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Health Insurance for Low-Income Expats in UAE

Dubai, June 11 Abu Dhabi emirate will start a health insurance policy next month which will help low-income expats. ...."From July 1, all companies that fall under the Phase 1 category will be obliged to take part in the health insurance scheme // which will make the lowest paid the first to benefit from the law," said Dr Ahmad Al Mazroui, Director General of the General Authority for Health Ser...

UAE Reports lowest number of AIDS cases

WHO has reported that UAE had some of the lowest number of reported HIV/Aids cases in the world over the past few years, and there are statistics to prove it.// ..This was the conclusion of the official report released by the Preventive Medicine Department at the Ministry of Health. Neighboring countries have also reported a similar situation. ..According to the report, "Cultural, social and be...

Escalating Healthcare charges in UAE

In UAE, the common man has seen a rapid increase in healthcare charges over the past few years. The people in UAE have been affected not only by the rising cost of living// but also by the health sector, which has become a money-spinning business. ..The government in 2003 revised the healthcare fee structure. This had upset many emigrants, who previously had the benefit of ‘free’ hospital visits...

WHO Awards Prequalification Status to the First UAE Approved Vaccine

The first ever vaccine approved by the UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) against highly contagious rotavirus has been recently awarded with a //prequalification status by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is the first time a vaccine against rotavirus gastroenteritis has received such clearance. ..The WHO prequalification endorses the Rotarix quality, safety and efficacy, and its ability to fulfi...

UAE Introduces Cervical Cancer Vaccine

An education programme on cervical cancer prevention and the new vaccine Gardasil was conducted in the American Hospital Dubai//. This was organized by a team of doctors from Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the hospital and was attended by 130 women. ..Dr Rihab Awad of the hospital insisted on a routine screening procedure for cervical cancer like the pap tests once a year. Any aberratio...

Gates Foundation, MMV Plan To Fund Malaria Research Center in UAE

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Medicines for Malaria Venture plan to fund the establishment of a research center //in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The center will focus on developing affordable, effective malaria drugs, Gulf News reports. ....Gates Foundation and MMV representatives on Wednesday met with officials from the UAE Ministry of Health to discuss the project. The founda...

Prevalence of AIDS Cases in UAE is Low

Abu Dhabi: The latest statistics by the Ministry of Health (MoH), United Arab Emirates has revealed 645 cases of AIDS at the end of 2006 in the country//, media reported Wednesday. ...."Only a few cases were reported recently. We could say AIDS cases are not increasing significantly," Ali Shukur, Under-secretary of the Ministry of Health was quoted as saying. ....Shukur admitted that the social...

UAE Analyses HIV Policies to Plan National Strategy

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is analysing its HIV/AIDS policies to develop a five-year national strategy concerning the killer disease, Gulf News// reported Thursday... ..Officials from governmental agencies as well as international organisations, including the Red Crescent Authority, UNAIDS and UNDP, discussed the HIV/AIDS situation in the country at a workshop. ....The workshop was the firs...

Legalization of Therapeutic Abortion in UAE on the Cards

A senior official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said the government is working to draft a law allowing therapeutic abortions, as part of the country's prevention// programme of genetic disorders. ...."We are studying it from two ways: on the mother or child's health. But the choice to have the abortion will be under the umbrella of religion. Whatever we decide has to be within the religious...

Legalization of Therapeutic Abortion in UAE on the Cards

A senior official of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said the government is working to draft a law allowing therapeutic abortions, as part of the country's prevention programme of genetic disorders. ......"We are studying it from two ways: on the mother or child's health. But the choice to have the abortion will be under the umbrella of religion. Whatever we decide has to be within the religious...

UAE Plans to Implement Anti-smoking Law

United Arab Emirates is drafting a law to curb smoking to secure peoples' rights to the highest standards of health . ......"The UAE is very much committed towards implementing a comprehensive anti-tobacco law to reduce the spread of the habit in the society, especially among children and adolescents," Ali bin Shukur, Under-secretary of the Ministry of Health, was quoted as saying by Khaleej Time...
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