Sunday 4 October 2015

First UAE organ transplant forum ends in Dubai

The first edition of UAE Organ Transplant Summit concluded yesterday (October 1) in Dubai, UAE highlighting scientific programmes on topics around organ transplantation in the region. The one-day Summit took place at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center in Dubai Health


1.7m children in Yemen 'at risk of malnutrition'

Six months of violence in Yemen have left at least 505 children dead, 702 injured and more than 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition, according to Unicef.   Across the country, nearly 10 million children – 80 per cent of the country’s under-18 populat


Pampers, Unicef mark a decade of tetanus protection

An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, owing to a 10-year long partnership between Pampers and Unicef that helped achieve this milestone.   The


UAE launches Geriatric Homecare conference

UAE's Ministry of Health has launched the first scientific Geriatic Homecare Conference, during a recently held press conference in Dubai.   The conference will reflect the Ministry’s commitment to address the growing demand for elderly home health car


India unveils climate target to cut carbon intensity

India has promised to make its economy more energy efficient and cut the carbon produced per unit of GDP growth by 33-35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 levels, its contribution to help reach a deal to slow global warming at a UN climate summit in December.   The wor


Health checks for jobs made easier in Bahrain

A change in the way expatriate workers undergo pre-employment health checks is expected to cut waiting times drastically. Until yesterday (October 1), Al Razi Health Centre in Manama was the sole point of call for foreigners requiring such checks, but this has now been extended to a number of


DHA hosts 'Leaders at Your Service' initiative

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) held its monthly ‘Leaders at Your Service’ initiative to provide customers with an opportunity to directly express their feedback, suggestions and complaints to senior DHA leaders.   Sheikha Al Rahoomi, director of Cu


UAE-wide hepatitis C awareness campaign launched

The Emirates Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society (EGHS) has launched a country-wide testing campaign across the UAE in co-operation with the Ministry of Healthy, in its attempt to combat the hepatitis C disease in the emirates.   The campaign supported by Du


Kaya launches breast cancer awareness drive

Kaya Skin Clinic, a leading international skin care clinic in Middle East, has launched a social, fun and unique campaign this year as part of its annual support to the month-long breast cancer awareness drive in October.    Running for the fifth consecutiv


Sharjah named region's first WHO healthy city

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday formally declared Sharjah as the first healthy city of the region. Dr Ala Alwan, WHO regional director for the Eastern Mediterranean, made the announcement in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Sup

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