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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All you need to know about getting a COVID-19 test in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) widened the scope of COVID-19 testing to make it available to all citizens and residents who need it, and to identify undiagnosed cases and those who do not show symptoms. So far, the UAE has performed more than 1.6m COVID-19 tests on residents, or about 38,000 tests daily. The nationwide …

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What Is Heart Failure and How Is It Treated?

Heart diseases are the number one cause of death globally, according to the WHO. Each year, cardiovascular diseases take around 17.9 million lives worldwide, and yet, heart failure remains largely ignored in the public eye. As this week is the Heart Failure Awareness Week 2020, our experts at Pacific Prime Dubai have curated all the …

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Common respiratory diseases in the Middle East: prevention and treatment

Respiratory diseases in the Middle East cover a wide range of pulmonary disorders due to several factors, ranging from extreme weather variations and smoking to genetic conditions. Smoking and obesity have also become increasingly prevalent in the region, resulting in associated lung diseases that are burdening the medical system. This Pacific Prime Dubai article explores …

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Importance of antenatal care to lower preterm labor and birth risk

Preterm labor doesn’t have to but sometimes leads to preterm birth. Infants born preterm – before 37 weeks gestation -have a higher risk of mortality and morbidity, with the risk being the highest in those born before 32 weeks. According to a study conducted by BMC health services in Australia, there is a correlation in …

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Why vaccination is important?

In September 2019, the European Commission and the World Health Organization hosted the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Numerous health leaders and authorities met to discuss the need to step up efforts to support vaccination. According to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the …

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