Monday 14 July 2014

Abraaj acquires majority stake in Tunisian hospital

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, has acquired a majority stake in Polyclinique Taoufik, a leading private hospital in Tunisia, through its funds.   Based in Tunis, Clinique Taoufik was one of the first private healthcare i


Stirling Group acquires Altor Risk

Dubai-based Stirling Group, a leader in health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) services, has  acquired Altor Risk Group. The acquisition aims to  create a major new force in global health, safety, security, environment and risk management, said a statement.


Emirates, India hospital deal offers special fares

Dubai-based Emirates has teamed up with top healthcare provider Apollo Hospitals to offer specially formulated fares for round-trip flights on the airline to the hospital’s flagship locations in India. As part of this tie-up, the patients and their attendants from 19 countr


Amadeus Egypt backs children’s cancer treatment

Amadeus, a leading technology partner to the travel industry, has announced today its pledge to donate ten piasters to Cairo University’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) per travel segment booked on its platform during Ramadan. Proceeds will go to helping cure children with


US anthrax probe reveals new bird flu mishap

Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. The U.S. Centers for Disea


'Combining vaccines may help eradicate polio'

Combining two types of polio vaccine, including one that is injected rather than given orally, appears to give better immunity and could speed efforts to eradicate the crippling disease, scientists said.   British and Indian researchers said the inactivated poli


Dubai dental college, Julphar in scholarship deal

Dubai College of Dental Medicine (DCDM), a part of Dubai Healthcare City’s integrated academic and clinical operations, signed a scholarship deal with Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar) to support the UAE’s Ministry of Health dentists.   As per


US drugmaker AbbVie offers $51bn for Shire

US drugmaker AbbVie raised its offer for London-listed hyperactivity and rare diseases specialist Shire to 30.1 billion pounds ($51.3 billion) on Tuesday, hoping to win over its reluctant target after three earlier offers were rejected. The latest 51.15 pounds a share cash-and-st


Bahrain hospital blames unpaid bills in wages row

A private hospital in Bahrain has blamed non-payment of medical bills by patients for delays in paying its own staff.   The cash crunch at the International Hospital of Bahrain (IHB) has resulted in 23 doctors and employees resigning since last year, its head of


P&G, Carrefour launch Unicef vaccine drive in UAE

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has launched its Pampers-Unicef campaign in the UAE in collaboration with Majid Al Futtaim’s Carrefour stores.   The initiative is being run out across Carrefour stores in UAE as well as its online store. It will run until De

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