Ministry of Health and Prevention promotes travel health clinic services

DUBAI — The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, organised today a press conference regarding travel health clinics and the preventative health services they provide, in adherence with the best international practices.

The press conference was attended by Dr. Aisha Suhail, Director of Primary Health Care, and Dr. Fatima Al Attar, Head of International Health Regulations, in addition to a number of department managers, specialists, nurses and technical staff who specialise in preventative medicine and immunisation.

In a speech on behalf of Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of MOHAP’s Health Centres and Clinics Sector, Dr. Suhail emphasised the ministry’s keenness to enhance the health of the community in the UAE, by providing world-class health services in a healthy and sustainable environment.

Quoting Dr. Al Rand, she added, “As part of the ministry’s strategic efforts to develop a preventative healthcare system in the UAE, to ensure protection from infectious diseases, the ministry has worked to equip travel health clinics with vaccines for infectious diseases, similar to those offered at preventative medical centres associated with the Primary Health Care Centre.

She noted that travel health clinics are available at Preventive Centres of the ministry.

New clinics have recently opened at Al Muhaisnah Health Centre, Al Ittihad Health Centre, and the Preventative Medicine Centre in Fujairah. All health centres are fully prepared to provide patients with medical advice and vaccines, giving all travellers the right to the best preventative and curative services, whether staying in the UAE, or in transit.

Suhail said that MOHAP is always eager to keep pace with global developments, and remains committed to recommendations by the World Health Organisation, WHO, to raise the level of health of every individual, and prevent disease. This contributes to the ministry’s efforts to provide holistic and integrated services, in addition to effective vaccinations.

Dr. Al Attar said, “MOHAP keeps permanent contact with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the WHO, to keep pace with the latest developments and global epidemics, to take necessary precautions, and notify travellers, to avoid catching diseases. MOHAP provides travellers all required vaccinations, and received all necessary certifications from government health centres.”

Source: Emirates News Agency

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