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Vaccination Certificates are Required for all Pilgrims Going to Makkah


The Health Ministry in Dubai announced yesterday that pilgrims to Makkah should have a meningitis vaccination certificate from the ministry and should be valid for more than 10 days. Also pilgrims with chronic diseases, pregnant women and the obese individuals are asked to be vaccinated against flu. Dr Mahmoud Fikri, executive director for Health […]

Kuwaiti Girls to be Vaccinated Against Cervical Cancer


Al-Seyassah daily quoting sources announced the decision submitted by Dr Hilal Al-Sayer, Minister of Health in Kuwait to vaccinate all 15-year-old Kuwaiti girls against cervical cancer. Three doses of the vaccine will be offered to the Kuwaiti girls in the 10th grade in public and private schools within six months. The minister will be […]

Ministry of Health in Jordan Aims to Increase its Annual Budget


A senior government official announced on Monday that around 50% of the Ministry of Health’s annual budget of JD515 million is spent on the treatment of beneficiaries in other health facilities. Minister of Health Abdul Latif Wreikat spoke during a media forum organized by the Centre for Defending the Freedom of Journalists saying the […]

A New Rheumatology Clinic is Established by Al Ain Hospital


A Rheumatology Clinic has been initiated in Al Ain by Al Ain Hospital, owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA) and managed by Vienna Medical University and VAMED. This clinic is specialized in treating rheumatic diseases which are disorders involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis (a condition in which […]

Health Insurance Complaints are decreasing during 2011 in Abu Dhabi


In order to have their health insurance schemes valid at all times, Abu Dhabi citizens submitted complaints to the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD). During a conference held yesterday, HAAD asked employers and sponsors to commit with the regulations of the health insurance law for the emirate. It was announced that the number of […]

Major Steps Towards Enhancing Healthcare Sector Across Oman


The Ministry of Health (MoH) in Oman is planning to develop health services in the country through starting an accreditation for healthcare facilities. Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Saidi, minister of health said during ‘Oman Health – Healthcare Expansion Summit’ yesterday “Ministry of Health is working towards accreditation of healthcare facilities and system in […]

Achievements in Healthcare Sector are Increasing across UAE


A senior private sector executive announces that the UAE’s healthcare sector became more advanced after relocating to Dubai. David Hadley, CEO of EHL Management Services said “Dubai and the UAE have become more attractive [since the Arab Spring began]. The demand for healthcare services will continue to rise and is growing at a faster […]

Cooperation Between EU and UAE to Enhance Food Safety


A senior health official announced that UAE will cooperate with the European Union to improve food safety and empower consumers to make healthy food choices. John Dalli, European commissioner for health and consumer policy, said “Reformulation of food products was also an important issue and food manufacturers in the EU have been pushed to […]

Kuwait Hospitals and Clinics Need more Development


Al-Qabas daily revealed that Dr Cameron Larry, Head of the Canadian medical team from McGill University in Canada and Assistant Director of the University Health Center has opposed the procedures in Kuwaiti hospitals, particularly the unsystematic scheduling of patients’ appointments. He said “The waiting period for patients is too long, in addition to the […]

Mental Healthcare is Improving with Fast Steps in Qatar


In order to develop Qatar‘s mental healthcare services design, the ministry decided to hire new members at the National Mental Health Committee. This committee supervises the implementation of an integrated local approach to mental healthcare. This decision was made by Minister of Public Health and Secretary General of Supreme Council of Health (SCH), H […]