Dubai Expats should not ignore mental health

Dubai: An unfortunate fallout of urbanisation and rapid progress is often the deteriorating mental health of people who hold the seams of a city together. According to the World Health Organisation, mental health issues could be a major cause of death and disability by 2020. As a fast-growing city like Dubai reaches new heights of urbanisation, […]
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UAE: Paving the way for medical tourism

Dubai: As more and more internationally renowned health experts with intensive experience have begun working in the UAE, hospitals have been able to set up medical precedents. This augurs well for Dubai’s medical tourism initiative which projects up to 500,000 medical visitors by 2020, who will account for an annual medical spend of Dh2.6 billion. […]
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Princess Haya Calls For More Sustainable Healthcare Systems In The Middle East

Dubai, 29th January, 2015: Held under the patronage of Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Leaders in Healthcare Conference opened today at the Dubai International Convention […]
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Health Authority announces clinical services capacity plan

Dubai: By 2020, Dubai will require 3,917 beds in medium- and low-cost hospitals, 7,323 doctors and 8,510 nurses. These are some of the findings of the first in-depth survey conducted by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to study if clinical services are equipped to meet the sharp spurt in demand for quality health care following […]
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UAE announces Date of cancer awareness ‘Pink Caravan Ride 2015’

SHARJAH, 25th January, 2015 (WAM) — The fifth edition of the Pink Caravan Ride 2015, the annual pan-UAE horse-back trek that helps spread awareness of breast cancer, will be held between March 16th-25th, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of […]
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UAE MoH reduces prices of 280 types of innovative pharmaceutical products

DUBAI, 24th January, 2015 (WAM) — Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health for the public health sector and licensing policy, has announced the fifth initiative of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to reduce the prices of innovative medicines, and ease burden on patients. According to the fifth initiative, prices […]
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Union Coop Sponsors ‘Healthy Children 2021’

Dubai – In a strategic partnership with the newly launched National Program for Government Communication (NPGC), the Union Coop, a leading Consumer Cooperative Society in the UAE, sponsors the program’s first national campaign “Healthy Children 2021”. This comes to boost social responsibility and achieve the goals of the National Program for Government Communication (NPGC),announced earlier […]
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DHA unveils Dubai’s health-care roadmap for 2015

DUBAI, 19th January, 2015 The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, is planning more programmes and projects to develop the health-care sector in the emirate and its health sector roadmap for 2015 is on track, according to the DHA chief. Speaking to Gulf News daily, Eisa Al Maidour, Director-General of DHA, revealed a number of projects the […]
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Landmark cardiac surgery done at Dubai hospital

Dubai: In a landmark surgery that took place for the first time in Dubai, Dr Girish Chandra Varma, Head of the Cardiac Surgery Unit of the NMC Specialty Hospital, excised an aneurysm in the ascending aorta and aortic root of a 45-year-old Dubai executive’s heart by Bentall procedure and performed a beating heart coronary bypass […]
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Dubai Health Authority initiates ‘Residency Research Program

Dubai – The research section of Dubai Health Authority’s(DHA’s) Medical Education Department has initiated the ‘Residency Research Program,’ said a top health official. Dr Jamila Al Shaikh, Director of Medical Education at the DHA, said: “This is the first time in the UAE that a residency program has research integrated as a mandatory subject. The […]
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Emirates Red Crescent helps to implement national polio vaccination campaign

ABU DHABI, 31st December, 2014  — The Volunteer Department at the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has participated in the first phase of the national polio vaccination campaign launched throughout the country by the Ministry of Health. The first and second phases of the campaign has targeted 416,000 children. The vaccine will be available to both […]
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SKMC to hold twelfth Monthly Public Lecture about Obesity on Tuesday

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic, holds its twelfth monthly public lecture on Obesity under the title of “Walking Away from Obesity: Bariatric Surgery Options and Results” on Tuesday. The lecture will be presented by Dr. Abdelrahman Nimeri, Director of the Bariatric ‘&’ Metabolic Institute – Abu Dhabi of SKMC and Dr. […]
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International Conference on Trauma Management begins tomorrow in Al-Ain

The Second International Conference on Trauma Management, Critical Care and Prevention will begin tomorrow in Al-Ain. The conference will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning trauma management and critical care as well as strategies for prevention. Following the success of the inaugural conference last year, this year’s meeting will focus […]
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Dubai to host first international Genetic Metabolic Conference

Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry and President of the Dubai Health Authority, the first international Genetic Metabolic Conference will take place in Dubai Intercontinental Festival City from February 26-27, 2011. The conference will engage health care professionals and the […]
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