Mass health screening in Dubai
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced the launch of a mass population health screening programme. The initiative is being carried out in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre and Digital Dubai and aims to improve public health and quality of life.
The health screening will examine key areas such as chronic diseases, people’s lifestyles, healthcare expenditure and the quality of healthcare services provided. Participation in the initiative will be free of charge and all information provided by participants will be confidential.
Previously, similar surveys have already been conducted in 2009, 2014 and 2019. Both citizens and residents of the UAE, including children, adolescents, women, men and the elderly, will take part in the survey.
They will have to take part in medical questionnaires, have blood tests to detect diabetes and have their blood pressure measured. The survey is expected to help the population get up-to-date information about their health and take timely action if necessary.
In August 2023, as previously reported, the Abu Dhabi Centre for Public Health launched a campaign to raise public awareness of public health aspects related to the health of pregnant women and children in the emirate.
Newborns in Abu Dhabi undergo mandatory check-ups in accordance with health standards set by the Department of Health. The examinations include comprehensive health checks, genetic heart disease screening, hearing tests and neonatal screening.
These screenings identify any growth, genetic or metabolic disorders that may affect a child’s health and allow health professionals to intervene early and take appropriate action before symptoms and problems worsen.
Source: Arabian Business
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