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GCC healthcare spend to hit $69bn in 2020

Healthcare spending in Mena is expected to grow to $144 billion in 2020 with about $69 billion of this coming from the GCC countries, said the organisers of the Healthcare Summit GCC that opened in Dubai, UAE on December 6. Eminent members of the Ministry of Health & Preventi

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DHA to adopt new health insurance payment system

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is set to adopt a new health insurance payment system that will improve transparency and quality of healthcare services in Dubai, UAE. Humaid Al Qatami, chairman of the board and director general of DHA, announced that the executive council has approv

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Cocoona offers 3D simulation for plastic surgery

Cocoona, an all-in one centre for aesthetic transformation, has launched a unique 3D web-based solution for the simulation of aesthetic procedures.  This is the first of its kind in the UAE. If you are considering plastic surgery, Crisalix allows you to try on your new body

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Japanese firms gears up for Arab Health expo

More than 20 companies representing the Japanese healthcare sector will be showcasing their latest innovations and products, ranging from healthcare and new treatment methods, at the Arab Health exhibition, in Dubai, UAE, next year. The event will take place from January 30 to Fe

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Last month among 10 wettest Novembers in Bahrain

Last month made it into top 10 of the wettest Novembers on record in Bahrain, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit GDNonline.

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Tasneef to launch new healthcare leadership programme

Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) and the International Hospital Federation (IHF) have signed an  agreement to launch the Healthcare Leadership and Management Programme in the Middle East region. As a first-of-its-kind in the region, the internationally accredited an

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UAE hospital welcomes 5 newborns on National Day

Danat Al Emarat, a leading hospital in the UAE, welcomed five newborns on the eve of the country's 45th National Day celebrations with the first baby - a boy - born at 1:01 am. He is the third child for the family, after his two elder sisters, said Sultan Al Hammadi, the prou

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Talaya launches glass bottles for water

Talaya Water, a leading drinking water company in Lebanon, has launched a new range of water bottles made of glass. Marcel Hage, founder and CEO of Talaya Water, said: “Our main goal is to create awareness among the Lebanese society about the importance of using glass gallo

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Averda expands service portfolio in Oman

Averda, a major environmental solutions provider in region, has expanded its waste management services in Oman with two new contract wins for waste collection and landfilling services in Al Dhakhiliya and Dhofar regions. The services cover a total area of 127,000 sq km, serving 1

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Researchers hunt missing link between genetics, environmental factors

A new global network linking leading research centres across the world has launched today to tackle some of the most pressing global health challenges of our time such as autism, cancer, diabetes and dementia. The International Phenome Centre Network (IPCN) will greatly increase

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