The DHA’s primary health care sector has drafted the annual school health plan for 2010 which will be implemented across 160 schools in the Emirate of Dubai.
The plan has been designed to encourage 200,000 students across 160 schools in Dubai to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Dr Ahmed Ibrahim bin Kalban, CEO of primary health sector at [...]
United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) today drew on global health experts to discuss the spread of international Pandemics. Attendees at the Global Health and the UAE: Asia-Middle East Connections conference, listened to leading international healthcare professionals and academics discuss the latest research findings on the spread and control of pandemics. These included the tracking of [...]
Focusing on parents of children with special needs, the Occupational Therapy Department (OTD) of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) conducted a Down’s Syndrome Awareness Workshop, recently.
The one-day event, which attracted approximately 30 participants, was one in a series of workshops designed to reach out to parents, particularly the mothers of children with Down’s Syndrome. Its aim [...]
While some members of the Central Municipal Council (CMC) have stepped in a raging controversy on fake doctors allegedly practising in the country, a senior Supreme Council of Health (SCH) official has termed the row a “non-issue.”
Reacting to the controversy which the official said was stoked by some Central Municipal Council members and a section [...]
The Medical Licensing Department at the Supreme Council of Health (SCH) is planning to link itself electronically to its counterparts in other countries to speed up licensing procedures in Qatar. The department recently made it mandatory for all healthcare professionals seeking a licence to practise in Qatar to produce a Certificate of Good Standing from [...]
Dubai After Jon Wright twice survived testicular cancer, he and his brother Dom decided to cycle along the Tropic of Cancer to raise awareness about the disease.
Jon had a tumour removed in June 2007. However, 12 months later, the disease came back to haunt him.
After months of radiotherapy treatment, Jon started cycling to regain fitness.
Dubai All major government hospitals will undergo rigorous checks to comply with international standards to improve services and reduce patient risk, said Dr Hanif Hassan, Minister of Health.
He said while the medical institutions in the country are comparable to those in the developed world, accrediting them will not only raise the quality of health care [...]