• Ministry of Health & Prevention Announces Continuation of ‘Help Me Hear’ Initiative
Ministry of Health & Prevention Announces Continuation of ‘Help Me Hear’ Initiative

Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Money and President of Dubai Health Authority, the 11th GCC & 8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Seminar opened up at the InterContinental, Dubai Festival City. The ceremony was held in the presence of H.E. Humaid Mohammad Obaid Al Qutami, Director General, Dubai Health Authority; H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers; as well as senior officials and leaders from the UAE’s, Gulf region’s and global health sectors.

The conference will last till January 19 and will witness the participation of greater than 2,000 professionals from various subspecialists of ENT, head and neck surgical treatment consisting of, allergies sleep professional, rhinologists, communication and ingesting experts, and study specialists in the field of ENT.

The meeting will be gathering of outstanding panel of experts from global and regional neighborhoods and will certainly discuss the developments in various areas of ear, nose and throat and head and neck surgical treatment. Greater than 100 speakers from the USA, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and the GCC will speak at the Forum. 10 research study champions will certainly obtain holiday accommodation and traveling costs, along with encouraging of young medical professionals in research activities.

Dr. Hussein Al Rand, President of the 8th Emirates Otorhinolaryngology Audiology and Communication Disorders Conference, emphasized the extension of the 'Help Me Hear to initiative targeting deaf children in the structure of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s (MOHAP) campaigns for the year of Zayed in 2018, which was routed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE.

After eight successful surgical treatments in 2017 under this effort, we will continue to offer cost-free cochlear implant which costs in between AED 150,000 to 200,000. The surgical treatment will certainly be executed at the Ministry of Health and Prevention hospitals. He included that the Ministry has had the ability to assist hearing-impaired children from non-citizen and low-income family members that could not manage the treatment price by offering totally free therapy. The hearing impaired children from UAE nationals are provided free implants and treatments all through the year.

Dr. Al Rand pointed out the significance of the extension of the ‘Help Me Hear’ effort in the year of Zayed as a result of the standing of the late Sheikh Zayed and his vision and the fantastic values he possessed. The initiative will celebrate his heritage as an icon of humankind and will do great and the happiness of those in need. The year 2018 will certainly be the most valuable year and will be close to every person's hearts, titled 'Year of Zayed,' after the founding father that created history, instilling goodness, resistance, goodness and justice, to enhance the wise management after him, the path of glory and the course of success and excellence for the nation's prosperity.

He emphasized on the importance of the meeting, which is the biggest of its kind in the MiddleEast as it consists of a great deal of medical professionals focusing on ENT. He further added that the forum will certainly see 353 papers talk about the training workshops on the middle ear surgery and cochlear implants and described that this event provided participants an opportunity to learn some protocols and methods in the area of diagnosis and therapy of individuals to equal the most up to date research and medical studies in this field.

Dr. Al Rand pointed out the strategy of the Ministry to advertise community health by offering detailed and innovative health solutions with a reasonable and global requirement and to play the regulatory and supervisory function in the health market with a comprehensive and incorporated health legal system. This include initiatives to attain the greatest standards of health care by 2021 inning accordance with the national vision of the UAE, to be among the best countries in the year in health services.

The participants praised the success of the seminar in regards to the top quality of lectures, workshops and presentations offered by a number of global and regional professionals. These experts also briefed on the innovative gadgets included in the exhibit accompanying the meeting, in which audio firms provided the most popular tools in this field with modern techniques.

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