase I Launch

• Aster DM Healthcare’s patient care digital platform now provides complete access to Aster hospitals, clinics, diagnostics centers and pharmacies in UAE, putting healthcare management in the hands of patients.    • myAster has touched over one million lives since its introduction and ranks number 1 as free medical app on Play Store and App Store   Dubai - January 23, 2023: In alignment with UAE’s Vision 2031 to position the country in the Top 10 for quality healthcare, Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare providers in GCC and India, today officially unveiled the full-fledged version of myAster app, the region’s first integrated healthcare platform providing access to hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers and pharmacies as Aster continues to lead the healthcare ......read more

“Hayat” Enrols more than 10,000 Organ Donors

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 13, 2023: Following the announcement of the Abu Dhabi community campaign supporting the National Programme for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation “Hayat”, launched by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate, the number of registrants in the “Hayat” programme reached more than 10,000 organ donors from different nationalities, backgrounds and ages, who expressed their desire to become organ donors post mortem. This confirms their belief in the importance of organ donation as a noble humanitarian act that embodies the highest meaning of giving and gives others renewed hope in life. These values create a vivid scenario of community solidarity, where organ donation, whether during life or after death, saves ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi supports the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign' to Drive Organ Donation Registration

• Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi installs its first ‘Hayat’ booth to drive organ donor registration in the UAE • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi CEO first to sign up as an organ donor at the booth • To date, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has performed more than 330 life-changing organ transplants    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 3, 2023: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, is working with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) to promote the ‘Abu Dhabi Community Campaign’, supporting the National Programme for Organ Donation and Transplantation, ‘Hayat’. Launched by DoH, the campaign seeks to drive organ donation registration and raise awareness of the initiative. The multispecialty hospital has installed the first Hayat booth that will ......read more

Department of Health – Abu Dhabi: COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Remain Available within the Emirate's Healthcare Facilities

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate – 30 December 2022: The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), regulator of the healthcare sector in the Emirate confirmed the continuity of COVID-19 related services in Abu Dhabi. COVID-19 vaccinations and PCR tests remain available in various healthcare facilities in the Emirate including pharmacies and medical centres as well as SEHA's healthcare centres.  This comes after Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) announced closure of some COVID-19 centres in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Al Dhafra, in its gradual efforts for a return to normal life post-COVID.  The Department remains committed to safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all community members in Abu Dhabi and ensuring that it is providing the necessary healthcare services, as it continues to provide PCR tests and ......read more

Mubadala Health Partners with Abu Dhabi Pension Fund to Launch Personal Health Program for Pensioners Registered with the Fund

Abu Dhabi, 27 December 2022: Mubadala Health signed a partnership agreement with Abu Dhabi Pension Fund (ADPF) to provide exclusive healthcare services to ADPF-registered pensioners. The agreement will result in the implementation of a personal health program for pensioners. All new pensioners will be immediately enrolled in the program. The agreement will enhance cooperation between the two parties, in line with Mubadala Health’s mission to achieve the highest levels of health and quality of life for the Abu Dhabi community. The agreement will also expand the social benefits offered to pensioners. As part of the agreement, Mubadala Health’s network of healthcare facilities will provide healthcare services to pensioners through the newly launched “Health is Wealth” program. The first level is designed to ......read more

PureHealth Subsidiary Ambulatory Healthcare Services Awarded by New York's Harvard Business Council

• Harvard Business Council International Awards is developed on the concept of total quality management  • Ambulatory Healthcare Services offers comprehensive community-based healthcare services in Abu Dhabi • AHS CEO Dr Noura Khamis Al Ghaithi presented with HBC Women Leader Gold Award  • Ambulatory Healthcare Services bestowed with HBC 2022 Dealing with COVID-19 Diamond Award      Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 22, 2022: In a recognition that underlines its growing reputation in the UAE and beyond, Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform, has won two prestigious international awards from the New York-based Harvard Business Council.   AHS, which offers comprehensive, community-based ......read more

Abu Dhabi Sports Council Launches Abu Dhabi 360, an Emirate-Wide Wellness Programme

Community programme dedicated to helping every person in Abu Dhabi achieve physical, social, and mental wellness is contributing to the government’s vision to be the healthiest and happiest place in the world by 2030      ABU DHABI, 12 December 2022 – Today, the Abu Dhabi Sports Council unveiled Abu Dhabi 360, a programme dedicated to helping every person in the community achieve whole-person wellness through a personal, attainable journey that redefines health and fitness. The programme, a comprehensive calendar of events designed to bring the community together and be active, is supported by an app that will help users set and meet wellness goals related not just to nutrition and fitness, but also mental health and social connection. Abu Dhabi 360 defines health as 360-degree balance of every ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre Achieves One Billion Steps Target in Six Weeks

• The ‘One Billion Steps Challenge’ saw more than 8,000 people from the UAE communities and abroad with 1,017,329,987 steps registered - covering 622,313km – the equivalent of walking almost 14 times around the entire world. • The Challenge which concluded on the final day of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress recorded figures that were more than the average daily steps and active minutes by STEPPI users. • It was held in collaboration with Ministry of Health and Prevention, Department of Community Development, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Department of Culture and Tourism and fitness app STEPPI.   Abu Dhabi, 15 November 2022:  Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) has revealed its ‘One Billion Steps Challenge’ exceeded its very ......read more

Abu Dhabi Welcomes Global and Regional Experts for World's Largest Physical Activity and Health Congress

• The 9th edition of the event which is being hosted in the Middle East for the first time, begins tomorrow and will run until 26th October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. • Hundreds of attendees including senior officials from Government entities will be present with the event consisting of workshops and fitness activities that aims to promote physical exercise.   Abu Dhabi - 22, October 2022: The 9th edition of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress hosted for the first time in Abu Dhabi will begin tomorrow (Sunday 23rd October).    The Congress is organized by Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) in collaboration with the Department of Health Abu Dhabi, and in strategic partnership with the International Society for Physical Activity and Health, ......read more

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

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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 ......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 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) Implements Healthy Vending Machine Guidelines Across ...…

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 ......read more

Doctors at Tawam Hospital Successfully Perform Revolutionary Non-Surgical Therapy to Treat Patient ...…

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 ......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 ......read more

Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic Offers Specialist Treatments for Children with this Rare and Painful ...…

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 ......read more

SEHA and Salma Hospital to Offer Superior Quality Care and Rehabilitation to Children with ...…

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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......read more

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