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DHA to incorporate unified immunization records

The Dubai Health Authority, DHA, will create an immunization record for each individual in Dubai to improve preventative care, said a top health official on the sidelines of the recent Dubai Health Forum, which took place from 15-16 January 2018 Amani Al Jassmi, Director of Information Technology at the DHA, said, "The initiative is known as HASANA and it will provide access to unified immunisation records at any facility and will ensure availability of relevant data. It also enables the…

UAE occupies first position in number of internationally accredited healthcare providers

The UAE has occupied the first position globally for the fourth consecutive year in terms of the number of accredited healthcare providers in the country, according to the Joint Committee International, JCI, an organisation that provides accreditation for healthcare facilities. The numbers of internationally accredited healthcare providers in the UAE has reached 178 hospitals, medical centres and health facilities. The Ministry of Health and Community Prevention announced that the UAE's health sector has led in terms of the percentage of…

UAE to introduce device to combat type II diabetes

The UAE will be the first country in the world after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to introduce a device to treat high blood sugar type II. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for Public Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) said that the move comes under the Ministry's plan to combat the risks associated with diabetes and provide the patients with latest global treatment systems. The UAE is one of…

NUS researchers develop ultra-thin microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring

A research team from National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a soft, flexible and stretchable microfibre sensor for real-time healthcare monitoring and diagnosis. The novel sensor is highly sensitive and ultra-thin with a diameter of a strand of human hair. It is also simple and cost-effective to mass produce. Wearable and flexible technology has gained significant interest in recent years, leading to tremendous progress in soft and wearable sensors. In tandem with this trend, micro-fluidic devices using conductive liquid…

Expats in MEA show highest prevalence of cardiovascular disease – Aetna International

The number of people in the world dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to rise. Aetna International is taking a continuous, proactive approach to help address the issue. Helping people focus on staying healthy and providing support to those at-risk of developing CVD can help improve people's ability to avoid CVD and additional complications. Between 1930 and 2013, CVD deaths increased by 41 percent, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. In a white paper called, “The forgotten…