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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Centre (DGFC) plans to shut down their fertility centre following the decision of Ministry of Health to ban the practice of storing embryos. DGFC helped to bring out over 180 successful births. The centre celebrated...
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...
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...
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...
One of the biggest devil on earth--diabetes According to a report by World Health Organization (WHO), Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number one cause of deaths globally claiming more lives annually than from any other cause. CVD is a major complication of...
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...
Finland Returns to Arab Health, Dubai 2018 with their Latest Technology in the Healthcare Sector  Over 35 Finnish companies will be returning to the Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, the largest healthcare exhibition and medical congress in the Middle East....
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...
Blood samples collected from heart patients can lead to anemia. A new study based in St. Luke?s Hospital, United States of America revealed that when patients go to hospitals due to heart attacks, such a high amount of blood is...
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...
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 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...
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 digitization of healthcare is upon us. More hospitals and healthcare providers are implementing computerized patient records, physician order entry systems (CPOE), treatment histories, and even billing information. An Electronic Health Record (EHR) system has major benefits such as: Increasing...
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...
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 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...
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...
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 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...