Thursday 20 July 2017

Dubai Hospital receives Guinness World Record

Dubai Hospital’s Dr Fariborz Bagheri, head of the Urology Department, has received a Guinness World Record for removing the world’s largest kidney from a 56-year-old Emirati man. The record was attained, after months of verifying the data by the Guinness World Record,


India rolls out first solar-powered train

India has launched its first solar-powered train, which it is hoped will save around 21,000 litres of diesel a year, as the government attempts to make the country's vast rail network more environmentally friendly, reported The Independent Online. The new 1,600 horse


Weightmonitor UAE redesigns app interface

Weightmonitor UAE, the region’s first weight monitoring app has redesigned its interface to be user-friendly and increasingly convenient for the Middle Eastern fitness and nutrition market. Weightmonitor UAE is a free mobile app meant for the time scarce modern generation t


UAE donates $30m to global polio eradication drive

The UAE has donated $30 million to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in the US city of Atlanta that will help drop the level of global polio infections down to zero. This was announced by UAE Ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba as he joined Gates Foundation co-chairman Bi


Dubai Customs in tie-up for ambulance services

Dubai Customs signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Corporation for ambulance services to enhance mutual cooperation in training between the two parties. The MoU was signed by Ahmed Mahbooh Musabih, director of Dubai Customs and Khalifa Hassan Aldrai, executive di


United Nations selects Dubai as data hub for Menasa

Dubai has been selected to be a regional hub for city data for the Mena and South Asia (Menasa) region at the UN headquarters in New York City, enabling the Emirate to drive progress towards the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Discussions are already underway between


Al Nahdi to provide consultancy to Imdad project

Al Nahdi Medical Company, a leading Saudi Arabian retail pharmacy chain, recently signed a consultation services contract for Imdad Project Al-Hamdan Consultation Office (HCO). The contract was signed by Yasser Juhraji, Al Nahdi CEO and Simon Pines, general manager of Al Hamdan O


$371bn a year - the cost of reaching global health goals

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) health targets would require new investments increasing over time from an initial $134 billion annually to $371 billion, or $58 per person, by 2030, says a study. The SDG Health Price Tag, published today in The Lancet Global Healt


Metito CEO named goodwill envoy for eradicating malnutrition

The Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), the intergovernmental observer to the UN Economic and Social Council, has appointed Mutaz Ghandour, chairman and CEO of Metito Holdings, as a Goodwill Ambassador.   Ghandour said:


Cleveland Abu Dhabi launches ‘State of the Clinic’ report

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi today launched the first edition of its ‘State of the Clinic’ annual report, a publication that documents the hospital’s yearly activities and milestones. The report includes the number of patients served, growing caregiver capacity, i

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