Friday 22 September 2017

Dubai Science Park sets blueprint for pharma sector

Dubai Science Park (DSP), the region’s first business community dedicated to science sector, said it has achieved significant progress in identifying, developing and promoting opportunities in the emirate’s pharmaceutical and medical equipment sector. The achievement


Saudi group awards $37m hospital expansion contract

Saudi-based Dallah Health Company has awarded a SR140 million ($37.3 million) contract to Youssef Marroun Contracting Company for expansion of the western side of the Dallah Hospital - Al-Nakheel in capital Riyadh. The scope of work includes some mechanical, electrical and plumbi


AccessAbilities Expo to showcase latest technology

More than 50 million people with determination across the Middle East will get an opportunity to explore the world’s latest and smart assistive technology products and solutions at the upcoming AccessAbilities Expo in Dubai, UAE. The Middle East’s largest expo for peo


Impact Investing: do good and do well

The need is immense in terms of infrastructure, jobs and capacity building in our neighbourhood.  Impact investments  provide both ROI as well as the social return, writes Shainoor Khoja, MD, Foundation Holdings’ Value Healthcare Platform, in an article to Trade


Abraaj Group enters healthcare deal with IFRC

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in growth markets, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide education, primary care interventions and more complex treatment for NCDs, communicable d


University Hospital Sharjah names new CEO

University Hospital Sharjah (UHS), the leading healthcare provider in the emirate, has announced the appointment of Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali as its new CEO effective immediately. Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali will be responsible for overall control, strategic direction, operational planning and


NMC Healthcare wins Superbrands award

UAE-based NMC Healthcare has won the 'Brand of the Year' award at the 13th annual Superbrands tribute event, recently held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. Sixty-four leading brands from the UAE were awarded Superbrands status and the 2017 Superbrands


Healthpoint wins US ECRI accreditation

Healthpoint, a multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE has become the first hospital in the UAE to be awarded the ‘Certificate for Best Practice in Patient Safety’, after achieving an accreditation from the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI). The facility has


Mena 'in need of over 3,000 hospitals by 2020'

More than 3,000 new hospitals will have to be built in five major cities across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region by 2022 to cater to the growing healthcare demand of the citizens, said a report by leading property expert JLL. With the current shortage of hospitals,


UAE patients 'highest spending' medical tourists in S. Korea

More than 3,562 UAE tourists had visited Korea for medical purposes in 2016, reflecting a 20.9 per cent increase as compared to the previous year, a recent report from the Korea National Tourism Organization showed. As such, a total of 364,189 tourists coming from 190 countries w

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