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Galderma Investigational Therapy Nemolizumab Granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for the Treatment of Patients Suffering from Prurigo Nodularis

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Galderma today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to the investigational therapy nemolizumab for the treatment of pruritus associated with prurigo nodularis.

Prurigo nodularis is a rare, potentially debilitating, chronic skin condition with thick skin nodules covering large body areas and associated severe pruritus. It frequently leads to a severe quality of life impairment.

Nemolizumab is a first-in-class investigational monoclonal antibody that blocks signaling of IL-31. Galderma recently presented, at the 28th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the results of a Phase 2 study in adult patients with moderate-to-severe prurigo nodularis. Nemolizumab not only met the primary endpoint of a greater improvement in peak pruritus Numerical Rating Scale (PP NRS) from baseline compared to placebo, but also significantly improved skin lesions as measured by Investigator Global Assessment (IGA).

Dr Thibaud Portal, Galderma Global Vice President of Prescription medicines, commented: “With the Phase 2 study results, we were able to provide substantial clinical evidence supporting the Breakthrough Therapy Designation now granted by the U.S. FDA. We are very excited by the prospect of offering a treatment option to doctors, and their patients with prurigo nodularis, where currently there are no registered therapy options. We are fully committed to continue driving forward the overall nemolizumab development program.”

Galderma is now actively preparing for the initiation of a Phase 3 pivotal program with nemolizumab in adult patients with prurigo nodularis in 2020.

Earlier this year, Galderma announced the enrollment of the first patients in the Phase 3 pivotal program with nemolizumab in adult patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.

About the Breakthrough Therapy Designation

Therapies that are granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the U.S. FDA target serious or life-threatening diseases or conditions and provide preliminary clinical evidence indicating that the drug may demonstrate substantial improvement over existing therapies on one or more clinically significant endpoints, such as substantial treatment effects observed early in clinical development.

About Nemolizumab

Nemolizumab, a first-in-class humanized monoclonal antibody, is directed against the IL-31 receptor alpha, which blocks signaling from IL-31. Nemolizumab, initially developed by Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., was subsequently licensed to Galderma in 2016 – worldwide except Japan and Taiwan. Nemolizumab is an investigational agent under clinical development and its safety and efficacy have not been fully evaluated by any regulatory authority.

About Galderma

Galderma, the world’s largest independent global dermatology company, was created in 1981 and is now present in over 100 countries with an extensive product portfolio to treat a range of dermatological conditions. The company partners with health care practitioners around the world to meet the skin health needs of people throughout their lifetime. Galderma is a leader in research and development of scientifically-defined and medically-proven solutions for the skin. For more information, please visit

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Ministry of Health holds workshop to stimulate private sector’s engagement in the training of interns

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  • Ministry’s workshop brings together private hospitals and medical universities.
  • Ministry to expand local and international partnerships, in bid to boost the capacities of interns.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention has organized a special workshop to introduce private hospitals and medical universities to the terms and conditions of being accredited as official training providers able to qualify interns to become professional general practitioners (GP).

The workshop staged by the Training and Development Centre, Sharjah, is part of the ministry’s initiatives seeking to advance the role played by the private hospitals and medical universities in developing the UAE’s health sector and training medical cadres, according to the latest medical practices in the world.

Present at the workshop were Hospital directors and training officials from Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain, University Hospital Sharjah, Al Sharq Hospital, Fujairah, Medcare Hospital, Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah, Gulf Medical University, Al Zahra Hospital, Sheikh Khalifa Speciality Hospital, Ras Al Khaimah, Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine.

Accreditation: terms & conditions

Saqr Al Humairi, Director of the Training and Development Centre, said: “We aim, through this workshop, to engage private sector hospitals and medical universities in achieving the national health goals set by our wise leadership, which are meant to develop healthcare services across all specialties.”

During the event, Al Humairi outlined the terms and conditions established by the ministry to recognize medical institutions as official training providers to human medicine and dentistry interns.

“The Ministry of Health is very keen to upgrade the professional skills of its cadres, especially those graduating from Emirati academic institutions, in cooperation with private health facilities. We are conducting training programs according to a strategic plan that focuses on producing well-trained GPs capable of performing their duties to the fullest” Al Humairi added.

Expanding partnerships

Al Humairi concluded by saying: “We are looking forward to expanding our local and international partnerships and adopting globally approved training programs that improve the capabilities of our medical and technical cadres. Within four years only, we have made a significant difference and noticeable achievements that contributed to developing the quality of healthcare services and the professionalism of medical cadres “.

A dialogue session was held on the sidelines of the workshop, discussing challenges facing medical training in the private and public sector and possible solutions. The session also touched on the role need to be played by private health bodies.

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Ministry of Health & Prevention announces schedule for ‘Visiting Consultants Program’ for December 2019

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  • Ministry to bring in 25 highly skilled consultants, specialized in various disciplines
  • Consultants coming from seven American hospitals, six European, four Arab, three Asian

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has unveiled the Visiting Consultants Program for the month of December 2019.

An elite group of more than 25 consultants from seven renowned American hospitals, six European, four Arab, three Asian, will visit ten hospitals that operate under the umbrella of ministry to offer advanced diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients, according to the latest global practices.

The visiting consultants will be checking out the Al Qassimi Hospital, Khorfakkan Hospital, Al Qassimi Women & Children’s Hospital in Sharjah, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidullah and Saqr Hospitals in Ras Al Khaimah, Masafi, Fujairah and Dibba Hospitals in Fujairah, Al Kuwait and Al Amal Hospital in Dubai.

21 Medical Specialties

They will offer examination along with analysis and therapeutic services in numerous specialties, including ophthalmology, anesthesiology and pain management, pediatric interventional cardiology, pediatric allergy and immunology, bariatric surgery, pediatric ophthalmology, nephrology, psychiatry (Addiction).

Other specialties also include ophthalmology (Cataract and Retinal Surgery), pediatric cardiology, pulmonology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology (Robotic Surgery), orthopedics (Spine), geriatrics, cardiovascular surgery, adult psychiatry, endocrinology (diabetes), orthopedics, ophthalmology (plastic and reconstructive surgery), and physiotherapy.

Qualitative Shift

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Sharif, Director of the MoHAP’s Visiting Consultants Office, stressed that the ministry has noticed tangible improvements in most cases that received treatment from the visiting physicians, without the need to travel abroad.

“There is no doubt the program has brought about a qualitative shift in terms of providing diagnostic and therapeutic consultations and surgeries to patients. This highlights the ministry’s keenness to deliver comprehensive and integrated healthcare services using innovative and sustainable methods”, he said.

And what makes it even more special is not only the various medical specialties it covers, neither the numerous services it provides, but also the medical crew, which features highly qualified and experienced doctors, who will enrich the UAE’s medical scene with new expertise and treatment methods, Al Sharif added.

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MoHAP Organizes the 5th ‘Regional Conference on Best Practice in the Application of International Standards and Quality and Patient Safety Standards’

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The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, organized the 5th ‘Regional Conference on Best Practice in the Application of International Standards and Quality and Patient Safety Standards’, as part of MoHAP’s efforts to enhance the exchange of experiences and success stories among the participating hospitals.

With the participation of more than 250 decision-makers, specialists, professionals, experts and speakers in the field of international accreditation and health quality and patient safety, and other members of the health team such as pharmacists and technicians from inside and outside the country, the event aims to improve the quality of health services, reduce medical errors, enhance patient safety, and elevate the productivity of health facilities.

Also, the conference was attended by a number of MoHAP senior officials, directors of departments, and Dr. Zakaria Al-Attal, Director of Clinical Quality and Health Accreditation, and participants from various health institutions in the country such as the Dubai Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Health Department, Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), Dubai Healthcare City Authority and private sector hospitals.

A variety of panel discussions, research studies, working papers have tackled relevant topics including; quality, improving clinical standards, reducing regulatory risks, controlling infection, keeping abreast of the latest medical technology and data-driven medical practices, patient-centered care systems, patient rights policies and legislation, and interdisciplinary participatory efforts.

A Qualitative Leap in the Quality and Sustainability of Healthcare

Commenting on the importance of the conference, HE Dr. Youssif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Hospitals Sector, said that the conference is featuring a broad participation of experts and specialists who will share their expertise in the application of quality programs and statistical tools to health care organizations, and utilization of smart technologies and artificial intelligence and its applications to serve the interest of patient safety.

The conference will also shed light on the challenges facing infection control programs, laboratory accreditation programs, and the optimal solutions to such challenges.

In addition, conference sessions will highlight the best practices in enhancing the role of patients and their families in implementing the treatment plan, so as to foster quality and patient safety, in addition to improving patient’s experience in health facilities and best practices in the provision of interdisciplinary care.

“MoHAP is adopting the institutional and medical governance as part of its strategy to build quality systems, therapeutic, health, and pharmaceutical safety as per international standards and due to the importance of quality and patient safety in the constant development of the health sector, hence the need to make a quantum leap in the healthcare sustainability. It’s so obvious that the more healthcare institutions commit to the continuous health quality, the higher the patient’s satisfaction they will get,” he noted.

Reinforcing the Health Sector Quality Promotes Medical Tourism

He added: “For the fifth consecutive year, the UAE is topping the countries in terms of the number of the JCI’s accredited health facilities, which prominently boosts the local and international confidence in the efficacy and quality of the UAE’s health sector, thereby promoting medical tourism.”

Al Serkal further said: “The UAE is a successful and inspiring model, thanks to its exceptional experience as an incubator of quality and innovation, as well as it attracts the medical competencies and represents a center of attraction to invest in quality.”

He emphasized that MoHAP’s efforts to improve the clinical care quality in accordance with best international standards to achieve the national indicator outcomes relating to the rate of health facilities eligible for international accreditation as per the National Agenda objectives 2021.

“About 52 health facilities have received the JCI accreditation, the latest of which was MoHAP hospital’s network in Ras Al Khaimah, which obtained the accreditation all at once, in a first-of-its-kind achievement in the Middle East. In parallel, a detailed program has been developed to help the remaining hospitals and health centers to get accredited as per the approved schedule. This is part of MoHAP’s endeavors to enhance the healthcare level by developing medical policies and protocols in accordance with the best practices and JCI’s standards,” Al Serkal elaborated.

Implementing Clinical Governance Promotes Quality Standards

“The recently launched Clinical Governance system will help advance the performance quality, overall policies, protocols, and clinical work systems enable the medical team to rely on the latest strategies to develop the clinical work, and improve treatment according to evidence-based international practices. The work is underway at the Hospitals Sector to set central guidelines principles to standardize clinical practice and measure and monitor a number of the key guidance performance indicators,” he concluded.

Successful Experiences in Compliance with Accreditation Standards

Dr. Zakaria Al-Attal, Director of Clinical Quality and Health Accreditation, said: “The fifth edition of the conference is seeing positive outcomes in terms of sharing and reviewing successful experiences and fostering quality practices in the healthcare to ensure that healthcare providers fully comply with international standards.”

Al-Attal shed light on the international prerequisites of the health accreditation institutions, most notably, occupational health and safety programs, information management and data security, evidence-based tools to enhance patient experience and rights, integrate technology, patient empowerment, reduce hospital infection, medical errors and integrated risk assessment strategy (facility and safety management – infection control – risk management).

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Thumbay Hospital Ajman Celebrates 60,000+ Babies Born Since its Inception

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The hospital has set a record for the number of deliveries in the private healthcare sector

Hospital strongly advocates ‘Kangaroo Care’ and ‘Absolute Breastfeeding’ policies

Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, the leading academic hospital under Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division celebrated a significant milestone; the birth of over 60,000 babies at the hospital since its opening in 2002; a record number for the private healthcare sector.

A special ceremony to celebrate the occasion was held at the hospital on 20th November 2019. His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Ruler’s Court, Ajman, was the chief guest of the function, presided by Dr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of ThumbayGroup.The occasion was held in the presence of Mr. Akbar MoideenThumbay – Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group and Mr. Mohammad Abufara, Chief Operating Officer ,Thumbay Hospital ,Ajman .The event was also attended by a few children who were delivered at the hospital during the 17 years. Moreover, as a mark of celebration, Thumbay Hospital Ajman presented healthcare services voucher worth AED 5000 each to the first five children born at the hospital.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Thumbay Moideen said that the remarkable number of babies born at Thumbay Hospital, Ajman in such a short period of time is a reflection on the services provided by the hospital. “It is an amazing feeling to reflect on the fact that in the span of 17 years, Thumbay Hospital, Ajman has helped bring over 60,000 babies into the world. We are proud of this achievement, yet humbled to think about all the families we have served. Back in 2002, when we opened this hospital, our first academic hospital, we developed a mission statement to which we havestrictly adhered all these years. Our focus has been to always put the best interest of the patients before everything else.”

The hospital’s expert team of gynecologists and neonatologists have also successfully handled several high-risk pregnancy cases, complicated cases of premature deliveries, triplet births, etc. Of the total number of babies delivered since 2002, approximately 58% were girls and 42% were boys.

Among the reasons for the hospital’s growing popularity is its world-class facilities, combined with some of the best doctors in the region. The Thumbay Hospital network has established an integrated patient-centric healthcare model that takes into consideration the emotional and cultural needs of a patient in addition to their medical needs, all the while ensuring affordability.

“Over the years,Thumbay Hospital, Ajman has enjoyed the pleasure of celebrating with countless families as they welcomed new members. The hospital’s commitment to provide high-quality care and uncompromising service for patients, at the same time making treatment affordable, has been among the reasons forits popularity as a leading destination for mother and child care. We thank all our patients for placing their care in our hands and the staff of the hospital for the wonderful work they’ve done and continue to do. We also thank all those who have referred their friends and family to us,” said Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group.

Thumbay Hospital, Ajman, has a well-equipped Level 3 NICU – one of the biggest in the country – and the hospital is staffed with expert Gynecologists, Pediatricians and Neonatologists capable of handling all cases of pre-term pregnancies which are 24-weeks and above. Moreover, the hospital follows a policy of ‘minimal handling of the newborn’ with regard to prematurely delivered babies, meaning minimal intervention in case the baby is born healthy. The hospital strongly advocates ‘kangaroo care’ wherein parents are encouraged to keep the premature babies close to their chests during the winter, to avert the risk of hypothermia. ‘Absolute breastfeeding’ is yet another policy of the hospital, and accordingly, the hospital encourages mothers to only breastfeed the babies upto 6 months, and not to give any other milk.

The hospital has a capacity of 250 beds, and is the first JCI accredited hospital in Ajman. Services are offered across all major medical specialties and advanced facilities include Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, ICU, Dialysis, Advanced Radiology & Lab Services, Interventional Radiology, Interventional Neurology, Minimal Invasive Surgeries, Bariatric (weight-loss) Surgery, State-of-the-Art Modular Operating Theatres, Pediatric Surgery, Women Wellness, Neonatal Screening, Super Specialty Dental Center etc. The hospital also offers special antenatal packages, painless delivery services, executive labor and delivery suite (private), state-of-the-art equipment, 24-hours emergency and in-patient services.

Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division operates 8 academic hospitals at various locations in the UAE, in addition to the Thumbay Clinic network of 12 family clinics, 60 Thumbay Pharmacy outlets and the largest CAP-accredited private diagnostic labs network comprising 5 Thumbay Labs. All these are part of the Gulf Medical University Academic Health System. The Thumbay Hospital network is the largest private academic hospital chain in the region, and treats patients from as many as 175 nationalities. Thumbay Group has an exclusive medical tourism company, Thumbay Medical Tourism, with has representative offices in 87 countries. Thumbay Group’s Thumbay Medicity in Ajman is a regional hub of medical education, healthcare and research, with its state-of-the-art facilities attracting students, medical professionals, researchers and patients from around the world. The Group employs more than 4000 people across its various businesses.

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Countdown to the 11th annual Beat Diabetes Walk begins!

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Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality leisure conglomerate, will host the 11th edition of the annual Beat Diabetes Walk at Dubai’s Zabeel Park on Friday, November 15, 2019.

What’s new this Year?

Beat Diabetes Walk 2019 joins hands with Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30 this year and will serve as the closing ceremony of the 30-day challenge. Open to both kids and adults, participants of the Walk will also get to be a part of an array of free fitness activities at the venue including the signature Imagine Fitness Workout hosted by Fitness First, Yoga and a SuperKidz zone where children can enjoy fun-filled activities including games and spot fitness challenges.

Following the walk, participants can opt to check their sugar levels at the free blood glucose testing kiosks.

Support the cause and register for the Walk

Registrations for the 11th annual Beat Diabetes Walk in the UAE can be completed online on until November 11, 2019. Participants can also register offline at the venue on the day of the walk between 7am – 8am.

Upon registration, all participants will receive a walkathon kit comprising of a Beat Diabetes T-shirt and cap through courier.

The Beat Diabetes Walk is approximately three kilometres starting at Gate 3, Zabeel Park.

Date & Time: Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8am

Venue: Zabeel Park, Gate 3, Dubai.

Online registration Fees: AED20 per person (15 years and above), AED10 per child between 8 – 14 years, free of charge for children under 8 years.

All proceeds from registrations will go to Al Jalila Foundation to support diabetes research in the region.

To stay updated on the Beat Diabetes Walk and related activities, please follow our social media handles – Facebook | Instagram @beat.diabetes

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Valiant Clinic partners with Pink Caravan to host family friendly fundraising event

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The Beach and Bluewaters to host weekend-long event to drive awareness for Breast Cancer

Valiant Clinic by Meraas, the premium multi-specialty hospital in the UAE and the region, has partnered with Pink Caravan, Friends of Cancer Patients Society’s breast cancer awareness initiative to host a family-friendly fundraising event for Breast Cancer awareness.

The SuperPINK Fundraising Campaign will be held from 6:00pm to 10:30pm at Bluewaters on October 17 and 18, and at The Beach on October 24 and 25.

An entertainment packed weekend, visitors can expect fun-filled activities bringing the community together with the aim of raising awareness about the condition. The funds generated through these activities will go towards treatment of Breast Cancer patients.

The series of family-friendly activities will include a ‘Wall of Hope’ where visitors can leave heartfelt motivational messages in support of women battling breast cancer. Attendees can also enjoy a themed photo booth with costumes as well as an arts and crafts booth to keep the little ones entertained.

“At Valiant Clinic, we strive to achieve the goal of reducing the numbers of deaths from breast cancer in the future, as it is a treatable condition if spotted early on. We always try to do our best to support this cause and raise awareness, and events like this bring people together for one cause and address a very serious issue. We are happy to host the events at Meraas destinations and partner with reputed organizations like Pink Caravan who are working hard towards raising awareness for such important matters in the UAE.”, said Dr Marc Ruemmler, Vice President of Meraas Healthcare.

Dr. Sawsan Al Madhi, Head of Pink Caravan Ride Medical and Awareness Committee and Director General of Friends of Cancer Patients said, “Pink Caravan has been creating and running many campaigns throughout the years to raise the community’s awareness about breast cancer and dispel the myths surrounding it thus we are glad to partner with Valiant Clinic for this event along with our destination partners, The Beach and Bluewater. With their support to our mission and vision, we are confident of reaching a wider audience within the community and save more lifes.”

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Landmark Group’s Beat Diabetes Walk returns for its 11th edition

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  • Beat Diabetes 2019 to be held at Dubai Zabeel Park on Friday, November 15th, 2019 with online registrations now open at
  • Annual walkathon will be held in association with Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30 this year
  • Outreach in schools across UAE, competitions for children and in-store activations in Landmark Group retail outlets to be held as a part of the initiative

Landmark Group will be hosting its 11th edition of the Beat Diabetes Walk this year on Friday, November 15th at the Dubai Zabeel Park. The annual flagship CSR initiative spearheaded by the retailer brings together thousands of people year on year to raise awareness about Diabetes among residents in the UAE.

Earlier this year the Landmark Group was chosen as one of the first companies in the UAE to be awarded the Sport’s Imprint Award for their decade-long initiative. The award was presented to Founder Chairman Micky Jagtiani and Chairwoman and CEO of Landmark Group Renuka Jagtiani, by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council.

Renuka Jagtiani, Chairwoman and CEO of the Landmark Group, said: “Diabetes is a cause that is extremely close to our heart as it affects so many families. We as a family have experienced the impact of the condition too – and therefore started driving this cause passionately to encourage families to come together and make easy lifestyle changes that can manage this condition.

“With each edition of Beat Diabetes, we have seen the community extend their full support and join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the condition. We are deeply grateful to the leadership of the UAE for recognising our efforts towards the cause and thankful to our longstanding partners Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Health Authority and Emirates Diabetes Society for joining hands with us in our mission to raise awareness about diabetes and drive a healthy lifestyle,” she adds.

This year the Beat Diabetes initiative will also join forces with Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30. To reach the wider community and spread the message of leading an active lifestyle amongst children, Beat Diabetes and Dubai Fitness Challenge 30×30 will work together to host month-long fitness events in schools across UAE – towards the common goal of inspiring the UAE community to lead an active lifestyle.

With diabetes becoming increasingly prevalent in the region mainly due to sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets, the need to promote healthy living amongst community has become more important than ever today. According to recent statistics from the International Diabetes Federation, the number of people with diabetes in the UAE is expected to double to 2.2 million by 2040.

The Beat Diabetes Walk 2019 will span 3km and include a full schedule of fun-filled activities for both kids and adults including free Zumba, yoga, spot fitness challenges and a sports zone with Bungee challenge, football and basketball. Participants can also opt to get their sugar levels tested at the free blood glucose testing kiosks set up at the venue.

In addition to the Walk, Landmark Group will also be raising funds throughout November, across their brand outlets in the UAE to support Al Jalila Foundation, a global, not-for profit organisation established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, towards their diabetes research and awareness. Since 2014, the Walk has raised over AED 3 million.

Open to both kids and adults, registrations for the eleventh annual Beat Diabetes Walk in the UAE can be completed online at from 10th October to 22nd November 2019. While children below 8 years can join the walk for free, a participation fee of AED20 per adult, and AED10 for children between 8-14 years will be applied. All funds generated from the participation fees will be donated to charity.

All registered participants will receive a walkathon kit comprising a Beat Diabetes T-shirt and cap via courier through Aramex, the official logistics partner for the walk.

To stay updated on the Beat Diabetes Walk and related activities, please follow the Beat Diabetes Social Media handles:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram – @beat.diabetes
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Thumbay University Hospital to Conduct ‘Health Carnival & Free Mega Medical Camp’ on Friday, October 18

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  • The camp will offer free specialist consultations, free medicines and discounted tests and procedures
  • Special competitions and entertainment programs for families and kids will also be a part of the event, with a number of gifts and prizes to be won

Thumbay University Hospital, the largest private academic hospital in the region located at Thumbay Medicity, Ajman, will be conducting a unique health event titled ‘Thumbay Health Carnival & Free Mega Medical Camp’ which will offer free doctor consultations across all major specialties, free medicines and discounted tests and procedures to visitors, on Friday, 18th October 2019 from 7am to 9pm. The event will be held at Thumbay Medicity – the regional hub of state-of-the-art medical education, healthcare and research, at Al Jurf, Ajman, and will also include the two specialized hospitals of Thumbay Medicity, viz., Thumbay Dental Hospital and the Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital.

The program will kick-off at 7am with an hour-long Yoga Session led by ‘The Art of Living’ foundation. The free medical camp will run from 9am to 9pm, with Thumbay University Hospital offering free specialist consultation along with discounts on lab/radiology services and surgical procedures. Free ultrasound and ECG would also be available to selected patients, based on doctors’ recommendations. Visitors will also be able to book specially discounted surgical and delivery packages. The Thumbay Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Hospital will offer, in addition to free Physiatrist/Physical Therapist consultations, free physiotherapy sessions, Digital Spine Analysis and ‘Risk of Fall Assessment and Fall Prevention’ program for the elderly, as well as 40% discount on all treatments. Free dental consultations and discounted dental procedures can be availed at Thumbay Dental Hospital.

The event is designed as a family fun day, with a variety of special competitions and programs, especially for women and kids. Some of them include ‘Onam Pookkalam’ (floral design) competition for ladies, cultural programs, magic show, musical program, henna, face painting, coloring competition, health quiz and health awareness sessions by pediatricians. Winners of the competitions will be presented with various gifts and prizes like gold coins and health-checkup vouchers. Visitors/participants can also avail free meals at the venue.

For more details and registrations, visit: or; call 06 770 5555 or whatsapp/call 050-5615123, 055-4799121.

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In collaboration with Pink Caravan, Shababeek launched the homemade Pink Pavlova for the month of October and will be donating all proceeds of the dessert to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.

The Pink Pavlova is a homemade meringue-based dessert featuring a delicate crisp crust and is soft from the inside and filled and topped with whip cream. With fresh strawberries and pistachio nuts on top the Pink Pavlova is set to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Guest can enjoy the mouth-watering dessert until October 31st and be part of a great cause at the same time. Pink Caravan is a UAE based breast cancer initiative that fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.

Shababeek offers a Lebanese culinary experience in the heart of Sharjah. Opened since 2007, Shababeek has excelled on being the best Lebanese restaurant in Sharjah. The restaurant’s name, which means window in Arabic, was chosen to reflect the vision of opening a new window to Lebanese cuisine. Located on Al Qasbah Canal, Shababeek offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with fresh and vibrant interiors and a beautiful view.


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