Central Africa: Abu Dhabi Opens Up Free Covid-19 Vaccines to Tourists
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Dubai/United Arab Emirates -- Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is offering tourists free COVID-19 vaccinations that were previously restricted to UAE citizens and residency visa holders. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Center for Genomic Discovery launched in the United Arab Emirates
The “first of its kind” institution aims at enhancing local genomic research, and diagnosing and treating patients with genetic disorders. Its launch coincides with the formation of the board of the Emirati Genome Program. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Iran's hard-line president-elect says he won't meet Biden
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president-elect said Monday he would not meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: UAE Lifts Travel Ban on Nigeria as Emirates Resumes Flights
[Daily Trust] The United Arab Emirates has finally lifted travel ban on Nigeria, paving the way for the resumption of flights between two countries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hard-line judiciary head wins Iran presidency as turnout low
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line judiciary chief won a landslide victory Saturday in the country's presidential... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate Iran candidate concedes win by judiciary chief
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The sole moderate in Iran's presidential election conceded his loss early Saturday to the country's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: UAE Bars Entry for Uganda, DR Congo Travellers Over Covid-19
[East African] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will suspend entry for travellers coming from Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda starting June 11, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, state news agency WAM said on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Child maltreatment and neglect in the United Arab Emirates and relationship with low self-esteem and symptoms of depression - Shah SM, Nowshad G, Dhaheri FA, Al-Shamsi MH, Al-Ketbi AM, Galadari A, Joshi P, Bendak H, Grivna M, Arnone D.
OBJECTIVES: To our knowledge, this study is the first in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to investigate the prevalence of child maltreatment in relation to depressive symptoms and self-esteem. STUDY DESIGN: Exposure to physical maltreatment, emotional abuse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Epidemiological changes of geriatric trauma in the United Arab Emirates - Alao DO, Cevik AA, Grivna M, Eid HO, Abu-Zidan FM.
We aimed to study the epidemiological changes in geriatric trauma in Al-Ain City, United Arab Emirates, in the past decade to give recommendations on injury prevention.Trauma patients aged 65  years and above who were hospitalized at Al-Ain Hospital for m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Middle East ’s Aster DM Healthcare announces partnership with Roche Diagnostics
The agreement will focus on improving solutions across Aster ’s entities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Qatar, and Oman. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 2, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

More than 10 million cases of COVID-19 reported in WHO ’s Eastern Mediterranean Region
Cairo, 31 May 2021 – More than 10.1 million COVID-19 cases and 202 121 deaths have been reported from 22 countries across WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean Region since the first documented case on 29 January 2020. “This is a troubling milestone for everyone in our Region. Despite all our efforts over the past 16 months, we have not yet controlled the pandemic and there is much work to do. We all have a role in reducing infections and deaths by acting responsibly to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” said Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean. As of 30 May, almost...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 31, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Wanted: Transparency & Accountability in Pandemic-Related Spending
Under the UN-backed COVAX initiative, UNICEF ships COVID-19 vaccine syringes from a warehouse in Dubai Logistics City, United Arab Emirates. And as the world continues to grapple with the health and economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN and Islamic Development Bank have teamed up to help the most vulnerable. May 2021. Credit: UNICEF/Ruel PableoBy Chady El Khoury, Jiro Honda, Johan Mathisen, and Etienne Yehoue*WASHINGTON DC, May 21 2021 (IPS) Governments around the world are playing a crucial role in providing lifelines to people and firms to help combat the pandemic and its economic fallout. To support t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chady El Khoury - Jiro Honda - Johan Mathisen and Etienne Ye Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UAE to offer booster shot to recipients of Sinopharm vaccine
The United Arab Emirates says it will offer booster shots to those who received the Chinese state-backed Sinopharm vaccine six months after vaccination (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Seychelles: Seychelles, UAE Open 'Travel Corridor' Between Countries for Covid Vaccinated Travellers
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) established a new travel corridor for vaccinated travellers between the two countries as part of bilateral cooperation and recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UAE is in talks with UK about 'red list' travel ban, should be off list 'soon,' Emirates chairman says
The U.K. Foreign Office currently "advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the UAE based on the current assessment of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Islamic nations hold emergency summit on Israel-Gaza attacks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation opened an emergency meeting Sunday over the heavy... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hindu temple in UAE ships oxygen aid to crisis-hit India
Volunteers from the Hindu community in the United Arab Emirates are heeding distress calls from their country, shipping oxygen cylinders to help India battle its catastrophic coronavirus surge (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO Panel Authorizes Emergency Use of China ’s Sinopharm Vaccine
(GENEVA) — The World Health Organization gave emergency use authorization Friday to a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a U.N.-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines. The decision by a WHO technical advisory group, a first for a Chinese vaccine, opens the possibility that Sinopharm’s offering could be included in the U.N.-backed COVAX program in coming weeks or months and distributed through U.N. children’s agency UNICEF and WHO’s Americas regional office. Aside from efficacy number...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAMEY KEATEN / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 wire Source Type: news

US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States on Sunday immediately denied a report by Iranian state-run television that deals... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Going paperless: Emirates begins digital verification of COVID-19 medical records
The integration with the Dubai Health Authority reportedly makes the emirate one of the first cities in the world to implement full digital verification of traveller COVID-19 medical records. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 28, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

'Incident' strikes Saudi port of Yanbu in Red Sea
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Black smoke rose Tuesday off the Saudi port of Yanbu after an undescribed "incident" in the Red Sea,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arsenal: Man falls from box office roof as thousands of Arsenal fans protest
A man has fallen from the box office roof outside The Emirates Stadium as thousands of Arsenal fans have been protesting against the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran president calls 60% enrichment an answer to 'evilness'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's president on Wednesday called Tehran's decision to enrich uranium up to 60% after saboteurs... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden to move ahead with $23 billion UAE weapons sale approved by Trump
The Biden administration is moving ahead with a $23 billion arms sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that was approved under the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran blames Israel for sabotage at Natanz nuclear site
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday blamed Israel for a sabotage attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UAE sends Syria aid to help it fight spread of coronavirus
Syrian state media say the country has received a planeload from the United Arab Emirates with food items and medical aid yo help the war-torn country fight against the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

No association between suicidality and weight among school-attending adolescents in the United Arab Emirates - Ibrahim H, Mahfoud ZR.
Previous data on the link between weight and suicidality is heterogenous. We aim to investigate the potential association between weight and suicidality among adolescents in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). We hypothesize that an association exists between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Women and Girls to the Front
This article was originally published in Forbes Africa.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post Women and Girls to the Front appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Gender Equality in STEM for a better tomorrow The post Women and Girls to the Front appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Ali Obaid Al Dhaheri Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Source Type: news

EXPLAINER: What we know about a ship blocking the Suez Canal
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A giant backhoe and a squadron of tugboats look minuscule against the cargo ship’s bulk,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt's Suez Canal
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A skyscraper-sized container ship has become wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal and blocked all traffic... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saudi Arabia offers cease-fire plan to Yemen rebels
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Monday offered a cease-fire proposal to Yemen's Houthi rebels that includes reopening... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oil giant Saudi Aramco sees 2020 profits drop to $49 billion
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its profits nearly halved in 2020... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen faces famine as deadly as Ethiopia's in 1980s that left 1.2 million dead, says NGO chief
Jan Egeland called on the nations that had fought in Yemen, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to join Europe and the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim missile hits Saudi oil facility
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said they attacked a Saudi oil facility in the port city of Jiddah on Thursday,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Iran shut down the internet mobile data network in Southeast province as an apparent “tool to conceal” the government’s harsh crackdown...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s impoverished southeast has been experiencing wide disruptions of internet services, experts... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada Pension Plan CEO resigns after travelling for vaccine
The chief executive of the fund that manages Canada Pension Plan investments has resigned after it was revealed that he had traveled to the United Arab Emirates, where he was vaccinated against COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Spacewatch: Hope spacecraft sends back pictures of Mars volcanoes
Hope mission is to study Martian atmosphere to help understand how water has been lostThe first photograph of Mars taken by the Emirates Mars Mission ’s Hope spacecraft has been released by the UAE Space Agency and Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre .Captured at 20:36 GMT on 10 February 2021, one day after the Hope probe successfully entered orbit around the red planet, the image shows sunlight creeping over the giant volcanoes of the Tharsis region.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Environment World news Science Mars Space Source Type: news

Palestinian president's rival promises vaccines for Gaza
A rival to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the United Arab Emirates is sending 20,000 doses of the Russian coronavirus vaccine to the Gaza Strip (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

IceCure Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Rise General Trading, LCC, Expanding Market Reach Across the Middle East
Three-Year Agreement Launches Distribution of IceCure's ProSense® Cryoablation System in the United Arab Emirates and Persian Gulf States CAESAREA, Israel, Feb. 17, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IceCure Medical Ltd. (TASE: ICCM)... Devices, Distribution IceCure Medical, Rise General Trading, ProSense Cryoablation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peace in Yemen, But not Without Women ’s Role in Peacebuilding
Kawkab Al-ThaibaniBy Sania FarooquiNEW DELHI, India, Feb 15 2021 (IPS) The armed conflict in Yemen which has lasted six years, has killed and injured over thousands of civilians, displaced more than one million people and given rise to cholera outbreaks, medicine shortages and threats of famine. By the end of 2019, it is estimated that over 233,000 Yemenies have been killed as a result of fighting and the humanitarian crisis. With nearly two-thirds of its population requiring food assistance, Yemen is also experiencing the world’s worst food security crisis. The United Nations has called the humanitarian crisis in Ye...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sania Farooqui Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Food Security and Nutrition Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

U.A.E. and Israel have world's fastest vaccination programs — what can the West learn from them?
While the vaccination successes of Middle East countries such as in Israel and the United Arab Emirates can be partly explained by their small populations and relative wealth, medical experts say the West can take some lessons from the approach to COVID-19 vaccinations in the region. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Africa: UAE Commits to Advancing African Solutions to Shared Global Challenges
[allAfrica] Dubai -- The conclusion of the African Union (AU) Summit on Sunday was an important moment to reflect on the pace of change across the continent and the friendship that my country, the United Arab Emirates, enjoys with the people of Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Burden of road injuries in United Arab Emirates and the Middle East region - Hashim MJ.
INTRODUCTION: The world's highest rates of road traffic injuries occur in the Middle East. The region claims the global top spot both in terms of burden of suffering as well as resultant deaths. With the availability of recently updated data on road injuri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

UAE women scientists lead Arab world's first space mission to Mars
The Emirates Mars Mission aims to provide a complete picture of the Martian atmosphere for the first time. Women make up 80% of the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Dubai's COVID vaccine scramble, Sikhs serve doses to all
The coronavirus pandemic is surging to new heights in the United Arab Emirates and residents are scrambling to get vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Child maltreatment in Dubai and the Northern United Arab Emirates: dental hygienists and assistants' knowledge - Al Hashmi R, Hussein I, Kowash M, Welbury R, Al-Halabi M.
PURPOSE: Dental assistants (DAs) and hygienists (DHs) should play an active role in the detection and reporting of child abuse and neglect (CAN). We aimed to investigate CAN knowledge of DAs and DHs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and some of the inhibit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Tensions rise as rival Mars probes approach their final destination
Anxious moment for scientists in US, China and UAE as spacecrafts enter crucial stages of long journey to red planetThe skies above Mars will witness some startling aeronautical displays in the next few days when three rival space robot probes reach the red planet after journeying for millions of miles across space.Related:US billionaires vie to make space the next business frontierContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Mars Science Space Nasa China United Arab Emirates World news Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt Suspends Emirates Airlines Over Covid-19 Violation
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has banned Emirates Airlines' operations in Nigeria for violating COVID-19 protocols. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 6, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Emirates working on making COVID-19 travel requirements easier
Automating and centralising medical screenings via an app, and providing a completely contactless airport experience are two of the latest introductions by the UAE flag carrier. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 5, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: UAE Ambassador's Death a Blow to Zim's Re-Engagement Efforts - Zanu-PF
[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF has described the death of Zimbabwe's inaugural ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a blow to the country's attempts to wade off its pariah status and re-engage with the international community. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news