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CBAHI Certificates have become a must for Operating Hospitals in KSA


Dr. Muhammad Hamza Khushaim, Deputy Minister of Health for Development and Planning has announced that any health facility wishing to operate in KSA must get accreditation from the Central Board of Accreditation for Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI). He said “All medical facilities must meet the quality standards set by the CBAHI”.

He added that in […]

Paper cuts could save UAE hospitals $640 million


Dubai, UAE (28 March 2012) – Leading healthcare delegates will gather at the annual HIMSS Middle East 2012 conference which takes place in Abu Dhabi on 20-21 May at the Rocco Forte Hotel to examine the return on investments for hospitals adopting clinical information technology in the UAE’s burgeoning healthcare sector.

John P. Hoyt, […]

‘Social stigma’ still attached to mental health issues for Arab women


Dubai, UAE: While the UAE does not have any formal method of collecting information on mental health disorders, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), depression is the second leading contributor to poor health and shorter lifespan among people between the ages of 15 and 44.

Experts at the upcoming Obs-Gyne Exhibition & Congress, […]

Onset of heart attack in Arab women often disguised as flu


Dubai, UAE: Mortality and morbidity due to cardiovascular disease (or Ischaemic heart disease) is on the rise in women in Middle Eastern countries. Heart disease once thought to affect only men does frequently affect women and worldwide, 8.6 million women die from heart disease each year, accounting for a third of all deaths in […]

Medical Investments by Godrej to be done in Oman


India’s Godrej announced doing substantial investments in Oman‘s thriving healthcare facilities and allied services industry. Bomi S Gandhi, General Manager, MENA region, and G Srinivas, Deputy General Manager, International Business said “We are in the final phase of discussions of investing hugely in the flourishing healthcare segment of global standard and the first entity […]

Prevalence of voice disorders in the Arab region is expected to be higher than 6%


Dubai, UAE: According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 6% of the population have speech, voice or language disorders . The prevalence in the region is expected to be higher however, unfortunately, there are no official statistics regarding the prevalence of voice disorders for neither the UAE nor the Arab region.

Dr. Yaser S. […]

Ongoing need for monitoring and control mechanisms in UAE’s healthcare landscape


Dubai, UAE: Regional governments are increasingly focusing their efforts towards creating world-class healthcare facilities, and in doing so are improving the country’s regulatory environment and capacity planning. Governments are increasingly looking to Public Private Partnerships (PPP) to help ease the burden on the healthcare facilities, as well as helping with the financial impact of […]

Midwifery Practices to be Standardised Across the UAE


Dubai, UAE: A recent report published by the United Nations stated that “increasing women’s access to quality midwifery services has become a focus of global efforts to realize the right of every woman to the best possible healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth.” According to experts at the Midwifery Conference, set to take place on […]

Improving Patient Outcomes in Orthopaedic Surgery


Dubai, UAE: Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction – Middle East (ICJR-ME) got underway today at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center and was officially inaugurated by the Director-General […]