Princess Haya Calls For More Sustainable Healthcare Systems In The Middle East

Dubai, 29th January, 2015: Held under the patronage of Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Leaders in Healthcare Conference opened today at the Dubai International Convention […]
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Arab Health 2015: New MRI solutions to boost patient comfort

Royal Philips has announced the launch of Ingenia 1.5T S at Arab Health 2015, a new MRI system designed for “First Time Right” imaging and for faster workflow, while enhancing the patient’s experience during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. Philips will showcase its Ingenia 1.5T S solution at the Sheikh SaaedHall 2, Stand S2C10, of […]
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Health Authority announces clinical services capacity plan

Dubai: By 2020, Dubai will require 3,917 beds in medium- and low-cost hospitals, 7,323 doctors and 8,510 nurses. These are some of the findings of the first in-depth survey conducted by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to study if clinical services are equipped to meet the sharp spurt in demand for quality health care following […]
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Polio immunisation rate in Syria close to pre-war level -WHO

BEIRUT, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The proportion of infants immunised against polio in Syria is close to pre-war levels thanks to a vaccination drive triggered by a rare outbreak of the disease, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said. The crippling and incurable disease erupted in October 2013 in the eastern Deir al-Zor province, the […]
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UAE announces Date of cancer awareness ‘Pink Caravan Ride 2015’

SHARJAH, 25th January, 2015 (WAM) — The fifth edition of the Pink Caravan Ride 2015, the annual pan-UAE horse-back trek that helps spread awareness of breast cancer, will be held between March 16th-25th, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of […]
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Ebola experts say 16 other bat viruses could infect man – TRFN

LONDON, Jan 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Scientists looking for Ebola in bats have identified 16 other viruses in the animal which could jump to humans and potentially cause a disease outbreak on a similar scale to the West African crisis, a health security expert said on Friday. Humans can contract Ebola from bats, which […]
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Tax unhealthy food to reduce its consumption: Qatar PwC

A suggestion for taxing “unhealthy food” in Qatar has been made to reduce its consumption and help government realise its 2030 vision of a sustainable healthy society. In its “Qatar economy watch” PwC said, “By shaping incentives to reduce consumption of unhealthy foods by introduction of new taxations the government can support its 2030 vision […]
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UAE MoH reduces prices of 280 types of innovative pharmaceutical products

DUBAI, 24th January, 2015 (WAM) — Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Health for the public health sector and licensing policy, has announced the fifth initiative of the Ministry of Health (MoH) to reduce the prices of innovative medicines, and ease burden on patients. According to the fifth initiative, prices […]
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Union Coop Sponsors ‘Healthy Children 2021’

Dubai – In a strategic partnership with the newly launched National Program for Government Communication (NPGC), the Union Coop, a leading Consumer Cooperative Society in the UAE, sponsors the program’s first national campaign “Healthy Children 2021”. This comes to boost social responsibility and achieve the goals of the National Program for Government Communication (NPGC),announced earlier […]
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Saudi MOH hires experts to combat MERS, Ebola

21st Jan 2015 The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has hired a team of experts from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help combat the spread of infectious and non-communicable diseases, including the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and Ebola. The decision is part of an agreement recently signed by […]
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Qatar ‘has one of highest birth defect rates’

DOHA: The March of Dimes Foundation, a US organisation concerned with improving infant health by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality, says Qatar is among the 20 countries with the highest rates of birth defects: 73.4 per 1,000 live births. According to World Health Organisation, birth defects result in about 3.2 million disabilities […]
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Four new hospitals to improve eye care

Abdulilah bin Abbad Al-Tuwariqi, director general of King Khaled Eye Specialty Hospital, pointed out that the hospital has devised strategic plans to develop and modernize its facilities, in order to deal with future challenges. Its staff is also receiving continuous training to develop its skills to serve the patients better, Al-Tuwariqi added. “The training and […]
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Tough health standards set in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has introduced tough new regulations for private health facilities including separate change rooms for male and female patients, tighter controls on the charging of fees and higher sterilization and safety standards. The ministry said that there should be separate change rooms at clinics where one-day procedures […]
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