healthcare

February 22, 2018

Physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi have created history in the UAE by developing a comprehensive multi-organ transplant program which is already transforming patients’ lives.

This month, the multi-specialty hospital successfully completed the UAE’s first full liver transplant and first lung transplant, both from deceased donors.

With the pioneering surgeries conducted this month, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has till now performed deceased donor transplants for four major organs – kidney, heart, liver and lung. These operations were supported by the Ministry of Health.

The UAE’s first full liver transplant, which took place on February 1, was performed"...

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February 22, 2018

When 14-year-old Sulaf Ali and her teammate Dania Safa, 15, students of Al Zouhour Private School, realised that they have the opportunity to invent a device that could help paediatric cancer patients, they weren't going to let it pass.

The girls with strong ambition to become future scientists said: 'We want to invent a robot that reads out stories to paediatric cancer patients. And we want to invent one that reminds them to take medicines or even one that can detect the disease in the early stages. The opportunities are limitless.'

The students, along"...

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February 22, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- The medical technology field spans a multi-billion dollar market, and corporate competitiveness has long been viewed as the key to staying ahead. But Joe Kiani, Chairman, and CEO of the medical technology company, Masimo, is bringing fierce competitors together for the sake of patient safety.

As a strong advocate for patient safety, Kiani founded the Patient Safety Movement Foundation to stem the needless deaths that occur in hospitals every day through preventable medical error. The goal is zero preventable deaths by 2020.

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February 22, 2018

Professor Hakam Yaseen, Medical Director and Head of the Pediatric & Neonatal Department at University Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah, served as Chairperson for the 6th Pediatric & Neonatal International Conference as part of a unified effort to lower infant and child mortality rates.

The two-day event, which concluded on February 9th, focused on the role that modern technology plays in shaping the future of pediatric and neonatal health, the conference organised ten different speaking sessions and four workshops. Bringing together more than 400 participants from Europe and Middle East, including Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, United Arab"...

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February 22, 2018

  • Excessive bleeding after childbirth (postpartum haemorrhage or PPH) is the leading direct cause of maternal mortality worldwide1
  • The CHAMPION trial is assessing the effectiveness and safety of heat-stable carbetocin vs. oxytocin, the current standard of care, for preventing PPH after vaginal birth2,3

(AETOS Wire) -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals and MSD, known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A., through its MSD for Mothers initiative, today announced the completion of CHAMPION (Carbetocin Haemorrhage Prevention), a global clinical trial conducted by the Human Reproduction Program (HRP) at the World Health Organization (WHO). CHAMPION is"...

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February 21, 2018

Hikma Pharmaceuticals appointed Sigurdur Olafsson as its new chief executive, as Jordan’s largest drug maker looks to stabilise its business following a series of cuts to its revenue forecasts.

Said Darwazah, Hikma’s current chairman and chief executive, will assume the role of executive chairman, the company said in a statement, adding that the top managerial changes will come into effect immediately.

London-listed Hikma, which develops, manufactures and markets branded and non-branded generic and in-licensed drugs, lowered revenue guidance in November"...

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February 21, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, in cooperation with the National Health Insurance Company, Daman, has launched the 'Traveller' programme, to provide emergency health insurance coverage for UAE nationals abroad, which is the first local and international programme of its kind.

The programme is part of the ministry’s wish to realise the UAE leadership's strategy to promote the safety and wellness of its nationals and achieve the UAE Vision 2021, which aims to make the UAE among the world’s leading countries by the Union's Golden Jubilee.

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February 20, 2018

Insurance companies in Dubai will soon be introducing prorated health insurance packages for residents that are linked with the duration of their visas, according to a senior official from Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Dr Haidar Al Yousef, director of the health funding department at the authority, said that the move was particularly beneficial for people with individual packages who forget to renew their insurance.

'This initiative will be launched in a few week's time,' said Dr Haider speaking to Khaleej Times. He said that the insurance packages will"...

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February 20, 2018

A mammography unit will accompany the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR), the annual breast cancer awareness initiative, which will begin in Sharjah on February 28.

The mobile mammography unit will offer free, specialised imaging services for breast and cervical cancer through the seven-day ride, which will conclude on March 6 in Abu Dhabi.

Addressing a Press conference held in Sharjah on Monday, Reem BinKaram, head of the Pink Caravan's higher organising committee, said: 'We are honoured today to announce the completion of the Pink Caravan's permanent mobile mammography"...

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February 20, 2018

UAE-based conglomerate Kanoo Group has announced it is partnering with French services provider, Armonia Group, to create a new event management and luxury hospitality staffing company.

Called Armonia Middle East and based in Dubai, the joint venture is looking at a growing market for high-end experiences at sporting events in the Gulf, as well as conferences and exhibitions hosted by major brands and corporations in the region.

“We see that the region has a need for event experiences that need to now up their game and deliver what should be the next level of"...

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