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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention celebrated today (Tuesday, April 18, 2017) the World Malaria Day under the theme ‘Malaria-Free’ at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. Held under the presence of H.E. Dr. Yousef Al Serkal Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector, the event was attended by Ibrahim Obaid Al Naboodah, Director of the National Center for Malaria Vector Control along with Departmental Directors and representatives of various health authorities and municipalities.

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued four circulars for various healthcare authorities, warning against the use of food supplements that may cause hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure), and atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat or stroke) in some patients. One of the circulars detailed the latest safety reports on certain medical devices, advising the Directors of all Medical Districts as well as public and private hospitals to withdraw them as they may cause blood clotting which may result in allergic reactions and life-threatening conditions.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 2017 – Speaking at the Merck Fertility Conference in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Healthcare Specialists discussed the importance of providing care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences and needs, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.

The American Hospital Dubai led discussions on the latest developments in the field of otolaryngology, or the surgical treatment of ear, nose and throat (ENT) diseases, during its strategic participation at this year’s Annual Middle East Otolaryngology Conference and Exhibition (ME-OTO).

Mrs. Safia Farah Jama, a 61-year-old Somali national came to Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi with a complicated case involving a large tumor inside her heart. Cardiac tumors are extremely rare and Mrs. Safia’s tumor was the size of a tennis ball. Her tumor was interfering with the normal blood flow inside her heart, affecting the function of the mitral valve – one of the major valves in the cardiac system.