-Deloitte: Saudi Arabia spends 4.3% of GDP on health care -Deloitte: Health care delivery in the Middle East is dominated by the public sector"The fastest-growing region in the coming years could be the Middle East and Africa, where spending is...
Dubai Courts has introduced a new programme named 'Twitter Visit' which aims to boost confidence in the Dubai judicial system, both locally and internationally.The Dubai government has wisely harnessed the power of social media to disseminate information to engage...
KFH Research latest report says the Qatar healthcare sector is expected to boom with the rapid increase in population due to large-scale projects announced and the 2022 FIFA World Cup.Qatar’s economy has been performing well which translates positively towards...
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced an initiative to mobile-enable the various services it provides to residents.A top DHA official has said that hospital beds and waiting areas of all health centres, including hospitals and specialty centres will be...
The healthcare sector in Saudi Arabia may come under tremendous pressure and fail to meet the growing healthcare needs of the country if the private sector does not step up and contribute. A report by Deloitte reveals that some provinces...
It can be said that electronic media is a force that has led to the building of partnerships among different organisations, both local and national, to ensure continued development of society at large.Investment in GCC eHealth can help promote...
During an event hosted at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai today, MSD announced the launch of a new fertility treatment; MSD Elonva, that is expected to bring new hope to thousands of couples across the country. (MSD Elonva Corifollitropin...
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, pledged a donation of USD 120 million (AED 440 million) in support of a child health initiative to eradicate polio by 2018, worldwide. The prime...
A GCC Healthcare Report by Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz) highlights that healthcare expenditures in the region are expected to surge to USD 79 billion in 2015. Currently, five major healthcare projects are under completion in the six Gulf countries. Public...
One in two top pharma company managers expect share of revenues coming from emerging markets to exceed 30% by 2018 We are witnessing an influx of global pharma manufacturers focusing on optimising their Middle East operations and setting up...
DNA Integrative Medicine & Wellness Center could turn out to be the UAE's prime destination for Medical Tourism. Hailed as a landmark medical treatment centre, it will be launched May 14th, 2013 on Saadiyat Island. The centre will be...
A new medicine for endometriosis was announced during the two-day Obs-Gyne Exhibition & Congress, held March 31 - April 2, 2013, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, UAE. Previously, the only remedy available for the medical condition...
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company has announced tenders for development of a major new healthcare project in Abu Dhabi.Also known as SEHA, the company has issued a statement inviting bids for the construction of a new Sheikh Khalifa...
The government of Kuwait is seeking to propose an increase in medical fees for expatriates living in the country. The medical services previously have been available free of charge (or at minimal costs) to the expatriates. The Ministry of Health...
Pfizer, a major player in the global pharmaceutical industry, has announced that it will soon begin construction work on a new manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia.Foundation stone for the new facility has been laid in King Abdullah Economic City...
Major investments in the healthcare sector and an easy visa regime ay help Dubai to become the global health tourism hub and attract millions of tourists to the emirate each year.The head of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) believes that...
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Governments are to face unprecedented demands in healthcare in the coming decades, partly owing to the high prevalence of chronic diseases like diabetes.The current model where most of the direct healthcare costs are taken...
Jordan's pharmaceutical exports made impressive gains in the regional and global market, witnessing an increase of 20 per cent in 2012.The growth in exports was recorded despite adverse regional conditions and other difficulties facing the industry. According to Mohammad...
The government of UAE has adopted a favorable policy to promote accessibility of healthcare facilities and welcome a greater number of highly qualified medical to the emirate.Speaking to Arab News on the sidelines of the Government Summit, Dr. Salem...
New figures released by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health reveal that the healthcare sector created thousands of jobs, with 1,364 specialists recruited from abroad, last year.A total of 2,087 consultant physicians were appointed at various levels to provide health...
Jones Lang LaSalle report sees life sciences sector place greater emphasis on Asia as a market, manufacturing and R&D locationPharmaceutical multinationals are reinforcing their presence in Asia, according to Jones Lang LaSalle's latest Global Life Sciences Cluster Report. Widening...
The Doha-based Sidra Medical and Research Center, slated to open next year, plans to hire over 4,500 medical staff over the next two years.The state-of-the-art medical facility will provide healthcare services focused on obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. The hiring...
Dubai-based private equity investor Abraaj has announced its plans to make an investment in Vine Pharmaceuticals, the largest pharmacy retail chain in Uganda.Abraaj is involved with the International Finance Corporation, The African Development Bank, DEG and Bill & Melinda...
The Sultanate of Oman has announced its plans to spend an estimated USD 1.5 billion on the construction of a medical complex.According to Ahmed Al Qasmi, director general for planning at the health ministry, the government would be inviting...
Arab Health 2013 opens its doors for 38th year focusing on diabetes, complementary medicine and big data.Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, the Middle East's largest healthcare event, which takes place from 28-31 January 2013 at the Dubai International Convention...
A new study has warned that growing depression among Middle East population could result in impairment of social, familial and work role functioning.Published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, the study points out that almost 7 percent of population...
The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced its plans to regulate the services provided through health insurance by the first quarter of 2013. The move comes in view of increasing number of complaints regarding insurance fraud, abuse, and cases...
The GCC region is responding well to increasing healthcare requirements of its population by investing heavily in healthcare information technology (IT). According to a new report by Frost & Sullivan, GCC governments will be required to invest more than...
Kuwait said on Monday it wants to raise the amount of revenue set aside in a rainy day fund to 25% from 10% in the 2012-2013 budget.The Kuwaiti cabinet asked the finance ministry to put the change in the budget, the...
A Libyan official said on Saturday his government will hire a Jordanian firm to help process financial claims filed by hospitals in Amman that treated around 55,000 injured patients flown from Libya over the past year.Private Hospitals Association chairman...
Jordan has demanded Libya to pay more than $200 million in medical and hotel bills for tens of thousands of Libyans who were flown for hospital treatment in Amman after the overthrow of Gaddafi’s regime in an armed uprising.The Hashemite Kingdom, a...
The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water announced on Tuesday it is lifting the ban on the import of British beef and British beef products with immediate effect. The news comes at a time when British farmers and the wider...
Soft drink addicts would have to pay 50% more for their favourite beverage as authorities in the Gulf are pondering to impose a tax on these products, media reports suggested on Tuesday.The proposed tax will hit tobacco users as...
The Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) has signed an agreement with Jordan’s Ministry of Labour to develop, train, and employ nursing graduates from Jordan in its Dubai campus.“Jordan’s healthcare infrastructure is taking dynamic strides and making rapid progress. Although we...
Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Mubadala Healthcare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate pertaining to areas such as knowledge-sharing, partnership initiatives and improved access to care for patients in Dubai.The initial focus will be on three of Mubadala...
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have given strong indications of doubling customs tariffs on cigarette and other tobacco imports from next month.According to a senior Saudi official, finance ministers from six Gulf states scheduled to meet in May to approve...
According to a new study, old people who are particular about dental hygiene are likely to be free from heart attack or stroke in comparison to their peers who are less concerned about their oral hygiene.Around 22,000 Taiwanese adults...
Authorities in Dubai have announced hiking the price of cigarettes from August as part of their wider campaign to reduce cardiovascular diseases in the emirate and counter under-age tobacco usage.Tobacco products in Dubai cost an average AED8 (US$2.2), but...
A recent study has found that, patients who have robot-assisted surgeries on their kidneys or prostrate have shorter hospital stays and lower risk of having blood transfusion or dying, but the bill is significantly higher.Analysis which appeared in the...
Tian Shan Xue Lian is a rare white flower found in snow-capped mountains. It is revered as a panacea and an elixir so powerful that can bring the dead back to life. This cusped, wrinkly flower, the size of...