Dubai’s health authority explores medical tourism opportunities

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Economy to further strengthen collaboration in therapeutic tourism.

The MoU, signed during the launch of the DHA’s Innovation Laboratory, is an initiative to bring the private and government key healthcare leaders together to brainstorm about bolstering medical tourism and discuss the medical tourism strategy 2017-2021.

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Maktoum Bin Mohammed heads first Strategic Affairs Council meeting

DUBAI: SHEIKH MAKTOUM BIN MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, DEPUTY RULER OF DUBAI HAS CHAIRED THE STRATEGIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL MEETING IN DUBAI, WHERE THE COUNCIL’S BOARD DISCUSSED A NUMBER OF AGENDA ITEMS RELATED TO VARIOUS SECTORS IN THE EMIRATE.

DURING THE MEETING, THE COUNCIL DISCUSSED HEALTHCARE SECTOR INVESTMENT STRATEGY, WHICH WAS REVIEWED BY THE DUBAI HEALTH AUTHORITY. THE STRATEGY FOCUSES ON THE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR TO PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE, ACCORDING TO GLOBAL BEST PRACTICES, WHILE ATTRACTING INVESTORS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES IN PRIMARY CARE, CHRONIC DISEASES, AND CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, CANCER, REHABILITATION, AND PHYSIOTHERAPY, AMONG OTHERS.

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Princess Haya opens High Hopes Pediatric Therapy Centre

DUBAI: WIFE OF HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, VICE-PRESIDENT AND PRIME MINISTER OF THE UAE AND RULER OF DUBAI, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS HAYA BINT AL HUSSEIN, CHAIRPERSON OF DUBAI HEALTHCARE CITY AUTHORITY ON SUNDAY INAUGURATED THE HIGH HOPES PEDIATRIC THERAPY CENTRE, A FULLY INTEGRATED FACILITY FOR CHILDREN WITH MODERATE TO COMPLEX SPECIAL NEEDS. THE FACILITY IS THE BRAINCHILD OF MAJID AND LYNN JAFAR, WHOSE FAMILY FUNDED THE CENTRE.
ACCOMPANIED BY SHEIKHA BUDOUR BINT SULTAN BIN MUHAMMED AL QASSIMI, CHAIRPERSON OF THE SHARJAH INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND CEO OF KALIMAT GROUP, PRINCESS HAYA TOURED THE CENTRE’S VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND LEARNED ABOUT ITS DIFFERENT FACILITIES.

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UAE sets out plan to become major global pharma hub

The UAE has unveiled plans to establish itself as a global hub for international pharmaceutical companies, with the number of manufacturing factories set to double by 2021.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Jafza, a DP World company, have signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector in the country.

Under the agreement, the UAE aims to attract more than 75 major pharmaceutical firms by 2021 up from the current 54 today, with investments of up to AED2 billion annually.

 The number of drugs manufacturing factories is expected to grow from 17 to 34 in the same period.

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Ajman: GMU celebrates two decades of excellence in healthcare, education, research

Ajman, Nov 6: Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the Gulf celebrated its entry into the 20th glorious year of excellence in education, healthcare and research, with a special ceremony at the campus in Al Jurf, here on November 5.

The celebrations were attended by Thumbay Moideen – founder, president Board of Trustees of GMU, Prof Hossam Hamdy – chancellor of GMU, Akbar Moideen Thumbay – vice president of the healthcare division of Thumbay Group, Akram Moideen Thumbay – director operations of the construction and renovation division and director – Thumbay Technologies, as well as other members of Thumbay Group Board and deans, faculty members, staff and students of GMU.

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Private rehabilitation hospital to open soon

Abu Dhabi: A 166-bed private rehabilitation facility, the Specialised Rehabilitation Hospital, will soon provide inpatient, outpatient and home-care services as part of the newly formed Capital Health.

The group is also developing a new multispecialty health-care facility, the Health Shield Medical Centre, which is expected to be located in Al Qurm district of Abu Dhabi.

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Nominations open for annual Health Awards

Jointly organised by the Dubai Health Authority and Health Magazine, the second edition of the annual Health Awards are open for nominations from October 22, and will recognise and reward exceptional contributions and innovative brilliance at a gala function in Dubai on February 26, which will be attended by 1000+ people including healthcare leaders, healthcare professionals and popular Arab and Bollywood celebrities

The Annual Health Awards, Dubai’s yearly gala event to recognise outstanding contributions and innovative brilliances of healthcare professionals and organisations is back again in 2018, after the resounding success of its inaugural 2017 edition. The second edition of this awards, considered the biggest and prestigious healthcare awards in the region, are now open for nominations from healthcare organisations and individuals, announced the organisers said at press conference in Dubai.

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American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital: 25% of treatments are for weight loss

Research by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (AACSH) show that 25 percent of all services provided by the hospital were for weight loss treatments, both surgical and non-surgical.

The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide among both children and adults, with limited awareness about the health risks associated with being overweight, it said in a statment.

Studies have proven that being overweight or obese can contribute to the risk of developing and intensifying chronic medical conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, asthma, depression, cholesterol, and liver disease.

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Device to guide autistic children brings honours to UAE student

Arjun has been representing the UAE national team in the World Robotic Olympiad since 2011. Having to care for a determined child, especially an autistic one, is a Herculean task for any caregiver because of the constant guidance and monitoring required. Hence, when Arjun Bhorkar, 16, spent some days volunteering at Manzil Centre in Sharjah observing the children, he thought of creating a device that would guide autistic children step-by-step towards performing daily tasks independently.

 

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DHA to support annual health awards 2018

Strict criteria to choose private and public sector health professionals.

Dubai: With boom in medical tourism and augmentation of health care services, and to benchmark the health sector, the Dubai Health Authority on Sunday announced a collaboration with Thumbay Group for annual health awards 2018.

The awards seeks to invite health care professionals to send nominations for the second edition of awards.

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