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Mohammed bin Rashid meets with Presidents of Sri Lanka, Nigeria at Expo 2020 DubaI

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DUBAI, 4th December, 2021 (WAM) — His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today met with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka during his visit to the country’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

During the meeting, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid expressed the UAE's keenness to boost bilateral relations with all friendly countries based on the principles of trust, mutual respect and cooperation.

The Sri Lankan President congratulated HH Sheikh Mohammed on the UAE’s 50th National Day. HE Rajapaksa highlighted the UAE’s prominent status both regionally and globally, its capabilities across various sectors, and the UAE leadership’s keenness to expand bilateral cooperation with nations around the world.

During his visit to the Sri Lanka Pavilion, located in the ‘Opportunity District’, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was briefed on Sri Lanka’s developmental efforts in various social and economic sectors, as well as in the cultural field.

The Sri Lanka Pavilion showcases the country’s advancements in the fields of telecommunications, information technology, and research. It also promotes Sri Lanka as a tourist destination and showcases innovative products and services that reflect the rich cultural heritage of the country.

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid also visited the Nigeria Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, where he met with President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. During the meeting, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed discussed with President Buhari ways of boosting cooperation with Nigeria for the benefit of the peoples of both countries.

Highlighting the distinguished relations between the UAE and Nigeria, the Nigerian President expressed his pleasure to be visiting the UAE. HE Buhari stressed his country's keenness to advance cooperation between the two countries in various fields, including trade and investment.

During his visit to the Nigeria Pavilion, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed was briefed on the creative industries and the diverse cultural history of Nigeria's various states as well as the country’s future projects.

Accompanying H.H. Sheikh Mohammed on his tour were His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council; His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, and Chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee; and His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Ministry of Health authorises new ECG app with 95% accurate, instant results

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DUBAI, 26th January, 2022 (WAM) –The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in cooperation with ProCardio Medical Equipment Company, is showcasing at the Arab Health 2022 the latest ECG interpretation and analysis smart app, with 95% accurate and instant results.

This comes as part of the ministry's efforts to help healthcare providers and patients to use the latest innovations in reading and diagnosing the electrocardiogram (ECG) results accurately and instantly, leading to a better and faster diagnosis, especially for critical cases.

The app is now available for use in the UAE after having been licensed by the ministry's Health Regulatory Sector. The app can accurately and quickly read, analyze, and diagnose the patient's condition, which would be particularly important in dealing with critical cases, such as cardiac arrhythmia "an irregular heartbeat".

Using artificial intelligence technology, the ECG can be read and data analyzed by the paramedic teams within 10-30 seconds, whether during road accidents or at home. It can transfer the real image of the ECG reality to the hospital after analyzing it with an accuracy of up to 95%, which contributes to reducing time and effort and saving patients' lives.

The application has the ability to diagnose (45) heart diseases in less than 10 seconds, including cardiac arrhythmia, conduction disorders, myocardial infarction, ventricular and atrial hypertrophy, pericarditis, angina pectoris.

"The new project comes in line with the ministry’s efforts to attract, license, and register innovative medical products and advanced applications that support and facilitate the work of health care providers and members of society," said Dr. Amin Hussein Al-Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Health Regulation Sector. "We are also keen to promote the use of modern technology which plays a major role in producing medical and digital equipment and supplies.

Al Amiri asserted that the trend towards the use of cutting-edge technology would help enhance the country’s competitiveness by creating a legislative and investment environment keeping pace with international best practices, thus cementing the UAE's status as a global destination to attract global and digital medical companies and motivate them to open branches in the UAE.

Thanks to the UAE's success in preserving the intellectual property rights of manufacturing medical equipment and innovative medicines, the ministry seeks to encourage hundreds of international companies to choose the UAE as a regional headquarters for its logistical stock of medical and pharmaceutical products and items.

This would help support patients, the treatment system, and the medical tourism program, to attract patients from across the region to get their treatment in the UAE, Al Amiri said in conclusion.

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COVID-19 media briefing: UAE a distinguished model of containing COVID variants

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ABU DHABI, 26th January, 2022 (WAM) — Dr. Farida Al Hosani, Official Spokesperson for the UAE Health Sector, said the UAE is a distinguished model of containing coronavirus (COVID-19) and its variants, thanks to the directives of its leadership.

During the UAE Government media briefing on the pandemic, she said the UAE has utilised artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse information and continue its proactive measures, which include performing extensive testing nationwide.

"The health sector is continuing its efforts to achieve community immunity, by providing vaccines to eligible categories," she added, noting 100 percent of the population have received the first dose of the vaccine while 93.73 percent are fully vaccinated.

She stressed that people's health and safety is a national priority, noting the UAE has been keen to provide vaccines and booster shots, to protect the population from the virus and its variants.

World Health Organisation (WHO) studies and research have proven those who have received COVID-19 booster shots are unlikely to get a severe infection, Dr. Al Hosani explained, urging members of the community to get the vaccine to achieve collective immunity.

She then pointed out the health sector is keen to raise the public's awareness about the pandemic and provide it with accurate and transparent information via official platforms.

"The medical sector is stressing the importance of the cooperation between all sectors and the public's adherence to adopted health protocols and precautionary measures," she said.

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UAE resumes entry for travellers from 12 African countries, updates entry measures with another 3 effective January 29

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ABU DHABI, 26th January, 2022 (WAM) — The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) have announced the resumption of all inbound flights for national and international carriers and transit passengers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe in addition to updating the entry measures for travellers coming in from Uganda, Ghana and Rwanda, from Saturday, January 29, effective 14.30, while adhereing to all relevant precautionary measures in place.

Those coming from the above mentioned countries to the UAE have to have a negative COVID-19 test obtained within 48 hours from the approved labs in their respective countries of departure and a Rapid-PCR test at the airports of departure in addition to undertaking PCR test upon arrival while adhering to all relevant precautionary and preventative measures.

Those suffering COVID-19 symptoms are advised not to travel.

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