Assignment Help-Health Care Memo

Essay Help-Policy Memo

 HSS 311 Fall 2016

Policy Memo 2: Health Policy in UAE

DIABETES AND OTHER CHRONIC, NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

 

U.S. healthcare institutions have helped to guide U.A.E. practices in areas such as pediatrics, cardiac care, and breast cancer awareness. Today, almost 90 percent of deaths in the U.A.E. are caused by chronic lifestyle-induced diseases such as diabetes, coronary and cardiovascular conditions, hypertension, and cancer.

The U.A.E. also ranks among the world’s leaders for prevalence of diabetes, obesity, and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The causes include increasing levels of affluence, the growing popularity of fast food, tobacco use, plus sedentary lifestyles caused by hot weather and one of the highest vehicle-to-person ratios in the region.

Efforts to reverse current trends include Weqaya, a population screening and intervention program for Emiratis implemented by HAAD that currently focuses on diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This online service screens individuals for various risk factors, explains screening results, provides access to relevant information and services, and connects users to doctors, clinics, and opt-in health and wellness programs tailored to user needs.

Diabetes care is a focus across the country. In 2012, the 8,000-square-foot government-run diabetes center in Dubai’s Latifa Hospital was moved to a new 20,000 square foot facility with 50 percent more capacity.Abbott Diabetes Care has a presence in Dubai, and the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research is investigating diabetes, among other chronic conditions, in its collaborative research efforts.

The Imperial College of London Diabetes Center, with locations in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, is a state-of-the-art outpatient center specializing in diabetes treatment, research, training, and public health. Since its opening in 2006, ICLDC has treated over 200,000 people.

 

Sources:

https://www.vision2021.ae/en/national-priority-areas/world-class-healthcare

http://usuaebusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/HealthcareReport_Update_June2014.pdf

 

  • you need to write a policy memo for the health ministry in regard to Diabetes to reduce the percentage of diabetes rate among UAE nationals

 

  1. Executive Summary/purpose Statement (For policymakers to read what the policy is about. Usually it is 2-3 short sentences.)

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  1. Issue background:

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  1. Analysis and Assessment of the problem: ( explains what are the concerns and problems or the needs to develop or change the existing policy)

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  1. Policy options (developed based on other policy): (International /local comparison of relevant policy experience -gives examples of other policies on other organization locally or internationally

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  1. Recommendations: ( to highlight 2-3 options from other organizations or new ideas of policies and explain why they are the best options )

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