DHCC Newsletter Issue: 8   

Dubai Healthcare City Newsletter Issue 8


Message from the CEO

Dear colleagues and business partners, 

Birthdays provide an apt opportunity for reflection, and for celebration.

On November 5, 2014 Dubai Healthcare City turned 12. It was an opportune moment to weigh in on the challenges of the past year and take the valuable lessons we learnt into the next. 

It was a befitting occasion to take pride in our achievements.  

The year 2014 will historically be one of the most dynamic going by the sheer momentum of progress with pinnacle announcements being the setting up of the Mohammad Bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences and the Mohammad Bin Rashid University Hospital.

The success of the past year is the direct result of your exceptional efforts.

The outlook for the healthcare sector in the region will be shaped by a far broader set of factors than ever before. We will see more innovation in healthcare delivery, focus on prevention, policy changes, and wearable technology closer to mainstream.

As we race into 2015, we might lose sight of our vision. So let’s remind ourselves that Dubai Healthcare City will become an internationally recognized location of choice for quality healthcare and an integrated center of excellence for clinical and wellness services, medical education and research. 

Let’s build on our foundation. Let’s continue to take DHCC forward to a very, very bright future with great energy and even greater commitment.

Welcome to 2015.


Warm regards, 

Marwan Abedin
CEO, Dubai Healthcare City




Community News

Clinical partners provide public health screenings

Clinical partners provide public health screenings

Dubai Healthcare City organized two public health screening events with its clinical business partners. For World Diabetes Day, more than 500 residents were screened at The Executive Towers, Business Bay, Dubai. The consultation and health checks – glucose, body mass index (BMI), and vision among other tests, were provided by Beijing TongRenTang, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center, Dubai Bone & Joint Center (DBAJ), Eye Consultants Center, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (MEHD), Sharif Eye Center and SRL Diagnostics.
Earlier, Dubai Healthcare City marked World Heart Day with a four-day event held at Mercato Mall, screening 400+ residents. The tests were provided by German Heart Center Bremen and KidsHeart American Fetal & Children’s Heart Center. Both events were supported with radio campaigns in English and Arabic.

Four-year-old get ear implant, hears for the first time

Four-year-old get ear implant, hears for the first time

HearLIFE Clinic at Dubai Healthcare City has helped a four-year-old patient Salma Sehata hear for the first time. Salma underwent an advanced cochlear implant surgery. She is currently undergoing extensive rehabilitation after the activation of her implant with speech therapists, psychologists and an audiometrist at the clinic, and learning to speak. Read more

Medical tourism case: Saudi toddler who couldn’t walk, nor experience sense of touch, treated

Medical tourism case: Saudi toddler who couldn’t walk, nor experience sense of touch, treated

Mohsen, a Saudi toddler, underwent an intensive rehabilitation programme at DHCC-based Dr Majdi El Halik Physical and Mental Rehabilitation Center at Dubai Healthcare City. The family traveled from Saudi Arabia thrice, staying up to three weeks each visit. Since then the toddler has been able to achieve the goal of independent walking and independent stair climbing. He has developed his sensory, motor and mobility skills. Read more


Also This Quarter


Networking event ‘Introduction to Insurance Companies’

The eighth networking event for the DHCC community was themed ‘Introduction to Insurance Companies’. Held at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center (MBR-AMC), it brought together 70+ attendees. The topics were presented by Almadallah, Daman, GlobeMed Gulf, Healthcare, Neuron, Arab Orient, SAICO & Starwell.



Dubai Healthcare City marked the 43rd UAE National Day, UAE Flag Day

Dubai Healthcare City marked the 43rd UAE National Day, UAE Flag Day

The DHCC community of 500+ joined the annual UAE National Day celebrations organized by Dubai Healthcare City. The event was celebrated with a cultural line-up including an Emirati buffet, cooking stations, Ayalla (folk dance), and henna. An Instagram photo contest for UAE National Day was launched with the winning entry taking an iPhone 6. For Flag Day, DHCC senior management, employees and the DHCC community participated in the flag raising ceremony accompanied by festivities. 


Dubai Healthcare City introduces online licensing exams

DHCC announced that physicians and dentists from more than 30 countries representing Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, the MENA region and the Indian subcontinent can take an exam, which if passed, grants eligibility to apply for a Dubai Healthcare City license, provided all other eligibility requirements are met for that specific professional category. The exam is administered by Prometric.

10 delegations hosted

10 delegations hosted

Dubai Healthcare City was honored to host 10 high-level delegations from countries including Portugal, Taiwan, Belgium and The Netherlands. The Portuguese delegation was led by Fernando Leal da Costa, Secretary of State Assistant to the Minister of Health, and Luís Castro Henriques, Vice President of AICEP, Portugal’s Agency for Trade and Investment. Other delegations included representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan led by David Lin, Minister of Foreign Affairs Taiwan, and from the Confederation of Netherlands' Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW).  


Also This Quarter

  • Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center (KHMSC): The KHMSC in collaboration with Cambridge University Hospitals started a series of simulation courses, attended by more than 175 participants.

Welcoming New Partners


AL KHAYAL MEDICAL CENTRE: Consultations, diagnosis, and treatment of Urological disease.  Services include: Bladder and Prostate Disease, Kidney stones, Infertility, Erectile dysfunction, varicocele incontinence, Wellman clinic. 

COFFEE BEANERY: Features a variety of specialty coffees and teas.  

MICHIGAN INSTITUTE OF PAIN MANAGEMENT: Consists of four state of the art medical facilities designed solely to find relief for patients struggling with chronic pain. 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, INC: A nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to cardiovascular health.  It trains people in lifesaving first aid, CPR and advanced cardiovascular care.

DR HELENA TAYLOR CLINIC: An Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic that provides high level patient centered care to all women.

GLOSANTÉ HEALTHCARE FZ -LLC: An upcoming network of Healthcare centers across 30 plus countries with a special expertise in Preventive and Curative Healthcare, Travel Healthcare, Vaccinations and Visa medical services.

WESTMINSTER ORTHO MED CLINIC: Provides specialist and private care for orthopaedic and sports injuries.  Services include Diabetic Foot Clinic, Arthroscopic surgery, Arthritis Management and Joint Replacement, Treatment of Sports Injuries, Trauma management, common orthopaedic problem.

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Upcoming Events

The 2nd UAE Simulation Conference 2014

The 2nd UAE Simulation Conference 2014

The three day event brings together a line-up of internationally renowned keynote speakers as well...

Date: 24 - 26 February 2015
Venue: Khalaf Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center

 Arab Health

Arab Health

The Arab Health Exhibition & Congress is the largest healthcare exhibition in the Middle East, and...

Date: 26 - 29 January 2015
Venue: World Trade Center


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