Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer Together

Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer Together By Dr. Divya Hegde, Specialist – Obstetrics & Gynecology, Thumbay Medical & Dental Specialty Center, Sharjah It is that time of the year when all the healthcare workers wear pink ribbons and there are campaigns exhorting all to get a mammogram done. October is breast cancer awareness month, an annual campaign done worldwide to increaseRead more about Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer Together[...] Read More

Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment Makes Learning More Accessible to Jordan’s Visually Impaired Students

Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment Makes Learning More Accessible to Jordan’s Visually Impaired Students The Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment’s ARA initiative has distributed a total of 400 titles in audiobook, large-print and braille formats across four schools in Jordan and to a number of entities dedicated to helping the blind and visually impaired. The donation drive comes in line with the ARA’s vision to empower children with special needs andRead more about Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment Makes Learning More Accessible to Jordan’s Visually Impaired Students[...] Read More

Saudi patient with life-threatening facial injury thankful after reconstruction surgery transforms his life

Prof. Hashish A Saudi patient with a devastating facial injury now feels like he has his life back on track thanks to life-changing surgery by Saudi German Hospital (SGH) in Jeddah. A 30-year-old patient was involved in a gardening accident with an electric chainsaw, which resulted in severe and catastrophic damage to his left side of hisRead more about Saudi patient with life-threatening facial injury thankful after reconstruction surgery transforms his life[...] Read More

UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Reiterates Nation’s Commitment to Robust Climate Action

UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Reiterates Nation’s Commitment to Robust Climate Action During his participation in the High-Level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Development for All, convened by María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, reiterated the country’s green commitment and support for ambitious and innovativeRead more about UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment Reiterates Nation’s Commitment to Robust Climate Action[...] Read More

First Immunotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer Approved in the United States

First Immunotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer Approved in the United States Immunotherapy has been a game-changer for treating cancers such as melanoma, lung cancer and bladder cancer. Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first-ever combination of an immunotherapy drug (atezolizumab), plus chemotherapy (nabpaclitaxel) for treating breast cancer. Jame Abraham, M.D., an oncologist at Cleveland Clinic, one of the United States’ leading cancerRead more about First Immunotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer Approved in the United States[...] Read More

Genetic Testing to Be Offered to Positive Cases Diagnosed by Pink Caravan Breast Cancer Awareness Ride 2019

Fixed clinics will offer free checkups and screenings for 10 days, 21 Feb – 2 Mar across the UAE Over 30 mobile clinics will be setup in the seven emirates and a mini mobile van will accompany the equestrian ride 150 equestrian volunteers will lead the awareness march, covering 154 km across the UAE PCRRead more about Genetic Testing to Be Offered to Positive Cases Diagnosed by Pink Caravan Breast Cancer Awareness Ride 2019[...] Read More

Avivo Group Hosts Competition to Raise Awareness on Diabetes

With over a million cases being reported, diabetes is a becoming a serious health issue in the UAE – lifestyle and junk food being the main cause of this disease. Avivo Group’s New National Medical Centre in Abu Dhabi hosted a painting competition ‘Spread the Blue’ – for school children as part of its initiativeRead more about Avivo Group Hosts Competition to Raise Awareness on Diabetes[...] Read More

Ministry of Health and Prevention announces Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah awarded international accreditation by JCI

• UAE remains number 1 globally with highest number of accredited health facilities • Government eyes improving national health indicator results The Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced that the Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah was recently awarded an international accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) after passing the rigorous assessments used toRead more about Ministry of Health and Prevention announces Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah awarded international accreditation by JCI[...] Read More

RCSI and MBRU sign an MOU to jointly foster advancement in healthcare education, training, innovation and research in the UAE

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Dubai, an international leader in healthcare education, and Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai Healthcare City Authority’s academic arm, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that highlights their joint efforts to support healthcare professionals through high-quality education, continuing professional development, research andRead more about RCSI and MBRU sign an MOU to jointly foster advancement in healthcare education, training, innovation and research in the UAE[...] Read More

Ministry of Health and Prevention issues licenses to 211 private health facilities & orders temporary closure of 24 erring establishments

• Closures to ensure patient well-being • Inspection of health facilities helps prevent errors for society’s benefit • Ministry reinforces efforts to ensure efficient licensing system and safety in treatment The Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a license to 211 health facilities in the country this year as well as ordered the closureRead more about Ministry of Health and Prevention issues licenses to 211 private health facilities & orders temporary closure of 24 erring establishments[...] Read More