Sunday 20 October 2019

Bahrain hospital launches drive to cut antibiotics use

Bahrain Specialist Hospital has recently implemented its Antibiotic Stewardship Program that aims to curtail the overuse of antibiotics among patients and helps minimize the prescription of antibiotics to bare necessity. The hospital has dedicated necessary human, financial and i


Obesity rates soar over global diet shift: UN

Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer from hunger, said the UN’s food agency FAO. On World Food Day, which falls on October 16, FAO, is c


APM Terminals Bahrain joins ‘Go Green’ initiative

For the fifth consecutive year, APM Terminals, the operator of Bahrain's Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP), has joined forces with international port operators to participate in the global initiative ‘Go Green’.    The annual campaign organised


Al-Futtaim launches healthcare hub in UAE

Dubai-based Al-Futtaim, a leading diversified business group, has today (October 16) announced the launch of Al-Futtaim Health and its HealthHub which will bring specialised care to residents across the UAE. Launching with ten clinics initially, the HealthHub roadmap includes 26


Frankfurt expo to show recyclable strip packaging

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Romaco Siebler and foil specialist Huhtamaki will show the first recyclable strip packaging for pharmaceutical solids at the CPhI Worldwide running from November 5 to 7 in Frankfurt, Germany. The companies will launch the market’s first ever recy


Virgin Megastore UAE switches to biodegradable bags

Virgin Megastores in the UAE said it has replaced all its plastic shopping bags in the UAE with fully biodegradable bio-cassava bags from Avani and called on shoppers to take a stand and avoid using single-use plastic. Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Megastores, announcing the


BDFEX targets localization of healthcare products

The upcoming first edition of Business Development and Investment in Healthcare and Medical Industries Forum (BDFEX) in Bahrain will focus on the localization of healthcare products in the kingdom, said event organisers. Raja Zayani, a member of the organizing committee of BDFEX


Target net zero gas emissions, says Aramco CTO

The challenge for our generation is to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, within this century, said Ahmad O Al-Khowaiter, Saudi Aramco’s chief technology officer, at the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum in Kyoto, Japan. The STS forum, an annual internat


Regional clinical lab market worth $10bn, say experts

The region’s clinical laboratory services market is estimated to be worth around $8 - $10 billion growing at a CAGR of 6 per cent - 8 per cent until 2025, said the organisers of the upcoming Saudi Laboratory Congress in Jeddah, citing a Colliers International report. The 20


Oman announces plans to build $1.4bn medical city

Oman's health ministry has announced plans to build the sultanate's first medical city over a sprawling 5-million-sq-m area in the Barka region. The project, being developed at a cost of RO479 million ($1.24 billion), is yet another initiative under the country’s Tanfeedh

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