Wednesday 29 January 2020

GCC healthcare market ‘on track to hit $70bn’

The healthcare market in the GCC is estimated to be worth $70 billion, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5 percent, said experts at a forum on the penultimate day of the four-day Arab Health 2020 in Dubai, UAE. Conversation at the inaugural Health


Abu Dhabi to host the largest youth engagement

The largest youth engagement event in the Middle East, The Middle East Youth Expo 2020, will take place at Mubadala Arena located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi from February 3 to 5, 2020.    The three-day festival style event is the first of its kind in t


Life-saving alternative heart valve procedures on show

An aging population coupled with poor lifestyle choices continue to be a leading cause of cardio vascular diseases (CVDs) in the Middle East.    As a result, patients continue to look for alternative and minimally invasive surgical heart procedures that wil


American Hospital, Etisalat Digital launch telehealth service

American Hospital, part of Mohamed & Obaid Al Mulla Group and one of the leading pioneers of private healthcare in the Middle East, has partnered with Etisalat Digital to launch the first-of-its-kind telehealth service in the private sector. The service is a continuation of A


Coronavirus death toll passes 130 in China

The total number of deaths from the flu-like virus rose by 26 on Tuesday to 132, while the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,459 to a total of 5,974 in China, said the country’s National Health Commission on Wednesday. The number of people confirmed with the virus rose to


Bee’ah wins big Egypt waste management contract

Bee’ah, a UAE-based sustainability and environmental services pioneer, has been appointed as the waste management partner for Egypt’s new Administrative Capital Being developed by the Administrative Capital for Urban Development, it is one of the largest urban develop


Dubai to host World Hospital Congress in 2021

Dubai will kick off the 45th edition of the World Hospital Congress (WHC) in 2021, under the theme ‘Achieving Sustainability and How Should We Look in 2030?’. Organized by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with the International Hospital Federation (IH


GE Healthcare unveils new imaging tech at Arab Health

GE Healthcare has launched more than 30 new imaging intelligent applications and smart devices designed to drive efficiency in clinics and hospitals, aiming to double productivity for systems by 2025 at the ongoing Arab Health in Dubai. For healthcare executives, the new offering


Regional healthcare costs at 3 times the rate of inflation

Medical costs will continue to outpace general inflation by close to 3 times with the regional average expected to be 13.6 per cent in 2019, says the Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) Key Medical Trends in the Middle East and North Africa report.    This is antic


Cranmore Partners joins WGEO private sector platform

Cranmore Partners Limited (Cranmore), an advisory firm specialising on the funding of infrastructure projects in greater Middle East and Africa, has announced its participation at the World Green Economy Organisation (WGEO) private sector platform, emphasising its commitment to support the gl

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