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Act quickly against climate-linked health risks: WHO

The health sector needs to act quickly and assertively to promote climate-smart strategies, climate and health experts warned at a global conference on health and climate, which opened today in Geneva. The health sector needs to act quickly and assertively to promote climate-smar

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WHO urges stiff regulation on e-cigarettes

The World Health Organization (WHO) stepped up its war on "Big Tobacco" on Tuesday, calling for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors. In a long-awaited report that will be debated by member states at a

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Burjeel pledges 1,000 free cardiac surgeries

Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi’s leading tertiary care facility, has announced its plans to carry out 1,000 cardiac surgeries for free to help the needy. Burjeel Hospital recently completed its compassionate community initiative to provide 100 free cardiac surgeries dedicated

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WHO set to host global health, climate summit

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to host a three-day conference in Geneva aiming to help countries better protect human health from risks associated with climate change. The first Global Conference on Health and Climate will begin tomorrow (August 27) at WHO Headquarter

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Masdar’s role in renewable energy in focus

Masdar’s role in the development and deployment of renewable energy and clean technology in the UAE and globally was the focus of a briefing to US Congressional delegates recently. The delegation of eight representatives from the US Congress visited Masdar City as part of t

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Dubai to launch medical tourism packages

A range of medical tourism packages for residents and visitors will be launched during an upcoming health regulations summit in Dubai, said a top Dubai Health Authority official. The first edition of Health Regulations Conference will take place on October 22 and 23 at Conrad Hot

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New committee targets Bahrain’s health sector

A new committee to support free consultations to private sector health clinics has been formed by the Bahrain Small and Medium Enterprises Development Society. The ‘Private Clinics and Health Centers Development Committee’ is chaired by Dr Fadheela Mohammad and is aim

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96pc Mena consider ‘going green’ important

About 96 per cent of the Middle East and North Africa region has a keen desire to adopt a greener lifestyle, both at work and at home, said a recent report. Bayt.com’s recently conducted poll ‘Green Workplaces in the Middle East and North Africa,’ found that 80

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New healthcare facilities deal in GCC to top $9bn

GCC is on track to record more than $9.5 billion in new contracts for medical facilities by the end of the year, reflecting a 25 per cent increase over 2013, a report said. Dubai expects 500,000 patients for treatment by 2020 as part of its drive to become a centre for medical ex

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SKMC launches special healthcare facilities

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has launched an emergency room and a speciality clinic and has arranged urgent care visits for the first half of the year, a report said. The hospital recorded 34,838 visits to the

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