Tuesday 5 May 2015

Moorfields to display latest innovations at heath conference

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, one of the Middle East’s leading eye hospitals, will hold a presentation and display its latest innovations while participating in the Digital Health Live 2015 conference and exhibition taking place in Dubai, UAE. The conference will bring tog


Washington world's most dangerous city for babies

Washington has the highest infant mortality rate of all the world's richest capitals, according to a survey highlighting the failure of the world's wealthiest country to prevent high rates of child deaths among its poorest citizens. Save the Children said in a study on Tu


Sanofi in deal to train UAE family physicians

The World Organisation of Family Medicine (Wonca) East Mediterranean Region and Sanofi, a global healthcare leader,  have signed a two-year agreement to deliver a series of educational training sessions to family physicians in the UAE. To be conducted over two years, the par


Bahrain plans new drug rehab centre

A new drug abuse rehabilitation centre could be built in the Isa Town district of Bahrain amid claims that more than half of the population of the kingdom suffer from some sort of addiction, a report said. The topic was raised at the Southern Municipal Council when it heard the r


US state declares emergency over bird flu

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency on Friday due to a rapidly expanding avian flu outbreak, saying the entire state was at risk from the spread of the disease. The announcement, which gives authorities powers to enforce preventative measures, was made soon


One-third Europeans ‘potentially expose to asbestos’

One third of the 900 million people living in European countries are potentially exposed to asbestos at work and in the environment, according to a new United National report. A high-level meeting on environment and health in Europe appealed urgently to all European countries to


Vifor Pharma opens office in Dubai

Vifor Pharma, a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of iron deficiency, has opened its first office in Dubai, UAE, as part of its plans to expand its presence in the Middle East. The firm will play a signi


NMC to acquire 2 UAE healthcare service providers

NMC Health, a leading integrated private healthcare provider operating across the UAE and a top provider of fertility treatments through its Spanish subsidiary Clinica Eugin, has signed agreements to acquire two UAE-based healthcare services providers. The two providers are the A


Saudi health centre deploys safety culture analytics engine

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, a leading tertiary healthcare institution in Saudi Arabia, has deployed the Health Matrix and Synensis to conduct and supply actionable and valid patient safety culture measurements. The engagement will provide actionable and v


DHCC in deal to boost healthcare capacity

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the world’s largest healthcare free zone, and Mediclinic Middle East, have partnered to build healthcare capacity through clinical and professional development, academic programmes and research. The agreement was signed by Dr Raja Al Gurg, vice

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