Starting from March 19, 2017, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention will provide free medical consultations as well as develop a treatment plan for all patients during the night shift in nearly 20 major hospitals affiliated to the Ministry. The year-long drives fall within the framework of 2017 as the ‘Year of Giving’ 2017 initiative.
The National Periodic Health and Cancer Screening initiatives to focus on reducing the prevalence of other non-communicable diseases, particularly cardiovascular disease (CVD) and osteoporosis, in the UAE.
It aims to provide primary and secondary healthcare services to elderly citizens and residents in remote areas either through Home Health Care service or specialized Mobile Health Clinics. Nearly, 3,000 people have benefitted from this campaign since its launch 3 years ago.
It is an online portal where a user can access his/her medical records; view laboratory tests, radiology reports, and other related documents; check schedule for medicines and vaccinations; verify health problems and allergies; and book, cancel or change upcoming appointments. This service is accessible through apps on any smart device, including phones, tablets and desktops.
The initiative, in coordination with partners from educational authorities, healthcare agencies, and media organizations, aims to attract qualified Emirati nursing staff. It is working on three axes of stimulation, media awareness, and rehabilitation and education, to make the nursing profession more attractive to work in terms of career advancement and boosting performance. The initiative includes Academic Advising Program to entice high school students towards nursing by making them aware of academic programs, features and incentives of the profession, and offering scholarships for undergraduate.
This initiative aims to develop a unified database of patients that will help secure key details of each patient’s medical records, improve health care, and ensure wider patient engagement in accordance with the highest international standards and best practices. The implementation of this initiative is divided into three phases; namely, linking government authorities, followed by that of private hospital and outpatients.
It aims to increase community awareness about the importance of physical activity, healthy food, and abstaining from tobacco. It aims to boost community’s capability to adopt healthy lifestyles, create a supportive healthcare environment, and encourage involvement of local communities and civil society organizations in the promotion of health awareness programs.