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Al Rahba Hospital organizes UAE's first National Trauma Conference in Abu Dhabi
2010-05-14

http://www.ameinfo.com/231036.html


Most trauma cases in UAE due to road accidents
2010-05-14

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/May/theuae_May1.xml&section=theuae


UN gives numbers on HIV in Emirates
2010-05-14

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100515/NATIONAL/705149811/1133


Vitamin D deficiency endemic in UAE due to less exposure to sun
2010-05-14

Medical experts have issued a public warning that the deficiency of 
vitamin D is ‘endemic’ in the UAE, due to lack of exposure to sunlight. http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/May/theuae_May404.xml&section=theuae&col=


Computerised medical claims pick up fraud and drug abuse
2010-05-06

Every hospital and clinic in Dubai and Abu Dhabi now submits its bills on an electronic form. http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100506/NATIONAL/705059851/1010


Dubai weighs its healthcare options
2010-04-30

the choice was now between compulsory health insurance funded by employers and the scheme originally envisaged, in which employers would pay a fixed fee to the Government for each employee. This money would then be distributed to primary healthcare centres. http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100428/NATIONAL/704279810/1010


War against mosquito
2010-04-30

According to the Ministry of Health, the number of cases of malaria across the UAE rose from 1,322 in 2001 to 2,696 in 2008. All of these were imported. Figures from HAAD showed that the number in Abu Dhabi more than doubled from 571 in 2005 to 1,393 in 2009. http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100501/NATIONAL/704309848/1001/FOREIGN


مقابلة الدكتور سلطان المؤذن رئيس لجنة الشؤون الصحية بالمجلس الوطني الاتحادي مع الخليج
2010-04-30

http://www.alkhaleej.ae/portal/09f39c9c-fdee-40c7-9e25-30aac26e59a4.aspx


Doctors call for UAE cancer registry
2010-04-29

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100427/NATIONAL/704269824/1020


Health care in UAE needs more investment in training, says nursing
2010-04-29
Medical care in the UAE can be top-class but it needs more investment in education and training, according to one expert. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100427/NATIONAL/704269881/1020


Insurance seen as a 'luxury' by cash-saving companies
2010-04-29
When Tony, 26, a Filipino designer, moved to Dubai two years ago he was told by his employer that any health insurance would have to come out of his salary ... ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100428/NATIONAL/704279808/1010
Regulatory changes could slash drug prices
2010-04-16
Patients could soon be paying up to a fifth less for their medicines, a senior health official said yesterday. Medicines in the UAE are some of the most expensive in the region and efforts to reduce prices are often hampered by a reliance on brand-name drugs rather than their cheaper generic alternatives. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100415/NATIONAL/704159841/1020
Dubai maternity hospitals hike fees by 100pc
2010-04-16
Two Dubai government maternity hospitals have hiked their charges by over 100 per cent, citing the need to cover expenses. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/April/theuae_April392.xml&section=theuae&col=
Al Ain Hospital to Improve Their Dictation and Transcription Workflow Process
2010-04-15
Al Ain Hospital is a highly specialized acute care and emergency hospital with 412 beds, over 200 doctors and 30 medical departments and divisions had no dictation system in place and was looking for a system to improve the delivery and transcription of medical notes and reports for the Health Information Management Department. ...
http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100415064841/CCMENA%20helps%20Al%20Ain%20Hosp
4.4 مليارات درهم حجم تداول الدواء في الدولة‏
2010-04-14
أكد رئيس قسم تنظيم الأدوية والمنتجات الطبية في هيئة صحة أبوظبي الدكتور محمد أبو الخير، أن حجم تداول الدواء في الإمارات يبلغ ملياراً و200 مليون دولار (4.4 مليارات درهم) سنوياً منها 800 مليون دولار للقطاع الخاص و400 مليون دولار للقطاع الحكومي، لافتاً إلى أن أبوظبي تشكل 40٪ من حجم الاستهلاك. ...
http://www.emaratalyoum.com/local-section/health/2010-04-15-1.108490
مسح ميداني لتحديد العوامل البيئية المؤثرة في الصحة
2010-04-12
انتهت هيئة البيئة أبوظبي في الأسبوع الأول من الشهر الحالي من إجراء المسح الميداني الشامل لتحديد العوامل البيئية المنزلية المؤثرة في صحة السكان بالإمارات والذي تم تنظيمه بالتعاون مع كلية الطب والعلوم الصحية بجامعة الإمارات العربية المتحدة ...
http://www.alkhaleej.ae/portal/feff2b86-3214-457f-91c8-d331d7b9a549.aspx
‏ 4٪ نسبة المواطنين العاملين فــي المهن التمريضية‏
2010-04-12
كشفت دراسة حديثة أعدتها جمعية الإمارات للتمريض عن وجود 23 ألفاً و433 وظيفة تمريضية في الدولة، يشغل المواطنون منها 759 فقط، بما يساوي نسبة 4٪، ........ وأن ضعف العائد المالي يتصدر قائمة معوقات توطينها، وفقاً لاحصاءات رسمية حتى نهاية العام .2009 ...
http://www.emaratalyoum.com/local-section/other/2010-04-12-1.106863
Corniche Hospital and Daman Health Insurance Company to distribute 7000 free car seats to newborns
2010-04-11
In a traffic survey conducted by UAE University, it was found that most children travel with their parents in vehicles not wearing any safety devices. Securing a child in a children's car seat and placing it in the rear seat of the car could prevent 71% of infant fatalities and 54% of toddler's fatalities. Currently, UAE traffic laws dictate that children are to be securely fastened by seat belts in the rear seats of the vehicle and children under 10 years of age are not allowed to ride in the front seat. ...
http://www.ameinfo.com/229175.html
Pharmacy shut down for fake medicines
2010-04-08
A pharmacy that sold counterfeit drugs has been shut for two months. The Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD), which yesterday announced the results of a recent inspection drive, also revoked the licences of the pharmacist and pharmacy assistant for selling the potentially dangerous pharmaceuticals. The license of another pharmacist who purchased the drugs was suspended for one month. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100405/NATIONAL/704049906/1020
Shortage of Emirati nurses still biggest problem say officials
2010-04-08
Recruiting more Emiratis into nursing and midwifery remains the main challenge facing the medical community, health officials say. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100404/NATIONAL/704039902/1020
وزير الصحة يستعرض التقرير الوطني لمكافحة الإيدز
2010-04-08
بلغ عدد المصابين بمرض الإيدز من المواطنين 661 مصاباً بعدما سجلت الوزارة 35 حالة إصابة جديدة بين المواطنين منهم 29 من الذكور و6 حالات من الإناث أغلبهم من الفئة العمرية 25 عاماً فما فوق وأوضح الدكتور عبدالله استادي أن باقي الإصابات المكتشفة منذ ظهور المرض في الدولة موزعة على مختلف الإمارات، غير انه لا يوجد حتى الآن سجل موحد للمرض في الدولة، فيما ذكر أن متوسط أعمار المصابين يتراوح من 25 عاما إلى 70 عاماً، ...
http://www.alkhaleej.ae/portal/3f46e981-5a65-4a4b-af0d-33d2247df3f3.aspx
حظر الحلويات والأغذية الدسمة في المدارس‏
2010-04-06
قرَرت هيئة الصحة في دبي البدء في تطبيق إجراءات «لحظر بيع الحلويات الضارة، والأغذية ذات السعرات الحرارية العالية، في مقاصف مدارس الإمارة، للحدّ من الإصابة بالسكري والسمنة والأمراض المزمنة الأخرى»، في موازاة توجّه إلى تثبيت الرياضة منهاجاً أساسياً تُحتسب عليه درجات مدرسية. ...
http://www.emaratalyoum.com/local-section/health/2010-04-04-1.102442
Changing character of caring in the UAE
2010-04-05
Although there are now four residential centres in the UAE most children still opt for help at home for their aged parents. In 2006, the words printed on the car drawing up outside homes in Sharjah was changed to read "Elderly People Home Care" — giving the meaning that services are provided to elderly people in their own homes. ..

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/general/changing-character-of-caring-in-the-uae-1.607041


Panel to Encourage Nursing as a Profession
2010-04-05
A federal body has been set up to address the critical shortage of nurses and midwives in the country and to encourage more young Emiratis to join the profession. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=/data/theuae/2010/March/theuae_March663.xml&section=theuae
Shortage of Emirati nurses still biggest problem say officials
2010-04-05
Recruiting more Emiratis into nursing and midwifery remains the main challenge facing the medical community, health officials say. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100404/NATIONAL/704039902/1010
Road crashes cost Dh21bn a year
2010-04-05
Car crashes are robbing the country of as much as Dh21 billion a year, research has found. While collisions claim around 1,000 lives each year on the country’s roads ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100403/NATIONAL/704029790/1133
Daman introduces work-related injury cover
2010-04-05
"Policies will cover the medical expenses for work-related injuries and illnesses under all its basic and enhanced health insurance plans. This move follows an announcement by the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi, which stated that expenses related to the treatment for work-related injuries shall become part of [the] schedule of services for basic healthcare services," said Daman. ...
http://www.business24-7.ae/banking-finance/insurance/daman-introduces-work-related-injury-cover-2010-04-04-1.102164
مشروع لإنتاج الأنسولين في الإمارات العام المقبل
2010-04-05
وبين أن “مشروع الأنسولين الإماراتي يجعل الدولة بين أربع دول في العالم، بعد أمريكا وألمانيا والدنمارك، تنتج الأنسولين من المادة الفعالة، بعد دخول مرحلة الإنتاج الفعلي في الربع الأول من العام القادم، من خلال مصنع يتم بناؤه في مقر الشركة برأس الخيمة ...
http://www.alkhaleej.ae/portal/6c36711e-7325-4de0-bab2-b2c0611d3dc7.aspx
مستشفى العين يطور خدماته مستغلاً مساحاته الداخلية
2010-04-05
ويضم نحو 687 سريراً، الأمر الذي سيجعل مستشفى العين الجديد واحداً من أكبر المستشفيات في الدولة، حيث سيتم تخصيص 142 سريراً من أسرة المستشفى الجديد لبرامج إعادة التأهيل إلى جانب توزيع بقية الاسرة على العنابر الداخلية ...
http://www.alkhaleej.ae/portal/7c660150-3556-4da2-8996-e610c659dbb4.aspx
ضمان تغطي تكاليف علاج أمراض العمل
2010-04-05
أعلنت الشركة الوطنية للضمان الصحي (ضمان) عن توسيع نطاق التغطية لأعضائها المؤمّنين تحت برامجها، لتشمل تغطية جميع نفقات العلاج الطبي للإصابات والأمراض المتعلقة بالعمل. وتأتي هذه الخطوة عقب القرار الذي أصدرته هيئة الصحة في أبوظبي والذي يلزم شركات التأمين في الدولة بشمل النفقات العلاجية لإصابات وأمراض العمل في جدول المنافع الطبية للتغطية الأساسية للتأمين الصحي. ...
http://www.emaratalyoum.com/local-section/health/2010-04-04-1.102428
Policies On Child Health Must Be Informed By Better Statistics
2010-04-04
Better data collection on the causes of child injuries and safety are urgently required to implement appropriate legislation that will ensure a safer environment for children in the region, according to Dr. Ayesha Abdullah, ...
http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100327103816/Dubai%20Healthcare%20City%20Says%20Policies%20On%
وزارة الصحة تدرس إدراج فحص مخبري جديد للكشف عن فيروس الإيدز والتهاب الكبد
2010-04-04
تدرس وزارة الصحة إدراج فحص مخبري سريع للتحري عن فيروس الايدز والتهاب الكبد نوع “ج” من خلال مسحة من الفم يتميز بدرجة دقة عالية تصل إلى 99،9% . ...
http://www.alkhaleej.ae/portal/2e4b3cd7-441a-4b01-a8f9-c724b67d7a99.aspx
Undercover Patients to Unearth Health Insurance Malpractices
2010-04-04
Decoy patients will be put into service to expose abuse and fraud in the network of insurance providers serving a scheme for Dubai government employees after a number of such cases emerged recently. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/April/theuae_April10.xml&section=theuae&col=
Undercover patients to expose fraud
2010-04-04
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has dispatched a team of 'mystery shoppers' to expose cases of insurance fraud among hospitals and clinics. The authority reported today "a number" of cases of what it called "abuse and fraud" among a network of health providers operating under the ENAYA insurance programme, which serves about 100,000 Government of Dubai employees and their families. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100331/NATIONAL/100339949/1010
Nursing profession to undergo major revamp
2010-04-04
The nursing profession in the country will ... the institute of nursing that operate under the MoH - the Sharjah University, ... ...
http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?storyid=1093318302
Dh7bn effort to end ‘north-south divide’
2010-04-04
Infrastructure projects in the Northern Emirates costing Dh7 billion (US$1.9bn) will help to close what has been described as an emerging “north-south” divide, the director general of the Ministry of Public Works has said. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100329/NATIONAL/703289876/1010
مواجهة الأمراض المزمنة
2010-04-03
فقد كشفت الإحصاءات عن أن نسبة البدانة بين النساء في الدولة في الفترة العمرية من منتصف الأربعينات، تقدر بأكثر من 55٪، بينما تصل نسبة البدانة بين الذكور في الشريحة العمرية نفسها إلى 30%، وتبلغ نسبة التدخين في الدولة بين الشريحة العمرية من 30 إلى 39 سنة 40٪، وأن نحو 25٪ من الذكور والإناث في الدولة في الفترة العمرية من 40 إلى 80 سنة مصابون بارتفاع الكوليسترول، وأن 25٪ من الذكور والإناث مصابون بضغط الدم. ...
http://www.alittihad.ae/wajhatdetails.php?id=51732
DHA Health Funding uses mystery shoppers to detect insurance fraud
2010-03-31
Due to the number of cases of abuse and fraud discovered among the network of providers serving the ENAYA insurance program, the DHA health funding section decided to monitor the program to ensure that the rights of the ENAYA beneficiaries are protected and that they receive the highest quality of services. ...
http://www.eyeofdubai.com/v1/news/newsdetail-41933.htm
Ministry moves to tackle shortage
2010-03-31
With 23,459 nurses in the UAE, out of which only four per cent are Emirati, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is in talks with educational institutes to introduce a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in nursing across all UAE universities in the next five years. ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/ministry-moves-to-tackle-shortage-1.605685
Nursing Profession to Undergo Major Revamp
2010-03-30
The nursing profession in the country will undergo major revamping in an effort to raise and standardize the quality of nurses, as well as, attract and retain manpower in the field. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/March/theuae_March869.xml&section=theuae&col=
Benefits survey highlights richer employee benefits and the importance of cost containment
2010-03-30
Abu Dhabi has introduced legislation to mandate the provision of employer sponsored private medical insurance programs to non nationals and their dependents. This has eased the burden on the state and is expected to gain momentum across the UAE. Similarly, Dubai has new healthcare legislation planned for 2010. ...
http://www.ameinfo.com/228090.html
Study seeks road carnage answer
2010-03-29
The most comprehensive study of road collisions ever conducted will identify just why so many people die on our roads. Road injuries are the second-leading cause of death in the country, behind only cardiovascular disease. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100330/NATIONAL/703299816/1138/BUSINESS
Study seeks road carnage answer
2010-03-29
The most comprehensive study of road collisions ever conducted will identify just why so many people die on our roads. Road injuries are the second-leading cause of death in the country, behind only cardiovascular disease. ... ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100330/NATIONAL/703299816/1138/BUSINESS
What is missing in health care? The personal touch
2010-03-28
I have witnessed these incidents and others with my own eyes. Part of the problem is that many medical professionals are in fact mercenaries. Their profession should be a calling for people who honour and respect the human body. In too many instances, this is not the case. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100328/OPINION/703279916/1080/FOREIGN
Heat safety drive starts from April
2010-03-28
Thanks to last year's campaign by Haad, the number of heat-related deaths and injuries has come down sharply, said Thomsen. According to Haad data, out of the 623 deaths due to injury in 2008, occupational injury accounted for 68 deaths, second after road traffic injury (422). Besides debilitating heat, falling from a height and being hurt by falling objects are among the major occupational hazards that workers in Abu Dhabi face, said Thomsen. Such injuries had no insurance cover, he said. ...
http://www.business24-7.ae/companies-markets/healthcare/heat-safety-drive-starts-from-april-2010-03-28-1.73883
TB Cases in UAE Amongst Lowest in the World
2010-03-26
The UAE is considered one of the low rated countries that are affected with Tuberculosis (TB) and, the health ministry continues to implement its national programme for fighting the killer disease. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/March/theuae_March686.xml&section=theuae&col=
New insurance structure to reduce misuse: official
2010-03-26
Changes to the payment structure of government-run health insurance schemes have been introduced to encourage the participation of patients in decision-making and prevent the misuse of insurance cards, according to a senior official. ...
http://www.business24-7.ae/the-business-of-life/health-fitness/new-insurance-structure-to-reduce-misuse-official-2010-03-23-1.71713
RAK Govt Hospitals 'Lack' Modern Medical Facilities
2010-03-26
Members of the Federal National Council's (FNC) committee on health, labour and social affairs have expressed dissatisfaction about the poor condition and the insufficient medical facilities in Ras Al Khaimah hospitals including Saqr Hospital, the biggest government hospital in 
the emirate. ...
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100324040620/RAK%20Govt%20Hospitals%20%27Lack%27%20Moder
UAE needs 7,000 more nurses
2010-03-26
The UAE needs around 7,000 more nurses to overcome the staffing shortage and increase the number by at least 25 to 30 per cent. There are approximately 23,000 nurses and midwives working across the seven emirates. ...
http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/uae-needs-7000-more-nurses/89306/on
Daman launches UAE's first electronic system for electronic approvals
2010-03-26
The system will track each member's medical transaction. Hence activities such as patient hopping (the process whereby a patient visits more than one physician having the same specialty for the same complain in the same day or in a period not exceeding 7 days) would be detected ...
http://www.ameinfo.com/227719.html
Daman begins online patient insurance verification system
2010-03-26
National Health Insurance Company, Daman has launched an electronic eligibility system for their health insurance operations. The new system will be implemented and managed by Waseel and will offer hospitals, clinics and pharmacies operating within Daman's network of health-care providers with a quick electronic verification solution. ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/daman-begins-online-patient-insurance-verification-system-1.602476
Dubai widens range of health licence
2010-03-24
All clinics in Dubai will soon have to comply with the health authority’s new licensing programme or face sanctions. Previously, a number of clinics in hotels, schools, labour camps, malls and free zones were exempt from licensing by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100322/NATIONAL/703219829/1010
UAE needs 30% more nurses
2010-03-24
The secretary of the UAE's Nursing and Midwifery Council has said that low wages, low status and limited career progression have helped create a shortage of some 7,000 nurses in the country, The National has reported. The country needs to hire 25% to 30% more nurses and midwives to bring the current number of 23,000 nurses and midwives working across the seven emirates to almost 30,000, the council said. ...
http://www.ameinfo.com/227506.html
RAK Residents Urged to Use Health Centres for Non-critical Conditions
2010-03-21
The move followed the increasing number of patients being received at Saqr Hospital daily which on many occasions has led to congestion, especially at the hospital’s Emergency Section for children, yet many of these do not require emergency treatment. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=&section=theuae&xfile=data/theuae/2010/March/theuae_March556.xml
Patients suffer as hospital staff leave
2010-03-18
Underpaid doctors, nurses, technicians and administrative staff have left in droves to join private hospitals which offer more attractive salary packages, a parliamentary committee found. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100319/NATIONAL/703189830/1020
GCC healthcare sector needs large-scale reforms
2010-03-18
Although demand side factors spell confidence, the industry faces several supply-side constraints. Low private sector participation, sub-optimal health infrastructure availability and acute shortage of human resource for all medical services are major obstacles for growth in the industry," said the report. ...
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100318072129/GCC%20healthcare%20sector%20needs%20large-scale%20reforms
How The Health Care System in Dubai Works
2010-03-18
The health care system in Dubai is considered by the international community to be on a par with those of developed nations insofar as its quality is concerned. A number of factors or reasons give credence to this recognition. ...
http://thewillbethatwas.com/how-the-health-care-system-in-dubai-works/
GCC insurance premiums rocket by 28% in 2009
2010-03-18
Insurance premiums in the GCC rose by 28 percent in 2009 to $10.6bn, although penetration rates in some countries are still worryingly low, new research has claimed. ...
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/583756-gcc-insurance-premiums-rocket-by-28-in-2009
75 per cent of UAE population is overweight
2010-03-15
Approximately 75 per cent of people in the UAE are obese or overweight, and Emirati adults who are overweight or obese make up 34 per cent and 36 per cent of the total population respectively, ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/75-per-cent-of-uae-population-is-overweight-1.596687
Deaths on roads cut by 40% in five years
2010-03-15
Last year, Dubai’s road fatality rate was 12 deaths per 100,000 population last year compared with 21 deaths per 100,000 in 2005. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100315/NATIONAL/703149817
Diabetes affecting one in four Emiratis, health screenings show
2010-03-14
Nearly a third of Emiratis in Abu Dhabi are overweight and nearly one in four shows evidence of having diabetes, health screening figures show. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100313/NATIONAL/100319866/1133/FOREIGN
Traffic Law Changes among Dubai’s Health Reform Plan
2010-03-12
A comprehensive traffic law is among the sweeping reforms being proposed for the public health sector in Dubai as the government seeks to lessen the burden of injuries and diseases and improve health standards. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/March/theuae_March261.xml&section=theuae
UAE among top 10 countries where diabetes is widespread
2010-03-12
... UAE ranks second on the International Diabetes Federation's list of top ten countries where diabetes is widespread, with 18.7 per cent of the population ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/uae-among-top-10-countries-where-diabetes-is-widespread-1.595625
Kidney transplant gives man new lease of life
2010-03-10
A 50-year-old was recently given a new lease of life after he received the first positive cross match-desensitisation living donor kidney transplant in the UAE. The transplant was performed at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/kidney-transplant-gives-man-new-lease-of-life-1.594988
Pharmacists to be rated by their customers
2010-03-09
The capital’s pharmacies are under scrutiny, with thousands of customers invited to rate the quality of the services they provide. Customers are being asked to take part in an online survey to help health officials decide if the industry needs improving. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100310/NATIONAL/703099823/1010
Health chiefs call for Emirati nurses
2010-03-07
Just four per cent of the 18,000 nurses working in the country in 2007 – the most recent statistics available from the Ministry of Health – were Emirati. Most come from the Philippines, India and other Arab countries, a situation those in the field fear is not sustainable. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100308/NATIONAL/703079812/1010
Diabetes complications underestimated­: expert
2010-03-05
Complications from the killer disease diabetes are unfortunately being under-estimated in the country and many patients are under-treated, an American endocrinologist said yesterday. ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/diabetes-complications-underestimated-expert-1.592211
Health Ministry move to eliminate iodine deficiency disorders
2010-03-02
The study showed a remarkable improvement in the basic indicators of iodine deficiency since 1994 where the rate of thyroid gland inflation decreased from 40.4 per cent to 8.2 per cent in 2009. ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/health-ministry-move-to-eliminate-iodine-deficiency-disorders-1.590535
UAE seeks ways to halt deadly tuberculosis in its tracks
2010-03-02
The UAE is seeking a unification between the private and public sector to fight tuberculosis as the disease re-emerges as a public health priority globally, senior doctors said on Monday. ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/uae-seeks-ways-to-halt-deadly-tuberculosis-in-its-tracks-1.590657
Dubai lags behind in health reforms
2010-03-01
Abu Dhabi’s implementation of compulsory health insurance in 2006 has left Dubai lagging behind in its health insurance reforms. ...
http://gulfnews.com/business/general/dubai-lags-behind-in-health-reforms-1.589513
UAE health care market expected to grow
2010-02-28
The UAE health care market is expected to grow from Dh11.7 billion in 2005 to Dh43.7 billion in 2015, according to a recent report by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ...
http://gulfnews.com/business/general/uae-health-care-market-expected-to-grow-1.589512
HAAD to develop new Professional Exams with pearson VUE
2010-02-27
The Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) has signed a contract with computer-based testing and assessment company, Pearson VUE, for item development for its Pharmacy and Nursing Licensure programmes ...
http://www.trainingpressreleases.com/newsstory.asp?NewsID=5182
Government employees to pay for treatment
2010-02-26
Government employees in Dubai who enjoyed full medical coverage under a comprehensive insurance scheme will now have to pay deductibles or a percentage of the cost of treatment, XPRESS has learnt. ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/government-employees-to-pay-for-treatment-1.588259
Fertility Centre to Dispose of Frozen Embryos
2010-02-21
Thousands of preserved human embryos will be disposed of next week following the implementation of a federal law that bars fertility clinics from conducting this medical procedure on religious grounds. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/February/theuae_February673.xml&section=theuae
WHO report delivers timely wake-up call
2010-02-20
Recent figures describing the state of health of UAE residents are not very flattering for the country's population. According to the World Health Organisation, more than 50 per cent of men and women in the UAE are overweight. And, moreover, 13.5 per cent of the population suffers from diabetes ...
http://gulfnews.com/business/general/who-report-delivers-timely-wake-up-call-1.585911
Dubai gets hospital bed space boost
2010-02-19
Speaking yesterday at the relaunch of Rashid Hospital’s upgraded psychiatric ward yesterday, Qadhi al Murooshid, the authority’s director general, said bed space in Dubai was currently around 2,000, but that projects including the completion of Hatta Hospital and Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital would increase that by 650 in public hospitals. A further 500 beds are expected in private hospitals. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100218/NATIONAL/702179804/1010
Electronic records boost health care
2010-02-17
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, the emirate’s largest public hospital and clinic network, says it can now access the medical records of nearly half a million patients at the touch of a button. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100217/NATIONAL/702169825/1010
In the Pipeline: Ban on Sale of Single Cigarettes
2010-02-15
The move is part of a wide range of anti-smoking measures being taken by the government to put an end to the menace and discourage the youth from taking up the habit. Experts say the move will discourage youngsters from seeking a quick drag which is now readily available in retail sales. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/February/theuae_February433.xml&section=theuae&col=
Sugar-coated camera to screen for bowel diseases
2010-02-15
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), the largest public hospital in Abu Dhabi city, has carried out two of the endoscopic procedures so far and is the only hospital in the region to offer the full range of capsule endoscopy services.... The method uses a small, wireless camera that is sugar-coated and swallowed by the patient. It can take pictures of parts of the body such as the small intestine and small bowel, which are not easily reached using the traditional method, where a camera is attached to a long, flexible tube. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100215/NATIONAL/702149834/1010
Dubai Health Authority aims to improve quality of health care
2010-02-12
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is checking the qualifications of physicians in both the private and public sector during its re-licensing process of doctors, the authority announced yesterday. ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/doctors-get-qualifications-check-1.581690
Online transfer of medical test data in Dubai proves efficient
2010-02-07
Data of medical fitness tests for the purpose of issuing residence visas is now transferred electronically between the health and residency departments, said a Ministry of Interior official. ...
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/government/online-transfer-of-medical-test-data-in-dubai-proves-efficient-1.579374
Healthcare Costs Need to be Controlled in the UAE
2010-02-06
The rapidly developing healthcare sector in the UAE faces challenges to its long-term sustainability due to the relatively high cost of medical provision, according to a recent report. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle08.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/February/theuae_February199.xml&section=theuae
Salon visits reveal illegal use of lasers
2010-02-06
Health inspectors have ordered the removal of dozens of cosmetic lasers and peelers from beauty parlours and barber shops that are not certified to operate the equipment. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100207/NATIONAL/702069848/1010
Khalifa (A) Healthcare Center Receives Joint Commission International (JCI) Accreditation
2010-02-06
Khalifa (A) Healthcare Center in Abu Dhabi has been accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). The Khalifa (A) Healthcare Center is the first stand-alone multi-specialty clinic to receive JCI Accreditation in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA). ...
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100206084433/AHS%20Khalifa%20%28A%29%20Healthcare%20C
UAE Plans to Phaseout Plastics by 2013
2010-02-05
The United Arab Emirates will be free of non-biodegradable plastic bags and products by 2013, Obaid Al Matroushi, Director-General of the Ministry of Environment and Water, said. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle09.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2010/February/theuae_February157.xml&section=theuae
Umm al Qaiwain Government pledges more hospitals
2010-02-05
The Ministry of Health has promised more clinics and hospitals in Umm al Qaiwain faftercomplaints from residents. Umm al Qaiwain has one hospital, two primary healthcare clinics and one preventive medicine centre. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100205/NATIONAL/702049864/1010
High cost of healthcare leading to competitive disadvantages in UAE, says Grant Thornton
2010-02-02
The rapidly developing healthcare sector in the United Arab Emirates faces challenges to its long-term sustainability due to the relatively high cost of medical provision in the country, according to Grant Thornton, one of the world's leading independently owned accounting and consulting firms. ...
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100202105210/High%20cost%20of%20hea
Survey on Out-of-Pocket Spending on Healthcare
2010-02-01
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) will soon release results from a household survey detailing several health issues, including the average out-of-pocket spending on healthcare per family. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=&section=theuae&xfile=data/theuae/2010/February/theuae_February55.xml
Wareed Project Pioneers Health Care Initiative
2010-02-01
The Ministry of Health (MoH) will be presenting its electronic health information system Wareed for the first time to health ministers and representatives of health authorities today, the opening day of the 68th conference of the Council of Ministers of Health of the GCC in Abu Dhabi. ...
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100201043741/Wareed%20Project%20Pioneers%20Health%20Care%20Initiative
Survey of 5,000 homes gives picture of Dubai’s health
2010-02-01
The emirate will be able to map out health care for generations to come when a survey of thousands of households in Dubai is analysed, medical officials say. In the wide-ranging study of 5,000 homes undertaken by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), residents of every demographic from blue-collar workers to highly paid expatriates and UAE nationals were asked questions on a range of health-related subjects including exercise, diet, access to health care and smoking. ...
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100202/NATIONAL/702019812/1010/national
New Practical Licence Rules for Dubai Doctors
2010-01-31
Practical demonstration of their skills that will earn them a permit and ensure that they are fit to practise, are among the new licensing and revalidation procedures required for Dubai physicians. ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=&section=theuae&xfile=data/theuae/2010/February/theuae_February23.xml
Dh80 million cancer plant set up in Dubai
2010-01-29
Cancer management in the UAE and the nearby region is all set to become avant-garde with the launch of one of its kind plant in Dubai that will manufacture a particular type of radioactive substance. ...
http://www.themedguru.com/20100128/newsfeature/dh80-million-cancer-plant-set-dubai-86131957.html
Abu Dhabi Health Authority e-service project nears completion
2010-01-29
Itqan and the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) have showcased the progress made by the Authority in implementing e-services at the Arab Health exhibition. ...
http://www.itp.net/579125-abu-dhabi-health-authority-e-service-project-nears-completion
Daman relinquishes its rights to exclusivity for direct billing within SEHA's providers in the UAE
2010-01-27
Previously, patients not insured by Daman who required medical treatment at any of SEHA's healthcare providers, were requested to pay the cost of rendered services in cash while Daman card holders needed only to present their cards to benefit from direct billing with no cash payment. ...
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20100126101530/Daman%20relinquishes%20its%20rights%20to%20exclusivit
Seha implements the Enterprise Resource Planning across Seha facilities in a record time
2010-01-24
Seha has announced today a successful implementation of Oracle Enterprises Resources Planning (ERP) in Seha corporate office and across its Healthcare Facilities. ...
http://hayajneh.org/i.html?http://www.ameinfo.com/221881.html
UAE Patients Pay Four-fold More for Drugs
2010-01-19
A snap-shot price comparison has found that patients in the UAE pay at least four times more for a branded drug than its generic version available in retail pharmacies. The one-day survey was conducted by Health Action International (HAI) ...
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?col=&section=theuae&xfile=data/theuae/2010/January/theuae_January582.xml
UAE private hospitals struggling to retain nurses
2010-01-14
Private hospitals in the UAE are struggling to retain nurses because of a salary disparity with government hospitals, the head of the Gulf’s largest healthcare network has said. ...
http://hayajneh.org/i.html?http://www.arabianbusiness.com/578748-private-hospitals-struggling-to-retain-nurses
Al Ain Hospital to store patient information electronically
2010-01-13
Patients at Al Ain Hospital have been advised to bring all their identification documents with them on their next visit as the hospital has started computerising data to eliminate paper-based medical records. ...
http://hayajneh.org/i.html?http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/health/al-ain-hospital-to-store-patient-information-electronically-1.567688
Emirates' diabetes bill may be Dh440m a year
2010-01-04
The treatment of people with diabetes could cost the UAE in excess of Dh440 million (US$120m) a year, a researcher at UAE University told an international conference yesterday. ...
http://hayajneh.org/i.html?http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100105/NATIONAL/701049846/1010/national
New information system for patients
2010-01-03
Abu Dhabi Medication errors are expected to be reduced by 80 per cent with the new electronic health information system that will replace handwritten diagnoses and/or prescriptions. ...
http://hayajneh.org/i.html?http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidGN_31122009_010108/New%20information%20system%20for%20patients

 

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