Tuesday, 2024-01-23

Three-year-old Gaza kid with retinoblastoma undergoes successful eye treatment at Tawam Hospital

Advanced diagnostic procedures, collaboration help in saving the vision and life of the boy


Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 January 2024: The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), a subsidiary of PureHealth – the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East, has announced that Tawam Hospital has successfully treated a three-year-old boy from Gaza, who was suffering from retinoblastoma tumour, saving his vision and life.


The boy underwent a special assessment plan with targeted interventions following medical examinations and advanced diagnostic procedures. This included an eye examination under anaesthesia using a brain and orbit MRI. The paediatric oncology and ophthalmology teams at Tawam Hospital closely collaborated to treat the boy with systemic chemotherapy while awaiting definitive ocular treatments.


As part of a comprehensive follow-up plan, the boy will require regular eye check-ups to assess his retina under general anesthesia. The follow-up sessions will serve to monitor his progress and assess the need for potential intraocular and systemic chemotherapy treatments.


Saeed Jaber Al Kuwaiti, Group Chief Executive Officer of SEHA, said: “The success of the complex retinoblastoma tumour management at Tawam Hospital is a testimony of PureHealth’s and SEHA’s commitment to providing world-class, patient-centered care at its facilities. The condition required urgent attention, more so given the age of the child and the risks of metastases. The success of the therapeutic approach reinforces the diagnostic and surgical excellence across the SEHA’s network and the dedication of our paediatric oncology and ophthalmology teams. Under the leadership of PureHealth, we are committed to deliver the highest standards of healthcare as part of our mission to ensure people’s health and longevity.”


The treatment also reinforces the successful collaboration between the specialists at Tawam Hospital and the patient. PureHealth, along with its subsidiaries such as SEHA, maintains its pioneering role in healthcare innovation and technology, steadfastly delivering world-class healthcare solutions that enhance the overall well-being of the community. 


About SEHA


The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA) is an independent, public joint stock company created to develop the curative activities of the public healthcare system in Abu Dhabi. The company owns and operates all public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SEHA is a PureHealth asset, the largest healthcare platform in the Middle East.


SEHA is committed to the continuous improvement of customer care to recognised international standards and providing the community with world-class healthcare. SEHA operates 14 hospitals with over 3,000 beds, 70 ambulatory care, family care and urgent care centres, and three blood banks. Its facilities accommodate 117,162 inpatients annually, conducting 43,262 surgeries, and treat more than five million outpatients.

SEHA is one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the Middle East, with more than 14,000 doctors, nurses, ancillary care, and administrative personnel. Learn more at www.seha.ae

To find out more about SEHA’s specialised clinic, or book an appointment, call 80050 or visit SEHA.ae. You can also book an appointment through the SEHA mobile app, or WhatsApp 02 410 2200.


About PureHealth


By advancing the Science of Longevity, PureHealth is introducing the healthcare of the future from the United Arab Emirates to the rest of the world. PureHealth is the UAE's largest integrated healthcare platform with an ecosystem that challenges lifespans and reimagines health spans. With 25+ hospitals, 100+ clinics, multiple diagnostic centres, health insurance solutions, pharmacies, health tech, procurement, investments and more, and groundbreaking innovations at the forefront of healthcare, the company is on a mission to unlock time for humankind.


Pure Health’s network of healthcare facilities comprises:


  • SEHA – Abu Dhabi Health Services Company – one of the largest healthcare networks of hospitals and clinics in the UAE


  • Daman – The National Health Insurance Company, the UAE’s leading health insurer


  • The Medical Office – Overseeing Sheikh Khalifa Hospitals and healthcare facilities established under the initiatives of H.H. The President of the UAE


  • Rafed – The UAE’s largest healthcare Group Purchasing Organisation


  • PureLab – Managing and operating the largest network of laboratories in the region


  • Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center – Specialist healthcare centre focused on cell therapy and regenerative medicine


  • One Health – Sales, service support, and engineering network that provides end-to-end medical solutions to a base of over 300 healthcare service providers


  • The Life Corner – Abu Dhabi’s first holistic pharmacy, serving the health and wellness establishment



To learn more, please visit www.purehealth.ae