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A safe antenatal journey with Emirates Health Services primary healthcare
by Dr Naseem Mohamed Ibrahim Abdalla | Dr Sadaf Ahsan Naqvi | Neema Preman
September 26, 2022
Patient safety is not a new concept in the world of medicine. Dating back to the origins of the Hippocratic oath of ‘do no harm’, it constitutes a core pillar of healthcare provision – wrapped around patient wellbeing and optimal outcomes, it is a promise we make to every patient for delivering our best at every stage of their ailment. It cannot be dismissed that during day-to-day medical practice, several errors can be a threat to patient safety. Fortunately, many of them are preventable – proven to impact health outcomes and burden healthcare resources.
Community mental health services undergo digital revolution to provide high quality accessible care
by Dr Mehnaz Zafar | Neema Preman
October 10, 2021
Mental health and substance use disorders affect 13% of the world's population and are a leading cause of disability worldwide1. Recent years have witnessed increased focus on reducing stigma due to psychiatric illnesses, improving access to mental health services, implementation of wider mental health policies and inclusion of mental health in the sustainable development goals in most developed countries. The WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health 2019-2023, aims at universal health coverage for mental health to ensure access to quality and affordable care for mental health conditions.
Getting to the heart of the matter: the evolution of cardiovascular care during the pandemic
by Neema Preman
September 29, 2021
COVID-19 took the world somewhat by surprise. In some geographies, public health bodies were either non-existent or non-functional. Countries had to quickly develop strategies for mass testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine protocols. Looking back at the past 18 months, we can take pride in the pace of adaptation, collaborations and speed of innovations.