Jordan, Saudi Arabia sign 5 agreements worth $176m

Amman, Feb. 3 (Petra) — The Jordanian government, on Tuesday, signed five financing agreements (grants), with the Saudi Fund for Development ( SFD ), worth $176 million, as part of the Saudi $1.25 billion-commitment within the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) $5 billion grant to finance development projects in Jordan. The agreements were signed by the […]
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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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Call for more Arab health cooperation

The Arab participants in the First International Symposium for Research on Health Systems are only seven despite the presence of more than 1,200 participants from about 100 countries. This very small participation is reason to wonder despite the importance of the conference for researchers and decision-makers alike. In fact, the scientific regulatory body for the […]
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High level US Radiology and Nuclear Medicine team due

A high level delegation formed from leading US Departments of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, will visit Kuwait to conduct meetings with the Ministry of Health in response to the Ministry’s tender ‘Tele-Radiology, Radiology Management & Information Technology.’ Because of the urgent need to improve the radiology services in Kuwait, and the limited availability of subspecialist […]
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Kuwait, Algeria sign deals to boost ties

Algeria and Kuwait signed a series of agreements yesterday aimed at increased co-operation on the latest step of the Emir’s North African tour, Algerian media reported. Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika signed seven agreements covering areas such as justice and extradition, shipping, health and tourism, APS news agency reported. The […]
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Kuwait hosts International Hospital Conference

Kuwait played hosts to the first International Hospital Conference which began on Friday. The conference, which was organized by the Universal Company to compare the excellent standards followed by Kuwaiti private hospitals with that of major international hospitals. The event was held in Movenpick Free Trade Zone and featured the participation of more than 50 […]
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Specialists to ‘tackle’ growing obesity, other health problems

Sheikha Nawal Al Hamoud Al Sabah presided over the launch of “Tawazon: Prevention & Treatment” National Campaign against Obesity during a press conference held Monday at the Gulf University for Science and Technology. Others who spoke during the press conference were: Adnan Seif, General Manager, Ijaz Real Estate Development, Engr. Rihab Al Kafri, also of […]
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Kuwaiti women place fifth worldwide in obesity

A recently published book revealed that Kuwaiti women took fifth place on the worldwide obesity index. The book, titled “Top 10 Of Everything 2011,” studied the percentage of women younger than 25 years of age suffering from obesity. The book revealed that in Kuwaiti, 31.8 percent of women in this category suffer from obesity. According […]
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Stay Normal Kuwaiti campaign targets hypertension

KUWAIT: Research shows that hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a very common disease in Kuwait and that a high percentage of the population suffers from it. According to doctors, hyypertension may cause serious health complications and the prevention or early detection of the disease is very important. Some corporations have recognized the need to […]
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Social care program for cancer survivors in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing experience not only for the survivors, but also for their families, and many will tell you that their greatest fear was that of the “unknown” given the insufficient information available to prepare them for the side-effects of the treatment. Loaay Ahmed, who was diagnosed with colon cancer […]
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DM Healthcare INTRODUCES new corporate brand identity ‘Aster’

DM Healthcare, a $300m group and one of the largest healthcare service providers in the region, introduced their new corporate brand identity ‘Aster’ today. The new brand identity was revealed by the Chairman Dr. Azad Moopen, in presence of H.H Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, officials of DM Healthcare and media. The […]
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Kuwait celebrates World Autism Awareness Day

KUWAIT: The Kuwait-based Gulf Autism Union (GAU) yesterday marked World Autism Awareness Day 2010 with a number of activities directed towards raising awareness of the condition in society. Dr. Samira Al-Saad, the founder and director of the Kuwait Center for Autism and a GAU member, revealed that promotional literature had been distributed at local schools […]
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Biggest US medical team to visit Kuwait

KUWAIT: The biggest US medical team from various specialities is to visit Kuwait soon, director of the Retirees Service and Overseas Medical Treatment at the Kuwait Ministry of Defense Sheikh Sabah Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah said yesterday. Sheikh Sabah Al-Abdullah said in a press statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that this team is made up of […]
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