Monday 18 October 2021

MPC takes operational control of all Thumbay pharmacies

Modern Pharmaceutical Company (MPC), a part of Albatha Holding, has reached an agreement with Thumbay Group, a major player in the UAE healthcare sector, to take full operational control of all its pharmacies with immediate effect.   Under this deal, Thumbay and


Bahrain Specialist Hospital celebrates 19th anniversary

Since its founding in 2002, the Bahrain Specialist Hospital (BSH) has dedicated itself to providing high-quality healthcare that is easily accessible to the communities in Bahrain.    BSH has been credited to be the first hospital in the country to have rec


Cura announces a $4m Series-A investment from ELM, Wa’ed

Cura, Saudi-based leading telehealth startup, has announced closing SR15 million ($4 million) Series-A investment from ELM and Wa'ed (the entrepreneurship arm of Saudi Aramco).    Established in 2016 by software engineers Wael Kabli and Mohammad Zekrall


Life expectancy on the rise; hits 73.4 years, says WHO

Life expectancy has increased by more than six years globally, from 66.8 in 2000 to 73.4 years in 2019, said the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a new report. And with better health care, medical progress and improved living conditions, this number is expected to rise to 80 by


St. Regis launches Pinktober campaign in aid of Al Jalila

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, have launched initiatives as part of Abu Dhabi Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts PINKtober campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  


Honeywell showcasing future-ready solutions at Gitex

Honeywell is presenting its latest digital solutions that will play a key role in enabling the rapid recovery and future growth in the retail, logistics and healthcare sectors at Gitex 2021.The event is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 17 to 21.  


Saudi Arabia names new health, hajj ministers

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a royal order appointing Fahad bin Abdulrahman bin Dahes Al Jalajel as the new health minister replacing Dr Tawfiq bin Fawzan bin Mohammed Al Rabiah, who takes over the Hajj and Umrah ministry, reported SPA.  


Mars targets net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Mars, a global leader in confectionery, food, and pet care products and services, has announced its commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its full value chain by 2050. The plan aligns with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement to limit globa


Fine Hygienic Holding invests $8.2m in new Gambini line

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has upgraded its paper product capabilities by investing $8.2 million in a new line taking its total investment in the UAE to over $136 million.   One of the world’s leading wellness groups and manufacturer of hygienic paper pro


Abu Dhabi DoE and Khalifa University sign clean energy MoU

The Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi (DoE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Khalifa University of Science and Technology to strengthen Abu Dhabi's position as a global hub for clean energy.   The two entities will collaborate to find solu

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