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February 26, 2019

Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates DUPHAT 2019

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dubai Health Authority, today officially opened the 24th edition of Dubai International Pharmaceutical and Technology Conference and Exhibition, DUPHAT, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Running until 28th February, 2019, DUPHAT brings together leading pharmaceutical experts, industry professionals and senior health officials, with the aim of exploring the latest advances in drug manufacturing as well as discussing the laws and regulations that govern the patenting, testing, safety and efficacy of drugs.

Following the official [...]

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February 25, 2019

DHA Director General inaugurates Innovation Centre

In line with the UAE vision and Dubai Health Strategy 2016-2021 that seeks to make the population of the emirate healthier and happier by providing world-class healthcare services and fostering creativity and innovation, the Dubai Health Authority has established an Innovation Centre to support healthcare innovation. The launch coincides with the ongoing UAE Innovation Month initiatives. The new Innovation Centre is located next to the Rashid Medical Library in DHA.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority inaugurated the centre. He said, “At the DHA we are keen on harnessing new technologies and fostering innovation not just in the [...]

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January 12, 2019

Abbott and “Malaria No More” Work Together to End Malaria in Odisha, India

Abbott announced that it is supporting a partnership between the government of the eastern Indian state of Odisha and Malaria No More, providing technology, expertise and funding support to advance efforts to end malaria in the state. 

The partnership builds on Odisha’s success in significantly driving down malaria cases and deaths in the last year. With a population of nearly 42 million people, Odisha accounted for about 40 percent of India’s malaria burden and one-third of Southeast Asia’s malaria burden in 2016.1 In support of India’s 2015 commitment to be malaria-free by 2030, the government of Odisha has prioritized malaria control [...]

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January 9, 2019

“Zero polio transmission and health for all”, WHO Director-General gives new year’s wish to the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted WHO’s commitment to the final push to eradicate polio on a 4-day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan – the only two countries where wild poliovirus cases were reported last year. He also commended the governments of both countries for their efforts to provide universal access to health services.

Dr Tedros, together with WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, met with heads of state and senior government officials in both countries and witnessed first-hand WHO-supported health programmes.

He also visited the Emergency Operations Centre for Polio [...]

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January 8, 2019

DHA works to achieve objectives of Article five of Fifty-Year Charter

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) said the “Fifty-Year Charter” is a visionary document and an ambitious strategy that will surely guide the people of Dubai towards more prosperity and happiness. He added that the DHA will spare no effort in achieving the objectives of the charter’s fifth article.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, published a pledge on Sunday containing nine articles that aim to develop the quality of life and guarantee a better future for generations to come. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed named the document the “Fifty-Year [...]

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January 8, 2019

Dubai Health Authority reveals details of Dubai Health Forum 2019

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) announced the details of the third edition of the Dubai Health Forum 2019 (DHF)— which will take place from January 21 to 22 at the Dubai World Trade Centre— during a press conference held on Monday at the DHA headquarters.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai , the forum is expected to attract 1,500 attendees who will benefit from the 62 sessions by 42 speakers from 15 countries. This year the forum will focus on the themes: family health and community wellbeing, human capital in health, patient centered healthcare, public health [...]

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December 21, 2018

Dubai Health Authority launches Year of Zayed Insurance Card project

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the Year of Zayed Insurance Card project. The project is in collaboration with private sector insurers and aims to provide free health insurance cover to more than 100 people with financial constraints. The Year of Zayed Insurance card will cover a maximum sum of AED 150,000 per person insured.

HE Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA announced this initiative at a ceremony held to revisit all the activities DHA organised during the Year of Zayed. The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE. Al Qutami said, “The Year of Zayed has helped us [...]

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December 20, 2018

GlaxoSmithKline plc and Pfizer Inc to form new world-leading Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture

GlaxoSmithKline plc has reached agreement with Pfizer Inc to combine their consumer health businesses into a new world-leading Joint Venture, with combined sales of approximately £9.8 billion ($12.7 billion). GSK will have a majority controlling equity interest of 68% and Pfizer will have an equity interest of 32% in the Joint Venture. The proposed all-equity transaction represents a compelling opportunity to build on the recent buyout of Novartis’ stake in GSK Consumer Healthcare, to create a new world-leading consumer healthcare business and to deliver further significant shareholder value. The proposed transaction also supports GSK’s key priority of strengthening its [...]

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