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18 February, 2016

WebTeb attracts 5 million visitors monthly and has received 800,000 app downloads

Dubai, 18th Feb 2016,

WebTeb, the leading comprehensive online Arab medical encyclopedia, provides content licensed by trusted universities and health organisations
Dubai,  18th Feb 2016,

It is no secret that the Internet has become the main source of information for users from across the world. With an increasing number of Arab Internet users, and an ever-growing reliance on the Web to retrieve vital information about different medical, cultural and social topics, the need for a comprehensive and integrated platform dedicated to addressing medical and lifestyle concerns has become imperative.

WebTeb was thus established to be the leading comprehensive online Arabic encyclopedia that focuses on health and medical issues, providing legally licensed content including licenses from some of the world's leading health ministries and medical institutions, reputable US and European universities and hospitals, and the World Health Organization (WHO). Over time, it has become a trusted provider of health information for Arabic speakers across the globe.

Founded by Dr Mahmoud Kaiyal, a physician who practiced family medicine for more than 9 years, the website currently attracts about 5 million users per month, while more than 800,000 downloads have been registered on the website's mobile apps. The interests of the site's visitors mainly lie in medical articles that give health tips for leading a healthy lifestyle.

The WebTeb application on the smartphone was intended to complement the success of the website and to provide further information for users. The smartphone application allows users to reach content and information instantly, interact with medical information, and receive tips about various diseases. The application has an interactive symptom diagnosis service developed by Harvard University to help patients understand the symptoms they are experiencing and to diagnose and treat common diseases. Additionally, the TebBaby Section is designed to deal with pregnancy and parenthood and help mothers-to-be follow up on their cases at the touch of a button, under the supervision of specialists and consultants. WebTeb also provides information about Arab doctors and medical centres, their specialties, and how to contact them.

Dr Mahmoud Kaiyal, Founder and CEO of WebTeb, said: "To keep up with the current technological trends and the increasing reliance on the Internet as a main source of information, we at WebTeb have created an integrated platform for communication between regular users and healthcare providers that may serve the healthcare needs of Arab citizens."

He added: "We are looking forward to boosting the status of the website and the smartphone application to serve as the main online references of information and healthcare tips for Arabic-speaking Internet and smartphone users, in order to help raise health awareness in the Arab community."

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In 2014, WebTeb won the HH Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award for the best mobile app and 3rd best website in Arabic, having competed with 20,000 apps from all over the world. Last year (2015), it was recognized as the most influential social media channel for health issues by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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About WebTeb:
WebTeb is the leading Arabic-language medical, health and wellness website, with the most traffic, content, tools and doctor listings, serving over 170 million Internet users.

The website currently attracts about five million users per month and is continuing to grow. WebTeb's mission is to provide high-quality, trusted medical information and digital health services to Arabic-speaking users with the aim of encouraging them to live healthier lives. WebTeb also allows users to interact directly with health practitioners, hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmaceutical companies and health education institutions.

For more information please visit: www.webteb.com

© Press Release 2016