News & Updates

Emirates SkyCargo operates vaccine charter to Brazil

Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 25 tonnes of vaccines from Milan to BH airport, Bello Horizonte in Brazil on its Boeing 777 freighter aircraft. This is the largest shipment of vaccines that the air cargo carrier has transported on a single flight and it is also the first time that BH Airport has received such a large shipment of vaccines. Given the extreme sensitivity of the vaccines to temperature fluctuations, the entire shipment, equivalent to about 1.8 million doses, had…

National Reference Laboratory certified by GCAA to conduct safety tests

National Reference Laboratory (NRL), part of Mubadala's network of healthcre providers, has been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to carry out drug and alcohol testing for pilots, cabin crew, ground staff, air traffic controllers and other safety-sensitive aviation professionals and stakeholders in the UAE. NRL obtained the stringent certification for its robust testing process, quality control, extensive experience with drug and alcohol testing in other industries, and its established reputation in the UAE and the wider region…

Dubai Science Park launches platform to enhance healthcare sector

Dubai Science Park (DSP), a science-focused business community, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with OPEN Health, a communications and market access firm, Synapse Medical Services, a healthcare service provider, and Connect Communications, a strategic healthcare communications company, to launch the healthcare networking platform Advance Health. The platform converges key stakeholders in the healthcare sector in Dubai. Providing access to information, educational events and networking opportunities, Advance Health ultimately aims to improve patient outcomes in the UAE. The agreement…

ICLDC and Healthpoint join hands to treat polycystic ovary syndrome

Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), part of Mubadala's network of healthcare providers, and its sister facility, Healthpoint, a multi-speciality hospital in Abu Dhabi, are joining forces to treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with an integrated multi-disciplinary approach delivered by the first-of- its-kind clinic in the UAE. Located at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, the new clinic will give patients the opportunity of receiving d iagnosis an d treatment from endocrinology, dermatology and gynaecology in liaison and under one…

Experts raise concerns on rising incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

On the occasion of World IBD Day, leading experts in the UAE are raising awareness on the growing incidence of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) among communities in the Middle East. Inflammatory bowel disease refers to two disorders, ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD), that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. In IBD, the normal immune response is overactive in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract within the digestive system. This causes inflammation of the GI tract, which can result in…