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WHO sounds alarm on global midwife shortage, UAE experts urge more to consider career
Jennifer Bell | Al Arabiya English
Filed on 2021-05-06
Medical experts in the United Arab Emirates say there is an urgent need for more people in the region to consider becoming midwives, amid a new report by the World Health Organization which has sounded an alarm over a global shortage of those in the profession.As the International Day of the Midwife (IDM) is marked on Wednesday, the WHO has highlighted what they say is their essential role in providing care to pregnant women. However, it said there are too few women considering midwifery as a career. According to a new report by the heath body, millions of lives of women and newborns are lost, globally and millions more experience ill health or injury, because the needs of pregnant women and skills of midwives are not recognized or prioritized.The world is currently facing an internat ... Read More..
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Mental Health Awareness Month: COVID-19 impact on public ‘profound,’ say UAE docs
Jennifer Bell | Al Arabiya English
Filed on 2021-05-05
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a mental health crisis leaving people increasingly fragile and vulnerable to depression, anxiety and stress, doctors in the United Arab Emirates have said, as Mental Health Awareness Month is marked across the globe May is annually recognized as a month to raise awareness about mental health disorders, but UAE doctors acknowledge this year has greater significance because the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people in the Emirates and wider world.  Dr Raad Alkhayyat, a consultant psychiatrist at Burjeel Specialty Hospital in Sharjah, said COVID-19 continues to affect lives globally as safety measures stay in force to limit the spread of the virus.  “Being a public health problem, people are still taking precautions which ... Read More..
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Covid-19 in UAE: This hospital cleaning supervisor took jab during testing phase
Dhanusha Gokulan | Khaleej Times.
Filed on 2021-05-05
When the Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccine was launched in the UAE for clinical trials, Medeor Hospital Dubai cleaning supervisor Mostak Ahmed was among the first to take the jab in November.  Even back then, Ahmed had no doubt in his mind about the jab.  “The vaccine helps us prevent the spread of the disease. I may only be a cleaning staff, but I am happy that I was able to help people during this time,” he said.  The Bangladeshi national from Magura district has been a resident of the UAE for 13 years. A father to a two-year-old daughter Jannat-ul- Firdouz, Ahmed last saw his baby girl when she was born. “With Covid, it was impossible to travel home to Bangladesh,” he said. He has been working in the hospital for the past two years. His responsibi ... Read More..
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Emirati Genome Programme opens more sample collection centres in Abu Dhabi
Filed on 2021-05-05
ABU DHABI, 4th May, 2021 (WAM) -- The Department of Health (DoH) has announced that new sample collection sites have been launched as part of the Emirati Genome Programme’s expansion in Abu Dhabi.  Sample collection sites for the Emirati Genome Programme now include the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Biogenix Labs in Masdar City, Al Towayya in Al Ain, Al Ain Convention Centre and CurePlus Medical Centre, Al Ain. Citizens can also visit Burjeel Hospital’s network of medical facilities in Abu Dhabi, which include Burjeel Medical City in Mohamed Bin Zayed City, Burjeel Oasis Medical Centre in Madinat Zayed, Burjeel Medical Centre in Deerfields Mall, Burjeel Medical Centre at Al Shamkha and Burjeel Royal Hospital, Al Ain.  All Emirati citizens are invit ... Read More..