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The Importance of Showing IDs in Bahrain hospitals.


In Bahrain, Manama-patients are required to show their identity cards (ID) in all categories of state –run hospitals and medical centers. Patients are now asked to present their cards at the time of registration or forming appointments. Dr. Mariam Al Jalahma, Assistant Under-secretary of Primary Care and Public Health at the Ministry of Health, […]

DHA Leads A Study on Role of Private Sector
in Healthcare


The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is leading a comprehensive study to evaluate the most feasible options for the private sector to take on a substantial role in health and healthcare management.

A high-level committee has been set up in this regard and is headed by Khalid Al Shaikh Mubarak, CEO of Shared Support Services […]

Oman Focuses on Negative Impact of Medical Drugs Reports


Dr Sawsan bint Ahmed bin Jaafar, Director-General of Pharmacology and Medicine Monitoring, has said that the World Health Organization accords great significance to after-marketing follow-up of medical drugs and, for this purpose, set up a centre for Medicinal Alert in Uppsala city, Switzerlands. The centre aims to detect any negative impacts of medicines, other […]

SKMC Performs The First Child Kidney Transplant Successfully in UAE


The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) has succeeded in performing the first kidney transplant on a child in the UAE, according to the medical institution.

SKMC said the patient, a Pakistani girl who was operated upon in the first quarter of 2010, had an uneventful hospital stay and the clinical outcome was judged excellent. […]

Dubai Municipality Ends “Together for a healthier life” Campaign


The fourth and last phase of Dubai Municipality’s public health campaign under the slogan “Together for a healthier lifestyle” was held in the jogging track of Jumeirah Open Beach recently.

The campaign addressed weighty matters like obesity and related diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure. Free check ups and consultations were […]

GCC to Hold “World Day for Safety and Health at Work”


The “World Day for Safety and Health at Work”, will be held on April 28th under the theme “Emerging risks and new patterns of prevention in a changing world of work”.

H.E. Dr. Tawfiq bin Ahmad Khoja, Director General of the Executive Board of Health Ministers’ Council for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) States […]

DHA Conducts Health Awareness Campaign in DWC


The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) conducted a health awareness campaign in Dubai Women’s College (DWC) to celebrate World Health Day.

The DHA conducted a number of health awareness activities like health checkups to access blood sugar and blood pressure levels, workshops on healthy nutrition and lectures of the importance of breastfeeding.

A team of […]

Syria And UAE Discuss Medical Cooperation


Dr. Rida, Minister of Health, discussed with Director General of the UAE Ministry of Health Dr. Salem al-Darmaki cooperation in health sector and developing it through the first meeting of the Syrian-Emirati Technical and Health Committee.

Minister Said expressed desire to cooperate with the UAE in the domains of nursing, management and medicine control […]

Health Ministry to Launch Free Health Insurance Trial on Students


The public health services sector is set to try free health insurance for all students, announced to Health Minister Mohammad Jawad Khalifeh.

The minister said that the government would soon launch an ambitious plan to provide medical coverage for the entirety of the country’s students, in both public and private schools.

“At the beginning […]

School Health Services Leads A Diabetes Awareness Campaign in Abu Dhabi


School Health Services (SHS), in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC); will be leading “Diabetes Awareness Campaign” at 17 schools in Abu Dhabi City, Al Ain & Western Region. The campaign is created to bring about awareness of Diabetes among school children.

Dr. Sumaya Marzouqi, Manager of School Health Services, said; “At […]