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Coronavirus heroes

As the deadly covid-19 pandemic spreads throughout the world, it is important to realize that there are many unknown heroes who are putting their lives and those of their families at risk while fighting the dangerous virus. More than we realize. By Haytham Mouzahem I am not only talking about …

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Mubadala healthcare provider signs Laboratory Referral agreement

National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, today announced that it has signed a Laboratory Referral Services Agreement with United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) Group, one of Abu Dhabi’s leading private healthcare operators. NRL will become the exclusive provider of referral laboratory testing to all …

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Emirates Red Crescent pushes eyecare in Morocco

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, launched the sixth phase of a campaign to combat eye diseases in Morocco, following the directives of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation. …

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UAE hands over Malaria drugs to Yemen

The United Arab Emirates has delivered a shipment of medicines to the Yemeni Ministry of Health. The shipment included medicines for treating chronic diseases as well as other medicines to combat the spread of malaria. The move is part of the emergency response campaign launched by the UAE to relief …

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Where does UAE rank in global health care?

The UAE was ranked with the best health care sector in the Middle East, while also faring high scores on a global scale. An annual Bloomberg analysis that was carried out in almost 200 countries ranked countries according to a health-efficiency index to rank with average life-spans of at least …

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Aster eyes Saudi Arabia for expansion

Dr Azad Moopen, who has built Aster DM Healthcare from a single-doctor practice into a multinational corporation over the last 30 years, has a stack of awards. He has a gold medal from the medical college where he trained, a top doctor award from the government of Kerala, and one …

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Law on Dubai Health Authority issued

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE His Highness Shaikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Law No. (8) of 2018 on the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The new law further enables DHA to achieve its objectives, including regulating medical services in …

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Medical tourism packages for GCC residents

Dubai Health Authority’s Health Tourism Council and Emirates Holidays, the tour-operating arm of Emirates Airline, are collaborating to offer visitors a plethora of tailor-made health and wellness holidays in Dubai. The several medical tourism packages launched include options for GCC residents. The move will help DHA achieve its objective of …

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Dubai to deploy cutting-edge devices in health care

Preventive health is being taken to the next level by deploying innovative health devices in Dubai soon. 
These include health pods to be installed at airports and malls, providing free total health screening; an app-based health doctor; a neuro head band to detect and nip stroke in the bud; and …

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Injured UAE soldiers to be treated in Slovakia

The UAE and Slovakia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under which Slovakia will receive Emirati soldiers injured in Yemen. The MoU was signed by Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Slovak Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Peter …

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Lack of speciality hospitals forcing Emiratis to travel abroad

Members of the Federal National Council expressed concern at the lack of specialised and accredited hospitals which forces Emiratis to travel abroad for treatment. They also blamed ineffective health awareness campaigns for the 19.3 per cent increase in the prevalence of diabetes, obesity, heart and brain strokes in 2015. The …

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Latifa Hospital emergency to undergo expansion

The emergency department of Latifa Hospital for Women and Children, Dubai’s oldest and largest dedicated maternity and paediatric hospital, will undergo expansion to increase its capacity to handle 60,000 patients annually from the current 30,000, announced a Dubai Health Authority spokesperson. Fatma Al Masbah, director of Finance and Administration at …

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Emirates Healthcare Group expands to Egypt

The Emirates Healthcare Group has strategically partnered with Egypt’s Alameda Healthcare Group to expand health care facilities in Egypt. Alameda Health care Group, which has the largest healthcare footprint in Egypt that totals 860 beds, including both Dar El Fouad Hospital and As Salam International Hospital, in addition to chain …

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Paradigm shift in UAE health care

The year 2017 has proved to be a watershed year for the health-care sector in the UAE as it witnessed the first multiorgan cadaver transplant that conformed to the letter and spirit of the new cadaver donor regulations of the federal health ministry. Three lives were saved by two cadaver …

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