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Ambulatory Healthcare Services expands specialties, extends opening hours to boost access to healthcare in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

AHS expands provision of more than ten specialities to make speciality care easier and more convenient to access for the Abu Dhabi and Al Ain communities. Abu Dhabi-UAE. 20 May 2024: Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, is increasing availability of specialist services at its centres and extending opening hours across its network to provide enhanced patient care in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The move is in line with its commitment to providing an accessible and seamless patient experience, supporting PureHealth’s strategic objectives to enhance the healthcare ecosystem in Abu Dhabi. AHS provides family medicine, specialty, screening, and diagnostic services across a network of 30 centres throughout the emirate. It has expanded access to more than ten ......read more

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Prioritizing Personalized Care at Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week 2024

Both Acting CEO and Chair of SSMC’s Pediatric Endocrinology Division to Take Part in Panel Discussions Abu Dhabi, UAE, 09 May 2024: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for serious and complex care and member of the PureHealth network, will be a participant, exhibitor and sponsor of Abu Dhabi Global Health care Week 2024, which is hosted by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the health care sector in the emirate, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council. The event will take place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, May 13–15, 2024 with the aim of redefining the future of health care and life sciences for a healthier world. As part of the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Welcomes Mipharma Global

Abu Dhabi will host MiPharma Global Conference from 7-10 May. The event will take place at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. Hosted by Etihad Cargo and sponsored by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, the conference will underscore Abu Dhabi's critical role in the global pharmaceutical supply chain and its status as an emerging international healthcare hub. The four-day event will provide participants with access to subject matter experts and encourage vertical collaboration to enhance and streamline the pharmaceutical industry's logistics model. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, will host the MiPharma Global Conference to support the global pharmaceuticals sector. The event, sponsored by the Department of Culture and Tourism – ......read more

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Performs Bile Duct Injury Repair Using Robotic Surgery

Patient making full recovery following innovative robotic-assisted surgical procedure Abu Dhabi, 07 May 2024: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s leading hospitals for serious and complex care and member of the PureHealth network, today announced a new milestone in the hospital’s use of definitive surgical repair using robotic surgery; successfully treating a patient suffering from complications related to multiple gallstones and features of acute cholecystitis. The surgery, led by Dr. Salem Al Harthi, consultant and chair of Surgery Department at SSMC, marked another significant achievement in the field of minimally invasive surgery and robotic-assisted procedures. It also further underscores the hospital's commitment to deliver advanced health care solutions centered around personalized care and ......read more

Medcare Eye Center successfully restores vision for a 27-week-old premature blind infant with severe Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

The male infant was born prematurely at 27 weeks via Caesarean section, weighing 900 grams, with the mother having gestational diabetes, a known risk factor for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a common cause of reversible childhood blindness caused by inadequate retinal blood vessel formation in preterm infants. Approximately 32,300 infants worldwide are diagnosed with irreversible vision impairment due to ROP annually, of which approximately 20,000 become blind or severely visually impaired.  Dubai, April 29, 2024: A newly turned 60-week-old blind baby boy with Stage 3 Retinopathy of Prematurity, who was delivered prematurely at 27 weeks via an emergency Caesarean section to a mother with gestational diabetes,  had glimmers of hope in his eyes. This ......read more

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Team Successfully Removes 30.5kg Ovarian Tumor

Patient in full recovery following the operation by SSMC’s obstetrics and gynecology specialists on a tumor of unusual size Abu Dhabi, UAE, 25 April 2024: Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for serious and complex care and member of the PureHealth network, recently performed a landmark operation by successfully removing a tumor of unusual size. Despite ovarian tumors of this size (30.5kg) being extremely rare, the 1.5-hour operation was skilfully conducted by Dr. Muhieddine Seoud and SSMC’s obstetrics and gynecological (OB-GYN) surgical team. The operation was a resounding success with the tumor removed in one piece and the patient is now making a full recovery. The 63-year-old patient, a limousine driver from the Philippines, was recently admitted to SSMC via its Emergency ......read more

MEDCARE WOMEN & CHILDREN HOSPITAL leads the way in advanced Gene Therapy with 100 successful Spinal Muscular Atrophy Infusions

Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai emerges as the first private healthcare facility in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa region to administer gene therapy infusions to 100 children from around the world suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Dubai, April 23, 2024: Medcare Women & Children Hospital (MWCH) in Dubai has announced reaching a milestone record of administering 100 gene therapy infusions on children from around the world suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a debilitating condition that affects voluntary muscle movement of children. Medcare Women & Children Hospital emerged as the first private healthcare facility in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa region to administer 100 gene therapy infusions on children with this rare genetic disorder causing the loss of motor ......read more

Eight-year-old Emirati finds voice for first time after undergoing six-month intensive treatment in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-UAE. 22 April 2024: A true testament to human perseverance and holistic and tailored medical care, Suhail, an eight-year-old Emirati child with severe speech limitations found his voice for the first time after undergoing a six-month speech therapy programme. The treatment was delivered by Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Centre in Abu Dhabi, part of the Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS) network, a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East. Suhail was diagnosed with epilepsy, dysarthria and oral dysphagia at just three years old. Despite five years of therapy, he achieved success with sounds and syllables, leaving him unable to express himself fully and battling with basic, essential tasks such as eating. Suhail’s condition is one that impacts millions worldwide, as epilepsy ......read more

Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center partners with Red Crescent to enhance bone marrow transplant accessibility for patients

Abu Dhabi, 18 April 2024: Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) has partnered with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) to enhance accessibility to bone marrow transplants for patients in need, providing them with treatment and support via the centre’s dedicated Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant (ADBMT©) Program. Under the partnership, ADSCC will provide medical consultations to patients referred by the medical committee of ERC. In addition, both entities will join efforts in fundraising initiatives aimed at supporting and financing BMT procedures for underprivileged patients. The partnership aims to provide these critical treatments to individuals affected by various blood cancers, blood disorders, and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, ensuring they receive the highest standard of care and support throughout their ......read more

Cigna Healthcare Organizes Health Checks for Hundreds of Workers.

Hundreds of workers receive health checkups and advice on health insurance and safety. Cigna Healthcare offers a generous Essential Benefits Plans for blue and pink collared workers. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 04 April 2024: Cigna Healthcare, the leading global health services company, has announced that it organized a series of health checks and information sessions to support manual and low-paid workers in the UAE. The sessions supported hundreds of blue and pink collared workers in understanding their health insurance benefits, rights, and the importance of health check-ups and health and safety in the workplace. In collaboration with LVL Wellbeing, a prominent workplace well-being platform, Cigna Healthcare spearheaded a comprehensive health initiative, conducting wellness checkups for over 200 participants ......read more

Mubadala Acquires KELIX bio to further Advance UAE's Life Sciences Ecosystem and expand its footprint in the sector

Mubadala supporting UAE's vision to become a global leader in the life sciences sector. The acquisition of KELIX bio will reinforce the UAE's biopharma ecosystem and increase Mubadala's presence regionally and globally. United Arab Emirates, 25 March 2024: – Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), an Abu Dhabi sovereign investor, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire KELIX bio, a specialty pharmaceutical business focused on delivering complex generics across emerging markets, to further strengthen the development of the UAE's life sciences ecosystem, position the UAE as a global leader in the life sciences sector and to support the diversification of the economy in the UAE. KELIX bio was incepted in November 2020, and has since, acquired manufacturing businesses in India, Egypt, Malta ......read more

Response Plus Holding Net Profit surges 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023

Group Revenue increases to AED 345.36 million Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 22 March 2024 – Response Plus Holding PJSC (ADX: RPM), the largest pre-hospital care and emergency medical services provider in the UAE and KSA, has released its audited financial results for the period ending December 31, 2023. The Group’s Net Profit surged 68% to AED 49.39 million during 2023, compared to AED 29.31 million recorded in the previous year, while the Group’s Revenue increased to AED 345.36 million as of December 31, 2023 against AED 320.86 million a year before. Similarly, the Group’s Equity increased to AED 230.04 million as of December 31, 2023 from AED 222.9 million in the previous year. The Earnings Per Share (EPS) increased to AED 0.25 in 2023 from AED 0.15 a year before, reflecting the Group’s ......read more

Pharmatrade launches its Logistics Centre in KEZAD

This new centre will ensure uninterrupted medical supplies to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 March 2024: Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi – KEZAD Group, the largest operator of integrated and purpose-built economic zones, and the UAE-based Pharmatrade today announced the opening of Pharmatrade's Abu Dhabi Logistics Centre. Through this new logistics centre, the company plans to ramp up the storage and distribution of its Pharmaceutical and Medical Device range of products to serve the UAE's healthcare sector. The expansion of its business over the last 13 years, since the opening of its Logistics Centre in Dubai Investment Park 1, prompted Pharmatrade, one of the largest companies in the healthcare sector, to invest in a new logistics centre in KEZAD. KEZAD Logistics Park Phase 5 which houses ......read more

PureHealth launches Emirati Women Chapter to empower national talent

Emirati women selected to receive mentorship from inspirational female leaders during initial pilot phase. Abu Dhabi-UAE. 15 March 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has launched the Emirati Women Chapter (EWC), in association with General Women’s Union. EWC is a mentorship and upskilling initiative dedicated to empowering and inspiring Emirati women on their journey towards personal and professional growth across a range of industries. The initiative’s launch follows PureHealth's 'Remarkable Emirati Women' forum, which, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the ‘Mother of the Nation’, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family ......read more

Ambulatory Healthcare Services announces Ramadan opening hours for healthcare centres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

Healthcare centres will continue operating with adjusted hours with some continuing to operate 24 hours a day. Abu Dhabi-UAE. 12 March 2024: Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has announced updated operating hours for its healthcare centres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain during the holy month of Ramadan. Health Center Weekdays (Monday – Friday) Saturday Sunday 1st Shift 2nd Shift 1st Shift 2nd Shift Al Dhafra Dental 9am – 4pm 8pm – 1am 8pm – 1am 9am – 4pm 8pm – 1am Al ......read more

Abu Dhabi Exports Office participates in GTR MENA conference as a key sponsor

Abu Dhabi, 21 February 2024 – The Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), an export-financing arm of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has debuted at the GTR MENA conference as one of its main sponsors. The event, now in its 24th edition, was held in Dubai on February 20 and 21. The long presence of the event in the region highlights the conference's value as a platform for building connections, exchanging insights, and engaging in meaningful dialogue on export and trade. Reflecting on the anticipated outcome of ADEX's participation, Khalil Al Mansoori, the Acting Director General of ADEX, said: "We are delighted to be part of the GTR MENA as it presents an excellent opportunity for us to share our vision for the growth and expansion of the UAE's export sector. As we embark on this journey, we look forward to ......read more

SEHA's Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Services Attains AABB Global Accreditation for Healthcare Excellence

The accreditation highlights ADBBS's dedication to top international standards in blood handling and safety for patients and donors, in line with PureHealth's commitment to healthcare excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE, February  14, 2024: PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, announced that the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Services (ADBBS) has received formal accreditation from the globally renowned Association for the Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies. The accreditation awarded to ADBBS underscores its unwavering dedication to upholding the highest international standards in the handling of blood and blood products, as well as ensuring the utmost safety of both patients and donors.   Managed by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, a PureHealth subsidiary, ADBBS is one of the strategic initiatives of the ......read more

SEHA Hosts 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference with International Experts

• Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference fosters innovation for improved well-being • SEHA highlighted innovation in Mental Health   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 January 2024: The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth – the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, successfully concluded the 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference which was held on 27-28 January. The conference brought together specialists to discuss and analyze the latest standards in mental healthcare, fostering reforms in mental health throughout the region.   The 4th Abu Dhabi Integrated Mental Health Conference was inaugurated with the presence of Sheikh Theyab bin Khalifa bin Sultan Al Nahyan, His Excellency Maqsoud Kruse, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the National ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Drives UAE's Vision for Organ Donation at the Second Edition of The Annual UAE Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress

• Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will play a key role as platinum sponsor during the four-day event that will take place from January 27 – 30, 2024 • As the UAE’s leading multi-organ transplant center, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has conducted 530 transplants since the program’s inception in 2017 up to the end of 2023, with 192 completed last year • The hospital has been an active supporter and driver of the ‘Hayat’ program through community and organization-led initiatives since its inception   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. January 26, 2024: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the M42 network, will actively lead the second edition of The Annual UAE Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress as the event’s platinum sponsor. The congress, which is scheduled to run from ......read more

SEHA achieves impressive ICV Score Strengthening its Contribution to National Economy

The National ICV Program aims to strengthen local supply chains as well as promote sustainability and advanced technology adoption   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 January 2024 – The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has achieved a remarkable National In-Country Value (ICV) score, positioning SEHA as the highest ICV certified healthcare company in the program.   The ICV score, a pillar of the National ICV Program initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT), reflects a company's contribution to the national economy through local spending, workforce investment, and manufacturing capabilities.   SEHA's high achieved score demonstrates its commitment to the UAE's economic prosperity and alignment with ......read more

AUS new Patent for Breast Cancer Therapy Promises Minimal Side Effects and Maximum Impact

Sharjah, UAE. January 18, 2024 – In a world where the search for a revolutionary cancer treatment to save lives is of paramount importance, an American University of Sharjah (AUS) research team has successfully secured a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a pioneering chemotherapy treatment model.  Led by Dr. Ghaleb Husseini, AUS Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering, the team also included Dr. Mohammad Al-Sayah, Professor in Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at the AUS College of Arts and Sciences; and Amal Elsadig, a 2018 graduate of the AUS Master of Science in Chemical Engineering program. The novel chemotherapy platform utilizes tiny capsules, known as Herceptin-targeted nanocarriers, that may encapsulate multiple anticancer agents, including nine ......read more

Preventing Famine and Deadly Disease Outbreaks in Gaza Requires Faster, Safer Aid access and more Supply Routes

As the risk of famine grows, and more people are exposed to deadly disease outbreaks, a fundamental step change in the flow of humanitarian aid into Gaza is urgently needed, United Nations agencies warned today.  The heads of the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) say that getting enough supplies into and across Gaza now depends on: the opening of new entry routes; more trucks being allowed through border checks each day; fewer restrictions on the movement of humanitarian workers; and guarantees of safety for people accessing and distributing aid. Without the ability to produce or import food, the entire population of Gaza relies on aid to survive. But humanitarian aid alone cannot meet the essential needs of the Gaza people. The United Nations, international aid agencies and ......read more

Ambulatory Healthcare Services announces new operating hours for healthcare centres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain

Move aimed at facilitating patient access and experience   Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 5, 2024: In line with its commitment to provide accessible and seamless health experience to everyone in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a subsidiary of PureHealth – the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has announced extended working hours and operational timings of its centres in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain through the week.   The extended working hours at the Ambulatory Healthcare Services dental and healthcare centers are aimed at improving patient experience and satisfaction.   Effective January 6, AHS dental Centers including Al Dhafra, Al Mafraq, and Al Ain Dentel Centers and Healthcare Centers including Al Bateen, Al Falah, Al Maqtaa, Madinat Khalifa, Madinat Mohamed Bin Zayed, Al ......read more

Response Plus Medical provides comprehensive Medical Coverage for MOTN Festival in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 26 December 2023: Response Plus Medical (RPM) – part of Response Plus Holding PJSC (RPM)- continues to provide comprehensive medical coverage for the Mother of the Nation Festival, which is taking place in Abu Dhabi until December 31. For the third consecutive year, Response Plus Medical was appointed to manage medical services at various festival sites. The medical team included 11 well-trained EMTs, nurses, and paramedics, in addition to 3 onsite ALS ambulances. The medical coverage of the festival also extended to the Al Dhafra and Al Ain cities, where 7 EMTs and one onsite ambulance were arranged in each location. It is worth mentioning that during the last five years, RPM has become a partner of choice for reliable and high-standard medical emergency services, covering mega sports and entertainment events in ......read more

SEHA's Ambulatory Healthcare Services Launches Training Programme for School Nurses for 2023-24

Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 25, 2023: The Ambulatory Healthcare Services, part of the PureHealth network -the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has launched a training programme for school nurses working at public schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for the academic year 2023-2024, within the framework of supporting and empowering school nursing staff who involved in the school screening program for school students, which was launched by Abu Dhabi Public Health Center.   The training programme is focused on equipping nurses with the latest medical knowledge and clinical skills necessary for their work in the public schools within the Emirate. , in addition to reinforcing the application of school screening standards and health promotion of students. The seven-day training, which involves over 300 nurses, was held in Abu ......read more

MBZUAI and United Al-Saqer Group Sign Research Agreement to advance AI in Healthcare

UAE business group will fund AI research projects at MBZUAI to advance education, knowledge, and innovation in digital health under the name of H.E. Sheikh Mohamed bin Butti Al Hamed      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 22, 2023: Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first university dedicated to AI research, and United Al-Saqer Group, a UAE-based business conglomerate, have signed a 10-year research endowment agreement aimed at advancing education, knowledge, and innovation in digital health.   The funds contributed by United Al-Saqer Group will be used to establish and sustain health research projects at MBZUAI under the name of H.E. Sheikh Mohamed bin Butti Al Hamed.   Healthcare has been a key focus area for MBZUAI, and United Al-Saqer Group also ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Demonstrates Strong Commitment to Sustainability ahead of COP28

• Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi records remarkable sustainability milestones, including an 11.3% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will participate in the upcoming COP28 as part of M42, the summit’s Principal Health Partner   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 29, 2023: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the M42 network, the Principal Health Partner of COP28, has published its decarbonization and sustainability efforts. As a proactive contributor to the sustainable future of health, the hospital’s patient-centric approach and sustainability endeavors underscore its success in prioritizing the well-being of patients, caregivers, and the community and align with the Abu Dhabi Environment Vision 2030.   To date, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has achieved ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi ranked as the top Smart Hospital in the UAE and GCC for the Second Consecutive year by Newsweek

• Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi ranked amongst the top smart hospitals in the world on Newsweek’s 2024 ‘World’s Best Smart Hospitals’ rankings • Listed among 330 renowned hospitals from around the world, this recognition is based on the adoption of smart technologies that are leading personalized, precision patient care    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. November 17, 2023: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the M42 network, has been ranked as the top hospital in the UAE and Gulf region for the second time by Newsweek in its ‘World’s Best Smart Hospitals’ 2024 list. The ranking places the hospital amongst the top in a list of 330 world-class healthcare facilities from across the globe.   The 330 global hospitals part of the list from 28 countries were ......read more

Canadian Biotech Company BioAro Unveils Precision Medicine to Revolutionise Healthcare in the UAE and Prolong Lives

BioAro will infuse resources to set up genome labs, clinics to launch precision medicine, personalised treatment to upgrade healthcare service, train medical professionals that will extend people’s health-span and longevity and make the UAE a global leader in precision medicare   Date: Dubai, UAE; Saturday, October 30, 2023   News Highlights: 1. Introduction of Genomics in the UAE’s healthcare will revolutionise the industry by reducing health risks and extend the life span of people; 2. BioAro is going to invest in the UAE to bring the latest breakthrough technology in Genomics, establish Genome testing labs, clinics, training and innovation centres that will drastically improve public health; 3. The global genomics market is currently estimated at US$46.2 billion in 2023; 4. With a compound ......read more

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi Partners with M42 to Deploy New Clinical Generative AI Model

• The agreement will see DoH integrate the Clinical LLM to assist and accelerate clinical decision-making and enhance patient care across Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2023: The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with M42, a global tech-enabled healthcare network, at GITEX Global 2023, to integrate M42’s newly announced Clinical Large Language Model (LLM), Med42 across Abu Dhabi’s healthcare ecosystem, with an aim of creating a direct impact on patient care. As part of DoH’s digital transformation efforts, the Department seeks to make clinical decision-making more efficient by utilising Clinical LLM to act as an AI assistant for healthcare professionals. Potential ......read more

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi to Launch Soon a Health Application with Exciting Features for patients in the Emirate

• Packed with cutting-edge features, the application is designed to empower residents with an efficient, convenient, and highly personalised healthcare experience   UAE, Abu Dhabi, 18 October 2023 — On the sidelines of GITEX Global Week 2023, The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) announced that it is set to redefine the healthcare landscape in Abu Dhabi with the upcoming release of an innovative Health App. Packed with cutting-edge features, the application is designed to empower residents with an efficient, convenient, and highly personalised healthcare experience.    This app marks a significant milestone in the Department of Health's ongoing commitment to enhance the health and well-being of community members in Abu Dhabi. It signifies a move towards healthcare that is not only more ......read more

Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) Reports Promising Results in PHOMS Clinical Trial for Multiple Sclerosis with Support and Approval of Department of Health – Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, UAE – October 12, 2023: Highlighting the efforts of Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) to pioneering research and transforming healthcare, a milestone has been achieved in one of its ongoing clinical trials, the Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) for Optimal Management of Multiple Sclerosis (PHOMS) study. The study at ADSCC, a PureHealth subsidiary, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, evaluates the safety and efficacy of using ECP to treat people with multiple sclerosis (MS). As an immunomodulatory therapy used for some cancer treatments, graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), and autoimmune diseases, ECP in this study seeks to alleviate MS symptoms by rebalancing the immune system of the patient.  ADSCC has revealed that one of the success stories within the PHOMS trial involves a UAE resident, ......read more

Five Reasons Why Children Should Play Team Sports, According to a Psychologist

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic says participating in sports teaches life skills and can build self-confidence for the long haul   October 9, 2023, CLEVELAND: The benefits children derive from playing team sports are not limited to better physical health as there are social and emotional gains too, according to an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic, speaking ahead of World Mental Health Day (October 10). “One of the obvious benefits of sports is increased physical activity, especially in an age of so much screen time, but there are a lot of social and emotional benefits as well,” says health and sport/performance psychologist Matthew Sacco, PhD.   Here, Dr. Sacco gives the top five reasons why participating in team sports could set a ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's Fatima bint Mubarak Center Receives Prestigious Joint Commission International Accreditation

• Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation is the gold standard for quality of care and patient safety in the global healthcare community  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi received this accreditation in 2022—making it the third consecutive time since 2016   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. October 3, 2023: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the M42 network, proudly announces that the Fatima bint Mubarak Center has received the highly coveted Joint Commission International (JCI) three-year accreditation. This recognition, which is an extension of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s accreditation, reinforces the center's commitment to excellence in healthcare and elevates its status as a pioneer in cutting-edge cancer care in the UAE and wider region. The SAFER Matrix is a robust tool used by ......read more

UAE Health Authorities Launch New Version of Al Hosn App

• Comprehensive Child Vaccination Records, Now at Your Fingertips • Bridging Technological Innovation and Trust: Al Hosn App, Your Reliable Health Companion   Dubai 12 September 2023:  The UAE health authorities have launched an updated version of "Al Hosn" app, the national digital healthcare platform for vaccinations and more in the UAE. Now empowered with vital features to safeguard the health of younger generations, the upgrade aims to further the goals of the National Immunization Program, highlighting the UAE's ongoing efforts to enhance the healthcare system and shield the community from infectious diseases. The upgraded app includes comprehensive vaccination records for children from birth to 18 years. It will play a pivotal role in achieving a higher percentage of child vaccination ......read more

Clinical Trials and Development of New Drugs Hold Promise for Leukemia Patients of All Ages, Says Cleveland Clinic Expert Ahead of World Leukemia Day

Clinicians and researchers hope to improve care for more patients by building on success in treating children and extending new beneficial therapies to different leukemia subtypes     31 August 2023, CLEVELAND:  Leukemia treatment outcomes have improved significantly over the past decade, particularly in the case of acute lymphocyte leukemia, and especially in the pediatric population. Now, researchers and doctors are hoping to expand the treatment success rate across all age groups and all leukemia subtypes, says an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic ahead of World Leukemia Day on September 4.   Leukemia is a group of cancers characterized by rapid, uncontrolled growth of abnormal blood cells called leukemia cells. It can occur in both children and adults and according to the World Cancer Research ......read more

PureHealth Celebrates SEHA's Achievement of Over 500 Successful Kidney Transplants

The achievement marked a major milestone in the number of kidney transplants carried out by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)’s Kidney Transplant Program    Abu Dhabi: 23 August 2023 – PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has celebrated a remarkable achievement with the completion of more than 500 successful kidney transplants. This significant milestone was reached under the Kidney Transplant Program, a partnership between Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) and SEHA Kidney Care (SKC), both assets of PureHealth. The accomplishment exemplifies PureHealth’s unwavering commitment to enhancing healthcare outcomes and elevating both quality of life and health spans. To commemorate this huge success, a special event was organised, attended by Shaista Asif, Co-Founder and ......read more

Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi: the World Health Organization Has Answered the Ms Community's Call to Make Ms Treatment Accessible for All

• The World Health Organization recently added three disease-modifying therapies for Multiple Sclerosis to its Essential Medicines List.  • UAE-based National Multiple Sclerosis Society supported the London-based Multiple Sclerosis International Federation’s application with a statement of support from HE Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi. • WHO approval for MS medicine to be added to its Essential Medicines List will result in increased availability and disbursement of therapies across the globe.   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 August 2023: Her Excellency Dr. Fatima Al Kaabi, Vice Chair of the National MS Society Board of Trustees and Executive Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Programme at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) has praised the World Health Organization’s (WHO) decision to approve three ......read more

Over 100 Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Physicians Graduate from a Leadership Program Driven in Partnership with INSEAD

• The program is another strategic educational effort by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi to promote best practices in patient-centered care and build a sustainable healthcare ecosystem in the region     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. August 17, 2023:  Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, in collaboration with INSEAD, The Business School for the World, concludes its two-year leadership program with   107 physicians successfully graduating from the program. This initiative is part of the hospital’s ongoing mission to foster a learning culture that focuses on developing future leaders and inspiring best-in-class talent.   Dr. Pascale Anglade, Medical Director of the Office of Professional Staff Affairs at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi who spearheaded this program said, ......read more

Under the Patronage of Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed, Inaugural Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week to take Place in May 2024

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 August 2023: Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the inaugural Abu Dhabi Global Healthcare Week will take place from May 13-15 2024, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The event, to be held under the theme Transforming the Future of Global Healthcare, will be organised by The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate and is expected to be one of the biggest healthcare conventions globally, gathering healthcare leaders and stakeholders from around the world to address global perspectives and challenges, shaping trajectories for a comprehensive healthcare ecosystem.  Reflecting Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading ......read more

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PureHealth to Integrate National Rehab Center in Abu Dhabi into its Network…

UAE, Abu Dhabi, 14 August 2023 – PureHealth, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, will now integrate the National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) based in Abu Dhabi into its operations. Established in Abu Dhabi in 2002, the National Rehabilitation Center (NRC) serves as the UAE's main hub for treatment, rehabilitation, and research. In 2017, NRC was designated as a ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's Emergency Department earns 2023 Emergency Nurses Association Lantern ...…

• Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi recognized with an award for exceptional and innovative performance • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi was one of the first hospitals to win this three-year designation outside of the United States and the first in the UAE in 2020  • The hospital’s Emergency Department is among 53 winners this year all of them in the U.S.   Abu ......read more

Early Diagnosis and Significant Advances in Treatment Could Reduce High Lung Cancer Death Rate, ...…

Ahead of World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, medical oncologist from global health system discusses how breakthroughs are changing the face of lung cancer treatment     Monday, July 31, 2023, Cleveland: With early screening and ongoing advances in treatment options, there is no reason for lung cancer to maintain its reputation as one of the deadliest cancers, according to an expert ......read more

Burjeel Holdings to Operate and Manage Al Dhannah Hospital…

The Group will assume full operational responsibility of the 122-bed multi-specialty hospital in Al Dhafra region. Abu Dhabi, 24 July, 2023: In a significant move that further underlines its Operation & Management (O&M) capabilities, Burjeel Holdings (“Burjeel Holdings” or the “Group”), one of the largest healthcare services providers in the MENA region, has ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's Bariatric Surgery Program Treats Over 3,200 Patients with Complex ...…

• Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective and long-term solutions to treat obesity and related chronic conditions • More than one billion people worldwide are obese, and the World Health Organization estimates that by 2025, approximately 167 million people will become obese or considered overweight      Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. July 12, 2023: ......read more

Cleveland Clinic-Led Trial Shows Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Reduces Heart-Related Events Including ...…

Patients in primary prevention subgroup studied by global health system had risk factors but no pre-existing heart disease     Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Cleveland: Findings from a clinical trial led by global health system Cleveland Clinic showed that the use of bempedoic acid (a cholesterol-lowering drug) in statin intolerant patients who have not yet had a cardiovascular event, but ......read more

Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre Wins the Global Golisano Award…

• Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre makes history as first Emirati recipient of Global Golisano Award, announced at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 • Nominees must fulfill specific criteria set by Special Olympics International, highlighting their services and commitment  • Award Presented to Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre in recognition of their collaboration ......read more

Neuropathy Awareness Week 2023: Tips for Living a Full, Active Life with Neuropathy…

Neuropathy is a complex condition with various causes, including genetics and diabetes. With over a hundred distinct inherited neuropathies, it can be challenging to identify the underlying cause, making education and awareness crucial. Thankfully, medical advances and treatment options continue to improve the quality of life for patients worldwide.   Neurotropic B vitamins, such as ......read more

As Early Treatment of Brain Tumors Can Improve Outcomes, Individuals Should Flag Any Unusual ...…

Ahead of World Brain Tumor Day [June 8], neuro-oncologist from global health system says benign and cancerous tumors can have the same symptoms, although cancerous tumors are rare      June 6, 2023, CLEVELAND: Ahead of World Brain Tumor Day, an expert from global health system Cleveland Clinic is urging individuals not to ignore prolonged or unexplained neurological symptoms as ......read more

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Supports Abu Dhabi's Paired Kidney Donation Program by Successfully ...…

• The simultaneous kidney ‘swap’ transplant saves three lives  • Paired Kidney Donation Program matches live kidney donors, shortens donor waiting lists and ensures better outcomes  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is one of the UAE’s leading multi-organ transplant centers, pioneers this unique procedure   Abu Dhabi, United Arab ......read more

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