Common chronic diseases and cancers in Dubai and the UAE

SARS-CoV-2 has been at the forefront of everyone’s mind since the start of the pandemic. Regardless of where you live, you’ve probably started to think about your health more than ever before. While the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly a cause for concern, there are other health issues we should also be focusing on. Claiming three …

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How practicing yoga can reduce your health insurance cost in the UAE

When looking across the sea of fitness options available in the market, one particular form of exercise stands out from the rest. With a history going back several millennia and records pointing to India as its origin, yoga is universally accepted as the go-to fitness option to improve health and wellbeing. With its proven benefits …

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The virtual health revolution: what’s coming and how could it change healthcare

Everything is going digital. We’re in an age where connectivity and instant solutions are king, and every sector from education to healthcare is searching for greater ways to deliver services in a way that’s more convenient, more accessible, and more personalized to the end user. Terms like telehealth, telemedicine, and virtual health are being talked …

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UAE Tuberculosis: Information you need to breathe easy

There are many diseases that we know are serious, but we just don’t hear about much these days. Indeed, the incidence of many infectious diseases has been relegated largely to the annals of history thanks to modern medicine. Formerly deadly epidemics like polio have all but gone the way of the dodo, and while we …

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How tuberculosis will affect your UAE visa application

In our blog post entitled UAE Tuberculosis: Information you need to breathe easy, we detailed key information on tuberculosis (TB) – one of the top ten killer diseases overall worldwide. As a reminder, TB is a disease caused by germs (bacteria) that are spread from person to person through the air. TB will typically affect …

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How to get free infant vaccinations as an expat in the UAE

The UAE’s National Immunization Program has played a significant role in the country’s world-class public health services. Since the program’s early introduction in 1980, the UAE has witnessed a substantial decline in the spread of infectious diseases. Diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella have dropped dramatically, and the country has remained polio-free since 2004. …

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Flu season and COVID-19: How to prepare in the UAE

The start of flu season is already underway, and this year, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will make things more complicated. Both seasonal influenza, or the flu for short, and the novel coronavirus are contagious respiratory illnesses. With flu season in the UAE lasting from September until March, it’s advisable to get flu season preparation underway. …

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Do you need a medical test for UAE visa applications?

Planning to get a visa in the UAE? The Emirates has always required new residents to go through a medical test process for their visa application. However, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently introduced a number of COVID-19 restrictions. For instance, specific groups are exempted from the medical fitness tests. You may also find that …

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UAE’s healthcare sector: key developments and drivers of growth

In the 2019-2020 edition of our State of Health Insurance report, we examined the latest changes and trends affecting the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry in the UAE. We’ll be staying on a similar theme in today’s Pacific Prime Dubai article as we focus on KPMG’s analysis of the UAE healthcare sector. What are …

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Is COVID-19 affecting your mental health?

The global pandemic affects people in many different ways. Besides countries restricting our movement by implementing lockdown measures, and now easing them, there is a huge amount of stress involved with the situation. Have you ever wondered how COVID-19 is affecting your mental health? Uncertainty about your and your family’s health, panic buying, and even …

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