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MENAP-SMI reiterates its ongoing call for enhanced healthcare through responsible self-care

MENAP-SMI(Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan Self Medication Industry), a non-profit organization representing regional manufacturers of consumer medicines, food supplements and home-use medical devices, recently reiterated its ongoing call for enhanced healthcare through responsible self-care, as it released its 2021 action agenda. MENAP-SMI’s standing mission is to promote better health and wellness throughout the region, by educating the industry and the public on the advantages of diligent self-medication and homebased healthcare. In 2021, the non-profit's Regional Regulatory working group will…

Over 40% of UAE residents received covid-19 vaccine

Over 40 percent of the UAE's population has received the Covid-19 vaccine, a top official announced recently. Health authorities have also administered the vaccine to close to half of all the elderly residents in the country. Dr Farida Al Hosani, official spokesperson for the UAE Health Sector, explained, “About 48.6 percent of the elderly population have received the vaccine, which is an achievement that will help the country reach herd immunity." All this is in line with the UAE's plan…

Moderna moves forward to supply 100m covid-19 vaccine to the US

Moderna Inc said recently that it was moving forward the supply target for the second 100 million of its COVID-19 vaccine doses to the United States by a month to May end. The company said short-term delays in the final stages of production and release of filled vials at Moderna's fill and finish contractor Catalent have recently delayed the release of some doses. Moderna said these delays are expected to be resolved in the near term and are not expected…

DoH Chairman stresses over the importance of children’s health and well-being in the Abu Dhabi healthcare ecosystem

Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH), affirmed that children’s health and well-being is a fundamental pillar of all efforts and a priority in the healthcare ecosystem in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. "As the world observes International Childhood Cancer Day, here in Abu Dhabi we are reminded that maintaining children’s health and well-being is a fundamental pillar of all our efforts and a priority in our healthcare ecosystem. This embodies…

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi supports Cardiac patients with remote heart monitoring program

Cardiac patients continued to receive support even when they were confined to their homes, thanks to the remote heart monitoring program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, an integral part of Mubadala Health. The Clinic established its remote heart monitoring program in August 2015. Patients are implanted with a small device under their skin and benefit from round the clock monitoring by their care team. The device transmits abnormal findings, enabling the medical team to diagnose and monitor the patient’s response…