Sunday 12 July 2020

Three startups win contest to ramp up Dubai’s Covid response

Dubai-based ventures Robomask, CoviBot Pro and Vision Health have emerged winners in a competition challenging entrepreneurs and startups to create an innovative product or service to boost the UAE’s response to Covid-19 pandemic using next-generation technology, media or design.


Culligan ramps up production to meet Mideast sanitiser demand

Water treatment specialist Culligan Middle East has ramped up production of its sanitiser at the Dubai manufacturing plant to meet demand from Middle East, Africa and other GCC countries amid Covid-19 pandemic.   Developed from an existing water treatment produc


Covid-19 stalls progress on global goals, says UN body

The coronavirus crisis is pushing critical economic, social and environmental development targets beyond reach, UNCTAD warned as it launched the 2020 edition of its SDG Pulse. The organization's online annual update tracking progress on a range of indicators of the UN’s


Saudi hospital successfully performs rare surgery on infant

Jeddah-based Saudi German Hospital, one of the largest private healthcare provider groups in the Mena region, said it has successfully performed a surgical procedure on a newborn suffering from a rare congenital condition called Congenital Thoracoschisis.   


WHO announces independent evaluation of Covid-19 response

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General today announced the initiation of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPR) to evaluate the world’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.   In remarks to WHO Member States, Directo


Hikma completes $500m Eurobond issue

Hikma Pharmaceuticals, the multinational pharmaceutical company rated BBB- / stable (S&P) and Ba1 / stable (Moody’s), announces that it has successfully completed a $500 million 5-year Eurobond, which will carry an annual coupon of 3.25%.   Khalid Nabi


US formally announces withdrawal from WHO

The US has formally notified its withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Secretary-General Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric, has said.   The withdrawal was announced earlier by US President Donald Trump following a row over WHO's Covid-


Mulk Healthcare launches the Middle East’s first E-Hospital

Mulk Healthcare has launched the Middle East’s first digital hospital – with a network of 2,000 doctors and access to the best diagnostic clinics, hospitals and medical experts.   For patients, E-Hospital offers complete end-to-end services from book


NMC launches new cosmetic surgery hospital

NMC Healthcare has officially launched its new CosmeSurge Hospital in Jumeirah. The facility, completed in December of last year, specialises in providing cosmetic surgeries.   Located near the iconic Burj Al Arab, the hospital is the 17th branch of the CosmeSur


UAE to conduct 2m Covid-19 tests in next two months

The UAE Government will complete more than two million Covid-19 tests during the next two months to continue to curb the spread of the virus.   The announcement was made at the UAE Government’s regular media briefing wherein Dr Amna Al Dahak Al Shamsi, off

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