Wednesday 25 November 2015

France detects first bird flu outbreak in years

France, the European Union's biggest agriculture producer, reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens on Wednesday, its first since 2007. "A case of avian influenza has been confirmed in a backyard in Dordogne," the farm ministry said in a st


​Du unveils Smart Healthcare Programme in UAE

Leading telecommunications operator du has unveiled the Smart Healthcare Programme on UAE Innovation Week at its interactive stands displaying how innovation can help save lives.   The Smart Healthcare Programme will address global healthcare issues, including r


Solar Impulse pilots back Paris climate meet

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, founders and pilots of solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse will be actively engaged in the COP21 Climate Conference which will take place in Paris, France next month. They will highlight the fact that investing in solutions, for ener


Suzuki Celerio 2016 unveiled in Bahrain

The new Suzuki Celerio 2016 was unveiled at a launch ceremony held at the Suzuki Showroom in Khamis. It was attended by officials from Suzuki’s sole agent in Bahrain Mohammed Jalal and Sons Automotive Division including showroom controller Jalal Ahmed, after-sales manager Ian Johnston,


New health plan as patients increase in Bahrain

Bahrain's rapidly growing population is posing a major challenge for health authorities. According to official statistics, Bahrain’s population reached 1,253,191 in 2013, with expatriates making up 50.94 per cent of the population, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN),


5 initiatives launched at UAE Innovation Week

The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water has launched five environmental initiatives - 'Smart Gargoor', 'Green Legacy', ‘Beautiful in Wild' and ‘Emirates Nature Reserves’ at Dubai Mall and ‘Monitor and Control’ in Masdar City – as part


Mena resuscitation guidelines update takes place in Sharjah

The Training and Development Center at UAE's Ministry of Health recently organised a conference titled “2015 Emergency Cardiovascular Care Guidelines, International Instructor Update,” in partnership with the American Heart Association.    H


NMC Health acquires majority stake in Fakih IVF

NMC Health, a leading integrated healthcare provider operating across the UAE, has entered into an agreement to acquire a 51 per cent shareholding in Fakih IVF Group for Dh696 million ($189 million).   NMC has also agreed a mechanism by which it could increase i


Zulekha announces new management structure

The Zulekha Healthcare Group has announced the new designations of senior management in a bid to empower corporate governance principles within the organisation and to external stakeholders.   Taher Shams will take on a new appointment at Zulekha Hospital as man


Galderma opens ME office in Dubai

Global dermatology leader Galderma has opened its branch office in Dubai Healthcare City.   As the regional headquarters for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, the Dubai office, spearheaded by Hesham AbdAllah, regional director, will serve as a hub for the

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