1 January 2018 – Changes to PersonRegister and ClaimSubmission schemas

In accordance with DoH circular DG/62/17, from 1 January 2018 in relation to the implementation of Value Added Tax, several data elements will be added to the PersonRegister and ClaimSubmission transaction schemas.

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23 November 2017 – CHANGE OF DATE: Implementation of the New Drug Coding Classification

As communicated earlier, transition to the new HAAD New Drug Coding Classification has been postponed. The new implementation date will be 23 November 2017.

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21 September 2017 – Migration of shafafiya portal

As communicated earlier, HAAD will migrate shafafiya portal to the new platform shortly. During migration shafafiya web services will not be available from 00:00 hours Thursday, 21st September until maximum 12:00 noon Saturday, 23rd September 2017. After migration, all web services are expected to operate in exactly the same way as in the current system, so Healthcare Entities will not need to change configuration of their production systems.

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4 December 2016 - Public testing of the new shafafiya platform

To improve performance and reliability of shafafiya portal HAAD is planning to migrate its validation engine onto a new platform in February 2017. To ensure smooth migration a new Public Test Environment will be established to allow all Healthcare Entities to test the new system.

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 1 December 2016 - Decommissioning of URL

In accordance with HAAD Circular DG/38/16, from 1 December 2016 the URL will not be accessible any more. Any previous references to this URL in the documentation must be read

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 9 March 2015 - Information Security – Password update reminder

As announced before by the Circular No. DG 10/15, HAAD would like to remind all healthcare facilities they need to update their passwords to access Shafafiya every three months. The guidelines for user management are available at

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