July 27th Issue

UAE: Towards A Healthier Future

The UAE’s health sector has to overcome challenges before leading its peers By Leila Hatoum In a country where the national population sees continued growth alongside a robust rise in the number of expatriates, it is no wonder that the United Arab Emirates is witnessing a year on year rise in demand on healthcare, a vital sector which the country’s government believes should provide top notch services to its residents. According to Colliers International, the UAE’s population is expected to reach up to 14.5 million in 2018, up from around 9.5 million persons in 2014, should the country’s economic growth patterns and influx in new comers continue. And with the aging of the young population—where The World Health Organization (WHO), estimates UAE’s size of aging population to be over 15 percent of the population, by 2020—there will likely be “a sharp rise in healthcare demand, a (Read More)

Inside Cover

Features

In Pursuit of a Normal Life

Disability is not the end of the line. Say people with special needs. By Mostapha Raad Photographs by Mostapha Raad It…

When Love Isn’t Enough

A single mother and her sick child face a below average healthcare service in Dubai By Bahareh Salmani Good health is the…

Sleep Matters

The region’s children aren’t getting enough of it. BY Dr. Arif khan Shakespeare referred to sleep as “nature’s soft nurse.” But in…

Sedentary Risks

The Middle East tops the world’s obese and diabetic regions BY Dr. Ala Alwan Even with the challenge of declining oil…

Diagnosing Epilepsy

All is not lost. The condition can be treated By Dr. Dina Saleh Epilepsy is a condition in which disturbances…

Down Time

The Rise of Medical Tourism

Emerging markets are new frontiers for patients By Dr. Raza Siddiqui The changing dynamics in medical tourism is shifting focus…

Serving Up!

Eating disorders can be prevented By Carine El Khazen Hadati Eating disorders can be life threatening. In fact, they are the…

Lebanese Healthcare Ambitions

ADVERTORIAL AUBMC has set its sights high By Dr. Mohammed H. Sayegh Since its establishment in 1902, the American University…