Saturday 24 July 2021

Vaccine inequity weakening global economic recovery: WHO

Covid-19 vaccine inequity will have a lasting and profound impact on socio-economic recovery in low- and lower-middle income countries without urgent action to boost supply and assure equitable access for every country, including through dose sharing, a report said. An accelerati


WHO-WTO dialogue targets higher vaccine output

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) on July 21 hosted a high-level dialogue aiming to identify obstacles and propose solutions for increasing vaccine production. The event, which was held under the Chatham House Rule, also discussed closing


Siemens Gamesa unveils ambitious Sustainability Vision

Siemens Gamesa has raised the bar, launching an ambitious Sustainability Vision towards 2040 to ensure its contribution has the most significant impact on the future.   “At the heart of everything we do is a deep desire to improve our world through the pro


Bacteria can recover precious metals from EV batteries

Coventry University’s Centre for Sports, Exercise and Life Sciences researchers have developed a new solution for recycling electric vehicle (EV) batteries by recovering all metals in them using a process called bioleaching.   Bioleaching, also known as bi


Dryad Networks launches Silvanet

Environmental IoT startup Dryad Networks has joined the fight against climate change with the launch of Silvanet, its large-scale IoT network for the ultra-early detection of wildfires. In a forest near Berlin, the firm successfully conducted the first live demonstration.  &


Element supports a ‘Covid-safe’ return to offices

Element Materials Technology (Element) has launched a new air dispersion modelling service aimed at supporting the transition to office working in a ‘Covid-safe’ manner by assessing ventilation quality.   In response to the onset of the Covid-19 pand


EHS launches Risk Management & Patient Safety smart system

The Emirates Health Services (EHS) has recently launched a new smart system for risk management and patient safety covering 17 hospitals and 73 primary health care centres across the country.    The newly launched system aims to improve quality programmes t


Memories Healthcare welcomes Gawah as equity partner

Memories Healthcare Holdings (MHH) has welcomed Gawah Holdings Inc. (GWH) on to its cap table as its first external shareholder, bringing an additional area of focus into the Mena region for the business. MHH has also welcomed Suhail Al Ansari, co-founder and MHH board-appointee


Cleveland Clinic runs pharmacy residency programme

Three UAE nationals will be among the first in the country to graduate from a rigorous pharmacy residency programme that is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).   Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Postgraduate Year One Pharmac


Kamco Invest exits stake in Planet Pharmacies

Kamco Invest, a regional non-banking financial powerhouse in the region, has successfully exited the 60% stake in Planet Pharmacies, held by Kamco Invest private equity funds and co-investors, to Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar). Since its establishment in 2007, Planet Ph

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