08 April 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: A Saudi patient with a devastating facial injury now feels like he has his life back on track thanks to life-changing surgery by Saudi German Hospital (SGH) in Jeddah.
A 30-year-old patient was involved in a gardening accident with an electric chainsaw, which resulted in severe and catastrophic damage to his left side of his face: forehead, eye, middle face, cheek, chin, and neck. The injuries were very deep near to the base of his skull, facial bones, muscles, skin, and nerves. Bone of his left eye was completely detached from its place.
After one day, and rejections from other hospitals due to the severity of the injuries, the patient visited Prof. Ibrahim Hashish, Head of Dental and Maxillofacial Center at SGH Jeddah.
“In my forty years of work in maxillofacial ......read more
Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal and theme for this year’s World Health Day
Aligned and in support of World Health Day, Mr. Makarem Batterjee, President of Bait Al Batterjee (BAB) holding company and Vice Chairman and Deputy President of Saudi German Hospitals Group, shares his healthcare vision and purpose for the Middle East and beyond
03 April 2019, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: April 7th marks World Health Day, an initiative launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to raise awareness of prevalent global health issues that require action and impact driven change collectively from around the globe.
Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal and theme for this year’s World Health Day with the aim of ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, ......read more
14 February 2019, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH Group) has announced that it has successfully completed 66% of establishing its brand-new healthcare facility in Dammam, and is set to be completed by June 2019.
Once complete, the state-of-the-art hospital will cover an area of 39,000 square meters, with 8 operating rooms and a potential capacity of up to 300 beds and 100 clinics. The hospital is located on King Fahd Street, West of Al Faisaliah in Dammam and will provide patients from the Eastern Province, and beyond, world-class expertise and patient care.
Speaking about the project, Eng. Sobhi Batterjee, Group President of Saudi German Hospital Group, commented: “This is an important milestone for SGH Group as we continue to expand in the region to increase patient access to world-class healthcare. ......read more
Profeta Health - Synonym for Halal Health
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We use the latest internationally renowned scientific research to develop our products with optimum and effective levels of vitamins, minerals and active ingredients in-line with recognised safe upper levels for dietary supplements.
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2520 Female Visitors within 5 Days of Asir Campaign
Saudi Arabia, October 31, 2018: The National Campaign Events for Early Detection of Breast Cancer (2018), which was held by the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir Region was fulfilled. It was organized by the Department of Communication, Relations and Awareness of the Directorate under the guidance of the General Manager of Health Affairs in the Region (Khalid Ayedh Asiri) and sponsored by AL-Jazeera paints company at AL-Rashed Mall in Abha city.
The campaign was a great success and attracted many attendees and participants. The most important of these was Dr. Meshabab Bin Saeed Al- Asmari, Assistant General Manager of Health Affairs for Human Resources in Asir Region who inaugurated the campaign on behalf of the General Manager of Health Affairs in the ......read more
Market research shows a 14.1% incidence of non-domestic cigarette packs in Saudi Arabia for Q2 of 2018, almost doubling from 7.2% in Q4 of 2017
Excise and VAT have increased the price of cigarettes in some GCC nations, giving rise to illicit trade
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: 22 October 2018: A recent report by the Gulf Research Centre outlines the prevalence of smoking across the GCC and the implications of cigarette taxation on illicit trade. Smoking statistics for the GCC show a rate of over 7 million adult smokers ; of which more than 3 million adult smokers are in KSA.
Furthermore, Q2 2018 market research conducted by MSintelligence shows a 14.1% incidence of non-domestic cigarette packs in Saudi Arabia, almost doubling from 7.2% in Q4 of 2017. This research aims to provide an ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 07, 2018: The campaign of the Saudi Ministry of Health to raise awareness about breast cancer in Asir region, will be launched on October 10th under auspices of Al- Jazeera Paints, as its continues custom to provide social support.
The campaign will begin next Wednesday at Al- Rashed Mall in Abha and will continue for five consecutive days under supervision of the General Directorate of Health Affairs in Asir through Breast Cancer Awareness Exhibition 2018, which was prepared by Al- Jazeera Paints in full. Many agencies participate such as: Asir Central Hospital, Sector and hospital of Ahad Rufaida, Shafa Abha Hospital for maternity and Children, the Directorate Health Awareness, Breast Cancer Zahrat Society and Al- Khamis General Hospital.
The exhibition was provided with two clinics with a full ......read more
Comment Article by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East
After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health.
Many people are not aware of how bad the indoor air quality in schools can be. Fatigue, headaches, dizziness, coughing, and eye, nose and throat irritation are symptoms of poor air quality in learning ......read more
Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018
The second face transplant procedure in the history of the Nordic countries was performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) in Finland. In the first face transplant, performed in 2016, some parts of the facial tissue were transplanted. The most recent operation was more demanding as it involved transplanting an even bigger part of the facial tissue. Planmeca’s pioneering 3D technology and expert service contributed to this intricate and rare operation.
Planmeca and the company’s 3D technology were part of the second face transplant operation in the Nordics performed earlier this year in the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). The Nordics’ first face transplant operation was performed in 2016 in Finland, and it consisted of ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018: Happiness starts with a healthy well-being. But truth be told, people are so caught up with the chaotic and hectic world that health has been taken for granted and so genuine happiness becomes difficult to achieve.
In line with one of the core objectives of the UAE Ministry of Happiness to “instill a culture of happiness and positivity,” Skyline University College Executive Director and Chair of the Executive Council, Mr. Nitin Anand challenged the whole faculty and staff of Skyline to start leading a healthy lifestyle while creating a harmonious relationship among employees.
Inspired by the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government, ......read more
First Hospital in Makkah to Receive this Global Recognition for the Use of Advanced Informatics to Improve Patient Care
Makkah, Saudi Arabia (April 3rd, 2018) Security Forces Hospital Makkah has achieved the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) Stage 6 using InterSystems TrakCare® unified Healthcare Information System.
The HIMSS EMRAM Model, developed by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) in Chicago, USA, is an international benchmark for the use of advanced IT to improve patient care.
Security Forces Hospital Makkah is the First Hospital in the Holy Capital to achieve EMRAM Stage 6 in line with the standards of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. The HIMSS Analytics EMRAM model employs an eight-stage (0-7) ......read more
Invisalign® Brand Supports the Kingdom’s Vison 2030 with the transformation of healthcare
Invisalign® Brand - Platinum Sponsor of the
12th Annual Conference of the Saudi Orthodontic Society
25th February 2018: Invisalign MEA DMCC, a subsidiary of Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) and provider of the leading Invisalign clear aligner brand, announced its platinum sponsorship of the 12th Annual Conference of the Saudi Orthodontic Society (SOS). As one of the leading dentistry events in the Middle East, the conference is taking place between 23rd and 25th February 2018 at the Cultural Palace, Diplomatic Quarter in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The 12th edition of SOS focusses on the advancements that are being made in orthodontics and shine a spotlight on the ......read more
…and 22% would give up their partner!
United Arab Emirates, 18 February 2018: Most people in the UAE get an average of seven healthy hours of sleep a night, yet we still yearn for more according to a poll* conducted by much-loved Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA. Work stress, kids and technology came out on top when people were asked why they were missing out on sleep. But the most revealing statistic showed that 48% would give up social media for an extra hour in bed each day, with nearly one in four saying they would give up their own partner!
Technology features heavily in our sleep and bedroom habits; half of the respondents admitted that they look at their phone before they speak to their partner in the morning, and on average 60% will look at an electronic device within five minutes of waking ......read more
With the acquisition of the respiratory division of Thimar Al Jazirah Company (TAC) in Saudi Arabia, Air Liquide enters the Home Healthcare market in the Kingdom, and expands its Healthcare activity in the Middle-East.
Dubai, UAE, January 3, 2018: TAC is a leading actor in the pharmaceutical, medical and dental industries within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Acquired through a majority equity stake (60%), the TAC Home Healthcare division specializes in the distribution of respiratory equipments and sleep disorder diagnosis services for patients suffering from respiratory conditions (sleep apnea, ventilation, chronic respiratory failure). TAC is the main player in the country in this field, serving over 1,400 patients at home throughout the country. The Home Healthcare division of TAC generated a revenue of over €5.5 ......read more
Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017
Welcome to LivNordic Spa & Wellness in Cayan Tower. Our thirteenth edition of our Newsletter is here to inspire you to a Nordic lifestyle & healthy living.
With March already passed we are quickly entering April. Perhaps you will have some time of during the Easter holiday? Take some time out to pamper yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. At the spa we have prepared some special offers that allows you to do so….
There is a lot of conversation about happiness at the moment. What do we do to become happier human beings? On the third page of the newsletter we are sharing some ideas of what happy people do.
Wishing you a wonderful month of April fulfilled with happiness and joy!
Carolina Moquist, Spa Director
LivNordic Treatment Offers
Mindful Monday’s ......read more
Offering free Bio-medical assessment of foot and Consultation with Podiatrist
People suffering with Diabetic Foot, Foot Infections or Flat Feet can get expert advice.
30th March, 2017; Dubai, UAE: To help people suffering with back pain, knee injury or any lower limb problems, RAK Diabetes Center in Jumeirah, Dubai is conducting a free one day clinic on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at their facility from 10 am to 4 pm. At the clinic, a free bio medical assessment of the feet and a complimentary consultation with the Podiatrist will help people understand why they are getting the pain and provide them with solutions. Complimentary assessment also includes BMI, Blood Pressure, RBS and HBA1C test wherever needed.
A Podiatrist is a medical professional whose training focuses on the foot and ankle, and the interaction between foot and the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2017: In today’s time and age with the wide scale spread of the corporate culture, the majority of the people spend their days working at a desk and in front of a laptop. Despite not having to do anything physical or strenuous that might strain the back directly, this makes people susceptible to back pain irrespective of the age. Long working hours coupled with long commutes only serve to exacerbate the gradual damage that can be caused by having a bad posture.
The ill-effects of sitting with poor posture for a few hours is not immediate, but over time the stress that poor posture places on your spine can lead to anatomical changes in your spine. This, in turn, can provoke back pain through the constriction of your blood vessels and nerves. Back pain due to poor posture is characterised by the ......read more
by Doctor Farhana Bin Lootah, Specialist, Internal Medicine at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, Abu Dhabi
Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2016: Every year, during the month of ZelHajjeh, around two and a half million pilgrims make their way to the holy destination of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for Hajj. As one of the founding pillars of Islam, it is mandatory for practicing Muslims in good health to make this journey at least once in their lives. However, there are still thousands of people who will be making this journey with many different health problems, including diabetes and its related conditions such as eye- or coronary heart disease and diabetic foot.
Diabetes management, which depends on an established stable routine, may be affected during Hajj due to changes in your levels of physical activity (walking ......read more
UAE, August 1, 2016 – With the aim to ensure the safety and health of Hajj pilgrims, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), in cooperation with the Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), has launched a large-scale campaign.
The awareness campaign focuses on the well-being of pilgrims, especially the elderly healthy individuals and patients regardless their age who could suffer from chronic illnesses and cardiovascular diseases, as they are more prone to develop health-related problems especially those related to overcrowding. The campaign also includes medical advices: on heat exhaustion, awareness about healthy foods, personal care, provision of emergency medicine, and availability of essential vaccinations against: meningitis, pneumococcal, and seasonal influenza, ......read more
KKESH is first hospital in the Middle East to achieve this prestigious global recognition for use of health informatics
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, 16 May 2016 – King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH) has announced that it has achieved Stage 7 on the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM). HIMSS’ independent validation recognizes that the hospital meets all of the criteria for a Stage 7 hospital in the deployment and use of clinical information technology and advanced safety features to further enhance the quality of patient care. King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital becomes the first hospital in the Middle East to achieve this global recognition.
Achieving HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 places KKESH among a very select group of hospitals that have ......read more
Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2016: Reputed Healthcare provider of the MENA Region, the Saudi German Hospitals Group, recently hosted an event in Dubai to unveil its new dedicated Plastic Surgery Center. Held on the evening on the 1st of May at the Palazzo Versace Hotel, Cosmetrix as the new Center has been titled, was launched amidst a glamorous event that was attended by VIPs, celebrity guests, select members of the media, social influencers and prominent women’s associations among others. Also in attendance was the Group CEO, Dr. Reem Osman along with the team of Doctors who will be heading Cosmetrix.
As guests arrived at the event, they were greeted with a drink and some melodious music courtesy of an elegant violinist following which they were seated within the ballroom that flaunted a luxuriously Venetian ambiance. The ......read more
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016: Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies held its 2nd Stroke Academy in Dubai this year attended by more than 200 cardiologists, neurologists and strokologists from across the Middle East and Africa region. The program of the academy aimed at discussing stroke related diseases and therapies from prevention to treatment.
The event served as a platform for leading cardiologists to shed light on Atrial Fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) as one of the main cardiovascular diseases causing stroke. It also discussed the overall disease prevalence, the rising number of patients, the new era oral anti-coagulants as required treatments for Atrial Fibrillation patients as well as recent Real World Data and studies related to Oral ......read more
Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 59 years old.
Angels Initiative in the Middle East and Africa is a continuation and extension of the company’s global program that focuses on a timely stroke treatment process
Around 1 million stroke patients across the MENA and around 1,200 patients saved from stroke
United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 1st May, 2016: At Boehringer Ingelheim’s Second Stroke Academy, leading neurologists from the region stressed on the importance of implementing immediate stroke treatment procedures so that lives can be saved and permanent disabilities are reduced.
Boehringer Ingelheim’s Angels initiative aims to improve the treatment of stroke providing doctors with the necessary ......read more
Center To Help Autistic Saudis Aged Between 3 And 8 Years
His Royal Highness Prince Saud Bin Naif, the Governor of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, inaugurated the new, state-of-the-art Shamah Autism Centre in Dammam’s An Nur District on April 6 2016 – the first multi-discipline autism center for Saudi children in the Eastern Province.
The Center is a partnership between Shumua Alamal for Special Education and Rehabilitation and one of London’s leading autism providers, Eagle House Group, with the support of Ebdaah, the regional special needs training consultancy.
The new centre is educating young Saudis with autism aged between 3 and 8 years and focuses on high quality services and interventions delivered to international standards. The center can accommodate around 100 ......read more
Pounding Away Inches for the Red Carpet
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 13, 2016 — Actress and film producer Taylor Re Lynn understands the pressures of celebrity to look great and always be camera ready. Like many actresses, she lives life in the public eye being on stage, in films, and during red carpet appearances.
Recently, ahead of Milan Fashion Week, she wanted to shed a few pounds to look her most fabulous. She turned to celebrity personal trainer Daniel Sten. Highly recommended in elite social circles, Daniel is known for a very effective, customized personal training program that maximizes fat burning and toning in the shortest amount of time. From their first meeting, Daniel emphasized the importance of calories in a diet and that your total caloric intake will determine whether you will lose or gain weight. ......read more
Pharmacy inaugurated flagship branch in Abu Dhabi with a message to pay attention to health
9 April 2015, Abu Dhabi: The message of the importance of health and wellness could not have come at a better time. Celebrated each year on 7 April, World Health Day is a global awareness, an initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO). In celebration of this important awareness ......read more
• Arabian Healthcare Group on a mission to prevent, treat and help patients manage Diabetes with a special focus on complications of the disease.
• Group’s Wellness Division to work with corporate and schools to prevent the ......read more
As a part of celebrating 15 years of their establishment in the UAE, the dermatology centre held an evening soiree attended by members of the royal family, prominent business and media personalities, celebrities and socialites alike
Dermacare crowns Dr. Fazeela Abbassi as the first Miss Dermacare
Headed by Dr. Ikramullah Al Nasir, Founder President and CEO, Dermacare Group has ......read more
With spring already fading and the sounds of summer slowly but surely beckoning, it is time to start thinking on ways to protect ourselves and our loved ones as we enjoy our time in the sun. OLIMPIA CARMEN, Cosmetologist and Laser expert at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery clinic takes time to answer questions on Melasma, which she terms as a common skin ailment that she sees and treats on a daily ......read more
Bayer Healthcare organized a regional training program for pharmacists from 9 countries to equip them with the necessary skill sets required to work with patients.
Through interactive workshops conducted by industry experts, the pharmacists were provided insights on working with emotional intelligence, time management, pharmacy level management of seasonal conditions, mother and child care, ......read more
Experts from PA Consulting Group believe the Gulf’s love of high-tech gadgets can change lifestyles to improve health and wellbeing
Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2015: The Gulf region’s insatiable appetite for the latest gadgets, high-tech smartphones and constant social media connectivity is presenting a wealth of opportunities for ‘telehealth’ – wearable technology ......read more
thanks to supportive government policies and knowledge transfer from multinationals.
Dubai February, 2015. Encouraged by supportive government policies and a strong regulatory framework, global pharmaceutical companies are beginning to transfer knowledge to local manufacturing partners in the UAE, in turn helping the Emirates develop a home-grown pharmaceutical industry.
Speaking at an ......read more
Wound is defined as a disruption in the continuous structure of the skin, which may at times extend to internal layers lying deep below the skin. Traditionally wound was defined as any bleeding of extremities or vital organs visible from outside, modern science has currently included the occurrence of internal wounds within the definition of wound. The nature of a wound may vary from simple ......read more
Dubai-UAE: 17 December, 2014 – IHCC, a leading turnkey solutions provider that specializes in healthcare, education and mixed-use projects, this week announced the launch of a 300-bed Saudi German Hospital in Ajman that caters to the healthcare requirements of the growing population in the emirate by hosting a stone laying ceremony to mark the occasion.
Hosted under the patronage ......read more
Saudi Arabia, November 19th, 2014: In another first from Apollo Hospitals Group-India, an Apollo Information Center was announced in partnership with Dr. Varghese Moolan of Moolans Inc. in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This was announced during the 31st anniversary celebration of Apollo Hospitals Group. Moolans Inc. is one if the leading Spice exporters from India to GCC and has presence in over ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 28, 2014: His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, visited today the Dubai International Airport for the Hajj awareness campaign.
Al Maidoor, said: “The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has developed a comprehensive plan to ensure the safety and comfort of Hajj pilgrims who will use the Dubai International ......read more
Saudi International Sport & Fitness – powered by FIBO - Set for November 2014 Launch
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 21 September 2014: As the health and wellbeing of its population gains increasing importance for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an opportunity for international businesses involved with sport and fitness to gain a foothold in the Middle East is set to launch in November this ......read more