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 location Pharmaceutical 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...