April 28, 2021
The largest airline in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now in the process of implementing paperless document verification relating to COVID-19 PCR testing and vaccination.
This week, Emirates announced it is working with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to allow for digital verification of travellers’ data, resulting in a more secure and efficient procedure.
Rather than producing a paper copy...
March 16, 2021
A rapid breath test that is reportedly capable of detecting COVID-19 within 60 seconds is currently being trialled in Dubai.
Developed by Breathonix, a company associated with the National University of Singapore (NUS), the breath test is being assessed for accuracy by the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) and Dubai Health Authority (DHA).
A total of 2,500...
March 2, 2021
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has revealed plans to “enhance” its use of smart health technology, exploring remote-patient monitoring in the first instance.
To coincide with the occasion of United Arab Emirates (UAE) Innovates 2021, the authority said that it is currently collaborating with Enpy, a Dubai-based startup that specialises in medical artificial Intelligence (AI), to consider the...
November 25, 2020
Earlier this week, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in the United Arab Emirates announced it is now offering a simple saliva test that can detect COVID-19 for children between the ages of 3-16 years. The test – which costs AED 150 (€34) – is available across all DHA facilities and DHA-run COVID-19 screening centres in the emirate.
It is hoped that the new form of testing will eliminate discomfort...
October 17, 2020
A new study exploring the effectiveness of virtual health follow-ups using home-monitoring devices and mobile technology is currently being conducted by the Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC) with the support of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in the United Arab Emirates.
Running until the end of December, the study is being carried out in collaboration with Cognitive Healthcare International (CHI), a...