Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai
The Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai (SISD), Dubai’s first ever private school to offer multilingual education in English, French, German, Italian and Arabic and a specialized curriculum with a strong scientific focus for secondary students, opened its doors to 270 students in its new campus in Dubai Healthcare City Phase 2. Classes currently run from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6; Grades 7 to 12 will be added in the following years.
The campus is also the Middle East’s first low-energy building awarded with the region’s first MINERGIE Certification.
Community in 2015
As a patron of healthcare, DHCC demonstrated its commitment to the wider community in Dubai.
DHCC marked global health observances with public health screenings and activities including World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), World Health Day (April 7) and World No Tobacco Day (May 31).
DHCC launched its first Health Festival on World Diabetes Day (November 14) with complimentary diabetes consultations and health checks conducted for residents in collaboration with 11 clinical partners from the DHCC community.
DHCC also organized in association with Dubai Blood Donation Center (DBDC) its annual blood collection drive, collecting 138 units of blood (approximately 62 liters).
In support of public health, media roundtable sessions with healthcare specialists from DHCC were held on topics including ‘Aesthetics: trends and concerns’ and ‘Ramadan fasting with medical conditions’.
Dubai Healthcare City organized for its business partners, six events under its Networking Series 2015, which were attended by more than 300 representatives from the DHCC community. Widely attended were those themed ‘Introduction to Insurance Companies’ and ‘Smarter Employee Performance’.
In addition, a media appreciation ceremony was held to honor members of the media who have played an important role in raising the health status of Dubai and the community.
A successful medical tourism patient case was released: Suha Bashayreh, Jordanian, suffered amputation of both legs after a traffic accident in June 2007. Her case was handled by an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and supported by donors at various intervals over six years. Bashayreh first visited DHCC-based German Limbtech Orthopedic Technology Center in May 2009 for prosthetic rehabilitation, and returned in 2010, 2014 and 2015. Her rehabilitation programme was supported by funds raised by 7EmiratesRun in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation.