The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that an Emirati double amputee has become the first in the region to receive 3D printed transtibial prosthetics. 25-year-old Fahad Mohammed Ali, a Paralympic champion from Dubai, who had been wearing wooden prosthetic legs for over 15 years will now walk in his customised orange 3D prosthetics.

According to the latest statistics released by the Health Department of Abu Dhabi, the UAE government has indicated that every year, an alarming 4,500 new cases of cancer are reported in the country. In 2016, cancer was the prominent cause of death in Abu Dhabi and Dubai at 12.8 per cent and 17.9 per cent respectively, which highlights the increasing demand for oncology services in the UAE.

Examining the GCC’s evolving multi-billion-dollar healthcare industry, Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments, has offered several recommendations in its recently launched white paper on improving the operating environment, reducing costs and increasing opportunities across the industry’s value chain.

Did you know we spend one third of our lives sleeping, or trying to sleep? So maybe we should dig a little deeper and look at how we can sleep better. “Sleep hygiene is a term used to include just about anything related to your sleep habits,” says Dr Hassan Al Hariri, Head of Sleep Medicine at Rashid Hospital. “It includes practices and habits that influence good sleep quality at night and full daytime alertness.”

Healthcare design in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is going through some dynamic changes. As technology evolves, regulations change and patients become more informed, healthcare providers are having to evolve the way that these facilities are designed and managed to adapt to changing patient needs.

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Global Health Exhibition taps into Saudi Arabia’s booming healthcare market

High growth opportunities abound in the healthcare market sector of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The government will cumulatively spend $180 billion on healthcare over the next 5 years in both the traditional and frontier subsectors to meet demand and tackle the Kingdom’s public health challenges. As such, investors will find significant opportunities across the entire sector including hospital and healthcare services, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.


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