Sunday 1 February 2015

US experts review sickle cell treatment in Bahrain

A team of US experts will report back to Bahrain’s Health Ministry within a month after conducting a review of the kingdom’s sickle cell disease (SCD) treatment programme. The four-member team from Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) Sickle Cell Centre for Adul


Medanta to open multi-specialty hospital in DHCC

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a leading healthcare free zone, is set to establish the first UAE-based hospital of a leading Indian healthcare provider Medanta. The planned Medanta Hospital in DHCC’s Phase 1 will have a capacity of approximately 250 beds, and will cater to a


Philips introduces digital pathology solution in Middle East

Philips, a leading multinational technology company, has announced that the Philips Digital Pathology Solution is available for diagnostic use in the Middle East. Pathologists are able to leverage the connected solution for primary diagnosis of pathology cases, simplifying the sl


Merck, EDS launch diabetes education programme in UAE

Merck, a leader in pharmaceutical, chemical and life-science products, in collaboration with Emirates Diabetes Society (EDS), has announced the start of Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) in Diabetes education, in the UAE. The programme is for medical, nursing and pharmacy


Medical equipment trade between Brazil-Arab region up 32pc

The trade activity of medical equipment between Brazil and the Arab region has grown 32 per cent to $4.39 million during the period from January to November last year, as compared to $3.33 million during the same period the previous year, according to a report. The Arab-Brazilian


Siemens launches new point-of-care cardiac analyser

Siemens Healthcare’s Diagnostics Division has unveiled its latest point-of-care acute care analyser for the management of patients with cardiovascular disease symptoms at the ongoing Arab Health 2015 in Dubai. The Stratus CS 200 Acute Care Diagnostic System has been designe


DHCC adds 34 countries to licensing framework

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the world’s largest healthcare free zone, has added 34 countries to the licensing framework for its healthcare and CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) professionals, totalling to 63 countries. Professionals from these new countries mus


Gulf donors commit $39m for vaccine initiative

Gulf donors have committed more than $39 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, with significant contributions from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman. Saudi Arabia has announced a $25 million pledge, Qatar has committed $10 million and Oman announced a $3 million commitment to the vac


Burjeel performs ‘world’s first’ 4 joint replacement surgery

Dubai’s Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, one of the top most medical facilities in the region, recently performed the world’s first simultaneous four joint surgery. The surgery was performed by Dr Samih Tarabichi, the director general at the Hospital and Tarabic


American Hospital Dubai appoints new CEO

The American Hospital Dubai, a leading medical facility in the region, has appointed Peter Makowski as its chief executive officer (CEO) to lead the next phase of the hospital’s development. The current expansion plans comprise increasing clinical services and facilities at

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