MoHAP showcases innovative health projects at GITEX

  • Thursday 10, October 2019 02:19 PM
  • MoHAP showcases innovative health projects at GITEX
Sharjah 24: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) concluded its remarkable participation in GITEX Technology Week, which was ended this Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Four innovative projects were showcased at MoHAP’s platform, which was visited by a number of eminent officials and individuals. On the sidelines of its participation, MoHAP learned about government projects and the latest innovative solutions in the healthcare field through platforms of international technology firms.

Speaking about MoHAP’s participation in GITEX Technology Week 2019, His Excellency Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary of the Support Services Sector, said: “Our participation has achieved the sought-after objectives and we are satisfied with the interest in our innovative smart and electronic solutions. Our visitors have learned about a number of the latest smart health projects and services which are based on new technologies such as block-chain, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. This is part of MoHAP’s efforts to bring about a paradigm shift in the health services which are simulating the healthcare future.”

Latest Updates of Hayat App for Organ Donation
The participation of MoHAP in GITEX 2019 witnessed showcasing of the smart app “Hayat” for organ donation which is based on block-chain technology. App users can register themselves as organ donors after death and it links all health authorities with the Federal Authority for Identity & Citizenship in support of the UAE brain death protocol, through cloud registries for donors.

Enhancing Nursing Attractiveness Using Virtual Reality (VR)
Also, the ministry highlighted a new nursing educational and promotional project. It’s built on the 3-Dimensional Virtual Reality (3D – VR) and is tailored to make the learning experience more attractive and interactive.

The project is targeting secondary school graduates and visitors to further highlight the importance of the nursing profession and motivate individuals to study nursing.
Through this project, visitors will go through a virtual journey into the nursing world including emergency units, the Intensive Care Nursery (ICN), in which they will face some medical situations which require a medical intervention to rescue patients through simple methods.

M-Gene Project
Moreover, MoHAP showcased the M-Gene project, one of the latest methods to detect genetic diseases in the newborn. The AI-based project is carried out in collaboration with the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and the Children’s National Medical Center, Washington.
The M-Gene project provides a smart tool offering a diagnostic face reading for the newborn using a smartphone app with no need to conduct a blood test or any other specialised analyses.

The Smart Vaccination APP “Tateem”
In the same context, visitors to MoHAP’s platform explored the latest updates of “Tateem” app, which is tailored to remind and stimulate the individuals to follow up on the vaccinations of children, adults and travelers and places where they can receive these vaccines.
The app stores on its database the children’s vaccination appointments, so that parents can easily obtain their children’s vaccination information.
“Tateem” app also includes information about infectious diseases and ways of prevention and is available to download on both Android and Apple phones.